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Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Platforms can be a strong source of competitive advantage. But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? In our recent HBR article, we explain the fundamentals of transforming products into platforms. Like riding a bike, it’s easy to describe the physics but hard to actually …

Innovation

The 36 Best Things About Hawaii (Yes, Really)

Two years ago, HuffPost Hawaii was launched to put the spotlight on the Islands, not just as a postcard, but as a community, as Arianna Huffington said at the time. And from the very first story listing vital Hawaiian words to live by to the many insightful blog contributions along the way, we have …

US government will finally make it easy to see how your tax dollars are spent

Americans will soon have a much easier time figuring out how their tax dollars are being spent. The United States government is going to begin standardizing its spending data and publishing it on a single website within three years, in a move that's hoped to dramatically enhance transparency around …

Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society takes off

New York book club inspired by 'good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows'<p>I am not a member of a book club – perhaps it is rooted in the days of my education, but I just feel that I'd hate having to read something by a certain time. However, I am …

China's former red guards turn their backs on Maoism

The footsoldiers of the Cultural Revolution are trying to make amends for the horrors of the past<p>For the past 10 years Liu Jin, Song Bin Bin, Luo Zhi and several of their fellow pupils at the experimental high school attached to Beijing Normal University have been trying to make sense of three …

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

<b>As dusk falls in the Elqui Valley, a packed minivan rumbles up a winding trail into the hills, high above the gleaming orange lights of Vicuna - a small town at the heart of Chile's recent boom in astrotourism.</b><p>After 40 minutes on the dusty road, lined with scrawny bushes, cacti and rocks, the van …

Chile

SpaceX is suing the US government for a free market in satellite launches

Entrepreneur of the future Elon Musk told reporters today about the most pressing aspirations for his company, SpaceX: Making even cheaper rockets, and forcing the Air Force to buy them.<p>Musk was fresh from some measurable progress toward the first goal of cheaper rockets. Friday’s SpaceX test of a …

Space Travel

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

Russian and American Military Dolphins Might Face Off This Summer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The tense East-West standoff in Ukraine could reach a new level of escalation: underwater. According …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

Sriracha Sauce

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

WASHINGTON— PresidentObama's health law has led to an even greater increase in health coverage than previously estimated, according to new Gallup survey data, which suggests that about 12 million previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage since last fall.<p>That is millions more than Gallup …

After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

<i>Twenty-five years ago, on April 15, 1989, Chinese students were mourning the death of a reformist leader. But what began as mourning evolved into mass protests demanding democracy. Demonstrators remained in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, day after day, until their protests were brutally suppressed by</i> …

Associated Press News

Jar of French mountain air sells for £512 in polluted Beijing

Artist puts up glass of Provence air for auction in artistic protest against air quality in China<p>Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence …

Man wrongly convicted of murder freed after nearly 25 years

NEW YORK — Jonathan Fleming had videos of his Disney World holiday. He had a receipt from his hotel, where employees remembered him for running up a high phone bill.<p>But the perfect alibi couldn't save Fleming from serving nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit — a murder that took …

Crime

Stem cell scientist Haruko Obokata found guilty of misconduct

Committee in Japan says it found evidence of falsification and fabrication – offences that constitute research misconduct<p>A young researcher who shot to fame in scientific circles when she published an apparently radical and simple way to create stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct by a …

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

From Obamacare to getting kids reading, libraries have a bigger part to play in local communities than ever before<p>As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

DNA from emaciated London Black Death skeletons matches modern plague bacteria and supports airborne theory of spread<p>The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the …

LA Earthquake Could Be Sign of Bigger Follow-up

There's a 5 percent chance that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Los Angeles last night was the foreshock to a larger event, seismologists say.<p>…

This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by …

Four Paths to Happier Travel

We’ve all heard the old adage, “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” but rarely does anyone tell us <i>how</i> to appreciate the journey, especially the more unpleasant parts.<p>I couldn’t think of a better person to address this topic than Sharon Salzberg. A major influencer in the mindfulness …

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

<i>Photo courtesy of Visit Myrtle Beach. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns …

Myrtle Beach

Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012: WHO

The biggest pollution-related killers were heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease and lung cancer<p>Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated seven million deaths worldwide in 2012, the UN health agency has said.<p>"Air pollution, and we're talking …

Pollution

China, North Korea slam U.N. human rights report as 'divorced from reality'

China and North Korea have slammed a U.N. report that found crimes against humanity committed in the reclusive Democratic People's Republic of Korea.<p>At the Monday session of the Human Rights Council, China's representative called a landmark report that was highly critical of North Korea's human …