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Elephants can detect human languages WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.
Black Twitter growing into online force WASHINGTON — When a U.S. jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of a black teenager, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter.
Mt. Gox files for US bankruptcy protection Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection in Dallas late Sunday, a move that will temporarily halt U.S. legal action against the Japanese company.
Snowden: reforms vindicate my classified data leaks AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (Reuters) - Former security contractor Edward Snowden, facing arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, said the changes the American government and private companies have made about managing massive amounts of data helped vindicate his leaks of classified material.
Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume TORONTO (Reuters) - New smartphone apps that link to hearing aids are helping people with impaired hearing to pump up the volume on their devices or to use them as headphones to stream phone calls, YouTube videos and music.
Zap! Australian scientists look at lasers to cull space junk SYDNEY (Reuters) - It may sound like science fiction but an Australian team is working on a project to zap orbital debris with lasers from Earth to reduce the growing amount of space junk that threatens to knock out satellites with a "cascade of collisions".
Loss of employees a blow, U.S. chipmaker says SAN FRANCISCO - Employees of Freescale Semiconductor who were on a Malaysia Airlines flight presumed to have crashed were doing sophisticated work at the U.S. chipmaker, a company spokesman said on Sunday.