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The planet’s deadliest infectious diseases, by country

Tuberculosis and AIDS aren’t trending on Twitter like Ebola, but perhaps they should be<p>Simran Khosla<p>November 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>The worst Ebola outbreak in history has killed nearly 5,000 people and infected more than 10,000 in West Africa. In places …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Nutrition

Here's How One New College Grad Made $66,000 In One Month--Without A Full-Time Job

After his junior year at Brigham Young University, Nick Walter, now 25, landed a great summer internship in the Seattle office of Pariveda Solutions, a Dallas-based tech consulting firm. Though he enjoyed the work and liked his clients and colleagues, he felt stifled. Used to jeans and t-shirts, he …

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after pioneering surgery

Medical team regrow cells of patient’s severed spine in breakthrough that offers hope to millions with disability<p>A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord …

Life in the Great Barrier Reef

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Jürgen Freund on …

What Makes A LinkedIn Profile Great?

<i>Answer by Aaron Clayton-Dunn, entrepreneur and musician, on Quora</i><p>I work at a startup, and we’re building out our engineering staff. In order to find our application engineer last spring, I spent weeks scouring LinkedIn. Having read thousands of profiles, I figure I’ll summarize what makes a profile …

New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

The freedom to hold computers in our hands, pop wireless headphones in our ears and pilot drones through our backyards is all brought to us by batteries -- especially rechargeable lithium ion batteries. The portable powerhouses are a critical component of our march toward tech mobility, yet most …

Clean Energy

Finding a Video Poker Bug Made These Guys Rich—Then Vegas Made Them Pay

Michael Friberg<p><b>John Kane was on a hell of a winning streak.</b> On July 3, 2009, he walked alone into the high-limit room at the Silverton Casino in Las …

44 Facts Defining the Future of Customer Engagement

Imagine having a single view of every customer interaction with your business at your fingertips. From the time they walk into your stores or office, visit your website, tweet about your products, or reach out to your call center for help- all of these interactions would be available in a single …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty<p>Stevie Wonder … working it out.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/30/1412093753964/9c55ee5b-6602-456e-bbf5-1152cd95baf2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns/Getty<p>Stevie Wonder … working it …

Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

Manhattan's Central Park is surrounded by one of the densest cities on the planet. It's green enough, yet hardly the first place most people would think of as biologically rich.<p>I think soil biodiversity is like the stars beneath our feet. There is so much going on.<p>But a team of scientists got a big …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

How to Stop a Rumor Online (Before the Rumor Becomes a Lie)

A new site tracks the way bad information spreads—in (nearly) real time.<p>Did you hear the thing about the Florida woman who implanted a third breast in order to be "unattractive to men"? The one who is filming "her daily life in Tampa to show the struggles she faces because of her surgery"?<p>She …

BitTorrent talks Thom Yorke: 'Major labels have given up on selling music'

Matt Mason on Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes: ‘People misunderstand BitTorrent and think it’s something just for piracy’

The first GIF Keyboard made for iOS 8 has landed courtesy of Riffsy, and it’s free

Although dozens of custom keyboards have been launching left and right just in time for iOS 8, most of them have stayed rather traditional. Yes, there’s new features here and there that are firsts for iOS like the ability to swipe to type using Swype and SwiftKey, but these are still just keyboards …

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

<b>News:</b> a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on …

7 Free Ways for Boosting Your Social Media Engagement

Did you know that there are over 1.82 billion social network users worldwide? That number is expected to increase to approximately 2.33 by 2017. Needless to say, being active on social media is an essential part of your marketing plan. But, how can you reach your audience more effectively than your …

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

MacTrast Deals: Learn Swift – Apple’s New iOS Programming Language

- Sep 16, 2014<p>Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, iOS 8 will soon hit the streets, and here’s your chance to learn how to develop …

Five Entrepreneurs Inspiring Today's College Students

Entrepreneurship. Side Hustle. Lifestyle Business. Walk onto any college campus or talk to anyone in business under age 30, and those are the buzzwords that you’ll hear. While there is evidence that entrepreneurship among millennials is decreasing, many college students and recent grads are …

How To Handle Prospects Who Say They're Happy With Current Suppliers

As anyone in sales knows, the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. And no response to a sales pitch is more indifferent than “That’s nice, but we’re happy with our current supplier.” This arctic blast of apathy causes even veteran salespeople to freeze, but take heart. Here are 10 ways …

Gamification In Everything: The Range And When And Why It's So Effective

“Gamification” uses characteristics like challenges, rewards, competitions, and moving to the next level based on performance skills or luck, in non-game contexts. It’s often accompanied by progress tracking metrics. The objectives are to engage users and change their behaviors in ways brands and …

Good Grapes: Four Delicious Wines To Try Now

It has been a busy month at the tasting table with a set of lovely biodynamic Italian wines and a surprising dark horse for a mere $7 a bottle. In between I also enjoyed a wine from a father and son team cultivating grapes in Napa and Bordeaux as well as a wine with a medieval history.<p><b>2012</b> …

HCA or Hydroxycitric Acid: Extract from Dried Fruit

Originally a traditional Indian folk remedy for joint and stomach problems, HCA is a salt made from the rind of dried fruit. Today the usual source is brindal berry, or Garcinia cambodia, a plant native to Southeast Asia. There is some research showing that HCA works to reduce the absorption and …

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …

Want Your Crops To Survive Extreme Heat and Drought? Add Fungus

The future of agriculture may be plant-fungus symbiosis, writes Issie Lapowsky for WIRED<p>The global population continues to grow, and climate change is already tangibly reducing food harvests. Can agriculture adapt to be both more productive and more resilient?<p>One answer to that question may be "add …