HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the rain-soaked streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations.
(Reuters) - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows.
Air traffic nationwide has been snarled since a fire erupted in the basement telecommunications room of an air traffic control center outside Chicago early Friday. The post A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.
Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […] The post Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good C […]
Pharrell Williams’ new single “It Girl” feels like being dipped in waves of rainbow metallic liquid on a sunny day. So it’s only appropriate the music video looks just like that—plus anime and 16-bit videogame vibes. And this delicious buffet of smooth beats laced with manga visuals is the latest public display of admiration in […] The post Pharrell’s New Vi […]
Nondigestible compounds in apples -- specifically, Granny Smith apples -- may help prevent disorders associated with obesity, scientists have concluded. "We know that, in general, apples are a good source of these nondigestible compounds but there are differences in varieties," said the study's lead researcher. "Results from this study wi […]
Short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression are linked with antidepressant medications being prescribed when they may not be needed, according to new research. Known as "brief depression symptom measures," the self-administered questionnaires are used in primary care settings to determine the frequency and severity of depr […]
A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, according to research.
The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.
The fight over a Twitter ban in the country intensifies, as the government reportedly blocks a workaround, the White House weighs in, and Google refuses to yank YouTube vids critical of the prime minister.