Why Snapchat is better than Facebook

In CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked editors at college papers across the country: What social media platforms are hot? Are any of them dead or just for old people? This installment is by Sonali Seth, a sophomore at the University of Southern California. Source: Mimi Nguyen Sonali Seth We, millennials, have fallen out of love with Facebook ... Read More »

US Olympic Committee creates infectious disease advice group

The United States Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it will create an Infectious Disease Advisory Group to help identify and establish best practices regarding the mitigation, assessment and management of infectious disease. “The health and safety of our athletes, and our entire delegation, is our top priority,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in a statement. “I’m grateful to the ... Read More »

Researchers create ‘mini-brains’ in lab to study neurological diseases

Neurons (stock illustration). Credit: © ktsdesign / Fotolia Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they have developed tiny “mini-brains” made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain — and even some of its functionality — and which can be replicated on a large scale. The researchers say that the creation ... Read More »

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Boy with glasses (stock image). The number with vision loss from high myopia is expected to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050, with myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide. Credit: © gamelover / Fotolia Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at ... Read More »

Obamacare is main roadblock to cancer ‘moonshot’

President Barack Obama has promised a “moonshot” to cure cancer, but the biggest obstacle to that goal could be his major healthcare achievement – The Patient Care and Affordable Care Act. Obama said in his final State of the Union speech that vice presidentJoe Biden will push researchers to cure cancer within five years. It’s a worthy ambition. The American ... Read More »

Hospital performs 1st uterus transplant in the US

Thierry Dosogne | Getty Images Doctors performing a surgery Surgeons in Cleveland have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States, an Ohio medical center said on Thursday. The 26-year-old patient, who was not identified in order to protect her privacy, was in stable condition after nine hours of surgery on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital said. ... Read More »

Martin Shkreli hit with $4.6M IRS tax lien

ow much would Martin Shkreli pay for the rights to the Beatles’ song “Taxman”? The pharma bad boy Shkreli might find it a bit tougher to afford that old tune nowadays after getting slapped by the IRS with a new lien for $4,628,928 in unpaid taxes. Joshua Roberts | Reuters Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, departs the U.S. ... Read More »

How Girls Are Using Instagram to Communicate

Very much like everything else on this planet, girls seem to have a different way of using Instagram, the world’s most popular photo-sharing social media platform. Traditionally girls have always been under a lot of pressure to be “good”; meaning they mustbe well-mannered, be able to get along well with everyone, be able to avoid conflicts, etc. These artificial boundaries ... Read More »

Snapdeal Motors Launched, More Car and Bike Makers Come On Board

Online marketplace Snapdeal has partnered manufacturers to sell bikes and cars online through its Snapdeal Motors initiative. The New Delhi-based firm expects transactions facilitated through its platform to touch $2 billion (roughly Rs. 13,129 crores) in the next two years for the automobile category. “We have sold bikes through our platform and received a phenomenal response. Through Snapdeal Motors, we ... Read More »

UK Unveils Powers to Spy on Web Use, Raising Privacy Fears

Britain unveiled plans on Wednesday for sweeping new surveillance powers, including the right to find out which websites people visit, measures ministers say are vital to keep the country safe but which critics denounce as an assault on freedoms. Across the West, debate about how to protect privacy while helping agencies operate in the digital age has raged since former ... Read More »