Vivian Loney

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5 tech myths you hear all the time

Humans are great at creating myths. From Marduk and Zeus to unicorns and mermaids, there's no end to what we can imagine. That's true even with technology.<p>There's old tech advice that no one questions, half-remembered instructions you just keep doing, misunderstood terms and more that you believe …

Iran executes Reyhaneh Jabbari despite global appeals for retrial

Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder by hanging her at dawn on Saturday.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry, the official IRNA …

Teen's quest for Amazon 'medicine' ends in tragedy

Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.<p>"I …

It's OK To Worry About Ebola In NYC. Just Don't Panic. Here's Why.

Ebola arrived in New York City on Thursday, as officials confirmed that a doctor had been diagnosed with the deadly virus. And that led to a scenario that’s become so common during this Ebola outbreak.<p>Public health officials hastily convened an important press conference on Ebola … where they …

Homecoming prince opens fire at school

Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.<p>Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.<p>What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, "came up from …