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Visual Workout: Five-Minute Plank to Abs of Steel

The abdominal muscle group is the strongest muscle group in the body, and it influences every physical activity you can imagine. From sitting in a chair and walking in the park to running and throwing a ball, all are influenced by the ability of the strength, speed and coordination generated to be …

Here’s what we learned about the NSA’s spying programs in 2013

On June 5, millions of Americans learned the U.S. government was collecting and storing information about their phone calls thanks to documents from former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. And over the following months, a barrage of stories revealing the extent of …

11 Steps To Happiness At Work

To achieve greater happiness at work, you don't need your boss to stop calling you at night. You don't need to make more money. You don't need to follow your dream of being a sommelier, or running a B&B in Vermont. So says Srikumar Rao, the author of <i>Happiness at Work</i>. The biggest obstacle to …

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …

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FDA to limit antibiotics in meat

The Food and Drug Administration issued two major proposals Wednesday morning in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they’re turned into steaks and pork chops.<p>The move — just the latest …

Soldier Andrew Garthwaite moves bionic arm by thoughts

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/north_east/1035000/1035641_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524738834_8f308045eb6bc7dcdfc65e5ddb16aa64<p><b>A soldier injured in battle said he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm he can control with his thoughts.</b><p>Cpl …

NASA Unveils Valkyrie, Its Humanoid Rescue Robot [Video]

The space agency shows off its entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.<p>The Boston Dynamics-built ATLAS is the rescue robot prototype that gets all the attention, but now NASA is getting in on the action, unveiling Valkyrie, a 6-foot 2-inch, 275-pound rescue robot. The 'bot, an entrant in the DARPA …

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Food ingredients shift as consumers push for change

Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished.<p>As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism from online petitions and bloggers. The risk of damaging publicity has proven …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Fed job satisfaction at all-time low

Job satisfaction among federal government workers dropped to an all-time low in 2013, according to a new study out Wednesday ranking the best and worst places to work in the federal government.<p>The report, produced by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte, marked the lowest score in …

US sends missiles and drones to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda

<b>The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials have said.</b><p>They said that about 75 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles had been sent last week.<p>A shipment of unmanned ScanEagles surveillance drones is also expected next year.<p>Iraqi troops have recently …

Obama urges stronger action on Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama has said politicians in the US need to go further after Congress relaxed some restrictions on transferring detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the custody of foreign governments.<p>After signing the National Defence Authorisation Act for the US 2014 federal …

President Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills

President Obama on Thursday signed the bipartisan budget bill agreed upon earlier this month, setting the stage for an easing of mandatory spending cuts over the next two years.<p>The Senate approved the spending measure last week, following its passage in the Republican-dominated House.<p>The president …

A little slice of geek heaven at FutureMed 2013 in San Diego

As I sat in a tufted, white leather arm chair waiting for Dr. Daniel Kraft to introduce me for my keynote, I gazed across the audience. More than 300 …

Primal Pictures' Functional Anatomy App: An Intuitive, Highly Accurate Tool for the Study of the Human Body

Advances in technology have paved the way for innovations in educational techniques, 3D imaging, and mobile application development, and <b>Primal</b> …

ScanZ Mobile Acne Scanner Helps Teens Track Zits

<b>mySkin</b>, a Jersey City, NJ firm, is developing the ScanZ skin imaging device that connects to a smartphone to help people track their acne. The …

Cureatr is a HIPAA compliant messaging solution for doctors that has raised $5.7 million

Cureatr is a New York based startup which provides health care providers with HIPAA secure group messaging.<p>Another entrant into an increasingly …

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This Amazing Robot Exoskeleton Helps The Paralyzed Walk Again

It was a cold February day eleven years ago when Michael Gore fell 12 feet to the ground at his work site near Atlanta. His back broke, pinching off his spinal cord at the T10 vertebrae. Gore was consigned to a wheelchair forever, told he could never walk again. Even after a decade, Gore says, the …

Harvard students design ChemoPatch to bring cancer treatment outside of the hospital

If cancer treatment were cheaper and easier to administer, it would be more accessible to early-stage cancer patients across the world. That’s the …

Diabetes Breakthrough Found Using Patients' Stem Cells

I’ve written before about the enormous potential of induced pluripotent stem cells to help scientists study rare diseases, and this week researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) and Columbia University Medical Center have provided a striking example.<p>The scientists, who published …