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See Images of Indians Trying to Cope With the Country's Deadly Heat Wave

More than 1,800 people have died as a severe heat wave persists across India.<p>The southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh has been the worst affected, …

World soccer rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

By Mike Collett, Brian Homewood and Nate Raymond<p>ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as …

USAF chooses 747-8 as next Air Force One

The US Air Force on 28 January announced Boeing’s four-engined 747-8 Intercontinental airliner will serve as the next Air Force One, besting the …

In Sierra Leone, Religion Major Player in Ebola Fight

Ebola cases are continuing their downward trend in Sierra Leone. The progress is attributed in part to religious leaders who have helped by educating …

Air Force Gets X-37B Space Plane Ready for Its Next Mystery Mission

The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane will head to orbit this week for the fourth time.<p>The unmanned X-37B spacecraft is scheduled to launch Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. ET atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The liftoff will begin the …

Space Exploration

Google's First Apple Watch App Isn't the One We Wanted

A few weeks after the Apple Watch's launch, Google has outed its first compatible app. That's the good news. The bad, or at least the significantly …

7 Apple Watch Apps You'll Actually Want to Use Today

The Apple Watch is set to ship today, and assuming you’re one of the lucky buyers actually getting their new wearable sometime soon, you’re probably …

Apple Bans Fart Apps From the Apple Watch

Apple is pitching the Apple Watch as a time-saver, a fitness companion and a stylish fashion accessory. But it could also be a pretty great office …

Why Modern-Day Slavery Is A Drag On The Economy And Environment

For most Americans, the word "slavery" conjures up images of the distant past - a land of cotton, plantations, and blue and grey coats. It seems like …

The story that went viral: Are the media scaremongering on Ebola?

I was watching CNN the other day and unless I missed something during a bathroom break, the network did not come off the Ebola story for a single minute.<p>The chatter in the business is that CNN’s coverage has reached Malaysian plane levels. But in fairness, the other networks aren’t that far …

We landed twice: Philae comet probe may have bounced after harpoon failure

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency said Wednesday.<p>It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet -- but there was a hitch.<p>Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to …

The Dramatic Moments Leading Up to the Rocket Explosion

A rocket heading to NASA's International Space Station failed almost immediately after its launch and led to a fiery explosion within seconds.<p>Orbital …

Will The Fitbit Surge Kill The Apple Watch?

Is Fitbit’s Surge a major threat to Apple’s upcoming Watch?<p><b>Fitbit</b>, the top fitness band maker in the world, could finally launch its first …

Don't expect Fitbit to integrate with Apple HealthKit anytime soon

The wearable device maker is still keeping Apple and its health data platform at arm's length, particularly after the iPhone maker cut the cord on their retail relationship.<p>Fitbit, a leading maker of wearable activity trackers that count steps and track sleep, isn't saying much about its ongoing …

Apple Watch Is All About Behavior Design, Which Apps Will Get It Right?

“Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Flint Center last month. He went on to bullet the much-anticipated wearable as “an extremely precise and customizable timepiece… an intimate way to connect and communicate… [and] a comprehensive health and …

NJ nurse quarantined under Ebola watch cleared by CDC to go home

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration on Monday said a health care worker quarantined under an Ebola watch after she returned from Sierra Leone -- and who threatened a lawsuit -- has been cleared to go home.<p>The state Department of Health said the patient, Kaci Hickox, has been …

The World's Wealthiest Terrorists

ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday.<p>The Islamic State makes about $1 million a day from sales of oil it has seized at war. It has generated $20 million this year alone in ransom. And it has taken untold sums …

Teen gaming addicts may wind up physically healthier as young adults

Teens who play video/computer games 21 hours a week or more may be physically healthier and less prone to obesity as young adults than peers who …

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola; health officials seek out those in contact

Health and New York City officials were trying Friday morning to follow the trail of a young emergency room doctor who traveled about the city for three days before being hospitalized for the Ebola virus.<p>The doctor, Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders who had been working in Guinea, …

Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'

A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not …

The groundbreaking mind-controlled BIONIC ARM that plugs into the body and has given wearers back their sense of touch

• <b>Igor Spetic, 48, first to be fitted with radical prosthetic</b>• <b><br>Interfaces directly with the skeleton and brain</b>• <b><br>Spetic was aware of arm hairs rising when a</b> …

Prosthetics