Introducing Duster: App To Help You To Have Fewer Friends In Facebook

If you want fewer friends in Facebook, and if you’re ready for a little cleaning, then you might like to use the recently released app designed for Facebook called Duster. Developed by Carter Wheatley and Adlai Gordon, two computer science students at Boston University, Duster app connects to your Facebook account and walk through your list of friends to pick out the people you haven’t been interacting with lately. Duster provides a list of casual acquaintance that gives […]

Hypertension Awareness and Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month 2014 – Infographic

May is Hypertension Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month   May of every year has been declared Hypertension Awareness Month and Cervical Cancer Consciousness Month, by virtue of Proclamation No. 1761, s. 2009, and Proclamation No. 368, s. 2003, respectively. Through these proclamations, both government and non-government organizations are encouraged to make campaigns and activities that will increase public awareness of these two diseases.  Hypertension is one of the major factors in the development of a stroke. The most […]

China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations

(Reuters) – China summoned the U.S. ambassador after the United States accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, warning Washington it could take further action, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, met with Zheng Zeguang, assistant foreign minister, on Monday shortly after the United States charged the five Chinese, accusing them of hacking into American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade secrets. […]

U.S. accuses China of cyber spying on six American companies

(Reuters) – A U.S. grand jury has indicted five Chinese individuals with cyber espionage charges for allegedly targeting six American companies and stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said, publicly accusing China of cyber spying for the first time. The hackers targeted U.S. companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries to steal information useful to competitors in China, the department said on Monday. The companies targeted include Alcoa Inc, United States Steel Corp, Allegheny […]

POEA encourages OFWs to take polio vaccines

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration encourages overseas Filipino workers to take polio vaccines due to an outbreak in ten countries according to the World Health Organization. The POEA further added that recruitment agencies and foreign employers should shoulder the cost of the vaccination.

Mexican cave skeleton reveals secrets of New World’s first people

    (Reuters) – Scientists said on Thursday genetic tests on her superbly preserved remains found by cave divers have answered questions about the origins of the Western Hemisphere’s first people and their relationship to today’s Native American populations. These findings determined that the Ice Age humans who first crossed into the Americas over a land bridge that formerly linked Siberia to Alaska did in fact give rise to modern Native American populations rather than […]

HR Giger, creator of aliens and surrealist of Switzerland, is dead

The Swiss surrealist HR Giger has died at the age of 74. Among many other achievements, he won an Oscar for the monster he created for Ridley Scott’s “Alien.” Hans Rudolf Giger died in hospital from injuries sustained in a fall, the Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported Tuesday, citing sources close to his family. His death occurred the previous day. Born in 1940 in the small eastern Swiss town of Chur, Giger moved to Zurich […]

Haitian orphan gets nation’s first 3-D printer prosthesis

(Reuters) – Born without fingers on either hand, Stevenson Joseph had little hope of treatment in a country where programs for the disabled are rare apart from a handful of charities. Now the 3-D prosthesis fitted to his left hand has given him a whole new range of dexterity, including being able to play catch with his friends for the first time and maybe even enabling him to write one day, according to staff at […]