Too Hot to Handle


While the rule of ever-increasing processing power known as Moore's law has undoubtedly provided high-performance computing with capacity that continues to push the boundaries, nothing comes without its price. And that price is literally the cost of the energy bills received by data centers where, on average, 30 to 50 percent of the power being drawn into a site is siphoned off to deal with the heat generated by the innumerable transistors crammed onto motherboards in today's powerful server racks.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

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