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You Can Now Inhale Caffeine Instead of Drink It

Forget coffee and energy drinks—now you can inhale your caffeine.<p>Perhaps taking a cue from increasingly popular e-cigarettes, marketers have now …

Ed Sheeran Also Has Something to Say About the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Drama

Looks like Ed Sheeran was thinking out loud about the recent Twitter drama involving Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and the MTV Video Music …

Doctors Say Cancer Drug Costs Are Out Of Control

A group of 118 oncologists put their foot down on the rising costs of cancer medication in an editorial in the Mayo Clinic medical journal, the Mayo …

Donald Trump Unapologetic on Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid a visit to the U.S-Mexico border Thursday, where he refused to apologize to those he offended …

What to Do if You Get Pulled Over by a Cop

There are still a lot of questions to be answered about the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, who recently died tragically after three days in a …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

The Yelling Diner Owner and the Toddler's Parents Were Wrong

The recent episode at Marcy’s Diner in Portland, Maine—when a 21-month-old toddler’s extended bout of crying caused the diner’s owner to kick out …

Here's Every City in America Getting a $15 Minimum Wage

When dozens of New York fast food workers walked off the job in 2013 demanding minimum pay of $15 per hour, their campaign seemed like a longshot. …

Pulsar punches hole in stellar disk

Two stars in a double system are not playing nice. One star, a pulsar, has punched a hole in the disk of the other, sending debris outward at 7% of …

Eye drops that reduce cataracts are developed

The drpos could be available within five years, replacing complicated surgery for patients losing their vision<p>Cheap eye drops could soon be available for cataracts patients.<p>Scientists have discovered a chemical that reduces the clouding that appears over the eye.<p>The drops, which would be used twice …

India making inroads in Maoist stronghold | Asia

<b>Bastar, Chhattisgarh -</b> The pathway to peace in India's "Red Corridor" conflict zone is blocked by deadly obstacles - but hope is emerging from an unexpected route.<p>In a region where hundreds of lives have been lost in battles with ultra-left fighters in recent years, most locals are denied the …

Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe perform for the first time since split from Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert joined her friend and country breakout star Ashley Monroe onstage in a small Nashville club on Wednesday, two days after announcing …

The myth of mental illness and violence

Surveys reveal that the public associates mental illness with violent crime – Claudia Hammond says the evidence suggests otherwise.<p>On 24 March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, killing all 144 passengers on board and six crew members. In the days that followed, …

NASA Chip Reflects Wi-Fi To Save Your Smartphone Battery

Thanks, NASA<p>Our modern world rests squarely on the shoulders of wireless communications; phones, computers and wearables all rely on a select few wireless protocols, like Wi-Fi. Upgrading one of these protocols means a potential upgrade to the way the world interacts.<p>A researcher at NASA’s Jet …

Wi-Fi

Kim Kardashian's Latest Outfit Is a Terrible Idea

It's just not practical.<p>Kim Kardashian is the queen of turning our idea of "maternity fashion" on its head—this is the woman who has repeatedly worn an ultra-tight, pink latex dress since announcing Baby #2, who refuses to forego her high heels in spite of swelling feet, and whose mantra seems to …

Russian Bombers Delivered Up Close And Personal July 4th Message to U.S.

In a scene straight out of a bizarro <i>Top Gun</i> sequel, Russian bomber pilots tried their hand at keeping up foreign relations when they flew just 40 …

Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.<p>Until about a year ago, Giedre was a "young, healthy, beautiful" woman just starting her life, says her husband, Tal Cohen, a real estate developer in Los …

Obama administration takes Iran nuclear deal fight public

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply “bomb away” Tehran’s atomic know-how.<p>Testifying publicly before …

South Asia

12 bizarre moments in tech history revealed in archive video

A million minutes of archived video footage has revealed a strange and awkward new look at the history of technology.<p>Associated Press and British …

Loch Ness

New Drugs Mimic Genetic Mutations To Make Humans More Super

It pays to study real-life X-Men<p>Steven Pete can’t feel pain. Timothy Dreyer has bones several times thicker than the average human. Both conditions were caused by a combination of genetic mutations. While both conditions have negatively impacted the men’s health at various points in their lives, …

'Legal Diva' Reality Star Loredana Nesci Found Dead, Boyfriend Arrested for Her Murder

Loredana Nesci, star of SundanceTV’s <i>Loredana, Esq.</i> was found dead Wednesday morning in her Redondo Beach, California, home.<p>A distraught male notified …

If we discover extraterrestrial life, what happens next?

The search for extraterrestrial life is seen as one of pure curiosity. But, as in other areas of science, we should worry about the consequences of success.<p>Fifty years ago the era of robotic exploration of our solar system was just beginning. In July 1965 the Mariner IV probe sent back data showing …

Paranormal

Nick Cannon Shares Selfie From Hospital Bed On Instagram

Nick Cannon scared fans on Wednesday when he posted a selfie from a hospital bed.<p>The 34-year-old, who's seen wearing a hospital gown and a black bucket hat in the shot, added the caption, "Dont worry, Temporary pit stop... Sometimes I can be a little too bull headed and stubborn. I gotta stop …

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has no degree, lives in AirBnB homes and “wants to change the world”

There’s no getting away from OnePlus‘ effect on the market. From the very beginning it planned to be disruptive and offer consumers what they really wanted: A flagship phone at a low price. Despite controversies and frustrations over its marketing and invite-based purchases, OnePlus has gone on to …

Mobile Technology

Why Britain has secret ‘ghost trains’

Empty and all but unknown, ghost trains are one of British transport’s strangest quirks. Why do they exist? To find out, Amanda Ruggeri gets on board.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>The train that cuts across the West …

Trains

Uber strikes deal with New York to avoid car cap

New York Uber users can rest easy: there will be no limit on the number of its cars cruising the streets following a deal between the mayor’s office and the online taxi service.<p>The surprise agreement follows a war of words in which New York city mayor, Bill de Blasio, accused Uber of trying to …

Sandra Bland Told Jailers She Was Depressed, Attempted Suicide Before: Jail Records

The Illinois woman who died of apparent "self-inflicted asphyxiation" in her Texas jail cell three days after her arrest during a routine traffic stop last week allegedly told jailers she’d tried to commit suicide last year, according to jail records.<p>The death of Sandra Bland has raised questions …

15% of smartphone apps can scam you, study finds

Your smartphone apps may be scamming you.<p>Nearly 15% of all apps may stealthily load barrages of invisible ads that artificially inflate viewer …