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Can Your Ceramic Cookware Give You Lead Poisoning?

How does lead wind up in crockpots and other ceramic food and drink containers? Ceramic ware is glazed before entering a kiln to bake. These glazes sometimes contain lead to give products an attractive shine.<p>Crockpots — ceramic slow cookers that coax chili into tender perfection — can make home …

Ceramics

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

This U.S. State Will Pay You $2,000 a Year for Being a Resident

Whether you're struggling to keep up with debt, or you have the spending habits of Carrie Bradshaw, we could all use a little monetary support now …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

South America

Skype breaks the language barrier with real-time translation on mobile calls

Skype is making it easier to break the language barrier.<p>In a new blog post, the company announced it’s extending its real-time translation feature to support mobile and landline calls – even if the caller on the other side doesn’t have Skype.<p>The Microsoft-owned video chat service initially …

Apple’s new TV app goes live on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad

Apple’s new TV application is now available to all users, thanks to the iOS and tvOS updates rolling out today. The app, first introduced this fall, offers Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users a single destination to access the TV shows and movies from across the apps you have installed on your devices, …

Smart TV

The real health benefits of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff. Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Diabetes

Beautiful equations: E=mc² explained in two minutes – video

There’s beauty in simplicity. For space scientist and Sky At Night host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, there’s nothing more beautiful than the way that Einstein’s theory of special relativity unlocks our understanding of how energy, mass and the speed of light work in the universe<p>Magic numbers: can maths …

Theory of Relativity

Want more bang for your vacation cruise buck? See which lines U.S. News says deliver value

Want to know which cruise lines are the best for the money? Celebrity Cruises took the top best-value spot in U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings, which were released Tuesday.<p>An estimated 24 million passengers are expected to take an ocean cruise this year, according to the Cruise Lines …