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Tech & Science
Republicans Oppose New Dietary Guidelines
Advising people to eat less steak causes big controversy.
What Is Vibrio Vulnificus and Should You Be Concerned?
The freaky infection that may cause illness akin to flesh-eating bacteria can turn a lovely day at the beach or a seafood dinner into a nightmare.
British Military Targeted by Thousands of Cyber Attacks Daily
The military logs one million suspicious incidents every 24 hours.
Apple Bans Confederate Flags From Apps, Removes Civil War Games from App Store
Any app featuring the flag was removed.
False Poop Tests Lead to $2.2 Million Lawsuit
Jury decides Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services must pay two employees for forcing them to submit to a DNA test.
California Bans Religious and Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions for Schoolchildren
Home-schooled children are still permitted to forgo immunization.
New Hope for Climate-Changed Coral Reefs
Some corals can "genetically rescue" themselves to tolerate hotter water. But is it enough?
After The Favorable Ruling, Obamacare Still Faces Struggles
There are still 18 million uninsured who have not bought insurance. Without broader participation, insurers may raise rates.
Hundreds of Hawaiian Protesters Stall Construction of Massive Telescope
What would be the largest optical observatory has the legal go-ahead, but protesters keep stalling construction.
Those With Subsidies Elated at Supreme Court Obamacare Decision
People who bought subsidized health insurance through the federal exchange expressed relief about the King v. Burwell ruling.
It’s Pee, Not Just Chlorine, That Irritates Eyes in the Pool
Pools shouldn’t even have that “chlorine” smell, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Saving Laos From Global Warming
Though the country is developing fast, the rice farmers that make up its backbone face an uncertain future due to deforestation and extreme weather.
'Blackshades' Malware Co-Creator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Alex Yucel plead guilty to hacking in February of this year.
Lexus Created an Amazing Hoverboard but You Can't Have One
If its any consolation, you could only use it on a metal surface .
New Hairy-Chested 'Yeti' Crab Identified in Antarctic Hydrothermal Vents
The “Hoff crab” has itself a new name.
Video: Man Illegally Rides Moose in British Columbia
Quit riding wildlife!
A Condom That Changes Colors To Detect STIs
The invention turns green for chlamydia, blue for syphilis and a whitish yellow for herpes.
Could Artificial Intelligence Kill Us Off?
Stephen Hawking last year warned that AI could lead to the end of the human race
Skinny Jeans May Cause Nerve Damage
A cautionary tale for fashionistas.
New Study Finds Road Traffic Noise May Impact Life Expectancy
The findings come from a new study conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Two Numbers: Little Hope for Americans With Rare Diseases
Despite regulations meant to speed up research, there is still treatment for only 7 percent of rare diseases.
Invasive New Guinea Flatworm Has Made Its Way to Florida
Could a 5-Day Fasting Diet Prolong You Life?
Calorie restriction may be a key to longevity—as long as you can stick with the plan.
White House Lifts Restriction on Medical Marijuana
Weed will now be slightly easier to study.
Gmail's 'Undo Email' Button Is For Real
This tool taps into every email user's daily anxiety.
Facebook No Longer Needs Faces to Recognize People
New Facebook algorithm uses hairstyle, clothing, body type to identify people in images.
Seven in 10 American Adults Are Overweight or Obese
Less than one-fourth of men, and one third of women, are a normal weight.
A Chimpanzee's 4-Minute Drum Solo
Meet Barney the chimpanzee. He did something highly unusual.
FDA Approves Device that Helps Blind See with Tongue
Electrodes placed in users’ mouths provide them with a new way to sense their surroundings.
A History of Taylor Swift's War on Streaming Platforms
What's Taylor Swift's beef with free streaming and where did it start? A timeline.