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MERS deaths in Saudi Arabia pass 100

Saudi Arabia has announced eight new deaths from the MERS coronavirus, taking the kingdom's death toll from the disease since it was discovered in 2012 to 102.<p>The Saudi health ministry reported that a nine-month-old infant had died on Sunday, raising this month's fatalities to 39.<p>The ministry said …

Spooky Atmospheric 'Teleconnections' Link North and South Poles

Long-distance atmospheric connections between the North and South poles are linking weather and climate in distant parts of the globe, according to …

Astronomy

Air pollution linked to 7 million deaths worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that air pollution caused the deaths of 7 million people in 2012, according to BBC News.<p>According to WHO, air pollution is “the world’s largest single environmental health risk”— one in eight global deaths were linked with air pollution. The largest …

Ping Heard in Flight 370 Search (Though It Might Not Be the Black Box)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the latest sliver of hope that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might be found, a ship in …

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

The First Good News About the Heartbleed Bug Emerges

Think you can hack Heartbleed? CloudFlare invites you to try to steal private keys from an intentionally vulnerable server.<p>Here’s what appears to be the first glimmer of good news about the Heartbleed security vulnerability: The very worst of all the worst scenarios may not be possible.<p>After a …

Japan To Turn Over Nuclear Stockpile To U.S. For Safe Keeping

Japan has agreed to hand over to the U.S. a decades-old stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium that is said to be large enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons.<p>The 700-pound cache, which had been maintained by Japan for research purposes, would be turned over to the U.S. …

Officials Say Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane 'Ended in the Southern Indian Ocean'

New satellite data reveals that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended" its journey in a "remote location" of the southern Indian Ocean, …

Airplanes

Definitive proof that badminton is one of the most impressive sports

From a 2013 BWF championship game: A rally between Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir and Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei made us realize that badminton is not just the game that we used to play at gym class in high school.<p>Tontowi Ahmad and Lilyana Natsir went on to win the doubles title at the tournament.<p><i>(h/t</i> …

Gymnastics

New satellite images show possible debris

Malaysia's acting transport minister has said that he was informed by the Chinese government that it received new satellite images of possible debris from the missing plane.<p>Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday that the images showed an object that measures 22.5-by-13 …

Crimea celebrates as region joins Russia

Thousands of people celebrated in the Crimean capital of Simferopol after the region broke away from Ukraine and was formally accepted into the Russian Federation.<p>Celebrations continued into early Saturday, hours after President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty making Crimea part of Russia. Fireworks …

Could Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have slipped by radar?

Could a massive passenger jet slip past radar, cross international borders and land undetected?<p>That's a key question investigators are weighing as they continue the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished March 8 on a flight between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing.<p>Radar does …

Turkey braces for protests over boy's death

Turkey braces itself for more protests as the funeral for a teenage boy injured during last year's anti-government protests is due to take place in Istanbul.<p>The 15-year-old, Berkin Elvan was walking to buy bread when he was struck in the head by a tear gas canister during the unrest in the city in …

National Geographic Travel

Malaysia Airlines flight 'presumed crashed'

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has gone missing over the South China Sea, presumed crashed.<p>The airline on Saturday said search and rescue teams from countries closest to the missing plane's flight path had been sent to scour a large area near its last known …

The Woman Who Can Will Herself Out Of Her Body

The case of the voluntary out-of-body experience.<p>After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate student at the University of Ottawa came forward to researchers to say that she could have these voluntarily, usually before sleep. "She appeared surprised that not everyone could …

Superbug kills 16 in Manchester hospitals

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) responsible for hundreds of infections, freedom of information request reveals<p>Sixteen people have died in the Manchester area in the past four years from a highly resistant "superbug", according to figures released under the Freedom of Information …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Conan O'Brien

China will defend itself, warns Beijing ahead of likely military spending rise

US and others should take China's sovereignty claims serious, says vice-foreign minister on eve of defence budget statement<p>China's military is prepared to respond to all threats to the country's sovereignty, its vice-foreign minister has said ahead of the expected announcement of another big …

Associated Press News

Beach Vacations With More Than Just Sand and Surf

Because sand and surf aren't always enough, here are a ton of beach resorts that offer no-fail, keep-everyone-happy activities for a perfect beach vacation -- and then some.<p>Originally posted on CNTraveler.com<p><b>See the full list here</b><p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns in …

Lion Sands | South Africa

Lions Sands has to be one of the most magical retreats we have discovered. The game reserve is nestled on the banks of the Sabie River on the Sabi …