Everything we know about the mysterious Boeing X-37B space plane

Everything we know about the mysterious Boeing X-37B space plane

The last time the U.S. Air Force's super secretive X-37B space plane launched, it didn't come down until almost two years later - 674 days to be exact. On Wednesday, it launched again, and was scheduled to stay in orbit for 270 days. Or maybe more. No one knows for sure because the largely classified project… Image Credit: Andrew Barr, National Post

Nasty and unhealthy nervous habits

Nasty and unhealthy nervous habits

Just about everyone has a nervous habit. Some bite their nails while others twirl their hair. Still, some people chatter when nervous or shake and break into hives. We have nervous habits and nervous reactions, which are normal, but some of these habits actually prove detrimental to our health. Health.com identifies these, so let’s take a deeper look. 1) Biting Nails This habit seems to be the more prolific one. So many people bite their nails...

The future Of 'mobile health'

The future of 'mobile health'

One of the hottest topics for speculation in healthcare today is the unrealized potential for mobile health -- defined as technologies that use mobile devices, apps or telehealth to connect patients and physicians -- to transform the way healthcare is sought and delivered. Two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and companies are eager to tap this… Image Credit: Thinkstock

15 must-see events at BookCon 2015

15 must-see events at BookCon 2015

BookCon, an event that describes itself as the place “where storytelling and pop culture collide,” is taking over Manhattan’s Javits Center for the second year in a row, on May 30-31. Organized by ReedPop, the group behind New York Comic Con, and affiliated with BookExpo America, the largest publishing event in North America (also taking place… Image Credit: Bookcon.com / Reed Exhibitions

The Uber effect: How on-demand apps are changing our habits and our economy

The Uber effect: How on-demand apps are changing our habits and our economy

A taxi app. A ride-sharing company. A mobile-based car service. Uber, invariably described as one of the above, will face city hall’s lawyers on June 1 to argue over whether it operates as an unlicensed cab service in Toronto. But don’t let the regulatory fight distract you: Uber isn’t really about cars. Uber’s app now connects… Image Credit: Thinkstock

The science behind the sneeze

The science behind the sneeze

For two weeks last month, I carried a digital recorder everywhere I went in a dedicated attempt to capture my sneeze on tape. Determined to collect the most spontaneous and authentic version of it, I kept the device running the whole time — in the car, lunchroom, bathroom — so I could not later be accused… Image Credit: Thinkstock

This is what it's like to lose your hearing

This is what it's like to lose your hearing

Around five percent of the world’s population experiences some degree of disabling hearing loss. That’s about 360 million people, or one in every 20 individuals. Based on these figures it’s likely that either you or someone close to you will experience a hearing impairment at some point in life. Hearing loss can be caused by a… Image Credit: Thinkstock

50 Memorial Day quotes

50 Memorial Day quotes

Memorial Day in America is more than a federal holiday that gives people a day off — it's a day dedicated to remembering the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. And while the citizens of America should be grateful every day to those who have sacrificed their lives for our… Image Credit: Thinkstock

The dumbest hits of the decade, says science

The dumbest hits of the decade, says science

Here is exhibit A in what a data analyst with both statistical chops and a well-developed sense of mischief this week identified as the “dumbest” popular song of the last 10 years: “All I want is a little of the good life/All I need is to have a good time/Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, the good… Image Credit: Thinkstock

110-year-old man says a beer a day is secret to long life

110-year-old man says a beer a day is secret to long life

The oldest man in Nebraska, Mark Behrends, just turned 110 years old on May 16, and his secret to a long life is quite simple: one glass of beer a day around 3 p.m. “He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,”… Image Credit: Thinkstock