Dan Watters

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Ebola Virus Continues to Ravage Guinea and Liberia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West Africa is seeing its worst Ebola outbreak since 2005, and it is every bit as terrifying as you …

Using Data to Demystify Data Science

While the phrase data scientist may be growing exponentially in its usage, and the number of data scientists job requisitions following a similar …

5 Reasons Why Writing a Postcard from Abroad Is Still Worth It — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Sending postcards is old-fashioned. With the hassle of finding a stamp, a post office or a …

The Real Grand Budapest Hotels

<i>Credit: 20th Century Fox</i><p>Wes Anderson's newest, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, follows the story of a 1930s concierge of a glorious, pink hotel with Budapest, Hungary as its namesake -- a European city that is more than deserving of the attention the film affords it (think top-notch Euro luxury at …

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11 Chemicals You Might Have Already Eaten Today

Insects, rubber, mold-reducing agents, and more things you weren't really meant to digest, all thanks to Big Food!<p><b>There are huge gaps</b> in what we know about the additives in our food, and anecdotes on the Internet fill them. Before the Internet was invented, the Center for Science in the Public …

To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate?

<i>by Sara Bonisteel</i><p>We were recently talking about Alessandra's interview with Grant Achatz, and she mentioned that the Alinea chef copped to eating peanut butter straight out of the jar and the fridge, where he keeps it.<p>He keeps his peanut butter in the fridge? That was a new one to me.<p>With Kerry's …

Leftovers: RIP One Fat Lady, Unmaking Oreos, and More

Before Philip Foss received a Michelin star at EL Ideas, he ran a food truck called Meatyballs. After taking some time off, he rides again, and the Chicago Reader was along for the trip. <i>—Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Editor</i><p>Ever wonder how many pounds of blue cheese you'd need to eat to die? 22 lbs. …

Why You Must Explore This Hidden Riviera

Tucked into a thyme-scented hillside, the slow-paced fishing village of Camogli is only a two-hour drive from Milan—and yet one of Italy’s best-kept secrets.<p>Tucked into a thyme-scented hillside, the slow-paced fishing village of Camogli is easy to find and hard to forget. It’s only a two-hour drive …

Campaign fights to save Roman institution Caffè della Pace

Fight to save historic Rome cafe that featured in Woody Allen film amid concern that high rents and the recession are forcing the closure of hundreds of traditional businesses<p>A campaign has been launched to save one of Rome's most atmospheric cafes from being closed down, amid fears that …

Venice votes on splitting from Rome

<b>Voting has begun in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to break away from Italy.</b><p>Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding.<p>The online poll was organised by local activists and parties, …

Bitcoin “vault” Xapo offers solution to theft and a tiny nest egg upon signup

One of the reason bitcoins get so much attention is because people keep stealing them. Every week it seems that another “secure” wallet service gets …

Draw Something Designer Debuts Sneeky, An Anonymous Social App Which Focuses On Photos

Anonymous social networking is the new social media. (Or the new “SoLoMo.” We’ll see.) Developers are attacking the space right and left these days, it seems, despite the controversies surrounding the ethics and morality of these services, which include apps like Secret, Whisper, Wut and YikYak, to …

Facebook Mobile Profiles Show Workplace, Hometown, Mutual Friends

Facebook today rolled out a new feature for getting more information about other people on the social network. Now, when you go to another person’s profile on mobile (iOS and touch-enabled browsers), you may see “things that are relevant to you” at the top, including that individual’s workplace, …

New Skype for Android promises not to drain your battery

If you're anything like us, then you know how valuable it is to have great battery life on mobile devices. Which is why a number of apps, like Skype, need to be monitored a little closer than others -- in particular, ones that are constantly running in the background. Knowing this, Skype's …

Self-driving cars are coming soon and will revolutionize cities and society

Designer and engineer Bran Ferren says autonomous vehicles will fundamentally change how cities are built and how society interacts, and the …