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How to survive the airport ordeal

Dec 20, 14 How to survive the airport ordeal

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

After rushing to pack, fighting traffic to the airport, and finally getting through the check-in lines, travellers will be faced with yet another hurdle today — airport screening. Here are some tips on how to speed your way through the gauntlet of metal detectors and x-ray scanners.

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Pebble Watch review: The only smartwatch worth buying

Dec 20, 14 Pebble Watch review: The only smartwatch worth buying

Posted by in Technology

Smartwatches are often pegged as the next big thing in personal technology, especially when it comes to wearables. Watches like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R are decent attempts at creating a smartwatch that in some ways duplicates exactly what your smartphone does, but they still don't embody what a smartwatch should really be used for.

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Over half of Dr. Oz’s advice is unfounded

Dec 20, 14 Over half of Dr. Oz’s advice is unfounded

Posted by in Health

Here’s one to tell your mother: Not everything Dr. Oz says should be interpreted as gospel. A new study tried to fact-check the advice dished out on Mehmet Oz’s medical show and didn’t have much luck.

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Stealth health

Dec 20, 14 Stealth health

Posted by in Health

In 1922, one of the great puzzles of nutrition was solved by a Swiss doctor on a mission to prevent the people of Appenzell Ausserrhoden from developing enlarged thyroid glands—a condition better known as goiter. People weren’t getting enough iodine in their diets, and Hans Eggenberger, the chief physician of the district hospital, in the town of Herisau, knew it.

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Everything you need to know about ex-Hulu boss’ new Vessel

Dec 20, 14 Everything you need to know about ex-Hulu boss’ new Vessel

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

The hype for Vessel, a new startup from former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, started building this summer when it was reported that it had raised a whopping $75 million in its first round of funding. But it wasn't until this week that Kilar finally unveiled what exactly the new startup is all about. Here's everything you need to know.

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‘Tis the season for some science on generosity

Dec 20, 14 ‘Tis the season for some science on generosity

Posted by in Science, Seasonal

Kids are selfish. You don’t have to actually have one or be one to know this. Just a simple walk around a school playground and it becomes apparent that childhood really is a dog-eat-dog world. Recently a psychologist used neuroscience to help understand how children learn generosity, and perhaps even help parents “encourage” this trait during the holiday season.

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5 things to fill the Serial-sized hole in your life

Dec 20, 14 5 things to fill the Serial-sized hole in your life

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

Since its first episode aired in October, Serial has gained a massive following, making it the most popular podcast ever. The show's popularity even prompted some with information about the events leading up to Hae's disappearance to contact Koenig with their stories. But unfortunately (and predictably), Thursday's episode (spoiler alert) did not bring to light a much-desired smoking gun.

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Top science breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta tops Science Magazine’s list

Dec 20, 14 Top science breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta tops Science Magazine’s list

Posted by in Science, Seasonal, Space

Science magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission as the scientific breakthrough of the year on Thursday.

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The science behind why your teeth chatter when you’re cold

Dec 20, 14 The science behind why your teeth chatter when you’re cold

Posted by in Science, Seasonal

Why do your teeth chatter when you’re cold? The quick answer to this question is that the cold causes your muscles to quickly relax and contract, resulting in the opening and closing of your jaw. But why does cold have this strange effect on our bodies? Well, to answer this, we’ll have to first explore the process of homeostasis.

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ raises questions about when life starts

Dec 20, 14 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ raises questions about when life starts

Posted by in Health, Media & Entertainment

It’s one of the longest-running, popular dramatic televisions shows of all time. “Grey’s Anatomy” has been a cultural staple in the lives of millennials for the past 10 years. Many of us feel like we’ve grown up with Meredith Grey, McDreamy and friends—and the show has had some truly unbelievable story lines over the years.

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