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McDonald's hires teen Olympian to tout egg-white sandwich
McDonald's Corp. has hired 17-year- old Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas to help promote its newest item - the egg-white breakfast sandwich.
Everybody talks about the weather, but it's not easy to predict
Large temperature variations from year to year have significant implications, most obviously for farmers and gardeners but also for utility companies estimating energy use, city managers budgeting for snow and sports teams worrying about scheduling. Are we getting any better at predicting the weather weeks or months in advance?
Weather warnings now issue from your pocket
Keith Stammer, director of emergency management in Joplin, Mo., suggests people have back-up systems for their back-up systems when it comes to weather warnings. The layers of alerts should include mobile apps and text alerts that indicate when storms are approaching, he says.
Are the world's great cities ready for rising waters and freak storms?
The list of metropoles threatened by rising seas and freak storms is alarmingly long, if (from a U.S. viewpoint) reassuringly international.
How to detect malware on your PC
Your anti-virus software is supposed to detect and deflect malware but, for a number of reasons, some can slip by.
'Breathprints' offer clues about what makes you who you are
What makes your body different from everyone else's? Maybe you're thinking fingerprints or the DNA that you leave on everything you touch. Now, add your breath to that list.
Instagram beauty contests worry parents, child privacy advocates
The photo-sharing site Instagram has become wildly popular as a way to trade pictures of pets and friends. But a new trend on the site is making parents cringe: beauty pageants, in which thousands of young girls — many appearing no older than 12 or 13 — submit photographs of themselves for others to judge.
Ghetto's final hours revealed in diary 70 years after Holocaust
A makeshift diary scribbled on five pages of graph paper by an unidentified young woman hiding in a bunker as the Nazis closed in on what remained of the Warsaw Ghetto is the first real glimpse into the daily lives of about 40,000 Jews hiding in bunkers as the ghetto burnt above them.
Dementia care at $109 billion more expensive than heart disease
The cost of caring for dementia patients has reached $109 billion annually, exceeding that for heart disease and cancer, and will double by the time the youngest Baby Boomers reach their 70's, according to a study.
Crabs supersized by carbon pollution
Crabs are bulking up on carbon pollution that pours out of power plants, factories and vehicles and settles in the oceans, turning the tough crustaceans into even more fearsome predators.
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