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Gates grant to fund testicle-blasting contraceptive

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives $100,000 grant to researchers investigating the use of ultrasound as a reversible male contraceptive.

By May. 17, 2010


Gates Foundation offers $100k for 'next-gen condom'

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that if condoms actually felt better to use, global health could improve substantially.

By Mar. 22, 2013


Research makes case for home blood pressure monitoring

A lot of people have normal readings at doctors' offices, but elevated blood pressure at work or home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help identify these people, studies show.

By Jan. 31, 2014


Ultrasound one step closer to killing sperm--and the vasectomy

Researchers find that a non-invasive ultrasound treatment dramatically reduces the sperm count of rats, but aren't sure if it's reversible.

By Jan. 30, 2012


Judge will hear challenge to laptop border searches

Suit tests Obama administration's claim that agents may search laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices at the border without evidence of illegal activity.

By Jul. 8, 2011


Gates Foundation to fund 78 more health projects

In a fourth round of funding, the Grand Challenges Explorations grants have been awarded to 78 projects aimed at improving global health, with each project collecting $100,000.

By May. 11, 2010


Vatican credits gadget for liberating women

The Vatican's official newspaper celebrates International Women's Day by crediting a household appliance--the washing machine--for liberating 20th century woman.

By Mar. 9, 2009


Menstruation Machine teaches men about, well...

Now men can feel the delights of Mother Nature's monthly gift with the Menstruation Machine by Japanese-British artist Hiromi Ozaki.

By Aug. 13, 2010


The 404 336: Where sometimes it's good to be alone

Today we veryveryvery briefly touch on the biggie Kindle, discuss the dangers of gaming to the death, Apple's new iPhone replacement policy, Oprah's free chicken giveaway, and more!

By May. 6, 2009


Amazon lets shoppers pay with a phrase

Amazon unveils new PayPhrase feature that aims to let buyers more easily check out by storing names, addresses, and credit card info with a short phrase and ID number.

By Oct. 29, 2009