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A Texas man decapitated a rattlesnake. It bit him anyway and he nearly died, his wife says.

By Allyson Chiu<p>Allyson Chiu<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For Jennifer and Jeremy Sutcliffe, it was supposed to be a relaxing day at home. A daughter and granddaughter were coming to visit. A family cookout was planned for later in the afternoon.<p>But by the end of that day in late May, Jeremy Sutcliffe …

The Moral Rot That Threatens America

I asked a senior German diplomat the other day what issues the United States and Germany are cooperating on. He looked blank. Not Iran, obviously. Not trade, evidently. Not climate change, blatantly. Not Russia, plainly. Not migration, pointedly. With alliances like these, who needs enemies?<p>From a …

Iran Nuclear Deal

How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Routers

Scientists Have Reanimated Disembodied Pigs' Brains – But For a Human Mind, It Could Be a Living Hell

A fate worse than death.<p>Do you want to live forever? If so, there's some good news. Or so it seems. For it appears that we may have taken a step …

Neurophilosophy

Suspected Golden State Killer, a former police officer, arrested on 'needle in the haystack' DNA evidence

Authorities have arrested a former police officer who is suspected of being one of California’s most prolific serial killers and rapists — the Golden State Killer.<p>A local and federal task force apprehended the suspect late Tuesday evening, after tying him to the crimes through “surveillance and …

The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System

An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.<p><i>Updated on April 16 at 4:19 p.m. ET</i><p>For millennia, the only planets we knew of were the ones in our own solar system. That changed in October 1995, when a pair of Swiss astrophysicists discovered a …

Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: 'Mission accomplished'

US president thanks London and Paris for their ‘wisdom and power’ while Russia loses UN vote to condemn airstrikes<p>• Strikes on Syria: what we know so far<p>• Strikes on Syria: latest updates<p>Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as “perfectly executed” on …

Donald Trump

One night of sleep deprivation leads to increase in Alzheimer's protein

A new study has revealed a stark connection between sleep deprivation and increased deposits of amyloid-beta – peptides linked to Alzheimer's disease …

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

A New Study Shows Meditation Has Long-Term Benefits of Up to 7 Years

Whether meditation is your thing or not, you can't deny all the benefits associated with the practice: better sleep, cognitive improvement, antianxiety aid, stress relief, and more. And now, a recent study that came out of the University of California, Davis further confirms the notion that …

F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film …

Michael Cohen

Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will …

U.S. Politics

Venting on Immigration, Trump Vows ‘No More DACA Deal’ and Threatens Nafta

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump, blaming Democrats and the Mexican government for an increasingly “dangerous” flow of illegal immigrants, unleashed a series of fiery tweets on Sunday in which he vowed “NO MORE DACA DEAL” and threatened to walk away from the North American Free Trade …

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump's answers under oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cranking up pressure on the president, porn actress Stormy Daniels wants Donald Trump to answer her attorney's questions under oath about a pre-election payment aimed at keeping her quiet about their alleged tryst.<p>If she's successful, it would be the first deposition of a sitting …

Stormy Daniels Is No Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader gets U.S. president to break his relative silence<p>Stormy Daniels, it turns out, is no Kim Jong Un. She cannot get President Donald …

Trump pushes support for Second Amendment after ex-SCOTUS justice calls for repeal

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday morning that his administration will not support the repeal of the Second Amendment, a step former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggested Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed.<p>“THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like …

Aliens Could Detect Life on Earth. Here's How.

One Strange Rock<p>From gases in the atmosphere to satellites in space, Earth is sending plenty of signals that something here is alive.<p>As the universe's only known harbor for life, Earth is arguably one strange rock. But light-years from our solar system, other intelligent beings on a similar …

Star Trek

14 Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness from time to time, especially when life gets busy.<p>While this can be a completely normal occurrence, having a …

Trump wants a line-item veto. One problem: it’s unconstitutional.

The president asked Congress for one after he agreed to sign the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.<p>President Donald Trump teased a veto before signing the massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Thursday. He did so, at least in his telling, reluctantly and with plenty of grievances against …

Austin bombings suspect kills himself as police close in

<b>ROUND ROCK, Texas --</b> The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, …

Crime

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he targeted his victims, interim Austin police Chief Brian …

Austin Bombings

With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on …

News

Engineer flagged "cracking" in Miami bridge 2 days before deadly collapse

A lead engineer with one of the firms behind a , killing at least six people, left a voicemail with the Florida Department of Transportation about …

Prosecutors will seek death penalty in Parkland school massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prosecutors will seek to put Nikolas Cruz to death for carrying out last month's massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school, they announced in court filings Tuesday.<p>A Broward County grand jury last week indicted the 19-year-old gunman on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first …

Mental Disorders

Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pompeo

By Ashley Parker ,<p>Ashley Parker<p>White House reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Philip Rucker ,<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>John Hudson and<p>John Hudson<p>National security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>Carol D. Leonnig<p>National …

The White House

Passing through a black hole could open up a whole new future, but it would erase your past

It’s a controversial idea. But an enticing one. A new study has once again tackled the implications of a black hole’s event horizon — the point beyond which not even light can escape its gravitational pull.<p>This time, mathematicians have been crunching the numbers to determine if an object can cross …

Trump Is Winning

Are you sick and tired of it yet?<p>Donald Trump is on track to win reelection to the presidency of the United States.<p>Yes, despite Russiagate, despite shitholegate and despite whatever gate he blunders through next. Despite approval ratings that would make Nixon weep. Despite his mind-numbing …

Donald Trump

‘A horrific, horrific day’: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting

By Lori Rozsa ,<p>Moriah Balingit ,<p>Moriah Balingit<p>Reporter covering national education issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>William Wan and<p>William Wan<p>National correspondent covering science and news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Mark Berman<p>Mark Berman<p>National news reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Follow Thursday’s updates here: Florida</i> …

Florida

The Arctic Is Full Of Toxic Mercury, And Climate Change Is Going To Release It

Permafrost, the Arctic's frozen soil, acts as a massive ice trap that keeps carbon stuck in the ground and out of the atmosphere - where, if released …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …