Will Chan

129 Flips | 1 Magazine | 34 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @gocharleygo | Keep up with Will Chan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Will Chan”

Her tweet echoed Sarah Huckabee Sanders, but her story had a much different ending

They both got kicked out of a Washington, D.C. area restaurant on Friday night. But only one suffered unjust treatment.<p>While White House press …

Donald Trump

Lawsuit alleges that every Apple Watch contains the same defect

Every Apple Watch that Apple has made is defective. At least, that’s the argument made by a new class action lawsuit, asking Apple to pay $5 million in damages for refusing to acknowledge an issue which affects its wearable devices.<p>According to Kenneth Sciacca of Colorado, who filed the suit, Apple …

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Oregon is serious about recycling. Its residents are accustomed to dutifully separating milk cartons, yogurt containers, cereal boxes and kombucha bottles from their trash to divert them from the landfill. But this year, because of a far-reaching rule change in China, some of the recyclables are …

After Years Of Runny Nose, Woman Finds It's Not Allergies — It's Brain Fluid

Kendra Jackson was one of those people who always had a tissue pressed up against her face.<p>"Everywhere I went I always had a box of Puffs, always stuffed in my pocket," Jackson told KETV in Omaha, Neb.<p>There was the constant drip, drip, drip of her runny nose, and for years, she sniffed, coughed and …

The Brain

Whole Foods draws flak for 'Yellow Fever' Asian restaurant

The high-end grocer is being accused of racism after a restaurant named Yellow Fever opened at its new store. The restaurant's owner says she chose …

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts Into Bots On Instagram — And Cashing In

Verified accounts turning themselves into bots, millions of fake likes and comments, a dirty world of engagement trading inside Telegram groups. Welcome to the secret underbelly of Instagram.<p>In late February, an Instagram account called Viral Hippo posted a photo of a black square. There was …

‘I Just Wanted to Live,’ Says Man Who Wrested Rifle From Waffle House Gunman

NASHVILLE — The young woman, bandaged and shrouded in bedsheets, began to cry when James Shaw Jr. walked into Room No. 26 on Monday morning. Then, as the woman’s father drew near, one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s trauma surgeons turned to him: “Have you met James? James saved a lot of …

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Alicia Vikander turns 'Tide's Fall' into a VR masterpiece

Penrose Studios set a new standard for VR storytelling last year with Arden's Wake, a stunning short that introduced us to Meena, a young girl living in a post-apocalyptic, waterlogged world. But that was just the prologue. At the Tribeca Film Festival, the studio is back with the next chapter,</i> …

Olivia Wilde Says She's Not Forcing Her Son Otis Into 'Boy' Things

When it comes to raising her young children — Daisy Josephine, 18 months, and Otis Alexander, 4 on Friday — with Jason Sudeikis, mother of two Olivia …

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

It Was A Company With A Lot Of Promise. Then A Chinese Customer Stole Its Technology

Massachusetts-based American Superconductor seemed to be riding high in early 2011, reaping strong sales and even praise from the White House for successfully cracking the Asian import markets.<p>Then, one day that April, employees were called to a meeting where they heard some very disturbing …

Intellectual Property

Man in hospital after eating world's hottest chilli

<b>A man who ate the world's hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in hospital after experiencing "thunderclap" headaches.</b><p>The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State.<p>The "crushingly painful" headaches came on in the next few days.<p>His …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you? | Dylan Curran

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Spying

Is Humanity Unusual In The Cosmos?

We're entering uncharted territory.<p>For more than 2,000 years, we humans have been arguing about life and, in particular, intelligent life in the universe. But arguing was pretty much where it always ended.<p>For all that time, we never had any evidence or any data that could raise the discussion above …

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

The People Who Can Control Their Goose Bumps

How is this even possible?<p>“It starts in the back of my neck,” Javier Palejko told me over Skype. “It’s like I have a muscle there and I just make it work.”<p>The “it” in this case was goose bumps, which Palejko, a 34-year-old tech worker in Argentina, says he can control at will. Like most …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

IBM

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

A shadowy and controversial secret club meets in the California woods every year — and at least 5 US presidents were members

<b>• Bohemian Grove is the Sonoma County, California campground where the Bohemian Club meets annually.</b><p><b>• The Bohemian Club, a San Francisco-based private club that has counted a number of US presidents among its members, is a controversial group.</b><p><b>• The club's reported rituals and secretive status have</b> …

Elon Musk: SpaceX and Tesla alive 'by skin of their teeth'

<b>Elon Musk says his companies SpaceX and Tesla are both still alive only "by the skin of their teeth".</b><p>The entrepreneur told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) conference that both companies almost went bankrupt in 2008.<p>"I gave both SpaceX and Tesla a probability of less than 10% likely to …

Tesla

Footage of mysterious object above ocean stuns military personnel

Newly released video of a mysterious object streaking over the Atlantic Ocean shows the Pentagon needs to take UFOs seriously, a researcher says.<p>The …

Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the US will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean …

Kobe Bryant Almost Went to Bulls Before Shaquille O'Neal Requested Trade in 2004

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant revealed to Shaquille O'Neal during their hourlong TNT special amid the All-Star Weekend festivities that he was ready to go to the Chicago Bulls in 2004 before the Los Angeles Lakers traded O'Neal to the Miami Heat.<p>"We were looking for places in Chicago, man, we …

Basketball

Causes of False Missile Alerts: The Sun, the Moon and a 46-Cent Chip

As strange, serious and scary as the erroneous emergency notification Saturday about a missile attack against Hawaii may have been, it was far from the first such false alarm the country has faced.<p>Every decade since the dawn of the nuclear age has seen its share of close calls, experts said. During …

When a high school student denied raping this girl at a party, she shared screenshots of their conversations

While we’ve all been preoccupied with high profile sexual assault allegations and the #MeToo movement, the story of a teenage girl, Lauren Atkin, who …

SpaceX launch leaves ghostly glowing trail in the sky

People along the West Coast looked toward the heavens Friday to find a strange, morphing orb glowing in the night sky.<p>It looked like the stuff of science fiction, but it was actually the mark of a SpaceX rocket hauling a group of telecom satellites into Earth's orbit.<p>The rocket took off from the …

Space Travel