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Are Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism the Same Thing?

Having an underactive thyroid proves that even your smaller organs can have a mighty effect on your health. As you read this, a tiny butterfly-shaped …

Doctors sound the alarm on "opioid alternative" gabapentin

<b>LOUISVILLE, Ky. --</b> A drug that has been touted as a safe alternative to opioid painkillers is now on the radar of health officials and law …

Medicine

The Flyride personal watercraft puts you in the air, doing barrel rolls and more

Looking like it’s straight out of a Marvel film, the Flyride personal watercraft takes hydroflight to new levels (quite literally). Made popular in recent years, this water-bound sport leverages the energy created by an accompanying jet ski to propel users into the air. The problem is, it’s …

'Miracle' jab could provide pain relief for millions of arthritis sufferers

A miracle jab that could ease the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers has been developed by scientists.<p>The breakthrough may reduce the need …

CES finally gave us a good reason to buy wireless earbuds

Everyone loves a good looking pair of wireless earbuds. Or, at least the fantasy of what they make possible: jaunting about, free from the tyranny of …

Consumer Tech

Here's the Smart Secret Behind the Most Successful Product on Amazon

Share the wealth, let your customers talk to one another--but start with a product you're sure they'll love.<p>You might already know about Instant Pot--a crazy success story from a small Canadian company that is perennially one of the most popular products on Amazon.<p>Muscling it to the top of the …

Social Media

Amazon has copycat AirPods on sale for $36 right now — they're normally $300

Traditional AirPods straight from Apple will run you up about $159. These copycat earbuds look just like the real thing.<p>These white, Bluetooth …

Tech Trends

Tiny 'Organoids' Promise Big Boost to Medical Care

Experts say these clusters of organ cells will speed development of new life-saving drugs and help doctors customize treatments for their patients.<p>Tiny versions of human organs smaller than a pea are making a big splash around the world — and for a good reason. Though the clusters of cells of …

Harvard

Facebook shuts down AI after it invents its own creepy language

Facebook reportedly shut down an artificial intelligence system after it created its own language without human input, according to Tech Times.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Here’s how to delete your entire Facebook Messenger inbox

Whether it’s memes sent between friends or detailed archives of relationships past, Facebook messages can hold a lot of secrets.<p>Whether you’re hiding …

NASA found ten Earth-size planets with conditions ideal for water

Remember when everyone went nuts over the seven Earth-like planets the Spitzer telescope found back in February shortly after Trump was inaugurated? If you're still keen to leave, NASA has released a batch of 219 recently-discovered planet candidates -- including ten near-Earth size that orbit in …

MUJI to sell eagerly awaited $27k minimalist tiny homes this fall

If you’ve ever walked into a MUJI store and wished you could spend the night, here’s the next best thing. The minimalist Japanese home goods store …

Minimalism

STMicro iPhone Sensor Delay: No Impact On Rest Of Supply Chain–Yet

By<p>March 10, 2017 9:36 a.m. ET<p><b>STMicroelectronics</b> (STM) fell on Thursday, following reports that delays in its production of a 3D sensor for the next</b> …

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Walking on Water: 7 Floating Hotels

While many resorts and hotels can boast waterfront views and oceanside proximity, the architecture in this collection sits virtually on top of the aquatic bodies surrounding it. These lodgings offer the seclusion and wonder often associated with the ocean. However, this connotation of the sublime …

Tennessee State Parks Have Amazing Valentine's Day Specials

Looking to have a romantic Valentine’s Day that’s a bit off the beaten path? Tennessee State Parks have just the thing.<p>Valentine's Day meal specials …

Watch Bruce Springsteen Discuss His Ongoing Battle With Depression On ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

Bruce Springsteen comes off as a tough-ass dude. His songs represent pride, strength, and resiliency. From the outside looking in, you would think Bruce is a rock that lets nothing phase him. Sadly,”The Boss” struggles with something millions of Americans do every day — mental illness.<p>In an …

Depression

Johnson & Johnson, ViaCyte testing possible diabetes cure

Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a Type 1 diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal disorder.<p>They've already begun testing it in a small number of diabetic …

Diabetes

A 21-year-old painter has captivated the internet with her unusual body art

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel told INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

7 cool new things you can do in the iPhone Notes app

Apple's updated Notes app has some really useful features like checklists and sketching - it might be time to ditch other 3rd party apps like …

The Invasion Of Wearables In The Workforce

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Bruce is the managing director of Thomsons Online Benefits.</i><p>Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories, this market doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime …

iPhone 6 Plus: First impressions

Apple’s new iPhones are finally here, and judging by stock levels in Apple retail stores and reports on Twitter, it’s the iPhone 6 Plus that people are most excited for. Mine arrived about four hours ago, and I’ve hardly put it down since I snatched it out of the hands of the UPS delivery …

On the Red Couch with Nieman Journalism Lab’s Joshua Benton

<i>For over twenty years, Nieman Journalism Lab director Joshua Benton has kept a close watch on the intersection of journalism and technology.</i> …

Mankind: 1; Uber: 0

Get with Gett before Skynet takes over.<p>Even as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick contemplates the driverless, robot dystopia of future passenger travel, one rival has gone so far in the other direction one of its passengers actually created life in the backseat.<p>New Yorker Nancy Kim couldn’t wait a second …