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Killing cancer with vitamin C: Hype or hope?

There are few cancer treatments that give patients long-term hope of survival. Could vitamin C be the missing link?<p>The number of people who die from …

Incredible video of Mars stitched together by hand from 33,000 images

If you’ve ever wanted to get up-close and personal with Mars, check out this incredible video recently released by NASA that shows the Red Planet’s …

New breed of e-bikes promise a clean (and cool) getaway in a polluted world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're looking for a clean getaway this summer then an e-bike could be right up your street.<p>With urban air pollution rising at "an alarming rate," according to a recent World Health Organization report, it might be time to ditch the car and do your bit for your city's smog-infested …

Electric Vehicles

Star Trek interactive installation reveals how close reality has come to sci-fi

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise and to celebrate, an interactive mobile museum documenting the science fiction …

Phone app that can detect heart attack a week out considered by NHS

A smartphone app that can tell if users are in danger of having a heart attack by the tone of their voice is being considered for use by the NHS.<p>Clinical trials of the software showed it accurately predicted admission to hospital for people with congestive cardiac failure one week before they were …

May the 4th be with NASA: Space agency goes deep on 'Star Wars' day

If you're NASA, you seize every opportunity to chime in about pop culture — which means going all out for space movies, and the intergalactic holiday …

Star Wars Day

Apple loses market leadership to Samsung as number one smartphone OEM in the US

In the middle of seemingly stalling profits and a general slowdown of the smartphone industry — like Apple‘s notable first quarter of YoY growth drop in years — Samsung seems to be enjoying a moment of sunshine bathing.<p>Eleven months after losing the leadership to the Cupertino giant, the Korean …

Watch These 10 Movies on Netflix if You Also Want to Chill

Get ready for so much chilling.<p>1. <i>I Am Love</i><p>Tilda Swinton's character has a hot affair with a much younger man. Italian and Russian are spoken. There's a pretty mansion and some frolicking in a field. You will want to do the same (the frolicking part anyway).<p>2. <i>Cruel Intentions</i><p>Ryan Phillippe's abs. …

12 Movies to Watch on Netflix if You're Having a Bad Day

Everything is going to be OK (translation: you can stream movies on your laptop).<p>1. <i>Just Friends</i><p>This is the movie that proves Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris are comedic geniuses. How can you not smile?<p>2. <i>The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i><p>If watching this doesn't do the trick, give your BFF a call. …

3 Earth-like planets orbiting nearby star could have life, water

Our science fiction dreams of Martians may never come true, but three earth-like planets discovered orbiting a nearby star have potential life and water, astronomers announced Monday.<p>The sizes and temperatures of these worlds are similar to those of Earth and Venus, and hold the best promise yet …

India's New Bullet Train Will Travel Under Water

When it comes to upgrading its train service, India goes all out. Not only is the country prepping for its first high-speed railway, but the new …

Huawei introduces a VR headset that looks a lot like Samsung’s Gear VR

Huawei has today introduced a VR headset for its flagship smartphones (via Weibo). And, as you can tell, it looks a lot like Samsung’s Gear VR headset. This comes hot on the heels of the Chinese company’s introduction of its latest P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, and you might guess, this headset is …

This Woman Travelled To The Seven Wonders Of The World After She Was Diagnosed With Cancer

"Now I have routine checks and wear a lot of sunscreen!"

A Movie that Captures France’s Dystopian Employment Situation

The French actor Vincent Lindon was named Best Actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, last May, for his starring role in Stéphane Brizé’s “The Measure of a Man,” which is opening here Friday, at Metrograph and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Its belated American release is a happy coincidence, because the …

Android Circuit: Samsung Reveals Android Secret, Galaxy Note 6 Leak, Blackberry's Smartphone Mistake

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit includes the leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 6 details, the announcement of the HTC 10, BlackBerry’s Hail Mary, Google’s Live Cases for the Nexus range, the Android secret revealed by Samsung, the new features …

Mobile

France declared war on prostitution. Not on prostitutes.

After more than two years of slow-simmering social drama, the French Parliament passed a bill Wednesday that makes it illegal to pay for sex in France. Prostitution, however, remains legal: The point of the bill is to discourage the practice by penalizing clients instead of prostitutes.<p>The bill …

Director James Comey says US government in discussions over whether to reveal details of purchased hack that only works on 5C and older devices<p>Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey has confirmed that the law enforcement agency’s hack on the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5C will not …

Mobile Technology

Justice minister had expressed doubts about controversial plan to strip people convicted of terrorism of their French citizenship<p>François Hollande’s fraught battle to enshrine tough, emergency security measures into the French constitution has taken another twist after the French justice minister, …

François Hollande

Workers begin process after complaints from asylum seekers that colouring front doors red made homes a target for vandals<p>The doors of houses accommodating asylum seekers in Middlesbrough and Stockton have begun to be repainted after complaints that having all of them coloured red left occupants …

Asylum Seekers

Sweden: 80,000 could be expelled after refugee influx

Swedish authorities have asked police and the country's migration agency to prepare expulsions of up to 80,000 refugees and migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose applications for asylum could be rejected.<p>"We are talking about 60,000 people, but the number could climb to 80,000," Interior Minister …

Serial killer admits responsibility for brutal death of schoolgirl during investigation into whether he had an accomplice<p>The serial killer Levi Bellfield has admitted abducting, raping and killing Milly Dowler for the first time, police have said.<p>Bellfield was convicted of the schoolgirl’s brutal …

Crime

‘Doggy bag’ law comes into force in France

Long seen as an affront to dining etiquette, doggy bags may finally become an established part of eating out in France with restaurants across the country now legally obliged to provide them.<p>The new law, which came into effect on New Year’s Day, is part of a drive to cut down on the vast amount of …

France

Crowdfunding’s latest dud: The “smart cup” that knows what you’re drinking

Amid last year’s frenzy of wacky crowdfunded gadgets, Vessyl stood out. Produced by San Francisco’s Mark One, the Vessyl was a cup that purportedly could detect the liquids poured inside of it—pour in your morning java, for example, and Vessyl would tell you if you were drinking a cappuccino or a …

Zara fired employees in France after a woman in a hijab was barred from one of its stores

Fast-fashion retailer Zara has found itself in the midst of controversy after a security guard denied a woman in a hijab entry into one of its French stores.<p>A video of the event, which occurred in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, had spread quickly on social media, provoking outrage and calls for a …

Only 500 of the dark chocolate bars in gilt wrapping will be sold in country where special editions are highly prized as gift items<p>A gold-wrapped KitKat bar is to go on sale Japan – but at a deep-pocketed price and only a single finger at a time.<p>Related: KitKat goes unprotected as European court …

Japan

Tinder CEO Sean Rad: Models Beg Me for Sex, Dick Pics Aren’t Cool

Tinder's parent company goes public tomorrow.<p>Tinder’s parent company, the IAC-owned Match Group, is going public tomorrow. As the most attractive and valuable part of the company, it makes sense that Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, is talking to media outlets to drum up excitement for the IPO.<p>This morning, …

Windows turns 30: a visual history

The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for the modern versions of Windows we use today. While Windows 10 doesn’t look anything like Windows 1.0, …

Gogoro's awesome electric scooter is coming to Europe next year, Amsterdam first

Gogoro, the all-electric, Bluetooth-connected scooter designed in large part by former HTC staff, has announced its first launch beyond its home market of Taiwan: Amsterdam, a city well known for its love of two-wheeled things. The machine — and the network of battery swap kiosks to go along with …

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Captain America Civil War, Daredevil, X-Men, The Flash – Page 2 of 3 – /Film

The Party of Three exhibit at iam8bit in Los Angeles includes this great piece by <b>Nan Lawson</b>.<p>Did you see <i>Ant-Man</i> on the star-studded cover of Wired …