Redmond, Washington - Microsoft Devices Group on Monday announced the Nokia 215, its most affordable Internet-ready phone. The Nokia 215 is designed to connect and introduce first-time mobile phone buyers to the Internet and new digital experiences. Available in both Single SIM and Dual SIM models, the Nokia 215 will expand the reach of Microsoft services at more affordable prices.

Seattle, Washington - Amazon today announced that sellers onAmazon sold a record-setting more than 2 billion items worldwide in 2014. The number of sellers onAmazon adopting the Fulfillment byAmazon (FBA) service to help scale their businesses and delight customers with Amazon’s award-winning fulfillment and customer service also grew more than 65 percent year-over-year worldwide. There are currently more than 2 million sellers onAmazon worldwide that account for over 40 percent of the total units sold on Amazon.

Washington, DC - Astronomers have observed the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This event, detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, raises questions about the behavior of this giant black hole and its surrounding environment.

Beverly, Massachusetts - Kaminski is pleased to present at auction the estate of Mary L. Alchian, of Palm Springs, California on Sunday, January 18th, 2014.

Imperial, California - DNA can reveal an extraordinary amount of private information about you, including familial relationships, medical history, predisposition for disease, and possibly even behavioral tendencies and sexual orientation.

Berkeley, California - UC Berkeley herpetologist Jim McGuire was slogging through the rain forests of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island one night this past summer when he grabbed what he thought was a male frog and found himself juggling not only a frog but also dozens of slippery, newborn tadpoles.