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Soaring Christmas sales for Fitbit and Jawbone are, on the face of it, good for UK’s obesity crisis. But there are concerns about privacy and effectiveness<p>One of this year’s most popular Christmas presents looks like being a device that purports to help reverse the effects of festive overindulgence …

Wake Forest University

Australians fight back against crystal meth epidemic

Residents in a small New South Wales town nicknamed "Antarctica" say informing on dealers is pushing back the flow of the drug known as "ice"<p>Once or twice a week in the New South Wales town of Wellington, a burst of firecrackers goes off late at night to deliver a message that the residents have …

New South Wales

Bad posture? It may be in your head

Posture is not a rigid concept. It represents something more fluid with considerable range for change. Despite this, it is often oversimplified, rightly or wrongly, as being “good” or “bad”.<p>Your posture is affected by many aspects of your daily life, including physical and psychological factors. …

Yoga

Valiant teen shaves head to support homecoming date with cancer

When Allie Allen's hair started falling out from radiation treatment for brain cancer, she decided to embrace it by shaving her head.<p>But the Collierville, Tennessee, teen was still nervous about attending her homecoming dance with no hair — until her date shaved his head too.<p>"It was so sweet of …

Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola at New York City Hospital

A health care worker who was rushed to New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Thursday has reportedly tested positive for Ebola.<p>Craig Spencer had recently …

New device could save millions from septic shock

Boston, Mass. (Reuters) - Prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS are all potentially lethal diseases that affect hundreds of thousands each year. But Sepsis, a deadly immune response triggered by infection, kills more people than all of them combined.<p>According to the National Institutes of Health, …

Unbreakable: A Robot That Can't Be Stopped

New research shows that artificial intelligence can use trial and error to finish a job even when a robot's body is damaged.<p>It almost looks like a wounded animal.<p>There’s that little hop in its gait, the way it looks tentative as it springs forward from its haunches, the not-exactly-straight …

Robotics

Cryptologists join call for US president to resist pressure from FBI and surveillance agencies to build back doors in operating systems<p>Apple, Google, other tech giants and a number of noted cryptologists have signed a letter to the Obama administration urging the US government to preserve strong …

Privacy

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault

Shortly after the release of an AP report asserting that Google's self-driving cars have been involved in four accidents since last September, the company published a post on <i>Backchannel</i> today — the Medium-based publication from former <i>Wired</i> writer Steven Levy — to dive into more detail on all the …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

First on CNN: U.S.-flagged ship intercepted by Iranian patrol

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A U.S.-flagged ship was recently intercepted by an Iran Revolutionary Guard naval patrol, the U.S. Navy revealed to CNN Tuesday.<p>The incident occurred on Friday when four Iranian naval vessels surrounded the U.S.-flagged Maersk Kensington in the Strait of Hormuz.<p>The episode came …

Middle East

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Hurt Tsarnaev's Homeland

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You Can Now Play Super Mario 64 In Your Browser

For millions of 90s kids, Super Mario 64 is the video game equivalent of Proust’s madeleine — evoking a simpler, more exciting and infinitely more …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

How Your USB Cables Are About to Change Forever

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Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

Latest on Ferguson: Protest outside police station disbands

11:30 P.M.<p>Protest leaders outside the Ferguson Police Department have called for the group to disband for the night.<p>With light rain falling, leaders …

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro 'delayed due to supply issues'

Apple's long-rumoured iPad Pro is now expected to go into production in September, according to reports<p>Production of Apple's long-rumoured iPad Pro has reportedly been delayed, due to issues with the display panels.<p>The iPad Pro, which is rumoured to have a screen size of between 12.2 inches and …

IPad Pro

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

Space Travel

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Routers

The revolution in the driver's seat

<i>Editor's note: Steven Johnson is the author of</i> <i>"How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World,"</i> and co-creator of the innovation website, <i>howwegettonext.com</i><i>. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Anyone looking for clues about potentially world-changing innovations …

20th Century

Lawyers say iPods deleted songs not purchased from Apple

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Songs on iPods not purchased through Apple mysteriously disappeared on some devices, say consumer advocate …