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Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

Report: Google partnering with Vizio and others to make TVs with a built-in Chromecast

According to a report from <i>Variety</i>, Google might be working with manufacturers to add Google Cast functionality directly into TVs, without the need for Android TV. Vizio is rumored to be the first partner to adopt this model where the TV becomes just a ‘dumb’ screen.<p>Currently, manufactures who want …

Apple is working to make future iPhones even harder to break into

Apple is reportedly hard at work on closing the loophole that would allow the company to aid the FBI in breaking into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. Company executives alluded to the plan to expand iPhone security in interviews with the media on Friday, and now <i>The New York Times</i> says …

The Latest on Nepal: Under rubble, man says he drank urine

10:30 a.m. (0445 GMT)<p>A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he drank his own urine to survive.<p>Rishi Khanal tells The Associated Press that he had given up all hope of rescue as his lips cracked and his nails …

Natural Disasters

Amazing Photo Series Reveals What Aging Superheroes Would Look Like In Retirement

What will your favorite superheroes be doing after they hang up their suits, capes and masks? Well, they'll be aging like the rest of us.<p>A new photo series by Dubai-based photographer, Martin Beck, aims to illustrate just that. The collection, "We Can Be Heroes," shows what Batman, Superman, Green …

Uber and Lyft are inching toward becoming the next big mass-transit providers

It is recognized as a somewhat expensive on-demand taxi app. But it has since morphed, slashing fares, starting delivery services, attempting to become a catch-all logistics company. One of its stated goals is to one day replace people's private vehicles entirely.<p>In order to do that it's going to …

Articles about indoor outdoor home midcentury master gets faithful update on Dwell.com - Dwell

More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a …

iPad app outage affects a “a few dozen” American Airlines flights

<b>Update</b>: American Airlines has confirmed that the problem was with a bad update to the Jepson app that added Ronald Reagan Airport map. The app provides maps of runways and more information to pilots. Until the app can be fixed, the airline has informed pilots of a workaround to prevent future …

Here's What Donuts Look Like All Around The World

Photo Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images<p>Let's be honest: Is there anything better than biting into a warm, airy, fresh donut?<p>Though it's tough to get most countries to agree on anything, the need for fried dough seems to be universal -- but <i>how</i> it's prepared is another story. …

McDonald's drops seven sandwiches in 'menu simplification'

McDonald’s is paring the fat from its menu . . . figuratively speaking.<p>The fast-food behemoth promised months ago that it would roll out a smaller, …

Google Now becomes way more useful with support for 70 more apps

Google Now just got a lot more powerful. Google is expanding its Android-based predictive search service's capabilities to include 70 more …

T-Mobile cements its standing by adding 1.8M customers

T-Mobile is almost certainly the nation's third-largest wireless carrier.<p>That's after the Bellevue, Wash.-based company on Tuesday posted first-quarter results that included adding 1.8 million customers in the period. The increase brought its total to 56.8 million, somewhat short of Wall Street …

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.<p><i>Updated on April 27, 2015, at 5 p.m.</i><p>A rough ride. Bringing them up front. A screen test. A cowboy ride. A nickel ride.<p>Police say that intentionally banging a suspect around in the back of a van isn't common …

​3D Printing in Space Is Really Hard

Long-haul space missions are going to need a way to produce their own supplies.<p>One day in the future, humans might jump ship from Earth and move to space. But with resupply missions from Earth proving both lengthy and costly, we'll need to produce our supplies in space. What will we need for that? …

Space Science

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Indonesia executions: Australia recalls ambassador

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1163000/1163603_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532299703_7bc29dc35af828a1ec31068fbae9f521<p><b>Australia has recalled its ambassador from Indonesia after two Australian men were executed for drug smuggling.</b><p>Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were …

Asia

LG Electronics says 1Q profit sinks nearly 60 percent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday its quarterly profit plunged 59 percent as losses from TVs offset a modest improvement …

DARPA Steerable Bullet Tech Repeatedly Hits Evading Targets

"Is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy."<p>DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, self-steering bullet …

Architizer

Portrait Basil Pop

In the past 9 years we have been sharing a lot of incredible work from designers and digital artists from all over the world. There are some projects …

Graphic Design

Samsung's profits are down, but it believes the S6 will change that

Samsung's latest earnings numbers reveal that the company did better in the first quarter of 2015 than at the end of 2014, but its overall profits are still down while the competition's are rising. The company earned an operating profit* of 6 trillion won ($5.6 billion) for January to March 2015, …

Orioles, White Sox to play in Baltimore but fans will be shut out

Usually before an Orioles game in Baltimore, fans mill on Eutaw Street near the smoke that wafts from Boog's BBQ. They sip on National Bohemian during the game and dance to John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" at the seventh-inning stretch.<p>It's part of the natural rhythm to a ballgame at …

Baseball

Indonesia executed 8 drug traffickers, including 2 Australians, by firing squad amid international outcry

Australia withdrew its ambassador in protest at the midnight executions, but Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he was merely applying "the rule of law" against narcotics traffickers.<p>The seven convicts — two from Australia, one from Brazil, and four from Africa — were shot by firing squad, along …

Samsung regains smartphone sales crown from Apple

Samsung Electronics has recaptured its title as the world's top smartphone maker, according to new research released Tuesday.<p>The South Korean electronics giant shipped 83.2 million smartphones worldwide during the first quarter of 2015, capturing 24 percent of the smartphone market, according to …

Wal-Mart to open 115 stores, create 30,000 jobs in China

BEIJING — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT, +1.36% is increasing its investments and opening new stores in China as the fight for Chinese consumers …

eCommerce