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Build a portable computer on a USB stick

It's a PC that you can carry anywhere.<p>Linux, the free and open-source operating system, has fewer desktop users than Windows and macOS. But it's also far more flexible. In fact, you can install many of its versions (Linux comes in several different flavors, called distributions or distros) on a USB …

Aleppo: Cease-Fire Deal Reached in Besieged Syrian City, Rebels Say

The bloody four-year siege of Aleppo appears to be nearing the end.<p>A cease-fire agreement has been reached that would allow civilians and remaining rebel fighters trapped in the besieged Syrian city to evacuate, NBC confirmed Tuesday.<p>Five buses will head into the enclave in the eastern section of …

Non-profit urges McDonald's to reduce antibiotics in livestock supply chain

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The non-profit group ShareAction called on the McDonald's Corporation Friday to stop antibiotics use in its meat sources …

Agriculture

Olympians turn to wearables, virtual reality and other digital health tools for an edge in Rio

The Olympics aren't just for athletes. It's also an opportunity for sports tech companies – including makers of vitals-monitoring wearables, fitness …

Digital Health

President Obama: Medicine’s next step

Health care is always personal. As science and technology have advanced, it’s become possible to make it personalized as well, giving us the tools to …

Doctors and health workers report growing demand for procedure as economic woes worsen. ‘Having a child now means making him suffer,’ said one woman<p>Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are …

Venezuela

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Reeva Steenkamp Murder

A South African judge sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison on Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend, citing mitigating circumstances in delivering less than the prescribed minimum punishment.<p>The double-amputee Olympian showed no emotion as the sentence was read out in court, the …

Heart disease and cancer are responsible for nearly half of all deaths in the U.S., report says

What are the most common ways to die in America? The answer depends on how old you are, whether you're a man or a woman, and your racial and ethnic background, a new report shows.<p>Alzheimer's disease accounted for 5% of deaths among U.S. women, for instance, but only 2.1% of deaths among men. …

Police: Texas Mom Who Shot 2 Daughters Told Husband, 'You Made Me Do This'

The Texas mother who fatally shot her two daughters on her husband’s birthday told him, “you made me do this,” police said.<p>Christy Sheats, 42, shot …

Signs of chronic fatigue found in gut bacteria - Futurity

For the first time, researchers have identified biological markers of chronic fatigue syndrome in gut bacteria and blood.

Medical Research

Every parent should install this launcher on their kid’s Android smartphone

If you're a parent wanting to keep your smartphone-using kids safe, there's an Android app which will limit what apps they can use on the phone, …

How a Canadian Pharmacist Is Planning to Overthrow the Tyranny of Doctors

Roger Simard wants to monitor every patient with smart wearables.<p>Roger Simard likes wearables. When I met the digital health entrepreneur and pharmacist at a downtown office building in Montreal, he was wearing four on his right arm: two name-brand fitness trackers and two prototypes. After showing …

Summer Produce for Health and Performance

Load up on these fresh favorites for a colorful and tasty outdoor season.<p>Nothing says summer more than the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruit you see at roadside stands, farmers markets, and your local grocery store. (Some of you may even tend your own backyard or windowsill garden.)<p>Take …

How to solve a Rubik’s cube in under five seconds

This week, 14-year-old Lucas Etter set a new world record for solving the classic Rubik’s cube in Clarksville, Maryland, in the US, solving the …

Shareably

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Royal Family

Doctors and business leaders share their 9 best pieces of career advice

From doctors to researchers in labs to sales force teams at pharmaceutical companies, healthcare covers a whole variety of careers. So, while at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in June, Business Insider asked more than 20 healthcare executives for the best advice …

Shazam for Android now identifies songs automatically

Ever wandered into a club, restaurant or even someone’s living room and just enjoyed every single song that played there? I’ve had that happen several times in my travels, but launching SoundHound and engaging the ‘listen to identify track’ feature every time is a pain.<p>Thankfully, Shazam has a …

Fake vaccination papers let yellow fever spread in Angola | Reuters

LUANDA (Reuters) - The world’s worst yellow fever outbreak in decades took hold in an Angolan slum because its early victims were Eritrean migrants whose false vaccination papers sent doctors off on the wrong path for weeks, international health officials said.<p>A mother holds her son suffering from …

Fallout 4 and Doom VR announced

Details are scant, but Bethesda’s Pete Hines announced intentions to leave this mortal plane in favor of a virtual reality with two new projects: …

New Zelda Artwork Leaked on Amazon, Shows Huge World

Leaked Zelda images have popped up on Amazon, showing some beautiful visuals<p>As we prepare for Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda focused E3 presentation on …

Gaming Industry

Canadian hostage 'beheaded' by armed Islamists in Philippines as Isil methods go global

Canada’s prime minister voiced “deep sadness” on Monday after an armed Islamist group murdered a second Canadian hostage in the Philippines.<p>Robert Hall, 50, is understood to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf, an insurgent group fighting for a hardline Islamist state in the southern Philippines. His …

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Apple is bringing Siri to the Mac and third-party apps, says WSJ

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday, and a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> corroborates what has been widely expected in the run-up to the show: the focus is likely to be on Siri, amid heightened interest in competing AI technology from the likes of Amazon and …

Children of Louisville Say Goodbye to Muhammad Ali

As dignitaries, heavyweight champions, a former president, and the children of Muhammad Ali gathered to remember the icon at his memorial service on Friday, fans around the world were watching. But the day was especially meaningful for some of the young sons and daughters of Louisville, who despite …