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Sunscreen tips, advice on avoiding sunburn, skin cancer

Shedding some light on the whys and wherefores of sunscreen, and why it can not only prevent or lessen sunburn, it can also save your life.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Acer takes Liquid Leap into wearables battle

Acer is working on a wristband that will act as a health tracker for runners and athletes. The catch, however, is that athletes will have to purchase it along with a phone.

Tech May 30, 2014

Measles hit new high since 2000, reports CDC

People traveling to areas of the world where measles are common are bringing the contagious disease back to the U.S., authorities say. The worst outbreak has been in Ohio.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Scientists discover compound that may lead to a possible MERS cure

International research team identifies compounds that could lead to treatment for deadly coronaviruses such as MERS and SARS. Compound shows ability to keep the virus from reproducing in the human body.

Science May 30, 2014

Russia extends smoking ban, WHO pushes for higher e-cig tax as tobacco day looms

World Health Organization proposal to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco product brings protest. They should be allowed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, experts urge.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Ford issues 1.3M SUV recall for engine issues, steering defect

Ford is the latest American automaker to issue a recall. It comes after at least eight injuries have been reported due to faulty power steering.

Car Tech May 30, 2014

Samsung, Apple, Microsoft face off in the wearable tech war

Apple, Microsoft and Samsung are continuing to do battle for the wearable tech future. The war is bringing about some unique and innovative products.

Tech May 30, 2014

SpaceX Dragon V2 reusable spacecraft eyes 2017 launch: Who needs Russia when we have Elon Musk?

The Dragon V2 spacecraft from SpaceX has been unveiled. This is what the new vehicle could mean to the future of space travel.

Science May 30, 2014

Richard III wasn't a hunchback after all, claims researchers

New research claims Richard III wasn't a hunchback as previously thought. It also shows there is a need to keep digging.

Life May 30, 2014

FDA mandates tanning bed warning labels

Warning labels are coming to tanning beds. The new FDA directive will require all tanning locations to carry the warnings that UV radiation is dangerous, much like tobacco.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Porno habit may be shrinking the male brain

Watching porn may be shrinking the brain, research suggests. That's not good news for the millions of men who regularly are viewing.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

New in-car safety tech could help reduce crashes, save lives and millions of dollars

In an effort to address the estimated 37,000 traffic fatalities on U.S. roads annually, in-car crash prevention systems are beginning to take hold in new models. More than 20 percent of 2014 cars now have a front-crash prevention system with automatic braking.

Car Tech May 30, 2014

Combating spike in heroin use: How about heroin OD kits for cops?

Nearly 20,000 New York Police Department officers will now be equipped with and trained to use medical kits to instantly treat heroin overdoses. The program will cost some $1.2 million.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Microsoft is working on a smartwatch, and it is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit: Report

Being last to the party is a weakness Microsoft has suffered over the years. The company seems to have no intention to make that mistake with smartwatches.

Tech May 30, 2014

Birth rate among teens in U.S. at historic low: CDC

Fewer younger women are giving birth in the U.S. while birth rate in older women slightly increased, a report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics shows.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Vehicular crashes cost Americans $871 billion a year

Americans are paying $900 every year to shoulder the cost of car crashes, says the NHTSA, and much of that accounts for the costs of speeding and drunk driving.

Car Tech May 30, 2014

Supersonic spray to apply high quality graphene layer on substrate? Possible

Graphene is difficult to apply to a base or substrate, hindering development of the wonder material. New research shows how to do it - at supersonic speeds!

Science May 30, 2014

FDA reclassifies tanning beds, now requires warning labels on sunlamps

Concerns on frequent use of tanning bed increases risks for skin cancer particularly among the youth, led FDA to require sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps to carry a sticker that warns minors against the use of indoor tanning devices.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Cynics are three times more prone to have Alzheimer's: Study

Cynics be warned: your personality may put you at elevated risks for developing dementia. Earlier studies suggest cynicism increases risks for heart disease and early death as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Will you take drinkable sunscreen to protect you from UV rays?

Tired of slathering sunscreen lotion to your body? Don't rely on the new drinkable sunscreen just yet. Health experts are skeptical of the effectiveness of the product and for valid reasons.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Ants have a more complex network than Google

Move over Google. A new study shows that ant colonies utilize highly complex communication systems that can rival the massive networks used by tech companies like Google.

Science May 30, 2014

Scientists, health experts urge WHO not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco product

A group of 53 scientists and health experts asked the World Health Organization not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco product as this could compromise what they consider as an opportunity to reduce the prevalence of diseases and deaths caused by smoking.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Measles cases in U.S. at 20-year record high

The high number of measles cases in the U.S. this year is associated with international travel to countries where the disease remains endemic. Nearly everyone who contracted the viral disease was not vaccinated.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Species going extinct a thousand times faster because of humans, but not all gloom and doom

Plant and animal species are going extinct a thousand times faster than normal, but technology could help out endangered animals. Studying DNA to map species helps track diversification, while smartphones, crowd-sourcing and hardware advances make data collection on endangered species easier.

Science May 30, 2014

Kavli Prizes for 2014 go to 9 astrophysicists, nanoscientists and neuroscientists

Kavli Prizes have been awarded in nanotechnology, neuroscience and astrophysics. Here are the advances the group recognized.

Science May 30, 2014

WWDC 2014: 'Nope,' Apple will not unwrap new iMac, 8-GB iPhone 5s

'Nope' is what long-time Apple follower Jim Dalrymple can say about rumors of a cheaper iPhone 5s and low-cost iMac being the star of the show at next week’s Apple developer conference.

Tech May 30, 2014

Microsoft promises real-time Skype speech translation tool by end of 2014

Microsoft demoed Skype Translator, a real-time translator app that translates language in real-time in both text and voice. Microsoft is aiming for a 'Star Trek' future.

Tech May 30, 2014

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report is out. Here's what you need to know

Mobile Internet users continue to drive growth in the industry, giving entrepreneurs and investors much to look forward to.

Business Tech May 30, 2014

Lookout's new feature allows your stolen smartphone to take a 'theftie'

Protect your mobile device and install Theft Alerts, a mobile security feature offered by Lookouts. It sends real mobile owners a Theftie, a secret snapshot of the thief, including the phone’s whereabouts.

Tech May 30, 2014

Want a cold beer? Ask Intel's 3D-printed robot to get it for you

Intel builds a 3D printed robot and wants users to do the same. The chipmaker is, in fact, making available its hardware designs for free download by anyone who wants to make their own humanoid.

Robotics May 30, 2014

Meet MOD-t, your pocket-friendly 3D printer. Starts at $149.

A 35-day Indiegogo kickstarter campaign will allow the first 500 contributors to buy the 3D printer for $149.

Tech May 30, 2014

Microsoft CEO talks software in Code Conference, says won't sell Xbox

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has finally confirmed that the Xbox is here to stay, and it has company in the form of Bing.

Tech May 30, 2014

Volvo wants to build electric roads that can charge city buses

A future where cars, trains and buses are charged while running on the road may happen very soon, thanks to Volvo’s plan to build a public electric road slated for 2015.

Car Tech May 30, 2014

Low-carb vegan diet helps in losing weight, lowering risk of heart disease

A low-carbohydrate vegan diet may help reduce body weight and risk of heart disease, says a new study. The Eco-Atkins diet is plant-based and consists of carbohydrates, fat and protein.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Using Wikipedia to self-diagnose is dangerous to your health. Here's why

As per research, nine out of 10 of the costliest medical conditions are erroneously described on Wikipedia. It is shocking that not only a huge number of Internet users go to the website for reference, physicians and medical staff also does.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

How much you earn influences what cancer you are at risk of getting

A new study has shown that the incidence of cancer in richer individuals is higher, but death caused by cancer is more common in poorer individuals.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Report of gamma ray burst was blown out of proportion: Actually, it was a false alarm

Stories of a gamma ray burst in the Andromeda Galaxy have been popular on the internet, but the reports are greatly exaggerated, as per the scientists behind the finding that started the confusion.

Science May 30, 2014

Microsoft smart watch will play nicely with iPhone and Android smartphones

Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to release a smart watch that will support all major smartphone operating systems. The device will work with Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

Tech May 30, 2014

Believe it or not: Diet soda is better than water when trying to lose weight

Diet soda is better than water? A research study suggests that drinking diet soda reduces more weight when compared with drinking water only.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2014

Bentley goes melodramatic in latest SUV teaser video

The highly anticipated Bentley SUV, which is yet to be named, will launch in 2016.

Car Tech May 29, 2014

Apple buys Beats, hires Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Now what?

“It’s all about the music.” That’s what Apple says when asked for its reasons behind the officially announced $3 billion blockbuster buyout of Beats Electronics.

Business Tech May 29, 2014

Intel, Rockchip team up to create quad-core chip for budget tablets

Intel and Rockchip have forged an agreement to expand their customer base through its new offering of quad-core chips to affordable Android tablets. Will this boost their businesses into the quickly advancing computing market?

Business Tech May 29, 2014

Google tweaks its logo to be pixel-perfect. Spot the difference if you can.

An eagle-eyed individual, who probably has some free time, was able to notice it. The change is a small kerning adjustment that most of the website's users would not be able to notice.

Business Tech May 29, 2014

Sunsets on Saturn's moon Titan offer clue of atmosphere of alien exoplanets

Titan is the only satellite in the known solar system with a dense atmosphere. Studies of sunsets seen through haze led the way to a new technique to study alien worlds.

Science May 29, 2014

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel turns red because of old sleazy, frat emails

Evan Spiegel's, CEO of Snapchat, frat emails leaked. He issues an apology statement saying he "was jerk to have written them."

Business Tech May 29, 2014

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