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Jury decisively says Ellen Pao lost sexual-discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins

After a second round of deliberations, the jury gives a decisive victory to prominent venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, which was being sued for gender discrimination by former junior partner Ellen Pao.

By March 27, 2015

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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

By March 26, 2015

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Apple's Cook, other tech VIPs push back at Indiana 'anti-gay' law

CEO Tim Cook says Apple is "deeply disappointed" in law's passage, and other tech luminaries flex their economic muscle to put pressure on the state.

By March 27, 2015

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Everything you need to know about the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

The potentially landmark Silicon Valley trial nears its end, with closing arguments expected Tuesday.

By March 23, 2015

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NASA video illustrates 'X-ray wind' blasting from a black hole

It takes a mighty wind to keep stars from forming. Researchers have found one in a galaxy far, far away -- and NASA made a short movie about it.

By March 27, 2015

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Ellen Pao trial ends on plea for gender equality in the tech industry

After hearing compelling closing arguments, the jury now gets to decide the winner in Silicon Valley's highest-profile sex discrimination case.

By March 25, 2015

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Scientists find oddly behaving 'inner-inner core' at Earth's center

Using the coda waves from earthquakes, geologists have discovered that our planet's core isn't quite what we thought it was.

By February 10, 2015

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Amazon courts Purdue students with on-campus delivery center

The e-commerce giant opens a staffed brick-and-mortar center that lets students pick up textbooks and other school supplies and drop off rented texts.

By February 3, 2015

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Apple to convert failed Arizona sapphire plant into a data center

The company will spend $2 billion to turn the old sapphire factory into a "command center" for its global networks.

By February 2, 2015

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Selfie photobomb causes international incident at Miss Universe

Technically Incorrect: The contestants are gathered in Miami for Miss Universe. Israel and Lebanon are still at war. This is not the time for modern diplomacy. Can a selfie cause an international incident? Yes, it can.

By January 19, 2015