Fernanda Hernandez

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Apple Will Pay for Those Water-Damaged iPhones After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Court documents show that Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed …

How Portugal Became A Horrific Economic Mess

According to Nomura's Alastair Newton, this amounts to 20 percent of Portugal's austerity plan. This austerity was part of a bailout deal the country agreed to two years ago.<p><b>Click here to jump straight to the presentation ></b><p>Portugal, which has been undertaking comprehensive labor market reform, is …

Once Hot, Luxury Stores Think Twice On China

China luxury brands are thinking twice about expanding in China these days.<p>According to a feature story in <i>China Daily</i> on Friday, Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, said it plans to adjust its expansion in the country. In fact LVMH, which owns a portfolio of more …

Record rise in North Sea oil and gas investment expected

The North Sea will see a record rise in oil and gas investment this year, according to the industry's leading trade group.<p>Oil & Gas UK believes around 470m additional barrels of oil and gas will be extracted from the area. Two million barrels of oil a day are set to come on stream by 2017, up from …

California Prisons Are Punishing Inmates With Race-Based Lockdowns

Though it's not an official policy, at least five California state prisons have a color-coding system.<p>On any given day, the color of a sign could mean the difference between an inmate exercising in the prison yard or being confined to their cell. When prisoners attack guards or other inmates, …

The Most Glaring Example Of Undeserved Whining Over Coverage Of The Kermit Gosnell Abortion Trial

The New York Post did just that on Friday, writing an editorial entitled "Dead Silence" that lamented the "media blackout" of the topic. The reasoning for the blackout, the paper wrote, was scandalous:<p>The reason seems obvious: Much of our press corps skews to one side on abortion. So even though …

There Is A Massive Loophole In The Senate Compromise On Gun Background Checks

The proposal unveiled Wednesday by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) would expand mandatory background checks to gun shows and Internet sales. But it would exempt criminal checks for private, non-commercial sales of firearms or transfers between friends or family members. The …

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Red Meat's Heart Risk Goes Beyond The Fat

Reporting in <i>Nature Medicine</i>, researchers write that a chemical in red meat, L-carnitine, may up the risk of heart disease in people and mice—but only in frequent red-meat eaters. Study author Stanley Hazen of the Cleveland Clinic explains how diet changes the gut's bacterial flora, and how that can …

Brain scans reveal the ‘signature’ of pain

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> In the first objective measure of pain, scientists find that its brain “signature” is the same for everyone.<p>The findings, …

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What You Need To Know About The New Bird Flu

The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.<p>There have been some new developments in China's struggle with bird flu over the past two days, including another confirmed death and a scientific report from Chinese researchers about the first three …

The Week In Numbers: Our Time Left On Earth, The Distance A Nipple Travels, And More

<b>$50 billion</b>: the amount Russia will invest in an ambitious space program to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down foreign threats<p><b>9%</b>: the portion of Americans who would have sex with a robot<p><b>7 millimeters</b>: the average distance that nipples traveled toward the shoulders each year …