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Oceans to have more plastic than fish by 2050: Report

The world's oceans may have more plastic debris than fish by the year 2050, according to a report produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and published by the World Economic Forum.<p>Facts on plastic waste<p>Use of plastic bags has increased by 20 times in the past 50 years<p>Most plastic packaging is …

The Best Facebook Resolution You Can Make This New Year's

The turn of December into January is a time to look back at the year gone by, and onward to the one ahead. Countless news outlets will do it — they …

Social Media

7 free apps you can use to give back

I know, I know -- you'd <i>love</i> to donate to charity, but you're short on both time <i>and</i> money.<p>Well, today's your lucky day, because you don't need either of those things to start giving back! Here are seven free apps that make giving to charity ridiculously easy -- and free.<p><b>Donate a Photo</b><p>Donate a Photo …

Apps

Trump blasts Jeb over campaign ‘intern’ who grilled him at forum

Donald Trump blasted Jeb Bush on Tuesday after it was revealed that a young woman who posed tough questions to the billionaire businessman at a New Hampshire event also volunteers with the Bush campaign.<p>A top Trump adviser went so far as to call her a "plant," though the Bush campaign says they did …

Premium pet food is really expensive—and not actually better for your pet

Anyone who says “love don’t cost a thing” probably doesn’t own a pet.<p>Americans spent more than $22 billion on food for their beloved domestic animals (and tens of billions more on supplies, vet care and other services) in 2014. And those looking for words like “natural,” “gluten-free,” and …

Agriculture

T-Mobile Raises 2015 Subscriber Forecast; Results Top Estimates

Aggressive pricing and marketing pay off.<p>T-Mobile US on Thursday posted better-than-expected second-quarter profit and revenue and raised its 2015 subscriber forecast for the second time this year, boosting shares by 5 percent.<p>The No. 4 U.S. wireless by revenue now expects to add 3.4 million to 3.9 …

Protest over dog meat festival in China

Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it's even on the menu.<p>Restaurants are struggling to deal with higher egg prices and an inability to get enough eggs and egg products in the midst of a shortage brought …

Scott Walker

Russia threatens retaliation as state assets seized over Yukos affair

French and Belgian courts have seized Russian government assets in three countries in an effort to repay shareholders of Yukos, the now defunct Russian oil company.<p>The Kremlin said it was looking into the seizure of state property, with one minister saying it would be unfriendly while another said …

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Genetic testing for breast cancer gets more affordable

Welcome to the post-patent world<p>Genetic tests for cancer can run thousands of dollars, but Color Genomics plans to change that: it's offering testing for the cancer risk variants BRCA1 and BRCA2 — as well as 17 others — for $249, starting today. By comparison, Myriad Genetics' similar test costs …

Cancer patients should avoid fish oil before chemotherapy, study finds

Researchers discover that consuming Omega-3 fatty acids - found in oily fish such as mackerel and herring - could stop chemotherapy drugs from working<p>Cancer patients hoping to boost their recovery by taking supplements of fish oil could be doing themselves more harm than good, a new study …

Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon watch

Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon. When Bulgari incorporated the Gerald Genta brand under its own name, one of the more complicated models was this vividly designed, ultra-complicated timepiece that combined a tourbillon-style regulation system with an array of chiming functions. The movement …

6 foods that fight breast cancer[1]

While there are many risk factors for breast cancer, research on diet suggests certain foods may affect the risks too.<p><b>Broccoli</b><p>Sulforaphane, a …

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.<p>It’s 10:44 am on a Tuesday, and I’m lounging at home in my pajamas, sipping chamomile tea. I am, at the same time, taking a class at Harvard. Professor …

Cancer survivors in the U.S. -- 14.5 million strong and growing

A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors.<p>As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024, that figure is projected to reach 18.9 …

Cancer

Untethered jailbreak for second gen Apple TVs updated, puts XBMC next to HBO Go

The folks at Firecore are working on more than just the latest version of their Infuse media player, and just delivered an updated software package for jailbreaking second generation Apple TVs (the current third gen model has, so far, remained closed). Showing once again that jailbreaks aren't just …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Step away from that soda: Sugary drinks raise cancer risk for women, study finds

Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer.<p>Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of the cancer, researchers found. But other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect. Nor did …

The Kennedy Camelot Years in Pictures

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

11 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Here's welcome news: You may have inherited your mom's slow-mo metabolism, but you're not stuck with it.<p>New research shows you can trick your body …

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Koalas face 'huge' fall in numbers as climate change bites, study warns

Koalas could suffer a "huge reduction" in numbers unless Australia changes its land management practices to help mitigate the impact of climate change, a study has found.<p>The research, led by the University of Sydney, involved the tracking of 40 koalas via GPS over three years on farmland around …

CloudBees Platform Now Connects To iOS Tool Chain For Enterprise Developers To Build And Test Apps

Developers are pushing to do more app development in the cloud, but IT has a history as a command and control environment that has focused on locking down infrastructure more than opening it up. CloudBees is a company that is offering a middle layer that connects the cloud and enterprise worlds so …