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Tourism-Dependent Nepal Hit by Earthquake, Hundreds Dead

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed …

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

What do Gywneth Paltrow, Stephen King, and Reese Witherspoon have in common? They are all big fans of the newest thriller dominating bestseller …

Books

Want More Wind And Solar Energy? Invest A Lot More In The Grid

Want to increase the use of green energy and reduce the level of harmful emissions? Invest heavily in the grid to both modernize and expand it, which will accomplish such aims while also building the US economy.<p>That’s the view of energy and utility experts assembled by Public Utilities Fortnightly …

Clean Power Plan

The College Conundrum: Physical Vs. Virtual Face Off

I just spent a day touring colleges with my high-school aged son. I learned a lot about the state of education today… but in some ways more about the coming revolution around the corner.<p>This is my second time doing the college tour tromp, and with and 8 year age difference, enough years had gone by …

This One Tip Will Make Or Break Your Next Trip

It's easy for a lack of planning to result in stress. However, for us, the opposite happened. We had the advantage of traveling during low season; while some sites were closed, most lodging options, and even the roads, were empty.<p>By late December, I still had no travel plan. I was leaving for …

Roads

CIA director: Iran general 'destabilizing' efforts in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Iran's elite Quds Force is contributing to instability in Iraq and complicating the U.S. mission against terrorism …

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.<p><b>With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites</b> …

National Parks

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

The Ocean Spiral, a futuristic concept for a self-sufficient city designed to float in the middle of the ocean, uses the sea to run infrastructure …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

National Parks

The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning

Multitasking is pretty much seen as a necessity in the modern world. The ability to do several things at once – even if it’s something as apparently simple as emailing and talking at the same time – is taken for granted.<p>But the belief that engaging in several tasks at once means we are more …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Chronic Marijuana Users 'Have Lower IQs and Brain Degradation'

Chronic marijuana users have lower IQs than those who do not use the drug and MRI scans show degradation of the brain, researchers have discovered.<p>A …

U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

World<p>The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq, defense officials told NBC News.<p>U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials …

Middle East

Urban Outfitters' Tone-Deaf "Edginess" Isn't Selling Clothes

Urban Outfitters swiftly apologized this morning for selling a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to be decorated with horrific bloodstains. But amid the disgust, one question lingered: <i>why does this keep happening?</i><p>Urban has actively tried to spice up its image after appointing former executive Ted …

Kent State

Scientist who identified Ebola virus calls for 'quasi-military intervention'

The microbiologist who helped identify the Ebola virus in 1976 has urged David Cameron to support a "quasi-military intervention" to stop the current epidemic, which is spreading unchecked in west Africa.<p>Professor Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said …

FBI investigating cadaver donation programs in at least three US states

Authorities are investigating programs in at least three states that collect bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.<p>An FBI official in Detroit confirmed that the bureau is looking at an Oregon research center, and investigators have raided facilities in Michigan …

Obama to Warn of ISIS Threat to US in Prime-Time Speech

White House<p>President Barack Obama will use his prime-time address Wednesday to warn the nation that Islamic militants pose a threat to U.S. national security and that the American people should expect the fight against the terror group will require a longstanding commitment, according to the White …

Melanoma drug described as breakthrough gets FDA nod

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday gave its speedy approval to a treatment for melanoma that was found to shrink tumors by more than 30% in more than a third of patients with advanced cases of the deadly skin cancer.<p>The FDA designated the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab -- to be marketed …

Boston Children's Hospital preps surgeons with custom 3D-printed models

Undoubtedly, 3D printing has taken root in a variety of disciplines, and medicine is no stranger to leveraging its tool kit. At Boston Children's Hospital, surgeons are using printed models to prep for the operating room. "With 3D printing, we're taking a step that allows experienced doctors to …

Laser device detects blood glucose levels without the finger-prick

Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic's life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, …