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Your skin is crawling with bacteria, and some of them might help fight cancer

Common microbes seem to help treat cancer—at least in mice.<p>Unless we wake up with a dreaded pimple or spend a long winter dry and itchy, most of us rarely give our skin much thought. So it might surprise you to learn that skin is actually the body’s largest organ, and home to trillions of bacteria. …

Microbiology

How To Protect Your Privacy in Safari for iOS 11

• Home<br>• How To<br>• iOS<br>• How To Protect Your Privacy in Safari for iOS 11<p>Chris Hauk - Feb 9, 2018<p>If you browse the web using the Safari web browser on your iOS …

Privacy

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

New Singles

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

Apps

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss

There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them:<p>We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that.<br>• Smoothies are great …

Science Education Is Woefully Uncreative. That Has to Change

When students (especially non-science majors) take required science classes, there is a reason. It's not so that they can learn about the names of …

Alarm.com's Apple TV app lets users stream HD security video, pan and tilt cameras with Siri Remote

At CES Unveiled on Monday, smart home solutions provider Alarm.com launched a new Apple TV app that allows users to monitor and interact with live HD …

Smart Homes

Verizon Customers on Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans Face $20 Price Increase

Verizon customers with grandfathered unlimited data plans, which the carrier stopped offering to new customers in 2011, face a $20 increase in their monthly bill starting November 15, according to <i>CNET</i>. The monthly cost of unlimited data will rise from $30 to $50 as a result.<p>The rate increase is yet …

35 Best Google Chrome Extensions in 2018

The biggest advantage that Google Chrome has over other browsers is the extensive library of extensions available on the Chrome Web Store. Of course, …

The Top 8 Pitfalls of Shooting Weddings and How You Can Avoid Them

Here’s an 8.5-minute video in which wedding photographer Susan Stripling shares her top 8 pitfalls of shooting weddings, and tips that can help …

New Microscope Makes Gorgeous 3-D Movies Of Living Cells

Biology is beautiful.<p>There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it's made a microscope that's able to see phenomena such as single proteins diffusing through thickly-packed cells, and the movement of the …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …

How to Pay with Apple Pay

The good news is Apple Pay makes it easier and safer to pay than ever before. That's a also the bad news. Now that Apple makes it so easy to pay for things, you'll be tempted to pick up the tab more often! So how does it work? First, you'll need iOS 8.1 and new hardware, such as the iPhone 6, …

Apple Pay

How to manage multiple iOS devices within a single household

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Recent research shows us that as high as 40 percent of iPhone owners keep their older phones around as a spare and an …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

Cancer Cells

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Magnetism

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

How to Build a Garden Arbor

Elegant and surprisingly easy to build<p>Gary Wentz is a Senior Editor at The Family Handyman. He’s built three arbors over the past 10 years and says …

How-to: Create customized ringtones for your iOS devices using GarageBand for Mac

Using GarageBand, you can create a custom ringtone out of any portion of any track you have in iTunes. This article will walk you through the process of making a custom ringtone and syncing it to your iOS devices, as well as assigning it to a certain contact or as your default ringtone.<p><b>Purchase the</b> …

Chemistry's Biggest Loser: Official Atomic Weights Change For 19 Elements

The periodic table gets a few tweaks.<p>Cadmium, are you looking a bit chubbier these days?<p>Improved measurements of different elements and their isotopes have changed the official atomic weights of 19 elements, the International Union of Applied Chemistry and the U.S. Geological Survey announced …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

Quirky Portraits From the National Beard and Mustache Championships

I originally saw the National Beard and Mustache Championships in the local news paper in Vegas, where I currently live. I had missed the 2012 …

Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets

There's heavy metal in the pink pills<p>Most modern medicines are carefully synthesized organic molecules so potent that each pill contains only a few milligrams of the active ingredient. Pepto-Bismol is a fascinating exception, both because its active ingredient is bismuth, a heavy metal commonly …

Wedding Photographer Discusses Why She Switched to Beam

It’s no secret that competition in the wedding photography industry has gotten fierce. One of the best ways to stand out from the crowd and build a …

Madagascar Species No Longer Evolving At Breakneck Speed

Have we reached peak lemur?<p>Madagascar is home to an amazing diversity of animals; though it has only 1 percent of the world's land mass, 3 percent of the world's plant and animals species are found there, and many are like nothing else on the planet. But a new study finds that there might be a …

15 Refreshing Drinks to Keep You Cool by the Pool This Summer

Summer is all about spending time outside. When the weather gets really hot, nothing beats a day lounging by the pool, drink in hand. Whether you have a yard full of guests or you're enjoying a relaxing solo sesh—or you're really on someone's roof or fire escape—you can't go wrong with one of these …

Beverages

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

Sewing

How to photograph the supermoon

When the full moon coincides with the closest point between the moon and Earth in the lunar orbit, a supermoon occurs.<p>In 2014, the moon will appear …

Landscape Photography

Lumu: An Ultra-Portable, Highly-Accurate, Versatile Smartphone Light Meter

Light meters are less common now than they used to be. Now that we can see our photos right after we’ve shot them and delete, adjust settings and …

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called …