Kassaun Jagger Gavin

27 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @kassaungavin | Keep up with Kassaun Jagger Gavin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kassaun Jagger Gavin”

Here are 7 facts about superheroes you probably didn't know

After enlightening us with obscure facts about The Simpsons, <i>CineFix</i> is revealing more information about something else everyone loves: superheroes. …

Teenager Denied Heart Transplant Over History of 'Noncompliance' and Trouble With the Law

A Georgia teenager needs a lifesaving heart transplant, but his family says low grades and trouble with the law have kept him off the transplant list.<p>…

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Preview Nintendo's newest games at E3<p>Sneak peek at the upcoming 'Spider-Man' game for PlayStation 4<p>Apple unveils new security feature for …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

The Island Where People Live 'Forever'

Does Ikaria, Greece, hold the secret to a long, healthy life?

'Pink Panther' Makes Spectacular Escape From Swiss Prison

A spectacular Swiss jailbreak has freed a member of the notorious Pink Panther gang of jewel thieves.<p>The escapee was the third member of the Pink …

The US Navy wants to help prevent sexual assaults by using Kinect and virtual avatars

The US military has been at the center of a sexual assault crisis over the past several years, within an estimated 26,000 members of the armed services suffering sexual assaults in 2012 alone, according to internal data. While women servicemembers are more likely to be victim of assaults, the …

Brave New Interface: A Fleet of Dust-Sized Sensors Embedded In Your Brain

A few weeks ago, we wrote about a tiny micro-bot designed to be injected into a patient’s eye and controlled via magnet—a speck-sized eye surgeon. …

Sega and NeuroSky Working Together on Mind-Controlled Toys

On the floor of CES, tucked away in Haier's booth is a TV set advertising BRAIN CONTROL. I was immediately intrigued. Could I think about wanting to …

Should You Actually Be Worried About Nuclear Radiation?

Nuclear physics is a forbidding subject, even to trained physicists. To understand current news and discussions about nuclear science and technology, …

Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

Russia is a big place with lots of remote outposts. Getting power to those far-flung places can be a challenge. That's why Russia has hatched a plan to create floating nuclear power plants, essentially putting them in port to supply energy to locations that need power but can't build a traditional …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Globalfoundries' $6 billion New York chip plant waits for Apple

Build it and Apple will come?<p>Globalfoundries has a spanking-new $6 billion semiconductor plant/campus (though, when an additional development center is construced, will be valued at $8 billion) in Saratoga County, N.Y., ready to make world-class chips for smartphones and tablets.<p>But no big …

New York State

Fewer Young People Are Getting Killed in America

The homicide rate for young people reached a 30-year-low in 2010.<p>According to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Associated Press News

PRI

The unrest and military takeover in Egypt is being followed especially closely by next door neighbor, Israel. Anchor Marco Werman finds out how Israel views the ongoing Egyptian crisis from reporter Daniel Estrin in Tel Aviv.

Turkey parliament curtails army powers

<b>Turkey's parliament has amended the code governing the armed forces, curtailing their political influence.</b><p>The original rules gave the military responsibility of preserving the Republic of Turkey, a clause previously used as a justification for coups.<p>It now says the army's main duty is to protect …

Cyberattack on South Korea was part of 4-year spying campaign

South Korea has been under a concerted cyberattack for the last four years, according to a comprehensive new report (PDF) released Monday by security firm McAfee. That means the hack that crippled three TV broadcasters and two banks in March was possibly just the tip of the iceberg.<p>What has been …

Mexican smuggling boats race up California coast

<i>By Mark Potter, Correspondent, NBC News</i><p>SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. -- Standing on a bluff along the central California coast, rancher Paul Van Leer pointed to the beach near his property where a Mexican smuggling boat, known as a panga, came ashore in May loaded with marijuana.<p>“The concern for me is that …

PRI

The lengthy saga of Edward Snowden and his search for asylum has fueled a bitter debate in Europe about how governments there are keeping tabs on their own citizens, says Time correspondent Vivienne Walt in Paris.<p>"Perhaps no nerve is rawer than the one in Germany, where the memories of the Stasi …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

U.S. private equity firm sues Canada for $1.2-billion over Mobilicity

Faced with little prospect of ever being able to sell their flailing wireless business, Mobilicity's original investors are suing the Canadian government for $1.2-billion, alleging it broke promises made to entice them to invest in the first place.<p>Mobilicity's story goes back to the fall of 2006, …

George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty and Goes Free

The jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial has found Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.<p>Zimmerman, who faced the possibility of …

Worldwide Air Pollution Deaths Per Year Number Over 2 Million, New Study Claims

<i>By Rachael Rettner, Senior LiveScience Writer:</i><p>Air pollution may be responsible for more than 2 million deaths around the world each year, according to a new study.<p>The study estimated that 2.1 million deaths each year are linked with fine particulate matter, tiny particles that can get deep into the …

Will the Supreme Court Make an 11th-Hour Intervention in Georgia?

A mentally retarded man is scheduled to be executed next Monday, and he has an appeal pending to the Supreme Court.<p>AP<p>Unfolding in Atlanta and Washington this week is a compelling story about mental health, the Supreme Court, and capital punishment that illustrates vividly the width of the gulf that …