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Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

napster grafitti In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals. Today, it’s putting that reach to use as Rhapsody is expanding its unRadio service for the first time outside of the U.S. The news comes… Read More

Farnsworth offers special tour of “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea”

“On the Deep Sea” by Walter Dean On Friday, August 1, at 2 p.m., the Farnsworth Art Museum will present a special gallery tour of the current “The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea” exhibition by Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, who curated the show. The special tour will begin at the museum’s …

UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

An anonymous reader writes UK researchers say they’ve devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) test looks at white blood cells and measures the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light (UVA), which is known to damage DNA. The results of the empirical study show a distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer, with pre-cancerous conditions and from healthy patients. “Whilst the numbers of people we tested are, in epidemiological terms, quite small (208), in molecular epidemiological terms, the results are powerful,” said the team’s lead researcher. “We’ve identified significant differences between the healthy volunteers, suspected cancer patients and confirmed cancer patients of mixed ages at a statistically significant level …. This means that the possibility of these results happening by chance is 1 in 1000.” The research is published online in the FASEB Journal, the U.S. Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

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Swan Lake House and Garden Tour on August 2

The Swan Lake House/Garden Tour will be held on August 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.. This unique event combines a narrated boat ride with light refreshments as well as 5 garden walks and 4 open houses. Houses & Gardens featured: Sunnyside: a prominent Victorian cottage owned by the …

Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

eyeem uber Uber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it’s just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going after a huge new opportunity by changing the way business users can book and expense rides on its platform. Read More

Charlie’s Maine Open: Rain wipes out first round, shortens tourney to 18 holes

MANCHESTER —With 156 players and no available open date on the other side, Augusta Country Club and the Maine State Golf Association had a tight window to squeeze the Charlie’s Maine Open through in its entirety. Thunder, lightning, heavy rain and ultimately standing water slammed th…

20 Relaxing Vacation Spots for Book Lovers

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It’s the summer in many parts of the world — which means time for vacation. And there’s no better way to spend your downtime than curled up with a good book

We’ve been thinking about vacations in Mashable‘s social book club, MashableReads, as we read The Vacationers by Emma Straub. In the book, the Posts, a family from New York City, go on what they hope will be a relaxing summer getaway. However, not even the beautiful island setting of Mallorca, Spain, can prevent the Posts from focusing on their NYC struggles.

Inspired by the The Vacationers, we asked Mashable readers to show us the best locations to relax and read. Readers worldwide submitted photos of their favorite places via Instagram and Twitter; they featured destinations ranging from sunny beaches and mountain tops to city parks Read more…

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20 Relaxing Vacation Spots for Book Lovers

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It’s the summer in many parts of the world — which means time for vacation. And there’s no better way to spend your downtime than curled up with a good book

We’ve been thinking about vacations in Mashable‘s social book club, MashableReads, as we read The Vacationers by Emma Straub. In the book, the Posts, a family from New York City, go on what they hope will be a relaxing summer getaway. However, not even the beautiful island setting of Mallorca, Spain, can prevent the Posts from focusing on their NYC struggles.

Inspired by the The Vacationers, we asked Mashable readers to show us the best locations to relax and read. Readers worldwide submitted photos of their favorite places via Instagram and Twitter; they featured destinations ranging from sunny beaches and mountain tops to city parks Read more…

More about Books, Vacations, Pics, Lifestyle, and Travel Leisure

20 Relaxing Vacation Spots for Book Lovers

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It’s the summer in many parts of the world — which means time for vacation. And there’s no better way to spend your downtime than curled up with a good book

We’ve been thinking about vacations in Mashable‘s social book club, MashableReads, as we read The Vacationers by Emma Straub. In the book, the Posts, a family from New York City, go on what they hope will be a relaxing summer getaway. However, not even the beautiful island setting of Mallorca, Spain, can prevent the Posts from focusing on their NYC struggles.

Inspired by the The Vacationers, we asked Mashable readers to show us the best locations to relax and read. Readers worldwide submitted photos of their favorite places via Instagram and Twitter; they featured destinations ranging from sunny beaches and mountain tops to city parks Read more…

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30 Songs to Fuel Your Summer Vacation

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Even if you’ve already done some traveling, chances are you could use asummer vacation

The weeks leading up to a vacation can be stressful — from finishing all your work to picking the ideal location — which makes it that much sweeter when you’ve hit the open road.

To capture this moment of bliss and to save you some planning, we assembled this Music Monday playlist that’s the perfect soundtrack for any summer vacation. So blast these tunes, and enjoy the relief that comes with them

Have something to add to our playlist? Share with us in the comments, below, or on Spotify, and we’ll add it. Read more…

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