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Here's How Apple's Fingerprint Technology Works On The iPhone 5S

The fingerprint system, dubbed Touch ID, will let you unlock your phone by simply placing your finger on the home button.<p>We've broken down how the system works.

Touch ID

Even When Told True Risks, Kids Often Misjudge Them

Parents are forever warning children and teenagers that bad things will happen if they take big risks. But the kids never seem to listen. That may be because their brains just aren't properly processing the odds that they'll break an arm or be in a car crash.<p>To find this out, researchers at …

Senate panel clears the air on marijuana laws

Hearing examines conflict between state and federal laws.<p>Federal laws pose "significant obstacles" to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana …

FDA Ratchets Down On Prescribing Of OxyContin And Other Opioids

The Food and Drug Administration today took another step toward restricting use of OxyContin and other powerful and often-abused prescription pain medications.<p>The move comes amid an emotional debate over so-called long-acting opioid analgesics. Federal health officials and others are concerned …

New source of water discovered in Kenya

Kenya

New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Four cases have been reported in the past few months, including one on Monday.<p>If ever there was an "I told you so moment" for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, it's now. The organization has …

Judge supports Lance Armstrong's right to lie

A federal judge has ruled that Lance Armstrong had a right to lie about himself in his books and has thrown out most of a lawsuit against the former cyclist filed by readers who accused him of fraud.<p>U.S. District Judge Morrison England issued the ruling this week after hearing arguments in the case …

Another Measles Outbreak In A Religious Community

From North Texas back to Northern Europe: A measles outbreak that began at the end of May 2013 in the Netherlands continues, having hit 1,266 people and resulting in 90 cases of pneumonia, one case of encephalitis, and 82 hospital admissions. That’s a 6.5% hospitalization rate in a developed …

Curiosity takes its longest drive on Mars yet

An outcrop visible as light-toned streaks in the lower center of this image has been chosen as a place for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to study for a few days this month. The pause for observations at this area, called "Waypoint 1," is the first during the rover's trek of many months from the …

Mars Rover

No passion, no new arguments as Barack Obama restates unpopular case for Syria strike

It was billed as a historic address to the nation, but when Barack Obama spoke to the American people on Syria, he delivered only a short history of the arguments that have already failed to persuade the public and the US Congress of the need for military action.<p>Point by point, Mr Obama explained …