Karla Piacentini

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Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam killed after being 'sprayed in face with unknown liquid', possibly by pair of female spies

A police manhunt was underway in Malaysia on Tuesday night after the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was assassinated at an airport having apparently been attacked with a chemical spray.<p>Unnamed South Korean government officials had earlier stated that two female North Korean …

This Infographic Shows The Extraordinary Ancient Genes That Live on in Modern Populations

How many do you have?<p>It can be easy to forget that humans living on Earth today are the product of thousands of years of adaptation.<p>Without modern …

Supermodel Carolyn Murphy’s 6 Rules for a Healthier Life

This morning, on the cusp of New York Fashion Week, dozens of models including Sophie Koella, Grace Bol, Willow Hand, and Soo Joo Park settled quietly onto round meditation pillows at one of Manhattan’s Equinox gyms. Armed with bottles of green juice, bowls of warm oatmeal and berries, and cups of …

California senator moves to rewrite state's HIV transmission laws

<i>State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, left, talks with Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in</i> …

Public Health

Once You Know How to Make Brioche, All Things Are Possible

If you’ve always thought you couldn’t make brioche, you were probably right. It is a bit challenging, it takes so long that your patience will be …

Baking

The Physics of Wall Street: How Financial Markets Really Work (Live)

In a live-streamed public lecture, tonight at 7 p.m. ET, get an inside look at how a special breed of investor created the financial systems behind …

Wall Street

Vaping might increase your risk of heart disease, just like regular cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are not harmless<p>Electronic cigarettes could put smokers at risk of heart disease, a study shows. Regular cigarettes are known to cause cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes. Now, it looks like e-cigarettes might, too.<p>Compared to healthy non-smokers, people who …

Public Health

NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the first results

Last March, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending nearly one year in space. During his 340 days aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, scientists were also observing Scott's identical twin brother, Mark Kelly, while he hung out on Earth.<p>Because Scott and Mark have the …

Space Science

22 Travel Pros Share the Best Place They’ve Ever Been

In honor of the new year, when the whole curious, beautiful world seems to loom expectant with possibility, we asked 22 travel experts: “Where’s the best place you’ve ever been?”<p>Those we spoke to — among them, the founder of <i>Tiny Atlas Quarterly</i> magazine, the director of the world’s largest …

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 2

I went to Iceland last month for a long weekend with my friend Stephanie. We flew WOW Air from Boston and I used Citi Thank You Points to get myself …

10 of Our Best Baking Lessons of the Year

Baking requires patient precision and a mastering of technique, yet it doesn't have to be difficult or out of reach. These 10 lessons were our most …

Baking

Best Buy CEO Saves Retailer from Death

Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) was struggling for survival after many investors and analysts put the company on the “death watch” list because consumers were turning to online retailers like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).<p>But four years ago, Hubert Joly joined the company as its CEO and managed to orchestrate one of …

This Just Became the World's Cheapest Form of Electricity Out of Nowhere

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.<p>According to …

Prevention is just a start: HIV’s still rampant more than three decades after it was first discovered

<b>In this photo taken Friday July 15, 2016, a pharmacist makes up packets of drugs at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. In the largely black Johannesburg community of Alexandra, one project is trying to make drug delivery as convenient as withdrawing cash. What looks like a row of ATM</b> …

Public Health

Ticket-scalping bots have gotten so bad, the US government has now stepped in

<i>Hamilton</i> yearners should probably abandon all hope by now, but tickets for the next mega-hit in the cultural zeitgeist may be a tad bit easier to by.<p>The US Congress this week passed a bill aimed at significantly cutting down on online ticket scalping, by making it illegal for people to resell …

Supermoon December 2016: Get ready to watch the last Supermoon, till 2034 - IBTimes India

The next time you will have the opportunity to admire this astronomical event will be on November 25, 2034.<p>All sky-gazers can get ready to witness a …

Ikea Is Giving All U.S. Employees Paid Parental Leave No Matter How Many Hours They Work

The U.S. division of Ikea, the quirky Swedish furniture retailer, is expanding its paid leave benefits for new parents in an effort to attract and …

Will Tesla Burn Through Its Remaining Cash?

A $9 million hedge fund concluded that Tesla Motors (in which I have no financial interest) will burn through its cash. The key assumption underlying that conclusion is that if the company charges $35,000 for its Model 3, Tesla will lose so much money that its cash will go up in flames.<p>Should you …

Tesla

India's Hardware Startups Have A Tough Road Ahead Of Them

For a nation of more than a billion people, India has very few product startups, better known instead for its software services and products. And while the Indian government has taken several initiatives to encourage entrepreneurs, one of the main challenges for India’s startup ecosystem is the …

Mosquito army released in Zika fight in Brazil & Colombia

<b>Scientists are planning to release an army of millions of modified mosquitoes in areas of Brazil and Colombia.</b><p>They say the unusual approach is an attempt to provide "revolutionary protection" against mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and chikungunya.<p>The mosquitoes are infected with a bug called …

Public Health

Gala dinner to benefit HIV/AIDS organization for youths

HIV/AIDS has become the second-highest leading cause of death among adolescents globally. In China, according to China Center for Disease Control and …

International relations: meet Jacky Tsai's satirical superheroes – in pictures

Jacky Tsai takes western comic book heroes and thrusts them into traditional Chinese paintings, to reflect the clashing and melding of the two cultures

Essential Sushi Etiquette Rules Every Man Should Know

Jiro Ono’s 10-seat sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, is the stuff of legends. Ono is the first sushi chef in the world to receive three Michelin …

Pumpkin and chilli macaroni cheese

There’s only one thing better than cheese, and that’s cheese with heat. A perfect autumnal sofa supper.<p>SERVES<p>4-6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>550g pumpkin or butternut squash (unprepared weight)<br>• 1 tbsp olive oil<br>• ¼ tsp chilli flakes, or more to taste<br>• 35g butter<br>• 50g flour<br>• 500ml full-fat milk<br>• 1 tsp Dijon mustard<br>• generous …

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO FUDGE CAKE

Soft and sensuously rich, this chocolate avocado fudge cake is deeply satisfying. Combine the following ingredients in a food processor...the flesh …

British scientists win Nobel prize in physics for work so baffling it had to be described using bagels

Explaining why three British professors won the Noble prize for physics wasn’t rocket science. It was harder.<p>So yesterday the Nobel committee chose the medium of pastries to illustrate how David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz changed the world with their groundbreaking …

Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist

Going places<p>Google today announced Trips, a new app that serves as a trip planner and travel guide for anyone who is exploring a new place. The free app, which is available on Android and iOS, will organize your plane tickets and hotel reservations, offer editorial guides to more than 200 cities, …

Tourism

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …

'The Woman Who Left' wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The black-and-white revenge tale "The Woman Who Left" by Filipino director Lav Diaz won the Golden Lion prize for best picture …

Film Festivals

Hurry! Flights Under $10 Around Europe

If you are looking for some cheap fares around Europe, check out this deal that is good through September 9th with Ryanair. When you sign up for a …