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French terror suspects 'armed, dangerous' and could kill again

One of the Paris terror suspects had traveled to the home base of al-Qaeda's most active terror cell in Yemen, raising the prospect that he had formal training or direction, a U.S. official said Thursday.<p>French authorities have told their U.S. counterparts that Said Kouachi, 34, made the trek to …

Terrorism

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

The FBI faked a news website to catch a bomb threat suspect

The DEA isn't the only US law enforcement agency using impersonation on the web to catch suspects, it seems. The American Civil Liberties Union's Christopher Soghoian has noticed documents showing that the FBI created a fake, spyware-laden version of the <i>Seattle Times</i>' website to catch a teen bomb …

Rock stars really do die young: study finds musicians die 25 years younger than average person

Australian study of 13,000 rock and pop stars finds they die younger and suggests music industry should assist depressed musicians<p>Pop and rock stars die up to 25 years younger than the average person and have far higher rates of death by accident, suicide and homicide, an Australian study has found.<p>…

Ebola crisis: DEC launches unprecedented appeal for public help

Disasters Emergency Committee takes urgent action after warning of ‘humanitarian emergency’ unfolding in west Africa<p>The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an unprecedented appeal for help from the public to tackle the Ebola crisis in west Africa, warning that a medical emergency is turning …

New York doctor becomes fourth to be diagnosed with Ebola in US

Doctor who returned to US from West Africa with a fever tests positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who recently returned to the US from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has become the fourth person in the country to be diagnosed with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, 33, who …

Sweden calls off hunt for submarine

Reports of foreign underwater activity in the Stockholm archipelago triggered week-long search<p>Sweden’s navy has cancelled its week-long operation in the archipelago off Stockholm after finding no trace of the Russian submarine widely anticipated by military specialists and the media.<p>“Our assessment …

Delta’s CEO is wrong about Ebola

<i>This post has been updated to include a response from a Delta spokesman.</i><p>You actually <i>can</i> catch the Ebola virus on an airplane, contrary to the advice of the airline Delta’s chief executive.<p>Though the virus isn’t airborne, Ebola spreads through direct contact with blood, sweat, saliva and other …

Disease

Aid group has set the gold standard on Ebola safety

The decontamination ritual, performed dozens of times a day here at the<p>Ebolatreatment unit run by Doctors Without Borders, resembles a slow dance.<p>Two European medical workers emerge from the high-infection zone and raise their arms, turning slowly in the rain of heavily chlorinated water directed …

As second nurse is infected with Ebola, her air travel heightens fears

Fears grew Wednesday that more medical workers may have been exposed to the deadly<p>Ebola virusafter a second Dallas nurse fell ill and health officials scrambled to alert scores of airline passengers who had been on a jet with her.<p>After weeks of assertions that U.S. hospitals were well-prepared for …

Texas hospital official: We are 'deeply sorry' about Ebola mistakes

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Texas doctor has apologized for what he calls mistakes for how his hospital handled Ebola as schools close out of fear that they're vulnerable to the virus. Also on Thursday, officials are considering ordering that 76 hospital workers who treated an Ebola patient be ordered not to board …

Mining company at centre of fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone goes bust

British-based London Mining has been central to efforts to tackle Ebola, helping build a 130-bed treatment centre near Lunsar<p>The London-listed company at the centre of coordinating efforts to fight the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone has gone bust.<p>London Mining, which employs 1,400 people at its …

How to Photograph Lightning - the Ultimate Guide

If someone told me I could only take pictures of one thing for the rest of my life – I’d think about it for awhile, and then choose lightning. …

Omote “living makeup” uses mind-blowing projection mapping

Projecting computer graphics onto buildings or rooms to make them digitally come alive isn’t new, but how about if your canvas is a living, moving, …

Augmented Reality

An uncertain future for Ebola's orphans - CNN Video

Ebola Patient Transferred By Man In Suit And No Protective Gear In Dallas

Footage of an American diagnosed with Ebola being wheeled aboard a plane has been causing quite a stir, after a man armed only with a clipboard was …

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Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned.<p>On the eve of …

Ebola crisis: Texas hospital apologises for failures in handling of first patient

Official at the hospital where two nurses were infected while treating an Ebola patient has apologised for handling of outbreak<p>The operator of the Texas hospital in which two nurses contracted Ebola has apologised for initially failing to diagnose the patient who infected them, and for misinforming …

Amazon to hire 80,000 temps this holiday season, 10,000 up on last year

As the holiday season fast approaches, big-name retailers across the country are preparing to take on thousands of extra workers to cope with an …

North America

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.<p>Much is made of China’s rise as the world’s next great power. China is forecasted to surge past the United States as the world’s largest economy by 2024<b>,</b> according to …

FBI Director Says Apple and Google Are Putting Their Customers 'Beyond The Law'

FBI director James Comey really likes car analogies. Last week, in the first of a two-part interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, he called the Internet the “most dangerous parking lot imaginable,” meaning, I think, that you should be prepared to Taser any menacing email attachment that sneaks up behind you. On …

UN medical official dies of Ebola in German hospital

The 56-year-old UN employee, who caught Ebola while working in Liberia, has died at a clinic in Leipzig<p>A UN employee infected with Ebola has died in Germany, officials say.<p>The 56-year-old Sudanese man had been flown from Liberia to Leipzig last Thursday, where he received treatment at a specialist …

‘A teenage girl bled to death over two days’: Ebola nurses describe life and death on the frontline

West Africa is battling the biggest known outbreak of Ebola, with experts predicting there could be 1.4 million cases by January. Three nurses who volunteered to help fight the virus in Liberia and Sierra Leone, the worst-affected countries, describe the daily horror<p>Bridget Mulrooney, 36<br>American …