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Ottawa to expand and centralize national computer system

Canada's research cyberinfrastructure is getting its first major injection of federal dollars since 2006. Over the next two years, the much-needed financial boost will be used to consolidate an ageing patchwork of two dozen regional computer systems into four key sites in Ontario and British …

Picky eating is usually harmless but can signal young children's emotional woes, study says

Related<p>Death to the chicken finger<p>CHICAGO - Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, …

7 Reasons the Xbox One and Playstation 4 Aren't As Good As Their Predecessors

Sony and Microsoft really stumbled out of the gate this console generation. This is the first time I’ve upgraded systems and thought "oh no! This has …

Obstructive sleep apnea can be an underestimated foe

It is estimated that 20 percent of U.S. adults suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during …

Cardiovascular System

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Adolescents with sleep problems more likely to self-harm

There is a strong relationship between sleep problems such as insomnia, and self-harm, according to findings in a new Norwegian study.<p>The study is …

Depression

This High Triglycerides Diet Actually Lowers Triglycerides

Most people with high triglycerides are told to <i>cut down</i> on certain types of foods, like trans fats and added sugars. Rarely, however, do health care …

Nutrition

15 Diabetes-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

Easy-to-make meatless meals that will satisfy your appetite and your nutritional needs.

The Curious Sleep Apnea and Heart Rhythm Connection

Dealing with one chronic condition can be difficult; dealing with two or more amps up the challenge for your heart. That's something all too familiar …

Sleep

This Is Why You REALLY Shouldn’t Be Wearing Pyjamas In Bed…

<b>They might be our favourite item of clothing (who doesn’t love some fluffy PJ goodness?), but sleeping in pyjamas is actually bad for your …

Poll: Should iOS 9’s Proactive make privacy compromises to better rival Google Now?

I was genuinely excited when my colleague Mark Gurman revealed iOS 9’s Proactive — Apple’s competitor to the Android assistant Google Now — because it sounded like something that would radically improve my daily iPhone use. “Like Google Now,” Mark said, “Proactive will automatically provide timely …

Google Now

Sleep Is the Most Underrated Health Habit

The most basic shift we can make in redefining success in our lives has to do with our strained relationship with sleep.As Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, put it, "Sleep is the most underrated health habit." Most of us fail to make good use of such an invaluable …

Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages

Apple's proposed solution is both incredibly simple and incredibly clever: People like to <i>leave</i> voicemails (it's often quicker to orally deliver your information than it is to type it in a text message). But they don't like to <i>receive</i> voicemails (it's a lot quicker to read a text than it is to listen …

iOS

EFF is building a stronger 'Do Not Track' browser setting

Despite "Do Not Track" being a standard option on Firefox, Chrome and Safari (but not Microsoft Edge), many unscrupulous advertisers are still secretly tracking the browsing habits of internet users. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed with Adblock, Medium, Mixpanel and …

Security researchers build on PC vulnerabilities to create first firmware-based Mac worm

While Apple generally puts a lot of effort into making sure that Macs remain virus-free and secure, a duo of researchers, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson, have discovered that many PC firmware vulnerabilities also affect Macs, leaving Apple’s hardware open to attacks on the firmware that can survive …

Firmware

EA Teases X-Wings And New Gameplay Mode For 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

Where are the X-Wings? The people asked. Sure, lasers and lightsabers are cool, but the X-Wings: we want the X-Wings. Vehicles have been a crucial part of the <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> series before, but we didn’t see any of them at the E3 gameplay preview. It looks like that’s going to change for …

Star Wars: Battlefront

First Firmware Worm Able to Infect Macs Created by Researchers

A team of researchers has created the first firmware worm that's able to infect Macs, reports <i>Wired</i>. Building on "Thunderstrike" exploits uncovered earlier this year, the worm, dubbed "Thunderstrike 2," infects Macs at the firmware level, making it nearly impossible to remove. Embedded into …

Firmware

Here's the Terrifying Reality of Sleep Paralysis

My experience with sleep paralysis begins as a six-year-old.<p>I wake up in the dead of night only to find his dark shadow hovering over me again. His …

7 Foods You Should Keep Out of Your Kitchen

We all know what we like to keep on hand come meal or snack time – but be sure to steer clear of these 7 food items you should keep out of your …

Five of the best board games from Gen Con 2015

Gen Con 2015, the best four days in gaming, was held this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. Polygon was there working the vendor floor, trying to get hands on with as many new tabletop games as we could muster. Here are five of the best new games we played this year.<p>Codenames<p>A tiny little game …

Matchstick snuffs out Firefox-based streaming dongle

Developers behind the unreleased streaming stick blame challenges related to digital rights management for the cancellation.<p>Matchstick, the dongle intended to challenge Google's Chromecast in streaming video and music to your television, is no more.<p>The team behind the HDMI media-streaming stick …

9 practical uses for your obsolete Apple TV

OK, play time is over. Last week’s article on five things to do with your obsolete Apple TV was meant to bring some light humor to your day, but we heard your comments loud and clear. Many of you looking for legitimate tips on what to do with an old Apple TV felt misled by the headline when you …

Smart TV

Helicopter Parenting Isn’t Killing Millennials, but This Is

Doing this could save your kid's sanity (and maybe even his life).

Parenting

Researchers create a worm that infects Macs silently and permanently

Macs have typically been heralded as the more secure of the two main operating systems. But according to researchers, at the firmware level, that's not necessarily true. Ahead of their 'Thunderstrike 2: Sith Strike' Black Hat presentation, Xeno Kovah, Trammell Hudson and Corey Kallenberg …