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KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

KnowRoaming opens preorders for a SIM card sticker that connects travelers to local cell networks. But there is a small catch.<p>International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an …

Wireless

The FDA Has Approved The First Artificial Pancreas

An easier way for diabetics to control their insulin intake<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first "artificial pancreas" to automatically control the insulin levels of diabetics. (You know, before the shutdown furloughed almost half of its staff.)<p>The hormone insulin controls …

The First Pre-Surgical Breast Cancer Drug Approved

“We are seeing a significant shift in the treatment paradigm for early stage breast cancer,” says Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “By making effective therapies available to high-risk patients in …

Is Iran easing up on Facebook and Twitter? Not according to Iran

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>On Monday evening, Iranians found that national web filters blocking access to Facebook(s fb) and Twitter had gone down. The …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

10 Smart Watches You Should BuySony Smartwatch

<b>Price:</b> $130<p>Sony equips its Android-powered smartwatch with a 1.3-inch OLED screen (128 x 128 resolution) that supports multitouch capabilities and …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Does Earth have a second moon?

Mars has two moons, Jupiter has 67, Saturn 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14. But our planet Earth has just one moon. Doesn’t it?<p>Many planets in our solar …

Astronomy

Your Google Reader Feeds and Folders Are Safe

Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2013<p><b>See the update below.</b><p>There were reports this morning that the preservation of feeds from Google Reader, which was …

Artificial food: Incredible or inedible?

After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues – some bland, others grisly.<p>Pass the salt. And the pepper. And while you’re at it, the ketchup too.<p>They said it politely, but these were among the reactions of the two expert …

Star Trek

Liftware Spoon Helps With Parkinson's Tremors

A new smart spoon can be a vital tool in helping stabilize Parkinson’s tremors. San Francisco-based Lift Labs’ patented Liftware Spoon uses an …

Gum Sleuths Find Sick Mouths Play Role in Deadly Diseases

Bacteria-laden mouths and bleeding gums are giving medical researchers plenty to think about.<p>Turns out gum disease is associated with a greater risk …

Cell Nucleus

Who’s afraid of the amygdala? Research blows away "fear center" myth

New revelations about your brain’s so-called “fear center” explain why it’s misleading to say “this part of the brain does x”. Maggie Koerth-Baker …

Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

Doctors at Ohio State University first to use Google Glass to live stream surgery

Live from the operating theatre - via Google Glass: First ever live stream of surgery while U.S. doctor uses wearable computer<p>This is the first ever …

Google Glass

Hillary Clinton received more gifts from world leaders than Barack Obama

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outpaced President Barack Obama last year in receiving lavish gifts from foreign leaders.<p>Mrs Clinton received gold jewellry worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The State Department said the gift included a necklace …

Make Your Own Remote-Control Spy Blimp

Float on!<p>I'm a materials-science engineer at an agency that allocates funding to research projects. It's theoretical work, so in my spare time I like to do practical, hands-on things. I've been building R/C models for 33 years and have always preferred uncommon vehicles--amphibious cars, …