Researchers may have found a cancer cells off switch

Cancer Cells off switch – Aside from their abnormal growth rates, cancerous cells aren’t that much different from normal healthy tissue. That’s why radiation and chemo treatments can’t effectively target¬†just tumors. However, a team of researchers from the Mayo Clinic believe they’ve discovered a mechanism that can rein in cancer’s uninhibited growth by retraining these wayward cells to die like they’re supposed to. See, when cells get old and prepare to die, they’re supposed to

Intel chips to help pinpoint cause of bee colonies’ deaths

Intel Chips – Researchers from Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) want to pinpoint the factors that lead to the mass death of honey bees everywhere, in what’s being called as colony collapse disorder. In order to do so, it teamed up with Intel earlier this year to outfit healthy bees with a “backpack” that’s a third of their weight. That backpack is actually Intel’s Edison wearables computing platform, comprised of an Atom

Spam King guilty of posting 27 million Facebook messages

Spam King Guilty –¬†One of the web’s all-time notorious spammers is facing jail after pleading guilty to sending 27 million unwanted messages to Facebook users. Sanford Wallace, aka “the Spam King,” aka “Spamford Wallace,” admitted that he unlawfully accessed over 500,000 accounts on the network between 2008-9 in violation of a court order. This is far from his first rodeo — Sanford was annoying consumers well before the internet came along, when he sent junk