Matthew Skinner

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A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics

She won’t be the last.<p>Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist …

Microbiology

US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic

A woman in Nevada has been killed by a superbug that proved resistant to every antibiotic available in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said.<p>The woman’s condition was deemed incurable, and 26 different antibiotics were tested in vain before she died in September.<p>She …

Caregiver gets Zika from man who died in medical mystery

Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.<p>Exactly how the disease was transmitted is still a mystery, though the person has since recovered.<p>More on this...<p>The …

CDC: Have a great summer. But make sure your public pool isn’t a health hazard.

Ah, summer. A time when young and old alike flock to the local pool or splash park for relief from the heat.<p>That is, unless the particular public pool, hot tub or water playground you flock to is among the thousands that are forced to close each year because of serious health and safety violations, …

WHO: More than 48 Ebola contacts missing in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of people linked to the most recent cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone are still missing, the World Health …

Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sex; CDC urges condom use

Dallas health officials said Tuesday that a local resident was infected with the Zika virus by having sex with a person who had contracted the disease while traveling in Venezuela.<p><i>[Zika and sex: Seven key things you need to know about the case in Dallas]</i><p>The case adds a troubling new dimension to a …

Public Health

Scary questions in Ukraine energy grid hack

American investigators are traveling to Ukraine to investigate a recent electricity blackout -- perhaps the first major act of cyberwar on a civilian population.<p>Ukraine's top law enforcement agency, the SBU, has publicly claimed this was a cyberattack by Russia, part of its ongoing war over the …

Microsoft bundles 1TB Xbox One with 'Tom Clancy's The Division'

Maybe you've been holding out on getting an Xbox One all this time because your subconscious has been waiting for this bundle. Whatever your reason is, this package is worth checking out if you've been looking to get both a 1TB version of the console and <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> when it finally …

Tom Clancy

Water crisis in Flint, Michigan, draws federal investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lorna Hunter has lived in Flint, Michigan, for the better part of 60 years, but recently things have changed. "You feel like sitting ducks here," said Hunter, a co-owner of the West Flint Flower Shop.<p>She's not referring to the threat of guns or terrorists: Flint residents are afraid of …

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

SEATTLE (AP) — Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has …

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS (AP) — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts' warnings …

Owlet, The Smart Baby Sock, Is Already Saving Lives

Owlet, a Hardware Battlefield darling, announced that they are going out of beta this weekend and will be available to new parents who want to make sure their wee ones are breathing at night. The announcement comes in conjunction with actual testimonials from parents who feel that Owlet saved their …

Dog-walking Drones, Flux Capacitors and Maybe Nikes: Back to the Future Day is Here

What did they get right and wrong about 2015?<p>One of the most sensational aspects of 1989's <i>Back to the Future II</i> was its depiction of the year 2015. …

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Robots

Man dies suddenly after becoming 'agitated' on flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are investigating the sudden death of a man on a flight from Portugal to Ireland and have arrested a woman allegedly found with amphetamine on the same flight.<p>It is unclear if the two incidents are connected.<p>Ireland's national police, An Garda Siochana, said a 25-year-old man had …

Facebook will now tell you if GCHQ is spying on you

Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos has announced that the social network will now inform users if it believes their account has been …

Roger Ballen’s New Book Probes Into the Darkest Corners of the Human Mind

The manifold works of Johannesburg-based photographer Roger Ballen are, in the eyes of writer Didi Bozzini, intertwined by an endless thread by which …

Books

Space anomaly gets extraterrestrial intelligence experts' attention

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute has its eyes -- and soon possibly one of the United States' premier telescopes -- focused on an anomaly that some astronomers can't quite explain.<p>Users on the online astronomy crowdsourcing interface Planet Hunters discovered a peculiar …

Northern California

Scottish nurse who recovered from Ebola critically ill

LONDON — A nurse being treated for complications of a previous Ebola infection is now critically ill after her condition deteriorated, the hospital treating her said Wednesday.<p>Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was flown from Glasgow, Scotland, in a military aircraft early Friday to the isolation unit at the …

Aggressive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases found in California

Unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases have been found in many parts of California, including Los Angeles and Orange counties, health officials warn.<p>The two invasive species of mosquitoes spotted in California — the Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquito — can transmit infectious …

Supplements Cause More Than 23,000 ER Visits a Year

More Americans are taking dietary supplements, and many are going to the emergency department as a result, according to a new study published by …

Tamir Rice shooting was 'reasonable,' two experts conclude

<b>(CNN) —</b> The police shooting death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy with a pellet gun was reasonable, two experts say in reports prepared for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.<p>Tamir Rice was killed by an officer in training outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014. The shooting sparked …

Alliance’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, makes comment after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets conducting airstrikes in Syria<p>Nato is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend against threats on its southern flank, the head of the alliance has said following violations of Turkish …

Middle East

The Pentagon Says That North Korea Is Capable of a Nuclear Strike on the U.S.

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US experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium — and U.S. lawmakers say Obama …

'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested, accused of choking girlfriend

<b>(CNN) —</b> Actor Nicholas Brendon, known for roles in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Criminal Minds," was arrested Wednesday in Saratoga Springs, New York.<p>Brendon was charged with robbery, two counts of criminal mischief and obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.<p>It was his fourth arrest …

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series of dangerous bugs earlier this year. Several of the bugs discovered by the security researchers pose a danger to every active Android device out there.<p>The two …

Android News