Melissa Weber

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People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Verizon: US company to publish data requests

<b>US mobile operator Verizon says it will reveal the number of requests for customer information it received from law enforcement agencies this year.</b><p>The move follows leaks about mass surveillance programmes run by the National Security Agency from fugitive ex-NSA contractor Edward …

Surveillance

2013 in review: a year of increasing extreme weather events

2013 was the seventh warmest year on record and saw one of the strongest cyclones, some of the longest heatwaves and the most topsy-turvy weather experienced in decades.<p>Nowhere is thought to have witnessed faster change than Nikkaluokta, a small Lapland village above the Arctic circle in northern …

30 Naughtiest Dogs: You’ll Crack Up When You Find Out What They Did

Like people, dogs can get up to no good. They dig stuff, eat things, and generally like to “change the appearance” of things. Plus their farts stink! …

Violence intensifies in CAR conflict

More than 600 people have been killed and 159,000 displaced in sectarian violence between Christians and Muslims that has ravaged the Central African Republic in the past week, according to the UN's refugee agency.<p>450 people had been killed in the capital Bangui and 160 others were killed elsewhere …

Was North Korea's No. 2 Killed For Not Clapping Hard Enough?

As outsiders try to figure out why North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed this week, they're focusing on a couple things. According to NPR's Frank Langfitt:<p>-- There seems have been "a lot of genuine personal dislike" between Kim and Jang Song Thaek, the uncle and until this week …

Phone-hacking jury told to ignore social media reactions to Christmas card

The jury in the hacking trial has been instructed to ignore "deeply prejudicial" social media reaction to a Christmas card sent out by the Labour MP Nick Brown featuring pictures of David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks.<p>The nine men and three women on the jury were shown the Christmas card on a tablet …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

New York City Draws Its Battle Lines for Tomorrow's War on SantaCon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged among New Yorkers that the holiday tradition known as …

A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

Report: Mandela Interpreter Was Once Charged With Murder

<b>Update at 12:15 p.m. ET. Previously Charged With Murder?</b><p>"The South African government said Friday it is aware of reports that the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial once faced a murder charge, and said he is being investigated," The Associated Press reports from …

Associated Press News

There Are Huge Reserves of Live-Saving Fresh Water Below the Oceans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in Australia have identified vast meteoric groundwater reserves (VMGRs) of freshwater …

$15 minimum wage measure survives

<b>SEATTLE</b> — After an election recount Monday, a proposition to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the suburb of SeaTac appears to have survived, King County election officials said.<p>The measure passed by 77 votes in last month's election, with 6,003 votes counted.<p>Ballots for SeaTac Proposition 1 …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

Heating System

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York.<p>By sequencing the gene structure, doctors hope to find treatments …

Carnival Cruises Develops New Dining Concepts

Many cruise ships focus their energies on specialty restaurants, but Carnival Cruises has renewed its effort in developing forward-thinking menus for …

Luxury Travel

Dubai Legitimizes Vacation Rentals to Accommodate Booming Tourism Industry

Dubai’s tourist accommodation sector is set to get a welcome injection of property with a move to license holiday homes.<p>His Highness Shaikh Mohammed …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the punch. This month, my …

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

NSA defends global cellphone tracking as legal

National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.<p>WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency on Friday said its tracking of cellphones overseas is legally authorized under a sweeping U.S. presidential order. The distinction means the extraordinary surveillance program is not overseen by a …