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Saudi Arabia reports 11 new cases of MERS virus, first in Mecca

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had discovered 11 more cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including what appeared to be the first case in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.<p>A health ministry statement said eight of the people were in …

The Man Who Co-Discovered HIV 30 Years Ago on Why There Won't Be a Cure for AIDS

10 Kitchen Tricks That Help You Lose Weight

Try them all to see the pounds melt away.<p>By Jenny Sugar for POPSUGAR Fitness<p>The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it's also the place that can make or break you on the weight-loss front. If you're on a quest to slim down, do these 10 things in your kitchen ASAP.<p><b>1. Make fruits and veggies as</b> …

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.<p>The virus is still limited to the two nations, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, despite rumors of it spreading to other countries.<p>Nineteen suspected cases reported …

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Signing Up For This Online Happiness Course

The Internet is jam-packed with information about how to be happy -- much of it conflicting, and a good deal of it simply inaccurate. With over 75 million Google search results for the term and 40,000 happiness-related books available for purchase on Amazon, the sheer volume of advice out there can …

How To Shut Off Your Brain When You Just Can't Sleep

<i>By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>As our societal demands get even greater with each passing year, we find that we are "on" 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This results in greater rates of insomnia, with more and more people reporting that they just can't turn off their brains …

5 Signs You Need a Pause and What to Do About It

Despite my success working in the Internet industry for more than a decade, I felt like a failure at work. I was overworked, stressed about every minor detail and quickly burning out. The more I tried to improve "my performance," the worse I seemed to do. Everyone told me I wasn't doing well in my …

Love Your Enemies at Work

A few weeks ago, I sat on a packed uptown 2 train in Manhattan at 9 a.m., rush hour. A suited man gripping a briefcase came aboard at 28th street and began to grumble about the crowd, all the while glaring at fellow passengers. Between 34th street and 42nd street, the conductor announced that we …

5 Simple Tricks To Get Your Focus On Track

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Healthy Food 'Unaffordable For A Third Of UK', Britsh Heart Foundation Says

Rising food prices have left a nearly third of people in the UK struggling to afford healthy food despite a desire to eat more healthily, a charity …

The design process behind Google's modular phone

It's easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. With Ara, a dead battery in the middle of a day trip doesn't set off …

Dark net's 'Google' makes finding drugs and guns online easy

The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband …

Startup Qnovo emerges with algorithms & silicon to make batteries better

How many times have you dashed out of the house and realized your cell phone battery was about to die? Who hasn’t frantically searched for a cell …

Hacker attacks on websites shot up 75 percent last quarter

Akamai Technologies' State of the Internet report for Q4 2013 has just arrived, and one stat stands out like a bad rash: DDoS (denial of service) attacks were up 75 percent over last quarter, and 23 percent from the year before. Most of the targets were enterprises, and Akamai said that the …

Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?

Humanity is entering a second machine age. During the first, driven by the industrial revolution, machines took over all the muscle jobs. In their place though, technology created huge numbers of jobs where you had to use your brain.<p>But a new book suggests that machines, in the shape of robots and …

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' after hashtag hijacked

<b>A plan by the New York Police Department to use Twitter to boost its image seems to have backfired.</b><p>Users were asked to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag #myNYPD as part of a social media campaign.<p>But instead of a steady stream of friendly photos, the hashtag was quickly …

Future of the internet debated at NetMundial in Brazil

<b>A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed is under way in Sao Paulo, Brazil.</b><p>The country's president, Dilma Rousseff, organised the two-day NetMundial event following allegations the US National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored her phone and emails.<p>Last month the US announced …