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Which state does the best job of vaccinating kids? Mississippi

When it comes to vaccinating children against diseases such as measles, diphtheria and whooping cough, Mississippi is the model for the nation, new federal data show.<p>More than 99.7% of Mississippi children enrolled in kindergarten last year received all recommended doses of the MMR vaccine against …

FBI: Former SIU student threatened to blow up dorms, kill students

A Chicago man sent a series of letters claiming he was going to bomb buildings at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, threatening to shoot staff and rape, kill and decapitate students if he didn’t receive $50 million, according to federal court documents.<p>Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, a former …

Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province<p>Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.<p>But it was only when the local …

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How lizards regenerate their tails: Researchers discover genetic 'recipe'

By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in …

Firechat’s new update makes it easier for Burners to chat their friends in the WiFi-less desert

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Open Garden<p>Chat room application FireChat has a new update out just in time for Burning Man. With its latest version, …

House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia, again

Half of America’s hallowed legislative body has been banned from editing Wikipedia anonymously. The Hill reports that the ban will affect all IP addresses from the House of Representatives for more than a month — the third such ban this Summer.<p>The ban was due (at least in part) to changes made at …

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep.<p>But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center …

Ban on filling swimming pools hits communities in parched California | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California dream of owning a house with a sparkling swimming pool is drying up for would-be swimmers in communities across the state as some local water districts have banned homeowners from filling empty pools in drought-stricken areas.<p>The restrictions come as …