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Soon Alcoholic Drinks Will Have Calorie Counts On Them. Here's What You're Really Drinking.

Pretty soon, it's going to be 2015. And pretty soon, you're going to know EXACTLY how many calories are in your food and beverages, from that mixed drink on the menu to that deliciously buttery popcorn at the movie theater. Thanks, FDA.<p>The recent food ruling comes from the FDA's "Menu and Vending …

Reading Tim Cook's Mind: Beyond the Watch, What's Apple Planning in 2015?

Do you already like your iPad and MacBook Air? Love your iPhone? If so, you have a whole lot to look forward to from Apple in 2015 -- a year when mobile will become advanced enough to fully replace the desktop experience, and when wearable technology like the mega-hyped Apple Watch will become …

Invasive species get by with a little help from their alien friends

Scientists call it "invasional meltdown," and it's the theory that once an alien species takes root in a new land, it opens the door to intrusions from other invading organisms.<p>In a paper published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Canadian researchers suggest that just such a …

Window Pains: Stained Glass Faces Dark Days

Changing Tastes, Cost, Shatter Traditional Business; Casinos, Gift Shops<p>Glass at the Judson Studios, a stained-glass studio in Los Angeles started in 1897. The stained-glass industry is showing serious cracks as attendance declines at churches and some congregations move toward a modern …

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Google And Microsoft Want Hotels To Stop Blocking Your Wi-Fi

Re/Code is reporting that the two tech giants are arguing against a proposal by hotel groups including Marriott International to use blocking hardware to prevent their customers using cell phones to create personal Wi-Fi hotspots for their laptops or tablets.<p>Hotel groups don't like people creating …

What will be the biggest food trends of 2015?

We gaze into our crystal ball to work out what we'll be eating in 2015, from cauliflower to coconut sugar<p><b>Coconut sugar</b><p>If 2014 was all about coconut water, next year will see coconut sugar take centrestage. Full of important nutrients like iron and zinc, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index (a …

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