Community Health Systems data hack hits 4.5 million

medical doctor healthA major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people’s personal data.

The attack, which Community Health Systems believed originated in China, happened in April and June this year.

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Protecting fair skin with China’s ‘face-kini’

face-kiniPerhaps drawing inspiration from Spiderman, beachgoers in China’s eastern city of Qingdao have come up with a novel way of protecting their skin from the sun.

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7 Events That Led to Baby Booms

Baby BoomBirth rates bounce around due to a bunch of different factors, but every so often, one event can spur a baby boom.

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‘Killer towers’: how architects are battling hazardous high-rises

Bridgewater PlaceAs outlandish proposals to tame Leeds’ lethal wind-tunnel tower are unveiled, we look at how architects have dealt with other epic fails.

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Pope Francis visits South Korea in first Asia trip

Park Geun-hyePope Francis has landed in South Korea, beginning his first visit to Asia since he took over the papacy in March 2013.

During his trip, he will beatify Korean Catholics who died for their faith and attend a Catholic youth festival.

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First female winner for Fields maths medal

Maryam MirzakhaniAn Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

In a landmark hailed as “long overdue”, Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry.

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US actor Robin Williams found dead at home

Williams OscarUS actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

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Garry Kasparov bids to be chess kingpin

Garry KasparovFormer chess champion Garry Kasparov is to try to take the game’s top job from a multi-millionaire who says he was once abducted by aliens.

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The Doctor Will Skype You Now

Doctor Will SkypeNext time you need to go to the doctor, instead of making an appointment, why not just fire up your smartphone?

New programs by companies such as Doctor on Demand and the University of Pittsburgh’s AnywhereCare offer one-on-one conferencing with doctors, either over the phone or through video on your phone or computer – giving you all the medical advice you need without having to set foot in a doctor’s office.

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