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How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings.<p>We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or the aptly namedSick Building Syndrome. But can they also make us healthier? Scientists are trying …

Google launches its first Apple Watch app with News & Weather

There have been no shortage of Apple Watch apps since the device launched in April, but so far one company has been conspicuously absent: Google.<p>That changes today, as its most recent update to the iOS News & Weather app is compatible with the smartwatch.<p>It’s pretty basic so far. You can swipe …

The 6 Best Style Transformations We've Ever Seen

We never thought we'd see the day when celebs like Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie were considered style icons. But believe it or not, that day has arrived. While their fashion choices in the early aughts may have been cringe-worthy, today they are among some of the best-dressed women in the world.<p>…

'Ghost ship' migrants arrive safely in Italy | News | DW | 03.01.2015

According to Italian media, most of the migrants found on the 73-metre-long (240-foot-long) "ghost ship" were from Syria, where millions of people …

Commissioner urges respect at NYC officer's wake

NEW YORK (AP) — As thousands of mourners prepare to attend the wake and funeral of a second New York City police officer killed in an ambush shooting, police Commissioner William Bratton is urging the rank-and-file to refrain from making political statements.<p>"A hero's funeral is about grieving, not …

Law Enforcement

Anti-police demonstrators sing 'justice carols,' stage more die-ins

Protesters in New York City sang "justice carols" and demonstrators in several cities held more die-ins Sunday to show their anger over a grand jury's decision to not indict a police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.<p>In New York City, a few hundred protesters gathered again at Grand …