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July 7 (UPI) -- Researchers found in a recent study that spider silk partially yields when twisted, which prevents rappelling spiders from spinning out of control. The study, published in the July edition of Applied Physics Letters, showed that, unlike...
June 27 (UPI) -- According to new research in England, several unregulated chemicals may be delaying the recovery of the ozone. The depletion of the ozone in the 1970s and 80s was caused by the proliferation of chlorofluorocarbons, chlorine derivatives...
July 27 (UPI) -- New DNA analysis has unlocked several secrets of the water bear, known to scientists as tardigrades. The fresh tardigrade genome sequence offers new clues to the water bear's hardiness, as well as the identities of its...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong-based startup CompareAsiaGroup has secured $50 million in funding from investors led by the World Bank's commercial lending arm, as the personal finance management platform looks to develop its technology and launch more products....
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Axis Bank Ltd, India's seventh-biggest lender by assets, said on Thursday it had agreed to buy mobile payments wallet provider FreeCharge from e-commerce company Snapdeal for 3.85 billion rupees ($60.04 million). The deal comes as FreeCharge's...
By Lauren Hirsch and Jeffrey Dastin Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7...
HONG KONG Malaysian wireless carrier Maxis Bhd plans to raise up to $406 million in a share offering to pay down debt and finance the potential acquisition of mobile phone waves, IFR reported on Monday, citing a term sheet...
Aug. 11 (UPI) -- NASA's own TV channel is scheduled to broadcast a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The walk will take place on August 17, and coverage will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. The spacewalk will be...
June 25 (UPI) -- From Sonic the Hedgehog to Madden '94, every Sega game ever created will be available to play for free on your cell phone. Sega Forever will eventually offer "every Sega game ever released from every console...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features. The Android device, due...

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