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Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

5 Top VCs Predict the Biggest Tech Change Coming in the Next 5 Years

The industry's top names offer bite-size predictions of the biggest changes coming to technology.<p>If you want to know the future, you can pay a few bucks to get your friendly local psychic to gaze into her crystal ball, but you'd probably do a lot better to ask a venture capitalist.<p>After all, it's …

Marc Andreessen

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Digital Age

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

Disarm

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Raspberry Pi

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Physics

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Three books that detail the biology of love

"I think I can stop taking my antidepressant," a friend told me. She recently started dating someone whom she refers to as her "human drug." It turns out there may be science to prove that. In honor of Valentine's Day, we rounded up some insights from recent books into the biology of love.<p><b>The</b> …

6 special Valentine's Day customs from around the world

The origins of Saint Valentine and Valentine's Day are a bit murky, but we know it started in the ancient Roman days. Since then, cultures all over …

Romeo and Juliet

The True Story Behind Valentine's Day

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

9 Ways Love Is Celebrated Around the World

The exact origin of American Valentine’s Day is unknown, but what we do know is that the holiday is related to one of at least three Saint …

Relationships

A Brief History of White House China

Yup, we totally care about the plates that the President eats on.<p>If Barack and Michelle went on a date to a restaurant, the public wants to know how they chose the place, what they ordered, and what the reactions of other diners around them were. If they are hosting a State Dinner, we want to know …

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9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Environmental Health

Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter, According to Science

Science offers some consolation despite the terrible weather - winter actually does your brain and mood no harm.<p>February is basically no one's favorite month. By now, most of us are well and truly sick of winter, yet winter is far from done, continuing to torture us with nose-freezing temperatures …

Researchers want to use wasps to improve UAV flight plans

After spending the past decade studying ground-nesting wasps a team of researchers from the Australian National University believe that they've unlocked the secret to the insects' uncanny homing abilities -- one they hope can be applied to future UAV development. Modern, autonomous UAVs have to be …

28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'

In just a few weeks, the mobile app <i>Flappy Bird</i> became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many …

Wow. Facebook just did something amazing to crummy meme sites. And what they do next might shock everyone

The monster social networking site reworks its algorithm to reward “quality,” as defined by … Facebook<p>The social media networking site Facebook recently rejiggered the algorithm it uses to determine what its users see highlighted on their "news feeds," the center column of shared links, pictures …