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A Birth Story

<i>Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | Nov. 6, 2014 | 57 minutes (14,248 words)</i><p>It was Monday, June 2nd, and I was wide awake at 6 a.m. Maybe to some of you …

Obama: The Internet Is a Utility

The White House proposes a major change to the way broadband should be regulated, but can it actually happen?<p>A new "net neutrality" plan released by the White House on Monday morning includes an endorsement of an old idea that some activists have been pushing for years: the treatment of the …

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Craig Spencer Leaves New York City's Bellevue Hospital

Dr. Craig Spencer, the last remaining U.S. patient with Ebola, was released from Bellevue Hospital in New York City Tuesday with plenty of hugs and congratulations.<p>Spencer, 33, was infected with Ebola while working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF or Doctors Without Borders) in Guinea.<p>“Today I am …

Ebola cremation ruling prompts secret burials in Liberia

Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centres are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated.<p>Cremation violates values and cultural practices in the western African country. The order has so …

Obama Hugs Nurse Who Survived Ebola

Les McKee—AP<p>Craig Hill—MCT/Getty Images<p>Robert Alexander—Getty Images<p>MPI/Getty Images<p>Walker Evans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image<p>MPI/Getty …

NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital.<p>The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been …

The Extinction Marathon: the art world's bid to save the human race

On Saturday, one of the seven northern white rhinos left on this planet died, leaving just a single breeding male to ensure the survival of a species aggressively hunted into near-extinction.<p>This was the haunting and apt backdrop for the ninth festival of ideas held at London’s Serpentine Gallery, …

WATCH: Musician arrested for legally singing in subway

xac branch says: "One of NYPD's finest arrests a man for playing in the subway after he recites the law word for word that allows him to perform for …

Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not …

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty

Over 48 million Americans live in poverty, according to a special report by the Census Bureau Thursday. It provides an alternative look at the worst off people in the nation than the official numbers that come out in September.<p>Government programs such as food stamps do help some people, especially …

Third Ebola Vaccine Gets Cash Infusion From U.S.

Federal health officials are giving a small biotech company nearly $6 million to speed up development of another vaccine against Ebola, the third in a pipeline of vaccines to fight the virus.<p>Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc has been working on the vaccine, made using another virus called …

Watch Destiny's Vault of Glass raid boss go down in 17 seconds

The Vault of Glass is the best and most challenging thing in <i>Destiny</i> right now, and completing it is the ultimate achievement. Doing so requires a team of six high-level players working in close coordination with each other, and the right mix of skill, teamwork and kick-ass gear can produce …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Promises A 20-40 Hour Story, 150-200 Hour Total Completion

Shorter games may be on the rise due to the prominence of indie titles and the fact that adult gamers often have less free time than when they were younger, but there are still plenty of long-haul adventures up ahead. One of them? Dragon Age: Inquisition, at least according to its creators.<p>Speaking …

Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

CDC Director: Texas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled On A Commercial Airline'

That patient, who has been identified by Mail Online as Amber Vinson, did not know that her coworker Nina Pham had contracted Ebola when she flew to Ohio to visit family. But she was aware of that information when she got on a plane to return to Dallas, and she recorded her temperature at 99.5 …

Disease

How Senegal and Nigeria are beating the U.S. at responding to Ebola

It is possible to stop the spread of Ebola, the virus that has decimated the West African economy and caused businesses in Liberia to scramble to …

Why Protective Gear Is Sometimes Not Enough in the Fight Against Ebola

When it comes to Ebola, the full-body Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] suit is probably the best way to prevent infection. But a PPE can also be …

Who's who in the Ebola outbreak?

No civil claim against Oscar Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp's family said Wednesday they don't intend to file a civil claim against Olympian Oscar Pistorius for killing their daughter and they will pay back money he lent to them for living expenses.<p>Pistorius was found guilty of the culpable homicide — similar to manslaughter — of Steenkamp …