April Cousert

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Drug waste clogs rivers around the world, scientists say

Large numbers of pharmaceuticals found at levels dangerous for wildlife and the environment<p>River systems around the world are coursing with over-the-counter and prescription drugs waste which harms the environment, researchers have found.<p>If trends persist, the amount of pharmaceutical effluence …

Trends

Our eyesight is sharpest at twilight – and now we may know why

OUR sight is sharpest at dawn and dusk – and now we may know why. It is not a result of changes within our eyes, but of how the brain processes …

The Brain

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

By Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s …

Civil Rights

Caavo’s over-the-top TV box for over-the-top TV boxes ships February 14

The streaming box that aims to bring sanity to your streaming world by combining all your streaming hardware sources into one will ship on Valentine’s Day next year, according to The Verge. Caavo offers a solution to a very modern problem – making it easy to switch between devices including your …

Former Christian school teacher, 29, arrested days after being caught in bed with teen boy by husband: cops

A former Oregon Christian school teacher was arrested after being accused of having an affair with a 15-year-old student that lasted for more than a year, authorities said Monday.<p>Andrea Nicole Baber, 29, was arrested at her home in Cottage Grove on Friday, the Register-Guard reported. The arrest …

ISPs won’t promise to treat all traffic equally after net neutrality

Lots of talk, little promise<p>The FCC voted to put an end to net neutrality, giving internet providers free rein to deliver service at their own discretion. There’s really only one condition here: internet providers will have to disclose their policies regarding “network management practices, …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Why are America's farmers killing themselves in record numbers?

The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer <b>Debbie Weingarten</b> gives an insider’s perspective on farm life – and how to help<p>It is dark in the workshop, but what light there is streams in patches through the windows. Cobwebs coat the wrenches, the cans of spray …

Farming

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Arizona man gave gun to daughter, 14, told her to kill herself, officials say

An Arizona dad was so fed up with his 14-year-old daughter's disciplinary issues he handed the girl a gun Sunday and told her to pull the trigger, police said.<p>Ulys Laffette Bell IV, 38, of Fort Mohave, gave the 9mm handgun to his daughter Sunday and instructed her to commit suicide, the Mohave …

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Customers say the driver is being installed without their permission.<p>Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered …

Customers

Teva Spikes in Pre-Market Amid Reports of Significant U.S. Job Cuts

Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) shares were indicated sharply higher in pre-market trading Friday amid reports that the world's biggest generic drugmaker …

Joe Thomas eviscerates Troy Aikman after clueless comment about Dwight Freeney

Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas proved long ago that he’s one of the toughest and best players of this or any generation.<p>It’s only more recently that he’s become a leading voice on a variety of subjects. His railing against the NFL draft combine resonates for me, while his thoughts on Colin …

Dwight Freeney

This invention kit is on sale and can turn almost anything into a touchpad or video game controller

Have you ever seen the experiment that uses an orange to conduct electricity and think "man, I wish I could use fruit to control objects in my life," …

The US net neutrality fight affects the whole world

This is serious<p>The United States is a nation quarreling with itself right now. Most of the country’s population wants to keep the internet an equitable and free place, embracing net neutrality rules as a necessary guardian against corporate overreach. But the current political administration seems …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Outsourcing

Cannabis-infused cold brew promises a "functional chill" and we're scared

“Marijuana coffee?” I stare at the two words next to each other, imagining myself jittering while ordering too much Domino’s. Sounds terrible.<p>But the …

Device attached to high school principal's car explodes

An explosive device attached to the car of a Massachusetts high school principal's Jeep exploded Thursday in what police have called a targeted act.<p>Police said the device, believed to be a pipe bomb, was set on the grill of a silver Jeep sport utility vehicle parked outside a Blackstone, Mass., …

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Washington State

Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the …

In 'Three Billboards,' a timely portrait of outrage

NEW YORK (AP) — In "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or anywhere else, Frances McDormand means business.In Martin McDonagh's new film, …

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

Obama on 2017 elections: ‘This is what happens when the people vote’

Former President Barack Obama congratulated the winners of both gubernatorial races that took place on Tuesday and the sweeping success Democrats had …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

An unlikely hero describes gun battle and 95-mph pursuit of Texas shooting suspect

By Kyle Swenson and<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Marwa Eltagouri<p>Marwa Eltagouri<p>General assignment reporter<p>Bio<p>Johnnie Langendorff stumbled into the crossfire in a total accident.<p>Sunday morning was all routine until then. Langendorff — a lanky Texan with a fuzzy chin beard and …

17 Ways to Wear Your Dresses With Tights and Boots

Winter isn't exactly the easiest season for dressing. Once temperatures drop, every possible outfit prompts the <i>Will I freeze in this?</i> inquiry, and if …

Clothing

Hershey’s Will Release a New Flavor for the First Time in 20 Years

<i>This article originally appeared on Food & Wine</i><p>Hershey’s has been around for 117 years. In that time, the confectionary company was able to recreate …

Isil facing endgame after fall of last city in its caliphate

Islamic State is facing its endgame after Syrian troops retook its last-remaining city and Iraqi forces closed in on its final pocket of territory along the border.<p>The loss prompted Britain to announce it would soon begin withdrawing its jets from the coalition air effort against Isil, drawing down …