Washington, Mar 5 : Founders of social networking giant Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz and Mark Zuckerberg, are the youngest on the list of the world's billionaires, according to a survey.
According to the list released by Forbes, Moskovitz and Mark Zuckerberg, at the tender age of 28, are the youngest billionaires, with net worths of 3.8 billion dollars and 13.3 billion dollars respectively.
Eduardo Saverin, who also co-founded the site, is fifth youngest at 30 and worth 2.2 billion dollars, according to the list.
Washington, Mar 5 : The US has chosen Major General Michelle to be the next superintendent of the country's Air Force Academy, the first woman to hold the job.
Her appointment marks breach of the `brass ceiling' that keeps women from top assignments in the military.
According to an advocacy group, Maj. Gen. Michelle Johnson's appointment is significant because few women achieve her rank.
Anu Bhagwati of Service Women''s Action Network, however, said putting women into top assignments won''t by itself address unequal treatment and sexual assault of women in the military, Politico reports.
Washington, March 5 - Nirbhaya or "Fearless," the victim of a gang rape in a Delhi bus, who became the focus of women around India and their fight against gender-based violence, is among ten extraordinary women being honoured Friday with the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award.
First Lady Michelle Obama will join Secretary of State John Kerry as he presents the annual award recognizing women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk.
Washington, March 4 : A four-year-old boy from Colorado is alive after falling out of a three-story apartment window, and miraculously landing on his feet.
Dylan Hayes fell out the window of his Aurora apartment while his mother was shampooing her carpets, CBS Denver affiliate KCNC reports.
She had moved her couch to the wall when Dylan climbed on it to talk through the windows to the downstairs neighbors.
"I fall ... really, really far," Dylan told CBS reporter Evrod Cassimy.
Washington, Mar 4 : Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, while giving an unflinching review of his unsuccessful campaign, has admitted that it "kills him" not to be in the White House "doing what needs to be done".
Romney, who appeared in his first interview with wife Ann after the election, on "Fox News Sunday", talked about his shortcomings and disappointments but vowed to remain a force in American politics, reports Fox News.
Washington, March 4 : A comet with a glowing tail will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance in the evening sky this month, experts have revealed.
Comet 2011 L4 Panstarrs, which has taken millions of years to travel out from the Oort cloud - a huge colony of icy objects at the edge of the Solar System, will be visible low in the west throughout the month, they said.
Sky watchers could get a better view on March 12 and 13 when it brushes past the crescent moon, but it might be difficult to see the object without binoculars or a telescope.
Washington, Mar 4 : Facebook is losing its `younger users' to other products and services because the social networking giant is no more `cool'.
For Facebook teens are often an accurate barometer for what's cool and what's next, and recent rumblings seem to indicate teens are moving on.
According to the Verge, teens have turned to sites like Tumblr and apps like Snapchat and Instagram to communicate.
Some data suggests that Tumblr may have already eclipsed Facebook as the most popular social network among 13-25 year-olds.
Washington, March 4 : Johns Hopkins researchers have found that red blood cells stored longer than three weeks begin to lose the capacity to deliver oxygen-rich cells where they may be most needed.
The investigators said that red cells in blood stored that long gradually lose the flexibility required to squeeze through the body''s smallest capillaries to deliver oxygen to tissue.
Moreover, they said, that capacity is not regained after transfusion into patients during or after surgery.
Washington, March 4 : New scans of a mysterious fossil has suggested that an ancient sea predator had a spiraling whorl of teeth that acted as a lethal slicing tool.
According to scientists, Helicoprion was a bizarre creature that went extinct some 225 million years ago, Fox News reported.
Like modern-day sharks, Helicoprion had cartilaginous bones rather than calcified ones, so the only traces it left in the fossil record were weird, whorl-like spirals of teeth that look quite unlike anything sharks sport today.
Washington, March 4 : Researchers have discovered mutations in two genes that lead to the death of nerve cells in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and related degenerative diseases.
The same mutation occurred in both genes and led to the abnormal build-up of the proteins inside cells. These proteins play an essential role in normal RNA functioning and have also been linked to cancer, including the Ewing sarcoma, the second most common type of bone cancer in children and adolescents.
The finding is the latest in a series of discoveries suggesting degenerative diseases and cancer may have common origins. RNA is the molecule that directs protein assembly based on instructions carried in DNA.
New York, March 4 : Disco is being used in Brooklyn to help Holocaust victims get over their anxiety and grief.
Trippy lighting and funky music creates a soothing sensory experience at Minnie's Place in Canarsie, helping survivors of the greatest atrocity of the 20th century get over their nightmarish memories, the New York Post reported.
With black lights, a projector beaming psychedelic images on a wall, a "shower curtain" of multi-colored fiber-optic strands and an aromatherapy diffuser, people would feel like a trip to The Body Shop.
Washington, Mar 4 : Supposed cases of the next-generation iPad have already popped up in Chinese markets, a report has said.
According to Apple bitch, cases of the iPad, which will be known as the iPad 5, appeared for sale in the international marketplace, AliBaba, last week.
Cases for non-existent products often leak months before the product''s actual release date, as the factories that work on those products leak internal specs to case-makers in China, the Huffington Post reports.
According to the report, these case leaks have proven accurate before.
The report said that there''s nothing particularly revealing about these cases.
Washington, Mar 4 : Tech giant Apple could make its iPhone available in different colors, similar to what Nokia does with the Lumia 920, a report has said.
According to Apple Bitch, the tech firm has posted a new job looking for an anodizing engineer.
Or in simple words, the firms needs a person who could add color to aluminum, the Huff Post reports.
But the job posting does not mention iPhone, the report said.
So, Apple could be looking to replace someone in the iPod division, as the gadget already comes in many colors, it added. (ANI)
Washington, Mar 4 : The next generation Apple iPhone is likely to be launched in August or September 2013, an analyst has predicted.
According to This Week In Apple Rumors, Barclays analyst Kirk Yang predicted that the next iPhone would land in August or September, along with a cheaper iPhone aimed at emerging markets.
That August/September prognostication puts him in line with a growing squad of Apple-watchers calling for a July/August/September release, including Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge, Piper Jaffray''s Gene Munster and Peter Misek of Jeffries, the Huff Post reports.
Washington, March 4 : Researchers have invented a mobile phone-like sensor to relay signals from specific parts of the brain to aid paralysis patients control devices with their thoughts, an American study says.
Engineers at the Brown University have developed a wireless, broadband, rechargeable and fully implantable brain sensor that has performed well in animal models for more than a year, according to the Journal of Neural Engineering.
The low-power wireless brain sensor is capable of relaying real-time broadband signals from up to 100 neurons in freely moving subjects.
Washington, Mar. 4 : Researchers are testing the power of holography to artificially stimulate cells in the eye, with hopes of developing a new strategy for bionic vision restoration.
Researcher led by biomedical engineering Professor Shy Shoham of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology said that computer-generated holography could be used in conjunction with a technique called optogenetics, which uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to damaged retinal nerve cells.
Washington, Mar 4 : The popular half-gloves, which leave fingers uncovered for texting may be good for communicating electronically but can lead to permanent loss of fingers due to exposure to the cold.
"Fingers are one of the first body parts to feel the effects of the cold and damp and along with toes, ears and the nose are frequently subjected to frostbite and even amputation," Arthur Sanford, MD, Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns, Loyola University Health System, said. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts that are farthest from the heart and those with large exposed areas.
Washington, Feb 26 : An Iranian news agency has digitally altered an image of US First Lady Michelle Obama announcing the Oscar in a bid to make her look more modest.
Michelle wore a sleeveless and low cut dress by Naeem Khan, as she announced the Oscar for Best Picture last night.
But Iran's Fars manipulated the photo to cover her chest and shoulders, Politico reports.
The photo manipulation was first reported by the blog Persian Letters.
New York, Feb 26 - Rajat Gupta, the former Indian-American director of Goldman Sachs convicted of insider trading, has been ordered to pay the bank more than $6.2 million for legal expenses connected to his case.
US District Judge Jed Rakoff, who presided over Gupta's criminal trial for allegedly passing tips to convicted hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, gave the ruling Monday in response to a claim filed by Goldman. Gupta, 64, who is free on bail while he is appealing his May conviction by a jury, was sentenced by Rakoff to two years in prison.
Washington, Feb 26 - The 325-metre asteroid 99942 Apophis, that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in 2068, says an article published on the NASA website.
The chances of it striking Earth are slim, however, with impact odds being about 2.3 in a million.
The asteroid has been the focus of considerable attention after it was discovered in December 2004 to have a significant probability of Earth impact in April 2029.
While the 2029 potential impact was ruled out through the measurement of archival telescope images, the possibility of a potential impact in the years after 2029 continues to prove difficult to rule out.