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Physicians Develop An App To Help Prosecute Rapists In The Congo

A medical app could help provide evidence during rape trials. But could it work in a system where police are sometimes the perpetrators?<p>Last month, actress Angelina Jolie and British foreign secretary William Hague presided over a four-day summit dedicated to preventing sexual violence. The …

Danes top EU list for violence against women

A report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has shown more than half of Danish women have experienced physical abuse at the hands of men.<p>Across the 28 EU member states, Denmark reported 52 percent of women suffering from violence, the highest percentage in the bloc.<p>Al Jazeera's …

The Undercover Interviewer: "Do You Have Any Questions for Me?"

"Do you have any questions for me?" could be the biggest trap of the professional job interview. That is, when the interviewer turns the tables and …

Employment

No Excuses - Plan to be Fearless

Mental barriers and self-doubt are success killers. To become fearless, you need to fear less about how you will be able to do something and work …

Motivation

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Mexico

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

Leonardo da Vinci painting lost for centuries found in Swiss bank vault

Painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, which depicts Isabella d'Este, discovered in Swiss bank vault<p>It was lost for so long that it had assumed mythical status for art historians. Some doubted whether it even existed.<p>But a 500-year-old mystery was apparently solved today after a painting …

Starbucks Poll Finds Most Support New Gun Policy

Most Americans approve of Starbucks' recent request that customers leave their guns behind when visiting their stores, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.<p>According to the new poll, 57 percent of Americans approve of Starbucks' new policy asking that gun owners not carry weapons into its …

Google must face suit over scanning of messages in Gmail, judge rules

SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Jose federal judge has ruled that Google must face a lawsuit that accuses the tech giant of illegally opening and reading the contents of email sent through its Gmail service in violation of federal wiretapping statutes.<p>"The court finds that it cannot conclude that any party …

New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors

Examining the molecular profiles of tumors from 12 different types of cancers, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health-backed Cancer Genome Atlas said Thursday they had found striking similarities between tumors originating in different organs.<p>Their discoveries, made possible by …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

Alpine climber finds 'India plane crash' jewels

<b>A French mountain climber high in the Alps has stumbled across a box of precious jewels thought to be debris from a plane crash decades ago.</b><p>The hoard of sapphires, emeralds and rubies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was found near Mont Blanc.<p>The metal case marked "Made in India" is believed …

Jewels

Climate change will hit poor countries hardest, study shows

Drought-prone areas will become drier and wet tropical regions wetter, says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change<p>Low-income countries will remain on the frontline of human-induced climate change over the next century, experiencing gradual sea-level rises, stronger cyclones, warmer days and …

Top scientists urge cap on carbon emissions to limit climate change

Top climate scientists say in a new report that industrial carbon emissions need to be kept below a cumulative total of 1 trillion tons to avoid dangerous climate change — and they note that humanity has already used up more than half that allotment.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

Climate Change

Sudan alliance: Charges against ex-PM could lead to death

CAIRO (AP) -- A Sudanese opposition alliance says authorities have leveled charges against a prominent opposition figure that could be punishable by death.<p>The Nidaa Al Sudan alliance said in a Thursday statement that ex-premier and leader of the National Umma Party, Sadiq al-Mahdi, is among several …

Africa

Nairobi mall attack: investigators 'find vehicle used by terrorists'

A vehicle thought to have been used by the terrorists in the Nairobi shopping mall attack has been recovered by investigators, according to officials, as it emerged eight suspects had been detained.<p>They are also building the profile of a man who warned a pregnant woman at the mall to flee for her …

Scientists Are 95% Certain Humans Are Responsible for Climate Change

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A United Nations climate panel has released its latest report on the state of our planet, and is now …

4 Useful Stress-Reducing Time Management Strategies

With a reduced work week this week thanks to Labor Day, it’s even more important to be productive this week than most. That’s why you can’t afford …

6 Tips on Designing the Perfect Remote Office

Designing a remote office can be difficult, especially when finding the right home/work life balance is so important. This list will help in your …

University of Washington

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Google Glass

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

'Worrying' rise in alcohol-related deaths among women in their 30s and 40s

Alcohol-related deaths of women in their 30s and 40s are steadily rising, according to a new study, which calls for urgent action to tackle what it …