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CDC reports 11 cases of human plague since April

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since April 1, there have been 11 cases of human plague in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Three of those patients have died. This is according to a new report from the CDC putting doctors on alert that the number of cases this year seems to …

Public Health

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Possible Anne Boleyn portrait found using facial recognition software

Photograph: Ed Miller/BBC/Company Productions Ltd<p>Claire Foy and Damian Lewis as Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/15/1424021948620/36c961ce-a84d-4d15-83e7-e72db00356a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Ed …

Art

Want a Bud Light Delivery? There's an App For That

Anheuser-Busch has a special delivery planned: with the touch of a button, Bud Light beer lovers can get an order delivered straight to their …

Beer

Successful El Capitan climber: Find your own Dawn Wall

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.<p>Many other people had climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. None of them ever reached the …

Climbing

El Capitan: How did the climbers do it?

What’s different about big-wall climbing?<p>The term “big wall” is generally used by climbers to describe some of the world’s longest climbs – usually predominantly on rock involving up to 30 rope lengths, and on which most climbers would expect to spend days climbing. Developed in Yosemite in the …

Climbing

Skype dragged into LuxLeaks tax scandal

Skype used Luxembourgish and Irish subsidiaries to avoid paying corporation tax for five years, according to a <i>Guardian</i> <i>report</i>.<p>The newspaper, which …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

The Best Apps For People Who Don’t Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Personal Finance