Shana Gillikin

74 Added | 8 Magazines | 125 Likes | 1 Follower | @shanagillikin | Keep up with Shana Gillikin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shana Gillikin”

VideoStitch Grabs $2.25 Million To Produce 360 Video In Real Time

French startup VideoStitch just raised $2.25 million from Alven Capital for its video editing software solution. This isn’t your average video editing software, as the company is able to output a live 360 feed using multiple action cameras, making it perfect for virtual reality headsets.<p>I had the …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

ISIS Wants a Truce

In the new edition of its magazine, ISIS floats the idea of a truce. Is the group flagging—or is this just another trick?<p>After months of being …

Middle East

What Do Republicans Stand For?

20 months before the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party is floundering. Unlike the Democrats, where Hillary Clinton is the clear presidential favorite, there's no frontrunner for the GOP nomination. More important, it's unclear what Republicans stand for -- other than hatred of …

HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests.<p>The category, called<p>HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as dangerous to humans as group M, which has infected more …

Public Health

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

Neuroscience

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

US Navy unveils firefighting robot

A firefighting prototype robot was unveiled at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.<p>Scientists also revealed details of the technology’s successful trials aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned Navy vessel, last fall. Sponsored by the Office of Naval …

Robotics

After video surfaces, grand jury charges 2 Philadelphia policemen in beating

Two Philadelphia police officers were charged Thursday with beating a man on a scooter nearly two years ago and lying about it, resulting in wrongful charges against him.<p>A Philadelphia grand jury decided to charge Officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson after the district attorney presented …

Justice

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It’s telling how ready we still are to embrace them<p>Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey.<p>Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden …

Theology

3 Retirement Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Source: Social Security Administration.<p>Retirement is the ultimate "goal" for everyone, though the path to retirement is shorterfor some than it is for others. Unfortunately, a number of pitfalls exist that serve to derail people from retiring on their own terms or even, in some cases, retiring at …

McDonald's violated worker rights: NLRB

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

UC Berkeley

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

How to Weave a Lattice Top for Pies

• Pie crust<br>• A sharp knife or pizza cutter<p>HOW IT WORKS<p>Once your pie filling is reading for topping roll out your dough till it's about ¼ inch thick, …

Baking

Italy's first electric supercar comes from a brand you've never heard of

Italian supercar makers are willing to embrace hybrids, but they're reluctant to develop pure electric cars -- not surprising when they're virtually defined by their sweet-sounding gas engines. They may have to reconsider that strategy pretty soon. Tecnicar, a startup whose main claim to fame is a …

Sarah Silverman Plays Joan Rivers in Saturday Night Live Heaven Skit: Watch Now!

After the tragic loss of comedienne <b>Joan Rivers</b> in early September, fans and members of the comedy community mourned for the trailblazing TV …

Associated Press News

Missouri Fights Lethal Injection Suit on Eve of Earl Ringo Execution

A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a lawsuit filed by 23 death row inmates who are challenging Missouri's secrecy-shrouded lethal injection protocol — including one who was due to be executed within hours.<p>Earl Ringo Jr. was scheduled to receive a lethal dose of pentobarbital at …

Criminal Justice

Yemen: 'Four dead' as police fire on Houthi protesters

<b>Police in Yemen have shot at anti-government Shia protesters in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least four people, witnesses say.</b><p>In recent days, thousands of Houthi demonstrators have intensified weeks of protests on the outskirts of the city.<p>Last week the president dismissed the government and …

Middle East

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …

Researchers Search for ‘Mystery Sea Monster’ That Devoured Great White Shark

Shark attacks suddenly seem less scary.<p>When a 9 ft. long great white shark’s tracker washed up on a beach, scientists found that the data indicated …

Government Watchdogs Complain Of Closed Doors Set Up By White House

Not all the watchdogs in Washington work outside the government. Some are paid officials of the government. Lately, some of these inside watchdogs have started to bark. And it's not a bark of joy.<p>Inspectors general, as they're called, are supposed to uncover government fraud. But they say all too …