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Imagine Getting a Flu Vaccine Pill, in the Mail

Imagine getting your flu vaccine as a pill, in the mail. Or imagine getting just one shot that would protect you against all of the different flu strains out there. Either way, it could mean an end to the yearly fall search for a fresh flu vaccine.<p>Neither advance is coming to a drugstore or clinic …

In the Jungle, You Can Swim in a Stream of Stars

Two weeks ago, I was staring at an unbelievably star-studded sky. We were in the Peruvian Amazon, far from city lights, and had set up camp along the Alto Madre de Dios, one of the region’s mighty rivers. I wasn’t there to star gaze – my assignment was to report on the jungle tribe that has been …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Public Health

How Emotion Hurts Stock Returns

As investors watched global stock markets tumble, the behavioral economist Richard Thaler, who is also an occasional contributor to The New York Times, offered the following advice: “Inhale, exhale. Repeat. Then watch ESPN.”<p>Wise words, even if they remain widely ignored.<p>Mr. Thaler’s advice flows …

Turning Day Into Night - A Comprehensive Photoshop Guide

Last week my good friend and awesome photographer Yvette Leur asked if I could edit one of her images she shot. It was a lovely shot of a woman …

This Freerunning Video Uses Perspective and Optical Illusions to Mess With Your Head

Professional free runner Jason Paul recently teamed up with Red Bull to create this wild optical illusion video that you have to see to believe — or …

Someone scrawled racist graffiti on Twitch founder's house

Justin Kan, founder of streaming sites Twitch and Justin.TV, woke up Saturday morning to find that someone had scrawled a racist epithet on the …

Windows 10 can disable pirated games and illegal hardware

Microsoft can remotely disable pirated games and unauthorised hardware being used on Windows 10, according to the company's usage guidelines.<p>Section …

Windows 10

Google X robotics expert speaks out on the decline of women in tech from 35% to 26% (Video)

If we want to understand why the percentage of women in working in the tech sector has dropped from 35% in 1990 to just 26% today, asking some women in tech for their thoughts on the issue seems like a smart thing to do. <i>Re/code</i> is doing just that, in a new video series entitled <i>The 26%: Women Speak</i> …

Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan ensures you'll always have the latest iPhone as soon as it comes out

The carrier's new iPhone Forever plan requires that you pay $22 per month on top of your existing data plan for the option to always get the latest iPhone.<p>Sprint is introducing the program just as Apple is rumored to be unveiling its next iPhone next month.<p>Here's how it works. If you sign up for …

Mobile Technology

Sierra Leone Has First Week of No New Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone has gone one full week without any new Ebola cases, a first since the start of the outbreak over a year ago.<p>On Monday, the World Health …

Short, sharp earthquake hits San Francisco Bay Area

A short, sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday, breaking plates and cracking plaster without prompting reports of injuries or major damage.<p>The magnitude-4.0 quake struck at 6:49 a.m. and was centered just north of Piedmont, near Berkeley, the U.S. Geological Survey said. …

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Original 'My Fair Lady' Julie Andrews to direct Sydney show

The British actress rose to prominence as Eliza Doolittle in the original production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, kick-starting a long theatre, movie and television career.<p>She will be in Sydney later this year to start casting.<p>"I am thrilled …

Mary Poppins

Harry Styles's Performance Look Comes Straight from the Men’s Runway

Let's face it, sports and fashion go hand in hand. Uniforms, intrinsically designed to signify a team’s nation or city (and mascot), have recently migrated from the dugout to the runways. During the men's collections in Europe, this was most prominent at the Louis Vuitton show where silk baseball …

Alexander Skarsgard dons drag on the red carpet

Red carpets can be a real drag — maybe that’s why Alexander Skarsgard ditched his usual look and showed up to premiere of his latest movie in full drag on Monday night.<p>The 6-foot-4-inch blonde hunk wore a dazzling gold gown that showcased his bulging biceps and ripped back to the San Francisco …

Maddox Jolie-Pitt Turns 14—and We Can’t Believe It!

Oh, where has the time gone? How is it that Maddox Jolie-Pitt, the same little cutie who was just rocking faux-hawks and brightly dyed locks as a …

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy announce split

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gavin and Gwen. Reba and Narvel.<p>Kermit and Miss Piggy?<p>It's been a rough week in Hollywood for couples, and no breakup has been more shocking than the split of the beloved Muppets, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.<p>"After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, …

The Muppets

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards call off engagement

Zayn Malik is now solo in more ways than one. Four months after splitting from One Direction to pursue a solo career, Malik and Little Mix’s Perrie …

A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator announce tour with Danny Brown and Vince Staples

A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator are trying to take over fall.<p>The two rappers will be touring together starting in September. Danny Brown and Vince …

Demi Lovato and James Corden deliver singing telegrams

Demi Lovato wants to make sure you’re extra cool for the summer (har har), so she went around delivering singing telegrams with James Corden on <i>The</i> …

Twisted new horror movie 'The Gift' will keep you guessing

Actor Joel Edgerton ("Warrior," "Exodus," "The Great Gatsby") wrote, directed and stars in the film, which is clearly reminiscent of similar thrillers like "Fear," "Fatal Attraction" and even Michael Haneke's fantastic "Caché," but gleefully twisted enough to distance itself from the pack.<p>"The …

Horror

Stonewall sparks a riot in first trailer for Roland Emmerich's gay rights drama

Right before returning to the skies for next summer’s Independence Day sequel, director Roland Emmerich is aiming for awards, rather than attendance, for his fact-based drama Stonewall.<p>Toronto film festival 2015 to premiere Oscar hopefuls Freeheld and Stonewall<p>Read more<p>The film tells the story of …

Gentle Appearances in Tokyo Metropolis

During one year of life in Tokyo, my camera was always close to me. At that time I was quite a beginner in photography, but passionate. And what is a better urban environment to explore and to gaze around in awe as Tokyo?<p>Later, I returned again. What I discovered is that some are able to find …

Police In Georgia May Be Getting Flying Saucer Drones To Hunt Criminals

Definitely just here to help<p>In the near future, residents in Georgia’s Macon-Bibb county may expect to see flying saucers. These aren’t extraterrestrial machines heralding an alien invasion. Reassuringly, they are instead simply police drones, disk-shaped multicopters that the police and rescue …