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Video produced by Laila Kazmi, edited by Aileen Imperial and shot by Aileen Imperial and Greg Davis, KCTS 9. Humaira Abid is chiseling a carefully selected piece of wood. She stops and examines the object thoughtfully, resting her hand next to an...
On your next vacation you could sleep in a stranger’s house, ride in a different stranger’s car, and do it all while a person you’ve never met watches your dog. Critics of the social web often condemn the Internet as a poor substitute for genuine...
Yo, the messaging app whose initial purpose was to send “yo” alerts to your phone in advance of someone’s arrival — a feat that earned it a whopping $1.2 million in funding — has a newfound use. According to Fast Company, the app will...
It’s named the Verrückt, which in German means “insane”. At 168 feet tall, or 17 stories high, it has the seal of approval from Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest water slide. To be among the first to ride it,...
Last week, the scientific journal Nature retracted two papers which claimed that skin cells could be turned into stem cells. PBS NewsHour interviewed lead author Dr. Charles Vacanti of Brigham and Women’s Hospital about the studies in January....
2012 Olympics Men’s Road Race passing through Oxshott, Surrey. Photo by Flickr user RS Deakin. A recent study, published online by the Journal of Men’s Health, indicates an increased risk for prostate cancer in male cyclists over the age of...