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Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic

There's a disturbing reality that's clear to experts in infectious disease — but the rest of us ignore it on a regular basis.<p>The next pandemic is coming.<p>New diseases are always on the rise. Viruses and bacteria can mutate and become more infectious or deadly (or both), and there's a constant risk …

Public Health

How the CEO of a $600 million startup almost got kicked out of his own company conference

But Todd McKinnon, cofounder and CEO of security software maker Okta, has a funny spin on that classic tale: The company had trouble recognizing him and almost wouldn't let him enter his own annual company meeting.<p>Okta, founded in 2008, has ballooned to 450 employees, 200 of them in sales. Late …

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Samsung breaks records with £45m push behind Galaxy S6

Korean giant throws marketing weight behind crucial new handset in smartphone battle with Apple<p>Samsung is launching a record-breaking £45m marketing barrage to support its new Galaxy S6 smartphone and regain ground lost to Apple.<p>The figure, disclosed by industry sources, is the largest ever for a …

Everyone is talking about how Microsoft Office 365 is suddenly beating Google Apps

Now, all of a sudden, sources all over the tech industry are noticing that Office 365 is everywhere.<p>And it's all because of one thing: Microsoft is telling customers to move their email to Microsoft's cloud instead of buying another Exchange server and hosting email in their own data centers, says …

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92 Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes That'll Make You Forget Wings

These are 92 awesome vegetarian recipes for dips, fries, sandwiches, and other snacks that are perfect for the Super Bowl.<p>Yes, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest food holidays of the year. And while most cliché football foods are meatier than the players on the field, there are plenty of …

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HTC's Lollipop update won't reach every One phone on time

HTC hasn't always had success upgrading One users to the latest version of Android within its promised 90-day window, and history is unfortunately repeating itself with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the way. The phone maker is now warning that "some carrier versions" of the One M8 and M7 won't get …

Reports: Bobbi Kristina Brown on ventilator after suspected drug overdose

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, is on a ventilator after an apparent drug overdose, according to multiple media outlets.<p>Reports say the daughter or the late Houston was only breathing with the help of the machine on Sunday after she was found …

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Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech, charged with stabbing a man in Wisconsin

"Saved by the Bell" actor Dustin Diamond was charged Friday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon after a Wisconsin bar fight late Christmas night.<p>A Port Washington, Wis., police report said the former child star, famous for playing …

The 14 Best Architecture and Design GIFs of 2014

<b>Core77 2014 Year in Review</b>: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and …

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Camping Doughnut, Collapsible Tubular Structures Designed to Replace Traditional Tents

The Camping Doughnut is a design concept created by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim that replaces the traditional tent with a collapsible, …

Top 20 Animal Artworks of the Year 2014

What a year it's been for animals! Let's look back on 2014 and see which artists were inspired by the creatures of this world. Who created meticulously detailed ink drawings of winged insects? Which artist impressed us with his geometric paper animals? We'll remember this year as the one in which …

Art

Photographer Recreates Portraits of Women In Her Family Going Back 200 Years

“Seven Generations of American Women” is a project by Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell in which she recreated her family portraits …

Photographer Traces Her Ancestors by Replicating Their Vintage Portraits

Artist and photographer Christine McConnell traces her lineage in a unique project that recreates photos of the past. Using portraits of the women from her mother’s side of the family, McConnell reproduces them with herself as the subject. This creative twist means that she meticulously matched the …

Photography

Photographer Stumbles Upon an Australian Salt Mine and Captures Alien Landscapes

The images in photographer Emma Phillips‘ ‘Salt‘ series may look like they were captured in desolate polar regions of the world, but they actually …

10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of 2014

We’ve come to the end of yet another year of covering the latest and greatest in the wonderful world of photography. Before we head into 2015, here’s …

Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2014

10. A Slim, Environmentally Responsible, Reusable Water Bottle<br>memobottle is a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable water bottle that …

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6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

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The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

Corporate Culture

Happy New Year! From Sydney to Asia

Tsunami 10 Years Later in Pictures

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

12 Bathroom Design Ideas Expected To Be Big In 2015

<i>Natasha Saroca, Houzz Contributor</i><p>If you’ve been thinking about giving your bathroom an overhaul but aren’t sure how, one way to start is to look to the latest design trends for inspiration. We’ve made it our mission to find out what design ideas are expected to make a splash in 2015 to help make …

Here's The Real Reason Why Kim Kardashian Never Smiles

Love her or hate her, at some point you've probably noticed that Kim Kardashian rarely smiles in photos.<p>Need examples?<p><b>Here's Kim at her 34th birthday party at Tao Nightclub in Vegas. No smiling here:</b><p><b>Here she is, posing with her sister Kourtney at a press event in Los Angeles. Kourtney looks happy.</b> …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

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