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Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Google Lens turns your phone into a super-intelligent camera

Google's image-recognition AI just got way smarter.<p>The company announced a new computer-vision platform, Google Lens, which could give our smartphone …

Google Lens

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Print sticky notes from your phone in 5 seconds with the Neumonic

The Mangoslab Nemonic is a thermal printer for sticky notes.<p>The Mangoslab Nemonic is a petite printer for Post-It notes and it's pretty damn cool. Technically it doesn't use official Post-It paper, but the sticky notes it prints are very similar.<p>Using its app you can write down notes, use a …

Apple Watch Nike+ Ads Starring Kevin Hart Debut

The Apple Watch Nike+, with its special band, watch faces, and fitness features was released on October 28, 2016. Today, Nike released a series of ads titled <i>The Man Who Kept Running</i> starring actor-comedian Kevin Hart to show off the new watch.<p>The ads follow Hart as he leaves to try his new Apple …

Apple Watch

All the cool new gadgets at CES 2017

Autonomous Cars

You can now delete (almost) all trace of yourself from the web at the click of a button

The internet never forgets. What may have been an embarrassing Facebook photo eight years ago could be dredged up to affect future job prospects, or …

Privacy

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Silkworms were fed graphene to produce 'super silk' and it could be the future of wearables

Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly …

Nanotech

GE made an oilfield drone that can sniff out gas leaks

At the opening of GE's new oil and gas R&D center in Oklahoma, the multi-business company has also presented its new methane-sniffing helicopter drone called "Raven." GE started working on the project last year, and it proved that the 20-pound machine can indeed do what it was created for during a …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

IPhone 7

Apparently we have more than 5 senses — THREE more, according to science

Growing up, we all learned that our wonderfully complicated human selves are equipped with the ability to hear, smell, taste, feel and touch. …

Born to be lazy? How to change your walk to burn calories faster - TODAY.com

Feeling a bit intimidated by people boasting about their impressive step counts on Facebook or in real life? Well, don't get too discouraged by your 5,000 daily steps — a new study led by the American Cancer Society found that even short walks may help you live longer.<p>The American Heart Association …

Fitness

VIDEO: The #1 reason people die early in each country

150,000 people die across the world each day. But what is it about certain countries that cause people to die too soon? Vox just released a …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Tonight, a supermoon will shine red with the blood of the innocent

Actually it's just refracted light from the Sun<p>This Sunday, the Moon will provide a big, bloody show for those looking up into the night sky. A total lunar eclipse — sometimes referred to as a blood moon due to the Moon's dark red glow — is scheduled to begin at 10:11PM ET on Sunday.<p>But this …

See the supermoon lunar eclipse rise

A rare cosmic coincidence is happening Sunday in dark skies around the world, and you won't need any special equipment to see it.<p>The moon will be at …

How to watch tonight’s eclipse online

On the wrong part of Earth for tonight’s eclipse? Clouded out? Here are links to online viewing.<p>A total eclipse of the moon is visible tonight …

Astronomy

Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might …

The First Ever Weather Map Has Been Made For a Planet Outside Our Solar System

Just 8,690 km/h winds at 1,800 degrees Celsius, nbd.<p>A recent investigation into the conditions on exoplanet HD 189733b, located 63 light-years away …

Astronomy

The meteor from Borough Park: Meet the Hasidic woman who manages risk for the NSA

WASHINGTON – This is the impossible story of a girl from a Hasidic community in Brooklyn, who was raised speaking Yiddish and studied Torah in …

Carson stands by statement: Pyramids in Egypt built by Biblical figure Joseph

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday stood by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the Biblical figure Joseph to store grain — not as tombs for pharaohs.<p>Video posted online Wednesday by Buzzfeed News shows Carson explaining his theory 17 years ago at a Michigan …

Nordstrom Pulls Hannukah Sweater Seen as Spreading Jewish Stereotypes

Nordstrom (JWN) became the latest retailer to land in hot water with customers over a piece of clothing intended to be humorous but instead offended …

Ex-roommate of Facebook founder becomes rabbi in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was launching a social media revolution 12 years ago, one of his suitemates at Harvard University was pursuing a different status: becoming a rabbi in Israel.<p>Arie Hasit finally achieved his dream this month when, after years studying Jewish …

Social Media

Sorry, Nike's new 'Back to the Future' shoes didn't leak on Twitter

Max Erdenberger accidentally sent a legion of "Back to the Future" fans into a tizzy with an innocent tweet Wednesday showing him holding a Nike Air Mag shoe. He sports a serious expression, and the only text accompanying the image is "October 21, 2015." That's a reference to the date Mary McFly …

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Israeli mini-scanner tells what's in food, drink or pills

Consumer Physics says its SCiO tool sends data on the chemical makeup of a substance to the user's smartphone, where a variety of applications will present the results.<p>It is "the first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand," says Dror Sharon, co-founder of the firm based in Hod …

Is Toyota Trying to Build a Flying Car? If So, It Won't Be the First

Wouldn’t it be great to fly home after a long day’s work — taking to the air rather than getting stuck in a traffic jam?<p>That’s a fantasy nearly as old as the auto industry itself and now, it seems, one that Japanese giant Toyota Motor Co. may be trying to make a reality.<p>The Verge first reported …

Google's 'Self-Driving Toaster' Finally Rattles Automakers

A new hire shows the search-engine giant is getting serious about autonomous cars.<p>Before Google introduced the prototype of its autonomous car -- aka the "self-driving toaster" -- to the public last year, the search-engine giant made the rounds of the major automakers to explain the concept. At …