Jealousy is such a powerful emotion that at least one study has characterized it as the third leading cause of non-accidental homicide in all cultures. Did it evolve as a survival mechanism? In a sobering discovery, researchers say that rapid treatment of HIV-like infections in monkeys failed to prevent the establishment of persistent viral reservoirs in as little as three days. When people pass gas, most bystanders scatter and hold their breath, but researchers at the University of Exeter in England actually suggest sticking around and inhaling through the nostrils. Scientists are trying to determine what happens to matter when it is exposed to the immense pressures at the center of gas giant planets and stars. And they're using a diamond to help figure it out. You may be more similar to your friends than you think: A study suggests that the DNA code tends to be more alike between friends than between strangers -- beyond the effect of shared ethnicity.
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.