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Horrors of one-child policy leave deep scars in Chinese society

His wife was seven months pregnant with their second child when the group of people barged into his home and took her away. He followed them to the local hospital, where - against medical advice and despite his pleadings - they jammed a needle into her belly.<p>"They grabbed my wife's body like they …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The Origibot aims to turn your Android tablet into a telepresence robot

We may not have robots roaming the streets quite yet, but if the Origibot has anything to do with it, that will soon become a reality. The Origibot is an affordable telepresence robot, and has just launched an Indiegogo campaign two days ago. So, how does it work? The Origibot pairs with an Android …

Robotics

Best apps for analyzing and improving battery life on your Android device

Battery life is one of those features that just hasn’t kept up with rest of the hardware on our Android devices. Our phones have extremely detailed …

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Psychological Biases Play A Part In Vaccination Decisions

With the recent outbreak of measles originating from Disneyland, there's been no shortage of speculation, accusation and recrimination concerning why some people won't vaccinate their children. There's also been some — but only some — more historically and psychologically informed discussion.<p>Some …

Psychology

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>When …

Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.<p>Last week at a dinner party, I met Melbourne residents Masha Lewis and Miranda Weiss. Complete strangers five months ago, the pair are now firm friends. …

Android customization - how to regain storage space by cleaning the cache on your Android device

Last week on our Android customization post, you got to play with image files and change up your wallpaper on your Android device. After messing with all those image files, you may be finding that your internal storage space is strangely low, so we should try to fix that.<p>There are many things you …

Operating Systems

Samsung launches 'Look at Me' app, aims to help autistic kids communicate

Autism is a developmental disorder that hinders the brain’s developmental and social skills. Over 60 million people suffer from the disorder around the world, and Samsung would like to help out in the fight. The company has just released a new app called <i>Look at Me</i>, which intends to help autistic …

Autism

Iowa to create digital driver's license app for your phone

Iowa is leading the charge to become the first state in the nation to issue a digital ID. The state wants to create a smartphone-based driver's …

The complete guide to buying a robot for your kids

Parents often buy cool robot toys for their children with the hopes that it will spark an interest in science and engineering. I know because I was one of them. But often parents are left disappointed as these bots are nothing more than remote control droids. Yet, I still believe robots carry a …

Kids

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

Here's how SwiftKey assists Stephen Hawking in communicating better

SwiftKey announced on its blog today that its service was a part of the communication system used by Stephen Hawking. The team at SwiftKey …

A Customized Version Of SwiftKey Helps Stephen Hawking Communicate More Quickly

Most of you have probably heard of theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, one of the most high-profile scientists in the world. Hawking …

SkyBell releases a successor to its smart doorbell with improved Wi-Fi performance

SkyBell version 2.0 has just been released, enabling home owners to purchase the smart doorbell successor that hooks up to your Wi-Fi network and to …

The strange world of computer-generated novels

Welcome to National Novel Generation Month, where the algorithm is the author<p>It’s November and aspiring writers are plugging away at their novels for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual event that encourages people to churn out a 50,000-word book on deadline. But a hundred or so …

5 immigration myths debunked

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based …

10 best Android games for the Moga Controller

The Moga Controller was the first really good Bluetooth controller that was usable on mobile devices without root. They aren’t very popular anymore. After all, there are tons of Bluetooth controller options now, but many are still rocking the old Moga controllers. If you are and you’re looking for …

Google Play