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Portraits of C-Section Babies In Their First Seconds of Life Outside the Womb

<i>Warning: This project contains graphic photographs of childbirth that may be disturbing to some viewers.</i><p>After photographer Christian Berthelot‘s son …

An Apple Watch app is coming for people with diabetes

Image copyright Tom Krazit/Gigaom.Medical device maker Dexcom has been showing off iPhone and Apple Watch integration for its implantable diabetes …

Apple Watch

Traveler Captures the Spectacular Beauty of New Zealand on Three-Month Road Trip

16 months ago, photographer, web designer, and blogger Johan Lolos left his native Belgium to fulfill his dream of traveling the world. After spending a year in Australia, Lolos headed southeast to New Zealand, where he recently completed a three-month road trip around the island country. He and …

New Zealand

Greek debt crisis grows as Tsipras rules out bailout extension - live updates

<b>And that’s all for tonight. Just a quick recap:</b><p><b>Greece is considering asking its European partners for a longer bridging loan, to cover its funding needs until the end of August.</b><p>The finance ministry is also considering proposing 10 new reforms at the Eurogroup meeting on Wednesday night.<p>It’s a sign …

Europe

This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life In Cuba

Photographer David LaFevor, an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South.<p>LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The …

Germany Enjoys Record Year for Trade

Exports, Imports and Trade Surplus all Reached All-Time Highs<p>Germany’s exports, imports and trade surplus all reached all-time highs last year, highlighting the unintended effects of the eurozone’s one-size-fits all monetary policy on the region’s mismatched economies.<p>While tepid growth and high …

Economy

Qualcomm fined $975 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators

Chip maker Qualcomm has been fined 6.088 billion yuan ($975 million) by the Chinese government after it was decided the company had violated anti-monopoly laws. Regulators from the country's National Development and Reform Commission reached the decision to fine the American chip maker after more …

Rebels claim to encircle Ukraine troops in Debaltseve

<b>Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine say they have encircled the town of Debaltseve - but Ukraine says its troops are still fighting along a supply road.</b><p>The strategic town is a key railway junction and has been the focus of intense fighting for more than a week.<p>Ukrainian officials said at least nine …

Russia

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Anti-Gay Law In Indonesia's Aceh Province Forces LGBT People Into Hiding

By Gayatri Suroyo and Charlotte Greenfield<p>BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police …

Greece faces early election after PM loses vote on president | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece heads to an early general election next month after parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s nominee for president on Monday, throwing the country into a new period of political turmoil just as it emerges from economic crisis.<p>Greek 10-year bond yields surged to …

South Korean cosmetic surgery clinic staff ‘partied in operating theatre’

South Korean health authorities have said they are investigating a cosmetic surgery clinic in Seoul after photographs emerged online apparently showing medical staff partying in an operating theatre.<p>In one selfie, posted on Instagram, staff in scrubs appeared to stand around a candlelit birthday …

China censors news on Sony hack

Censorship is a part of daily life in China. News articles are erased from online search engines, social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are banned, and CNN is routinely blacked out for Chinese viewers.<p>Instagram was a huge hit in China -- until the government banned it during the Hong Kong …

Russia says NATO pushed Ukraine to give up neutral status

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were realized.<p>An Ukrainian serviceman guards at a checkpoint near the eastern …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom

It might be violently anti-Hollywood, but the repressive North Korean authorities can’t stop Western movies from being smuggled into the Hermit …

Book News: The Future Of The Public Library May Lie In The Coffee Shop

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>For a public library to expect to survive today, it must begin to take crucial cues from coffee shops. At least, that's the key recommendation offered by a much-anticipated report on British public libraries, which is …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Instagram Worth $35 Billion, Facebook Stock $91, Citi Says

Just before its 2012 IPO, Facebook shelled out $1 billion for photo-sharing service Instagram in a move greeted by mixed reviews at best. Two and half years later, the word shrewd barely does justice to Mark Zuckerberg’s coup in snapping up the business.<p>Citigroup estimates Instagram is worth $35 …

Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

Apple was the subject of a recent investigative report by BBC’s Panorama program, which presented as part of its findings various instances where suppliers of the Mac maker violated Apple’s own stated standards for its partners. The breaches reported by the BBC included problems at Pegatron …

The best free documentaries to watch on YouTube

We love documentaries at WIRED and, as this list proves, there are dozens of great ones worthy of your time and attention. To help you in the search …

China to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan

China is to send 700 combat troops to South Sudan in what analysts describe as a significant shift from its stated policy of non-interference in African conflicts.<p>The first Chinese infantry battalion to take part in a UN peacekeeping mission will be equipped with drones, armoured carriers, antitank …

Peru evacuates Amazon village after raid by indigenous tribe

At least 39 people taken to Puerto Maldonado as officials search for motive behind latest bow-and-arrow attack by members of Mashco-Piro tribe<p>Authorities in Peru have sent riverboats to evacuate a remote jungle village after it was raided by an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary …

Kron Gracie Wins MMA Debut with 65-Second Submission in Japan

Following in his father's footsteps, Kron Gracie tested his royal Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree in a pro MMA bout in Japan, where his father, Rickson, forever solidified his name in the sport's lore in the 1990s.<p>Like Rickson did in his first bout in Japan in 1994, Kron scored a first-round …

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Russia debt closer to junk status

Russia's debt has been placed under review for a potential downgrade by Standard & Poor's.<p>The ratings agency said Tuesday the move "stems from what we view as a rapid deterioration of Russia's monetary flexibility and the impact of the weakening economy on its financial system."<p>The ratings agency …

Instagram could be one of the best deals of the last decade

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: PiXXart/Shutterstock<p>The news that Citigroup now thinks Instagram could be worth as much as $35 billion likely caused …

Woman Who Challenged Facebook's Age Limit Dies At 114

Anna Stoehr became an Internet celebrity at age 113, when she owned up to fibbing on her Facebook account so she could join the social network. It was an unpredictable turn of events for Stoehr, who was born before the Wright brothers took their historic first flight. She died Sunday at age …

What It Was Like Watching Television In 2004 Vs. 2014

A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.

TV