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In Africa, Ebola Patients Need More Than Medicine

Seventy-five percent of Ebola victims are women. Paul Farmer, the revolutionary doctor, thinks we should reconsider how we treat the virus.<p>The dusty hills around Lima sprout concrete at all angles. There are many words here for the gray delineation of poverty-struck areas: <i>áreas tugurizadas</i> (slum …

How Dust Might Make Drought Worse (or a Bit Better) in California

A love-hate relationship between dust and snow may affect the state's water supply.<p>Most of California's water comes from the snow stored in the Sierra Nevada each winter. In the spring, melting snow helps fill the state's reservoirs for the dry summer. (Read "When the Snows Fail" in <i>National</i> …

Obama vastly expands Pacific reserve

US President Barack Obama has vastly increased marine protection in the Pacific by declaring 1 million square kilometres of ocean part of a giant …

The Week In Drones: Drones Fight Ebola, Iranian Dogfighters, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Unprepared Skies</b><p>The future moves faster than bureaucracy. When the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for the safety of …

Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs Slowly—Then Took Off

An 80-million-year transition was capped with a burst of feathered diversity.<p>Birds evolved from dinosaurs in patchwork fashion over tens of millions of years before finally taking to the skies some 150 million years ago, paleontologists report.<p>Birds are defined by a plethora of traits that are …

Humanity Breaks an Ominous Record

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

Universe

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

Social Media

What Your Bag & Shoes Say About You

This season's accessories are real talkers, but you direct the conversation.<p>Don't get us wrong, <i>BAZAAR</i> is all about finding your own look. But if there's one universal fashion imperative to which we fervently subscribe, it's that every woman needs to invest in a great shoe and a knockout bag. If …

The 10 Trendiest Haircuts For Winter 2017

Go a little shorter ahead of a long winter.<p>You know what they say: when the temperature drops, it's time for a chop. Okay, maybe nobody says that, but the sentiment still holds true. There's no better way to gear up for a new season than with a hair transformation, either big or small. Ahead, 10 of …

Reading Between the Lines

The annual New York Art Book Fair, which runs from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, at MoMA PS1 in Queens, is an extravaganza of visual stimuli. The sheer tonnage of eye candy can be hard to parse, so we asked Printed Matter’s Shannon Michael Cane, who curates the NYABF, to steer us …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Reheating pizza is an important skill, especially since we're talking Italy all week long! So we're re-running this post. Thank us later.</i><p>So you've managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You …

Cast Iron Skillet

All About Enriched Breads ( + How to Make Challah)

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i><i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: Get</i> …

Baking

The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America

Pizza may have its roots in Italy, but by now it is intensely and utterly American. Aside from maybe hamburgers and BBQ, no other food in this country is so intensely regionalized, as evidenced by everything from the deep-dishes and pans of Chicago and Detroit, to the coal fire and clams in New …

P.S. ARTS Puts a New Twist on a Taste of Venice!

"Taste of Venice"... it was the first "official" year that P.S. ARTS would present the event. Originally dubbed Taste of Abbot Kinney, the event was conceived and presented by Inside Out Community Arts for the past several years. Last year, P.S. ARTS took part in the planning of the annual food …

Ice Cream

5 Best 'Bad For You' Cereals

Our entire website and book series is devoted to helping you eat better. But we know, sometimes you just want to cheat, or feel nostalgic, over a bowl of sugary, milky Tony the Tiger-approved flakes, shapes and Ohs. Crack open a box of one of these best "bad for you" brands once in a while …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT, Hybrid Hypercars Compared, New Corvette ZR1: Car News Headlines

The new Mercedes-AMG GT has already been revealed, but to kick off the launch of its latest sports car Mercedes-AMG will offer a limited number of …

Flying bicycle seeks a second wind

If man were meant to fly, he’d have wings – or at minimum a Paravelo: half-bike, half-parasail flying machine that seamlessly melds extreme sports with eco-sensible transportation.<p>The Paravelo is the brainchild of aviation-obsessed inventors John Foden and Yannick Read, the founders of XploreAir, …

Weird

Is The Alibaba Trademark Worth A $25B IPO?

Not only is this the biggest IPO ever to come down the road, it’s a company with one of the most enigmatic names on the market. Do you love the mark “Alibaba” or hate it?<p>The published stories say that Alibaba’s famous founder, Jack Ma, chose the name because of the story of “Alibaba and the Forty …

Goldman Bans Employee Stock Trading Following "This American Life" Broadcast

Investment bankers will no longer be able to trade individual stock and bonds.<p>Following a blockbuster report by <i>ProPublica</i> and <i>This American Life</i> alleging that the New York branch of the Federal Reserve, which supervises many of the largest banks, was meek, lackadaisical, and captured by the banks it …

Kinder Morgan

Comcast is trying to fix its customer service problems (again)

After years of customer service complaints, Comcast said Friday it is appointing a new executive to fix the problem.<p>In general, cable companies have …

Venezuela takes over plants left by U.S. firm Clorox | Reuters

VALLES DEL TUY Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela announced on Friday the “temporary” takeover of two plants belonging to U.S. cleaning products maker Clorox Co which has left the country because of difficult economic conditions.<p>Clorox workers attend a gathering at the company headquarters in Valles …

Ride-sharing companies accused of misleading customers on safety

Since its early days as a taxi alternative for Northern California bar-hoppers, the ride-sharing industry, now worth billions of dollars, has prompted demands for stricter government control from public officials and competing cab companies.<p>More regulatory pushback came this week, when the district …

San Francisco

Here's How Much Access Facebook Employees Have to Your Account

<i>Answer by Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, on Quora.</i><p>I’m Facebook’s Chief Security Officer and I oversee data security at the …

Microsoft Brings MSN Back By Shifting Windows Phone’s Bing Apps To A New, Old Moniker

Microsoft, in an effort to bring MSN back to mainstream prominence, is shifting its Bing-labeled Windows Phone and Windows apps under that brand’s aegis.<p>You are forgiven if you forgot that MSN is still a thing, or that a number of Windows Phone and Windows apps that have little to do with search …