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Apps help ease surgery anxiety - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> let's face it, no one looks forward to having surgery. for most patients, it's a leap into the unknown, something well beyond their control. but now with the help of mobile apps and cameras, some doctors are helping their patients get through it with less anxiety. by giving them a preview of …

North Korea in 'state of war' with South

Pyongyang threatens to shut down border industrial complex as region remains tense amid military build-up.<p>North Korea has announced that it has entered a "state of war" with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly.<p>"As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war …

The 2013 TIME 100 Poll

Poll Results<p>Should John Green be on the list?<p>See All Poll Results<p>Teen fiction author and video blogger with legions of online fans

Beloved 'Lizzie Bennet Diaries' ends its run

About a year ago, I recommended a web series that was clever, original and addictive called <i>The Lizzie Bennet Diaries</i>. Created by <b>Hank Green</b> and <b>Bernie Su</b>, the series offered a modern-day version of <b>Jane Austen</b>'s <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>, told through confessional videos.<p>Today marks the end of an era as …

Nigeria's space race

<b>Nigeria is running one of Africa's biggest space programmes. The hope is the satellite-based project will help manage agricultural production, but not everyone is convinced of the benefits.</b><p>In 2003 Nigeria announced its space programme and within a few years it had launched its first satellite, …

Scientists link oil industry with Oklahoma's biggest earthquake

Scientists have linked oil drilling in Oklahama to the biggest earthquake in the state's history. New research, published in the journal <i>Geology</i>, suggests that the expansion of wastewater, injected into Oklahoma's sealed oil wells, placed enough stress on "reservoir-bounding faults" to trigger three …

Bias against girls can start in the womb

<b>MICHIGAN STATE (US) —</b> Women in India and other male-dominated societies are more likely to get prenatal care when pregnant with boys, new research …

Little kids know to share, but hoard anyway

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> Children as young as three years old know they should share, but putting it into practice is another story.<p>A new study shows it’s …

Paluweh Volcano eruption seen from space

Here is Paluweh Volcano – also known as Rokatenda – in eruption on March 26, 2013 as seen by NASA’s Terra satellite.<p>NASA’s Terra satellite captured …

Music amps immunity and cuts stress

<b>MCGILL (CAN) —</b> Before surgery, listening to music is more effective at reducing anxiety than prescription drugs, report researchers.<p>In a large-scale …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

The Oldest Star in the Universe

The Second Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Inside Flipboard / January 20, 2013<p>Thousands of people will gather on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Monday morning to watch President …

Welcome to the (BBC) Future

Inside Flipboard / February 15, 2013<p>The brilliant sci-fi writer William Gibson once observed: “The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly …

The Great Sequester: $85 Billion on the Chopping Block

Inside Flipboard / February 27, 2013<p>Absent congressional action, roughly $85 billion of federal spending will be cut from the U.S. government’s $3.8 …

Welcome to the Next Generation of Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …

Letter to Our Readers

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>Have you ever wanted to save something awesome you found on your Flipboard? Maybe it was a beautiful place you …

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to …

TIME’s new issue, featuring the story, ’How Gay Marriage Won,’ hits newsstands Friday

TIME’s new issue, featuring the story, ’<b>How Gay Marriage Won</b>,’ hits newsstands Friday. Two couples who were photographed to illustrate the story appear on two separate covers this week.<p>Read the story <b>here.</b><p>(Cover photographs by Peter Hapak)