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Our privacy is losing out to Internet-connected household devices

It's called the Internet of Things and, judging by all the connected gadgets and appliances unveiled at last week's Consumer Electronics Show, it's about to strip you of what little privacy you have left.<p>Taken piecemeal, there's much to recommend about the idea of controlling household devices via …

Geeky Gadgets Deals Of The Week, January 16th 2016

There have been some awesome deals available in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store this week so it is time for our weekly round up of the most popular …

Gear & Gadgets

5 Kitchen Gadgets We’re Eyeing for 2016

We all know preparing great food is about technique and practice, but a few nifty gadgets can’t hurt.<p>Committing to a kitchen gadget can be tough, …

Tech me beautiful: Gadgets that promise to make your skin look great

A bit off the beaten path at CES 2016 was the Beauty Tech Summit, which had an array of companies with gadgets designed to make you feel oh-so …

Skin Care

10 Sanity-Saving Gadgets for Moms

From handy to drool-worthy, meet the 10 gadgets that are parenting game-changers.<p>1<p>ZoLi Buzz B Nail Trimmer<p>Cringing at the thought of clipping baby’s …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: BlipCast headphones, an alarm clock rug, and more

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Crowd Funding

World digest: Jan. 17, 2016

FRANCE<p>Man dies after taking part in drug trial<p>A man taking part in a trial for an experimental painkiller died in a hospital on Sunday and five other participants remain hospitalized in one of France’s most troubling medical incidents.<p>French prosecutors have launched a manslaughter investigation …

Obama's Upbeat Message About Ending Malaria Omits Discouraging Signs

President Obama took a moment in his final State of the Union Address Tuesday to voice optimism that people have the power to bring an end to the worldwide menace of malaria.<p>"Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS, and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with …

China's Baidu To Face Punishment Over Porn, False Medical Ads

China’s Internet regulator says search engine operator Baidu will face punishment over pornographic contents and false medical advertisements, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday.<p>Baidu recently came under attack for selling management of its disease-related online discussion forums, …

China

A portrait of the National Health Service: 'It's almost like a religion'

Displayed, not particularly prominently, on an otherwise bare wall in the entrance of the Springfield building, the headquarters of the university hospitals of North Midlands NHS trust in Stoke-on-Trent, is a small plaque.<p>“A patient,” it discreetly says, “is not an interruption to our work, [but] …

Radiation Therapy

Man left brain-dead after French drug trial dies in hospital

A French man in his 20s who volunteered to take part in a drug trial has died after serious side effects left him brain dead.<p>Five other men are still in hospital “in a stable condition”, but doctors fear three of them may have suffered irreversible brain damage.<p>The drug, which acted on the body’s …

Medicine

Breakthrough treatment for MS patient

Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually associated with cancer.<p>Steven Storey was diagnosed with MS in 2013 and within a year went from being an able-bodied athlete to needing a wheelchair and losing …

UN whistleblower who exposed sexual abuse by peacekeepers is exonerated

The UN whistleblower who exposed the sexual abuse of children by peacekeepers in Central African Republic has been completely exonerated after an internal investigation.<p>Anders Kompass, the director of field operations for the office of the high commissioner for human rights in Geneva, was suspended …

Africa

ISIS Militants Kidnap More Than 400 Civilians in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has been accused of abducting more than 400 civilians from the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, …

Human Rights

Search on for Americans missing in Iraq

The U.S. State Department is cooperating with Iraqi security forces to locate and rescue three American contractors missing in Baghdad in the wake of reports that the U.S. citizens were kidnapped over the weekend.<p>"We are working with the full cooperation of the Iraqi authorities to locate and …

U.S. State Department

Missing Hong Kong bookseller shows up on Chinese TV in teary confession

One of the five missing Hong Kong booksellers has appeared on Chinese TV, in a teary-eyed confession claiming he had voluntarily turned himself in to …

Hong Kong

Protesters Armed With Farts And Dildos At Mass Shooting Drill

<b>Many, including pro-campus carry groups, gathered in opposition to the controversial mock mass shooting performance staged just outside of UT campus</b> …

CES 2016 Preview: Toyota to highlight new artificial intelligence tech - Auto Industry News

Marcus De Guzman / Toyota | December 14, 2015 16:27<p>Toyota set to announce new details on interconnected driving, artificial intelligence<p>Toyota Motor …

Google's New AI System Could Be 'Machine Learning' Breakthrough

Whether you're trying to translate something into a different language, turn your spoken words into text or sift through thousands of saved photos …

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Depression

Genetic Basis for Increased Risk of Impulsive Violence

Scientists have identified a gene that may increase the risk for impulsivity and violence, particularly in men.<p>The new study adds fuel to the debate …

Is this the END of malaria? Scientists reveal genetically modified 'infertility' gene plan

GETTYScientists have created a gene to stop malaria-carrying mosquitos infertile<p>The Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes are renowned for spreading malaria …

The Impossible Defense of an Accused 'Atheist' the Saudis Want to Behead

In Saudi Arabia the number of writers and bloggers facing the whip and the sword—and even crucifixion—is growing. Sound a bit like ISIS? Many think …

A wall of skulls shows why story of humankind has to be rewritten

A stark demonstration of the dramatic changes that have swept through the science of human evolution will be revealed this week at London’s Natural History Museum. A wall of skulls has been built at the entrance of its new human evolution gallery, graphically showing how our understanding of our …

Natural History Museum

The Great Human Migration

Seventy-seven thousand years ago, a craftsman sat in a cave in a limestone cliff overlooking the rocky coast of what is now the Indian Ocean. It was …

Watch Live Monday: SpaceX Launching Dragon Cargo Delivery to Space Station

SpaceX will launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station on Monday (April 2) at 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT). Live coverage of the …

Has Dark Matter Finally Been Seen? Time Will Tell

In a new finding that could have game-changing effects if borne out, two astrophysicists think they've finally tracked down the elusive signature of …

2015 December 14 - Pluto: From Mountains to Plains

<b>Pluto: From Mountains to Plains</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Johns Hopkins U. APL, SwRI<p><b>Explanation:</b> What do the sharpest views ever of Pluto show? As the …

China's Latest 'Airpocalypse' Seen from Space

Severe air pollution is choking China with thick veils of smog, and yesterday (Dec. 7), Beijing issued a red alert — the highest possible — due to …