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Dell's super-thin, depth-sensing tablet is available now for $400

Remember that 8-inch, super-high-res tablet Dell showed off back in September? You know, the one with the depth-sensing camera? It's OK if you don't, but really, you should give this a second look -- yes, even if you have tablet fatigue. Dell's Venue 8 7000 series goes on sale today, with a …

Exclusive: Gorbachev Blames the U.S. for Provoking ‘New Cold War’

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Airplanes

Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service

He thinks Dropbox, the cloud storage firm with over 200 million users, is "hostile to privacy," and urged people to switch to what he calls more-secure storage services like SpiderOak.<p>"Dropbox is a targeted wannabe PRISM partner," Snowden told The Guardian. "They just put Condoleezza Rice on their …

Privacy

Researchers get closer to solving lithium-ion battery life degradation

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and discharge the batteries, they lose a little capacity. Day to day you don’t really notice, but over a year, or two, it means being able to use your phone (or …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Beauty Beyond Nature: Stunning Artistic Glass Paperweights by Paul J. Stankard | Colossal

<p>Though it may seem implausible, these translucent orbs bursting with activity and life are made entirely from glass by New Jersey-based artist Paul …

NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says

Study by Washington-based foundation puts healthcare provision in the US at the bottom of its report<p>The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.<p>The same study also castigated …

We're Last! Again! U.S. Health Care Ranks Poorly

The latest look at the U.S. health care system compared to other rich countries shows — yet again — that the United States comes in dead last.<p>Americans spend far more per person on medical care, yet are less healthy than people in 10 other countries. The system is less fair than systems in other …

Health Care

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Holistic Medicine

Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury

The strange, contentious saga of the world's most indestructible band<p>All that's missing from Gene Simmons' home office is a cash register. He has …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Research suggests diet supplements taken by one in three Britons have no clear health benefits and might even be harmful<p>Poll: do you take vitamins?<p>Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning …

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, in an open letter from the NSA whistleblower to the Brazilian people published by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper.<p>"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, …

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.<p>But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the …

Politicians, activists plead for emissions cuts in wake of climate report

This file photo shows 2012 flooding in Wales, one of the wettest in Britain on record. A report issued today from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says scientists are 95 percent certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming. Paul Ellis<p>Politicians and activists seized …

Climate