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50 free ebooks every web developer should read

In the digital era, less and less people rely on paper books. That obviously doesn’t mean people have stopped reading books, just that ebooks have …

The End of the Fast-Food Giants

Fast-food juggernauts such as McDonald's and KFC might have taken over the world, but their days of domestic dominance may be numbered if they don't start offering healthier and more innovative menu items. That was the takeaway from <i>Consumer Reports</i>' latest fast-food survey, which came out</i> …

The US military is already using Facebook to track your mood

Critics have targeted a recent study onhow emotions spread on the popular social network site Facebook, complaining that some 600,000 Facebook users did not know that they were taking part in an experiment. Somewhat more disturbing, the researchers deliberately manipulated users’ feelings to …

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Japanese Abducted Decades Ago by North Korea Are Alive: Report

Tokyo may ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for new information about the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago by the reclusive state, local media reported. The Nikkei business daily said Pyongyang had handed Japan names of at least 10 of its nationals still living in North …

Tent camps and shanties of Haiti prove fertile ground for newly arrived virus

Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun.<p>Delimene Saint Lise says she's doing her best to comfort her 2-year-old daughter and control her spiking …

Experimental Ebola drugs should be tried in Africa, disease expert says

LONDON, (Reuters) - People at high risk of dying in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak should be offered experimental medicines to see if they work, despite the drugs being not fully tested, the head of an influential global health charity said.<p>Jeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director …