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How YouTube Videos Help People Cope With Mental Illness

People with schizophrenia say it helps them cope when they see others talking about the experience online. Their friends and family members say it gives them insight into that hidden world.
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In Germany, Asylum Seekers' Medical Needs Are Being Contained

Providing care to asylum seekers has been a challenge, not least due to language barriers. Two entrepreneurs have turned shipping containers into mobile clinics, with 24-hour access to translators.
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New Airport Security Lanes In Atlanta Are 30% More Efficient, TSA Chief Says

The two lanes, which were designed by Delta, were rolled out last month. TSA administrator Peter Neffenger told a Senate committee that "initial results show dramatic improvements."
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Safety Regulator Looks At Alleged Tesla Suspension Flaw

The celebrated electric car company denies allegations of a safety problem with its suspension and says claims that it told customers not to report the problem "preposterous."
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Gawker Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces $140 Million Court Penalty

In addition to its eponymous website, Gawker Media operates several other popular sites, including Deadspin, Jezebel and Gizmodo. The company will be sold to Ziff Davis.
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Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

Microsoft researchers say in their new study, Bing searches held clues to pancreatic cancer diagnoses. But what role should new data streams like web searches and social media play in public health?
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With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.
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Silicon Valley Venture Capital Pioneer Tom Perkins Dies At 84

Long before the boom of the California tech scene, Perkins in 1972 co-founded a prominent venture capital firm in 1972, and used a new approach to investment.
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Making Our Region's Cities "Smart"

Big data and technology have the potential to make local municipalities more effective, safe and productive.

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Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers'

A new wave of educational technology focuses on building family connections. Here's a look at two new approaches.

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