Micha Allen

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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 …

Public Health

Exposure: 2013

December<p>This August, Mionske shot Colombian Orlando Duque diving into Boston Harbor during the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Competitors jumped 90 feet, from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and hit the chilly water at up to 62 miles per hour. To capture the odd …

British Columbia

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

The 'Unorthodox' Way PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin Hired The Best Talent In Silicon Valley

At First Round Capital's CEO Summit, he revealed his hiring secrets.<p><b>Many of the people Levchin hired were friends of current employees.</b> "Peter [Thiel] sat me down and he made me write down every smart person I knew in college personally," Levchin told the audience. "It turned out to be a list of …

Silicon Valley

ELON MUSK: The 'Hyperloop' Would Be 10 Times Cheaper Than High-Speed Rail

Musk did not elaborate on an earlier description of the Hyperloop as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table," but said it would be far faster and less expensive per mile than California's $69 billion, 520-mile project.<p>Musk said that once it's in place, that railway, …

High-speed Rail

Obama Slams G.O.P Student Loan Proposal as "Not Smart," Urges Congress to Act

At a Rose Garden event surrounded by students today, President Obama pressured Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling from 3.4 …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Prototypes

Dear High School Graduate: Everything You've Been Told Is False

When I graduated from Omaha Creighton Prep High School back in 1977, my fellow grads and I entered a benign, forgiving, if U.S.-hegemonic, economic order where one could find paid work — albeit of a blue collar variety — just by completing high school. A world where even a C student was guaranteed …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Ann Coulter Wants More British Immigrants Instead Of Latin Americans

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying<p>Ann Coulter wants more white immigrants.<p>In an opinion piece published this week titled “When Did We Vote To Become Mexico?” Coulter laments the demographic changes of the last few decades, saying she wished more immigrants came from the “mother …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

Social Media

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …