Katie Kenny

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In Defense of Being Average

There’s this guy. World-renowned billionaire. Tech genius. Inventor and entrepreneur. Athletic and talented and handsome with a jaw so chiseled it …

Why half of the life you experience is over by age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older?<p>There's a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you're a kid, but zips by before you know it when you're 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer …

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"The Invisible Enemy" by World Food Programme on Exposure

Dallas hospital seeks dismissal of nurse's suit over Ebola

A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.<p>Texas Health Resources filed a response Friday to the March 2 lawsuit by nurse …

New UN report highlights 'terrifying' impact of Ebola on nine million children

Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the …

Disease

How Slow Responses Made the Ebola Outbreak So Deadly - Facts So Romantic

As a rule, huge organizations move sluggishly, bogged down in democratic decision-making processes and bureaucratic policies. Ebola, on the other …

Ebola cases are dropping, but it's 'still too early to rejoice'

Freetown, Sierra Leone, Mar 18, 2015 / 03:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the number of Ebola cases continue to fall in West Africa, survivors of the …

Patient at Toronto hospital tests negative for Ebola

A woman who recently travelled in West Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus, a Toronto hospital confirmed Wednesday night.<p>The patient, who …

Violence against women rises in Ebola-hit nations - ministers

Guinea reports twice the number of rapes since before the epidemic began.<p>UNITED NATIONS, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola epidemic …

Turning the Tide on Ebola

By: Calvin W. Edwards, CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned CorpsBefore accepting their agreements to work in Liberia in a mobile hospital …

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Ebola?

Texas nurse Nina Pham, who was infected with Ebola, says she has had ongoing health problems since being cured of the disease, and experts say this …

Google Builds a New Tablet for the Fight Against Ebola

Jay Achar was treating Ebola patients at a makeshift hospital in Sierra Leone, and he needed more time.<p>This was in September, near the height of the …

Ebola: Sierra Leone announces 3-day lockdown of 2.5 million people

Sierra Leone will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the …

Deep in the jungle, hunting for the next Ebola outbreak

Researchers are trying to find where the deadly virus lurks between human outbreaks.<p>Researchers are trying to find where the deadly virus lurks between human outbreaks.<p>NOUABALE-NDOKI NATIONAL PARK, Congo Republic — More than 3,000 miles from the fading Ebola crisis in West Africa, a team of …

How to fight the next epidemic

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can …

Families of Liberian health workers killed by Ebola get $5G

Liberia's government has begun making payments to the families of health workers who died of Ebola in the world's worst ever outbreak, an official said Thursday.<p>So far, 11 families have received $5,000 each, said Tolbert Nyenswah, who leads the government's Ebola response; dozens more payments are …

​‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device developed to protect medics from deadly virus

A new Ebola-proof tablet device has been developed that can protect medical workers from the deadly virus, and can withstand chlorine and high humidity.<p>The tablet has a waterproof casing and was designed by a group of international technology volunteers, including Google.<p>The gadget can be used even …

'Ebola-proof' tablet device developed

<b>A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola.</b><p>Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity.<p>Medecins Sans Frontieres put out a call for an Ebola-proof …

Kenya to generate over half of its electricity through solar power by 2016

Kenya has identified nine sites to build solar power plants that could provide more than half the country's electricity by 2016.<p>Construction of the plants, expected to cost $1.2bn (£73m), is set to begin this year and initial design stages are almost complete. The partnership between government and …

World Toilet Day: Kibera slum seeks to ground 'flying toilets' | DW | 18.11.2014

Lack of toilets is a common problem in many slums across the world but as the world celebrates the World Toilet Day on Wednesday (19. 11.2014), more …

Fewer babies herald 'economic miracle' for Africa: UN

The State of World Population report said a total of 59 nations were poised for a "demographic dividend" when the working-age population outnumbers the rest due to declining fertility rates.<p>The United Nations agency said these nations -- almost all in Africa -- could follow the example of East …

Kenya closes down hundreds of NGOs

Kenya has closed 510 non-governmental organisations, including 15 for allegedly "raising funds for terrorists", as part of a security crackdown following repeated attacks.<p>The government's NGO coordination board said on Tuesday that "some NGOs have been and continue to be used for criminal …

If You Shouldn't Call It The Third World, What Should You Call It?

Our blog was born in 2014, and I'll let you in on a little secret: We had a really hard time coming up with our name. (See: "Why Goats? Why Soda?")<p>But that naming struggle was nothing compared with figuring out what to call the parts of the world we cover. Third World? Developing world? Global …

Photograph: Jenny Vaughan/AFP/Getty Images<p>A far-away view of the Gibe III dam under construction in Ethiopia s Omo valley and surrounding hills.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/12/1421079977950/a2474fe1-b8bc-4706-8694-0b3160695ac7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Jenny …

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