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Stick-On Monitoring Patch Moves And Stretches With Skin

Like a Band-Aid that keeps track of your activities<p>Bracelets or belts that track your activity and vitals may soon be a thing of the past. Engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have produced a health-monitoring device that looks like a Band-Aid. …

Northwestern University

What the internet will be like in 2025

• The internet makes it harder to read<p>The internet is encouraging humans to indulge their base instincts at the expense of social progress, respondents …

5 Weird Foods on the Menu of the Future

Wondering what will be for dinner 20 or 30 years from now? Here's what your meal might look like in the not-so-distant future.

Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.<p>Surgeons are not always able to tell if they have removed all the cancerous tissues and many patients face a follow-up operation to remove more.<p>The goggles create an augmented reality, showing cancerous …

Augmented Reality

Why China gets a miserable return on its $5.9 trillion in foreign assets

After Japan, China is the world’s largest investor. It also might be the one that gets the lowest returns. Last year, China’s global assets—both the government’s and those of private investors—rose to $5.9 trillion, a 14% increase on 2012. That’s $1.97 trillion more than foreigners invested in …

China

American teens don’t hang out at malls anymore. They eat at restaurants

The suburban shopping mall has been part of American adolescent life since at least the 1950s, as the default location where teens hung out.<p>Now, malls are dying. Across the country, these giant suburban monstrosities have been closing, due in part to their inability to compete with cheaper online …

Food & Dining

China’s princelings are taking over its private equity industry

In China, family really is everything. Alvin Jiang, the 28-year-old grandson of former president Jiang Zemin and head of one of the country’s hottest private equity firms, stands to make millions from two of China’s largest initial public offerings—those of e-commerce giant Alibaba and state debt …

China

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <i>Morning Edition</i> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of …

Draghi welcomes unconventional easing as IMF pushes for action

Disney is sued over new ride access policy for disabled

Families of children with disabilities have sued Walt Disney Co. theme parks and resorts in Anaheim and Orlando, Fla., over a new policy allowing guests with disabilities quick access to rides and attractions.<p>The suit, filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, …

Posturing, tensions face G20 in first meeting since Russia put troops in Crimea

The United States, Canada and their allies in the Group of Seven nations will find it more difficult to isolate Russia as finance ministers gathered Friday around the bigger table of the Group of 20.<p>It's not that they won't try. As meetings began Thursday evening, Russia was placed between the …