Melissa Sanchez

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A Liberian Doctor Comes Up With His Own Ebola Regimen

Dr. Gabriel Logan is a bundle of energy. Wearing a yellow dress shirt untucked from his slacks, he races around the Liberian government hospital compound in Tubmanburg, north of the capital, Monrovia.<p>He also moves fast on the medical front, experimenting with his own idea of treatment for Ebola …

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain.<p>One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commercial cites a Duke University study that found a link between regular marijuana …

What's next for Unity, one of the world's most widely used game making tools (Q&A)

When Monument Valley shot to the top of Apple's App Store in April, it was something of a coup.<p>The game, made by an eight-person development team at Ustwo in the UK, had grabbed the app world's attention with its M.C. Escher-inspired puzzles The company's $3.99 app defied convention, first by …

Game Development

MIT Researcher: My Uber Driver Was Proof That 'Good, Secure, Fulfilling Jobs Are Declining'

In a new post on Harvard Business Review, McAfee says he recently experienced a direct example of how this transformation has already begun: an Uber trip.<p>In general, McAfee says, Uber is amazing. But the experience of his driver shows we have entered a mostly uncharted phase of economic history:<p>My …

Ray Kurzweil

Sydney man in Syria 'posts picture of son holding severed head'

A shocking image has been posted on Twitter showing a young boy, reportedly raised in the suburbs of Sydney, holding up the severed head of a slain Syrian soldier.<p>The image, taken in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, was posted on the Twitter account of Khaled Sharrouf, a Sydney man who fled to …

Hacker swipes $83,000 from Bitcoin mining pools

It's no longer surprising when we hear that a cryptocurrency exchange has suffered a security breach, but now a hacker has targeted mining pools -- and managed to steal $83,000 in cryptocurrency as a result.<p>The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team said Thursday it has identified …

Bitcoin

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then …

Man who filmed cop's fatal chokehold arrested on gun charges

A man who captured video of the fatal confrontation between New York police and Eric Garner was arrested Saturday night on gun possession charges at a Staten Island hotel, according to a law enforcement official.<p>Ramsey Orta, 22, was a friend of Garner, who died July 17 after a police officer used a …

Texas firearms instructor accidentally shoots himself while teaching family how to clean and shoot pistol

Sgt. Heath Vanek, of the Hewitt Police Department, shot himself in the left hand with his 9 mm pistol<p>A member of the Hewitt Police Department is recovering from surgery for a self-inflicted gun-wound. Sgt. Heath Vaneck -- the Hewitt Police Department's firearms instructor -- shot himself in the …

Google Spotted Explicit Images Of A Child In A Man's Email And Tipped Off The Authorities

The man was a registered sex offender, convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 1994, reports Tim Wetzel at KHOU Channel 11 News in Houston.<p>"He was keeping it inside of his email. I can't see that information, I can't see that photo, but Google can," Detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro …

Pan Con Tomate + Berry Fool

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Maintain the integrity of your overripe fruit and vegetables -- and your romantic summer ambitions -- in one fell swoop.</i><p>You woke up …

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix - Put This Stuff in Everything!

Homemade ranch dressing mix is probably one of the easiest things in the world to make. You'll be making this stuff at least once a week!<p>Americans have a love of ranch.<p>I'm not talking about some kind of fleeting "Do you like me? Check yes or no" kind of love. No, no, this is more of the "I want to …

5 giant companies that are screwing the American taxpayer

Walgreens is just one of many companies trying to renounce their corporate citizenship<p>Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation. A corporation can get in …

A Texas Man Had The Perfect Response When Obama Asked If He Was Gay

Daniel Webb, a comedian and sometime drag queen based in Austin, Texas, got a hearty laugh out of President Barack Obama with a joke about his sex life.<p>According to the Austin Chronicle, the exchange occurred after the president asked Webb if he was gay while visiting a restaurant Thursday. When …

5 Surprising Things You Can Do with Vinegar

There are some products hiding in your pantry that can actually be useful for multiple everyday things. I'm not talking about mayonnaise hair conditioning treatments, but rather real cleaning and cooking hacks that everyone should try -- and it starts with a bottle of vinegar. This product is not …

Things You Should Never, Ever Clean With

And the items you could be destroying if you do<p><b>1.Vinegar:</b> Using vinegar on hardwood floors, natural tiles, and granite countertops can damage the finish causing them to appear dull.<p><b>2.Soap/detergent:</b> Using soaps and detergents can be harsh and damage rugs and leather—it can also leave behind residue.<p>…

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

First operation streamed live with surgeon wearing Google glass

A British surgeon wearing Google glass has broadcast an operation live across the globe for the first time<p>A surgeon at The Royal London Hospital has become the first to broadcast online a live surgical procedure using a pair of Google Glass eyewear.<p>The glasses, which the surgeons wears as normal, …

Medical Technology

Red Cross Plans First South Sudan Airdrops In Nearly 20 Years To Help Cut Off Families

GENEVA, May 15 (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was planning its first airdrops in almost two decades and massively scaling up operations to help hundreds of thousands hit by fighting in South Sudan.<p>The Geneva-based group said it needed to get food …

Unique Android Phone Sports a Second, E-Ink Display

Party in the front, business in the back.<p>One of the more interesting devices to be revealed at Mobile World Congress was the Yotaphone 2, an Android …

PaperFold E Ink phone is context sensitive based on folds

<b>A foldable e-paper smartphone concept adjusts how it displays information based on the configuration of folds between its three screens.</b><p>An E Ink …

FedEx employee armed 'like Rambo,' witness says, shoots 6; 3 critical

Two victims suffered life-threatening shotgun wounds and were in surgery Tuesday morning after a gunman described by a witness as being armed “like Rambo” shot six people at a<p>FedExsorting facility near Atlanta.<p>The gunman, described by police as a FedEx package handler, died of a self-inflicted …

After Heartbleed, NSA reveals some flaws are kept secret

It's no secret that the National Security Agency is full of secrets. But, in a rare move, the White House disclosed Monday a bit more about how the NSA works.<p>In a blog post, White House cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel detailed when the NSA keeps security vulnerabilities under wraps and …

Surveillance

Closing arguments delayed in Apple-Samsung trial

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung …

Videos capturing ferry's final moments fuel fresh outrage over ship's fate

In one video, the captain of the sinking South Korean ferry scrambles to safety. In another, stranded passengers panic.<p>"Wow, it's tilting a lot. We're tilting to this side. Can't move," one says.<p>"You think I'm really going to die?" another cries.<p>The two recordings fueled fresh outrage Monday over …