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Does Sweating Release Toxins?

"Sweating out toxins" is one of the commonly listed benefits of hot yoga and in-home saunas. You've heard the claim before, but <b>have you ever wondered if it's actually true</b>?<p>I'm going to answer this in just a moment, but I'll begin by saying, if you're a hot yoga fan don't get all mad and stop …

Wellness

This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like

Far from the booming metropolis of Beijing, China is building a sprawling system that combines dystopian technology and human policing. “It’s a kind of frontline laboratory for surveillance.”<p>KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police. So can inviting …

Surveillance

The 20 Most Influential People in Tech Right Now

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Women's Health

Fake attack shows how hackers could hijack our water - Futurity

Cybersecurity researchers used a new kind of ransomware to take control of a simulated water treatment plant and make the water undrinkable.

How does HTTPS protect you (and how doesn't it?)

We have long advised Web users to look for HTTPS and the lock icon in the address bar of their favorite browser (Firefox!) before typing passwords or …

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …

Medical Journals

The blessing and curse of the people who never forget

A handful of people can recall almost every day of their lives in enormous detail – and after years of research, neuroscientists are finally beginning to understand how they do it.<p>For most of us, memory is a kind of scrapbook, a mess of blurred and faded snapshots of our lives. As much as we would …

The Brain

The woman with a strange ‘second sight’

A blind woman describes how she learnt she had one of the world’s most intriguing senses.<p>It ranks among the most curious phenomena in cognitive neuroscience. A handful of people in the world have “blindsight”: they are blind, but their non-conscious brain can still sense their surroundings.<p>Milina …

Living Rooms

Battery bonanza: From frogs' legs to mobiles and electric cars

<b>Murderers in early 19th-Century London sometimes tried to kill themselves before they were hanged.</b><p>Failing that, they asked friends to give their legs a good, hard pull as they dangled from the gallows to ensure their death. Their freshly hanged bodies, they knew, would be handed to scientists for …

Clean Energy

How many hours of sleep do you actually need?

It depends on how well you want your brain to work<p>Sleep is a time suck. If you multiplied the average recommended number of hours we should sleep in a day—eight for a typical adult—by the number of days in an average lifespan (78.8 years in the United States), that would amount to about 9,587.3 …

University of Pennsylvania
Information Systems
Social Media

Hackers Are Emptying ATMs With a Single Drilled Hole and $15 Worth of Gear

Not so long ago, enterprising thieves who wanted to steal the entire contents of an ATM had to blow it up. Today, a more discreet sort of …

Men: How to Get Rid of Your Potbelly, FAST

Home » Health & Fitness » Men: How to Get Rid of Your Potbelly,...<p>I often see men in the gym with a big potbelly poking out beneath their tight …

Mac Apps

What Is Unix, and Why Does It Matter?

Most operating systems can be grouped into two different families. Aside from Microsoft’s Windows NT-based operating systems, nearly everything else …

Android is Based on Linux, But What Does That Mean?

Android may be based on Linux, but it’s not based on the type of Linux system you may have used on your PC. You can’t run Android apps on typical …

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

Drones
Privacy

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes</i>, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often …

Happiness

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall | WIRED

<i>Read part I of this story here.</i><p><i>“I imagine that someday<br>I may have a story written about<br>my life and it would be<br>good to have a detailed account of</i> …

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED

<i>“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of …

U.S. Department of Justice

It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

A hoax hit Facebook this week. Fake news about a fake app called Facezam claimed that the app could track down anyone by simply scanning their …

Machine Perception