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30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones



April 23 marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the discovery of what causes AIDS: a retrovirus called HTLV-III, later renamed HIV. At their 1984 press conference, in the face of one of the world’s most terrifying medical epidemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler and virologist Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute projected scientists would be able to produce an AIDS vaccine within two years

“That turned out to be totally incorrect,” Heckler told PBS in…

The Underwater Drone Helping Search for Flight MH370



If wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is ever discovered, an underwater drone could very well be the first thing to spot it.

The Bluefin-21 was contracted by the U.S. Navy to dive into the southern Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia and scan the ocean floor for pieces of the plane that went missing on March 8 with 239 people onboard

The drone was forced to resurface on April 16 due to a technical issue,

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4 Dead, Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast



Four people are dead, 55 are injured and hundreds are missing after a ferry carrying more than 470 people capsized off the southern coast of South Korea.

Officials fear the death toll will rise throughout the day.

The ship, which was carrying a number of high school students on a trip to a nearby island, sent out a distress signal at 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday, NPR reports

Less than two hours later had…

Ferry Sinks Off South Korea, Nearly 300 People Missing



Nearly 300 people are missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday morning.

It’s not clear what caused the multi-story vessel to list and sink, but witnesses reported an impact and loud noise just before the ship began to roll over in the water.

The ship sent out a distress signal at 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday, NPR reports, and less than two hours later had completely turned over, leaving the majority of…

Beyonce Crashes Coachella With Surprise Dance Break



Out of nowhere, Beyonce returned to Coachella for the first time since 2010 when on Saturday she made quite the energetic cameo during her younger sister Solange’s set.

The Knowles siblings, like sisters enjoying music in their bedrooms, danced in unison to “Losing You” while a stunned audience cheered on the antics.

The moment, which ended with hugs, turned Beyonce into the most-mentioned Coachella artist of day two,…

Peggy Olson’s Guide To Leaning In



Nobody knows the struggle of women in the workplace like Mad Men‘s Peggy Olson. Even after dealing with her secret trysts, sexual harassment and general day-to-day office annoyances, she still manages to be the model of business woman perfection.

While Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book Lean In is encouraging women everywhere to take on more leadership roles in the workplace, everyone’s favorite secretary-turned-creative director knows a thing or two about getting ahead in the workplace….

Next ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Coming to 3DS in Summer, Wii in Winter



Nintendo’s next iteration of the popular Super Smash Bros. fighting game is coming to the Nintendo 3DS handheld this summer, and then several months later to the Wii U.

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai announced the news during Nintendo’s 35-minute streaming presentation Tuesday night. Sakurai highlighted the differences between the two platform’s versions, and unveiled new features and characters.

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NSA Kept Hundreds of Reports on German Chancellor Merkel: Report



The NSA stored more than 300 secret reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the White House’s most important allies, in a database that also contained information about scores of other foreign heads of state, according to a Saturday report from Der Spiegel.

The prominent German news magazine said this is just the latest revelation to emerge from the massive collection of sensitive and damaging documents released by Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower who…

SoCal Earthquake Didn’t Damage Much, But ‘Noah’ Showings Were Extra Freaky



Looking for a wild Friday night at the movies in Los Angeles? Start with an apocalyptic blockbuster on its opening weekend, add a 5.1 magnitude earthquake just after 9 p.m.

Of the millions of Angelinos who rode out the temblor Friday night — the second strong one in two weeks — thousands did so from a seat at their local cinema. And by all accounts, many were watching Darren Aronofsky’s Noah — for which all the shaking turned out to be nothing more than a free experiential enhancement.