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Baby sugar glider takes flying lessons | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “Caturday” video features an adorable young sugar glider (known as a “joey”) practicing her gliding skills in front of a fan<p>I couldn’t resist sharing this video with you: today’s “Caturday” video features an adorable young sugar glider (known as a “joey”) practicing her gliding skills in …

Galaxy Note 5 Images Leak, Will Anger Users

I thought the bets were off. No phone would prove more controversial in 2015 than the Galaxy S6. It seems I was wrong…<p>If leaked images obtained by the ever reliable French tech site Nowhereelse.fr prove correct (and it nailed both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 designs prior to launch) then Samsung is …

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Out of control vaping makes Hawaii raise smoking age to 21

Becomes first state in US with smoking limit of 21<p>Hawaii is the first state in the US to raise its smoking age to 21, a measure that was signed into law on Friday and will become effective January 1st. The law bans the sale of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21; it also bans their …

The $10,000 Apple Watch Edition doesn't stand a chance against these magnets

It's cruel enough to purposely destroy an Apple Watch — not to mention a $10,000 gold Apple Watch Edition.<p>The pro YouTuber TechRax, who clearly has a …

Apple Watch

BlackBerry is reportedly planning a switch to Android

BlackBerry may release an Android smartphone this fall.<p>BlackBerry is considering a new smartphone that will run Google's Android operating system in …

Gear & Gadgets

App Thinning in iOS 9 might finally mean your 16GB iPhone isn't always out of space

A new feature Apple is quietly building into iOS 9 called ‘App Thinning‘ means that your phone may have more free space and use less data to update.<p>App Thinning is a new feature that optimizes the install of iOS and watchOS apps to use the lowest amount of storage space on your device.<p>Each app will …

Queen Bee syndrome is a myth, women do help each other rise to top

In fact, the real reason for the shortage of women in top positions is down to men still clinging on to control, according to new reserach by Columbia Business School<p>The theory that women who rise to the top of their profession try to stop other women succeeding is a myth, new research has …

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

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Cranberry Upside Down Cake

1K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 3K<p>I <i>have</i> to eat fruit every day. If I don’t, I wither away psychologically. When I was in New York for a while this winter, it was tough …

In overweight teens, food ads appeal to mouth and brain

When a sitcom's laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention - especially if that brain sits atop a body that carries excess fat, a new study says.<p>In teens with higher proportions of body fat, the brain's …

Fast Food

McDonald's Wage Protests Continue as Shareholders Meet

Protesters marched on McDonald's corporate headquarters Thursday.<p>Sign up to receive the latest updates and smartest advice from the editors of MONEY

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Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal …

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18 Little Grocery Shopping Mistakes That Will Cost You Money

Check yourself before you wreck yourself with this list of food shopping mistakes that could bruise your ego — and your wallet.<p>This is a no-brainer, for sure, but we're all guilty of taking a trip to the supermarket when there's a <i>rumbly in our tumbly</i>.<p>Heck, it might even be our own subconscious way …

Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorithms, biologist Miriam Barlow of the University of California, Merced and mathematician Kristina Crona of American University in Washington, D.C. were …

Russian minister accuses Apple of distributing gay porn to minors

Some people just won’t let go, will they?<p>Still upset about Apple’s much-maligned U2 album giveaway last year, Russian politician Alexander Starovoitov has come up with a new complaint we’ve not heard before: That by gifting <i>Songs of Innocence</i> to millions of iTunes customers around the world, Apple …

The Pirate Bay opens up registration to new users, months after coming back online

It’s been a rough five months for file-sharing website the Pirate Bay, but today the site is a little bit closer to its normal state.<p>The website has reopened registration to new accounts today, for the first time since the site came back online in late January. The torrent-sharing site was taken …

U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according to a new forecast from the U.S. Energy Department.<p>The price of oil is fairly low -- about $55 a barrel. But if it spikes above $100 that could spur more U.S. oil production and cut demand for imported oil, according …

Pocket Launches An All New Design For The Web

Pocket has today launched a new website that works across desktop and mobile, and features a cleaner design that makes it easier to access frequently used options.<p>Pocket’s service allows you to quickly save an article for later by clicking a button in your browser or on your phone which plops it …

‘Going Clear’ director demands IRS repeal Scientology’s tax-exempt status

<i>This post is in partnership with TheWrap. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>thewrap.com.</i><p>By Tony Maglio, <i>TheWrap</i><p>“Going Clear” filmmaker Alex …

Edu-Racketeers Convicted In Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal

Teachers being escorted to jail in handcuffs is not something we expect to see as we desperately seek to improve U.S. educational performance. However, that is precisely what occurred Wednesday, April 1, in Atlanta’s Fulton County Superior Court.<p>Ten years since the Atlanta cheating conspiracy …

Why You Should Go to Restaurants When the Weather Is Really Bad

Yes, you should get to restaurants in bad weather (as long as you can get there safely).<p>A few things happen in the <i>BA</i> offices when the weather gets nasty. We complain. We all put on our duck boots. And we make dinner plans. “Whenever there’s inclement weather, even if I have no plans of going out, I …

‘Smart’ bandage sees wounds before they’re visible

A new type of bandage does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee.<p>The “smart bandage” uses electrical currents to detect …

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McDonald's Workers Claim Managers Recommend Treating Burns With Condiments

Just under 30 McDonald's employees have filed federal complaints against the chain with the Occupational Safety an Health Administration (OSHA). According to the Huffington Post, the workers allege that the restaurants are so understaffed and that they are forced to do tasks in haste, leading to …

Parents are using Uber to shuttle their kids home, even though it's not allowed

But a growing number of families are doing just that, the Washington Post reports.<p>Busy parents who don't have time to schlep their kids back and forth from rehearsals, sports games, and dance classes are using Uber to easily get their kids from point A to point B.<p>You don't have to worry about your …

Chilvary could indicate hidden sexism, study finds

Men who demonstrate 'well intentioned' sexism are said to see women as warm and pure yet helpless and incompetent<p>Men who open doors for women are as guilty of sexism as those who are rude to them, according to a new study.<p>Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask …

‘I was a hot-chick wing woman’

Blonde bombshell Lotti Bluemner, 31, was hired to oversee Erik Gordon’s Los Angeles home, cars and schedule, but says “in reality” she was little …

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