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The Truth About How Much Water You Need To Drink

Eight cups a day is such old-school advice.<p>There’s only one drink that can keep your cells functioning properly, help skin look as youthful as possible and detoxify your body.<p>That magic elixir is water, and some Americans just don’t drink enough of it. Experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease …

Beverages

Brain's Memory Capacity Rivals World Wide Web

Neuroscientists say the human brain can store 10 times more information than previously thought.<p>The researchers calculated the amount of storage by measuring connections between brain cells, then translated that number into bytes, the units of computer memory. One byte consists of 8 bits (each with …

Humanity

How Dirt Keeps Your Kids Happy & Healthy: A Pediatrician Explains

Most non-farmers — which is to say, almost all of us — think of soil as being utterly irrelevant. But we couldn’t be more wrong.<p>Soil plays a profound …

4 Easy Steps to Quitting Sugar

Yep, it seems like a no-brainer—a diet high in the white stuff (sugar and refined carbs) is linked to weight gain, diabetes, cancer, depression, and even cognitive problems—but kicking the sugar habit isn't that simple. The holiday season has probably riled up your inner sugar monster, leaving you …

Google upgrades weather forecasts on Android

With the East Coast bracing for a major blizzard, Google has updated the way weather forecasts appear for Android users.<p>Now, when you search for …

The Human Brain Could Store 10 Times More Memories Than Previously Thought

If you used all that space to store MP3s, it would take you 2,000 years to play it all<p>Like computers, our brains have an impressive capacity to store memories. Scientists have long known that the brain stores memories as patterns of electrical pulses that move through and between neurons. But they …

The Brain

Samsung's next fitness tracker could measure your body fat

It looks like the Gear S2 might be getting a little brother. Leaked images suggest Samsung is preparing to release a new fitness tracker with detachable bodies and a few new tricks – including measuring your body fat.<p>Called the SM-R150 (probably not the final name), it looks like a fitness-oriented …

Body Fat

Google is letting Android users install apps via search instead of the Play Store

The ability to find direct links to apps in search has been around for some time, but Google is now letting Android users install apps without ever visiting the Play Store.<p>A feature in the Google app for Android is letting users sidestep the redirect to Google Play, but displays the same app …

Apps

Drones Bought In Supermarkets Could Be Used In Terror Attacks, Warns Peer

Lord West warned that passenger jets are at risk of attack.<p>Lord West, who was chief of the navy before becoming a Labour minister, urged the government on Tuesday to take the threat of drones far more seriously. He was backed by a number of other peers, who also raised fears about the ease of …

MIT Drones Dance Their Way Around Obstacles

Looking at the open spaces<p>Drones are stupid. This isn’t a subjective judgement; without the hands of a canny pilot, most flying quadcopters or remotely controlled planes will crash into obstacles in their path, like the world’s largest, clumsiest insects. That’s fine for casual flight in open …

Stephen Hawking Says New Technologies Could Threaten Human Survival

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that new technologies will likely bring about "new ways things can go wrong" for human survival.<p>When asked how the world will end — "naturally" or whether man would destroy it first — Hawking said that increasingly, most of the threats humanity faces come from …

Stephen Hawking

Android users will be able to install apps directly from search

When you Google for apps on their respective mobile platforms, the main results appear on top inside their own panels. That makes them easy enough to install, but Google wants to make it even easier. According to <i>Android Police</i>, Mountain View has started rolling out a feature that allows Android …

Amazon exec: Our drones will deliver in 30 minutes or less

Amazon is making some headway in plotting the tricky logistics of how its drones someday will get your shopping orders to you.<p>The e-commerce company now has a good idea of how hefty the drones themselves will be, as well as the loads they'll carry, and how far they'll be able to go, said Amazon's …

Adobe knows what stock photos will be hot, hot, hot in 2016

Adobe Stock thinks it knows the future.<p>At least, the stock photography collective run by Adobe Systems, thinks that photos showing personalized technology (wearables and VR headsets), hipster aesthetics (Instagram, beards, and flannel, anyone?), and more stylish selfies will rule the roost in the …

Silicon Valley

Apple pushes diversity, but progress is slow

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stressed the importance of workplace diversity, but new numbers about the tech giant's workforce show little change.<p>The company made small gains over the past year in the percentage of its US employees who are Hispanic, Asian and black, according to an annual …

​Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories

Visual calorie-counting apps have appeared on smartphones before, but typically involved object identification through the camera (or barcode scanning, which isn't quite the same). Other apps, with more expensive subscription costs, would direct your photos to people hired to work out what you were …

Galaxy S7 Leak Reveals Samsung's Plan To Challenge The iPhone 6S

When the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus devices launched in September, a new feature called 3D Touch was introduced — which offers new functionalities like “Peek and Pop” and “Quick Actions” by sensing how much pressure is applied to the display. Last month, a leak surfaced about how Samsung will be …

Phones

Exactly What You Should Eat Every Day in 6 Simple Charts

Finally, some guidelines you can actually digest.<p>So the government changed its mind about what you're supposed to eat. It pulls this party trick every five years, at which point a team of Very Important medical and dietary experts assess what people actually eat and use that research to tweak their …

10 ways to have a healthy pregnancy if you're overweight

Every woman wants to have a healthy pregnancy, but being obese puts moms and their babies at an increased risk for a host of complications including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and miscarriage, not to mention that it can make labor and delivery difficult and affect their babies throughout …

11 Foods to Avoid If You Want to Lose Weight

The foods you eat can have a major effect on your weight.<p>Some foods, like full-fat yogurt, coconut oil and eggs, help with weight loss (1, 2, …

The Weight Loss Enemy Within: Bacteria

<i>Science explains how intestinal bacteria could be inhibiting your weight loss regime. This article, along with others that explore mind, body and</i> …

Healthy Snack Foods to Eat

Good news for snackers: It turns out, you don't have to worry about fighting the munchies if you've started a new diet or made a resolution to eat healthier in 2016. Instead, it's possible to eat snacks that are good for you <i>and</i> satisfy your need to eat.<p>Before we get to the snacks, though, it's …

High fish consumption in pregnancy tied to brain benefits for kids

(This version of the story has been corrected to replace catfish with tilefish in list of fish pregnant women should avoid in the final paragraph.)<p>Pregnant women attend a yoga class in Madrid March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera<p>By Shereen Lehman<p>(Reuters Health) – When mothers eat three sizeable …

The Brain

Low-Fibre Diets Could Mess Up Your Gut Microbes, And It Could Be Heritable

Eat your greens!<p>Not only can a lack of fibre harm your own digestive system, there could be knock-on effects to your children, according to a new …

10 Tips to Transform Your Physique

GETTING YOUSELF INTO SHAPE IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS IT SEEMS<p><b>Skeptical about your New Year resolution of getting a stunning physique?</b> Here's some good …

Here's what you need to eat more of if you want to sleep better

If you have insomnia or ever toss and turn at night, wondering why you can’t fall asleep, a new study says it could very well be due to what you ate …

6 Food Myths That Are Making Kids Fat

Childhood obesity expert reveals common food myths that are making kids gain weight<p>Shutterstock<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

WTF: Are Healthy Foods Making You Gain Weight?

According to research published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Psychology</i>, 21 percent of people reading this article right now made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. With a goal set and January determination kicking in, we’re doing everything we can to be healthy in 2016 — we’ve planned out the …

New Dietary Guidelines spark intense debate among nutrition experts

A week after the federal government released its latest recommendations for healthful eating, the 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines have touched off a food fight.<p>Acknowledging that the "scientific integrity" of the drafting process has been called into question, Congress has asked the National Academies …

Nutrition