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Imagine Running a Marathon in Heavy Smog. That Just Happened in Beijing.

mashable.com — BEIJING - Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog. The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen Square with many of the tens of thousands of participants wearing face masks.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @mashable: Beijing marathoners just ran through pollution more than 13 times the level considered safe. on.mash.to/11PPZdZ pic.twitter.com/9McQubNw1i

Oct 19, 2014

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Oct 19, 2014

RT @nycjim: Despite insane smog like this, Girmay Birhanu Gebru actually ran Beijing Marathon in 2:10:42. on.mash.to/1yOJaal pic.twitter.com/qDmH0ACYAN

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Germany Says Pro-Russian Rebels in Ukraine Downed MH17 With Captured Missiles

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine - Germany's federal intelligence service has concluded that pro-Russian rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 using a missile system captured from a Ukrainian military base, the German news magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @nycjim: German intelligence says #MH-17 was shot down by pro-Russia rebels with weapon captured from #Ukraine military. on.mash.to/1zhdUSz

Oct 19, 2014

RT @nycjim: German intelligence says #MH-17 was shot down by pro-Russia rebels with weapon captured from #Ukraine military. on.mash.to/1zhdUSz

Oct 19, 2014

German intelligence says #MH-17 was shot down by pro-Russia rebels with weapon captured from #Ukraine military. on.mash.to/1zhdUSz

Oct 19, 2014

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Oct 19, 2014

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BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit - So Far

mashable.com — For Järn Harry, his BlackBerry Z10 has one killer feature that iPhones and Androids just can't match: a blinking red light. "I look at the iPhone, and I don't know if there's a message or not," Harry says. As the head of new business ventures for Comptel, a Helsinki-based software firm, Harry finds BlackBarry unmatched for running business apps.

Amnesty International: Extrajudicial Killings in Ukraine Misrecorded and Misreported

mashable.com — KIEV, Ukraine - Amnesty International said it has found evidence of extrajudicial killings by pro-Russian separatists and Kiev regular and irregular forces in eastern Ukraine, but not to the extent reported by Russian media and authorities.
Oct 20, 2014

.@Amnesty says extrajudicial killings in east #Ukraine are misrecorded and misreported. Evidence both sides guilty. mashable.com/2014/10/20/amn…

The ending that will haunt us forever

mashable.com — Look, The Walking Dead is a gross show. A wonderful, action-packed, disgusting show that has trained us to have stomaches of steel. But the end of episode 2 easily ranks among the greats in the Horrific Hall of Fame. Congrats, moment henceforth known to as the #BobBQ Scene.
Oct 20, 2014

Mashable: The End of 'Walking Dead' Episode 2 Will Haunt Us Forever ow.ly/2PnM9x

People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem

mashable.com — While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, it's actually somewhat of a confirmed phenomenon. We perceive animals and their owners to look like each other. Of course, if the resemblance is too similar, things start to get eerie. Really eerie.
Oct 20, 2014

Mashable: People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem - While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, ... ow.ly/2PnDsi

Ebola-Infected Spanish Nurse Tests Negative for Virus

mashable.com — The person with Europe's first confirmed case of Ebola is on the mend. Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse that contracted Ebola, has tested negative for the virus, according to multiple reports. Further tests will be necessary to determine whether Romero is indeed cured, but the news is another positive sign after she responded well to treatment.

'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie Teen Surfer Laughs After Shark Bites Her Leg

mashable.com — Australian teenager Kirra-Belle Olsson posted photos on Facebook of the injuries she sustained in a shark attack on Friday, as she made it clear it was not the shark's fault. The 13-year-old Rip Curl-sponsored surfer was bitten on the leg by a wobbegong shark while surfing at Avoca Beach, on the central coast of New South Wales.
Oct 19, 2014

'It's Not the Shark's Fault': Aussie teen laughs after shark leaves bloody gouges in her leg. on.mash.to/1zhim3L pic.twitter.com/DAH92u4wCg

Ebola Protocols for Treating Patients to Include Protective Gear With No Skin Showing

mashable.com — WASHINGTON - Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in Dallas were left vulnerable because some of their skin was exposed.
Oct 19, 2014

Mashable: Ebola Protocols for Treating Patients to Include Protective Gear With No Skin Showing ow.ly/2PmOjO

Oct 19, 2014

Ebola protocols for treating patients to include protective gear with no skin showing. on.mash.to/1sD8A5M pic.twitter.com/uPFFDxb1YA

Comet to Buzz by Mars - And You Get to Watch

mashable.com — A comet is set to zoom past Mars in a rare celestial event Sunday afternoon. The event will be live streamed by Slooh, an organization that connects powerful telescopes to the Internet. The Virtual Telescope Project will also be streaming the comet's passing. The Slooh viewing is set to start at 2:15 p.m.
Oct 19, 2014

A comet is about to fly extremely close to Mars. Watch this rare celestial event live starting after 2 p.m. ET: on.mash.to/1DppFov

New 'Call of Duty' Trailer Shows Futuristic Mayhem

mashable.com — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may still have a three weeks left until its release, but publisher Activision is giving eager fans the high-octane launch trailer now. The trailer shows bits of gameplay spliced in with lots of fast-paced action. It also includes shots of a motion-captured Kevin Spacey, the game's main villain.

The NYC Cook Who Turned a Tiny Food Cart Into His Biggest Dream

mashable.com — This piece is part of Mashable Spotlight, which presents in-depth looks at the people, concepts and issues shaping our digital world. NEW YORK, New York - On a hot Friday afternoon, a herd of customers flank both sides of the food cart, waiting on their South Indian fare.
Oct 19, 2014

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Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress'

mashable.com — Novels, poems, essays, children's books - Margaret Atwood can write it all. Since she released her first poetry collection Double Persephone in 1961, Atwood has published more than 50 works, including her dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid's Tale . Most recently, Atwood has delved into short story writing with her collection Stone Mattress: Nine Tales , October's MashableReads book club selection.
Oct 19, 2014

Mashable: Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win a Copy of Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' ow.ly/2PndEZ

What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles?

mashable.com — With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused. Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether you want to stay in touch with friends, promote your brand or meet others with the same hobbies, we can help you determine which tool will most effectively meet your needs.
Oct 19, 2014

RT @mashable: Unsure of the difference between Facebook pages, groups and profiles? We clear the confusion: on.mash.to/11RjAUr pic.twitter.com/dYTxE9QO2k

Oct 19, 2014

Nice primer: What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles? flip.it/7FbVv

Oct 19, 2014

Mashable: What's Really the Difference Between Facebook Pages, Groups and Profiles? ow.ly/2PmjPG

St. Louis Rams Trick Play Is Fun for Everyone (Unless You're From Seattle)

mashable.com — There's just something about a well-executed trick play. When it goes wrong, it's a disaster. When done right, it's beautiful. The St. Louis Rams tricked just about everybody during a punt play at Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Nearly the entire Rams team feigned the punt going one way, drawing practically every Seahawk to the wrong side of the field.
Oct 19, 2014

Mashable: St. Louis Rams Trick Play Is Fun for Everyone (Unless You're From Seattle) ow.ly/2PmX3I

Death of Endangered Northern White Rhino Puts Subspecies on Brink of Extinction

mashable.com — The death of a northern white rhinoceros has left the subspecies on the brink of extinction. Suni, a 34-year-old rhino, was found dead on Friday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Nairobi, Kenya. Only six other northern white rhinos remain alive, with Suni having been one of only two males capable of breeding.

10 Pumpkin Recipes to Carve Into Your Diet

mashable.com — It's possible that we've gone overboard on pumpkin spice this season. Despite concerns that we've pushed this flavor too far, let's not forget why it became a fall favorite in the first place. The delicious combination of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice is the perfect compliment to pumpkin's subtle earthy flavor.