What Is Next for Google?

As the search giant’s Chief Executive makes way for one of its co-founders, it's time to take a look at the company’s future, in which it must seek to tackle the tablet market.

Google knows it cannot live on search derived advertising revenues forever, hence its continual release of ‘Beta’ products and push towards both the smartphone and enterprise markets." Larry Page will know that in his new role [as C.E.O.], he must get a better handle on the tablet market: 90 per cent of it is currently taken by Apple’s iPad, but as the mass of Android tablets already announced hit the market it will become crucial for the company’s growth that Google’s rivals are just as slick and even more capable. The same applies to phones.

Car culture and suburban sprawl create rifts in society, claims study

New research links urban planning and political polarization.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
  • Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
  • People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
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Scientists reverse hair loss by making scalp "smell" sandalwood

It turns out the human scalp has an olfactory receptor that seems to play a crucial role in regulating hair follicle growth and death.

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  • Scientists treated scalp tissue with a chemical that mimics the odor of sandalwood.
  • This chemical bound to an olfactory receptor in the scalp and stimulated hair growth.
  • The treatment could soon be available to the public.
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NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller on ​the multiple dimensions of space and human sexuality

Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.

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