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Procedure to create babies with three people's DNA could be legalised in April

Government to press ahead with regulations on mitochondrial transfer after public consultation, but several hurdles remain<p>Britain's fertility regulator could allow doctors to create the first babies to have three people's DNA from next April after the government pressed ahead with plans to legalise …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Google may win the contract to turn NYC pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots

New York City has over 9,000 public pay phones that are slowly decaying. So it’s little wonder that the city wants to find a new purpose for these ubiquitous devices.<p>The plan so far, is to get a private company to step in and turn the entire fleet of pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots.<p>Free? Yup, …

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal sentence

Peter Greste, who was handed a seven-year jail term for defaming Egypt, will appeal<p>Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.<p>Greste and two Al-Jazeera colleagues - …

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Photographer Turns Her Spam Emails into Imagined Portraits of the Imaginary Senders

What do you do when you get spam emails from imaginary people that try to separate you from your hard-earned money? If the email is lucky enough to …

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

This Week In Netflix And Streaming: ‘All Cheerleaders Must Die’, ‘Transcendence’

Welcome to the Streaming Column, a column that involves advice on what to stream, helpful dog training techniques, and of course all the jokes and references to people’s moms you’ve come to love and expect! This week, I’m going to have to pull out a bunch of my writer tricks including (but not …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

Pictures of the Week 7.24.14

Facebook's Oculus teaming with Samsung for mobile virtual reality push

The company is working with one of the world's largest smartphone makers in an effort to push VR beyond desktop computers and consoles.<p>Oculus VR made its name building high-end virtual reality headsets for the living room, but it's leaving mobile to the other guys.<p>The virtual reality pioneer, which …

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Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

The 5 Most Hipster Neighborhoods on Earth

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p>While we'd all love to think America has cornered the market on pretentious affectations and aloof behavior, the sad truth is that hipsters are by no means a domestic anomaly -- quite the opposite, in fact. From Singapore to Stockholm, whole neighborhoods have been overrun with …

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John Kerry 'wanded' by security guards at Egypt's presidential palace

Incident raises suspicion that US secretary of state was purposefully humiliated, weeks after 'snubbing' over al-Jazeera journalists<p>John Kerry has spent much of this week shuttling between Middle Eastern capitals, trying to get Hamas and Israel to put down their guns. For his efforts, Kerry …

Jay Rockefeller Wants to Revolutionize How You Watch TV

Sen. Jay Rock­e­feller is get­ting ready to settle in­to re­tire­ment. But be­fore he does, he’d like to upend the en­tire tele­vi­sion …

The Horrifying Story Of What Is Happening To Former US Interpreters In Afghanistan

The series says 80% of Afghans who formerly interpreted for U.S. troops are unable to acquire a visa to come to the United States. It details their life-threatening concerns in Afghanistan.<p>"Interpreters have become a very big target of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda," Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois.) …

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OS X Yosemite Beta: First Impressions, Installation Tips, Known Issues, and Bug Fixes

Today marked the first day of Apple's public beta testing program for OS X Yosemite, letting thousands of non-developers download the software for the first time. With so many new users, new issues and bugs in the beta are coming to light and being catalogued in our Yosemite forum.<p>We've pulled out …

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.<p>Dr. Lee Silverman, a psychiatrist, was grazed in the temple during the …

Erick Erickson agrees: The “homosexual movement is … destroying America”

The Fox News yakker and Red State steward remains one of the most defiantly bigoted media personalities out there<p>Fox News talking head and Red State editor Erick Erickson has a long history of being a rank homophobe, but rarely is he quite so unabashed about it as he was on Wednesday, when he …

The Fabulous Life Of Sir Jony Ive, The Genius Behind Apple's Design

Ive has worked at Apple for 22 years. In that time he has received countless awards and accolades for his ingenuity and commitment to Apple's minimalist design aesthetic.<p>He has also become quite famous. The London native is frequently spotted at clubs and lives in California, near Apple's …

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26 Pillow Projects That are Cozy, Comfortable, and Easy to Make

There are three easy ways to customize a throw pillow, and all you need is a tapestry needle and yarn. Buy a few affordable wide-weave cushions and trick them out simply by working yarn right into the weave with a tapestry needle, making bows, stripes, or tassels.

Pedestal Dishes

It's not just cake that deserves to be put on a pedestal. Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can build footed dishes in various styles that rise to many different occasions.<p>To create a whimsical granny-chic pedestal stand, glue a tchotchke to a gold-trimmed or floral-patterned …

A Positive Example of the Internet Comforting a Grieving Stranger

A bereaved parent turned to Reddit for comfort. Reddit, in return, proved that online condolences can be more substantial than just "likes."<p>Yesterday a parent posted this photo (right) on Reddit with a request:<p>"My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital. Since …

The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

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The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …