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Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

Science & InnovationGermination<p>I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Always Popular

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

JJ Abrams: Luke Skywalker's Star Wars absence is 'no accident'

Film-maker admits he always intended to omit Mark Hamill’s Jedi knight from advance publicity for the new episode of the long-running space opera<p>JJ Abrams has confirmed that the absence of Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker from pre-publicity for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is entirely deliberate.<p>The …

Luke Skywalker

Hillary's listening face during the Benghazi hearings

Google’s first quarter under Alphabet continues strong growth in revenue and profit

Time to learn the ABCs of Alphabet<p>Welcome to a new era of Google earnings. Or should I say, Alphabet earnings. Google has now been ingested as just one part of a larger holding company called Alphabet. Investors have been asking for more detail on Google's finances for a long time, and Alphabet was …

5 Budget-Friendly Chicken Thigh Recipes to Cook For Dinner

Americans love chicken. As a country, we now eat more chicken than beef, according to Priceonomics, a reversal of a 100-year-long trend. Not only is …

Apple Focuses On 3D Touch With New iPhone 6s Ad

Apple unveiled a new ad for the iPhone 6s. It follows the same vein as the previous ads, saying “the only thing that’s changed is everything.” This time, the company focuses on 3D Touch, one of the most important new features in the iPhone 6s.<p>It takes the time to explain how the peek and pop …

Apps

Pluto filled with 'spectacular colours' and varying terrain, Nasa's New Horizons mission reveals

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft discovered towering ice mountains and ridges, rolling plains, and icebergs floating in lakes of frozen nitrogen<p>Pluto is a world of "spectacular" colours, dramatic surface features and dynamic geology, the first published results from a fly-by of the dwarf planet have …

New York Comic Con: Supergirl will battle Toyman

<i>Supergirl</i>, CBS’ upcoming series about Krypton’s most famous daughter, soared into the Empire Room at New York Comic Con Sunday afternoon, screening …

ITC finds that Samsung and Qualcomm didn't violate NVIDIA patents

NVIDIA's first patent lawsuit campaign isn't exactly going according to plan. The US International Trade Commission has ruled that Samsung and Qualcomm aren't infringing on NVIDIA's graphics patents. The judge rejected two of the patent claims outright and deemed a third patent invalid. There's …

Edward Snowden Says He'd Go to Prison to Come Home

Speaking to the BBC, the NSA whistleblower said his lawyers were still awaiting a plea deal from the U.S. government.<p>Edward Snowden isn’t the spy who came in from the cold, but he might be edging slowly toward the warmth.<p>In an interview with the BBC, the beloved and reviled whistleblower said he’d …

Surveillance

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Brain

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Is Peeple, 'Yelp, but for humans,' a good idea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if your value to the world could be summarized in a single rating of one to five stars, generated by the opinions of the people around you — a simple score that reflects your reputation, goodwill and general likeability?<p>It's a compelling idea — and a singularly terrible one: While …

Walmart CEO tells staff 450 job cuts aim to make are to become more "nimble" retailer

Walmart (WMT) CEO Doug McMillon told staff on Friday that the retailer would cut 450 jobs at its Bentonville, Arkansas headquarters in a bid to …

Ten killed in shooting at Ore. community college

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Ten people were killed and another seven injured Thursday after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at a community college here in southern Oregon.<p>Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with officers at …

Oregon

New Virus Found in Blood Supply — But Don't Freak Out Just Yet

Health news<p>Scientists have found a new virus that can be transmitted by blood transfusions and other blood-based products.<p>It looks a little like the hepatitis C virus, which can cause permanent liver damage, and a little like the human pegivirus, which appears to be harmless, the team reports in …

Public Health

Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'

<b>Everyone is surrounded by a unique "cloud" of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at the University of Oregon in the US.</b><p>Walk through someone else's cloud, and it will "rain" bacteria on your skin and be breathed into your lungs.<p>The study on 11 people, published in the journal …

Biology

Sony's virtual reality headset has a name: PlayStation VR

Despite still having no release date, Sony announced that its virtual reality headset has a name: PlayStation VR.<p>The device was only known as ‘Project Morpheus’ before today. Sony announced the new name at its SCEJA Press Conference in Japan today, but didn’t give any further details outside of a …

Virtual Reality

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 to feature super fast LTE, powerful WiFi and smarter connectivity

You all know how Qualcomm is! They like teasing us by letting information trickle out of their news room drop by drop. The Snapdragon 820 is to be their most high-end chipset and we want to know all about it, but they simply won’t divulge all the details soon enough! First they announced it and …

Barclaycard to launch NFC payments on Android ahead of Apple Pay

Since Apple Pay launched in the UK, several banks have been dragging their heels when it comes to supporting the contactless payment platform. Lloyds and Halifax begun a gradual roll-out just last week, casting renewed shade on Barclays, which appears to be more interested in its bPay gear (and …

Feminists 'are more likely to watch porn'

In perhaps surprising news, people who watched pornography were found by the University of Western Ontario to be more likely to have feminist views<p>Porn watchers are more likely to be feminist, a study from the University of Western Ontario has found.<p>The article "Is pornography really about making …

Review: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' Is A Glorious Return To Form

<b>M. Night Shyamalan</b> <b></b><b>roars back to life with this deliciously creepy and funny little triumph.</b><p><b>The</b> <b></b><b>Box</b> <b></b><b>Office:</b><p><i>The Visit</i> comes courtesy of Universal/Comcast Corp. and is yet another micro-budget Blumhouse production. The film, which cost just $5 million to produce, drops Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The …

Movies

Driver to deputy: 'No wonder you people get shot'

Homo Naledi, New Human Species Found: Pictures

How 'Human' Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

These images, like the others released today, were taken by New Horizons' LORRI camera. It's the same black-and-white camera that captured all those wonderful images as New Horizons approached Pluto, as well as this now-famous portrait of the dwarf planet. While LORRI captures images in black and …

Nazi-Saluting Cop Plans to Sue for Defamation of Character

A cop who was found in KKK garb giving a Nazi salute claims he has a perfectly valid reason and should not have been fired.<p>Nazi-saluting cops who’ve …