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New ovarian cancer test twice as effective as existing methods

Fourteen-year global trial finds 86% of women can be diagnosed correctly by tracking level of protein in blood<p>A new screening test that tracks changing levels of a protein in the blood can detect twice as many ovarian cancers as conventional methods, research has shown.<p>The technique relies on a …

Cancer

Scientists identify brain regions that may predict success rate for quitting smoking

Activity in the brain’s self-control center may predict the chance of relapse after an attempt to quit smoking, according to new research from Penn Medicine.<p>Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers studied the neural activity of 80 smokers seeking treatment. Participants were …

Free apps collect your personal data

If I glanced through your smartphone or tablet, I'd bet most of the apps you installed are free. We all love free apps. In fact, I’ve put together lists of my 10 Best Free Apps for Android and 10 Best Free Apps for Apple.<p>But free apps often have a privacy cost. When you install an app, you probably …

This TV Commercial Featuring a Penguin Just Won Christmas

Get ready to fall in love with Monty the Penguin. In this new advertisement campaign for upscale UK department store John Lewis comes a video that is guaranteed to warm your heart. The spot, which cost $1.6 million to make is as sweet as you can get for a Christmas commercial. The ad centers around …

Loneliness

Facebook opens up to anonymous Tor users with .onion address

Warns of ‘evolutionary and flaky nature’ of experiment to ensure anonymous users aren’t wrongly identified as botnets<p>Facebook is making it easier for users of the Tor anonymising service to access the social network, by launching a .onion address.<p>The company is describing it as “a way to access …

An Entire Town Is For Sale — And It's Haunted

Rumors of ghost hauntings still permeate this hamlet.<p>A ghost town in Connecticut is going up for auction just in time for Halloween.<p>Johnsonville Village, in a section of East Haddam, will go for $800,000 on Oct. 28, according to an Auction.com news release. The 62-acre property comes with eight …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Ikea’s New Desk Goes From Sitting To Standing With The Push Of A Button

Anyone who has priced a convertible desk that he or she can both sit and stand at knows it’s an expensive proposition that can quickly reach into four digits. If only Ikea made one in birchwood veneer, or something.<p>Voilà! Ikea presents its updated Bekant line of convertible desks. The 63”x31” …

Texas Man With Possible Ebola Exposure Tests Negative

<b>UPDATE:</b> 10/9: Michael Monnig, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office employee who was taken to the hospital Wednesday amid fears of Ebola virus exposure, tested negative for the virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where …

USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem.<p>Yet, in Khaitan's case, some very influential people in Washington think he …

Startups

6 Google Analytics tools your company probably isn’t using but should

Google Analytics is a powerful and free service that businesses often use to measure the effectiveness of their online marketing campaigns. The system is genuinely intuitive and offers many services that businesses have used since it first debuted.<p>Many companies use Google Analytics for these more …

Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

Whether you’ve ever built an iOS app or not, you’ve probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple’s stamp of approval.<p>But <i>why</i> does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes that most developers make?<p>In the first release of what looks to be something Apple intends to update …

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.<p>The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still …

California husband and wife die 4 hours apart after 62 years of marriage

Don and Maxine Simpson were married for 62 years, and not even death could keep them apart for long.<p>According to the couple's granddaughter, Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away approximately four hours apart on the morning of July 21. Maxine, 87, had suffered from …

The Internet of Things Is the Hackers’ New Playground

A new study finds new Internet connected gadgets tend to lack the most basic security.<p>Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things? Good. Because hackers are too. Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.<p>The company’s Fortify application …

Airstream makes trailers for the modern traveler

The iconic Airstream trailer, despite its age, features amenities to keep the modern traveler entertained and comfortable.<p>The iconic silvery shell of the Airstream trailer evokes the 1950s, but the company goes back further, producing its first trailers in 1932 from a factory in Southern …

RVs

BadUSB hack may be one of the biggest threats you have seen!

comedy_nose<p>A new threat named “BadUSB” has just emerged, a name that may be a bit of an understatement. This exploit is one of the nastiest security threats we have seen in a long time. It’s dangerous, often undetectable and very hard to kill. BadUSB literally leaves current antivirus defenses …

Engineering

Scientists reveal new vision of Earth 4 billion years ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with …

Fitness tracking goes under the security spotlight

Hackable location tracking, poor password management, and a lack of privacy policies: Symantec has a number of concerns about the fitness tracking boom.<p>The wearable market is currently estimated be worth around $14 billion and it's on the way up. According to AB Research, by 2018 over 485 million …

Fitness Technology

Celebrating 400 years of the logarithm

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> We also look backwards to anniversaries, and this one is of the log. Makes sense to me, but what about you? Let's ask a young</b> …

Ebola outbreak: Search continues for those who may have come into contact with victim

Medical professionals seek individuals who may have come into contact with Patrick Sawyer when he travelled by plane before his death<p>Medical professionals are trying to trace an unknown number of passengers and flight attendants who may have come into contact with an American citizen who died of …

Disease

Ancient Christian population of Mosul flees Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The ancient Christian community of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul had all but fled by Saturday, ending a presence stretching back nearly two millennia after radical Islamists set them a midday deadline to submit to Islamic rule or leave.<p>The ultimatum by the Islamic State drove …

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

Terrorism

Rocket Fire Resumes After Temporary Ceasefire Holds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The shaky truce between Israel and Hamas mostly held on Thursday, but rocket fire from Gaza resumed …

An Angel in Athens

There's an angel in Athens waiting at the corner, and he's been sitting there patiently for 23 years. An old eyelid hangs like a shade over one eye, so he uses the other to examine the minutes and the people passing by. In the shadow of the Acropolis, he sips black coffee from paper cups and …

Girl Geek Academy wants to teach one million girls to code

A new initiative aims to teach women how to create apps and launch their own startups, with the aim to reach one million people by 2025.<p>Last month, the International Game Developers Association released the results of its developer satisfaction survey, revealing that, 22 per cent of people working …

New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse

It may look like a mouse, but it's actually related to an elephant. Meet the adorable Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered species of "elephant shrew" that lives in an isolated part of Namibia.<p>Known formally as <i>Macroscelides micus</i>, this diminutive sengi sports pinkish skin underneath its …

Zoology