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Baddest Bug: C. Diff Hits Half a Million Americans

More than 450,000 Americans get infected with the deadly bug Clostridium difficile each year, according to a new report. And almost all cases are caused by the overuse of antibiotics.<p>“C. difficile was responsible for almost half a million infections and was associated with approximately 29,000 …

Public Health

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Monster Hurricanes Could Become More Frequent, Scientists Warn

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda—The Orlando Sentinel/AP<p>Tim Chapman—Newsmakers/Getty Images<p>Jack Thornell—AP<p>Chris Hondros—Getty Images<p>Horace Cort—AP<p>Paul …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

15 Insights Into Giving A Great Presentation

You'll gain confidence when you're well-practiced in proper technique and understand how an audience absorbs information.<p>Brazilian company SOAP Presentations, which has designed presentations for major clients like Samsung, Microsoft, and Google, collected 15 bits of insight that can help you …

Des bijoux pièces antiques à voir sur Instagram

Karen Liberman, Dubini, Maison Auclert, Lara Melchior, 1884 Collection... Depuis quelques années, ils remettent au goût du jour joaillier des pièces …

Rome

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

A US Soldier And Iraq Veteran Died Trying To Topple An African Dictatorship Last Month

The Neutrality Act makes it illegal for Americans to plot the violent takeover of any country with which the US is not at war. The two men who were charged, Cherno Njie and Papa Faal, a successful businessman living in Texas and a former US Army officer living in Minnesota, respectively, were …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Alaska's toasty temperatures in 2014 worry observers

The biggest state in America, home to more ocean coastline than all others combined, has just set another record. This one, however, is nothing to cheer.<p>For the first time in recorded history, temperatures in Anchorage did not drop below zero once in an entire calendar year. In comparison, Alaska's …

Global Warming

Tactics Aren't Everything. Successful Leaders Master These 7 Points of Strategy | Inc.com

Many companies build decent success based solely on executing good tactics. They manage the day-to-day profitably and can solve problems as they happen. But eventually, they stall. Their competition catches up, they don't have clear differentiation, and no one is able to sell like the original …

Business Strategy

4 Countries Where Expats Can Live For Cheap

Many people catch the travel bug — but few can afford to move abroad.<p>Expat Insider recently released the results of its annual InterNations survey, which looks at factors that motivate expats to move to certain parts of the world, including personal finance.<p>Overall, Ecuador emerged as the winner, …

Solar Storm Heading for Earth May Spark Auroras This Weekend

Changing Planet<p><b>Two powerful solar storm clouds are heading straight for Earth, triggering an aurora alert across northern Europe, Asia, Canada, and the northern United States.</b><p>Two giant flares—the second of which was an X-class, the most powerful of solar blasts—erupted on the sun’s fiery surface on …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Star Trek

How Your Rising Sign Shapes Your Wardrobe

Our resident astrologist on the cosmic influence on personal taste.<p>Your Sun sign is the essence of who you are, but your ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is how you portray yourself to the world.<p>The sign of the zodiac that was coming up over the Eastern horizon when you were born is your …

Why Did Black Voters Flee The Republican Party In The 1960s?

If you'd walked into a gathering of older black folks 100 years ago, you'd have found that most of them would have been Republican.<p>Wait... what?<p>Yep. Republican. Party of Lincoln. Party of the Emancipation. Party that pushed not only black votes but black politicians during that post-bellum period …

The 1-Month Bridal Bootcamp Workout

You don't have to be engaged to reap the benefits<p>We tapped Danielle Hopkins, Equinox Instructor and Group Fitness Manager, for her no-fail, month-long full body bootcamp, designed for brides-to-be, their well-dressed guests or anyone looking to amp it up before a big event this summer. Here, her …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

The most important charts from the fantastic April jobs report

Wow. The US labor market shifted into a higher gear in April, as 288,000 new jobs were created.<p>The unemployment rate also tumbled from 6.7% in March to 6.3% in April. But that drop is likely overstating the improvement, because there was a large, unexplained decline in the overall size of the labor …

Economics

Discovery Of Underground Water Means Saturn's Moon Could Hold Life

Enceladus, a small moon orbiting the planet Saturn, is likely filled with liquid water under an icy crust. Giant oceans of salty water mean the moon could contain alien microbial life.<p>We know Mars was once flowing with water and there's currently frozen water in the shadowed craters on Mercury. Two …

Researchers discover ancient virus DNA remnants necessary for pluripotency in humans

(Phys.org) —A team of Canadian and Singaporean researchers has discovered that remnants of ancient viral DNA in human DNA must be present for …

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.<p>Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.<p>The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago …

3D

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: The Most Lawless Lawman in America

The Arizona sheriff is in trouble again, just in time for a new run for governor—this time for getting caught on videotape disrespecting a federal court order that highlighted his longstanding discriminatory police practices.<p>The unremitting disaster that is Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio took a new …

NCAA Tournament 2014: Biggest X-Factors in the Sweet 16

Link to Media<p>You want to talk X-factors in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament?<p>How about X-men, like Xavier Thames (pictured above) of San Diego State? He's the senior guard who lit up North Dakota State for 30 points in the round of 32—and he plays pretty good defense, too, averaging 1.7 steals …

College Sports

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

10 Ultra-Glamorous Bathrooms

From crystal chandeliers to mirrored vanities, these bathrooms are fit for a movie star.<p>From crystal chandeliers to mirrored vanities, these bathrooms are fit for a movie star. <i>Via HouseBeautiful.com.</i>

APOD: Orion Nebula in Surrounding Dust (2014 Mar 25) Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Fields http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140325.html Explanation: What surrounds a hotbed of star formation? In the case of the Orion Nebula -- dust. The entire Orion field, located about 1600 light years away, is inundated with intricate and picturesque filaments of dust. Opaque to visible light, dust is created in the outer atmosphere of massive cool stars and expelled by a strong outer wind of particles. The Trapezium and other forming star clusters are embedded in the nebula. The intricate filaments of dust surrounding M42 and M43 appear gray in the above image, while central glowing gas is highlighted in brown and blue. Over the next few million years much of Orion's dust will be slowly destroyed by the very stars now being formed, or dispersed into the Galaxy. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140325 #APOD

Stunning Visuals of Isolated Arctic Locations

Images shot by Brit artist Reuben Wu who is based in London give us some gritty images of abject desolation as he shares some surreal landscapes. An …

Violin

Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO

The biggest pollution-related killers were heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease and lung cancer<p>Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency has said.<p>"Air pollution, and we're talking …

Pollution