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Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Plastics, Chemicals Used in Cosmetics Linked to Premature Births

Exposure to phthalates, a type of chemical used in certain plastics and cosmetics, has been linked in a recent study to an elevated risk that pregnant women will deliver their babies prematurely. More from Reuters:<p>Researchers found that women who delivered babies before 37 weeks gestation had …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Ten chemicals of major public health concern

Chemicals are part of our daily life. All living and inanimate matter is made up of chemicals and virtually every manufactured product involves the …

Scientific Research

Versatile proteins could be new target for Alzheimer’s drugs

News Release<p>Thursday, September 19, 2013<p>NIH-funded discovery began with asking how the brain learns to see.<p>A class of proteins that controls visual …

Action to cut sight loss cases with Welsh government care plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1011000/1011821_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518492923_355fa893b1559dcb9f80b21f928374b5<p><b>An eye-care plan to tackle concerns people are going blind because they are not being diagnosed and treated quickly enough has been launched by</b> …

United Kingdom

Time to announce who won the HTC One from dbrand and Android Central!

If you're a registered member here at Android Central then you know we always have a contest happening. And if you're not registered, well -- now is …

Smarter Kids Are Smart Enough to Avoid Alcohol and Drugs, Right?

Maybe not. The latest study of twins shows that early bloomers may become heavier drinkers who start chugging earlier in life.<p>The research is part of …

Go Long to Get Big

Supersize your muscles with this insider training tip<p>The words "stress" and "benefit" aren't often mentioned in the same sentence. Neither are "scrawny" and "jacked"—but the progression from one to the other depends, at least in part, on generating some metabolic stress in your strength workouts, …

Sepsis treatment 'can save lives', says ombudsman

Doctors must do more to save the lives of patients with sepsis, a report by the Health Service Ombudsman says.<p>In the UK around 37,000 people are estimated to die of the condition every year, which is caused when the body's immune system overreacts to infection. The report found significant failings …

Medicine

7 Stunning Cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show could have easily been a dour affair. After all, auto sales in Europe are recovering at a grueling pace. A number of major …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

Boston

Stem cells: Living adult tissue transformed back into embryo state

<b>The living tissue inside an animal has been regressed back into an embryonic state for the first time, Spanish researchers say.</b><p>They believe it could lead to new ways of repairing the body, for example after a heart attack.<p>However, the study published in the journal Nature, showed the technique led …

University College London

SlickLogin Aims To Kill The Password By Singing A Silent Song To Your Smartphone

The password needs to die, and SlickLogin is trying to help kill it.<p>Launching into closed beta in the Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield today, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it.<p>Here’s the idea: as a user, you’d go to whatever …

Bali Bikini Party @ Ku De Ta with FTV | FashionTV

Beard Trimmers Come With Lasers Now, Everybody Go Back to Bed

If you're absolutely fanatical about keeping the lines of your beard or goatee clean and symmetrical, you probably tossed your old razor after seeing …

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Optician's clinic that fits a pocket

<b>Cataracts cloud Mirriam Waithara's world and leave her almost blind.</b><p>She lives in a poor and remote part of Kenya where there are no opticians to pick up the problem and she is far from the only one.<p>The World Health Organization says 285 million people are blind or visually impaired.<p>The reason is …

Physiology

E-cigarettes 'as effective' as nicotine patches

<b>Electronic cigarettes appear to be at least as effective as nicotine patches in helping people to give up smoking, research suggests.</b><p>The devices, which are rapidly growing in popularity, produce a vapour containing nicotine.<p>The findings, presented at the European Respiratory Society, showed similar …

Public Health

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Scientists say potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in apparently healthy drinks is being overlooked<p>Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic designer extraordinaire Kevin Weir spends his time crafting historyGIFs. Restoring photos from …

Library of Congress

Burning Man festival 2013 - in pictures

Once a year, 68,000 people from all over the world gather for Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance

Objects & Figures Form Human Faces in Optical Illusion Paintings

Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak cleverly arranges objects, figures, and other elements in his paintings so that they suggest the form of a person’s …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

Burning Man

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Researchers find essential brain circuit in visual development

News Release<p>Monday, August 26, 2013<p>NIH-funded study could lead to new treatments for amblyopia.<p>A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the …