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Dangerous ‘Kissing Bug' Spreads to More Than Half of US, Including California

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a potentially deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way into every southern …

A Minimal, Modular Shelving System by Ben Couture

It’s hard to find a shelving unit that works for more than one situation, but Ben Couture, of Jardine Couture, designed a modular shelving system …

Stripe: the invisible $5 billion start-up powering the internet economy

While none of those has yet hit the high street, the revolution is well under way, and one company believes it can become to online payments what Google and Facebook became to information and socialising in the internet age. But you've probably never heard of it.<p>Stripe, a San Francisco-based …

FinTech

The Tech Behind Each Letter In Google’s Alphabet

Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness

LONDON - Thousands of West Africans who were infected with the Ebola virus but survived it are suffering chronic conditions such as serious joint …

A new New Cairo: Egypt plans £30bn purpose-built capital in desert

Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters<p>A model of the planned new capital was displayed for investors during the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm …

Sharm el-Sheikh

America is quickly running out of places to hoard its oil

Crude oil storage capacity is about 60% full in the US, compared to about 48% last year.<p>Things are particularly tight in the South and the Midwest, where most of the crude oil storage facilities in the US are located. The Energy Information Administration writes:<p>Capacity is about 67% full in …

Oil

Aliko Dangote

Chimerix Ends Brincidofovir Ebola Trials To Focus On Adenovirus And CMV

A side effect of the improving status of the West Africa Ebola outbreak has led Chimerix to discontinue its participation in clinical efficacy trials of their lead antiviral drug, brincidofovir (CMX001; BCV).<p>On January 2, an open-label, Phase 2 study was initiated to evaluate brincidofovir’s …

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Disease

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Meditation

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

New Balance Is Suing Converse Over Canvas Shoes with Rubber Toeboxes

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Converse accusing the latter of<p>New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. has filed a lawsuit …

Two Years Ago, a Woman Was Sexually Assaulted While Sleeping on the Subway and a Video Went Viral. Now She's Speaking Out.

"I felt sick to my stomach. I was yelling, screaming. I was hysterical."<p>On a Monday afternoon in October 2012, college student Elisa Lopez was working at her part-time job when a friend called and told her a coworker had just shown her a video of Lopez that was circulating online. She sent the link …

Read My Lips: One Woman's Plastic Surgery Regret

How I became a lab rat in my own failed experiment.<p>I went to Beverly Hills High School, where rhinoplasty was about as common as getting a driver's license. Most of the girls in my class came back from spring break of sophomore year with surgical tape across the bridges of their new, turned up …

Untested Ebola drug given to patients in Sierra Leone causes UK walkout

Use of amiodarone heart drug at Lakka centre in Freetown deemed ‘reckless’ by scientist as 14 medical staff withdraw over safety fears<p>Ebola patients at a treatment centre in Sierra Leone have been given a heart drug that is untested against the virus in animals and humans, a move that has been …

North Korea threatens US, claiming White House was involved in film plot

North Korea is threatening to retaliate against the US over a Hollywood film portraying the assassination of Kim Jong-un, saying it has “clear evidence” that Washington was heavily involved in devising the plot.<p>The stern but vague warnings come after Sony Pictures decided last week to cancel the …

ISIL 'publicly executes' Syrian in Aleppo

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant group has publicly executed a Syrian it accused of planting tracking devices for deadly government air strikes, according to the SITE intelligence group.<p>SITE posted footage of the accused being paraded before a crowd but the video deliberately freezes at the …

10 Daily Habits of the Happiest People You Know

Want more emotional sunshine in your world? Try these simple tips.<p>You probably know someone who's eternally positive and makes you feel good just by emanating his or her perpetual sunshine. How do you become this kind of magnetic individual? Do what happy people do.<p>1. Refuse to make …

YouTube Is Where You Should Learn How to Fix Your Car

If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky tobacky, asking, "Who taught you how to do this stuff?" The kid replies: "You, all right? I learned it …

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra …

9 Things Men Think When They See You Naked

Shockingly, it's not just "BOOBS!"<p>There's this thing guys do in the throes of hot sex, and you might not even notice. We pause, and we look. Because when you're totally in the moment, you put on one hell of a sexy show, and we love to watch. The thing is, visual cues are a major part of the sexual …

Lifestyle

Birds detect approaching storm from 900km away

A group of songbirds may have avoided a devastating storm by fleeing their US breeding grounds after detecting telltale infrasound waves.<p>Researchers noticed the behaviour after analysing trackers attached to the birds to study their migration patterns. They believe it is the first documented case …

China approves experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has approved a domestically developed experimental Ebola vaccine for clinical trials, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday, citing the People’s Liberation Army logistics unit.<p>Scientists around the world are racing to develop Ebola vaccines after the world’s …

Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the …

This Is What GE Thinks Your Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025

The Jetsons would be jealous.<p>It's exciting to imagine the kind of comforts and improvements that technology will bring in the years to come — especially in a room as widely-used and adored as the kitchen. While appliances such as dishwashers and microwaves have already revolutionized the kitchen …