Mehdi Karim

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A Mysterious Virus Is Infecting Children All Over The US

The virus is sweeping the Midwest and has also hit Colorado and some states in the South.<p>CNN reports that one Kansas City hospital has seen up to 30 children a day come in for treatment for the virus, which is similar to a cold, but with worse symptoms. About 15% of those children are placed in …

CIA 'tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths'

Exclusive: As the US Senate prepares to release a report documenting US torture programme after 9/11, Telegraph reveals new details about the scope of CIA excesses<p>The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions …

Here’s a purported iPhone 6 in action — plus, more iWatch details (videos)

With only a few days to go until Apple finally unveils its next-generation iPhone, it was only a matter of time until someone gave us an early glimpse at the final device actually turned on and working.<p>And of course, the leak comes from China. A Weibo forum user today uploaded several photos and a …

10 Surprising Uses For Dryer Sheets, Aspirin, & More

Photo: Courtesy of <b>Anna Sudit</b>.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on April 15.</i><p>We’re not quite sure where our compulsion to get down to cleaning …

Five Best Sites to Buy Cheap Textbooks

If you're headed back to campus this semester, your syllabus probably has a list of expensive books to buy. You can make your dollars stretch a …

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How casinos get you to spend more money

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the science of slot machines, the secret behind BuzzFeed and the origin of laughter… and tears.<p>Why we procrastinate<br>Alisa Opar | Nautilus | 14 August 2014<br>We see our future selves as other people, as not-quite-us. This disconnect that we feel …

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Why animals can’t resist touchscreen technology

Whether it’s apes, bears or penguins, animals can’t enough of touchscreens, says Jason G Goldman, and it’s revealing intriguing things about their behaviour.<p>Esme, Molly, Quinn, and Emily live together in Austria. Their favourite foods are mushrooms, sweetcorn, and strawberries, and their hobbies …

The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …