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News Do fitness trackers have an impact on eating disorders? (Image credit: Pexels) Content warning: There are details and personal anecdotes about eating disorders in this article. Tracking workouts, steps and calories with wearable devices and apps has become the new normal. Take a look around next time you’re at the gym or go for a…

New research has demonstrated that edible insects are high in antioxidants—and whether or not you buy into the health benefits of eating antioxidants, it’s an important finding from a nutrition perspective.Around a third of the world eats insects. They’re a protein-rich, potentially environmentally friendly alternative to chicken, pork, and beef. But a team of researchers…

Mozilla, the non-profit behind the Firefox browser, is debating whether to block a cryptographic certificate Kazakhstan’s government is telling its citizens to download so authorities can monitor their web traffic. The news highlights the role web browser maintainers can play in thwarting or enabling government surveillance, as well as the decisions organizations like Mozilla have…

Amazon’s controversial Rekognition platform, its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition software, is no longer being used by Orlando law enforcement, ending the second attempt to use the technology in a pilot phase in central Florida. The reason: the city didn’t have the necessary equipment or bandwidth to get it properly running and never once was able…