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Fake Names Better on Comments: Study

Researchers find quality of anonymous in the Disqus platform outshines commenters who use real names or prefer anonymity.

China's Internet Users Cross 500 Million

China's Internet population passed the half billion mark at the end of 2011 after the country added 28 million new users during the second half of the year.

Tablets will Kill Laptops, Say Nearly Half of Americans

Users are taken with tablets -- but they aren't ditching the increasingly ultraportable laptops as fast as the doomsday predictions suggest.


Smartphones on Rampage: Next, Camcorders

After killing point-and-shoot cameras and GPS units, smartphones take aim to slaughter camcorders.


Commerce Report Urges U.S. to Boost Tech Efforts

Cuts in government support of research, education contribute to a trade deficit and slip in innovation, analysis warns.

Twitter Didn't Incite UK Riots, Research Shows

The government threatened to cut off access to social networks during last summer's protests, but an evaluation shows the Internet communications was used more for good than harm.

Cells Race End to End in a Petri Dish

Cells race in a Petri dish to help researchers learn about cell migration in cancer and other bodily functions


Scientists Discover Strange New 'Species' of Galaxy Unlike Any Ever Seen

This newly discovered type of galaxy is like nothing astronomers have ever seen--mainly because you can't see them with the naked eye.


NASA Declares SolarSail-D 'Mission Complete'

Over a year after launch, NASA's mission that studied the effects of orbital decay comes to an end.


Researchers Print Scaffolds for New Bones...With a Friggin' Inkjet

If you need a bone, 3D-printed scaffold replacements may be around in the next 1-2 decades.