Heroin resurgence seen sparked by cheap cost, easy availability
Heroin, suspected of killing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend, has for years been a forgotten drug, overtaken by abuse of prescription painkillers.
Now it's back, and in a big way.
Obama expands on social media for State of Union
President Barack Obama is deploying just about every trendy social media tool to promote a century-old ritual — the annual State of the Union address to Congress.
Chris Christie in 2016? Don't count him out yet
His press coverage has been brutal. His poll numbers are dropping. His enemies inside and outside his party are crowing that his presidential ambitions are over, and some journalists agree.
Water, condition for life on Mars, confirmed by second NASA rover
Samples from the rim of a 3.7 billion year old crater on Mars are the earliest evidence of water activity yet discovered, confirming previous findings that conditions existed on the now-rocky planet for life formation.
Pope sees Internet as 'gift from God'
Mark Pope Francis down as an Internet optimist. He declared his unambiguous support for the Web as a tool that brings humanity closer together in a papal statement Thursday.
Why 'live to work' mindset wins out in US
Overwork is not good for productivity. If you're doing physical labor, you get tired. If you're doing customer service, you get cranky. If you're sitting at a desk doing so-called knowledge work, you get stale and unimaginative.
Facebook's Sandberg now one of world's youngest billionaires
Sheryl Sandberg's fortune surpassed $1 billion Tuesday after Facebook closed at a record. The chief operating officer of the world's most popular social-networking service owns about 12.3 million shares of the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company.
The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you
So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.
World's richest 85 people now worth same amount as poorest 3.5 billion
We've long known that life isn't fair and that the world's wealth is unevenly distributed. But the latest factoid from Oxfam on global poverty and inequality is breathtaking. In a new report, the nonprofit reports that just 85 people - the richest of the world's rich - hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion.
Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?
The June bracelet, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show this month on and out later this year, tracks a user's sun exposure and syncs with an app on iDevices via Bluetooth to monitor UV intensity, recommend appropriate SPF, give skincare advice based on how much time a user spends in the sun, and even give warnings when a user has caught too many rays.
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