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Genetic mutation may explain the origin of ‘vampires’

The legend of blood-sucking vampires could have been based on real people, experts have revealed.<p>The mythical creatures could have actually been …

Mutations

The massive, record-breaking Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida

Here's the latest forecast for the formidable storm.<p>Hurricane Irma continues its steady march toward the Contiguous United States this evening as a dangerous category five hurricane, threatening to slam into southern Florida as the strongest storm seen there in a generation. Just about every major …

Tradesmen, outdoor enthusiasts rejoice: Duluth Trading Co. will soon open in Colorado

Provided photoDuluth Trading Company, which developed Longtail T-Shirt — with an extra 3-inches in length in the back to fend off plumber’s butt — is …

Dozens killed in Ethiopia after police use tear gas on protest at festival

ADDIS ABABA, ETHI­O­PIA — Dozens of people died Sunday at a festival after security forces fired tear gas into a crowd during a political protest and provoked a stampede.<p>Opposition leaders estimated at least 100 dead. Late Sunday, the regional government said 52 had been killed in the crush.<p>The …

The latest marijuana craze has users chasing bigger highs through 'dabbing'

Like the viral dance move of the same name, using marijuana by "dabbing" is having a moment.<p>The latest marijuana-consumption craze has users chasing bigger highs through a process called "flash vaporization." But unlike the dance, marijuana dabbing poses some major health and safety risks, …

Syrian refugee children 'arrested and beaten' for carrying toy guns in Greece

Five Syrian refugee children have been arrested and detained in Greece after they were found carrying plastic toy guns on their way to perform in a …

What Pop Culture Can Teach You About Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson will use any means necessary—including zombies—to help people learn about science.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, approaches space with a mix of pop culture, science, and humor. When the <i>Cosmos</i> television series was being rebooted, he …

SpaceX rocket explosion: Rival firm’s building inspected as part of investigation – report

A SpaceX employee, investigating the September 1 rocket explosion, asked for access to a roof of the building operated by the company’s long-time …

These Deep Space Images Reveal a New Type of Galaxy

Hubble’s deep field images have provided the farthest glimpses we’ve ever had of galaxies in spaces. Combining those images with a new telescope view …

8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Trade routes have developed since ancient times to transport goods from places of production to places of commerce. Scarce commodities that were only …

The truth about the five-second rule, according to scientists

The ‘five-second rule’ – a folkloric guideline on the time it is considered safe to eat food dropped on the floor – has been debunked by a new …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics

What happens to a pollster when Russia doesn't like the results?

The Moscow Times visits the Levada Centre which fears closure after having been added to the Kremlin’s ‘foreign agent’ list<p>When Russia’s most respected independent polling centre received the news that it had been labelled a “foreign agent” – a Soviet-era term with connotations of espionage – …

Russia

'I played stoned': Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff

Before he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.<p>More on this...<p>In fact, Britton — who also played for the Chicago Bears but left the …

Stop Freaking Out, NASA Did Not Just Change Your Zodiac Sign

"NASA studies astronomy not astrology."<p>If you just got an email from a friend wondering why NASA is telling them they’re no longer a Scorpio, they’re …

Zodiac

Does feeling pain mean it's going to rain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maybe your grandfather always said his body could predict the weather better than the TV weatherman. Maybe you've noticed how your old sports injury seems to act up whenever it rains.<p>But is there any truth to these long-held beliefs?<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom are trying to find …

The US Army Is Designing a New Hand Grenade After More Than 40 Years

The Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose grenade, or ET-MP, will be a frag-concussion twofer.<p><i>This post originally ran on War Is Boring</i><i>. Republished with permission.</i><p>Hand grenades are an ancient weapon but hardly irrelevant. There are few devices as brutally effective at killing inside enclosed spaces, …

Homicides are spiking again in some big U.S. cities. Chicago has seen nearly half the increase.

As a number of major American cities are reporting more homicides this year than last year, the overall number of killings in the country’s biggest cities has increased in 2016 — with just one city accounting for nearly half of the total spike, according to an analysis released Monday.<p>Chicago has …

I wrote this piece while getting chemotherapy, because people have started using cancer patients like me as a weapon against gay people

As I type this, a tube is curling its way down a drip stand, under my t-shirt and into a port-a-cath inside my chest, monotonously clicking away as …

Terry McAuliffe hangs with Willie Nelson -- and his weed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hanging out with Willie Nelson over the weekend has left a cloud around Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, after a photo of McAuliffe and the legendary marijuana-loving musician tweeted by Nelson's wife, Annie Nelson, included a can of "Willie's Reserve" -- Nelson's brand of weed.<p>It's sold in …

Can Marijuana Really Reduce Pot Bellies And Obesity?

“Dude, where’s my fat?”<p>Attention, daily marijuana users: according to a recently published study, you may be more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) or less likely to be obese or overweight than non-users. Got that? Hello? Are you there? Can you hear me?<p>But, hold on, Mr. Hand, you may …

The test that tells you 'whether you're smarter than other people'

<b>This quiz claims to calaculate your intelligence using simple dot diagrams.</b><p>The latest in a series of 'dot tests' amusing the internet, is one from …

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What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists

Cuddling a kitten may always make you feel better - but it could be dangerous to your health, according to experts.<p>Doctors from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US conducted a large-scale survey of the cat-borne bacterial disease cat scratch fever.<p>They found the scope and impact of …

Watch Racists Being Confronted With Some Very Inconvenient DNA Results

Time to rethink some things.<p>This video is a joyous schadenfreude-fest. In it, you see a bunch of people, who are racist or xenophobic to varying extents, being interviewed about their biases.<p>As you can see in the video, from travel site Momondo, they discussed their views of people from other …

This is what electric cars are doing to the lithium market

The electric car market is still small, but manufacturers are ramping up production, and fast; Tesla wants to go from building an estimated 80,000 cars in 2016 to 500,000 by 2018, and are building massive battery “Gigafactories” to make that happen. Some markets have targeted huge rises in …

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Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer's Association …

NASA space telescope captures black holes ‘burping’ after eating up stars

For the first time ever, astronomers have documented the process by which radiation is expelled from black holes – a process that many believe holds …