Andrew Quint

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I tried the intense 'skinny' workout that supermodels and celebrities are doing in London — here's the verdict

For most people, this isn't a commonplace weekday activity, but for members of the Skinny Bitch Collective — a rigorous exercise regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding, Nicole Scherzinger, and Suki Waterhouse — it's just part of a regular workout.<p>The SBC, which describes …

Sony Reveals Trick Up Its Sleeve For PlayStation VR In Recent Patent Filing

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) is big business these days, even though the fledgling technologies are still cutting their proverbial teeth. With big names like Facebook-Oculus, HTC, Google and even Apple behind various technologies, it might be easy to forget what manufacturer platforms …

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Ancient Plague's DNA Revived From A 1,500-Year-Old Tooth

Scientists have reconstructed the genetic code of a strain of bacteria that caused one of the most deadly pandemics in history nearly 1,500 years ago.<p>They did it by finding the skeletons of people killed by the plague and extracting DNA from traces of blood inside their teeth.<p>This plague struck in …

Adult Obesity May Have Origins Way Back In Kindergarten

A lot of parents like to think their kids will simply outgrow baby fat. But the risk of becoming a severely overweight adult can actually start as early as kindergarten, research suggests.<p>"As parents, as a society, as clinicians, we need to think about a healthy weight really early on," says …

Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

There's new evidence that widely prescribed testosterone drugs — touted for men with flagging libidos and general listlessness — might increase the risk of heart attacks.<p>A study of more than 55,000 men found a doubling of heart attack risk among testosterone users older than 65, compared with men …

Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

A lot of us can agree that low-fat ice cream is a sad substitute for the real deal. It's not as creamy, and it just doesn't taste as good.<p>Now researchers are saying it may even <i>smell</i> different.<p>Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that people can actually smell differences in …

Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Need A New Name?

If the prestigious Institute of Medicine pays attention to your disease, that's usually considered a good thing. But some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome fear that the review of the condition by the institute, an independent organization that advises the government on health issues, might …

Russia's Love Affair With Vodka Lures Many To An Early Grave

Vodka is our enemy, the Russian proverb goes, so we'll utterly consume it. This embrace of the enemy has a lot to do with the country's abysmal life expectancy rates, with one quarter of Russian men dying before age 55. But when the drinkers start cutting back, death rates drop almost immediately, …

Game Changer: One Simple Thing You Can Stop to Improve Your Life

Complaining is one of the ego's favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in. Whether you complain aloud or only in thought makes no difference. Some egos that perhaps don't have much else to identify with easily …

Is Too Much Privacy Bad For Your Health?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The End Of Privacy.<p><b>About John Wilbanks' TED Talk</b><p>Health IT expert John Wilbanks explores whether the desire to protect privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could create a wave of health care innovation.<p>These are tools that we created to …

Higgs physics on the cheap

Tabletop Higgs particles may illuminate cosmic cousin.<p>More than three decades ago, before the world’s most powerful particle collider was even on the …

Can we unify quantum mechanics and gravity?

<b>Taken from the 25th anniversary issue of Physics World, this article examines one of the five biggest unanswered questions in physics as selected by</b> …

It looks like Einstein's right again! - Technology & science - Space - Space.com | NBC News

A new study of one of the universe's fundamental constants casts doubt on a popular theory of dark energy, scientists say.<p>Dark energy is the name given to whatever is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate. One theory predicts that an unchanging entity pervading space called the …

With Paper, Facebook Stops Trying To Be Everything For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebookers hope to Paper over the problems of its primary app with a new, content-sharing, stand-alone app. Will Paper perform like Facebook Messenger or like Poke?<p>This is no Paper tiger. Whether Facebook’s new stand-alone take on a news feed app flops or takes off, …