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Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels

Scientists have gotten close to pinning down the origin of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a dangerous respiratory disease that emerged in Saudi Arabia 17 months ago.<p>It turns out the MERS virus has been circulating in Arabian camels for more than two decades, scientists report in a study …

The Walk Distracts You From Your Exercise With A Secret Agent Story

Are you tired of running from zombies, but looking for another way to distract yourself from boring yet obviously beneficial exercise?<p>The Walk–developed jointly by the UK’s National Health Service and Department of Health–has you walking the length of the UK while listening to an original story in …

Windows designer moves to new Microsoft job

Larson-Green, who oversaw the design of Windows 7 and its less popular successor Windows 8, was promoted to run Microsoft's Devices and Studios group as part of former chief executive Steve Ballmer's sweeping reorganization of the company last July.<p>However, when Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia's …

Software

U.S. economic performance goes from bad to worse in January - Capitol Report - MarketWatch

Looking for some good economic news today? Then you’ve come to the wrong blog.<p>Data released Monday morning signaled that an underperforming U.S. …

Gold logs highest settlement in nearly 4 months

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures on Monday logged their highest close in almost four months as a recent string of spotty economic data kept …

Stock Markets

From bathrooms to museums: odd sets for Oscar statuettes | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The most valuable piece of hardware in Hollywood is the 13-and-a-half-inch (34-cm) golden Oscar statuette, so it is no surprise recipients of the top film honors keep theirs in a variety of safe spots.<p>Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for “Howards End” and “Sense and …

Here's Another Mind-Blowing Pixar Theory, This One From 'Toy Story 2'

Pixar<p>Jon Negroni isn't done with his Pixar theories. As it turns out, Andy, the boy Woody and Buzz Lightyear belong to in the "Toy Story" movies, has a surprising family history.<p>Remember last summer, when Pixar superfan Negroni wrote up his incredibly comprehensive report linking all of the …