Gadgets

Astronaut Checks into Foursquare from Outer Space

The first of its kind “NASA Explorer” badge was awarded to astronaut Douglas Wheelock on Friday by the location-centric social network innovator Foursquare. Wheelock accomplished this feat by checking in to the service from outer space while on a flight mission at the international space station some 220 miles above Earth. “Check-ins from around the… Keep Reading

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Top Money Managers Donate Investment Advice for Charity

Chicago, IL — When the world’s top money managers gather in Chicago next week, amateur and professional investors will be “all ears” waiting for this year’s best investment ideas. The Second Annual “Invest For Kids” Conference is open to the public and the investment community, and will benefit seven local children’s charities. Tickets remain for… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Avatar Sweeps Inaugural International 3D Society Awards

James Cameron’s blockbuster “Avatar” was named best live-action 3-D feature this week  by the month-old International 3D Society, kicking off its inaugural Lumiere Awards at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. “Up”, also a contender for best picture at the most recent Academy Awards, won the best animated 3-D category. The animated flick “Partly Cloudy” won… Keep Reading

News

Haiti Battles Cholera Epidemic, 292 Dead

An outbreak of cholera in Haiti has resulted in 292 people killed and over 4000 infected. The epidemic is the latest disaster to hit the Caribbean nation since the earthquake on January 12 of this year. Haiti and its aid partners are fighting to contain the outbreak, but experts are saying the disease is spreading… Keep Reading

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Long Distance Family Can Read Bed Time Stories to Kids

Today Zoodles launched innovative, free video features that close the gap between kids and family members far away. To date, Zoodles has focused on putting devices into “Kid Mode,” which allows kids 8 and under to play and learn independently on any device. Now for the first time, Zoodles is enabling grandparents and other family… Keep Reading

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6-Week Old Baby is California’s Tenth Whooping Cough Fatality

Whooping cough (pertussis) has claimed its tenth victim this year in California – all ten fatalities were babies. It is predicted that continued occurrences will break the state’s record on the number of deaths from pertussis. The highest record for the disease was in 1950 where 6,613 cases were reported. This year 5,978 cases have… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxy

The oldest existing galaxy that’s visible from Earth has now been discovered. Astronomers were able to identify the galaxy as having formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Journal Nature published in a scientific report Wednesday that astronomers first discovered what they thought was a minute smudge on an image. It was then determined… Keep Reading

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Barnes & Noble Releases NOOKcolor Reading Tablet

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience – the first full-color touch Reader’s Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and children’s books in immersive, gorgeous color, and all in one beautiful, thin and highly portable device. NOOKcolor… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Research: Gene Therapy to Treat Depression

According to recent findings in Science Translational Medicine, gene therapy may be able to cure depression by targeting a region in the brain that suffers from lack of a critical protein. Weill Cornell Medical College researcher Michael Kaplitt discovered that scarcity of p11 in the nucleus accumbens region of the brain causes depression. This region… Keep Reading

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New App Provides Virtual Boxing Coach

Today GAMMEK LLC of Baltimore, Maryland announced the release of their latest fitness app, MyBoxing™ Pro Trainer, the first and only iPhone® fitness app to include a virtual boxing coach. The boxing app combines a round timer that plays the sounds of the round bell, call outs of boxing combinations and motivational phrases, while simultaneously… Keep Reading

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