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10 Heart Health Myths Busted

Heart disease kills more people in the United States every year than all forms of cancer combined. Most of these deaths occur from heart attack in …

How Much Do You Really Know About Heart Disease?

Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack and 350,000 suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Many of these situations could be prevented …

Heart Disease

HomePods are staining wooden tables with a white ring

Don’t put a ring on it<p>Apple’s HomePod is a great-sounding but ideologically flawed speaker, and it turns out there’s another major problem with the smart speaker aside from its lack of support for Spotify. Apparently the silicone base of the HomePod can damage wooden furniture, with multiple …

Encrypting Your Emails Just Got Stupid-Easy With ProtonMail's New Bridge Tool

ProtonMail, an email service favored among privacy advocates due to its automatic use of end-to-end encryption, has launched a new product aimed at …

How To: Install & Use the Ultra-Secure Operating System OpenBSD in VirtualBox

OpenBSD implements security in its development in a way that no other operating system on the planet does. Learning to use the Unix-like operating …

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

New app actually lets you use iMessage on Android phones

Remember when I helped a friend switch to Android but he only lasted three days without his iPhone because he couldn’t bear to “live life as a green …

Android Phones

Cyber Security in the Mobile Space

As more and more technology is packed into the mobile phone, the potential for security breaches simultaneously increases. Although the exact methods …

Mobile Devices

Enbeeone3 - Resources and Inspiration For Creative Minds

Crypto Price Widget is one of the best WordPress Plugins for Cryptocurrencies. If your blog or website is about Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum, …

Companies rush to patch security flaws Meltdown and Spectre | Financial Times

Pity the poor IT departments working over time the first weekend of the New Year, after serious security vulnerabilities were discovered in chips …

Sensorwake will crowdfund a nighttime scent diffuser in April

The Oria will pump out pleasing scents through the night to help you sleep.<p>Sensorwake burst onto the scene with a smell-based alarm clock that was built on the premise that scents are better than sounds. Now, the company is attempting to make a further in-road into our bedrooms with its next …

Sleep

Google Assistant can now locate a handyman near you

Google is adding a handy feature to Assistant, so it can now find local services like plumbing or electrical repairs near you, provided you’re in the US.<p>That’s handy for people who already use the voice-activated service on their phones or Google Home smart speakers. To use it, say “Ok Google, find …

Netflix picks up new 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' series

Netflix is bringing Sabrina the Teenage Witch back to television, but with a "chilling" twist.<p>The new show will be based on "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" comic, featuring a dark drama/horror tone. The show is being developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, showrunner on the dark "Riverdale" …

Humble lets engineers swipe right to their dream job

In many ways, it’s a great time to be a software engineer. Pay is high — typically in the six figures and on very rare occasion, reportedly much more. Engineers can increasingly live and work wherever they want, too. But demand for software engineers has turned into a nightmare for many developers …

Here's What Bitcoin's Smartest Skeptics are Telling Investors

Bitcoin continues one of the most dramatic price runups of any asset in living memory, posting prices above $11,800 this morning after starting the …

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Los Angeles

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

Immune System

Scientists say they have created the 'closest thing anyone has ever made' to a new life form

Scientists have just built the first fully-functioning, artificial instruction system for creating new matter inside living cells — a find that could one day make it possible to create more precise, effective, and longer-lasting drugs.<p>The duo of synthetic 'X' and 'Y' bases, created at The Scripps …

This 5-Minute Routine Calmed My Mind and Made Me Feel In Control

A few months ago, racing thoughts started to plague my mind. The second my eyes opened each morning, it was like my brain was rapidly downloading a …

Sleep deprivation can lead to the brain 'eating itself', says study

When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could …

Sleep

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests

By Arlene Karidis<p>Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study.<p>Researchers and advocates say that more-precise figures are …

News

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country's rising generation, the United …

Trump looking to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in tough moments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with aggressive on-air questioning about the president's wiretapping claims, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't flinch, she went …

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.<p>This is a different time.<p>A renewed interest in leaks since Donald Trump's surprise election victory last fall, and a growth in the use of end-to-end …

Messaging Apps

America doesn't care anymore, detains beloved children's book author

Imagine how America would react if Australia was mean to the late Maurice Sendak or even Eric Carle, author of <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>.<p>That's how …

Los Angeles

Santa Cruz Police Accuse Homeland Security Of Lying To Cover Up Immigrant Sweep

"We cannot work with those we cannot trust," the police chief said.<p>Law enforcement officials in California have accused federal agents of using a gang investigation as a cover for detaining undocumented immigrants.<p>“I want to underscore that we would never have participated or cooperated in this …

Trump’s taunts are stirring a level of nationalism Mexico hasn’t seen in years

By Nick Miroff<p>Nick Miroff<p>Reporter covering immigration enforcement, drug trafficking and the Department of Homeland Security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Confrontation with the United States is so central to Mexican history there’s an institution dedicated to the trauma. It’s called the Museum of …

Mexico

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds

By Jia Naqvi<p>Rising infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics is causing longer hospitalizations and may mean a higher risk of death for children in the United States<b>,</b> according to a new study.<p>The study, published this week in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious …