Christina Tevington

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An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Dental Care

Worm grows second head after being launched into space -- and then it does it again

If space travel wasn't hard enough, imagine trying to do it with two heads.<p>A flatworm sent to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2015 as part of a biological study grew a second head after the first one had been partially amputated before launch.<p>Flatworms are often sent into …

WannaCry attacks prompt Microsoft to release Windows updates for older versions

Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations.<p>The patches include updates to Windows XP, the operating system that was targeted by the WannaCry ransomware attack in May that attacked parts of the NHS and …

WannaCry

Consumer Reports picks Galaxy S8 over iPhone 7, everything else

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been rated the best smartphones available by <i>Consumer Reports.</i><p>Both devices outranked their rivals — including the iPhone 7 — in design, battery life, and camera performance. However, they aren’t considered perfect, with testers noting that they are …

Mobile

Look Up Tonight! Saturn Is Big and Bright, With Rings Tilted Our Way

Look up tonight, June 14, and overnight into the early morning hours of June 15, and you’ll be able to see Saturn looming luminously in the evening …

What Would the World Look Like if There Were Only 100 People?

Almost all of them would live in Asia, and few of them would own cars.<p>In this new video from RealLifeLore, we learn what the world's population would look like if it were compressed to 100 people, while the same proportions of people kept the same attributes they have now. There are a lot of …

Did this other human species overlap with our ancestors? - Futurity

A new species, Homo naledi, may have survived for as long as 2 million years alongside other species of early humans in Africa, say researchers.

Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'

The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.<p>Speaking at the …

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Research shows that our bodies' inner eat-and-sleep clocks have been thrown completely out of whack, thanks to cues we send it all day with the wrong foods. The result: You're caught in a "fat cycle": a constant flow of hunger hormones that makes your cravings almost irresistible. But if you tune …

Future scenarios show how easily Ebola could explode

Just how bad will the Ebola outbreak in West Africa get? There have been predictions: 20,000 cases by November; more than a million by January. …

Disease

5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …

Every Single Flu Vaccine Myth, Debunked

Here for sharing far and wide is a collection of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding flu vaccines, debunked point-by-point with …

5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies: A Short Guide To 'The Half Has Never Been Told'

Edward Baptist's new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners.<p>What you might not have taken away from the ensuing media storm is that "The Half Has Never Been …

A New Study Shows That Sunday Is The Best Day To Book A Flight

The previous school of thought was that Tuesday was the best time to book a flight, but ARC disputed that theory.<p>ARC analyzed both US domestic and international airfares between January 2013 through July 2014, and found that the lowest average airfare was available on Sundays. Travelers who booked …

Travel Deals

Gunshot residue found on clothing, body of teen shot by St. Louis officer

Lab results are back in the case of a teenager who died in a police shooting in St. Louis last week, and they show gun residue on the clothing and body of Vonderrit Myers, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The residue was found on Myers' shirt, jeans and hand, according to a release from St. Louis …

Nurses at Texas hospital: 'There were no protocols' about Ebola

A union made troubling allegations Tuesday about the Texas hospital where a nurse contracted Ebola, claiming "guidelines were constantly changing" and "there were no protocols" about how to deal with the deadly virus."<p>"The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and …

The History of Sadness, and How We Can Deal With It

Everyone gets sad sometimes. It's part of being human, but dealing with it is still difficult. This TED-Ed video dives into how we've perceived …

Texas voter ID law reinstated in victory for Republican-backed measures

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law for the November election, which the US Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.<p>The ruling by the New Orleans-base fifth circuit court of appeals temporarily blocks …

Coalition hits ISIS hard in Kobani; militants keep pushing

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS appears to have gained more ground in Iraq.<p>Islamic State fighters surrounded one of Iraq's largest air bases Tuesday, a police captain in Anbar province and other security sources told CNN. The militants are preparing to launch an attack on Ein Al-Assad military airbase, which is …

ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms

WASHINGTON -- A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.<p>The Huffington Post's report suggesting that …

Dropbox passwords posted online and millions more might follow

If you haven't activated two-factor authentication on Dropbox yet, you may want to do so now, just in case you end up finding your credentials posted on the internet. A document posted on pastebin earlier contains 400 Dropbox usernames and passwords, which the poster claims are just a tiny fraction …

Make the most out of HealthKit with these 5 apps

Now that HealthKit and its supported apps have hit the App Store, you’re probably itching to try all of the apps and analyze as much health data as …

Whether Decaf Or Regular, Coffee Seems To Be Good For Your Liver

By Laura Geggel, Staff Writer<p>Published: 10/10/2014 11:32 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds.<p>Regardless of whether they drank decaf or regular, people in the study who drank large …

Read this to get a better understanding of how Ebola spreads

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. …

The cookie is dead. Here’s how Facebook, Google, and Apple are tracking you now

The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices, the big three — Facebook, Google, and Apple — have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.<p>The impending death of the cookie can be traced …

Sky Events This Week: Green Giant, Blood Moon, and Dragon Spits Fire

Changing Planet<p>Amid excitement over a total eclipse, stargazers also can look forward this week to some starry surprises and a minor meteor shower. As always, the skies offer plenty of sights worth staying up to see.<p><b>Uranus Opposition.</b> Uranus officially reaches opposition on Tuesday, October 7. That …

How to Watch the October 2014 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse

<b>Editor's Update for Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. ET</b>: The total lunar eclipse is over, but you can see some amazing images of the celestial site here: 'Blood …

Study shows we’ll give up our children for free WiFi

When you’re logging into a public WiFi hotspot, do you read the terms and conditions? Probably not, but you’re not alone. While it’s not clear what …

Wake Up to a Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014 - Sky & Telescope

<b>Start your day early with an eclipse of the full Moon! Before or during dawn on October 8, 2014, a total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of</b> …