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Major step ahead for cryptography

Imagine you could work out the answer to a question, without knowing what the question was. For example, suppose someone thinks of two numbers and then asks another person to work out their sum, without letting ...

May 26, 2010 4.8 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast

Overstock.com unloads goods at Utah auction

(AP) -- Overstock.com, the online retailer known for selling distressed merchandise, was feeling a little distressed itself. With household merchandise stacking up in a warehouse, it opened the doors Thursday ...

Dec 16, 2011 2.5 / 5 (2) 1

EBay sells a piece of papal history

The online auction site eBay, with a plethora of things up for sale, recently put on the block a bit of papal history, the identity card of Albino Luciani, who later became pope John Paul I.

Jun 21, 2011 1 / 5 (1) 1