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Senate committee OKs bill letting employers exempt vets from triggering health coverage

A Senate committee has voted unanimously to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under President Barack Obama's health care law.<p>Before the Senate Finance Committee approved the measure by 26-0, Chairman Orrin Hatch — a Utah Republican — said …

Health Care

Paul Gets Assist from 2016 Rivals on 'Audit the Fed' Bill

The three Republicans senators potentially running for the White House in 2016 agree on at least one thing: The Federal Reserve should be …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

The Brain

How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?

Drip, drip, drip<p>It all depends on the size, physical fitness and hydration of the person in question, but it's possible to sweat buckets before heatstroke sets in and we pass out. After all, there are about three million sweat glands on the human body (the highest concentration is on our palms), …

Feds nail Google for ‘family fraud;’ fine the company $19 million

A drop in the bucket. But it’s a start.<p>The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hit Mountain View-based Google with a $19 million fine for unfairly billing children — yes kids — for millions in unauthorized credit card charges from the tech titans Google Play app store.<p>The children, many of them …

This Is Why Nothing Online Is Totally Hacker-Proof

In the world of digital security there is unsafe, and there is safer, but no one is hack-proof. Jennifer Lawrence and other celebs may have been …

How to Make Your "Uber for X" Idea More Than Just a VC Pitch

It will be a given that these services are instant and accessible via a device that we always have on us.<p>As a venture firm, we see entrepreneurs routinely pitch companies as “Uber for X,” where X can be any number of mobile-enabled services. We agree that Uber is just the tip of the iceberg and …

Facebook's Slingshot : Send Unlocked Photos and Videos

Facebook today updated its Slingshot app for Android and iOS, changing the only feature that makes the app unique. When you receive a photo or video, you may not be required to send something back to see the content.<p>Senders can now choose whether they want you to send them a shot in return to …

Facebook To Re-Educate All Users With A Privacy Checkup On Their Posts, Apps, And Profiles

The top gripe about Facebook is that people don’t know who they’re sharing with, so in the coming days Facebook will push everyone through a multi-step privacy checkup that reminds who they share statuses with, what apps they’ve given permissions, and what’s visible on their profile. A cutesy blue …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b><p>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Pay TV penetration continues to decline as new households don’t get cable

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Zastolskiy Victor<p>New evidence that cord cutting is happening comes from the Leichtman Research Group …

Nude celebs on iCloud: Was Apple Inc. at fault?

Much to Apple’s dismay, the nude-celebs-on-the-iCloud story has legs like a supermodel.<p>Tech reporters are filing dispatches from the “crazy, …

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …

Microbiology