(CBS) Have the beauty wars taken an ugly turn? That's what some are saying, now that there's a new iPhone app that rates the attractiveness of faces.
The "ugly meter" app is marketed with a lighthearted touch: "Do you ever wonder if you're ugly and your friends just don't tell you?" asks the pitch for the app on the Apple website. "Do you have an ugly friend, and you just don't know how to tell them?"Continue »
(CBS) A new trend has female Facebook users giving status updates like "I like it on the floor" or "I like it on the couch," but it seems they're revealing not where they like to have sex but where they keep their purses.
And it's all in support of breast cancer awareness month, which occurs each October.Continue »
(CBS) A California company has come up with what it calls a clear alternative to bifocals and reading glasses for people whose aging eyes have trouble focusing close-up:
Eyeglasses that let the wearer manually adjust the focus for distortion-free vision at any distance.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Stevie Wonder appeared before a United Nations agency yesterday to urge global copyright overseers to help the blind access billions of science, history and other books they cannot read.
The blind musician told the U.N.'s 184-nation World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) yesterday that more than 300 million people who "live in the dark" want to "read their way into light."Continue »
(CBS) Is T-Mobile standing in the way of folks trying to get information about medical marijuana?
Legalmarijuanadispensary.com, aka WeedMaps, thinks so.
So does Ez Texting - a company that used to help Weedmaps and other businesses send text messages to the masses.
(CBS) Can MTV make getting tested for STDs as cool as cool as Kanye West?
It's an open question, but the network is teaming up with social media company Foursquare to entice young people to earn digital badges for going to a health clinic to get tested.Continue »
(CBS) A new medical test could spell sweet relief for moms in the maternity ward. It lets doctors determine early on during childbirth whether vaginal birth is possible, so women can avoid spending hours in a long, painful labor only to wind up needing a c-section.Continue »
(CBS) The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30,000 "Nap Nanny" portable baby recliners after a 4-month-old Royal Oak, Mich. girl reportedly died in one of the recliners that was being used in a crib.
The child was found strapped into her harness and hanging over the side of the recliner, caught between it and the crib bumper, according to the CPSC website.Continue »