Kyle Morris

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In China, Avoiding The 'Great Firewall' Internet Censors

In China, the Internet isn't the free-for-all that it is in the United States. China's communist government censors what's published and some of what's shared online. But some citizens are working around government censors by using agreed-upon "public" code.<p>Transcript<p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST:<p>In the U.S., …

How Brazil’s richest man lost 97% of his fortune in less than two years

In 2010, Eike Batista announced that he would soon become the world’s richest man, and it didn’t seem particularly hyberbolic. Brazil’s economy was thriving, and investors around the world were lining up to invest in his commodities empire, which consisted of six highly successful public Brazilian …

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. But physical confinement seems only to enhance his reach. The WikiLeaks founder has video-addressed the U.N., launched a Senate campaign …

In Macho Mexico's Lucha Libre, The 'Lady' Is Often The Champ

Professional wrestling, known as <i>lucha libre</i> — literally, freestyle wrestling — is a big deal in Mexico. It's a sport that's generally associated with machismo: buff fighters with names like Nemesis and Aguila Imperial (Imperial Eagle) strut around in a rope-bound ring, wearing shiny spandex outfits …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

French Oppose Syria Action By Two-Thirds Margin, Poll Finds

More than two-thirds of French people are against the country taking part in international military action in Syria, according to a newspaper poll published Saturday.<p>The survey for French daily Le Figaro showed the country's opposition to military action against the Damascus regime has increased …

5 Life Lessons of a Pathological Optimist

<i>path·o·log·i·cal: being such to a degree that is extreme, excessive, or markedly abnormal.</i><p>I am preoccupied. Since quitting my happy life, I've been singularly obsessed with writing a memoir for my daughter. As the narrator, I've been grappling with the characteristics that define me. One consistent …

Sitting, Lack Of Exercise Linked With Symptoms Of Depression In New Study

Sitting = sadness. Really.<p>A new study shows an association between sitting time and mental health. Particularly, the longer a person sits, the more likely he or she is to have symptoms of depression. The findings, first reported in Runner's World, were reached by researchers from Victoria …

Dear Yoga Student

Today, I posted this letter on my Facebook "blog."<p>I want my students to maintain a healthy perspective and understanding of my role as their teacher.<p>I know I'm not alone, many other teachers discourage their students from following them and placing them on a stage (where no one belongs). However, …

Human Babies Are Hard-Wired To Pay Attention To Lemurs

Does this mean we can have lemur babysitters?????? (Answer: no. Do not do that, please.)<p>A new study indicates that human babies are born with an innate preference for certain sounds. That makes sense in the most common case--the voices of parents. It's in the baby's best interest to be engaged with …

A Skull Made Of Cocaine And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Trace Any U.S. Waterway Upstream, Downstream, Sidestream

Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.<p>Remember this map of all the waterways in the U.S. from earlier this summer? Now there's something even more fun: An interactive app that lets you not only see the waterways, but trace them to their source (or to …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Did I Participate In A Pyramid Scheme?

How college students like me get recruited into multi-level marketing, which seems to defy the laws of mathematics<p>People dressed in business suits, many of them about my age, began to fill the rows of seats inside a private room at the Proud Bird restaurant near LAX. I was brought, along with a …

Earth's Largest Volcano Found

The base is nearly as big as New Mexico!<p>A megavolcano found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is being reported as the largest single volcano on Earth. Tamu Massif, as the megavolcano is called, may be as voluminous as Olympus Mons on Mars, which is regarded as the Solar System's largest known …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

What Happens When You Make Someone God Of A Video Game?

"Milkshake party, clearly."<p>Late last year, gamers started chipping away at a digital cube. The creator of this cube, designer Peter Molyneux, promised a "life-changing" gift to the person who chipped away the last piece. Come May, a normal-seeming dude named Bryan did indeed remove the last piece, …

George Zimmerman's Wife Says He Is 'Selfish,' Feels 'Invincible'

George Zimmerman's wife says she doesn't know the man she's been married to for almost seven years and doesn't think she "ever really knew him at …

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E-cigarettes as good as patches in helping smokers quit

Electronic cigarettes work about as well as nicotine patches in helping smokers kick the habit, researchers report. And e-cigarettes helped people smoke fewer cigarettes overall, even if they didn’t quit completely.<p>The study is the first major piece of research to show that the products, which …

Japan celebrates as Tokyo wins right to host 2020 Olympic Games ahead of Madrid and Istanbul

Celebrations broke out across Tokyo early on Sunday morning at the announcement that the Japanese capital will host the 2020 Olympic Games.<p>People taking part in official events and crowded into bars and restaurants throughout the city erupted into cheers, tears and "banzai" victory shouts after …

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Transfer deadline day: Ozil's move to Arsenal tops record day

<b>Arsenal's signing of Mesut Ozil was the big deal on a record-breaking deadline day as Premier League clubs set new spending records.</b><p>The Gunners shattered their record by buying the Real Madrid midfielder for £42.4m, while Manchester United moved late to sign Everton's Marouane Fellaini for …

France: Syrian regime behind chemical attack

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a "massive and coordinated" chemical attack on August 21, according to a declassified French intelligence report.<p>The nine-page document, released on Monday, lays out five points that suggest Assad was behind the attacks in suburbs of the …

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin under growing pressure

Vladimir Putin is to be confronted at the G20 summit of world leaders in St Petersburg this week with an array of western intelligence including damning new French evidence directly linking Syrian government forces with a massive and co-ordinated chemical attack on 21 August that led to hundreds of …

Germany tries 92-year-old for Nazi war crime

A 92-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen SS has gone on trial in Germany for the murder of a resistance fighter in 1944.<p>Dutch-born Siert Bruins, who is a German national, entered the Hagen state courtroom using a walker on Monday. Despite his age, Bruins was found medically fit to stand …

US intelligence on Syria gas attack 'unconvincing', says Russia

Western intelligence reports about Syrian use of chemical weapons that have been seen by the Russian government are “completely unconvincing,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.<p>Mr Lavrov said that evidence recently provided by the United States, Britain, and France showing regime …

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US 'spied on Brazil and Mexico presidents'

Brazil has demanded answers from the White House after it emerged that America’s National Security Agency had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and her counterpart in Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US monitored phones, emails and …

Outgoing top Vatican official condemns critics as 'crows and vipers'

ROME — Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s outgoing secretary of state, has denounced what he calls the “crows and vipers” at work within the Vatican and appeared to suggest that former Pope<p>Benedictshould share some of the blame for mistakes made on his watch.<p>In his first public remarks since …