Author Archives: Kal Kurdi

About Kal Kurdi

I'm a poet, an entrepreneur, a creative writer, a cynic, and most importantly, a child at heart. My personal experience working in the Financial industry as proven an asset to my industrious qualities. My control over the English language has effectively helped to persuade many opportunities into action. I seek all the knowledge I can obtain, and gladly share it with all who'd listen.

Apple Pay Mobile Payment System Continues to Attract Merchants

Rumored in the days up to the announcement of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple confirmed the new mobile payment app dubbed Apple Pay. Expected to change the way purchases are made, Apple claims Apple Pay will be a secure, private … Continue reading

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Apple’s HealthKit to Begin Medical Trials at Duke and Stanford Universities

Apple’s new HealthKit, packaged in with their new iPhone 6 and iOS 8 releases has some rather ambitious goals. Currently focused on fitness, Apple believes that HealthKit’s full potential can be realized to help long-term health treatment for people. Since … Continue reading

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Apple Hits Road Bumps in iPhone 6 Plus Production

Apple tends to run into trouble with just about every launch, and the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 Plus may have already hit its first bump. In what has been claimed as a record number of orders, the … Continue reading

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Heineken Stands Firm Rejects Purchase Offer from SABMiller

Approached by the competition, Heineken refused a proposal by SABMiller to purchase the company. The offer stated that Heineken would continue to operate independently of SABMiller, but Heineken rejected the offer, stating the proposal was “non-actionable.” In a move speculators … Continue reading

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Some Big Names to Attend Climate Change Summit in September

A list was recently published by the United Nations (UN), and it reveals the names of those representing the 125 countries who are expected to attend the Climate Summit in New York, hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The summit … Continue reading

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Google Tries to Revive Google+ with Purchase of Polar

In what Google hopes to to be a move that will popularize their own social network, Google+, they’ve decided to bring over the team from Polar and see if they can turn it into something cool. Though it isn’t completely … Continue reading

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Sharks and Manta Rays Get New Protection

In what has been seen as the most significant move in the last 40 year history of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) to protect sharks and manta rays from extinction, all trade in five species named … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests a Happy Wife Equals a Happy Life

I’ve worked with people for a really long time, and I’ve heard this everywhere. From uncles to strange old men walking up to my counter. The old adage was repeated so often, I thought it a fact, “Happy wife, happy … Continue reading

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UN Scientists Say Ozone Layer Shows First Stages of Recovery

Earth’s invisible defender, the ozone layer, protects us from harmful and cancer causing ultraviolet rays. According to a study recently published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the ozone layer is well on … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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Home Depot Confirms Hacker Security Data Breach at 2000 Stores

In what could essentially mean lost money for millions, Home Depot has just confirmed that their point of sale (POS) or payment systems have indeed been compromised. This massive breach in Home Depot’s data security may certainly impact customers in … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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Harvard Receives $350 Million Record Breaking Donation for Health Research

Harvard University has received the largest donation ever in its history. The formal announcement was made on Sunday of the record $350 million dollar donation from a philanthropic foundation set up by the sons of T.H. Chan in his honor … Continue reading

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Hikers Evacuated as Fire Continues to Burn in Yosemite National Park

Approximately 100 hikers were evacuated by emergency helicopter on Sunday due to a wildfire which has been burning for a few weeks, but suddenly began to grow furiously to an estimated 700 acres. Firefighters had previously been able to control … Continue reading

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Gives Monkeys 10 Month Immunity

A recently published study in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that the deadly Ebola virus might just have finally met its match. Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have created a vaccine which was able … Continue reading

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New Single Dose Peramivir Treats Flu with One-Time Shot

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals say they have developed a new drug which safely inhibits flu symptoms if administered to patients within the first 48 hours from the onset of the flu. Peramivir,¬†BioCryst’s new¬†neuraminidase¬†inhibitor (NAI) vaccine, is also known as RAPIVAB. A new … Continue reading

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Le Palais Royal: America’s Most Expensive Home for Sale at $139 Million

It didn’t take long for the most expensive home, which sold earlier this year for $120 million, to have new competition. A new home in Florida has been listed for $139 million, which hopes to wrestle away the title of … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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California Blue Whale Population Once Again on the Rise

After a century of being hunted to near extinction, the population of the California great blue whale, otherwise known as the North Pacific blue whale, is recovering quite nicely. The study, published by the journal Marine Mammal Science, was conducted … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg Plans to Invest Billions to Grow the Internet and Connect the World

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of social-network leviathan Facebook Inc, acquired Whatsapp this past February for a whopping $19 Billion. At the time of acquisition, Whatsapp’s active user base was approximated to be 450 million. Zuckerberg had at that time … Continue reading

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