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Measles outbreak in Texas traced back to anti-vaccination televangelist

An outbreak of measles in North Texas has so far sickened 22 people, and public health officials are now drawing a connection between the flare-up and a local church whose leader reportedly advocated against childhood vaccinations and linked them to the development of autism.<p>As far as health …

Diverse Gut Microbes, A Trim Waistline And Health Go Together

Scientists have discovered new clues about how microbes in our digestive systems may affect health.<p>European researchers found that the less diverse those microbes are, the more likely people are to gain weight, become obese and develop risk factors for serious health problems.<p>Evidence has been …

Report: Snowden Got Stuck in Russia

Now They Tell Us: The Story Of Japan's 'Lost Decades' Was Just One Big Hoax

Few “facts” of modern history have become so firmly established as the idea that the Japanese economy flamed out in the early 1990s. This story has greatly discombobulated other nations’ policymaking, not least, as we will see in a moment, policymaking in the United States.<p>Yet the “lost decades” …

Do we still need churches?

In all the argument about whether the Archbishop of Canterbury should or shouldn't be planning to lend money in churches, one aspect of it, I think, is misunderstood. Ages ago, in the <i>Guardian,</i> Jill Tweedie wrote a perceptive article denouncing the idea that if you didn't believe all it preached, …

The making of a MOBA champion

Riot Games announced its next <i>League of Legends</i> champion earlier last month. He's called Lucian, he's described as the hunter of the undead, and more significantly he's the game's first black playable character out of a roster of 114 possible heroes.<p>The design of this champion isn't the result of …

World Of Warcraft Loses Ground To League Of Legends In China

<i>Most of the 1.3 million World of Warcraft subscribers Activision-Blizzard lost in Q1 came from China where League of Legends is king.</i><p>Activision (ATVI) announced in May that the company’s flagship MMORPG, <i>World of Warcraft</i>, had dropped 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter.<p>Most of these …

GLENN GREENWALD: Snowden Documents Could Become The United States' Worst Nightmare

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said in a newspaper interview published on Saturday that the U.S. government should be careful in its pursuit of the former computer analyst.<p>"Snowden has enough information to cause harm to the U.S. …

Surveillance

If Snowden Tries To Get To Latin America, Cuba Could Be Key

<b>Update at 9:22 p.m. ET. Snowden Reveals Documents On Brazil:</b><p>Amid requests and offers of asylum in Latin America, Edward Snowden has apparently released documents showing that the U.S. spied on millions of emails and phone calls of Brazilians. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro tells our Newscast Desk the …

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …

Eight Reasons Startup Incubators Are Better Than Business School

Let’s get this straight: If you want to work at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey or General Electric, an MBA is a handy scrap of paper.<p>But if you’d prefer to bypass the corporate ladder and actually <i>build</i> something of your own, spending upwards of $140,000 and two years without pay is just about the worst …

Bolivian president leaves Austria as diplomatic row erupts over diversion

Amid a growing diplomatic storm, the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been allowed to fly out of Vienna, but only after a 12-hour interruption …

Putin Says Snowden Is Still In the Moscow Airport, and Won't Be Extradited

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update (2:45 p.m.):</b> Glenn Greenwald tells The Daily Beast that Snowden has taken precautions to …

Hong Kong wants answers on Snowden's hacking claims

Zach Coleman | Special for USA TODAY<p>Politicians want answers from Obama administration<br>• Two political parties staged separate protests at the U.S. Consulate<br>• Most in Hong Kong assumed that China was to blame for any hacking episodes<p>HK protesters march to US Consulate in support of Snowden<p>Protesters …

Edward Snowden vows to fight extradition and claims US hacked China

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden vowed on Wednesday to fight any move by the US to have him extradited from Hong Kong, saying he was not there to …

Catch-all Espionage Act would leave Snowden with little room for defence

If Edward Snowden is ever brought back for trial in the US, he would almost certainly be prosecuted under a law dating back to the first world war …

Microsoft's Xbox One Coming in November for $499

Microsoft has announced that its Xbox One console will arrive this November with a price of $499.<p>The device will initially go on sale in 21 markets and will cost €499 in Europe and £429 in the UK.<p>Microsoft revealed the price at its E3 press conference on Monday. It also showed off a number of …

Sony: 'PlayStation 4 won't impose any new restrictions on used games'

Sony has announced that its upcoming PlayStation 4 console will not impose restrictions on used games, nor will it require an online connection. Speaking at the company's E3 keynote, SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton took pointed swipes at rival Microsoft, which will require Xbox One users to …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Microsoft Confirms Gamers' Fears Over Xbox One

There have been concerns about Xbox One since before we knew it was Xbox One. Gamers were worried about used game restrictions, online requirements, and privacy issues, and the community at large was furiously underwhelmed with Microsoft‘s ability to answer those questions at the console reveal. …

The Best Places For Guys To Shop

The results are in, and we're ready to reveal where men like to get their apparel and accessories.<p>Nearly 1,000 Business Insider readers took the survey. Not surprisingly, 97% of the respondents were men, most of whom are city dwellers in their twenties.<p>Preferences were split between department …

Men's Fashion

How Will Police Regulate Stoned Driving?

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.<p>When Colorado and Washington state each passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use late last year, one legal challenge was …

A Huge Global Epidemic: Fake Nerds

There is a quiet epidemic sweeping the world. The breadth of this contagion is beyond our ability to measure. And the consequences are potentially staggering.<p>What could such an overwhelming phenomenon be? Fake nerds.<p>Recently, the number of Hollywood celebrities who claim to be or have been nerds …

Game over for 520 Zynga workers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Beleaguered game maker Zynga zapped 520 jobs today in a deep cost-cutting move that increases questions about its future.<p>The company, based here, said it will lay off 18% of its workforce worldwide and shutter offices. Zynga declined to say where but sources, who asked not to be …

Obama Administration Seeks To Ease Approvals For Antibiotics

Every day in hospitals all over America, thousands of patients die of infections that <i>used</i> to be curable. But the antibiotics used to treat them aren't working anymore.<p>It's called drug resistance, and it's largely a consequence of antibiotics overuse. The more germs are exposed to antibiotics, the …