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Infographics: How To Ace Your Final Exams

Ace Your Final Exams With Flying Colors By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Finals are knocking and you saw it coming already. Don’t sweat, just be cool. Final exams should be taken seriously, but not in a painful process. Always look on the brighter side and remember finals need an extra preparation. Start planning ahead and maximize your time reviewing your old notes and attempt to manage your time to study from the most important/hard subject […]

Let’s Get To Know Larry Tesler; The Guy Who Invented ‘Copy and Paste’

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, this coming March 12, 2014, let us get to know the man behind the most powerful and used technique that saves our freaking life in school and work everyday, Larry Tesler; the guy who invented the ever useful ‘Copy and Paste’.   Lawrence Gordon Tesler was born on April 24, 1945, a computer science graduate from Standford University in the 1960’s. Lester is a […]

Luxury Driverless Concept Car Offers View To The Future

(Reuters) — With the era of driverless cars getting nearer, Swiss automotive think-tank Rinspeed have offered their take on our autonomous driving future at this week’s Geneva Car Show. With the help of a female model’s feminine touch, the futuristic Rinspeed XchangE Autonomous Prototype has been a popular attraction at the 2014 show. Based around the Tesla Model S but featuring a large array of modifications, at first sight, the XchangE car looks like many of the other expensive modern cars on display at the show. […]

Internet Slang Terms That Changed The World

Internet Slang Terms You Need To Know     Keeping updated with the latest internet terms and lingo words are quite tough especially if you are the kind of the person who is not an internet savvy. But did you know communication has changed in so many ways in the world wide web? Netizens today are creative; being able to form a phrase that somewhat useful in everyday’s interaction. Internet slang terms are going viral, […]

Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp deal

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:47pm EST (Reuters) – Privacy advocates have asked U.S. regulators to halt Facebook Inc’s $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp’s 450 million users. WhatsApp, a service that allows mobile phone users to send each other messages, has had a longstanding commitment to not collect user data for […]

Japan says not fully apprised of bitcoin situation

TOKYO Thu Mar 6, 2014 8:25pm EST (Reuters) – Japan’s government said it was not yet fully apprised of the situation around bitcoins, showing it was still struggling to determine its approach to the virtual currency a week after the collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the government would act if needed on bitcoin issues. The government, in response to questions from a […]

No clear winner for neck pain treatment: study

By Kathleen Raven NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 3:09pm EST (Reuters Health) – Exercise and strengthening may not be the best approach for all kinds of neck- and whiplash-related pain, according to a new analysis by Canadian researchers. The results directly contradict a 2008 recommendation by the Neck Pain Task Force in Canada. Instead, the new research “suggests that people with neck pain have many options when choosing how to improve it,” Janet Freburger […]

Removing playground benches may get adults moving

By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:04pm EST (Reuters Health) – Getting adults to be more active on visits to children’s playgrounds could be as simple as removing the temptation to sit, a small new study suggests. Inspired during his daily lunchtime walks by the sight of parents sitting on playground benches, a U.S. researcher has shown that moving the seating away from the area increased the amount of exercise that parents […]

Older adults may struggle with excess possessions

By Allison Bond NEW YORK Thu Mar 6, 2014 2:03pm EST (Reuters Health) – A lifetime’s worth of acquisitions and mementos may bring comfort to older adults, but this “material convoy” can also become more burdensome with age, U.S. researchers say. Based on a national survey, a new study finds that after age 50, people become less and less likely to sell or donate items they no longer need – possibly because doing so becomes […]

Astronomers witness never-before-seen asteroid break-up

WASHINGTON, March 7 (PNA/Xinhua) — Astronomers said Thursday they have witnessed for the first time the breakup of an asteroid, disintegrating into as many as 10 smaller pieces at a “leisurely” speed. The crumbling asteroid, designated P/2013 R3, was first noticed as an unusual, fuzzy-looking object by ground-based telescopes in Arizona on Sept. 15, 2013, the researchers reported in the U.S. journal Astrophysical Journal Letters. A follow-up observation on Oct. 1 with the W. M. […]

Exosuit Promises To Take Ocean Explorers To New Depths

(Reuters) — The new Exosuit promises to take deep-divers deep underwater so they can explore marine life up close as never before. The next-generation Exosuit was unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York on Thursday (February 27). The Exosuit Atmospheric Diving System stands about 6.5 feet tall (2 meters) and weighs more than 530 pounds (240 kilograms). “Imagine putting on a suit of armor essentially,” said Michael Lombardi, the diving safety officer at the American Museum of Natural History. He added, “You […]