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Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorism

A chilling warning that tens of millions of people could be killed by bio-terrorism was delivered at the Munich security conference by the world’s richest man, Bill Gates<p>Gates, who has spent much of the last 20 years funding a global health campaign, said: “We ignore the link between health …

Bill Gates

6 Ridiculously Italian Things You Need To Do At Least Once

Oh, Italy — the birthplace of delicious, guilt-inducing carbs and sculpted naked statues. You simply can’t visit the boot-shaped country without …

Juno mission: Everything you need to know about Nasa's daring mission to enter Jupiter's orbit

After an epic five-year journey, today's the day the US space agency's Juno probe nears Jupiter before its perilous attempt to go into orbit.<p>Here's everything you need to know about the mission:<p>What is the Juno mission for?<p>Scientists are trying to solve the mystery of what lies beneath the swirling …

CES 2016: Why It Matters

It's about small advances and larger trends<p>The Consumer Electronics Show—better known as CES—consistently gathers the most influential technology companies from around the world. Sure, American brands like Google and Apple and Microsoft have almost no presence at the show, opting instead to host …

Americans to be compensated for Iran hostage crisis after 34 years

The 38 survivors of the 1979 Tehran siege are finally receiving compensation from the US government<p>Americans who were held during the Iran hostage crisis are to receive $4.4 million (£2.95m) in compensation for their ordeal, after decades of legal battles.<p>The 38 survivors of the stand-off, which …

Judge Dismisses Android-Switching iMessage Lawsuit Against Apple

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has dismissed [PDF] a lawsuit against Apple over a long-standing issue that prevented some former iPhone owners who switched to Android smartphones from receiving text messages from other iOS users, as reported by <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>Koh originally ruled against granting …

Class Action

High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, outside London – have already used the …

Cancer

Supreme Court case pits privacy rights against Internet data brokers

The Supreme Court is set to hear a clash between privacy laws that protect American consumers and the desire of online data providers to avoid potentially crippling lawsuits if they post inaccurate information on the Web.<p>On Monday the justices will take up the case of Thomas Robins, a Virginia man …

Class Action

At least 131 people were killed in a Guatemala landslide and hundreds are still missing

"Unfortunately, a new count shows that there are 131 confirmed dead and recovered," and still about 300 people missing and unaccounted for, said volunteer fire brigade spokesman Julio Sanchez.<p>He told reporters that several young children, including newborn babies, were among the dead in Santa …

Natural Disasters

The Story Behind Steve McCurry’s Iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ Photo

Want to hear the story of how the iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo was shot? NPR’s <i>All Things Considered</i> interviewed renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry to …

Photographer Chronicles Struggle With Depression Through Enchanting Self-Portaits

Illuminating the vulnerabilities of what it means to be human, no matter how unflattering.<p>It's hard to put the experience of depression into words -- the anxiety, the shame, the fragility, the loneliness. Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie described her experience in visceral terms: "My crying puzzles …

Mental Health

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.<p>The justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years …

LGBTQI

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems to be hitting a brick wall. More and more of the orthodox chemotherapy drugs have very small effects, buying people with the advanced disease a few …

Cancer

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Fly Through Deep Space in This Hubble Simulation

Hubble

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

E.coli

Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

Researchers in China have found that a compound in hops could help fight off degenerative brain diseases<p>As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs.<p>However, scientists in China have found that …

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Temporal

Inhabitat's Week in Green: hydroelectric house, human hamster wheel and a saltwater-powered car

Salt water covers the vast majority of the Earth's surface, making it one of the most abundant and under-appreciated resources on the planet. Taking advantage of this resource, Nanoflowcell has developed the world's first saltwater-powered electric car! The vehicle, known as the Quant …