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Is There a Secret Nutella Black Market?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For some (tasty) reason, thieves in the German town of Bad Hersfeld spirited away some 5.5 tons of …

Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas

Arsenic In Beer May Come From Widely Used Filtering Process

Beer lovers might be alarmed to hear that beer can pick up small amounts of arsenic as it's filtered to be sparkly clear.<p>But researchers in Germany reported Sunday that they've found arsenic in hundreds of samples of beer, some at levels more than twice that allowed in drinking water.<p>When we …

Osteen Hoaxster Explains: Goal Wasn't To Defame Pastor

The person behind the elaborate online hoax in which a fake website and Twitter feed falsely proclaimed Pastor Joel Osteen's intent to renounce Christianity and shut down his influential Houston ministry says that his goal wasn't to attack Osteen personally.<p>"I would like to state unequivocally my …

The Time an Entire Campus Dumped Its Booze Because of Snapchat

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This is not how you'd expect Snapchat, the self-destructing image-sharing app, to get college kids …

'It was a sign': Lapsed Catholics lured back by Pope Francis

Twenty million Americans consider themselves lapsed Catholics, but Pope Francis is convincing many to test the holy waters again with his bold gestures and common touch.<p>After years of disenchantment with the church's hierarchy and teachings, former members of the flock say they are willing to give …

Obama budget hits smokers, wealthy

President Barack Obama presented a budget Wednesday that he called both a compromise and a final offer.<p>But there’s a lot in the $3.77 trillion proposal — including $583 billion in new revenue from the wealthy and $78 billion over 10 years from new cigarette taxes, not to mention an assumption that …

Saturday mail service saved for now, USPS says

The United States Postal Service said Wednesday that it would delay its plan to cease delivery of first-class mail on Saturdays, rescuing for now a service that it says is costly but that many Americans rely on.<p>The USPS said in a statement that restrictive language in Congress' continuing …

Health Care

Louvre closed on account of pickpockets

The Louvre, the world's most visited museum, was forced to close on Wednesday after workers staged a walkout in protest over pickpockets. More than …

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

Study shows pain really is all in your head, and you can see it

Researchers say they’ve figured out an objective way to measure pain -- by imaging the brain’s response, in real time.<p>They used a type of brain scanner called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to take pictures of people’s responses to pain. And they documented that a morphine-based …

Americans Are Eating Rice Containing 'Harmful Levels Of Lead'

Commercially available rice imported into the U.S. contains levels of lead far higher than what's considered safe, according to a study by the American Chemical Society and reported by Jason Palmer of the BBC.<p>The U.S. imports 7 percent of its rice. The team sampled packages from Bhutan, Italy, …

Levels of lead in rice could pose risk to children, says US

Rice imported from China and other countries contains high levels of lead that could pose a health risk to children, researchers in the United States have claimed.<p>US experts detected concentrations of lead ranging from six to 12 milligrams per kilogram in rice from several sources.<p>Infants and …

Google launches tool to help users plan for digital afterlife

Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern …

Apple now selling refurbished 27-inch iMacs

The large-screen iMacs are finally available as refurbished and less expensive models.<p>Anyone eyeing a 27-inch iMac can now save a healthy chunk of change by opting for a refurbished unit.<p>As of yesterday, Apple began selling four refurbished variations of the big-screen iMac through its online …

Computer Hardware

Think Starbucks is Ditching Free iTunes Cards? Think Again

Starbucks announced a change to its iTunes Pick of the Week program on Tuesday that pushes customers to the company's mobile app for free downloads, …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Google Glass infographic – how it works

If, like me, you’ve been trying to figure out just how Google Glass works then you’ll definitely want to check out this insightful infographic created by Martin Missfeldt. The infographic is a handy, albeit brief glimpse at the hardware setup, including camera, microphone, and speaker locations, …

Google Glass

Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Generic Profiles To Target Ads Better, With Data From Datalogix, Epsilon, Acxiom

Facebook today is taking another step ahead in its ad targeting strategy, which serves users advertising based on their location and online purchasing and browsing histories. The social network is launching partner categories: some 500 “unique groups”, with more to come, which are descriptors (one …

Apple’s recent App Store crackdowns a sign of things to come

Apple got itself into this mess, and now it has to dig its way out.<p>Apple is going on an App Store cleansing spree, according to sources speaking to …

Burner brings its disposable phone number service to Android

Burner, a very renown disposable phone number app, has finally made its way to Android. The app gives you disposable phone numbers that you can use …

Android News

Facebook takes a page from Livejournal and Xanga by letting you share feelings and activities

In an effort to bring more searchable and useful data to your profile, Facebook has announced an upgrade to its status update feature that will prompt users with specific tags for movies, music, and feelings. "Starting this week, people can express what they're watching, reading, listening to, …

Waterstones founder to launch Spotify-like service for books in 2013

Tim Waterstone is the founder of Waterstones, a retailer of print books and other items in the UK. Waterstone is looking to launch a new digital book …

Books

Google Wants to Create a Dotless Domain Called "Search"

It's well known that Google's competitors aren't keen on it getting hold of the .search top-level domain. But the company has outlined a new plan …

Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

Social Media

Would You Pay $15 for a Better iOS Mail App?

The first iOS mail revolution came and went with the highly anticipated, absurdly long waitlisted Mailbox. And whether or not you love or hate it, …

App Non Gratis

When OMGPOP was an independent company with limited resources, releasing apps you never heard of, someone whispered to us that for a low six-figure …

Apps

Pandora with friends: Turntable launches Piki, a social radio app for iPhone and web

Can people deliver better music recommendations than algorithms?<p>"We realized early on that Turntable's best feature was also a problem: everybody has to be in a room at exactly the same time," says Billy Chasen, Turntable CEO. As time went on Chasen envisioned a complimentary service that let you …