Breath test to detect cancer: Huge breakthrough to reduce invasive tests

The breakthrough test can detect cancer markers found in your breath (Image: BILLY BOYLE) By detecting cancer earlier, potentially before symptoms have even appeared, tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year. It would also reduce the need for costly and invasive internal investigations, biopsies and scans. Multiple large-scale clinical trials, partly funded […]

PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer

Enlarge / The impossible burger (credit: Impossible Foods) The oft controversial animal-rights group PETA has beef with the ostensibly animal-friendly Impossible Burger. PETA, short for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is fired up over the fact that the vegetarian burger’s maker, Impossible Foods, tested the safety of its faux patty on animals. Impossible […]

Netflix tests ‘Ultra’ tier that could add a higher price option

Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming and disc service to create “Qwikster” the company has been more sensitive to potential backlash. The company’s next move could be […]

Russia tests new manned space capsule in hypersonic wind tunnel (VIDEO)

The future Russian spacecraft, set to replace tried and trusted Soyuz, has been tested in a hypersonic wind tunnel. The capsule will not be protected by a fairing during launch and requires refining of its shape and composition. The spacecraft, called PTK Federation, has been meticulously developed during the past decade. It is being designed […]

Uber says sending drivers medical tests they could easily cheat was ‘pretty stupid’

David Ramos/Getty Images Uber has admitted that sending drivers DIY eye tests was probably not a good idea because the process was “open to abuse.” The company said using Push Doctor, which carried out medical checks on drivers over a video call, was a mistake and that it stopped after 2016. Uber held its hands […]