It seems like an amusing ailment: the major visible symptom is nodding a lot while you eat. Hell, I know plenty of healthy people that do that. But this new disease is spreading fast in Africa, and claiming lives as it goes. More »
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
Salesforce, the cloud pioneer known for customer management software, is going into health care.In an announcement on Thursday, Salesforce and Philips, the Dutch electronics maker, are jointly announcing what they call an “open cloud-based, health care platform.
Anne Wojcicki and her genetic sequencing company23andMeare locked in abattle with the FDA. Even though it can't report results to customers right now, Wojcicki isn't letting herself get bogged down in the present. At SXSW 2014 she laid out her vision of the future of preventative medicine -- one where affordable genome sequencing comes together with "big data.
Despite all the poverty, famine, disease, terrorism, and war in the world today, things are actually really good and they're only getting better, according to Bill Gates. "We're on this rising tide that's not recognized. It’s overwhelming how prosperity is spread around the world," the ex-Microsoft CEO who is the world's richest man said in a conversation at the American Enterprise Institute .
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free
Slomo+ Your Slow Motion Video Converter [iPhone; Now free, down from $1.
LSTN is out to change the way you hear music. But, more importantly, LSTN is helping some people to hearanything, often for the very first time. The brand launched last year with the goal of creating headphones that look great, sound great and -- as we'll see -- help you feel great. The first two goals are relatively straightforward.
If you thinkcancerremoval surgery is but a one-time procedure, you'd be wrong. Doctors don't always cut out all affected tissues in one go, but a new pair of high-tech eyewear could help make that happen. The device, developed by a Washington University research team led by Samuel Achilefu, can make cancer cells perfectly visible to surgeons as they operate.
There have been many theories banded about as to the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator ofBitcoin. Nothing conclusive has married the name to an individual or group, but nowNewsweekclaimsto have foundtheNakamoto, a 64-year-old Japanese-American man of the same name residing in California.
Today Google has made clear their intent on joining the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, a worldwide organization dedicated to standards, policies, and technology for the greater good of human health. Google’s role in this group will be to contribute toward refining technology and evolving the health research ecosystem for the whole planet.
Each week our friends atInhabitatrecap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.The Earth is a mysterious place. Scientists recently discovered a small, rough diamond that reveals the existence ofan ocean of watermore than 250 miles below the Earth's surface.