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In 2013, A Record Number of Rhinos Were Poached in South Africa

An average of nearly three rhinos killed per day<p>A total of 1,004 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2013, according to the country's department of environmental affairs. That makes it the worst ever year for rhino poaching in the country. The death toll represents a 50 percent increase …

Vatican defrocked 400 priests for molesting children

Nearly 400 priests were defrocked by the Vatican over just two years for molesting children, according to a leaked document.<p>The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who …

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Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

When I was a student, sometimes I’d stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn’t work. Now sleepy students–and other people who need to stay alert for long periods of time–can benefit from Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that …

Reuters: Obama will prevent NSA from looking at phone records without a legal reason

Barack Obama is due to give a important speech about the NSA today, but <i>Reuters</i> claims to have had an early heads-up about what the US president will propose. The news agency believes he will announce measures that will prevent the NSA from automatically querying its vast database of private …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …

Angioplasty and its revolutionary impact over 50 years

<b>In the 1960s patients with a blocked artery would have required major open surgery and a hospital stay of a week or more.</b><p>Half a century on, patients are treated in a matter of hours and return home the same day - and it's all thanks to the angioplasty procedure.<p>Dr Duncan Ettles, president of the …

Medicine

Still Texting? OMG, That's Already So Old-School

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>If you have teenagers in your house, you may find this hard to believe, but texting is on the decline.<p>For the first time ever, traditional texting — the kind you do through your cell phone provider — has dropped in Britain. That's according to the …

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

If you thought Google Glass was pretty far out, the tech giant's latest project might have you seeing double.<p>Google is developing a "smart" contact lens. Yes, a contact lens made with super-tiny chips and sensors and an antenna inside that -- of course -- you wear right on your eyeball. No joke.<p>But …

Diabetes