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Fewer Sons Born Close to Sun

New study finds more girls born closer to equator

(Newser) - Women who live near the equator are more likely to give birth to baby girls than boys, the Independent reports. A new study has found a small but significant shift in gender ratios depending on latitude, with males comprising 51.1% of tropical births; the global sex ratio is 51.... More »

Dell Boots Up New Ultralight Laptop

Latitude weighs 2 pounds, boasts 19-hour battery

(Newser) - Dell has unveiled a new ultra-portable Latitude laptop to go head-to-head with Apple's MacBook Air. The new entry into the most active segment of the PC market comes with a 12.1-inch screen, weighs just 2 pounds and has a 19-hour battery life with an add-on, reports MarketWatch. More »

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