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Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

LG cooks up more flexible & less hazy 18-inch OLED panels

LG Display has outdone itself, with more flexible displays than it’s ever made before.<p>The company announced today a flexible 18-inch panel made of organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, as well as a new transparent OLED panel in the same size thats beats previous models on light transmittance and …

Why You Don’t Know Obama Has Created 4.5 Million Jobs

Do you have any idea how many more jobs Obama has created than Bush did? You don’t, because liberals are less likely than conservatives to …

The Big Picture: NASA flies massive SOFIA telescope to the stratosphere

It's a catch-22: the lenses of ground-based telescopes can be made huge, but are hamstrung by distortion from the atmosphere. Hubble-type telescopes don't have that issue, but must be small to be launched into space, and good luck fixing them. That's where NASA's SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory …

​Researchers deliver encoded messages and data through your smartphone compass

NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi, mobile data, plain 'ole voice calls. Your phone has no shortage of ways to connect with things, but that hasn't stopped a group of Finnish scientists finding a way to communicate through your smartphone's built-in compass. Just because they could. While NFC can send data up to …

Supreme Court conservatives are playing a long game

The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice<p>John G. Roberts Jr.showed again this year that it is playing a long game, writing opinions that move the law in small but steady steps in a conservative direction.<p>At first glance, many of its decisions appear modest, and the justices themselves downplayed them …

The Dead Zones: When Not to Post on Social Media

The Dead Zones: When Not to Post on Social Media infographic from SumAll takes a look at the the worst times to post content on social media.<p><i>Now that</i> …

Google I/O preview: what to expect from biggest Google event of the year

Google I/O is starting on Wednesday, and this year, we have tons of exciting stuff to look forward to.<p>I/O may be a developer-centric conference, but the event has always been a celebration of all things Google more than anything else. And boy, there’s a lot to celebrate. Android is taking over the …

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Mom's Diet Right Before Pregnancy Can Alter Baby's Genes

Pregnant women have heard it time and time again: What you eat during those nine months can have long-term effects on your child's health.<p>Heck, one study even found that when pregnant women eat a diverse diet, the resulting babies are less picky in the foods they choose.<p>So what about mom's eating …

CDC: Hundreds of thousands of Americans die unnecessarily every year

Health disparities in the U.S. lead to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths each year, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>If all Americans had equal access to the best preventive care currently available somewhere in the country, roughly 20% to 40% of …

Biomedicine