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Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats' memories.
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A US Airways plane en route to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday evening blew a tire while trying to take off from the Philadelphia International Airport, and while the aircraft won’t be taking to the skies any time soon, news of the accident has already circulated the globe.
The scenario plays out in restaurants everywhere: Mother or father looks at the smartphone or tablet, swiping, scrolling, reading, while...
Gone are the days of giving someone the courtesy of a face-to-face chat, according to a poll of people aged 18-30,
ow... and here I thought it was just to make sure we look good. This week's selfie at the Oscars was a record-breaker for Twitter, but just a drop in the bucket for the traffic in smartphone self-portraits.A survey commis...
New research suggests the answer to a number of modern ailments may reside in our gut
It’s why a new study from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) says that limiting the use of smartphones and other electronics at night is critical. The findings are intriguing because more than 9 in 10 parents believe sleep is “extremely or very important” for their children’s performance in school as well as their health, mood and behavior the next day. Yet when parents were asked how much sleep their children need to “be at their best,” 26 percent said that number is at least one hour more than their children are currently getting on school nights. Parents reported that nearly 75 percent of children ages 6 to 17 have at least one electronic device in their bedroom, with many using those devices right before bedtime.
Seeking advice on how to live a long time? You could do a lot worse than Misao Okawa. The Japanese woman will turn 116 on Wednesday.
A New Jersey teenager claiming her mother and father tossed her out of their Lincoln Park home and cut her off financially is suing them for immediate support, current private-school fees and future college tuition. The parents, meanwhile, say that daughter Rachel Canning, 18, moved out voluntarily after refusing to abide by their rules. A hearing in the unusual case is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the Morris County Superior Court.
The other day on Facebook, one of my friends posted a question from Reddit that asked, “If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, w...
Julie Tremmel, a popular TV reporter with NBC affiliate WJAR in Rhode Island, was recently fired. Many are wondering if the dismissal was a response to a handstand she performed during a segment on "America's Got Talent" auditions.
Ann Makosinski was just another teenager with another science project when she joined her local science fair in Victoria, Canada, last year. Her invention, a flashlight that is powered solely from hand heat, took second place at the competition. Ann, 16, and her parents, both of whom are HAM radio operators and like to fiddle [...]
Apple released an update to the iOS 7 operating system Friday. The long story begins with the brief explanatory note on “Data Security” that Apple released alongside the iOS 7.06 update Friday: “An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” If you’re a normal person, you probably have no idea what that means. TLS, or Transport Layer Security, does pretty much the same thing. You can tell these systems are working when a little padlock symbol appears in your browser bar to the left of the website URL you’re visiting, like so: The security breach that Apple so nonchalantly revealed on Friday allows “attackers with privileged network positions” to steal any information during your usually protected online banking sessions, or Facebooking, emailing or OkCupiding.
"But now, teens are sticking their heads together every day to take cell phone pics."
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
The people of Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (as well as possibly Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait) will not be able to see Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah when it hits theaters later this month. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the strict censor boards in the Middle Eastern countries recently informed Paramount Studios that because the movie contradicts an Islamic law prohibiting any depiction of a Muslim prophet, the film would be banned. The Sunni Muslim school Al-Azhar in Egypt released a statement explaining, “Al-Azhar renews its rejection to the screening of any production that characterizes Allah’s prophets and messengers and the companions of the Prophet [Muhammad]. Therefore, Al-Azhar announces the prohibition of the upcoming film about the Allah’s messenger Noah—peace be upon him.” Noah opens in the U.S. on March 28 ...
More people are adopting a no-shoes-at-home policy. It is more hygienic, practitioners say, and keeps out outdoor germs. Is the argument grounded in science?
There’s only one thing better than getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.
Daylight Saving Time may have serious health implications for some, making it a difficult, even potentially dangerous change.
Apple isn't satisfied with owning your pocket; it's coming for your dashboard, too. The company today launched "CarPlay," a new product linking up your iPhone, either via your car's... Technology News Summaries. | Newser
A brave Tennessee news anchor who recently beat cancer decided to confront another big demon this week — vanity — by whipping off her wig for a live and emotional on-air reveal.
Love the courage of this woman, and her take on beauty, and being a role model for young women.
You love them like crazy, but they can also drive you crazy, so no matter how well-behaved your children are, there comes a time when you...
So much of what we do in our lives is routine or reactive, not deliberate. Here are 20 things we thi
Whether you don't remember ever signing up in the first place or suspect that somehow a company sneaked you onto its marketing list, Gmail users hunting for that sometimes squirrelly "unsubscribe" ...
The iconic "Got Milk?" tagline, used in ads for the past 20 years, is being replaced by a new message touting milk's nutritional benefits.
How did Russell Crowe spend his weekend? By asking the pope to go see his new movie “Noah,” of course. The star of the upcoming biblical epic sent a few tweets pleading with Pope Francis to go see the bold retelling of Noah's Ark. ...