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Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

Deals: ChargeKey – Key-sized Lightning Charging Cable for iPhone 5, iPad & iPad mini

Today’s featured iPad Insight Deal is a great looking always-with-you charging accessory for the iPhone 5/5s/5c & Lighting iPad & iPad Mini. It’s the ChargeKey, it fits on a key ring , and it’s on offer at 13% off and a price of $24.99.<p>Here’s the into for this slick looking product and its feature …

Arizona State student, arrested on boat by Missouri police, drowns

Missouri authorities are facing questions over how a 20-year-old college student who was wearing a life jacket drowned while in their custody.<p>Brandon Ellingson, a former high school sports standout, had been partying with friends in Lake of the Ozarks when the boat he was steering was pulled over …

Law Enforcement
Disease

With Bird Flu, 'Right Now, Anything Is Possible'

An international dream team of flu experts assembled in China today.<p>Underscoring the urgency that public health agencies feel about the emergence of a new kind of bird flu, the team is headed by Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the World Health Organization's top influenza scientist.<p>Before he left Geneva, Fukuda …

Are humans getting smarter?

As our capacity for abstract thinking grows, so too have our IQ scores<p>Psychologists often use puzzles to test intelligence. So, puzzle this: on the one hand, many psychologists tell us that intelligence is an enduring individual trait, pretty much hard-wired by a person’s DNA and by cell …

Who Are You Calling a Bird Brain?

Human Journey<p><i>Bird brain</i> was considered an insult until a recent discovery that bird brains have a similar structure to that of the mammalian neocortex (the cognitive processing center). Researchers have begun looking for, and finding, avian intelligence in the large-brained species: crows use …

Birds

Supreme Court Rules that Monsanto Can Patent Every Crop in Existence, then Control the World’s Food Supply.

Indiana farmer must pay Monsanto 4,000 for planting second-hand seeds from crops Monsanto hold patents on. That’s right. If you plant soybeans from a …

Can Technology Pave the Road for Peace in the Middle East?

New investments in technology may eventually help Palestinians flourish, but obstacles still loom large.<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank - At first glance, it is a tech utopian's dream. For the last two years, several dozen Palestinian entrepreneurs have been getting training from Israeli high tech experts …

Kaskade Freaks of Nature DVD Trailer

Motorola shows off insane electronic tattoo and 'vitamin authentication' prototype wearables

At the D11 conference today, Regina Dugan, SVP for advanced technology and projects at Motorola, showed off some advanced projects. The first was a prototype electronic tattoo on her arm from MC10, about which she quipped "teenagers might not want to wear a watch, but you can be sure they'll wear a …

Motorola

Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access …

Three Years In A Row, Australia Named Happiest Place By OECD

If you lived in Australia, you'd be much happier.<p>At least that's what you can glean from the latest Better Life Index issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which ranked Australia the world's happiest nation for a third year in a row.<p>Because we know you're wondering: …

The violin, and my dark night of the soul

In her quest to become a world-famous violinist, Ji-Hae Park fell into a severe depression. Only music was able to lift her out again -- showing her …

Crowd-sourcing the BioBlitz

Changing Planet<p>A dragonfly submitted to Project Noah as part of the 2013 National Geographic BioBlitz. Photo by Sean O’Connor.<p>Pulling off a National Geographic BioBlitz involves a lot of people: park rangers, scientist volunteers, thousands of K-12 students, a lot of curious visitors, and online …

Crowdsourcing

These Insect Dishes Are The Solution To World Hunger

Even though we're raised to believe bugs in our food is a bad thing, insects are chock full of protein and nutrients, and could help reduce world hunger and food shortages.<p>Plus, bugs actually don't taste that bad. Plenty of world cultures eat beetles, wasps, caterpillars, grasshoppers, worms, and …

Insects

Sneaky Sources of Sugar

Are you accidentally loading up on the sweet stuff?<p>In scary news, a recent report from the CDC found that women consume an average of 13.2 percent of their total daily calories from added sugars. Just how bad is that really? Well, the American Heart Association recommends that women limit their …

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LinkMe Is An LED Smart Bracelet That Displays Scrolling Lines Of Text

LinkMe is an LED smart bracelet that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and displays SMS and social media updates in text that scrolls across your wrist.<p>Smartwatches and smart bracelets promise convenience – it’s easier to glance at a device on your wrist than it is to dig out your buzzing …

Apple’s iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers

Apple’s iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it …

iOS

What We Don't Know About the Deadly New SARS-like Virus

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Saudi Arabia announced late Wednesday that five more people have died and two others are undergoing …

Banned TED Talk: Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness

I'm in!<p>Yet another TED talk banned by the TED community due to the challenge it poses to mainstream science. The talk was done at a TEDx conference …