Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

4 tips to slash unnecessary monthly expenses

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Most of us pay our bills around the beginning of the month, and about this time the stack can get pretty high - as does the hit to your bank account. If you're like me, you often think, “What can I do this month to cut my expenses, in a smart way, and waste less money while I'm at it?”


I've got some ways to do exactly that. Here are my four tips that you can implement today:


1. Cut the cost of wireless service


If you aren't locked into a contract with one of the national carriers, consider using the services of providers that might be offering a cheaper plan. 


Also look at your data usage. Maybe you can simply switch to another, less expensive plan. And once it's time to upgrade, think hard - do you really need to have that latest model of the iPhone? (You may want it, but that's another story.)  Read more...

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lady Gaga goes back to her roots, debuts new song at tiny London club

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The newest song from Lady Gaga dropped yesterday, accompanied by a social media blitz that may or may not include this very raw video of her performing the song at a tiny nightclub stage. 


We don't get to see much of the audience, but based on a number of Twitter and Instagram posts it appears that the performance occurred at the Moth Club in London. Despite the small stage, the energy and tightness of her performance is worthy of any of her arena or stadium appearances. 


According to fans, this is the first recorded performance of the song. After Gaga's done with the tune she sits down in front of a keyboard, but it's not clear if she kept going or if the clip was just a carefully staged bit of "reality" for the song's release.  Read more...

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'Hidden Figures' hidden no more as Taraji P. Henson breaks down in tears at Toronto event

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TORONTO - Hidden Figures is hidden no more. 


20th Century Fox threw a special event featuring footage from the space-race drama, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as three NASA staffers who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space. The film doesn't hit theaters until Jan. 13, but it's preparing for takeoff this awards season with a sneaky Oscar qualifying run in late December.


The Toronto International Film Festival's artistic director Cameron Bailey introduced the footage with the help of director Ted Melfi, who was unable to attend the event but sent along a video in his absence. Read more...

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