The Guessing Game Has Begun on the Next iPhone

Apple faces a new challenge as it prepares to introduce an updated version of the phone next month.

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A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue

A small red berry called miracle fruit temporarily rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.

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Cat puts Japan rail firm on track

A loss-making Japanese railway company is back on track thanks to the popularity of a stray cat.

Wearing a black cap and posing for photos with passengers, Tama the tabby is credited with boosting Wakayama Electric Railway’s revenue by 10%.

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Time to Buy? The Conversion of a Renter

As housing prices slowly come back to reality, buying has again started to make sense for more people, including this writer.

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Realtors Agree to Stop Blocking Web Listings

The agreement settles a Justice Department lawsuit against real estate agents who were accused of illegally blocking Internet-based brokers from accessing home listings.

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This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix

XKCD.com is serving up an online comic strip with jokes for a very specific audience: techies.

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The website is down because someone removed the X-Box

What happens when the boss mistakes an Xbox running as linux server for a xbox to play games on?

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Starting Salaries but New York Tastes

Every year around this time, postcollegiate people in their 20s flood New York City, high on ambition, meager of budget and endlessly creative when it comes to making ends meet.

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Eating Junk Food May Help Stressed-Out Monkeys Cope

… dominant females ordinarily eat a little more than the subordinates. The lower status monkeys can get as much food as they want but seem to have less of a desire to eat, perhaps because of the higher level of stress hormones in their brain.

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NYT David Brooks The Alpha Geeks

The future historians of the nerd ascendancy will likely note that the great empowerment phase began in the 1980s with the rise of Microsoft and the digital economy.

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