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Disease Sleuths Analyze Google Searches To Stop Infections

Google is sharing detailed search data with academic and public health researchers to help them fight the spread of infectious diseases. Will it work?
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'Die-Fi': Moscow Expanding Internet Access To Cemeteries

City officials say Moscow's three main cemeteries will be wired up starting next year.
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Celebrities' Medical Records Tempt Hospital Workers To Snoop

When well-known performers receive health care, the details of their cases can leak. Electronic medical records make peeking easier — and also make it easier to catch the staffers who looked.
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Small Violations Of Medical Privacy Can Hurt Patients And Erode Trust

Breaches that expose the health details of just a patient or two are proliferating nationwide. Regulators focus on larger privacy breaches and rarely take action on small ones, despite their harm.
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Where In The World Is Satoshi Nakamoto? The Latest In The Bitcoin Saga

Reports in Wired and Gizmodo pull on various threads to say they may have finally unearthed the identity of the secretive bitcoin creator. The man has drawn attention from Australian tax authorities.
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Yahoo Tries To Avoid A Big Tax Bill Over Alibaba

Yahoo has announced a counterintuitive strategy in its efforts to sell shares in another company: If it can't spin off Alibaba tax-free, the company will try to spin off the rest of Yahoo instead.
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Environmental Outlook: The Earth's Melting Ice Sheets

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The earth's great ice sheets are shrinking at an accelerating rate. But just how quickly is still unclear. Please join us to discuss the latest on the earth’s melting ice sheets and what it means for the world’s oceans.

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For Young Saudi Women, Video Games Offer Self-Expression

Saudi women gamers gather at an annual convention, dressing as their favorite characters and exercising freedoms they want to see more of in their lives.
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Future Tech: What's Ahead In 2016 And Beyond

Digital futurist Amy Webb says automated bots, aerial drones, and virtual reality technology will soon affect how all of us live and work. We explore what's going to be big in tech in 2016 and beyond.

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Approval Of Genetically Modified Salmon, No Labels Required

The FDA's recent ruling on salmon marks the first time a genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption in the U.S. What this could mean for the environment, consumer rights and foods of the future.

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