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Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Ebola is not a “zombie disease,” China’s state-owned media affirms

“Expert: There is no evidence that coffee and onions cure Ebola.”<p>That’s the headline of a public service article on Xinhua (link in Chinese), China’s official news agency, that aims to dispel “internet rumors” about the virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa. Having thusly …

Meet the Bots That Knew Ebola Was Coming

A computer program run by epidemiologists in Boston had already alerted key agencies of the U.S. government about West Africa’s Ebola outbreak four …

NYU Undergrads Can Now Major In Video Games

Teenage gamers, rejoice: NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts now supports your dreams to design video games for a living.<p>Starting in 2015, the NYU Game Center, a department within the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, has just announced they’ll be offering bachelor of fine arts degrees …

Are our jobs doomed? Report shows the potentially devastating effects of robots on the job market

<b>Robot (Ociacia via Shutterstock)</b><p>And a few positive ones too<p>Sarah Gray<p>August 6, 2014 6:10pm (UTC)<p>There may not be a consensus on the likelihood of a robot apocalypse. However there is less disagreement on the topic of robotics and artificial intelligence infiltrating the workforce. In fact in some …

Your Password Laziness Makes Life So Much Easier For Russian Hackers

A gang of Russian hackers recently stole more than 1 billion usernames and passwords, and they likely got help from an unlikely accomplice: you.<p>Our habit of using the same passwords over and over makes it relatively simple for hackers to commit identity theft by connecting all of those stolen …

Ofcom: six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults

Children, growing up with YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, learning to use smartphones or tablets before they are able to talk<p>They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old …

The Robots Are Coming, but Are They Really Taking Our Jobs?

A new study shows experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost—or decimate—the economy.<p>Here's what we can agree on: The robots are coming. They're coming to your house, to your doctor's office, to your car, and to your favorite coffee shop. By 2025, technologists believe …

Britons spend more time on tech than asleep, study suggests

<b>Britons spend more time using technology devices than they do sleeping, research suggests.</b><p>Communications regulator Ofcom said UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night's sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.<p>Almost four hours a …

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Pew Finds Experts Divided On Whether Robots Will Be Good For Society

Want your kids to have jobs when they grow up? Teach them to build and program robots.<p>As part of a major ongoing project looking at the future of the internet, the Pew Research Internet Project canvassed some 1,896 technologists, futurists and other experts about how they see advances in robotics …

Will human beings become a luxury good as robots take over work?

As more ATMs take over for bank tellers and self-checkout lines replace more cashiers, services provided by human beings will one day become the exclusive preserve of the rich, according to a report on the future of jobs from Pew Research Center. It envisions a future just 10 years from now, in …

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Britons spend more time using tech than sleeping

Britons spend more time using media devices than they do sleeping, according to an annual report on communications habits by the industry watchdog, Ofcom.<p>The report also found that six-year-olds have the same understanding of mobile phones and tablets as 45-year-olds.<p>Technology correspondent Rory …

Microsoft, like Google, tips off police for child porn arrest

Google isn’t alone in its email scanning for child porn. Software giant Microsoft recently tipped off police to a man in Pennsylvania who has now been arrested and charged with receiving and sharing child porn through his OneDrive account. The arrest comes just days after news of Google’s own tip …

China has neutralized the social media threat

For the past four years, China’s government and its far-reaching bureaucracy have embarked on a campaign to take back China’s <i>weibo</i> microblog scene from the masses, who have been using social media services to expose corrupt officials, circulate news, and air their opinions.<p>And it’s working. …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

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P&G dumping 90 brands

Procter & Gamble is cleaning house.<p>The nation's largest consumer product company, will be dumping about 90 of its smaller, less popular brands.<p>The move, announced Friday as executives discussed earnings with investors, will still leave the company with portfolio of 70 to 80 brands. Company …

Woman Grows A Nose On Her Spine After Stem Cell Experiment

And other reasons not to mess around with unproven therapies<p>Eight years ago, doctors took nasal tissue samples and grafted them onto the spines of 20 quadriplegics. The idea was that stem cells within the nasal tissue might turn into neurons that could help repair the damaged spinal cord, and the …