Intel announced the next generation of its processor lineage. The Penryn chip will give PCs a 45 percent boost for "bandwidth-intensive tasks" compared to the company's current quad-core Xeon chip, according to this story in PC World. GTO's guessing orders for mega-scale air conditioners should get a boost, too.

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King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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