White House report embraces 'big data,' privacy rules

A study ordered by US President Barack Obama and released Thursday concludes that analysis of "big data" can help society in many ways, from improving health care to spurring economic growth.

New insights into bacterial substitute for sex

Bacteria don't have sex as such, but they can mix their genetic material by pulling in DNA from dead bacterial cells and inserting these into their own genome.

LinkedIn posts 1Q loss as expenses rise

LinkedIn suffered a first-quarter loss as the online professional networking service ramped up its investments in projects aimed at attracting more users on the lookout for better jobs and career advice.

Physicists confirm existence of new type of meson

(Phys.org) —Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University have made several important discoveries regarding the basic structure of mesons—subatomic particles long thought to be composed of one ...

Cassini spies the ice-giant planet Uranus

(Phys.org) —NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured its first-ever image of the pale blue ice-giant planet Uranus in the distance beyond Saturn's rings.

Ganymede may harbor 'club sandwich' of oceans and ice

(Phys.org) —The largest moon in our solar system, a companion to Jupiter named Ganymede, might have ice and oceans stacked up in several layers like a club sandwich, according to new NASA-funded research that models the ...

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