Ginger Rapoport Drews

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Leap second: A guide to the longest day of the year

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people would feel they can count on one day comprising the same number of hours, minutes and seconds as the next. But this isn't always the case -- June 30 will be a second longer with the addition of a "leap second," added to reconcile the differences between two definitions of time: …

Computer Science

Google's Fail Of A Ramadan App

Earlier this month Google launched a “Ramadan Companion App.” As a Muslim who works in marketing strategy and social media, who has consulted on a number of Muslim-focused marketing projects, this seemed to me like it could be an exciting development. As far as I know, Google has not previously …

Ramadan

Alternative Swimsuits For The Girl Who Hates Itty-Bitty-Bikinis

<i>By Rachel Besser</i><p>Bikinis can be whack. There, I said it. Don't get it twisted -- aesthetically speaking, a two-piece is just as beautiful as any other bathing suit. But when it comes to putting one on, no matter how much we love our bodies, some of us just crave a bit more coverage. Sometimes, the …

Why One Company Refuses To Let Polaroid's Instant Photography Die

Polaroid jumped into the digital sharing-happy world last week with the Cube, a new WiFi-enabled camera that uploads images directly to the Web. It’s a break with Polaroid’s legacy of instant printing—rather than instant uploads.<p>The Cube would be cold comfort to Polaroid fans still mourning the …

Polaroid Photography

41 Times The Duchess of Cambridge Dressed Like Princess Diana

Kate Middleton often pays subtle sartorial tribute to her late mother-in-law.<p>As the wife of the future King of England, The Duchess of Cambridge is bound to draw comparisons between herself and her husband's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Here, we're looking back at all the times Kate …

Terminator Genisys review: Arnie's back, but the lustre isn't

He is, inevitably, back. Again. The Terminator franchise stumbles out of the wreckage of the critically savaged sequel Salvation, this time with the participation of the original model, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the lavish endorsement of series co-creator James Cameron.<p>Salvation “sucked” and …

Science Fiction

How This Surgical Robot Helps Neurosurgeons Treat Brain Disorders

On June 16, 2015, Dr. Frank Hsu performed robotic Parkinsons surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center on a 56-year-old woman. The ROSA Brain robot was used to precisely implant electrodes in the brain to provide deep brain stimulation thus disabling overactive nerve cells in …

Medical Technology

Can You Really Eat All the Fat You Want?

Scientists say yes, but of course there's a catch.<p>Desperate for the creamy goodness inside that bowl of guac? Well, today's your lucky day. Thanks to new research by the American Medical Association, dietary fat is no longer the bogeyman it once was, and a lot of fatty foods, including fish, nuts, …

Nutrition