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  • Air France strike grounds 20% of flights

    Air France on Saturday cancelled around 20 percent of its flights on the fourth day of a strike by flight attendants during the peak summer travel season, the airline said. "Difficulties with the composition of the crews could also lead to limits on the number of passengers per flight," it said. …

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  • Officials encourage travelers not to shun Florida for Zika

    MIAMI (AP) — There's no official warning to stay clear of Florida, but the crowds that usually wander among the bold street murals in Miami's trendy Wynwood arts district may be thinner after reports that mosquitoes in the area have spread the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time.

    Associated Press
  • Thousands of Olympic tourists will be enjoying mirrored ceilings and stripper poles in Rio’s love motels

    As visitors from around the world converge on Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, Luiz Felippe Fontes de Mendonça is making some changes at his motel. Used to renting rooms in three-hour blocs, he’s now selling two-week vacation packages. Some rooms are getting single beds installed: “We’ve never had…

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  • Florida Zika cases prompt UK advice for pregnant travellers

    Pregnant women are being advised by Public Health England to consider postponing non-essential trips to the US state of Florida, amid concerns over the Zika virus.

    BBC News
  • MIT researchers are sending robots into sewers to monitor city dwellers’ waste

    Beneath the streets of Boston, two robots named Mario and Luigi inspect the flow of human waste, collecting data on city residents. The robots are part of the new MIT Underworlds project, which mines urban sewage for information about human health and behavior—a previously untapped resource that…

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  • Lufthansa’s wacky Airbnb listing offers a plane seat in a ‘shared room’

    German national carrier Lufthansa has taken to Airbnb to offer "accommodation" at 36,000 feet. The "cabin in the sky," which is essentially an airline seat, will set you back nearly $800 and comes with a “personal food and beverage service at 910 kmh.”

    Digital Trends
  • #WhatIt'sReallyLike

    Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease.

    BBC News
  • Survey finds Americans are more worried than excited about high-tech body enhancements

    From augmented infants to intelligence, the consensus was that emerging biomedical breakthrough which push the limits of human potential are far more worrying than they are exciting.

    Digital Trends
  • London maternity clinic to help survivors of rape

    The centre at the Royal London Hospital is the world's first maternity clinic specifically for rape survivors, according to the My Body Back project which helps women who have experienced sexual violence. Pavan Amara, founder of My Body Back, said for some women pregnancy was the first time since…

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  • US ties four Zika cases in Florida to local mosquitoes

    Four cases of Zika virus in Florida are likely the first transmitted locally by mosquitoes in the United States, officials said Friday, marking a new phase in the fast-growing pandemic. Until now, more than 1,600 cases of Zika -- which can cause birth defects -- have been recorded in the mainland…

    AFP
  • Tennis - Bartoli on 'road to recovery'

    - Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli insisted she was "on the road to recovery" after a mystery virus caused her dramatic weight loss and led her to fear for her life. "I'm on the road to recovery," Bartoli told French radio RTL following three weeks in hospital. "I'm recovering slowly."…

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  • Declaration helps Florida mosquito control

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):

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  • Zika virus: Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections

    Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.

    BBC News
  • Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage.

    Associated Press
  • Fearful of attacks, tourists flood Spain's beaches

    Spain saw nearly 33 million visitors to the country in the first six months of the year, an 11.7 percent leap from 2015 as people fearful of extremist attacks seek refuge in the Iberian Peninsula. The largest number of foreign visitors came from Britain, according to the Ine statistics agency,…

    AFP
  • Why Lead Paint Still Haunts Industrial Cities in the U.S.

    One milligram of dust. That’s all the lead it takes to poison a child—the equivalent of three granules of sugar. Years before his death, Freddie Gray was found to have 35 micrograms of lead in his blood—seven times the amount that can impair brain development, according to the Centers for Disease…

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  • Virgin America finally getting a mobile app, complete with Spotify integration

    Virgin America, is finally going (somewhat) mainstream by yes, introducing an app for both Android and iOS. But because it's Virgin America, this is no ordinary airline app -- it comes with a Spotify integration.

    Digital Trends
  • Tourism Troubles in Brussels

    On a sunny day or under a fresh layer of snow, the historic Grand Place in Brussels is so photogenic that it can look like a fanciful film backdrop. With every surface of its gabled 17th century guild houses smothered in ornamental pilasters, statuary and gold leaf, it comes across like a tightly…

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  • Florida confirms first cases of locally-transmitted Zika in the continental US

    Today (July 29), the Florida Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first four locally-transmitted cases of the Zika virus in the continental US. The DOH also stated that the virus was probably spread by mosquitos. “We learned today that four people in our state likely have the Zika virus as a…

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  • Neuroscientists say that hypnosis could actually help you focus better

    Among different crowds, hypnosis can have a reputation ranging from goofy and gimmicky to outright spooky. But regardless of what you think, neuroscience is now showing it has a noticeable effect on the brain. Research from Stanford University shows that hypnosis actually changes the way blood…

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