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Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Public Health

Where You Do and Don’t Need to Tip Around the World

Avoid tipping too little or too much when traveling with this guide.<p>Countries around the world can vary greatly when it comes to their tipping …

What to Pack in Your Carry-on for a Long-Haul Flight

Many moons ago I flew from Calgary to Guatemala City with a change of planes at LAX. I wasn’t aware I was supposed to pick up my checked bag in LA …

Long Haul

FBI director challenges Trump claims over Obama wiretapping – reports

James Comey reportedly asked DoJ to refute president’s allegation because of his concern that it was false and suggested the FBI had broken the law<p>James Comey, the director of the FBI, has reportedly asked the US justice department to publicly reject claims made by Donald Trump that Barack Obama …

Secret Netflix Codes to Unlock Thousands of Hidden Categories

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) uses a special algorithm to help you find movies and shows based on what you have previously watched as well as what you …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

This is the most practical travel gadget you'll ever use

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Amazon</b> Whether for work or pleasure, traveling shouldn't be stressful. But if you're the type who can't stop using things with screens …

Gear & Gadgets

Cisco Systems: dotcom crash survivor seeks further reinvention

Tech firm, which is cutting 5,500 jobs, was the world’s most valuable company but is now dwarfed by younger competitors<p>Founded in, and named after, San Francisco in 1984, Cisco Systems is one of a cluster of early Silicon Valley stalwarts that owe their existence to Stanford University.<p>The …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Review: Possibly the most complete smartphone ever made

<i>Editorial Note: The Note 7 has been discontinued due to continued risk of fire. This review is for all intents and purposes now simply a historical archive of this smartphone’s short-lived greatness.</i><p><i>In other words, if you find somewhere that still sells it, do not buy it, unless you enjoy toasted</i> …

Deadly Boomslang Snake Venom Makes You Bleed From All Of Your Orifices Until You Die

Let me introduce to you the snake that reinforces the phrase “Never trust a pretty face”- the boomslang snake.<p>Adding to the repertoire of s#!t scary …

How to protect yourself from common hotel security threats

Hotels are digitally dangerous places these days. And that's not idle speculation. Security researchers have been sounding the alarm on sophisticated …

Microsoft Word wants to help you with your homework

Back in the days of shrinkwrapped software, Microsoft would roll out giant new upgrades of its Office suite every few years, brimming with a laundry list of new (but not always improved) features. But now that we're in the era of cloud-based Office 365 -- productivity software as a service -- the …

More secrets about flying from flight attendants

There is a lot of information passengers would probably rather not have, such as what’s really going on inside the cockpit, what’s causing that …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

This battery pack is the perfect buddy for your laptop

Battery packs are incredibly useful for keeping your gadgets charged when they're running low on juice.<p>But what about your laptop? MacBook users can …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

Try Out This Simple Dry-Cure Trick For Perfect Fish

“Sushi-chef secret.” Can you say that five times fast? No? No worries. You’re here for seafood tips, not tongue twisters, after all. Have you ever …

A CIA operative's guide to safe travel

Even in the most hostile environments, you can make yourself a very difficult and less attractive target by applying simple preventive security measures.<p>Terrorists and criminals will always conduct surveillance of their intended target.<p>If your preventive procedures are good, they will most likely …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Apps

New immunotherapy drug behind Jimmy Carter's cancer cure

Former president given pembrolizumab, one of the most promising new drugs in the treatment of cancer<p>Former US president Jimmy Carter says his brain cancer has disappeared. His doctors found four small “spots of melanoma”, he said in August, after an operation to remove a tumour from his liver. It …

Cancer

Microsoft's 2016 predictions: We'll stop talking directly to each other

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Looking around me, I see an age that's brazen rather than golden.<p>Microsoft, however, sees "a Golden Age of Technological Advancement."<p>I know this because the company just published its view of what 2016 …

James Martin

How to Make Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for the Best Thanksgiving Leftovers Sandwiches

We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers.<p>There’s nothing quite like …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

Google Wants To Speed Up Your Internet With OnHub Wi-Fi Router

A router equipped for the future of the web<p>Google—aside from being a portal to the entire internet—is also becoming an internet provider from land and air.<p>Now the company is extending that strategy to hardware. With OnHub, a Wi-Fi router designed to be placed on a table or countertop in the center …

Wi-Fi

5 Simple Body Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p>It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.<p>Fortunately, these simple body hacks can help you curb and prevent the pains of …

Jet Lag

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

Most water filters rely on chemicals that quickly run out. But the Sustainable Filtration Kit lets anyone make their own carbon filter from free …

UC Berkeley

12 Grilling Mistakes You Don't Have to Make (But Probably Do)

Ah, summer. That special time of year when those good spatula-wielding folks who only cook for one season out of the year (let's call 'em what they are: dads) dust off the old grill to burn a few steaks and serve up some medium-rare chicken. Okay, perhaps I'm being unfair here. There are plenty of …

May 2015

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …