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“Radioactive Boy Scout” died of alcohol poisoning, not radiation, father says

Enlarge / David Charles Hahn (left), pictured here with his half-brother Kevin Breeding, just months before his death in September 2016. (credit: Kenneth Hahn)...

Howard Schmidt’s Legacy of Service Remembered

Howard Schmidt, top cybersecurity advisor to two U.S. presidents, died on Thursday at the age of 67.

Turning the water on in a sink can launch pipe-climbing superbugs

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Hinterhaus Productions) For years, researchers have tracked the source of hospital outbreaks back to superbug-splashing sinks.For instance, researchers found...

How Security Products are Tested – Part 1

The demand for tests appeared almost simultaneously with the development of the first antivirus programs – in the mid-to-late 1990s.Demand created supply: test labs...

Same-sex marriage linked to decline in teen suicides

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the legalization of same-sex marriage is associated with a reduction in the proportion of high school...

Print your own body parts

Enlarge / As the technology has improved, 3D printing has become a more realistic option for medical professionals, though printing a femur replica (seen...

Tragic FDA reports of sick babies reveal toll of homeopathic products

Enlarge (credit: Philippa Willitts) Food and Drug Administration reports obtained by STAT through a Freedom of Information Act request detail the heart-rending stories of...

Intel will release 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips this year—still at 14nm

Enlarge Intel's eighth-generation Core CPUs, codenamed Coffee Lake, will launch in the second half of 2017—far earlier than the 2018 launch period...

FDA confirms toxicity of homeopathic baby products; Maker refuses to recall

Enlarge / Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Gel. (credit: Getty | Miami Herald) After investigating reports that more than 400 babies were sickened and...

Namco founder and “Father of Pac-Man” has died

Enlarge (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images) Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Japanese video game company Namco, has died at age 91. Nakamura is widely...

Google and Netflix join fight against municipal broadband restrictions

Enlarge / Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.Getty Images | Joe Daniel Price reader comments 44 Share this story Google and Netflix joined a handful...

Donald Trump takes oath of office—what to expect from an unexpected...

Enlarge / Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday, becoming the 45th president of the United States.reader comments 330 Share this story ...