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Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria

According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. Show More Summary

Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist and Nobel Prize winner, died Thursday in Mexico City, his publisher confirms. A forefather of magical realism, Márquez was best known for his seminal 1967 novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which sold over 20 million copies and inspired countless undergraduate semesters abroad. Márquez... More »

Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

26 minutes agoNews : News Desk

Gabriel García Márquez, the winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, died on Thursday, at the age of eighty-seven. The New Yorker was lucky enough to publish a number of his short stories, starting with “The Sea of Lost Time,” in 1974. Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 107: Jae Lee, Part 4 – The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Jae Lee, and the issue is The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 2007. These scans are from the hardcover trade, which was published in 2007. […]

Avoiding The Next Heartbleed - LinkedIn Publish

Avoiding The Next Heartbleed How should companies learn from Heartbleed to be better prepared for the next major security event?Full storyhttps://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140417203003-8374308-avoiding-the-next-heartbleed -Michael Coates - @_mwc

We’re launching Pando Memberships in beta. 500 discounted places available NOW (499… 498…)

As you’ve probably noticed, things are really hotting up at Pando. Not only are we turning out scoop after scoop after scoop, but we’re also preparing to publish the second issue of our print magazine and are just a couple of months away from our incredible Southland conference (starring Al Gore, Christy Turlington...

How two startups brought Marvel comics' superheroes to life

Last week I caught up with Portland startups Orchestrate and Stand In, which teamed up for a project that used Orchestrate’s technology and Stand In’s design chops to bring to life a trove of data released by comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment. The firms are both products of the most recent class of the Portland Incubator Experiment. Show More Summary

Government Study Proves TSA Behavior Profiling is Useless, TSA Expands It Anyway

1 hour agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Last fall the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a study showing that TSA's behavior profiling program - creatively named "SPOT" - was useless. The technical language was that the project succeeded in catching bad guysShow More Summary

Banner Saga, CandySwipe devs resolve trademark disputes with King

Stoic Studios and Albert Ransom -- developers of The Banner Saga and CandySwipe, respectively -- have each published polite statements acknowledging that they have reached an agreement with Candy Crush Saga maker King whereby their games may coexist without further trademark litigation....

Publisher’s Platform: General Mills – You Can’t Sue Me!

When Stephanie Strom of the New York Times wrote “When ‘Liking” a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue,” it caught my attention. At first I thought General Mills could not be serious about trying to deny its customers the right to their day in court if wronged by a General Mills’ product.  I mean,... Continue Reading

Realtor Code of Ethics once required discrimination

This post was originally published by Bob McCranie on ActiveRain. Follow him on Twitter: @bobmccranie. I’ve been doing research on the code of ethics as it applies to fair housing and the new “religious freedom” laws. I still have a lot to learn,...

Zycus Exclusive Report Highlights Procurement Technology Adoption Trends and Best Practices

We recently published “Pulse of Procurement 2014,” an extensive survey of over 300 global procurement leaders to benchmark technology adoption strategies and highlight measurable business results achieved by top performing organizations. Show More Summary

A Nigerian Lawyer With Cerebral Palsy: My Encounter

A few weeks after publishing the article, "The Future of a Child with Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria", I met Tobiloba Ajayi, a barrister and solicitor with cerebral palsy. This of course contradicts the popularly held notion that people with...Show More Summary

Digital Mirror Reveals Organs Under Your Skin

The New Scientist published a very interesting report about a new idea and technology that will be showcased at the upcoming Human-Computer Interaction conference in Toronto, Canada. At the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, a couple wandered in front of a set of dark screens. Staring back at them was an image of […]

Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis

MANHASSET, NY – In a review published in the April issue of Immunity, Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it's time to take a fresh look at the medical community's approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including more than 200,000 Americans. read more

Study: “Significant Number” of Patients Wrongly Diagnosed as in “Vegetative” State

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal “The Lancet” finds that “significant number of people labeled vegetative had received an incorrect diagnosis and actually had some degree of consciousness and the potential to improve,” according to Denise Grady of the New York Times. The results of the study, lead by Dr. Steven Laureys, is […]

Franken-AR-AK-.22 Spotted in Cambodia

The NY Times has published an interesting article back in 2012 about the tourist shooting ranges in Cambodia. Its well worth reading, but what especially a reader’s attention was the.22 AK AR-15 in leading photo (click though to see the full resolution photo). The rifle’s upper receiver is some variant of an AR-15,  maybe originally an M16. The lower […] Read More …

General Mills’ New Policies To Prevent Online Followers From Suing Could Backfire

General Mills is behind some of the largest food brands on the planet, and yesterday published a questionable update to its Privacy Policy and Legal Terms. First reported by the New York Times, the company implemented new clauses that forfeit online followers’ rights to sue. According to the updated Legal Terms, you accept the agreement by doing any […]

Connecting sleep deficits among young fruit flies to disruption in mating later in life

PHILADELPHIA - Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right. According to a new study published in Science this week from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, lack of sleep in young fruit flies profoundly diminishes their ability to do one thing they do really, really well – make more flies. read more

Is TV Ready For An Interdimensional, Corpse-Animating Worm?

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

George Lopez — yes, that George Lopez — thinks it is. That's why he's partnered with comic publisher IDW to make an animated series based on writer/artist Ben Templesmith's humor-horror comic Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. Read more...

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