Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago.

Fossil site shows impact of early Jurassic's low oxygen oceans

Using a combination of fossils and chemical markers, scientists have tracked how a period of globally low ocean-oxygen turned an Early Jurassic marine ecosystem into a stressed community inhabited by only a few species.

Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies, aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, died Saturday in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40.

Toxins in water under Tennessee power plant causing alarm

Memphis residents are as proud of their sweet-tasting water as their barbecue and blues. The water—drawn from the Memphis Sand aquifer beneath this Tennessee city—is so revered that a city utility called it a "community ...

Researchers know about some deadly storms early with system

Researchers running highly detailed simulations using satellite images, radar and ground-based weather stations were able to predict a specific violent storm 90 minutes before it hit a western Oklahoma town and killed a man ...

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