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What the food labels don't tell you

• A guide to understanding nutritional labels<p>An overhaul of country of origin food labels is not likely to hit the shelves until at least the end of …

Rural Indiana county struggles as 'epicenter of the HIV outbreak'

As a nurse and manager of the only medical office in Austin, Ind., Jeanni McCarty finds herself at the heart of the state's worst-ever outbreak of HIV, so bad that on Thursday the governor declared a heath emergency.<p>McCarty, 42, grew up in Austin, but she scarcely recognizes it now.<p>"It's not what …

Public Health

Samsung Galaxy S6 phones emphasize design, ditch many popular features

A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space and a new mobile payment service.<p>No, not the<p>iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.<p>The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the<p>…

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Galaxy S6 Leaks Damaging Samsung's Ability To Sell Its Smartphone

With every day bringing another leak or story about the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the South Korean company is in a bit of a quandary. Everyone knows the new handset is coming, but will there be anything left to surprise, delight, and amaze the audience at MWC?<p>Because if there is nothing left in …

Obama adviser: 'Truth still out there' about UFOs

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The notion of any government telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is quaint in its optimism.<p>However, those who believe that there are alien beings who have visited our Earth and even …

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The European Parliament is getting ready to call for a breakup of Google, according to a report (subscription) Friday by the Financial Times.<p>A draft motion cited by the FT suggests the separation, or "unbundling," of the Internet giant's search engine from its other services, as one way to …

Arctic blast this early is like boxer's punch before the opening bell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Northern central states are astute at fighting driving snow and subzero chill, but the early cold snap this week could hit them like a boxer's punch thrown before the opening bell.<p>This blast, reminiscent of last January's deep freeze, comes too early for comfort. Leaves are still on the …

10 best Android Wear apps (Wear OS apps)

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

Dennis Stock: the photographer who made America cool

Here are Dennis Stock's best images of American life in the time of Woodstock, from stage invasions to Planet of the Apes fanatics, Louis Armstrong gearing up for a gig and an unknown James Dean in Times Square. The images are from American Cool, a new anthology of Stock's career

Buying gold has never been this easy

Looking for a savings account with a difference?<p>The British Royal Mint on Monday launched an online bullion trading service in a bid to attract investors to the precious metal.<p>Gold will now be as accessible to investors as a savings account, according to the Royal Mint.<p>The Royal Mint's website …

This 3D-printed mobile wind turbine could end up paying for your 3D printer

What do you get when you combine a cleantech idea, mobility and 3D printing? I suppose you could create lots of different things, but today’s answer …

Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

FXX's Plans for The Simpsons Include a Marathon of Every Episode Ever and a Huge New App

Simpsons forever.<p>When a hit show makes its way to cable, it’s not often an especially exciting announcement on the news front – even though those …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

New Victoria's Secret Models to Watch

<i>Nothing beats a brand-new fashion discovery, especially when it's fresh style stars to get on your radar. All summer we'll be bringing you chic ladies worth getting to know because, honestly, you can never have too much outfit inspiration. Last time we talked princesses, and now, meet the next big</i> …

Boom Times: Dow Breaks 17,000 For First Time Ever

Good news on the jobs front meant record-breaking news for Wall Street.<p>On Thursday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial average cracked 17,000 for the first time ever. It did so at about 9:30 am EDT, after a buoyant jobs report lifted investor spirits about the country’s economic recovery.<p>As of 10:15 …

Try on Any Shade With Sephora’s First Ever 3D Augmented Reality Mirror

The place we’d most like to have a makeup shopping spree in (okay, at least top 5) Sephora has a new goodie we want to test out. It’s not a wacky nail polish or a hot new shade of lipstick or a shocking shadow — it’s all of those things. They’re testing out a new 3D augmented reality mirror that …

Augmented Reality

The True Origins of ‘X-Men’

It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, he and star artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko had just birthed the …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

Fashion's Moms Flashback: These Ladies Prove Style is Genetic

See pics of the mothers of some of the chicest girls we know.<p>In honor of Mother's Day, we recruited some of our favorite fashion girls to dig up inspiring pictures of their mothers (and one grandmother!) to help us prove our theory that innate style runs in the family. See the photos of the chic …

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Samsung Milk Music soon to feature ads, $4 ad-free option

Samsung's Milk Music streaming service will soon feature ads, according to a new infographic posted Friday to the company's global blog.<p>Nestled towards the end of the infographic, Samsung makes mention of two options for Milk Music users -- a Basic Service that's "free to users with ads" and a …

Infographics

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …