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TODAY show partners with America's Vetdogs to raise our next puppy with a purpose

The newest addition to the TODAY team is anything but ordinary. In fact, he's paw-sitively extraordinary!<p>Not only is TODAY's newest puppy with a purpose super adorable — he's got an even bigger mission to fulfill beyond an endless supply of hugs and kisses. (But we'll take those, too!)<p>TODAY is …

Couple Saves Kitten from Brink of Death, Now He Demands Hugs Every Day

Nothing makes this rescue kitty happier than a hug from his humans.<p>Meet Pusic the cat!<p>Courtesy: @catpusic<p>This adorable tuxedo kitty demands love and …

99 Out Of 100 People Expressed Gratitude When A Door Was Held Open For Them In Social Experiment

A man in Halifax, Nova Scotia, wanted to find out if people were thankful for someone holding the door open for them.<p>The social experiment showed …

Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles to Carry Flag for Team USA in Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

article via eurweb.com In addition to her five gold medals, Simone Biles is now poised for another super Rio Olympics experience. She’s been chosen …

How drawing can help you remember

Do you have certain things you particularly need to remember? Rather than list writing or ‘mind mapping, it seems you’ll have the best chance of doing so if you get out a pencil and paper and draw what you want to recall.<p>This is the conclusion reached by Jeffrey Wammes and his team of researchers …

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You See a Snow-Covered Mountain, This Guy Sees a Giant Canvas

Simon Beck’s form of “exercising” is way more beautiful than yours: What started as an alternative to hiking in order to stay in shape has developed into a unique art form.<p>Beck creates what he calls “snow drawings,” intricate patterns stomped out by foot on snow-covered mountain plains. The results …

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MIT scientists develop flexible solar cells as light as soap bubbles

<b>Boston:</b> MIT scientists have developed the thinnest, lightest flexible solar cells ever produced that could be placed on almost any material or …

Fukushima disaster: Ex-Tepco executives charged with negligence

<b>Three former executives at a Japanese power giant have been formally charged with negligence over the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.</b><p>The trio, formerly of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), will be the first to go to court over the incident.<p>A citizen's panel ruled last year they should …

Syria's shaky ceasefire in doubt? Reports of bombings and strikes

Amid Syria’s shaky ceasefire, there claims of breaches.<p>Barrel bombs are said to have been dropped on Homs province, with one video alleging the Syrian regime has violated the truce.<p>It is also claimed that a Russian warplane has hit a town in Idlib province.<p>Air strikes were reported to have targeted …

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CDC Arrives In Brazil To Investigate Zika Outbreak

A team of U.S. government disease detectives launched an eagerly anticipated research project in Brazil on Monday designed to determine whether the Zika virus is really causing a surge of serious birth defects.<p>A 16-member team of epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Greece braces for growing number of stranded migrants

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Greece's government said Monday that it expects a growing number of stranded refugees and other migrants because the European …

British bases police smash gambling equipment in Cyprus

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — Authorities at a British military base in Cyprus used an excavator to smash tens of thousands of euros worth of illegal …

Fiji: Death toll from Cyclone Winston reaches 20 as full scope of disaster unfolds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Workers scrambled to reach hard-hit outer islands in Fiji on Monday to fully assess the scope of the devastating cyclone that struck the Pacific Island nation over the weekend, killing at least 42 people.<p>Tropical Cyclone Winston, which lashed Fiji on Saturday night, is the most powerful …

Violence rages in Syria as Kerry and Lavrov reach provisional deal on ceasefire

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before.<p>Meanwhile, violence continued to …

Will Technology Replace HR in 2016?

We’ve been hearing about technology replacing humans in HR for more than five years. Algorithms, Talent Analytics, and Predictive Behavior Technology …

Apple cofounder weighs in on FBI controversy: 'I think Steve would have gone for the privacy'

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak is firmly in support of CEO Tim Cook's public stance to not help the FBI crack a terrorist's iPhone.<p>In fact, he believes that Apple cofounder Steve Jobs would've taken the same stance.<p>"I think Steve would've gone for the privacy," Wozniak said during a phone interview …