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IUDs Linked To Lower Cervical Cancer Risk: Contraceptive Device Also 99 Percent Effective For Birth Control

Aside from conferring protection against cervical cancer, IUD is also an effective birth control device. IUDs can offer long-term protection lasting from three to 12 years.

HEALTH November 11, 2017

Fungal Parasite Turns Ants To Zombies But Leaves Their Brains Intact

The 'zombie ant fungus' can infect ants and control their behavior, but it does all of this without infecting their brains, a new study finds. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

SCIENCE November 11, 2017

Non-White Employees Now Make Up 46 Percent Of Apple, According To New Diversity Report

Apple has now released its latest diversity report, showing slight progress on some fronts, and room for improvement on others. An overwhelming percentage of white men are still running the Cupertino tech firm.

TECH November 11, 2017

Asgardia: World's First Space Nation Set For Saturday Launch

The virtual nation, dubbed as the first space nation, will launch on Saturday aboard the Cygnus spacecraft. The space kingdom contained in a cubesat contains several of Asgardia's data.

SCIENCE November 11, 2017

EPA Approves Release Of Lab-Grown Mosquitoes To Fight Zika And Dengue

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to release lab-grown mosquitoes in some selected places in the United States. The insects will be infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which will aid in containing diseases such as Zika and dengue.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

The iPhone X Actually Has A Home Button: How To Use It If You’re Sick Of Gestures

Because the iPhone X doesn’t have a home button, users are required to learn a new gestures-based navigation system to properly interact with their handset. As it turns out, the classic home button can be resurrected.

TECH November 10, 2017

Fireball Apocalypse: Stephen Hawking Predicts Earth Will Glow Red Hot By 2600

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking has predicted that the Earth will become a fireball in the next 600 years. The only way humans can survive extinction is by becoming an interplanetary species.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

Verizon's Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Trade-In Deal Lets You Shave 50 Percent Off The Google Phone

Verizon wants you to trade in your phone for a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, offering a discount of 25 percent to 50 percent on the Google handsets.

TECH November 10, 2017

Here's What Could Have Happened If Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Hit Earth Somewhere Else

Dinosaurs may not have met their doom if the Chicxulub asteroid had struck another part of Earth 66 million years ago. A study has suggested that it was a 1-in-10 chance that the asteroid hit an extremely unlucky spot on the planet.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) With Infinity Display Confirmed: What's Next For Samsung?

Evidence has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) will roll out next year with an Infinity Display. It is very likely that its larger counterpart, the Galaxy A7 (2018), will also come with the design.

TECH November 10, 2017

Nintendo Switch Production To Go On Overdrive Next Year: Is 30 Million Units Too Much?

Nintendo is planning to increase Nintendo Switch production to up to 30 million units in it next fiscal year. Is the number too much, or will the hybrid console continue to sell at a record pace?

CULTURE November 10, 2017

Tiangong-1 Spacecraft: Out-Of-Control Chinese Space Station May Slam Into European Countries Next Year

China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in the coming months and hit several European countries. The European Space Agency will be hosting a test campaign to increase prediction accuracies for the crash.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

Over 100,000 People In Hurricane-Struck Puerto Rico Can Now Access The Internet, Thanks To Project Loon

Three weeks after Project Loon was deployed, more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been able to connect to the internet. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, but Project Loon is definitely helping.

TECH November 10, 2017

Wounds May Heal Faster When Sustained During The Day: Study

A new study revealed that wounds sustained during the day heal 60 percent faster than those sustained at night. Researchers say the finding can help doctors find effective wound-healing drugs and also improve surgery.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Is There Life On Mars? Man Claims Of Past Life On Red Planet

A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

Boy With Rare Disease Gets Genetically Altered Skin

Genetically altered skin has saved a child from dying of a rare disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa. The genetic affliction causes the skin to become as delicate as a butterfly’s wings.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

The iPhone X Screen Apparently Becomes Unresponsive In Cold Weather: Apple To Release Software Fix

Multiple iPhone X owners have been reporting that their screen stops working in cold weather. Apple has now acknowledged the reports, saying it’s currently working on a software update that’ll fix the issue.

TECH November 10, 2017

Apple Rumored To Launch Augmented Reality Headset With New OS By 2020

A Bloomberg report claims that Apple is looking to launch an augmented reality headset as early as 2020. The device, which will be powered by a new operating system, will have limitless applications.

TECH November 10, 2017

The First Nintendo Switch Video Streaming App Is Finally Here, But It's Not Netflix

The first video streaming app for the Nintendo Switch has arrived, but it's not Netflix. It was launched as a gaming-first device, but other kinds of apps are now coming to the hybrid console.

CULTURE November 10, 2017

Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment, Confirms New ‘Titanfall’ Game Is In The Works

Electronic Arts has officially bought longtime collaborator Respawn Entertainment, chiefly known for its ‘Titanfall’ games. The deal, reportedly around $455 million, ensures continued development on the studio’s current ‘Star Wars’ project, on top of a new ‘Titanfall’ game.

CULTURE November 10, 2017

Psychedelic Drink Used By Shamans May Help Treat Mental Illness

There is a growing body of literature suggesting the merits of psychedelic drug use in psychiatric treatments. New research finds that ayahuasca users report better general well-being compared to LSD or magic mushroom users, and non-psychedelic users.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Mantle Plume Nearly As Hot As Yellowstone Supervolcano Heats Antarctica From Below

New NASA study has added weight to the theory of a 'mantle plume.' It suggests that a heat source is melting West Antarctica's ice from underneath.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

Eavesdropper Bug Discovered In Almost 700 iOS And Android Apps: Careless Developers To Blame

Mobile security firm Appthority discovered a new vulnerability among iOS and Android apps that it named the Eavesdropper bug. The blame for the security mishap are the careless developers of the nearly 700 affected apps.

TECH November 10, 2017

Facebook Warning Says You Can Overdose From Touching Fentanyl On Shopping Carts: Is This True?

Facebook warns the public about the dangers of fentanyl overdose while using shopping carts. Experts, however, debunked the possibility of topical absorption of fentanyl in powder form.

HEALTH November 10, 2017

Wolf-Sized Prehistoric Otter Could Have Been Predator With Powerful Bite

Researchers find that a wolf-sized ancient otter could have been a powerful predator. The creatures' jaw strength is six times stronger than the researchers expected for its size.

SCIENCE November 10, 2017

Facebook Exploits Vulnerability In Human Psychology, Says Founding President Sean Parker

Facebook is purposefully making its social network addictive, treating each like and comment as dopamine hits to keep users wanting more. At least that’s according to Sean Parker, who helped create those principles.

TECH November 10, 2017

Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon Dies At Age 88

Former NASA astronaut Richard 'Dick' Gordon passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of only 24 men that have flown to the moon.

November 10, 2017

Zombie Star: Astronomers Find Supernova That Did Not Die Even After Exploding

The supernova PTF14hls, which managed to survive an explosion in 1954, exploded again and continued to survive. What are the characteristics of this zombie star that defy astronomers' understanding of stellar death?

SCIENCE November 9, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Texas Test

A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.

SCIENCE November 9, 2017

You Can Get A Free Logitech Harmony Hub, If You're A Link Owner

All owners of Logitech's Harmony Link can now upgrade to the Harmony Hub free of charge. This comes hot on the heels of the company's announcement that it'll brick Link devices by March 2018.

TECH November 9, 2017

EA Sports May Soon Replace Annual 'Madden' And 'FIFA' Games With Subscription Service

EA Sports may replace the annual releases of its popular 'Madden' and 'FIFA' games with a subscription model. The move makes sense for Electronic Arts, but will it also be good for the players?

CULTURE November 9, 2017

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Is The Next AR Game By 'Pokémon GO' Developer Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs announced 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' an augmented reality game that will be based on the 'Harry Potter' franchise. Will it launch with the same massive hype as 'Pokémon GO'?

CULTURE November 9, 2017

Here's How To Squeeze The Most Out Of The iPhone X Battery

iPhone X owners can try this method to extend the $999 smartphone's battery life. It gives the device a retro look though, which may actually be awesome for fans of the aesthetic.

TECH November 9, 2017

Long Spaceflights Shrink Astronauts' Brain: Here Are Other Side Effects Of Spending Time In Space

Space travel takes a toll on the health of astronauts, according to various studies conducted by NASA. The health afflictions can vary from blurry visions to gene alteration.

SCIENCE November 9, 2017

OnePlus 5T's Dash Charge Is So Good That OnePlus Didn't Include Wireless Charging

OnePlus phones, such as the upcoming OnePlus 5T, won't have wireless charging support until 'the time is right.' That's because the company believes the technology can't compete with fast-charging solutions such as Dash Charge yet.

November 9, 2017

It Costs Apple Just $357 To Make The $1,000 iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone yet at $999. But did you know it only costs a fraction of that price tag to produce it?

November 9, 2017

Google Chrome Will Soon Prevent Websites From Redirecting You To Ads

Ever experienced websites redirecting you to ads? Well, they might not ever occur again on Chrome. Google is introducing several new protections that will make browsing a more pleasant experience, including blocking websites that redirect users.

TECH November 9, 2017

Microsoft And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With ‘Resume Assistant’ For Word

Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn has finally yielded some consumer-end benefits. Both companies just introduced a new Microsoft Word feature called Remote Assistant, which works exactly how it sounds.

TECH November 9, 2017

More Google Pixel 2 XL Display Issues Surface: Fingerprint Smudges And Flashing Screens

More problems on the Google Pixel 2 XL display have surfaced, involving fingerprint smudges and flashing screens. The issues add to the already long list of complaints against the smartphone.

TECH November 9, 2017

Galaxy S9 Won't Have In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor, But Galaxy Note 9 Might: Report

Samsung isn't going to put an in-screen fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S9, but it might cram one into the Galaxy Note 9, according to a report.

TECH November 9, 2017

Intel Developing Its Own GPU With The Help Of AMD’s Graphics Chief

Intel just dropped some major news. Former AMD graphics boss Raja Koduri is now joining the company to lead a new division that’ll develop discrete graphics chips and help Intel compete with Nvidia and AMD in the GPU market.

TECH November 9, 2017

Your Sony Smart TV Now Has Google Assistant: What Can You Do With It?

Sony 4K TVs released in 2017, in addition to some models from last year, now received a software update that brings Google Assistant functionalities. Bark voice commands to stream films and series, watch YouTube videos and even dim the lights.

TECH November 9, 2017

The Xbox One X Storage Is Nowhere Near Enough: Gamers Will Need An External Hard Drive

Gamers who already have the Xbox One X are quickly finding out its biggest flaw. On top of its $499.99 price tag, Xbox One X owners will likely have to spend about $100 for an external hard drive.

CULTURE November 9, 2017

Apple Launching iPad With Nearly Bezel-Less Display, Face ID In Late 2018: No OLED This Time, Though

The next iPad will go through a major redesign that involves removing Touch ID, making the display nearly bezel-less, and equipping it with Face ID. Rumors suggest this next-generation iPad will launch later next year.

TECH November 9, 2017

Wrapping Your Router With Aluminum Foil Improves Wi-Fi Signal, Study Says

The claim that wrapping aluminum foil around a router’s antenna improves its Wi-Fi signal has been debated for ages, but it turns out it might actually be legitimate. Researchers from Dartmouth have developed a customized reflector that can actually improve Wi-Fi speeds.

TECH November 9, 2017

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