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9 Reasons to Celebrate This Independence Day

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. On one hand we have two recent Supreme Court decisions that overturned the Defense of Marriage …

Eye-Popping Photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Mexico

The municipality of Tultepec in Mexico produces about half of all of the country’s fireworks. Every year, more than 100,000 people flock to the area …

Woman Stabbed to Death in Los Angeles After Photographing Panhandlers

A young woman was fatally stabbed last night after photographing homeless men holding offensive signs while begging in Hollywood.<p>The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> …

Greece’s 200% increase in HIV shows how disastrous austerity can be for public health

One day in late March, European finance and health ministry officials met at the OECD’s Paris office to discuss how healthcare systems are faring in times of austerity.<p>On the second day of the two-day conference, Greek finance ministry official Evdoxia Andrianopoulou read from a series of …

Public Health

Girl raised in brothel wins scholarship

HPV infections fell by half in teen girls after vaccine, study shows

Infections with the human papillomavirus tied to cervical cancer fell by more than half in U.S. teen girls after the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, despite high-profile controversy -- and low rates of uptake, a new study shows.<p>Government health officials said Wednesday that the new data should …

Travel Tips: Packing Cubes

Bethlehem: Gateway to Palestine

If there was no border or traffic to deal with, you could bicycle from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 15 minutes. Bethlehem is not a pretty town but it has a special energy. Most homes and businesses stand behind security walls and fences. The Arab …

Israel

SMS integration coming to Google+ Hangouts

This week at Google I/O, Google announced it's beefing up Google+ Hangouts by introducing a one-on-one chat feature, access to chat history, and a standalone app. But how about adding some real red meat, like say, SMS integration?<p>Never fear, hardcore messaging carnivores -- it's on the way.<p>So says …

What Google was thinking when redesigning the new Google+

When I am feeling kind, I think of Google+ (s goog) as a social network by dictat — err, Larry Page’s mandate. And when I am in my curmudgeonly mood …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …