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Google X staffers meet with FDA on devices

Google Inc. sent employees with ties to its secretive X research group to meet with federal regulators who oversee medical devices, raising the possibility of a new product that may involve biosensors from the unit that developed computerized glasses.<p>The meeting included at least four Google …

Medical Technology

Cookie Monster Flawlessly Conveys How We Feel After a Few Days of Dieting

How are those weight loss plans going? Everyone loving their healthy meals?! Probably not. You probably feel more like this.<p>Hahaha! Oh, Cookie. We've all been there. If you absolutely cannot eat another salad, read this. We interviewed our favorite healthy food bloggers and got their favorite …

The Healthiest Post-Sex Snacks

OK, OK..."what is the healthiest snack to eat right now?" may be not the <i>first</i> question that comes into your mind post-sex. But there are good reasons it should!<p>A few months ago, Gena reported that a six-minute sex session burns about 21 calories...obviously not <i>quite</i> on par with spinning class, but …

10 Healthy Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Skinny Recipes

Now that the holidays are behind us and it's no longer socially acceptable to eat cookies for breakfast (or wear yoga pants for 72 hours straight), it's time to reform our eating...

Philippines Typhoons Disproportionately Kill Baby Girls

Young Women Activists Band Together to Fight Typhoon Haiyan With 'Bundles of Joy'

Photo: Bundles of Joy<p>A week has passed since Typhoon Haiyan—the strongest storm to ever hit land—touched down in the Philippines. And each day since has revealed deeper devastation. Across the country's 7,100 islands, 9 million people have been affected, 1.9 million have been left homeless, and …

Philippines disaster relief: what do you want to know?

In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, tell us your views about fundraising efforts and what you would like to ask aid workers<p>Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines two weeks ago, is believed to be one of the deadliest in the country's history. The category-five super-typhoon, which whipped up …

The Philippines government will limit coastal rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines President Benigno Aquino will restrict construction on some of the country’s coastline after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed half a million homes and killed thousands, a move that could dramatically improve the country’s resilience to the next major storm. “Part of the President’s orders is to …

Natural Disasters

‘Business as Usual, Without Our Roof’: Rebuilding After Haiyan

<b>Correction appended: Nov. 26, 2013, 11:55 p.m. E.T.</b><p>The wind thundered in Annabell Coyoca’s ears. It shook the walls and stripped sheets of metal from …

Climate change affects bee population

In the last few years, a third of the bee population has been lost in Europe. According to the Croatia's National Beekeeper’s Association, there are 9,000 bee keepers with a bee population of nearly 500,000.<p>In Croatia, unseasonably warm weather is causing bees to come out of hibernation earlier in …

DOJ reaffirms birth control stance

The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most employers provide contraception in their health plans, even if a company’s owners have religious objections.<p>In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that …

Haiti still in ruins four years after quake

Four years after Haiti was hit by a violent earthquake, the dragging pace of reconstruction is nowhere more apparent than the capital, where its landmark presidential palace and cathedral remain in ruins.<p>Devastation caused by the January 12, 2010 disaster, which killed more than 250,000 people, is …

Incredible Shadow Art by Fabrizio Corneli

The shadow art of Italian artist Fabrizio Corneli is the result of carefully calculated projections of light. Using mathematics to produce each visually compelling and mind-boggling piece of work, Corneli gives life to his seemingly simple, geometric wall extensions with light. He poignantly says, …

Art

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

Tom Eckersley's greatest posters – in pictures

Turning a public information poster into a work of art is no mean feat, but with his bold colours, clean lines and clever layouts, Tom Eckersley confirmed himself as a godfather of modern graphic design. To mark the centenary of his birth, 40 of his posters from the 1940s to the 1980s will be …

Best of the Week: CES, Painting, Offices and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

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