There have been a lot of bad news this year. And a lot of good ones too. Sadly, many of the good ones never get the proper coverage they need and they get lost in the storm of crap that we have to suffer every day. Luckily, Bill Gates has highlighted the best five news of 2014 that you probably missed.
After a spinal cord injury, there are few sentences more depressing than "She'll never walk again." Soon it may be uttered far less often: the ReWalk bionic suit, an assistive exoskeleton designed to give people with spinal cord injuries the scaffolding to help them walk, was approved yesterday for sale by the U.S.…
Good news everyone! Adventure Time is serving up another gender-bending episode, bringing back the beloved Fionna and Cake for a third romp through the land of Aaa. This time they'll be meeting up with Lumpy Space Prince (Peter Serafinowicz) who, like his Ooo counterpart, has run away from his unfair parents to start…
Confirmed: Dark chocolate is good for your heart. Really good. What's better, scientists have discovered that people who eat 70 grams of chocolate every day increase their vascular health dramatically by "restoring flexibility to arteries and preventing white cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels."
After almost two decades retired, Bill Watterson—the genius who crafted the universally beloved Calvin & Hobbes from 1985 to 1995—has published a new cartoon: A movie poster for Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder's Stripped. (Wait, is that Calvin 20 years later?)
It may sound like a Halloween prank, but the Balkan News Agency claims that a team of scientists in a Transylvanian university has created artificial blood. The researchers say that they have successfully tried it on mice. If human tests work, this could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern medicine.
Say hello to the Callicebus caquetensis, "a new and critically endangered" monkey species found in Southern Caquetá, Colombia, deep in the Amazon rainforest. "When [the babies] feel very content they purr towards each other," says its discoverer, scientist Thomas Defler.
According to Sci-News, "consumption of coffee reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma—the most common type of liver cancer–by 40 percent." The researchers also found that three cups a day will "reduce the risk by more than 50 percent."
Breasts. They have always been wonderful things, but they are even more wonderful today, as scientists have identified the naturally occurring protein in breast milk that can block the HIV virus from infecting immune system cells. Its name is Tenascin-C and, according to the paper published in Proceedings of the…
When a 73-year-old man with dementia went missing from his Limington, Maine, home, the news team at local ABC affiliate WMTW did their part by traveling to the region to report on his disappearance.
A new polio vaccine may mean the disease will be eliminated in as little as three years.
While getting a laptop with an SSD inside is still ridiculously expensive, it won't be that way for long. That's because the price of flash memory is plummeting, with it dropping 75% in the last 5 months alone. In fact, 1GB chipsets are selling for as low as $2.23, with 4GB chipsets going for as low as $12.30.
The Asus Eee PC has been a runaway hit. (Who would have thought that people would want small, cheap laptops?) The only real thing that users have been complaining about is the "warranty void if removed" sticker on the laptop's access panel, saying that users couldn't perform a simple memory installation without giving…