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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A bloody beating by police that left a California homeless man dead began when one of the officers on trial in his death grew frustrated with his evasiveness, snapped on a pair of latex gloves and told him, "Now you see my fists? They're getting ready to (expletive) you up,'" a prosecutor said Monday.
A contraceptive pill for men has moved one step closer after Australian researchers successfully made male mice infertile, according to a study published Tuesday. Monash University scientists genetically modified mice to block two proteins found on the smooth muscle cells which are essential for sperm to travel through the animal's reproductive organs. The result was that even though the mice had sex normally and were otherwise healthy, they were infertile, researcher Sabatino Ventura from Melbourne's Monash University said. Ventura, who collaborated with researchers from the University of Melbourne and Britain's University of Leicester on the study, now wants to replicate the genetic process chemically, and believes a male contraceptive pill could be possible in about 10 years.
Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for more than $200 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper, citing sources familiar with the deal, said on Monday it was unclear how Apple planned to use the firm but that it could be related to Apple's new streaming music service. Apple did not specifically comment on the report, but a spokeswoman said in a statement: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Topsy, according to the report, is among a handful of Twitter partners which has access to the full range of data from the fast-growing messaging platform.