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Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

Texas HS football player dies after collapsing on field

Cam'ron Matthews, a junior from Alto (Texas), is the sixth US high school football player to die this season.<p>A Texas high school football player has …

Travel Non-Essentials: Should You Buy This Sleep Mask?

Welcome back to Travel Non-Essentials, where T+L editors Mark Orwoll and Nikki Ekstein sound off on a different breed of travel product—sometimes …

Hurricane Katrina Was a Nightmare for Inmates in New Orleans

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, we revisited the horrific story of the inmates who were stuck in the hellish Orleans Parish Prison.<p>On Saturday, August 27, 2005, two days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, Dan Bright was locked inside Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) on what he calls …

Miesha Tate: 'It's just a fact, I pose the biggest threat' to Ronda Rousey

Just over a week ago, Miesha Tate was seemingly next in line for a shot at women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey until she found out along with the rest of the world that former boxer turned mixed martial artist Holly Holm would get the fight instead.<p>Tate never went all-in on a third fight …

The Nebia Showerhead Atomizes Your Shower Water

More surface area of water on your skin, with far less water consumption<p>Five years in the making, the Nebia showerhead is designed to get more water …

Home Improvement

Marvelous Illustrations by Julio Cezar

One of the greatest things for me is to see a super talented artist being appreciated by tons of people. Lately I've come to find a Brazilian artist …

Artworks

Simulate The Fatal Fallibility Of Drone Strikes…With A Fun Card Game!

Use your smartphone to spy on an opponent’s cards, then fire away. But are you sure you have the right target?<p>An elderly man shuffles with a walker. A girl in her twenties stands with a crimson scarf blowing in the wind. A businessman stuffs his hands into his pockets on his way home after work.<p>A …

31 Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

When you're a Las Vegas local, the clanging of slot machines in the McCarran Airport arrivals area signals you're home, but for everyone else it's a …

14 places to see in Scotland before you die

SCOTTISH POET RABBIE BURNS wrote: ‘The best-laid plans o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley’. This is certainly true for even the most well planned trips …

17 things to do in Vancouver before you die

Let’s just admit a Vancouver bucket list could go on forever. Isn’t that why it’s great to live here? While it’s ludicrous to pick just a handful of …

Ice Cream

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

After Katrina, New Artists Found Inspiration In A Recovering City

Skylar Fein had only lived in New Orleans for a week before Hurricane Katrina nearly tore it apart. He'd moved there to go to medical school, and found himself wandering around a wrecked city. "It's really hard to describe to someone who hadn't seen it what the streets looked like after the storm," …

27 must-have travel apps for every step of your journey

Travel is one of the industries that has completely transformed by the smartphone evolution and as a result, there is an abundance of ingenious apps designed to make your trips easy to plan, cheaper, well-informed and more enjoyable.<p>Short of literally packing your bags and rooting out your …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

New Report Confirms What The GOP Won't Admit: Obamacare Is Working

More people are insured, and more people can afford their health care.<p>When Republicans carry on about what a “disaster” the Affordable Care Act is, they rarely acknowledge that the law is helping millions of people get health insurance.<p>But we don’t need Republicans to tell us these things. We have …

Ronda Rousey Says She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather In a No Rules Fight

Ronda Rousey didn’t let up on her feud with Floyd Mayweather during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday.<p>During the AMA, a fan asked Rousey, …

Boxing

House veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) — The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress …

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Recreating The 'Shocking' Origin Of Life In A Lab

Chemical gardens show how life may have gotten its first spark<p>You know that scene in <i>Frankenstein</i>, where the doctor uses electricity to bring the monster to life? While a work of science fiction, electricity does play a key role in all life on earth. Electrical impulses are all around us, powering …

Visa Selected Three Black-Founded Startups To Help Solve Its Marketing Challenges

On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama hosting the first-ever White House demo day, which placed an emphasis on diversity, Visa has announced the winners of its The Everywhere Initiative. And, wait for it, all of the winning startup founders are black.<p>The Everywhere Initiative sought out to …

Startups

Hackers are attacking US gas stations

After a gas station monitoring system was hacked earlier this year, Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt decided to take a closer look. They set up fake internet-connected systems called "GasPots" -- honeypots that mimic the real ones -- in several countries to track hackers' …

The Future Of Home Decor: Vats Of Edible, Bioluminescent Algae?

The Living Things exhibition imagines a future in which all of our furniture has turned photosynthetic.<p>From the beer we drink to the polio vaccine, humankind has a symbiotic relationship with all sorts of micro-organisms—but we we tend to not think of them as our roommates. Living Things is a new …

livingthings

Google and MIT have created an algorithm that brings amazing obstruction-free photography [Video]

When you’re taking a picture, it’s not rare for obstructions like fences and reflections to make the resulting image less than ideal. Given a few frames, though, shouldn’t it be possible to do some post-processing and eliminate these problems? That’s what Google and MIT have demonstrated in a paper …

Canadian doctor who kept thalidomide out of U.S. dies

Frances Kelsey, the Canadian doctor whose unyielding vigilance spared the United States from one of the worst drug disasters in history, died on Friday morning. She was 101.<p>Dr. Kelsey is regarded as a heroine for her role in the early 1960s opposing thalidomide, a teratogenic drug heavily promoted …

Barnacles could help unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Investigators searching for clues about what caused the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to go down, and where, may have a surprising helper at their disposal: barnacles, those small crustaceans that attach themselves to things that dwell in the sea like whales or, well, airplane wreckage.<p>The …

Biology

Instamic packs big recording power into a tiny form factor

Calling itself the “GoPro of microphones,” Instamic wants to assert itself as the new standard for audio recording. If its Indiegogo campaign goes as planned, it just might achieve that goal.<p>Instamic is a tiny clip-on (there are also magnetic or adhesives mounts) microphone that wants to replace …