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Study: Ibuprofen poses major cardiac arrest risk

Ask anyone, and there’s a good chance they’ve casually taken a tablet or two of ibuprofen to stave off a headache or other minor ailment. The general …

Florida Clinic Blinds Three Patients in Botched ‘Clinical Trial’

An unproven stem cell therapy conducted by a Florida clinic has blinded three patients in an apparent clinical trial gone horribly wrong. The …

Stem Cells

Help us map wireless service in Canada

At <i>MobileSyrup</i>, we love mobile and everything to do with it. However, finding reliable and useful information on Canada’s wireless landscape is an …

Google will begin to publicly report driverless car accidents

Google will now publicly report all accidents its self-driving cars are involved in from here on out, on a new website that’s now available to the public. Not only will the new website detail all accidents on a per month basis, it will also include an open forum for community feedback as well as …

Autonomous Cars

Idiot Box: Portraits of Kids with Eyes Glued to a TV

In any given week, the average US child will watch more than a day’s worth of TV. This subject is the focus of a new photo series by photographer …

Kids

Looking back at the LG G3

Over the last couple of years, LG has gone from being somewhat of an underdog to a top tier contender in the crowded Android smartphone market, something that was very apparent with the launch of its 2014 flagship, the LG G3. Released last summer, the LG G3 became an instant challenger for the best …

When Women Draw Ideal Penis Sizes

Here's a fun idea for your next girls' night out: get your girlfriends to draw their ideal penis sizes and shapes. Then sit back and evaluate your …

The Ultimate Guide to Mushrooms

Mushrooms, the fruiting bodies of edible fungi, are amazing things in the kitchen, bearers of flavor that range from nutty to aromatically woody …

Dill and How to Use It from Stem to Seed

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. This post was brought to you by our friends at Evolution Fresh, who like fresh, flavorful ingredients as much as we do.</i><p><i>Today: Dill's no one-trick pony -- make the most of this herb by</i> …

Spices

iPhone 5 Charging Issues? Could Be Your Third Party Cable

If your iPhone 5 unit died and won’t come back on, or if it automatically powers itself on, and you are using a third-party cable to charge your …

iPhone 5

Simple root for Verizon/AT&T Galaxy S5, Note 3, and more released by geohot!

Hacker superstar George Hotz just released a simple root method for most Android devices running an unpatched version of the Linux kernel, including the previously unrooted Galaxy S5 on Verizon and AT&T, as well as the Galaxy Note 3 on the same carriers, Galaxy S4 Active, and more.<p>Hotz, known by …

Galaxy Note

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

CBC Radio

Rogers/Fido Customers with Old 6GB/$30 Data Plan Will Pay $5 Price Hike in August [u]

Do you have the grandfathered Rogers 6GB data plan for $30 from way back and you’re currently using this with your month-to-month cellphone …

Samsung user sues Apple over lost messages after switching to Android

A former iPhone user is suing Apple over alleged “interference” with the delivery of text messages after switching to an Android device.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg,</i> plaintiff Adrienne Moore is suing Apple in a court in San Jose, Calif., alleging that, after she switched to a Samsung smartphone, she could …

23 adorable photos that will change the way you think about rats

These cute rats cuddle with anything, from teddy bears to mittens.<p>Rats can be super-adorable, including curling up with tiny teddy bears! (Photo: …

KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES

10 Things You Might Not Know About Pokémon

You might know that <i>Pokémon</i> is based on insect collecting, and that the games are based on different regions in Japan. That Pokemon trivia is easy. …

Classic New York Subway photo collection

View Gallery<p>If you love graffiti, photos like these never get old. Flickr member Zomboider has been compiling classic New York graffiti subway photos …

Scientists hope to stop counterfeit olive oil with magnetic DNA labels

Counterfeiting and adulteration is so rampant in the olive oil trade — one frequently cited study found as much as 69 percent of extra virgin olive oil in the US is substandard — that companies and distributors need a surefire way to verify the authenticity of product before it hits shelves. That's …

An Entire Nintendo Console Generation In One Image

Redditor OhioStateBuck has collected every Nintendo 64 cartridge released in North America. Doesn't seem like much, does it? Blame it on those …

Here's how Watch Dogs will allow you to interact with others in multiplayer

A post from Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman on the UbiBlog details how players can hack, participate in team-based competitions, race and more in <i>Watch Dogs</i>' multiplayer.<p><i>Watch Dogs</i> will feature seamless multiplayer that can be toggled on or off for up to eight people at a time. In …

Don't smash anything: OnePlus uses a bad idea to give away 100 phones

Upstart OnePlus is giving away 100 of its new "One" smartphones — which came out from under wraps this week — for those willing to smash a current …

How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …