Christine Knific

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German military faces a major challenge from disrepair

When Germany dispatched a naval ship to the Horn of Africa last month for joint anti-piracy operations with other European powers, the vessel arrived without a vital mission component. Its Sea Lynx helicopters – meant to search for seafaring thugs – were back home in Germany, grounded due to …

9 Secrets Your Flight Attendant May Be Burning To Tell You

We're infatuated with life in the skies -- and all the myth-busting that comes along with it. Who would've guessed that dim lights are meant to prep you for evacuation, or that those airline blankets <i>aren't</i> always freshly washed?<p>Of course, nobody knows these secrets better than flight attendants. So …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

Why Is the Pull of Porn So Strong? | The Art of Manliness

This week we’re running a four-part series about the effects of pornography on the brain. The first step in understanding these effects is to …

Radiologists use MRIs to find biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

A brain imaging technique that uses no radiation and no contrast agent appears to detect the earliest signs of impending cognitive decline in the elderly, a new study says. Paired with an assessment that looks for other warning signs, researchers said the imaging test may offer an easy, low-cost …

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For The First Time, Baby Born From A Transplanted Human Uterus

The operation is experimental and risky, but baby Vincent is a sign that it might work for others.<p>After getting a uterus transplant, a woman in Sweden has carried and given birth to a baby boy. She's named the baby Vincent, which means "to conquer," signifying his parents' tough path to this …

What wows Woz? Actually, what doesn't?

ORLANDO -- To say Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is enthusiastic about technology is an understatement. And he's just as excitable when it comes to engineering and the builders that take ideas and concepts and make them real with a human touch.<p>"Builders know which new things can be developed and …

Flexible electronics could draw their energy from graphene supercapacitors

Imagine if your phone was always awake and processing data. How long would the battery last? Three hours? One hour? The next generation of …

Airbnb supporters rally for legalization in San Francisco

The legalization of Airbnb short-term rentals could be on the horizon in San Francisco. The city's Board of Supervisors is having its first hearing on Tuesday afternoon to discuss whether to amend city law and allow for short-term rentals in certain situations.<p>In anticipation of the meeting, a …

Study finds Siri causes high level of unsafe driver distractions compared to other voice systems

A new study from <i>AAA</i> on the potential safety risks of hands-free systems for vehicles warns Apple’s Siri presents a “relatively high” level of distraction. In its tests, AAA ranked use of Siri as a “category 4 level of mental distraction,” which puts it in last place compared to other hands-free …

Facebook’s Potential Anonymity Project Could Be A Tough Sell

A new Facebook app project might try to embrace the kind of anonymous sharing that we’ve seen on apps like Secret and Whisper, according to a new report by NYT’s Mike Isaac. The software would be a standalone application designed for mobile that wouldn’t require users to employ their real names, a …

Ebola unavoidable in Europe, says WHO as Spain rushes to contain case

The World Health Organisation has said it is ready to provide support for Spain as authorities in the country scrambled to contain the first case of Ebola infection within Europe.<p>WHO’s European director, Zsuzsanna Jakab, said it was “quite unavoidable … that such incidents will happen in the future …