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The Big Picture: measuring the distance of the ‘Eye of Sauron’ galaxy

The galaxy you see here (NGC 4151) may be best-known for looking a bit like the Eye of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings movies, but it’s now much more important than that — it may be the key to mapping the universe. Researchers at the Univerity of So…

The Best Cyber Monday App Deals

The Best Cyber Monday App Deals

We’ll update this list throughout Cyber Monday as we find new deals. Let us know in the comments if you spot anything that we missed.

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The Best Cyber Monday App Deals

The Best Cyber Monday App Deals

We’ll update this list throughout Cyber Monday as we find new deals. Let us know in the comments if you spot anything that we missed.

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The Best Cyber Monday Deals

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals


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How would you change the Razer Blade (14-inch, 2013)?

Like its charismatic CEO, Razer is a company that’s always on the go. Less than six months after we reviewed the 2013 Razer Blade, it’d been replaced with a fourth-generation edition. When our Sean Buckley reviewed the hardware, he found that it was …

Unreleased Sony movies leak online following studio hack

There may now be some strong evidence that the Sony Pictures hackers came across a treasure trove of sensitive info when they broke into the movie studio’s networks. High-quality screener copies of Annie, Fury, Mr. Turner and Still Alice have reached…

Watch Out for Unnecessary Treatments at the Dentist

Watch Out for Unnecessary Treatments at the Dentist

We all know that you should see a dentist twice a year for basic cleanings. If you regularly brush and floss, you may not need other dental work. Dentists can’t increase their income doing just basic cleanings. Some practices are trying to up sell you into procedures you may not need.

Over at Mother Jones they examine the "creative diagnosis" some dentists come up with. These diagnoses require thousands of dollars of treatment without warning. Second opinions by mainstream dentists find nothing wrong and no treatment necessary.

Some dentists are on the level and only suggest treatments in your best interest. Mother Jones has some things to watch out for:

beware of specials: That laser dentistry and whitening package may be a ploy to get you in the door so the practice can upsell you on more-profitable procedures. Van Dyk also advises caution if your dentist insists on replacing all your old fillings or always recommends crowns instead of fillings. And look out for excessive X-rays: The ADA says healthy patients need a full set (14 to 22) every two years at the most. If your dentist recommends a special "cone-beam" X-ray, get a second opinion, since, along with a 3-D picture of your mouth, it delivers a dose of radiation up to 18 times that of a traditional dental X-ray.

Your best line of defense is always a second opinion before an expensive or invasive treatment

Is Your Dentist Ripping You Off? | Mother Jones via The Billfold

Photo by Herry Lawford.