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Dallas doctor finds the root of balding and graying hair and is working on treatment

When the mice went gray and bald, the doctor knew he was onto something.<p>For more than 10 years, Dr. Lu Le had studied cells and genes, hoping to …

Hair

Netflix Canada hikes prices as streaming competition heats up

Watching your favourite shows on Netflix Canada just got a little more expensive.<p>The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members effective immediately. It will do the same for existing users after notifying them by e-mail in the coming weeks.<p>Netflix's standard plan will now …

Televisions

Samsung inexplicably opens up its Android browser

Samsung has announced that the new version of its browser, Samsung Internet, can be used on any relatively new Android phone, which is good news if you're bored of existing mobile browsers that already do the job perfectly well.<p>The Korean tech giant made its software ambitions known in March when, …

Want your skin to look healthy? Consider these seven foods

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>Are there certain foods I can eat to help my skin look younger? Do some foods slow down skin aging?<p><b>THE ANSWER</b><p>We've heard the adage that beauty comes from the inside. While research on nutrition and skin health is in the early stages, scientists are learning that what you eat can help …

Nutrition

Behind big pharma's race to develop the next wave of cancer therapy

Pharmaceutical companies are betting big on a new wave of innovative cancer therapies they believe will be more effective than existing treatments and move them a big step closer to finding a cure for the disease.<p>The fast-emerging branch of therapies – immuno-oncology (IO) – works by equipping the …

What doctors can tell about your health just by looking in your eyes

But when doctors look into your eyes, they can see a lot more. The eyes might be the proverbial window to the soul, but they are also a clear window to your health, and the amount of information they can reveal is astounding.<p>Many conditions cause symptoms throughout the body — some show up in the …

High Blood Pressure

Sony made an $800 phone with extravagant features you won't find in any iPhone or Galaxy phone — here's what it's like

The Japanese giant has steadily stripped down its Xperia line of phones over the past few years, effectively conceding that its dreams of reaching Apple and Samsung are over. But the company has brought its mobile business back to profitability in the process.<p>Now it's trying to keep that up by …

Phones

Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

Sleep

Aaron Blake: Trump needed a really good excuse to fire Comey — and Comey gave it to him

President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday. And while the termination happened rather quickly — mere hours after Comey’s faulty …

Hospital gowns didn't protect as promised, jury says in $454-million fraud verdict

Kimberly-Clark Corp. and its spinoff medical technology firm Halyard Health have been hit with $454 million in compensatory and punitive damages, after a federal jury found the companies misled California buyers about the impermeability of their MicroCool surgical gowns.<p>Jurors in Los Angeles …

How VW's Arteon keeps you alive if you pass out while driving

The Volkswagen Arteon is not a fully fledged self-driving car, but it definitely has some fancy autonomous features. The sedan, which is due to land in the United States this summer, features a program that will recognize if a driver has blacked out at the wheel and then gently steer the car to the …

Driverless Cars

Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales

More than a dozen current and former Starbucks workers told Business Insider that serious adjustments need to be made if the company wants to grow sales and maintain its positive, progressive reputation.<p>"The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. "Most people see …

Coffee

We’re Edging Closer To Nuclear War

Experts are worried about India, Pakistan and North Korea.<p><i>Welcome to Bayesian Update, an attempt to take a step back and figure out what’s changed in</i> …

Al-Qaeda

Feds order Wells Fargo to rehire whistle-blower and pay him $5.4 million

Wells Fargo & Co. has been ordered to rehire a former Los Angeles-area bank manager who federal officials say was fired because he reported potential fraud to his superiors and to a bank ethics hotline — a claim the bank denies even as it has acknowledged problems with its hotline.<p>The Occupational …

Canonical ends development of its phone to focus on cloud and IoT

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, long had aspirations to become a player in the mobile phone and tablet world, too. You can’t easily buy an Ubuntu-powered phone today (at least not in the U.S.), but over the years, a few have come and gone. As Canonical founder Mark …

Linux

$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Samsung’s biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

The Galaxy S8 signals an escalation in Samsung’s rivalry with Google<p>It’s an occupational hazard among gadget geeks to fixate on new hardware, and yesterday’s introduction of the gorgeous Galaxy S8 by Samsung made that easier than ever. I could write for days about how pretty and pleasant that new …

Mobile

New Artificial Synapse Bridges the Gap to Brain-Like Computers

From AlphaGo’s historic victory against world champion Lee Sedol to DeepStack’s sweeping win against professional poker players, artificial …

Emerging Technology

Android co-creator teases new bezel-free smartphone

Andy Rubin, co-creator of Android (not to mention the old T-Mobile Sidekick), has been busy since he left Google in 2014. After starting a hardware incubator in 2015 and then launching a new company called Essential in January, we’re now getting a look at the company’s first smartphone – and it …

Mobile Technology

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt is super excited for Andy Rubin's Android phone

Android’s co-creator Andy Rubin recently revealed that his company Essential is working on a new smartphone. Rubin teased a picture of the handset on Twitter a few days ago and Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has now also declared his interest in it.<p>In a tweet, Schmidt referenced …

Android News

A closer look at the five-team race for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot

With less than two weeks remaining, every point matters that much more for the five teams fighting for the final playoff berth in the Eastern …

Dozens charged in foiled plot to steal Ferrari founder’s body and hold it for ransom

ROME – Enzo Ferrari, the legend of Italian automotive manufacturing, died in 1988 at age 90. It marked the end of a lifetime devoted to constructing …

Australians sitting on mountains of cash as wealth outpaces debt | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian households saw their wealth balloon to a record A$11.7 trillion ($8.97 trillion) last quarter as cash holdings topped a trillion dollars for the first time ever, boding well for spending in the face of tepid wages growth.<p>Two passengers aboard a ferry look at the Sydney …

Economics

The Winners Of 2017’s Sony World Photography Contest

The Sony World Photography Awards bring us the most awe-inspiring photos from around the globe every year, and 2017's freshly announced winners are …

The Galaxy S8 might have one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen

Camera performance will likely be one of the hot topics during Samsung’s Galaxy S8 press event on Wednesday, but we don’t have to wait until then to …

Phones

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

There are those who work for months or even years to create a beautiful tiny home out of nothing, but if you don’t have time for all that, now you …

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

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