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La OMS confirma que el virus Zika se extenderá por todo América

El virus zika, transmitido por mosquitos y sospechoso de causar malformaciones fetales, se expandirá por todo el continente americano excepto Canadá …

Home, sweet home: how to combat the ‘indoor pollution’ of scented candles

Air fresheners and cleaning products release chemicals that are harmful in enclosed spaces. But houseplants could help cut the risks<p>The last bits of tinsel are down and the fairy lights are back in hibernation. With the dark, cold nights here for a while, there is no better time to light up those …

Pollution

El 75% de los tornados del planeta se producen en Estados Unidos, ¿por qué?

La gran mayoría de tornados, ocurren en Estados Unidos, país que ostenta también la mayor intensidad en los mismos. ¿Qué pasa en este país para que …

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

How ISIS Capitalizes on Lone Wolves to Spread Terror 'At No Cost'

ISIS' claim of responsibility for the shooting in Garland, Texas, was proof of its effectiveness at capitalizing on so-called lone wolf attacks — even when it has no hand in planning or paying for them, experts said Tuesday.<p>ISIS provided no evidence to support its claim after the shooting on Sunday …

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS</i><p><i>(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)</i><p>While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes.<p>"Your …

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed, but Babylon is safe as ISIS targets antiquity

<b>Babylon, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has smashed priceless ancient statues in Mosul, bulldozed the ruins of Nineveh and Hatra, and dynamited centuries-old churches, mosques and shrines.<p>In a battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS over control of Tikrit recently, the tomb of Saddam Hussein was squashed to …

Babylon

Malaysia Airlines Struggles to Salvage Its Image a Year After Flight 370 Disappearance

The past year has been a terrible one for Malaysia Airlines. On March 8, 2014, Flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur bound for the Chinese capital, Beijing, …

Airplanes

Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy

Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.<p>President Obama should be lauded for using his State of the Union address to champion policies that would benefit the struggling middle class, ranging from higher wages to child care to paid …

This Is The Texting Service Undocumented Immigrants Are Using To Avoid Police

PaseLaVoz is a peer-to-peer texting service that undocumented immigrants across the South use to alert one another about police checkpoints. Its success suggests potential for technologies designed to help the undocumented navigate life in America.<p>When Alfredo Rodriguez and his friends sit around a …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …