April Cousert

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Fentanyl Used to Execute Nebraska Inmate, in a First for U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Prison officials in Nebraska used the powerful opioid fentanyl to help execute a convicted murderer on Tuesday, the first such use of the drug in the United States and the first execution in the state since voters overturned a death penalty ban in 2016.<p>The use of fentanyl, an opioid …

Death Row

George Michael’s Boyfriend Reveals On Twitter That The Singer Killed Himself

Fadi Fawaz was angry he was cut out of Michael's will<p>Fadi Fawaz, singer George Michael’s boyfriend at the time of his death, is unhappy that the …

George Michael

NASA Selects Contest Winners of 3D-Printed Habitat Designs for Mars

In 2014, NASA launched a multi-phase competition to create a habitat on Mars using 3D-printing technology. And now, five teams have been selected as the winners of the Phase 3, Level 1 portion of the 3D-Printed Habitat Competition. This is part of the virtual modeling stage of the contest, where …

Habitats

Joan Crawford knew how to craft a fun party dip

<i>In Celebrity Recipes, we tackle a favorite recipe from a beloved star, past or present.</i><p>Of all the screen stars from the golden age of Hollywood, Joan …

Cream Cheese

Judge Blocks Attempt to Post Blueprints for 3-D Guns

WASHINGTON — For years, Cody Wilson, a champion of gun-rights and anarchism from Texas, has waged a battle to post on the internet the blueprints for making plastic guns on 3-D printers, claiming the First Amendment gives him the right to do it.<p>Plastic guns are difficult to detect, and concerned …

Guns

States suing Trump administration, company over 3D guns

Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety.<p>The suit, filed Monday in …

Trump Administration

The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

'Boy or girl?' Parents raising 'theybies' let kids decide

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Three-year-old twins Zyler and Kadyn Sharpe scurried around the boys and girls clothing racks of a narrow consignment store filled with toys. Zyler, wearing rainbow leggings, scrutinized a pair of hot-pink-and-purple sneakers. Kadyn, in a T-Rex shirt, fixated on a musical cube …

Parenting

These basketball courts are out of this world

Cue the Space Jam theme song<p>With a standard layout and plenty of surface area to work with, basketball courts are ripe for mesmerizing transformations that challenge our sense of the familiar. A berry-beautiful makeover. An astoundingly intricate bamboo roof to contrast with the sleek floors. …

Manhattan

Inside the meditating mind

In late 1971, Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. "I came very close to committing suicide …

Mindfulness

You'll Really Miss Robin Williams After Hearing The Voicemails He Left For Billy Crystal

Marina Zenovich, the director of "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind," explains the bittersweet experience of making her documentary.<p>“Hello, Bill, it’s Lord Sisley,” says a man in a posh English accent. “I’m in Africa. And dear God, man, you should be here. There’s creatures who would adore you. I …

Robin Williams

The generation that grew up on Stephen King is taking him back

The author is going through a cinematic renaissance, thanks to directors who grew up as fans.<p>Stephen King is one of mainstream fiction’s great …

Horror

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

1/<p>1. Colombia's Chiribiquete national park is a new entrant. The site some of the most concentrated plant diversity in the Amazon and is famous for …

Archaeology

Spiders fly on the currents of Earth’s electric field

Spiders don’t have wings, but they can fly across entire oceans on long strands of silk. For more than a century, scientists thought it was the wind …

30-ton disco ball destined for Nevada desert

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bjarke Ingels ' architecture practice has set its sights on building an inflatable, 30-ton disco ball in the Nevada desert for the 2018 edition of Burning Man.<p>Spearheaded by BIG partner Jakob Lange and the practice's special project unit, The Orb is a reflective, 1:500,000 scale …

Black Rock

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday.<p>Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision.<p>The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in …

Cannabis

The most important skill nobody taught you

Before dying at the age of 39, Blaise Pascal made huge contributions to both physics and mathematics, notably in fluids, geometry, and probability.<p>This work, however, would influence more than just the realm of the natural sciences. Many fields that we now classify under the heading of social …

Pascal

New Christo Installation in London’s Hyde Park: Pictures

Koko The Gorilla Dies; Redrew The Lines Of Animal-Human Communication

"The Gorilla Foundation is sad to announce the passing of our beloved Koko," the research center says, informing the world about the death of a gorilla who fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language.<p>Koko, who was 46, died in her sleep Tuesday morning, the Gorilla …

Robin Williams

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling …

National Parks

You are probably not getting enough sleep, and it is killing you

• <b>Losing sleep puts your body at a disadvantage when fighting off diseases, including cancer.</b>• <b><br>Just a week of short sleep nights (around five or six</b> …

Consider the Fruit Fly

Modern genetics would not be possible without the humble fruit fly.<p>In college, I worked briefly in a fruit-fly lab, where I spent most of my time just keeping different fly strains alive. It was not difficult—as anyone with a fruit-fly infestation can tell you—but the repetitive work imprinted …

Biology

How to Take Revenge on Those Shady Robocallers That Use Your Area Code

I decided to write this column at 5:43 a.m. one recent morning. That’s when my cellphone rang with the first in a series of three robocalls that I …

The Dos and Don'ts of Amsterdam Coffeeshops

When visiting Amsterdam coffeeshops, which are local legal dispensaries for marijuana, there are few tips you should keep in mind. These dos and …

Cannabis Industry

Why Even Control Freaks Are Opting for 'Surprise Vacations'

AT 8:25 ON A MIDWINTER Friday morning, I’m in Terminal B of New York’s LaGuardia Airport with a small bag, a large envelope and no idea where I’m about to fly off to. About a month earlier, I booked a long weekend trip for myself with Pack Up + Go, a two-year-old Pittsburgh-based travel company …

James Madison

The Ultimate Cross-country Family Road Trip

On a quest to find a family vacation that doesn’t suck? A road trip might not seem like the obvious choice—wrangling the kids, keeping everyone …

Wettest Places in the USA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) runs the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), which releases data on the weather patterns …

10 Women Share Their Favorite Place To Travel Alone

It's a well-known fact that millennials love to travel; we're more willing than other generations to prioritize current experiences and adventures …