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Pages of a ‘Drinkable Book’ Could Bring Safe Water to Millions

A researcher has invented a cheap filter paper that removes more than 99.9 percent of bacteria from water.

Qatar Really Wants You To Know How Much It Gave For Katrina Relief

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Here are some things you may know about Qatar: It's very, very small and it's very, very wealthy. With a GDP estimated at upwards of $320 billion, Qatar -- which controls 13 percent of global liquefied natural gas reserves -- is the richest country per capita in the world. Show More Summary

With rhythm and reverence, New Orleans marks 10 years since Katrina

New Orleans, a town renowned for staging big celebrations, faces a tricky challenge on Saturday, 10 years to the day from when Hurricane Katrina slammed into southeast Louisiana and triggered flooding that would leave 80 percent of the city under water. Show More Summary

Ukrainian Chief of Staff Admits to Massive Intelligence Failure

About 90 percent of the intelligence information obtained by Ukraine in the summer of 2014 has not been confirmed, according to Viktor Muzhenko, head the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff.

How to Catch Up on Retirement Savings

Shutterstock By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Americans are still woefully lacking in their retirement savings with only 19 percent who are saving more this year compared to last year. One in 10 working Americans didn't contribute to their...Show More Summary

California Drought: State Cut Water Use by 31 Percent in July

Cities in California cut water use by 31.3% in July, exceeding a state-wide mandate of 25% to combat a record four-year drought there, officials say. For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said. After a strong performance in July, California cities

NFL Week 3 Preseason Patriots vs. Panthers Picks & Predictions

The New England Patriots defeated the New Orleans Saints, 26-24, in Week 2 of the NFL Preseason. New England fans have been treated to a much-improved Garoppolo, as the 23-year-old completed better than 76 percent of his passes in the first two games, perhaps instilling the kind of confidence necessary in supporters fretting over Brady

Twitter Sets Modest Goals to Diversify Workforce

The company aims to fill 16 percent of its technology jobs with women next year.

Bicep's Hypnotic New Track "Malima" Is Raising Money for the Children of War

16 hours agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Vice: Thump

Glasgow label Craigie Knowes will be donating 100 percent of proceeds to children affected by global conflicts.

After Double Mastectomy, Woman Feels Better Than Ever About Her Body (PHOTOS)

Post by Christy Krumm Richard. At the age of 19, BBC Radio presenter Claira Hermet was diagnosed with BRCA1, a genetic mutation that increased her risk of contracting breast cancer to 85 percent. After losing both her mother and sister...Show More Summary

How 'Boy Meets World' Helped me Dissect Beauty and Colorism

I hear it quite often. "You're hot... for a black girl." And to be honest, I'm almost 100 percent sure I received the same "compliment" during adolescence. You know, that juncture within your life when incessant ?NSYNC paraphernalia and Boy Meets World quotations were in style. Show More Summary

In Kenya, Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Threatens World Heritage Site

In 2015, only about 23 percent of Kenya's 45,500,000 people have access to electricity, and this problem is particularly pronounced in rural areas of the East African country, where electrification drops to a staggering 4 percent. It's...Show More Summary

More Fun with Demographics

Fred Barnes writes: Another question: Do Republicans need at least 40 percent of the growing Hispanic vote to win the presidency next year? I think the answer is yes, as a study by Latino Decisions, a Hispanic polling group, found. That’s...Show More Summary

Who’s to Blame For Murders of Virginia Journalists? Congress!

(John Hinderaker) That’s what Democratic Senator Chris Murphy says: I think change is going to happen. I just don’t think that democracy can work with when you have 90 percent of the American public that want changes in our gun laws and Congress not responding. Show More Summary

Obamacare's popularity continues to creep upward

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The latest monthly tracking poll from Kaiser Family Foundation shows an incremental but definite increase in the law's popularity, though it's still just at 43 percent, nationally. But here's a possible sign that its popularity is on the upswing, coming out of New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Water Use By Californians Drop 31 Percent: Forced Or Voluntary, Does It Matter?

Californians restricted their water use significantly in the month of July. The residents managed to reduce water usage by 31 percent and surpassed government-set limits, second month in a row, despite July being the month in which water usage typically peaks. Show More Summary

Poland's 'Nazi Gold Train' Probably 99 Percent Real

Poland's deputy culture minister said that the train said to be full of valuables plundered by Nazi Germany during WWII is "99 percent" likely to exist, Polish media reported.

Saints spending one-fifth of their cap space on players not on the team

Every NFL team has some dead money on its salary cap, money that is allocated to a certain player who’s no longer on the team. But no team is allocating cap space like the Saints. In New Orleans, 20 percent of the cap is dead money, according to Spotrac. Among the players who count huge…

Clinton Support Eroding As Sanders And O’Malley Fight Back

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Donald Trump dominating the Republicans and Clinton’s support eroding among Democrats. Clinton still has the lead, but it is down from 55 percent on June 30 to 45 percent at present. More disturbing for Democrats, this poll shows what other polls have shown–Americans know better than to trust Hillary [...]Show More Summary

Increase in Opioid Abuse Linked to Surge in Heroin Use

An alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years. That increase is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) […]

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