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The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

200 million eggs recalled over salmonella fears

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the plant number and Julian date range of the eggs possibly contaminated with salmonella. It has since been corrected.</i><p>GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and stores in nine states are …

Environmental Health

U.S. regulator approves SpaceX plan for broadband satellite services

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator on Thursday gave formal approval to a plan by Elon Musk's SpaceX to build a global broadband network using satellites.<p>"This is the first approval of a U.S.-licensed satellite constellation to provide broadband services using a new …

Net Neutrality

Car companies are ditching the sedan — but there are still some great ones on the market

Alfa Romeo

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat

Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Your abilities to speak and swallow are frequently signs of how well you're coping after a stroke, but measuring that is difficult. Microphones frequently can't distinguish between the patient and ambient sounds, and there's the not-so-small problem of making sensors that can hold up to the rigors …

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

In the <i>Matrix</i> series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.<p>Railway police in Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, are the first in the …

Scientists have proven the existence of the strangest state of matter: superionic ice

In 1935, the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>, a student-run newspaper of Harvard University, carried the following clip:<p>Percy W. Bridgman ’04, professor of physics, can now make ice which will not melt until a temperature higher than the boiling point of water is attained.<p>This was newsworthy indeed. Bridgman went …

Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient's DNA

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare …

Medicine

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Particle Physics

Magnepan MMGi speakers are a stupendously thin wall of sound

Chances are you've never heard -- or seen -- a speaker that sounds like the Magnepan MMGi.<p>Magnepan is known for its large flat panel speakers, but it also offers smaller, more affordable ones. The original MMG shared much of the same tech as the bigger Magnepans and won the hearts of many aspiring …

Audiophile

New drug restores memories in brain-damaged mice

For the first time, scientists have reversed memory and learning deficits in mice following traumatic brain injuries. This new research could someday lead to treatments for head trauma and debilitating cognitive diseases.<p>More than 2 million Americans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are seen in …

The Brain

Drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, two studies say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies published Monday.<p>The findings have resurfaced the centuries-old conversation on coffee's health effects.<p>One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study …

Coffee

Vitamin D – a new sunburn treatment?

Although a lot of us may already slather on the vitamin E when we get sunburned, it looks like vitamin <i>D</i> might also help our skin to recover. In a …

Vitamin D

Heartburn drugs tied to increased risk of early death, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> At prescription strength, proton-pump inhibitors are associated with a potential 25% increased risk of early death from any cause, suggests new research published Monday in the British Medical Journal Open.<p>This study did not examine over-the-counter proton-pump inhibitors or particular …

Biomedicine

Study Uncovers the Truth About "Sleeping Positions"

There are almost countless sleeping positions. There’s side, stomach, back, log, starfish, free fall, covered in crumbs, and more.<p>The truth is no one …

The Bugatti Chiron can't go over 300 MPH because no tire can handle it

Motor Authority The Bugatti Chiron had big shoes to fill when it arrived to replace the beloved Veyron.<p>So far, it's showed it has the credentials to be a proper follow-up act. However, no one has been able to fully experience the true speeds the 1,480-horsepower hypercar is capable of.<p>That's …

Sports Cars

Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for 'crazy boat'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Walvis Bay, 2012.</i><p>Flamingos soar over the Namibian coastline as the fastest sailor in history flies by at 78mph.<p>A decade of work, unwavering belief and dedication to the cause is crystallized in a single record-breaking moment.<p>Welcome to the Bonneville Salt Flats of speed sailing.<p>Meet Paul …

Coastlines

Have donut holes gotten smaller? This compelling vintage chart says yes.

Today is National Doughnut Day, a day with a surprisingly long history — but there's more to doughnut day than pastry celebration alone.<p>At first, it sounds like the plot of a wild pastry-based conspiracy theory: over the course of a couple of decades, our nation's donuts holes dramatically …

Krispy Kreme

Solder Together a Fairy Lights Mason Jar

This project is an Arduino variant of the Pimoroni firefly light project, made patriotic for the Fourth of July. Basically you place three strings of battery-powered LEDs into a glass jar and use a microcontroller to sequentially fade the light strands — first red, then white, and finally blue, …

Reach inbox zero in Gmail with these 5 tricks

Take charge of your emails<p>When it comes to email, it's usually a case of can't live with it, can't live without it. These messages make up an essential part of modern-day communications, but sorting through them takes up an inordinate amount of time, time that could be spent doing something more …

Apps

“NERBORUTA” BMW R75/7

The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2016

Another year is almost over, but there’s no sign of the custom scene losing pace. Exciting new shops are springing up all over the world, as the heavy hitters establish their positions.<p>Here’s our annual roundup of Bike EXIF’s biggest hits—the 2016 Bikes Of The Year. As always, this list is based on …

Top 10

Black Beauty: NCT’s wild custom BMW R100

There’s a time for building practical, sensible bikes—and there’s a time for hanging loose. Like when you’re working on a shop bike, with no client or brief in sight.<p>You’re looking at National Custom Tech‘s latest in-house project—a BMW R100 RT dubbed Black Stallion #28. Like any good showpiece, …

Motorcycles

Pretty, fast: This stunning BMW from 46Works wins races

On the surface, building a custom and building a race bike are pretty similar endeavors. And there are quite a few builders with track records: in the US, there’s Roland Sands, Michael Woollaway of Deus, and Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles.<p>Their road going bikes differ in style, but all have …

Motorcycles

Blast From The Past: A BMW R nineT inspired by the 1936 R5

The first time the world laid eyes on the BMW R nineT was three years ago—when it was teased as Roland Sands’ blistering Concept 90. Since then, bolt-on nineT parts have been flying out of the Californian workshop.<p>So we were surprised when we realized that RSD haven’t tackled another ground-up R …

Motorcycles

After election rupture, CEOs seek unity for staff, customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is telling his employees to "keep moving forward." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is saying "progress does not move in a straight line." T-Mobile's CEO John Legere tweeted "let's see what an out of the box, non-typical, non-politician can do for America!"<p>CEOs of …

CEOs

Let 6-year-olds walk to school alone, European officials advise parents

LONDON — The idea of 6-year-old children walking to school alone would horrify a lot of parents. In Spain, however, parents are actively being encouraged to let their kids walk off without them.<p>Since 2010, a program now implemented in seven communities has tested how much space parents should allow …

Europe

How to keep your iPhone from tracking your location in iOS 10

A quick peek at your iPhone’s location services settings is a (slightly creepy) reminder of how much of our privacy we entrust in Apple.<p>Allowing our …