Melissa Giraldo

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HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

Thriving city with multiple transport links and influx of male labourers made it perfect incubator for pandemic strain of HIV<p>A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used …

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?<p>Ever since astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered it on February 18, 1930, we've believed that we live in a solar system with nine planets.<p>Then, along came the International Astronomical Union, the group …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

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Samsung's New Galaxy S4 Active Can Probably Replace Your Tough Cam

Take the awesome cameraphone that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is and give it a hardened shell: then you’ve got the new Galaxy S4 Active. The new phone is …

Understanding Evaluative Metering on Your EOS Camera

Photo by Flickr user MiNe By Andrew S. Gibson – the author of Understanding Exposure: Perfect Exposure on Your EOS Camera (currently 36% off at …

Lomography Konstruktor is the World’s First Build-It-Yourself 35mm SLR

You may have seen built-it-yourself 35mm pinhole cameras before, but have you ever seen a DIY SLR? Lomography today announced the Konstruktor, a …

iOS 7 to include standardized game controller support

For the first time since Apple opened the App Store in 2008, it’s explicitly opening up iOS to hardware game controllers, enabling console-like gaming experiences to be powered by its mobile devices. The implications are big: game developers will be able to target all controllers that conform to …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Sunday Supper: Flank Steak With Blue Cheese-Honey Nectarines and Basil-Buttered Corn

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Flank steak is like a sponge, soaking up the flavor of …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

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Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

Cooking with Yogurt (Without Fear)

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The breakfast staple you always have in your fridge does double duty in savory dishes -- just as soon as you learn how to coax it in.</i><p>Did you read this …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How to Make Mozzarella at Home

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The Only Pancake Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to pancakes, you don't want to mess around. Pancakes are great. They make breakfast a more exciting meal. They even make our weekends just a little more special. So if you churn out a subpar batch of pancakes, the day is definitely a little sadder. And you're meal significantly less …

'Game Of Thrones' Walking Tours Offered In Northern Ireland And Croatia

If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan, last night's episode will likely have rocked your world just a little bit. So while the wonder of Westeros is still fresh on the brain, consider taking a trip to King's Landing and make this fantasy world a reality.<p>Starting this summer there will be "Game of …

New: ChinaOB Daily: News roundup on Chinese outbound travel

• Australian retail stories start accepting China’s most popular credit card: Upmarket retailers are ..accepting the bank card that most middle-class …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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Why you cringe at the sound of your voice

If hearing your own voice prompts the question “Is that what I really sound like?” you are not alone. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe investigates why your voice sounds so different when recorded and played back to you.

Friday Diversion: Seaquence!

In the estuarine waters that mix art and science swim the little musical sea creatures of Seaquence. At that site, visitors can partake in “an …

Turkey protests: 'message received', says President Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gul, the president of Turkey, has called for calm after days of violence clashes between police and protesters, promising that their message has been "received".<p><b>Five things you should know about Turkey and the Istanbul protests</b><p>"Democracy does not only mean elections," Mr Gul was quoted by …