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An American beauty

Project info<p>This is about a road trip, this is about the search of a time-worn dream of America.<p>In 2014, I finally manage to go to the USA. This was my first time, 20 years after I was really dreaming of going to the States. During 5000 miles and through five states, I was looking for my old dream …

Canon Patents 10-22mm Lens with Liquid Lens Element Inside

In what is, to our knowledge, Canon’s third patent of the type, the Japanese camera giant has drawn up yet another lens that features a liquid lens …

Designer vaginas: Why young women are searching for porn star perfection

Young women who have undergone labiaplasty surgery tell Radhika Sanghani why they were so desperate to have a 'designer vagina'<p>“I was about 15 when I first became unhappy with the way I looked 'down there’. Then when you become sexually active, you get more image-conscious. It was eating me up. The …

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like 'A Very Different Bug'

Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

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This Ebola Diagram Shows What The Deadly Virus Really Looks Like & How It Works

We're guessing that by now, you're pretty familiar with this little squiggle. But if you want to know what Ebola <i>really</i> looks like -- and how it hijacks cells to wreak havoc inside the human body -- you need a detailed diagram of an Ebola virus particle.<p>The infographic below affords an up-close look …

Delicious? Rich Chinese Diners Push Exotic Pangolin Toward Extinction

MONG LA, Myanmar — “It’s delicious,” the Chinese waitress says, pointing at the three metal cages on the pavement. Inside each is a pangolin — an odd-looking creature that, over the past decade, has become the most heavily trafficked wild mammal in the world, according to the International Union …

Everyone Loves This Story Of How An Autistic Kid Became Best Friends With Siri

The story of the relationship is the subject of a long piece in this week's New York Times Magazine.<p>Lots of people are talking about the story on Twitter.<p>Here are some tweets collected Techmeme:<p>Steve Jobs biographer Walt Isaacson tweeted, " This is why I love the New York Times."<br>• Derek Willis wrote, …

She's America's youngest female billionaire - and a dropout

America's youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans.<p>Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds …

Obama: One very successful president? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, after multiple security breaches involving the president this year. The firestorm began after an intruder scaled the fence and entered the White House on September 19. Click through for more Obama administration …

Ebola Panic Looks Strikingly Similar To This 19th-Century Epidemic

The British public, informed by newspaper reports, were acquainted with the symptoms: profuse watery diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and often death within a matter of hours. In advance of its arrival in Russia thousands fled from the cities. In Poland it was killing one in two victims. And unlike …

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Ebola: Get Up to Speed on Latest Developments

Nigeria and Senegal are Ebola-free. A Spanish nurse's aide has beaten Ebola. And Dallas has cleared dozens from Ebola monitoring.<p>There are many developments from over the weekend surrounding the disease across the world.<p>Get up to speed with the latest developments Monday:<p><b>TEXAS:</b><p>Forty-three people …

Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?<p>Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia -- and all survived.<p>Spanish nurse's aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while …

David Cameron making ‘historic’ mistake over EU, says José Manuel Barroso

David Cameron is making a “historic mistake” by adopting a defensive approach towards the EU which risks increasing the chances of a British exit, the outgoing European commission president José Manuel Barroso will warn on Monday.<p>In the strongest attack by Brussels on the Conservatives over their …

The bigger questions around the Ebola outbreak

Kofi Annan is right to criticise the slow reaction by the west to the Ebola crisis (Follow Britain’s example on Ebola, David Cameron tells world leaders, 17 October 2014). However, I do not agree that “if the crisis had hit some other region it probably would have been handled very differently. In …

#theLIST: That '70s Show

The Nixon era is reigning on the catwalks and the streets and shows no signs of resigning. Let's drop the politics and get to the ladies who defined the style of the imitable decade. Count them down and take sartorial notes.<p>The Nixon era is reigning on the catwalks and the streets and shows no …

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits

To free up time and get more done, stop indulging in these completely futile mental activities.<p>All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we …

National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

<i>National Geographic</i> is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for …

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

Invasive Chinese mitten crab found in Scotland prompts salmon fears

The Chinese mitten crab, one of the 100 worst alien invaders in the world according to conservationists, appears to have arrived in Scotland for the first time.<p>Remains of one of the ‘hairy crabs’, named because of a hair-like covering on their claws, was found in the river Clyde in June. Experts …

China's “Supercave” Takes Title as World's Most Enormous Cavern

China's immense Miao Room cavern is announced as the world's largest cave chamber.<p>China's immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world's biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported on Sunday. (Related: "China's …

Why Black + White Is Always Right

We collected some of our favorite street style and red-carpet moments that highlight why this graphic way of dressing is a lifestyle not a passing trend.<p>As Karl Lagerfeld once said, "black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means." The perfection of a high contrast look is hard to …

Rare Hollywood Photos Revealed in Michael White's Photo Album

Hollywood producer Michael White reveals his personal photo album of Hollywood and fashion's biggest A-Listers<p>He may not personally be in the spotlight, but over the last 50 years, theater and film producer Michael White has befriended some of Hollywood and fashion's biggest A-listers. Now, a …

U.S., allied airstrikes target ISIS in northern Syria

U.S. and allied warplanes hit sites near the northern Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab, the scene of fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces in recent days, U.S. Central Command confirmed Saturday.<p>A video released by the U.S. military shows a missile hitting a building. U.S. Central Command said it was …

Arab nations join Syria strikes as Nusra front threatens retaliation

Photograph: Stringer/Getty Images<p>Turkish Kurds gather to see the fighting between Isis fighters and the Protection of the Kurdish people (YPG) fighters in the next village on the Syrian …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

New projections of escalating growth increase the tension between humanity’s expanding needs and what the planet can provide.<p><b>There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a</b> …