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Popular supplements contain meth-like substance

8:12 AM, Oct 14, 2013

A popular and controversial sports supplement widely sold in the USA and other countries is secretly spiked with a chemical similar to methamphetamine that appears to have its origins as an illicit designer recreational drug, according to new tests by scientists in the USA and South Korea.

Physics Nobel Prize goes to 'God particle' scientists

10:25 AM, Oct 8, 2013

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to Britain's Peter W. Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert, the Nobel Committee announced in Stockholm on Tuesday.

BlackBerry agrees to sell at $4.7 B

12:21 PM, Sep 23, 2013

BlackBerry said Monday that it is working on a deal to be acquired by a group of investors led by Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings.

Apple says 2 new iPhone models coming this year

1:42 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Apple says it is planning to release two new iPhone designs later this year so it can serve more customers.

Apple expected to expand selection of iPhones

11:10 AM, Sep 9, 2013

Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will likely cast a spotlight on the gadget maker's drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.

Microsoft expected to reveal next-generation Xbox

7:27 AM, May 21, 2013

The company is set to reveal the next generation of its Xbox entertainment console during a presentation Tuesday at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.

Senator: NASA to lasso asteroid, bring it closer

5:41 PM, Apr 5, 2013

A top senator says President Barack Obama and NASA are planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon. Then astronauts would explore it in 2021.

Facebook unveils 'Home' Android product

11:32 AM, Apr 4, 2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is not building a phone or an operating system. Rather, Facebook is introducing something that's a lot deeper than an app.

Analyst: Apple to launch 60-inch iTV this year

9:16 AM, Apr 3, 2013

It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen.

Michelle Obama launches new Twitter handle

1:28 PM, Jan 17, 2013

Trying to find Michelle Obama on Twitter? Try tweeting her at @FLOTUS, which is Washington shorthand for "first lady of the United States."

Local computer experts advise to 'stop Java'

9:48 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Java, run by the Oracle Corporation, has been the subject of all kinds of discussion since last week when the Department of Homeland Security warned that Java's latest version is being actively exploited.

Gene discovery, new scan provide hope for Alzheimer's patients

10:18 PM, Nov 15, 2012

In the same week that scientists identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer's disease, a Twin Cities clinic performed a groundbreaking scan that doctors

Mars rover Curiosity set to hit the road again

3:43 PM, Nov 15, 2012

The Mars rover Curiosity is poised to drive again after being parked at a sand dune for the past month.

Photo-sharing app Instagram expands to the Web

4:45 PM, Nov 5, 2012

Instagram, the photo-sharing app that was created for mobile phones, is expanding to the Web.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 8 and Surface Tablet

6:00 PM, Oct 26, 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 and the new "Surface" tablet brought hundreds to the Mall of America Microsoft store Friday.

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