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Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom

Personal injury cases are prime targets for manipulation and conjecture. How do you show that someone who’s been in a car accident can’t do their job properly, and deserves thousands of dollars in compensation? Till now lawyers have relied on doctors to observe someone for half an hour or so and …

Scientists Discover Why Mosquitos Love Human Blood

Scientists have discovered the reason that mosquitos switched from feeding on animals to humans: the smell of a chemical vapor on human skin.<p>The …

In the name of accuracy, Google retools its Flu Trends model

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: CDC<p>Google has developed a new model for its Flu Trends tool that attempts to predict the intensity of flu season …

Starry-eyed in Chile’s Atacama Desert

If you are fascinated by the thought of faraway galaxies, make sure you visit the driest desert in the world – Chile’s Atacama Desert. A rare set of factors in this arid lunar landscape – very little rainfall, crystal-clear skies, high altitudes of 2410 to 4270m and low-to-zero light pollution – …

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National Geographic Travel

By helping doctors see the cost of care, Strata can help cut those costs dramatically

The ground is moving beneath the nation’s hospitals, and many are struggling to keep their feet.<p>With Obamacare, the government is beginning to pay health providers a set fee for keeping whole populations of people healthy. Commercial insurers are following suit. The days of providing more services …

8 incredible lakes around the world

Whether they're encircled by mountains or slicing through wild landscapes, these amazing lakes will steal your breath away...<p>Lake Maligne, …

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p><b>Here are five travel factoids to help prove it:</b><p><b>Bogged down:</b> Every August, competitors in the World Bog Snorkeling Championship flipper their way to glory in a water-filled trench cut into a peat bog outside the tiny Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells.<p><b>S</b><b>till around:</b> Chugging …

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National Geographic Travel

The 15 cutest villages in ski resorts

<b>Courmayeur</b><p><b>courmayeur.it</b><p><b>Where is it?</b> Aosta Valley, Italy <b><br>Why go?</b> Top shopping and dining, great off piste <b><br>Resort</b> 1225m <b><br>Slopes</b> 1210m to 2755m <b><br>Lifts</b> 18 <b><br>Pistes</b> 36km <b><br>Six-day lift pass</b> €227<p>Courmayeur is great for a weekend away. It offers a compelling combination of charming village, fantastic views of Mont …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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