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Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post

Print this story<p><b>From the 16th century to the 19th,</b> scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death, too, beginning with rattling teeth and ending with a body so rotted out from the inside that its victims could literally be …

Diets

Clean out your PS4’s noisy fan already

You may void the warranty, but the difference is remarkable<p>The PlayStation 4 is a remarkable device, notable for its sharp edges, rhombus-like profile and minuscule size. But with that super-small footprint comes one serious drawback. The ducted fan tends to trap dust, and after a while, it will …

PS4 Pro

The Linguistics of 'YouTube Voice'

The attention-grabbing tricks that keep an audience watching, even when people are just talking at a camera<p>Hey guys! What’s up? It’s Julie. And today I want to talk about YouTube voice.<p>So the other day, I was watching this YouTube video from the PBS Idea Channel about whether Ron Weasley from <i>Harry</i> …

Survival Guide: How to Dress for Humid Weather

You've been there—stepping out of your house in a cute outfit only for it to be completely ruined by sweat, sweat, and more sweat on that first …

Senate approves bill in bid to retain U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of keeping open-internet rules in a bid to overturn the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.<p>The 52 …

Net Neutrality

Warren Buffett Says He Was Wrong About Google and Amazon

Revered investor Warren Buffett admitted at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting Saturday that “I made the wrong decisions” when he passed …

Users Love Everything About Their iPhone X – Except for This Key Feature

When it boils down to key variables including physical aesthetics, speed, and the quality of technologies like Face ID and camera hardware, the …

Facebook publishes its community standards playbook

It’s also letting you appeal decisions if you think Facebook made a mistake.<p>Facebook has had community standards for awhile now, but it hasn't always been clear on what is or isn't allowed on its platform. This has occasionally led to some serious confusion. Last year, <i>ProPublica</i> unearthed a …

Technology (India)

Facebook Reveals Its Secret Rules For Censoring Posts

In its new-found spirit of transparency, Facebook is publishing its internal Community Guidelines and is introducing an appeals process for users who believe their content has been taken down unfairly.<p>The company has traditionally kept secret the guidelines it uses to decide what content should be …

Spotify beefs up its free tier

Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify’s Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.<p>By leveraging their investment in machine learning, Spotify’s new free tier recommends music to users on the fly. That said, the free tier has always …

Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge

Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, …

South Carolina

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir take back gold, Shibutanis continue U.S. dance tradition with bronze

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won ice dance gold on Monday, making them the most decorated Olympic figure skaters in history. They won two …

‘A horrific, horrific day’: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

By Lori Rozsa ,<p>Moriah Balingit ,<p>Moriah Balingit<p>Reporter covering national education issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>William Wan and<p>William Wan<p>National correspondent covering science and news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida</i> …

Florida

NBC Apologizes After Japan Comment Draws Anger in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — The American network NBC has apologized after one of its analysts drew anger for a comment during coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics that seemed to gloss over South Korea’s painful history with Japan, its former colonial master.<p>The analyst, Joshua Cooper Ramo, made the …

South Korea

A Lyrical Twist: Figure Skaters Perform to Music With Words

OBERSTDORF, Germany — Julian Yee is the first figure skater from Malaysia to qualify for the Olympics, but for his big debut he does not plan to perform to a familiar classicist like Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninoff. No Mahler or Bizet for him, either. He chose the work of an American composer, but it’s …

This little machine can clean your clothes with 10 liters of water and no power

Previous Next<p>1 of 7<p>Close<p>Update: The Drumi is finally in production as of late September, but without an exact ship date. Yirego, the company behind …

Washing Machines

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Flamingos In The Men's Room: How Zoos And Aquariums Handle Hurricanes

When you're building a zoo disaster plan, there's one thing to keep in mind: Murphy's law. If anything could go wrong, it will.<p>Just ask the flock of flamingos that weathered Hurricane Andrew in a public restroom at Zoo Miami in 1992.<p>Or you could ask the zoo personnel across the coast who've been …

Hurricane Harvey

Fake Russian Facebook Accounts Bought $100,000 in Political Ads

Providing new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than $100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin.<p>Most of the 3,000 ads did not refer to particular …

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties.<p>But Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, cautioned against "military hysteria" and said that the only way to resolve the …

What happens if Kim attacks? 5 things to know about North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday, raising fears that Pyongyang is getting close to constructing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the US.<p>The weapon was the most powerful North Korea has tested to date, with separate estimates putting the explosive yield at 50 or 120 …

North Korea

How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

Labor Day

The Fake-News Fallacy

Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet.<p>On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio. Aliens had landed just down the road, a newscaster announced, and were …

These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism

Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer faced a lot of sexism and condescension when they launched their e-commerce marketplace for weird art–that is until they introduced an imaginary cofounder named Keith.<p>When Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer decided to start their own online marketplace for weird art, they …

Women Entrepreneurs

Social Media Saved Harvey Victims In Texas — But That's Not Really A Plan

Tuesday afternoon, with floodwaters rising in Houston and residents still stranded in their homes, hundreds of people turned to the walkie-talkie app Zello, which posts short voice messages in an ever growing feed, to coordinate help.<p>One Zello group, Houston Harvey, posted hundreds of messages an …

Social Media

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Technology

NKorea leader urges more missile launches targeting Pacific

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more weapons launches targeting the Pacific Ocean to advance his country's ability to contain Guam, state media said Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang for the first time flew a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload …

North Korea

Carriers offer free service in Hurricane Harvey area as they battle to keep networks up

Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon are all offering free service in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey as they describe the efforts they are making to keep networks up and running, while AT&T issues credits.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says that across the entire region, 96% of cell sites are …

Searching for Civility

A Google Memo and the Summer of Hate<p>While much of the world gripped armchairs in white-knuckled horror as nuclear tensions escalated between the U.S. and North Korea, last week <b>Silicon Valley</b> was melting down over an incendiary Google Memo.<p>After an engineer named <b>James Damore</b> argued that biology …

Melinda Gates: I spent my career in technology. I wasn’t prepared for its effect on my kids.

By Melinda Gates<p>When my youngest child was born in 2002, the flip phone was still the coolest piece of tech you could get. Now I’m told that all three of my children are part of what demographers are calling iGen.<p>I spent my career at Microsoft trying to imagine what technology could do, and still I …

Social Media