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New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Bill Clinton: If the U.S. gives up Internet oversight, Internet freedom will suffer

Obama’s plan to relinquish control of the Internet will enable foreign governments to crack down and limit Internet freedom, according to former U.S. president Bill Clinton.<p>Clinton joins a lengthy list of critics of the U.S. decision to give up oversight of ICANN, the non-profit organization …

The World Consumes More Than 11 Million Pounds Of Food Every Minute Of Every Day (PHOTOS)

We always knew we had a big appetite, but thanks to the World Food Clock -- an interactive infographic by White Vinyl Design -- we can finally see just how hungry we are. Globally, we eat 11.5 million pounds <i>of food in just sixty seconds</i>. To put that into terms we can understand, that's about 20 …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Cities Where Wealth Is Soaring

The United States is still slowly recovering from the recession, and incomes across the nation have declined in recent years. Nationwide, median household income was $51,771 a year during the three-year period of 2010 to 2012, a decline of 5.8% compared with the previous three-year period of 2007 …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Fantastic iPhone Photos of People Floating in Mid-Air

Simone Bramante is a Bologna, Italy-based creative who helps companies come up with everything from their corporate identity to their social media strategy. He's also a jack-of-all-trades, working as a commercial photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. In his spare time, he puts down his …

Mobile Photography

Google's "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

Android News

The Scent Of Your Earwax May Yield Valuable Information

Warning: It doesn't get any less gross from here.<p>As an Asian lady, I can't get over that people of African and European descent have moist earwax. I learned this years ago. I still can't get over it! I assumed everyone had earwax like me, so it was just too weird to learn otherwise.<p>Don't know what …

United States Tightens the Noose on the Ivory Trade

The U.S. announces important new rules to restrict the domestic trade in ivory.<p>New restrictions on the ivory trade designed to create "a near complete ban" on the commercial sale of African elephant ivory in the U.S. were announced Tuesday by the Obama Administration.<p>Elephants and rhinos have taken …

Endangered Species

Chew This: What Does Science Tell Us About Teething?

“Why wasn't some more humane and less grisly teething process naturally selected for our species a few million years ago?” a friend asked on an email list recently.<p>And he had a point: teething, from what I’ve heard, is the pits. Babies start cutting their first teeth around 6 months, and gain one …

Netflix experimenting with digital brain to recommend you movies

Netflix's movie recommendations are already eerily accurate, but they're still no match for an actual person who knows what you do and don't like. However, a developing style of computing may be able to change that by simulating a human brain across thousands of machines — and now Netflix has begun …

Kelud volcano in Indonesia is erupting, thousands evacuating

Thousands are being evacuated on densely populated island of Java. Eruption took place 90 minutes after alert status for volcano was raised to …

Volcanoes

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Samsung-backed Android alarm app helps researchers fight disease while you sleep

Our smartphones don't do much when they're sitting there charging overnight, something Samsung and the University of Vienna want to take advantage of to cure diseases. A new app called Power Sleep uses your phone's downtime to crunch protein calculations. That data's used to research cures for …

Research on an ancient fish hints at how modern faces evolved

A new study by French and Swedish researchers sheds light on the evolution of the face as we know it today, all thanks to a long-gone fish. 410 million years ago, a tiny fish called the Romundina evolved separate left and right nostrils that were behind its lips, a feature that was halfway between …