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Man dies from extremely rare disease after eating squirrel brains

The 61-year-old man was brought to a hospital in Rochester, New York, after experiencing a decline in his thinking abilities and losing touch with reality, the report said. The man had also lost the ability to walk on his own. (iStock). A man in New York developed an extremely rare and fatal brain disorder after he ate squirrel brains, according to a new report of the man's case. In 2015, the 61-year-old man was brought to a hospital in ... Full story

Paradise Beach in South Africa lives up to its name Travel

(CNN) — In the early morning, the wind sends bursts of sand across the beach, painting bits of black and shades of brown around the shells and the deep purple seaweed that washed up during the night. The patterns in the sand elongate and narrow, then blow back a bit over yards and yards of space, because there's nothing here to stop them. No palm trees, no umbrellas, no travel resorts. As the morning progresses, a couple of people will hike ... Full story

Rock n' roll, sports and philanthropy

SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n’ roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates. Allen used the fortune he made from Microsoft — whose Windows operating system is found on most of the world’s desktop computers — to invest in other ambitions, from tackling climate change ... Full story

Docker has raised $92 million in new funding

Docker , the company that did more to create today’s modern containerized computing environment than any other independent company, has raised $92 million of a targeted $192 million funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission . The new funding is a signal that while Docker may have lost its race with Google’s Kubernetes over whose toolkit would be the most widely adopted, the San Francisco-based company has ... Full story

Celebrating 60 years of Blue Peter in pictures News

Blue Peter, the world's longest running children's television show, turns 60 on Tuesday. In six decades, Blue Peter has seen 37 presenters - along with cats, dogs and tortoises - entertain and educate children over more than 5,000 episodes. The show first aired on 16 October 1958, in an episode that lasted just 15 minutes. It was intended to fill a gap in the BBC's output for children, serving those of primary school age in a weekly magazine ... Full story

Why New York Has So Many Empty Storefronts Atlantic

What happens when cities become too expensive to afford any semblance of that boisterous diversity? The author E. B. White called New York an assembly of “tiny neighborhood units.” But the 2018 landlord waiting game is denuding New York of its particularity and turning the city into a high-density simulacrum of the American suburb. The West Village landlords hoping to lease their spaces to national chains are turning one of America’s most ... Full story

Trevor Noah Whacks Trump On His Reaction To Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test

When President Donald Trump was asked Monday about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s release of her DNA test, indicating that she did have some Native American ancestry, he said, “Who cares?” And that did not sit well with Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show.”. “Who cares?” Noah said. “You care! This is the thing you’ve been obsessed about for years.”. Noah said it was as if the Kool-Aid Man suddenly said he wasn’t that interested in Kool-Aid. “No, no, ... Full story

Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?

Image caption Chip fat and other vegetable oils can be turned into fuel for cargo ships. The global shipping industry is as big a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as aviation. And the heavy fuel oil that powers its giant vessels is exceptionally dirty - packed with soot, black carbon and sulphur. So is it doing enough to clean up its act? Shipping is facing a big problem. In little more than a year from now it will have conform to new ... Full story

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi government preparing to say missing journalist was killed during interrogation gone wrong News

The Saudi government is preparing to say that the death of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the result of an interrogation by Saudi operatives that went wrong, two sources close to the Saudi kingdom tell CBS News. Khashoggi vanished after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, igniting a global firestorm over the circumstances of his disappearance. Saudi officials are expected to claim that the mission was initiated to ... Full story

HyunA's letter on Cube Entertainment belatedly revealed

HyunA 's letter on Cube Entertainment has been belatedly revealed following the news of her departure from the agency. SEE ALSO: HyunA tells her fans not to worry in first Instagram Live since her departure from Cube. On October 15, Korean media outlet Hyundae News released a letter written by HyunA, and it sheds some light on the alleged circumstances surrounding her exit from Cube Entertainment. The letter started, "As you know well, my only ... Full story

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