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|TIME: Time magazine announces its Person of the Year|
Those who fight Ebola are Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2014. The Ebola outbreak has infected more than 17,800 people, most in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, killing 6,346. By the end of November, 622 health care workers had been infected with the Ebola virus and 346 of them died, according to the World Health Organization.
|Wall Street Journal: How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic|
By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how charismatic public speakers use their voices to dominate, rouse and influence a large audience.
|CBSNews: The most dangerous types of toys for kids|
The study, published Monday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, found ride-on-toys -- including scooters, wagons, tricycles and motor-powered kiddie vehicles such as Barbie Jeeps -- are responsible for a growing number of children's injuries and emergency room visits.
|BBC: Why Texas is closing prisons in favour of rehab|
Far from having to build new jails for the 17,000 expected new inmates, Jerry Madden and his colleagues have succeeded in closing three prisons.
|The Motley Fool: Social Security: 5 Facts You Must Know|
Although most people expect Social Security to be there for them when they retire, they could be wrong ? and by then it might be too late.
|CBSNews: At U.N., North Korea loses key vote on crimes against humanity charges|
A key committee of the U.N. General Assembly agreed to urge the Security Council to refer the leaders of North Korea to the International Criminal Court for prosecution for crimes against humanity. The final vote was 111 in favor of the action and 19 opposed, with 55 countries abstaining.
|NBCNews: Philae Lander Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet|
After a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent, the European Space Agency's Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet Wednesday ? marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission.
|BBC: US and China leaders in historic greenhouse gas emissions pledge|
China and the US have unveiled new pledges on greenhouse gas emissions, as the leaders of the two countries met for talks in Beijing. China did not set a specific target, but said emissions would peak by 2030. It is the first time China, the world's biggest polluter, has set an approximate date for emissions to peak.
|CNN: We're growing bacteria in space, and they could help us create new vaccines|
(CNN) -- Manned space missions bring with them a plethora of challenges to keep astronauts alive and healthy, especially on long-duration space missions. The key to an astronauts' wellbeing has been found, somewhat contradictorily, to be a group of tiny organisms -- bacteria.
|Smithsonian: Why Are Finland Schools Successful?|
The transformation of the Finns? education system began some 40 years ago as the key propellent of the country?s economic recovery plan. By 2006, Finland was first out of 57 countries (and a few cities) in science. In the 2009 PISA scores released last year, the nation came in second in science, third in reading and sixth in math among nearly half a million students worldwide.
|Politico: U.S., China reach tech trade breakthrough |
The U.S. and China have achieved a breakthrough that paves the way for countries to approve an expansion of the tariff-cutting Information Technology Agreement, which Beijing had blocked for more than a year.
|Reuters: The takeaway from six years of economic troubles? Keynes was right.|
Anatole Kaletsky: The main lesson is that government decisions on taxes and public spending have turned out to be more important as drivers of economic activity than the monetary experiments with zero interest rates and quantitative easing that have dominated media and market attention.
|The Economist: Iran The revolution is over|
Changes in Iran make a nuclear deal more likely?not this month, perhaps, but eventually. A better understanding of the country would help the talks reach a comprehensive settlement?or, at least, avoid a catastrophic collapse.
|BBC: Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?|
More than 80% of vehicles now use some form of electronic key fob or keyless ignitions, Avery says. In five years time there will be no new cars being produced that rely solely on a metal key, he predicts.
|CBSNews: One age group much more likely to die from Ebola|
Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.