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Mice discovery shows promise for 'rapid and robust hair growth' in bald humans

A serendipitous find leads Columbia University researchers to conclude that a drug applied directly to the skin could show real promise for broadly treating hair loss.

By October 26, 2015


23andMe gets FDA nod to provide genetic information again

The US Food and Drug Administration had previously halted the company's test, which can show the potential risk of hereditary diseases.

By October 21, 2015


Samsung gets back to dissing Apple in new ads

Technically Incorrect: It seemed as if Samsung wasn't going to knock Apple anymore. Then came the NBA Finals and new ads for the Galaxy S6 Edge. And boy is that iPhone 6 a bad phone.

By June 4, 2015


Joysticks and Gear Shifts: OutRun

Max Prince chases down the good, bad, and bizarre from the golden age of coin-operated motoring arcade games. This time, he opens a fine bottle of SEGA OutRun and finds out if this '86 has mellowed or turned.

By November 2, 2013


Forget Rogaine: Grow your hair with this laser-light helmet

The iGrow Hair Growth System uses low-level laser therapy to re-energize the cells at the follicle level and fight the dreaded receding hairline.

By August 1, 2013


Balding? Artas robot ready to harvest your hair

Have a seat and let the robotic hair picker get to work. Sorry, blonds and redheads. It only works on patients with straight brown or black hair.

By April 26, 2011


The future of music, according to Spotify's Daniel Ek

Your home's tunes controlled by a wave of the hand or a voice command? It could happen, and the big-thinking Swede believes his music service could be the soundtrack to that very plugged-in vision.

By April 9, 2013


Long space flights will make you short, fat, and bald

Scientists believe that the long-distance space flights of the future will have a deleterious effect on our physical beauty.

By June 4, 2009


Web finds new 'Shut Up' meme in Royal Wedding

The moving and meaningful image of 3-year-old bridesmaid Grace Van Cutsem covering her ears immediately becomes a symbol for everything some of the Web would like silenced. Like Donald Trump.

By May 1, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1411: Don't Hate the Zynga, Hate the Game! (podcast)

Zynga could be worth $10 Billion dollars, which means more CityVille spin-offs. Apple's new subscription policies are getting the attention of U.S. antitrust enforcers, all we want to do is dance, dance, dance and mice might be the key for Brian to keep his hair well past his 60s. Plus, Computer Love! Awwwww Yeah.

By February 18, 2011