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The New Year's Best Hair Trends

The hottest hair trends to try in 2015.<p>The hottest hair trends to try in 2015. Also, check out this updated step-by-step guide to getting perfect waves.

Awkward Home Spaces & How To Decorate Them

Here, we give you Pinterest-found inspiration to solve all your clumsy interior issues.<p>While we're in a constant pursuit of the perfect pad, when reality strikes, we're often left with spaces in our home that simply register as <i>awkward—</i>New Yorkers especially. Your barely-there bedside space? The …

Ebola: Tracking the Outbreak

The Ebola virus outbreak has infected 21,698 people and caused 8,632 deaths in West Africa since March.<p>Ebola has infected over 24,000 people and caused more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa since March 2014. One year later the outbreak has slowed but new cases continue to be reported each week. No …

Belief, bias and Bayes | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Evidence can modify our beliefs, but the impact it has depends upon those beliefs. An 18th century priest has something to say about that, in what could be seen as a mathematical formulation of the scientific method<p>In my last post I dipped my toe into some statistics, to try to explain why the …

Simulations reveal an unusual death for ancient stars

To model the life of a primordial supermassive star, Chen and his colleagues used a one-dimensional stellar evolution code called KEPLER. This code …

Vitamin D in diet might ease effects of age on memory, study suggests

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the meal ticket.<p>A boosted daily dosage of the vitamin over several months helped middle-aged rats navigate a difficult water maze better than their lower-dosed cohorts, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Proceedings …

Trouble with alcohol varies among Hispanics

New research untangles Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban-American subgroups from overall alcohol use data about Hispanics.<p>The study indicates …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

California drought and climate warming: Studies find no clear link

Global warming contributed to extreme heat waves in many parts of the world last year, but cannot be definitively linked to the California drought, according to a report released Monday.<p>The third annual analysis of extreme weather events underscored the continuing difficulty of teasing out the …

Do I Only Use 10% of My Brain?

Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular, increases those children's risk of obesity, at …

'Magic Island' Mysteriously Reappears on Saturn's Moon Titan

Space<p>For years, scientists have puzzled over an anomalous feature in radar imagery of Ligeia Mare, a hydrocarbon-filled lake on the Saturnian moon Titan. A bright, seemingly solid spot appeared out of nowhere in July 2013, in an image from the Cassini orbiter's Synthetic Aperture Radar — but it …

Study reveals new clues to help understand brain stimulation

Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological …

More Details from George & Amal's Wedding Emerge

The happy couple tied the knot Saturday in a sunset ceremony in Venice.<p><b>Update, 9/29, 3:30 PM:</b> More details have emerged about Clooney and Alamuddin's <b>$13 million</b> wedding wedding weekend in Venice:<p>When guests arrived in Venice, they recieved a sweet photo of the duo with a note that read, "We're both …

More US families own cats than stocks

A lot more American families own cats than individual stocks.<p>Despite the sizzling stock market, Americans remain cool to the idea of having direct exposure to the companies benefiting from the economic recovery.<p>According to new stats from the Federal Reserve, just 13.8% of U.S. families held any …

Banks shut branches over Hong Kong protests

<b>Standard Chartered and several other banks have suspended some of their operations in central Hong Kong following mass pro-democracy protests.</b><p>Bank branches that offer over-the-counter services have been closed, as well as ATMs and cash deposit machines in affected areas.<p>Some firms have also advised …

There's An Incredibly Secretive Starbucks At The CIA's Headquarters

Located inside the CIA compound, it is also the most secretive, writes Emily Wax-Thibodeaux at The Washington Post.<p>Here are a few ways the so-called "Stealthy Starbucks" protects the identities of its CIA patrons.<p>"Giving any name at all was making people — you know, the undercover agents — feel …

Wall Street's New Bond King Is Feuding With The Company That Should Be Rating His Firm

But apparently not everyone agrees.<p>The superstar bond manager Gundlach and the mutual-fund rating service, Morningstar, are feuding, according to a Barron's report.<p>Back in July, Morningstar classified Gundlach's $35 billion bond fund, DoubleLine Total Return, as "not ratable."<p>Which is a strange …

Stocks With International Exposure Have Been Underperformers

On Monday, Ford warned that its international results would disappoint.<p>In an investor presentation, Ford said it sees taking a $1.2 billion pre-tax loss in Europe during 2014 due to lower industry volume and deteriorating business conditions in Russia.<p>In 2015, Ford expects to continue losing money …

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

No more wondering to yourself, "Ah, how much more can they take before I pass out?"<p>Instead you might be able to walk into a Walgreens pharmacy for a reportedly painless fingerprick that will draw just a tiny drop of blood, thanks to Elizabeth Holmes, 30, the youngest woman and third-youngest …

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Instagram CEO joins Wal-Mart's board

Wal-Mart has named Instagram co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom to its board of directors to help bring its staggering success online.<p>The move is clearly an effort to try to take on Amazon, the web's number one retailer.<p>Amazon (AMZN) is "teaching the world what's possible," said Wal-Mart CEO Doug …

Street Chic: A Lesson in Blanket Dressing

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Kim and Kanye's Paris Fashion Week Adventures

Doing what lovers do.<p>Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are in Paris, doing what lovers do: sitting in the front rows of the biggest and most exclusive Parisian runway shows, open only to the most revered celebrities and, you know, people who are on reality television. But just what have those two crazy …

Slimane’s Saint Laurent Paris show channels the spirit of YSL at his Bohemian best

Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA<p>Slimane’s Saint Laurent has divided critics, but it has been a commercial hit from the start, and the figures keep …