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Google now offers a free Android app every week

Google has quietly launched a new section on its Play Store, offering one app that normally costs money for free every week.<p>Called "Free App of the …

Rogue East Cleveland Cops Framed Dozens of Drug Suspects

In January 2013, police raided the home of a Cleveland drug dealer, saying in a search warrant that an informant had recently bought crack cocaine there.<p>But the drug dealer had surveillance cameras that proved the officers were lying. He gave the tapes to his lawyer, who showed the FBI. The feds …

Crime

So THAT'S Why Spinach Makes Your Teeth Feel Weird

"Spinach teeth" is a real thing.<p>There’s one thing we don’t love about spinach, and that’s the strange, chalky feeling it leaves on your teeth after you eat a salad made with this leafy green.<p>If you’ve ever wondered what that sensation is, know that it’s not just you. “Spinach teeth” is a real …

Healthy Eating

Researchers Develop a Test for Depression and Schizophrenia

This is a big step forward in the search for physical diagnoses.<p>Researchers have zeroed in on a key biological receptor to test for depression and …

Meet The Parasites That Might Cure Crohn's Disease, MS, And More

<i>How might parasites turn out to be good for their hosts? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist, Ph.D., Mycobacteriology, on Quora:</b><p>A recent surge in studies on …

Microbiology

How Nepal's earthquake was mapped in 48 hours

The aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11.56 am on 25 April was chaotic. The quake struck at a depth of 9.3 miles, and …

Baltimore's dual identity explains unrest

<b>Why Baltimore?</b><p>That's the question being asked after the city erupted into riots and looting on Monday. Since Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer last year in Ferguson, Missouri, dozens of incidents questioning the use of force by police have emerged in cities and towns across the US.<p>But …

Justice