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Pope Francis Discusses Life's Biggest Question With Space Station Astronauts

The Vatican placed a call to the ISS, which was broadcasted live. Pope Francis is the second pope, after Pope Benedict XVI, to chat with space station crew members.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Nintendo Switch GameCube Controller Support Surprised Everyone ... Even Nintendo Itself

The addition of GameCube controller support to the Nintendo Switch surprised everyone, and apparently including Nintendo itself. Does this mean that 'Super Smash Bros.' is not yet coming to the hybrid console?

CULTURE October 29, 2017

Pixel 2 XL Records Poor Audio Quality When Shooting Videos, Users Complain

If you've noticed poor audio quality on your Pixel 2 XL's recorded videos, then you're not alone. Other users are going through the same thing, from ringing sounds to problematic background audio.

TECH October 29, 2017

Climate Change Is Causing Critically Endangered Lemurs To Starve

Researchers find that the greater bamboo lemurs of Madagascar resort to eating hard culm when the rain doesn't come and bamboo doesn't grow. Their habitats are also threatened by massive deforestation.

SCIENCE October 29, 2017

Sony: Prepare To See 7 New PlayStation Titles At Paris Games Week, Including VR Games

Sony is already on a roll this year with excellent exclusives, but more ones are coming in. The company has confirmed that seven new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games are going to be announced at Paris Games Week 2017.

CULTURE October 29, 2017

WhatsApp Now Lets You ‘Undo’ Messages Sent By Mistake, Saving You From Potential Embarrassment

WhatsApp users can now delete messages seven minutes after sending them, preventing potentially awkward things from happening. However, the app’s new delete feature includes plenty of caveats to keep in mind.

TECH October 29, 2017

Hackers Can Use iOS Apps With Camera Access To Spy On iPhone Owners

A security researcher discovered that hackers can abuse iOS permissions to have apps secretly take pictures and record videos using the iPhone's cameras. How can you protect yourself against this new iOS privacy problem?

TECH October 29, 2017

Surrogate Mother Unknowingly Gives Birth To Biological Son

A surrogate mother from California unknowingly gave birth to a biological son in a rare medical incident, called 'superfetation.' After realizing that the child was her own, Jessica Allen decided to take him back and the incident was brought to court.

HEALTH October 28, 2017

Smoking Marijuana May Be Good For Your Sex Life: Study

A study has found that smoking pot is beneficial for sex life. Regular weed smokers reportedly engage in sex more frequently in comparison to those who abstain.

HEALTH October 28, 2017

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Mastectomy And Hysterectomy

A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.

HEALTH October 28, 2017

Cryo-EM Captures Atomic Images Of Finger-Like Growths That Cause Batteries To Blow Up

Using cryo-EM to take atomic level images of dendrites, researchers were able to study more closely the finger-like growths that can cause batteries to blow up. Here's what they discovered:

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Blizzard Wants To Give 'Overwatch' Viewers A Better Experience With Home And Away Colors, Top-Down Interactive Map

Watching 'Overwatch' matches is about to get even better. Game director Jeff Kaplan announced two big features coming to the scene: Home and Away colors and a new top-down interactive map.

CULTURE October 28, 2017

Here’s When Netflix And Other On-Demand Services Are Coming To The Nintendo Switch, According To Reggie Fils-Aimé

The Nintendo Switch is probably this year’s hottest handheld console, but it lacks a very important component: streaming apps. Netflix, Amazon Video, Spotify, and others aren’t currently supported on the console, but that’ll change soon, according to Reggie Fils-Aimé.

CULTURE October 28, 2017

Sunscreen Snow Falling On Exoplanet Detected By Hubble Space Telescope

Titanium dioxide, an ingredient used by sunscreens, 'snows' in the hot planet Kepler-13Ab. Astronomers also found that the atmosphere of the exoplanet has a characteristic that is different from other hot Jupiters.

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Eating Alone Can Be Bad For Your Health

Eating alone has been more prominent in recent years. Researchers find that the practice ups the risk for metabolic syndrome, and the effects are more prominent among men.

HEALTH October 28, 2017

Twitter Plans To Prevent Revenge Porn With Stricter Policies, But Will It Work?

It's no secret that Twitter has become toxic. So many inappropriate activities take place on the site, especially revenge porn, but Twitter has now promised it will improve that with more aggressive policies.

TECH October 28, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey Tips And Tricks: Here's How To Make The Most Out Of The Massive Open-World Adventure

'Super Mario Odyssey' features expansive worlds, and exploring them may appear to be too daunting of a task for some players. Here are a few tips and tricks on how you can make the most out of the open-world adventure.

CULTURE October 28, 2017

Kohl's Black Friday 2017 Ad Leaked: You Can Grab The PlayStation 4 Or Xbox One For Less Than $150

A 64-page Kohl's advertisement for Black Friday 2017 was leaked, revealing various deals across all kinds of electronic devices. Headlining the offers are the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, which will effectively cost less than $150.

CULTURE October 28, 2017

LOOK: This 6000-Year-Old Human Skull Belonged To Oldest Known Tsunami Victim

An ancient skull found in Papua New Guinea in 1929 is believed to be the world's oldest known tsunami victim. Where is the rest of its body?

SCIENCE October 28, 2017

Man With 3-Foot Penis Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery

A young man from Kenya finally got a life-changing surgery to reduce and remodel his enlarged penis and testicles. Elephantiasis does not just lead to physical deformity, but also poor mental health and social stigma.

HEALTH October 28, 2017

Best Buy Is Charging $100 More For An iPhone X, Says It’s Because Of Flexibility

Best Buy is selling the iPhone X for $100 more than its original retail price but only for customers who want to pay for the device upfront. Those who’ll opt for an installment plan will get it without added costs.

TECH October 28, 2017

iPhone X Screen Repair To Cost $279, Out-Of-Warranty Damage $549: Why You Need AppleCare+

Apple is going to charge you $279 to replace the screen of your iPhone X or $549 for damage outside the warranty, but AppleCare+ will bring those down to $29 and $99 respectively.

TECH October 27, 2017

iPhone X Pronunciation: How Apple Wants You To Say It (Hint: It's Not 'Ex')

There's a slight chance you might be pronouncing 'iPhone X' wrong. From the look of things, it's not called the iPhone 'ex' at all, according to Apple.

TECH October 27, 2017

Startup Creates Deep Learning Algorithm That Can Crack CAPTCHAs: Robots One Step Closer To Thinking Like Humans

Artificial intelligence startup Vicarious just published details about an algorithm model that can crack CAPTCHAs. The company has grander ambitions than making robots capable of tricking websites they’re human, though.

TECH October 27, 2017

Google Stubbornly Defends The Pixel 2 XL’s Screen But Promises Updates To Fix Burn-In Issues

Google has now addressed reports of Pixel 2 XL burn-in issues, which have been plaguing the phone ever since it was released. The company plans to release a software update for what’s possibly a hardware problem.

TECH October 27, 2017

Free Xbox Games With Gold For November 2017: Hilarious 'Tales From The Borderlands', Remastered 'Nights Into Dreams,' And More

Microsoft has released the free Xbox Games with Gold titles for November 2017. Headlining next month's offerings are comedy-adventure title 'Tales from the Borderlands' and remastered Sega Saturn platformer 'Nights into Dreams.'

CULTURE October 27, 2017

Here Are The Infant Formula And Baby Food Products Found Positive For Toxic Chemicals

A recent report by non-profit organization Clean Label Project showed that some of the top-selling and emerging baby food products tested positive for toxic chemicals such as arsenic. Over 500 products were tested and rated from best to worst.

HEALTH October 27, 2017

Google Pixelbook Review Roundup: A Great Yet Highly Overpriced Chromebook

The new Google Pixelbook is, on paper, an excellent Chromebook and productivity machine thanks of its excellent hardware and promising software. But is the asking price just too hard to justify?

TECH October 27, 2017

New Editing Technique Could Life-Saving Treatment For Thousands Of Diseases

Harvard University scientists have come up with two breakthrough finds using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology. The techniques can be used in the future for curing or treating various diseases.

HEALTH October 27, 2017

Microsoft Is Developing A Foldable ‘Andromeda’ Tablet That Could Launch Next Year: Why You Should Care

Microsoft could reenter the mobile landscape with an entirely new type of device. The company is reportedly making a foldable tablet that’ll run Windows 10 and focus on digital pen and inking.

TECH October 27, 2017

The Instagram Superzoom Feature Is Hilariously Fun: Here's How It Works

The new Instagram Superzoom feature allows users to easily create Dramatic Chipmunk-style videos. Here's how to make your own Superzoom videos, which will likely flood Instagram Stories over the next few weeks.

TECH October 27, 2017

Lucid Dreaming: Study Reveals Effective Techniques To Control Your Dreams

A new research has revealed three effective techniques that could help people increase their chances of experiencing 'lucid dreams'. The research shows a '17 percent success rate' for those who managed to combine all three techniques.

HEALTH October 27, 2017

Yellowstone Volcano Had Two Super Eruptions That Caused Volcanic Winters

Layers of ash found in the Santa Barbara Basin, in California suggest that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted two times more than 6 million years ago. What happened as a result of these super eruptions?

SCIENCE October 27, 2017

Facebook Workplace Now Used By 30,000 Organizations, Gets Its Own Desktop Chat App

Facebook is now boasting about having 30,000 organizations on Facebook Workplace, its own take on Slack launched a year ago. The business is growing, but can it outpace competitors?

TECH October 27, 2017

Jurassic Ichtyhosaur Fossil Found In India For The First Time

The first almost-complete Jurassic ichthyosaur fossil was found in the Kachchh Region of Gujarat, India. Though the skull and tail are incomplete, the ancient marine reptile was likely 5.5 meters long.

SCIENCE October 27, 2017

Apple Bets On Family-Friendly Shows Rather Than Edgy Original Programming: Is This The Right Move?

Apple is trying to kickstart its own video streaming service with safe, family-friendly shows. That means there will be no nudity or violence in its initial lineup of original shows, unlike Netflix, Amazon Video, and others.

TECH October 27, 2017

CDC Panel Recommends GSK's New Shingles Vaccine Shingrix

GlaxoSmithKline's Shingrix is the newly approved vaccine for preventing shingles. The vaccine has got the thumbs up from CDC.

HEALTH October 27, 2017

Nevada Gun Shows Linked To Increase In Firearm Violence In California

Gun shows held in Nevada have a spillover effect in California in terms of firearm violence, injuries and death. A study found that California's strict gun regulations are diluted by Nevada's lax gun laws.

HEALTH October 27, 2017

Aliens May Be Living In Depths Of Icy Ocean World: Scientist

A new theory suggests that mankind has not been able to pick up communication signals from aliens because their habitat in subsurface oceans lies under layers of ice. The explanation could reportedly also address the 'Fermi Paradox.'

SCIENCE October 26, 2017

The Steam Halloween Sale Is Finally Here: Let's Take A Look At The Best Deals

Valve has launched the Steam Halloween Sale, which will run until Nov. 1. Among the best deals are 50 percent off for 'Friday the 13th: The Game' and 80 percent off for the 'Five Nights at Freddy's' franchise bundle.

CULTURE October 26, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey Review Roundup: This Game Is Now The Best Thing About The Nintendo Switch

'Super Mario Odyssey' has lived up to the hype, with a rush of reviews that glow brighter than the Moons that Mario collects in the open-world adventure. The game is now the best thing about the Nintendo Switch.

CULTURE October 26, 2017

Pixel 2 XL Suffers From Major Display Issues: Here Are Some Alternatives To Consider

The Pixel 2 XL is plagued with a serious burn-in issue, among other things. At that, here are some alternatives to it, including one from LG, one from HTC, and one from Google.

TECH October 26, 2017

Verizon Won't Throttle Video On Your Unlimited Plan If You Pay An Extra $10 A Month

Sick of Verizon throttling the video quality in your unlimited data plan? Well, you now have the option to lift those restrictions. You just have to pay $10 extra each month per line.

TECH October 26, 2017

The $20 Wyze Cam Security Camera Has 1080p Recording, Motion And Sound Detection, ‘Alert Video’ Storage, And More

A newcomer in the security camera market called Wyze Labs wants to sell a camera that records 1080p video, has night vision capabilities, and motion and sound sensing features. The price? $20.

TECH October 26, 2017

Want To Play ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ Right Now? Here’s How To Get It On Your iPhone

Nintendo’s new 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' game won’t launch until November, but there’s a way to play it right now on the iPhone. With a few simple tricks, you can try the game ahead of its release.

CULTURE October 26, 2017

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