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How secure is your favorite messaging app?

WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs.<p>But not all of these messaging apps are …

Information Systems

Peeing in the pool is actually really bad for you

And everyone else.<p>Everyone pees in the pool. That’s the safe and well-informed assumption that many chemists studying the safety of public, chlorinated swimming pools make. But let’s face it: once you jump in the pool and smell and feel the chlorine surrounding you, you quickly forget about any …

Swimming

Stem cell breakthroughs bring unlimited supply of lab-made blood closer

For the first time ever, blood-producing stem cells have been generated in a lab. Two separate teams of researchers have come up with differing …

Beyond just promise, CRISPR is delivering in the lab today

There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR.<p>CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has …

Verizon will not really pre-install spyware on Android phones to track your data [Update]

<i>Update: Verizon has since contacted the Electric Frontier Foundation, clarifying AppFlash will only be tested on LG K20 V handsets and will offer the option to opt out. The publication has since redacted its claims. Here’s what it said:</i><p><i>We have received additional information from Verizon and based</i> …

Privacy

Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Skin Care

Spinach Turned Into Heart Tissue May End The Organ Transplant Crisis

You’ve probably already seen “Spinach turned into human heart tissue!” all over your social media feeds. It’s a great headline, and it’s even technically accurate. But while the idea is cool, just leaving it at that would be incredibly wrong (no matter how good the share will look on your …

Six things you should do immediately after a workout

In a good week, let's say you spend seven hours working out. That might sound like a lot of gym time, but it still leaves 161 hours during which you could either undermine all of that hard work, or speed-up results with some smart lifestyle tweaks.<p>How you eat and what you do in the hours following …

Fresh fruits and veggies aren't always healthier than frozen ones — here's why

A new study has debunked a commonly-held belief that the fresh, colorful fruits and veggies in the produce section are better for you than their frozen (often much cheaper) counterparts.<p>The paper, published last month in the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, finds that frozen fruits and …

Surgery may damage mental ability by cutting off oxygen, Everest study shows

Surgical operations involving anaesthetic may damage mental ability by starving the brain of oxygen, researchers fear, after conducting tests on climbers as they scaled Mount Everest.<p>Up to one fifth of people develop hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency, after surgery which can lead to symptoms including …

Mountaineering

This Tiny Device Is a 'Game Changer' for People Facing Blindness

An estimated 170 million people worldwide suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a serious eye condition marked by the death of light-sensitive cells in the retina. Doctors can slow macular degeneration with vitamins, laser surgery, stem cell treatments, and even implantable miniature …

San Diego