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First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced

<b>(CNN) —</b> In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was …

Public Health

Turkish president says he's in control, coup faltering

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president declared he was in control of the country early Saturday as government forces fought to squash a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead.<p>They arrested more than 750 soldiers across the country, fired colonels …

South Asia

5 healthcare startups you should meet

There was an abundance of healthcare startups at the MedCity CONVERGE conference this week seeking to solve a broad spectrum of pain points in …

Digital Health

What diabetes may be doing to your brain

People with type 2 diabetes, the kind you are more likely to get as an adult, are at risk for a host of additional medical problems.<p>Slideshow<p>What …

Our Opioid Crisis Reveals Deep Racial Bias In Addiction Treatment

In <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i>, the sociologist W.E.B. DuBois posed a piercing question: “How does it feel to be a problem?” DuBois wasn’t contemplating …

W. E. B. Du Bois

Be wary of UAE’s photography laws, lawyers say

ABU DHABI // People in the UAE must be aware of laws concerning photography when taking pictures, legal experts have said after the arrest of an …

United Arab Emirates

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find …

U.S. Marshals disguise themselves as Mexican Marines to combat drug cartels, report says

An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that United States Marshals are secretly disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico — a move that not only puts the lives of U.S. personnel at risk but also shows the country’s growing …

Shocking Photographs As Topless Glamour Model Maria Fowler Is Brutally Assaulted

The <i>Daily Mirror</i> has published shocking pictures of glamour model Maria Fowler after she was brutally assaulted during a night out. The horrific …

Derbyshire

He was tortured for three years. Now he’s fighting against it — and denouncing the CIA

Nearly four decades later, Perico Rodriguez recalls his torture. He fought to breathe. Prison guards had blindfolded him and chained him to a bunk-bed. They tied his hands behind his back and shoved his face into a bucket of water.<p>The technique was known as <i>El Submarino,</i> a cousin of waterboarding …

'Free the Nipple' a provocative take on real-life movement

"Free the Nipple" is a bright, scrappy satire inspired by a real-life movement to nationally legalize a woman's right to go topless in public — just like a man can. Director and star Lina Esco keeps this compact film moving with enjoyable buoyancy until it bids adieu with a showy climax that needs …

10 major music controversies of 2014 - Features - Alternative Press

In terms of pop culture, 2014 was an interesting year to write for a music website, and by “interesting,” I mean <i>completely bonkers</i>. At one point, it …

Music Festivals

When Hardcore Grows Up: 12 Bands Who’ve Changed with Age

From Blacklisted to Cave In (and yeah, even AFI).<p><i>Pianos Become the Teeth. Photo by Chloe Muro, via Flickr.</i><p>Growth doesn’t always come easy for bands in a genre with the -core suffix. In a genre (and subgenres) where even slight stylistic switches are enough to earn accusations of selling out, making …

Bands

Partying at The Oscars: In Pictures

Horror

Loving Earth Can Sometimes Require Leaving It

It’s a good thing you can’t see human suffering in infrared wavelengths. That kind of pain is something seen in the visible, felt in the viscera. If …

Space Exploration

One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure

Inside the artist-in-residence program at the San Francisco dump.<p>In San Francisco, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade—as long as the lemons end up in the compost bin. And when life gives you discarded hats, tires, old paint, and toys, you make art.<p>In fact, since they started weighing it …

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while thousands of others fled to safer areas.<p>The …

Middle East

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep
Military