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Bill and Melinda Gates think a weaponized disease may be the biggest threat to humanity — here's how worried you should be

The biggest global risk that Melinda Gates can imagine within the next 10 years is "most definitely" a bioterrorism attack.<p>"A bioterrorist event could spread so quickly, and we are so unprepared for it," she told Vox founder Ezra Klein in an interview at South by Southwest over the weekend.<p>"Think …

WH: US staying out of climate accord

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump still plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement unless there are major changes made to the carbon emissions pact, the White House said Saturday.<p>The statement came after a European diplomat told reporters that a Trump administration envoy …

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language …

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

<b>Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US.</b><p>The 40-year-old Iranian, a professor at Stanford University, had breast cancer which had spread to her bones.<p>Nicknamed the "Nobel Prize for Mathematics", the Fields Medal is only awarded …

U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test

UNITED NATIONS — The United States toughened its military pressure and invective against nuclear-armed North Korea on Wednesday, conducting a missile maneuver with South Korea, hinting of a possible return to war with the North and proposing wider United Nations sanctions against “any country that …

What Would Happen If Earth Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes have long been a source of much excitement and intrigue. And interest regarding black holes will surely grow now that gravitational waves …

Red Onions Are Excellent At Killing Cancer, Study Finds

'Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death.'<p>Red onions aren’t just an essential cooking ingredient, they could also …

Despite Trump, cleaner energy growth expected to carry on

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. pledges to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but that step seems …

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Study after study attribute the increased number of households without a cable or satellite TV subscription at least in part to Netflix is a …

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Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Lecherous Nuns and Priests, Murder Plots and Coverups: Meet the Mother Superior of Catholic Scandals

In the 19th century, a scandal involving sex and murder at a Rome convent ensnared practically every major player in the church hierarchy.<p>Nuns using …

We Tried A Classic Love Experiment And This Is What Happened

Can asking each other 36 questions and staring into each other's eyes for four minutes make two people fall in love?<p>A few weeks ago, Mandy Len Catron of the <i>New York Times</i> published "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," which has since gone viral and even inspired a few parodies. In the piece, …

Lauren Santo Domingo Hosts a Celebration for Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

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Michelle Obama causes outrage in Saudi Arabia by not wearing headscarf

First Lady draws criticism for not wearing headscarf in highly conservative country<p>In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama cut short his visit to India and led a parade of American dignitaries in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death.<p>But it was the …

5 Signs He's Falling In Love With You

Women’s Health's Guy Next Door tips you off to the dead giveaways<p>Men aren't always the best at expressing our emotions. It's not that we <i>can't</i> talk about our feelings—we just don't even stop to think about them very often. Emotion, especially the lovey-dovey stuff, is kind of like elevator music to …

Japan ‘fighting against time’ to seek release of hostages held by Islamic State

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism.<p>Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour slightly ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet …

Ohio photographer creates smartphone surrealism

<i>Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, creates surrealistic images with her smartphone camera and editing apps. She’s now a recognized</i> …