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June 2015

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

More Than 40 Percent of Bee Hives Died in Past Year: Study

More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.<p>Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1 percent of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey …

House passes bill to end bulk collection of US phone records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted by a wide margin Wednesday to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records and replace it with a system to search the data held by telephone companies on a case-by-case basis.<p>The 338-to-88 vote set the stage for a Senate showdown …

Uncovering environmental problems could get you a year in a Wyoming jail

Is a new statute a harmless trespassing measure, or a way to keep scientists' noses away from malfeasance?<p>Citizen scientists are playing an increasingly important role in experiments, but there may be a place where certain experiments are less than welcome: Wyoming.<p>A new law passed earlier this …

Uber steals head of the country's biggest tech lobby from Google

You can buy a lot of influence with your billions<p>Google has quietly amassed a massive presence in Washington, DC recently passing telecom giants like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon in terms of their annual spending on lobbying. But today <i>Recode</i> reported that Rachel Whetstone, the veteran head of …

The Latest in Madison: At least 25 arrested during protest

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 4:50 p.m.<p>Police arrested more than two dozen people in Wisconsin's capital during a protest over a prosecutor's decision not to …

Justice

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings.<p>We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or the aptly namedSick Building Syndrome. But can they also make us healthier? Scientists are trying …

Built Environment

Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres variety show ordered by NBC

NBC is teaming with Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres for a variety show that will showcase young talent called <i>Little Big Shots</i>.<p>Hosted by Harvey, the …

Where Is the Revenue in Online News?

News Corp., the pale shadow of the company (most of which is now Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.) that is home to Rupert Murdoch's legacy print …

Kauaʻi with kids: top family activities on the Garden Isle

Lonely Planet writer Andy Murdock takes his kids to the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi for some outdoor adventures. After playing botanist in Limahuli Garden, taking a dip in the azure waters of Hanalei Bay and contemplating the sheer cliffs of the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific', he discovers he might …

Family Time: 5 Cool Places to Sleep

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. No matter who you’re traveling with, here are five intriguing and unusual places to lay your head that are bound to please everyone in your brood.<p>> Glass Igloos<p><b>Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland)</b><p>No night-lights or tech toys …

The NSA named one of its top-secret programs Skynet

Skynet is real. Well, kinda. According to the latest report from Glenn Greenwald's site <i>The Intercept</i>, the NSA has (or had) a secret program called Skynet. Unlike the <i>Terminator</i> version, which was a computer system that went rogue and attempted to annihilate humanity, the NSA's Skynet uses metadata …

Surveillance

Associated Press News

Wall Street banks see Fed on track to raise rates in September: Reuters poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s top banks expect the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates in September, with two rate hikes before the end of the year, after a U.S. jobs report on Friday showed signs of underlying strength in the economy.<p>A detail from the front of the United States …

Iraqi inmates stage bloody prison breakout

Inmates of an Iraqi prison outside Baghdad mounted a bloody escape Friday, officials said, leaving behind more than 30 dead prisoners and police in what Islamic State militants claimed was a coordinated operation.<p>The convicts in Al-Khalis prison, about 33 miles northeast of the Iraqi capital city, …

The hidden psychology of voting

Votes are cast based on rational decisions, right? Not necessarily – we may not be as in control of our preferences as we like to think, writes Zaria Gorvett.<p>It hits the moment you board the train – that unmistakeable tang of stale urine. You take a seat. The passenger opposite sneezes across the …

Cars, Pedestrians, and the Struggle for the Future of Downtowns

Plus: how much is any discussion of “downtown” a coded talk about race?<p>Today Deb Fallows has a new item on the improbable tale of Eliza Tibbets, a 19th-century suffragist/spiritualist who is as responsible as anyone else in America for the creation of the West Coast citrus industry. You’ll see what …

Urban Design

American doctor declared free of Ebola finds the virus in his eye months later

<b>(CNN) —</b> American doctor Ian Crozier was treated for Ebola in Atlanta last year and declared free of the virus in his blood. But he had no way of knowing it still lurked in his eye.<p>At the time, his eyes were the least of his worries.<p>"There were lots of things sort of higher on the food chain," he …

Disease

The yearbook photos of 13 famous titans of tech

From Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, we've collected some of the most hilarious, awkward, and (sometimes) suave yearbook photos of some of the world's most famous leaders in tech.

Silicon Valley

Looking at the future of mobile gaming with Samsung's new Gear VR

If you just got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or its curvier sibling, the S6 Edge) and you happen to be a fan of VR, well good news: the latest Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 is now officially on sale. It's still in limited rollout but it should be in your local Best Buy starting today for around $199, …

Virtual Reality

FDA not aware of listeria at Blue Bell plant before outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say they were never told of repeated findings of listeria at a Blue Bell Creameries facility before an …

Public Health

Ana becomes tropical storm as it nears the East Coast

Beachgoers were warned away, emergency officials kept a watchful eye and at least one graduation ceremony was forced indoors as Tropical Storm Ana plodded toward the Carolinas on Saturday in an early heaping of rough weather weeks ahead of the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.<p>Ana was …

50,000 people flee Burundi amid violent protests

Police on the streets of Burundi’s capital have clashed with protesters opposing the president’s bid to seek a third term in office.<p>Two weeks ago, the ruling party announced President Pierre Nkurunziza would stand for a June election.<p>Since then, at least 13 people have died in protests.<p>“The police …

Bodies of diplomats killed in Pakistan crash reach capital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The bodies of several foreign dignitaries killed in a Pakistani helicopter crash, including ambassadors from the Philippines and …

Pakistan