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A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Hyundai hopes it can make online car shopping simpler

Dead-simple online shopping has spoiled us all, and Hyundai wants car shopping to feel just as painless. With its newly announced Shopper Assurance program (which launches first in Miami, Orlando, Dallas and Houston) potential car buyers visiting dealership websites will see more straightforward …

Finally, an Online Course for Aspiring Flying Car Engineers

In the past year, flying cars have gone from LOL, to maybe a real thing, to a booming industry raking in VC cash and churning out sweet renderings of …

Researchers encoded a film clip in DNA and store it inside a living cell

In an astonishing step forward in biomolecular computing, Harvard researchers encoded a 19th century film clip in DNA and stored it inside living …

E.coli

Say Goodbye to the Internal Combustion Engine

By Rory Christian and Larissa Koehler<p>Electric vehicles (EVs) don't make much noise on the road, but they're generating a lot of buzz about the future …

How retirement villages are making a killing by kicking out residents

“If there’s any way that can more quickly separate a person in a retirement village from their money, I don’t know it.”<p>The joint investigation has …

Housing

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Facebook

$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Google Maps beta now offers parking reminder feature

The beta version of Google Maps has been updated with a new and convenient feature. Tapping the blue dot on your location now offers the option of …

Google Maps

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Scientist Jeff Leach is …

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines.<p>Quantum computing has long seemed …

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice

This cartoon depicts turning back the aging clock through cellular regeneration of progeria mice (credit: Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Lab/Salk …

A New Alzheimer's Drug Just Hit a Major Milestone in a Human Clinical Trial

This could be the first new treatment in a decade.<p>A new drug that targets toxic amyloid proteins in the brain - one of the main hallmarks of …

Dementia

This was the 'missing link' that convinced scientists human life began in Africa

In August 1936, Robert Broom, a Scottish doctor with a keen interest in paleontology, visited a lime quarry in South Africa called Sterkfontein. In a guidebook at the time, the owner of the site, wrote, "Come to Sterkfontein and find the 'missing link.'" It would not be long before Broom did just …

Pet black-headed python bites, 'handcuffs' Sunshine Coast owner

A Sunshine Coast woman was bitten and "handcuffed" by her pet python at 3am, prompting an unusual over-the-phone rescue bid by a local snake catcher …

How Apple’s super-secret Industrial Design team really works

<i>This feature is adapted from my book,</i> Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products. <i>It offers a rare look inside one of Apple’s most secretive institutions: the Industrial Design studio.</i><p>Where do Apple’s great products come from?<p>For the last 18 years — since Steve Jobs returned to the …

Product Design

Microsoft's latest change to the Windows 10 upgrade dialogue sends users into a rage

To say the launch of Windows has been plagued with controversy would be an understatement. Most of the complaints until now have revolved around …

ATO has powers to hunt tax dodgers:O'Dwyer

New ATO figures show that more than a third of all large public and foreign companies in Australia with an income of $100 million or more paid no tax …

Malcolm Turnbull effect lifts Australian dollar

Did Malcolm Turnbull really just increase the value of the Australian dollar?<p>Currency traders appear to have endorsed Mr Turnbull as the country's …

Bye-bye champagne, hello sparkling wine: welcome to our new standard of living

by Jacob Greber<p>It was no doubt with a massive sense of relief that Joe Hockey settled into his seat on Wednesday afternoon for the 20-plus hour …

AM - NATO accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling' 17/06/2015

MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Russian president Vladimir Putin says the military will put more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles into service …

Russia

Europeans are paid to borrow but get a bill for trying to save

by Danny Hakim and Peter Eavis<p>At first, Eva Christiansen barely noticed the number. Her bank in Denmark, called to say that Christiansen, a …

War: Abbott explains what it's good for. Absolutely everything.

by Fleur Anderson<p>In times of great tribulation, politicians know the power of words to rally the dispirited and persuade the doubters of the …

World News

When Trump and Kim meet on the resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday they will be making history even before they start.<p>The initial sense is that the …

Why I ditched Microsoft Word and couldn't be happier

by Paul Smith<p>A year ago, we did the unthinkable. We trashed Microsoft Word as our standard word processor, in favour of the open source alternative …

Software

Poll finds voters want Abbott to go and Turnbull offers best chance at electoral win

New polling released on Sunday finds that more than half of voters think<p>Tony Abbottshould stand down as Prime Minister and thatMalcolm Turnbullas …

Abbott, Giles and Newman: the lessons from their leadership failures

by Darren Hill<p>This past week in Australian politics has been as entertaining as really, really bad reality TV. It’s so bad you can’t look away. Bring …

Australia