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SAN FRANCISCO: 49er fans gear up for big game against Seahawks

December 8, 2013 7:38 am

49er fans gear up for big game against Seahawks at Candlestick.

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Endangered Corals Get Their Own Sperm Bank

December 8, 2013 7:17 am

Every year, when conditions are optimal, the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef release billions of eggs and sperm into the ocean, where they come together to form new colonies. But the cycle of reproduction is now being overwhelmed by environmental factors that, over the last several decades have decimated the coral. The reefs are […]

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HIV Reappears In ´Cured´ Boston Patients

December 8, 2013 6:28 am

The fight against HIV has suffered a disheartening setback after the virus reemerged in two patients previously believed to have been functionally cured. The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, infects the human immune system and can lead to AIDS. Antiretroviral drugs can help control HIV, but currently there is no known cure. (Via YouTube / Rufus Rajadurai) Hopes […]

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A Krampus Story: Austria´s Terrifying Christmas Tradition

December 8, 2013 6:20 am

While good little boys and girls in America are preparing for St. Nick’s Dec. 25 flyby, children in Austria are probably running for their lives because of Santa’s not-so-jolly Christmas companion. “For centuries, Austrian children have cowered in fear at Krampus, a horned beast who plays ‘bad cop’ to ‘good cop’ Santa. Krampus’ job is to […]

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What Does the WTO Trade Deal Mean?

December 8, 2013 6:16 am

BBC business reporter Linda Yueh explains what the finer details of the World Trade Organization trade deal actually mean.

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FBI Uses Malware, Phishing to Track Criminals

December 8, 2013 6:14 am

​As the old adage goes, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And according to a new report from The Washington Post, that’s exactly what the FBI did. When traditional means of tracking fail or the criminal is especially skilled at evading the FBI, the bureau calls in its special team of hackers. (Via YouTube / centralvalleyreport) […]

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Top 10 Toys of 2013

December 8, 2013 5:48 am

Laurie Schacht from Toy Insider shares the ten hottest toys this holiday season.

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Visibility Low in Beijing´s Polluted Skies

December 8, 2013 5:47 am

Thick smog blanketed the Chinese capital on Sunday (December 8) for the second consecutive day that poor air conditions choked the city of around 20 million people. The city's official air quality index (AQI) readings were at 361 as of Sunday morning. A level of 300 is considered dangerous while the World Health Organization recommends […]

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US Gripped by Winter Storm

December 8, 2013 5:47 am

A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.

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Turkey´s Alcohol Rules Hit Business

December 8, 2013 4:15 am

Turkey's new restrictions on the sale and advertising of alcohol are beginning to take effect, as Howard Johnson reports.

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