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Friday, February 27, 2015

This Unusually Short-Lived Fish Could Hold the Secrets to Getting Old


The turquoise killifish is largely unremarkable except for how fast it ages . In just three months, it goes from a spry, young fish (left) to a decrepit, old one (right). For scientists who study aging, the turquoise killifish could be the key to their future experiments.


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An interesting read via Gizmodo


Goodbye, Mr. Nimoy — What Spock Meant to One Geeky 12-Year-Old Girl

Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForrest Kelly


“Leonard Nimoy just died.”


You hear things like that in an office all the time, especially when everyone works on the internet. And normally hearing those words are sad, but you can bounce back from them. You are aware that public grief is a strange beast, made more strange by social media. Countless pieces get written on this phenomena, on participating in grief by sharing articles and ‘liking’ statuses, on whether it means anything. But at the moment, I just can’t be bothered with that kind of analysis. What we feel is real.


And Leonard Nimoy meant something to me.


[I long have, and forever shall be, your friend.]


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An interesting read via Tor.com Frontpage Partial - Blog and Story Content


Vesper: Now With Native Support for iPad and Landscape

An interesting read via Daring Fireball


Would you prefer a thinner phone or better battery life?

Despite a number of exciting (and novel) announcements related to battery technology, the sad fact is that our smartphones still need to be frequently charged. One thing that hasn't helped in prolonging the lives of our devices is a trend toward ever...

An interesting read via Engadget RSS Feed


Apple's Tim Cook takes hardline stance against consumer data sharing, government snooping and terrorism

In an interview published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his commitment to customer data privacy, saying most consumers likely do not know how dire the situation is, but will be "very offended" when they find out.

An interesting read via AppleInsider - Frontpage News