Kendra Baxter

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The Mundari: The tribe dying for their cows

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Sudan is the world's youngest country, and it has witnessed immense change since gaining independence in 2011. The promise of peace has given way to civil war, and tribal rifts continue to run deep, permeating political affairs. Over two million people have been displaced according to …

Lyrid meteor shower: All you need to know

In 2018, April 22 is the peak morning. The moon, near the 1st quarter phase, is out of the way. Expect 10 to 20 meteors per hour at the peak.<p>The …

Astronomy

Britain issues warning for LGBT travelers visiting North Carolina and Mississippi

By Peter Holley<p>, Reporter<p>The British Foreign Office has released an advisory warning travelers to be aware of controversial new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi before visiting the United States.<p>The travel advisory update — directed to members of the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

LGBTQI

9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

In public radio's mythical Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."<p>The first two conditions are merely unlikely. The third one is a mathematical absurdity. However, a new survey suggests that almost all parents believe it to be …

Legendary musician Prince dies at 57

Legendary musician Prince died Thursday morning at his home. He was 57.<p>The artist's publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, said in a statement that he died …

We've Reached Peak Smartphone

Two things became apparent after the end of the Spring 2016 Smartphone Glut. One: Android is still a second-class citizen when it comes to gaming, …

6 Top Knots for EVERY Hair Length

With finals week closer than we'd like it to be, there's a lot that takes a back seat to our studies. Say hello to top knots, your go-to look during …

Hairstyling

Boost Your Happiness With This Exercise You Can Do While Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth only takes a couple minutes, and so does increasing your happiness. Here’s a super easy way to train yourself to look on the …

The Fight to End Period Shaming Is Going Mainstream

U.S. Periods Women's Health Tampon Tax Health<p>Let’s begin with the obvious: Every woman in the history of humanity has or had a period. Each month, …

We are closing in on possible whereabouts of Planet Nine

The search zone is growing smaller. Astronomers have further constrained the likely whereabouts of Planet Nine: the planet that, if it exists, is …

Scientists Made LEDs 60 Percent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

A team of researchers has managed to boost the amount of light an LED emits by 60 percent simply by shaping its outer surface to resemble the outside …

Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

White women are dying at a slightly younger age than in the past. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.<p>The life expectancy for non-Hispanic white women in the United States declined by one month — …

Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks

I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer.<p>My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. …

Animal Planet TV Crew Finds Man on Deserted Island: 'He Was Prepared to Die'

A TV crew for <i>Animal Planet’s</i> show <i>River Monster</i> was out on the sea filming last November when they came across a man on a largely deserted Australian …

Dinosaurs weren’t driven to extinction by that meteorite after all

New evidence shows that dinosaurs were dying out 24 million years before bolide impact.<p>It's the most dramatic mass extinction in the history of …

Autism's Gut-Brain Connection

Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.<p>This …

Yup, you can live at Disney World year-round —but it’ll cost you

Yup, you can live at Disney World year-round —but it’ll cost you<p>For you, actually living on property at Disney World might be a completely priceless …

The Official Bulletproof Coffee Recipe - It's Not Just Butter Coffee

Are you ready to join the thousands of athletes, high-powered CEOs, busy parents, and people just like you on a quest to get more energy and …

Man accidentally finds a 'perfectly preserved' Roman villa in his backyard

A man stumbled across a Roman villa in his back garden which is being hailed as the most significant discovery of its kind for a decade.<p>Luke Irwin, …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

If you melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt, read on.<p>A new study finds the dairy fats found in milk, yogurt and cheese may help protect against Type 2 diabetes.<p>The research, published in the journal <i>Circulation,</i> included 3,333 adults. Beginning in the late 1980s, researchers took blood samples …

Low Fat

The Human Body's Complicated Relationship With Fungi

When it comes to the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies, bacteria get almost all the attention.<p>Changes in our resident microbiota and their collective genome — called the microbiome — have been linked with a wide range of diseases, from various forms of arthritis to depression. At …

Flyby Comet Was WAY Bigger Than Thought

Comet P/2016 BA14 was initially thought to be a cosmic lightweight, but as it flew past Earth on March 22, NASA pinged it with radar to reveal just …

NASA

World’s biggest oil producers meet to discuss possible freeze on production

Rare off-scheduled meeting between Opec and non-Opec suppliers will focus on what they can do to staunch the continued global surplus of crude oil<p>The world’s biggest oil producers will huddle in Doha on Sunday in a rare off-scheduled meeting where discussion about what they can do to staunch the …

Billions of cicadas will ascend upon the northeastern United States as another 17-year cycle concludes

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>The eighth biblical plague that tortured Egypt was a plague of locusts.<p>As described in Exodus 10:5, “And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto …

Insects

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …

63 Businesses to Start for Under $10,000

You know you want to start something for yourself. You just need to funnel your ambition and time into an idea that'll earn extra cash, make you proud, and possibly lead to a full-time venture-and that amazing moment you get to say "I quit!" to your boss. But what great idea should you say "I …

Small Business

Mystery foam fills the streets after earthquake strikes Japan

A strange sea of bubbles filled streets in a southern Japanese city in the early hours of Saturday morning, after an earthquake and several …

6 tents that take technology off-grid

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>People often go camping to escape the modern world, but a little technology can make a good vacation even better. The tents of the future set up in a snap, protect campers from lightning strikes and incorporate solar panels so you can keep your cellphone charged. Some even allow you …

Strange giant sphere in Bosnia sparks debate

In a Bosnian wood, the discovery of a strange giant sphere has sparked debate after a researcher claimed that it could be evidence of an ancient civilization.<p>Archaeologist Semir Osmanagich estimates that the sphere— which resembles a giant cannon ball protruding from an embankment—could have a …

10 Failed Attempts To Heal Children With Faith

Between 1975 and 1995, approximately 172 children died in the US after their parents withheld medical care on religious grounds—140 of these …