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Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network -- a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg -- has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership.

Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.

New social networks connect cooks and diners

If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.

Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.

AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

Microsoft expands ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is expanding a program that gives schools the ability to prevent ads from appearing in search results when they use its Bing search engine. The program, launched in a pilot program earlier this year, is now available to all U.S. schools, public or private, from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.

Spokane charter school plans moving ahead

Leaders of Pride Prep in Spokane signed the charter Tuesday for the first charter school in Washington.

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