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Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 …

U.N. Calls Middle East Polio Outbreak ‘Greatest Polio Challenge in History’

First Syria, now Iraq—polio is spreading through these war-torn countries, and the challenges to get the spread under control are great.<p>The …

FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

Ebola Virus Continues to Ravage Guinea and Liberia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West Africa is seeing its worst Ebola outbreak since 2005, and it is every bit as terrifying as you …

Remember the desktop PC? Intel is trying to reinvent it

Intel thinks there's a future in the desktop PC. And it tried to prove that this week at the Game Developers Conference.<p>Intel this week tried to breathe some life into a device category that's not exactly fertile ground: the desktop PC.<p>At the Game Developers Conference, the chipmaker said it was …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

The Shadow Of Your Smile

Atmosphere, romance, and a candlelit glow—for David Sedaris, lighting is about mood, and much more<p>One drawback of a 500-year-old cottage with low-beamed ceilings is that people—especially guests—smack their heads a lot. Visitors leave with golf ball–size lumps on their foreheads, and more than once …

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Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

Let's say you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in California — top down, of course. What's the soundtrack you want to hear? The music of Tycho often seems engineered to fill that very role.<p>The group is the brainchild of producer Scott Hansen, who describes his three-piece band as an …

How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …

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Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

Lost in Medium Translation

<i>Exploring the maladroit relationship between film and video games</i><p>As an enthusiast for both films and video games, I hardly found myself frustrated …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Adorable Mother and Daughter Show Off Impressive Yoga Moves

We have officially found the cutest pair of yoga partners ever. Yoga instructor Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora on Instagram) frequently shares pictures of herself pulling off impressive yoga moves with her very young daughter. Often wearing matching outfits, the cute mother-daughter duo are seen …

A Proper Boston Brownstone with Sparkle

Pops of color add sparkle.<p>With a few carefully chosen pops of color, Nina Farmer's Beacon Hill brownstone sparkles. The designer's home blends historic architectural details with furnishings from the family's travels.

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Is Amanda Seyfried A Flight Risk?

Image: Via @amandaseyfried.<p>What with all the hubbub surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight 370, you'd think that airport security would be tightening …

Microsoft Is Doing Us All A Favor By Killing Windows XP

The end is nigh. No, really. Less than a month from now Microsoft will officially stop supporting the Windows XP operating system. Many security experts predict that it won’t be pretty for Windows XP users once the security patches stop rolling out, and some feel that pulling the plug on support is …

Brian O'Driscoll: Ireland icon ends career in fairy tale fashion

<b>An hour after his final game for Ireland and Brian O'Driscoll still hadn't taken his green jersey off.</b><p>"Because it's the last time, I'm dragging the backside out of it," said O'Driscoll. "It would be a bit weird if I started wearing it at home."<p>But for those Ireland fans who suspect O'Driscoll came …

Motorcycle Photography 101

I’m a photographer of many things. I shoot live music, portraits and fashion, but my favorite subjects have wheels—and more specifically, two wheels.<p>There are many ways to photograph a motorcycle. You can shoot it while riding, racing, or wrenching. Or when it’s just leaning on the kickstand at a …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. Every other Saturday, we'll roundup the most recent winners.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our …

Swordfish Attacks BP Oilfield In Angola

A giant marlin attacked BP's Plutino oil facility off the coast of Angola in February. According to a report from the International Energy Agency, the fish’s spear-like nose punctured a hose connecting the giant Greater Plutino floating production, storage and offloading facility. That prevented …

How To DIY This Insanely Healthy Nut Butter

Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Underground.<p><i>Foodie Underground, a project curated in part by Anna Brones, explores our relationship with the origin of our</i> …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …