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What Can Augmented Reality Tell You About Your Skin?

The new pairing of skincare and augmented reality reveals that when it comes to your complexion, ignorance might really be bliss.<p>I first encountered the HiMirror at a trade show preview, which was held at the end of a long, drizzly day. (Read: I looked like I’d been dragged backwards through the …

For an Endangered Animal, a Fire or Hurricane Can Mean the End

When lighting struck the Pinaleño Mountains in southeast Arizona at around 2:45 p.m. on June 7, igniting a 48,000-acre fire that reduced an ancient forest to blackened poles and stumps, a scurry of rare squirrels — 217 of the 252 left in existence — disappeared.<p>Some were fitted with radio …

The Kennedy assassination is a rarity these days: A bipartisan conspiracy theory

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>Donald Trump picked up a bizarre theory from the front cover of the National Enquirer last year. It speculated that the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) had been palling around with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans before the Kennedy assassination, distributing …

Government

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

Why opioids are such an American problem

<b>When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.</b><p>For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.<p>There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain …

Medicine

Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Latest, Eco-Friendly Project in Saudi Arabia

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre is now open<p>Even after the loss of its eponymous visionary, Zaha Hadid Architects continues to churn out unique, shapely structures in the style of its Pritzker Prize–winning founder. The latest? The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research …

Videos: Top 10 Horror Movies that Tried to Make you Afraid of Stupid Things

The is a new video from WatchMojo that lists the top 10 horror movies that tried to make you afraid of stupid things. On paper, none of these things …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Pesticides

Pissarro in Norwood, Monet at the Savoy: what the exiled impressionists saw in London

Many great artists found refuge in London after fleeing tumult in France. Their sensational landscapes – beautifully capturing its streets, waters and winter snows – are the highlight of a major new exhibition at Tate Britain<p>Commemorative plaques on buildings frequently take us by surprise, …

Art

The Most Haunted Place in Every State, Mapped

For some of us, Halloween is best-celebrated snuggling up under a blanket hiding from scary movies and stuffing our faces with candy, but for the …

New Hampshire

Halloween Costume Parade for Dogs: Pictures

Sesame Street

The doctor of the future

In new healthcare systems, 'the doctor' is increasingly a team. Can actual physicians adapt?<p>DENVER — When patients go to see Dr. C.T. Lin for a checkup, they don’t see just Dr. Lin. They see Dr. Lin and Becky.<p>Becky Peterson, the medical assistant who works with Lin, sits down with patients first …