Veronica Iñiguez

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The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Facebook makes break-ups harder to take, study says

It hurts when your lover casts you aside.<p>Especially when you know that he or she is acting out of self-loathing, personal inadequacy, or a complete lack of appreciation for your hidden joys.<p>And yet, in this world where everything is recorded by a social network (and/or a government), there are …

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MedRef for Glass adds face-recognition to Google’s wearable

If there’s one thing people keep asking from Google Glass and other augmented reality headsets, it’s facial-recognition to bypass those “who am I …

Google Fights Glass Backlash Before It Even Hits The Street

Google Glass isn't even for sale yet, but it's already facing backlash.<p>There have been articles in the <i>Atlantic</i> and <i>Wired</i> mocking techies who have a pair, and even <i>Saturday Night Live</i> got in on the jabbing at the technology.<p><i>The New York Times</i> ran a front-page story about Google Glass and privacy, and …

Fakebook and Twibber: why we lie on social media

A new survey claims a third of us would lie on social media 'to appear cool' or because of peer pressure.<p>One in ten social media users admitted that they told lies already, with men saying the did so to ‘maintain a cool online persona’. Women said they feared peer pressure.<p>The survey claimed “just …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Saudi Death Toll Reaches 15 Since Coronavirus Outbreak in 2012

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said the number of deaths from the coronavirus infection has reached 15, with 24 confirmed cases since September …

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.<p>"She's got so much energy usually," says Emily's mother, Valerie Gorospe. "Just walking from one part of the house ... she was …

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Rat meat and Chinese food safety

<b>The latest food scandal in China - which has seen rat meat passed off as lamb - has raised more questions about food safety in the country.</b><p>It seems that barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal.<p>But the latest case - even by Chinese standards - was truly …

First 'unmanned' flight over British airspace

The first unmanned flight over British airspace has been successfully completed.<p>Aerospace company BAE Systems flew a Jetstream 31 – dubbed the "flying test bed" – from Warton in Lancashire to Inverness in Scotland.<p>Strictly speaking, the flight was not an unmanned one, in that two pilots were in the …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more accurate.<p>During Bill Gates' interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes," Microsoft's chairman released some emotion when speaking of visiting Steve Jobs during the Apple …