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Implanted Sensor Could Monitor Glaucoma and Prevent Blindness



Scientists have proposed a way to monitor glaucoma using a tiny device implanted in the eye. Readings from the device could be monitored by a smartphone. The technology could help prevent some people from going blind.

Glaucoma describes a group of eye diseases in which there is progressive damage to the optic nerve. This nerve connects the retina to the brain, and damage to it causes a person to lose peripheral vision.

What makes glaucoma a dangerous disease, however, is that this sort of…

Unnecessary Roughness: College Football Coaches Read Rude Tweets



Autumn in America means college football season. College football season means irrational fans. And irrational fans invariably mean derogatory Twitter posts about coaches and players

ESPN’s College GameDay show on Saturday got some of the biggest names in college football coaching to read and respond to mean tweets about themselves. Included in the amusing video, above, are Alabama’s Nick Saban, Michigan’s Brady Hoke,…

Slice of Princess Diana’s Wedding Cake Snags $1,375 at Auction



A Los Angeles auction house has sold a slice of cake from Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles for $1,375

The 33-year-old slice of cake was sold online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions. It is still in its original white and silver presentation box dated “Buckingham Palace 29 July 1981″ and stamped with a “CD” monogram.

The cake, described as “extremely rare” on the auction house’s website, came with a card, which read: “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of…

A Chrome Extension Replaces All Web Text With ‘Hodor’



Simplicity is coming — to your web browser

The Internet would be a lot less exhausting if all words were replaced with “Hodor.” And that’s exactly what the Hodor browser extension for Chrome doesReddit and Facebook will never look the same.

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But hey, if one word is good enough for Game of Thrones‘ loyal half-giant, it should be good enough for you (as long as you don’t have anything really important to say).

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BONUS: 6 Blunt…

This Little Kid Is *Not* Happy About His Mom Having a Baby



Some kids are happy to hear that they will soon have new siblings. Not this one

“I’m pregnant,” this little boy’s mother tells him. The boy quickly responds, “What were you thinking? Why do you have to get another baby? You just had two!”

The adorable tot puts up a pretty good fight and brings up some valid concerns: He doesn’t want to be replaced, he doesn’t want to have new responsibilities, and he doesn’t want to deal with the excessive noise level. He even tells his mother to buy him…

See Screech’s First Day in Lifetime’s Latest ‘Saved By The Bell’ Sneak Peek



Ah, youth. To be so full of hope, starring on your own hit Saturday morning TV show.

The upcoming Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story focuses on the young stars of the popular ’90s show, Saved By The Bell, as they experience the highs and lows of Hollywood fame.

A two-minute sneak peak of the movie follows Dustin Diamond, played by Sam Kindseth, on his first day on the Disney Channel show Good Morning,…

Behold, the Most Beautiful Food You Can’t Eat



The sight of ice cream sundaes and juicy burgers may get you salivating, but if you take a second glance, you might lose your appetite.

Australian photographer T.Q. Lee creates his favorite treats using non-food items for his series, Inedible. The convincing photos look almost like ads for a fast food chain at first glance, but upon closer inspection, they’re actually made of objects like tire rubber, Lego bricks and hazardous chemicals. Probably not what you’re craving for a midnight…

WhatsApp Now Has 600 Million Monthly Active Users



Facebook‘s investment in WhatsApp is looking more and more promising

WhatsApp now has more than 600 million monthly active users, according to a tweet from CEO and cofounder Jan Koum late Sunday night. That’s up from the roughly 450 million it had in February when Facebook first announced plans to acquire the messaging service for $16 billion with another $3 billion in restricted stock units for employees kicked in for good measure

Join the Global Discussion at Social Good Summit 2014



Global meetups play an integral part in the Social Good Summit. Along with the main event in New York City, people convene around the world to take part in the global discussion about how communities are using the digital tools of today to build a brighter future. Largely organized by global UNDP offices, the Social Good Summit has already confirmed 25 meetups, including some in countries that have not participated before.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Guinea are all newcomers to the Social Good…

Google Glass App Connects Patients With Specialists Quickly



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Name: Remedy

One-Liner Pitch: Remedy is a Google Glass application that enables patients to see specialists faster, through the eyes of a physician.

Navigating the healthcare system as a patient can be a real pain in the aspirin. You’ve got your annual checkups, and if anything looks fishy, bring on the wild goose…