Christine Zalman

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Injecting Drugs Can Ruin a Heart. How Many Second Chances Should a User Get?

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Jerika Whitefield’s memories of the infection that almost killed her are muddled, except for a few. Her young children peering at her in the hospital bed. Her stepfather wrapping her limp arms around the baby. Her whispered appeal to a skeptical nurse: “Please don’t let me die. I …

Medicine

Mexico City's deportee work program hopes to help ousted migrants resettle

Sanctuary city is first to take action to find jobs and provide retraining courses for growing number of US undocumented immigrants forced to leave<p>Jorge Valdéz Rivera emerged in tears from the airport security doors at Mexico City’s international terminal, clutching a small rucksack with a few …

Can we trust the Rorschach test? | Damion Searls

To its critics, it is dangerous pseudoscience. To its supporters, it offers unique insights. What is the future of this controversial psychological test?<p>Victor Norris had reached the final round in his application for a job working with young children, but he still had to undergo a psychological …

Psychology

World Book Day: The world's most valuable books

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit an alien star only 40 light-years away

A small, cool star in distant space plays host to something amazing.<p>Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star …

Philip Pullman unveils epic fantasy trilogy The Book of Dust

Author’s new novel series is set in London and Oxford and overlaps with hugely popular His Dark Materials<p>Philip Pullman has ended years of speculation by announcing that The Book of Dust, an epic fantasy trilogy that will stand alongside his bestselling series, His Dark Materials, will be published …

Books

Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan

President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in …

Health Care

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fighting meerkats, a posing leopard and rescued turtles are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Turtles

8 addictive songs from emerging artists you need to hear now

As temperatures drop, it’s time to warm up your winter with new music from some of the most exciting emerging artists on the market. Bruno Mars, The …

Music

NASA Gets Last Close Look at This Eerie Alien Moon

After a poignant farewell flyby of Saturn’s largest moon, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on a collision course with the ringed planet itself.<p>On April 21, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft paid its final visit to Saturn’s largest moon, swooping roughly 600 miles above Titan’s haze-wrapped surface.<p>This last …

Senate opens Obamacare repeal drive with overnight marathon

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans launched their effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law early Thursday morning, approving a budget blueprint that they've dubbed the Obamacare "repeal resolution."<p>The Senate voted 51-48 along party lines for the measure, …

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33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

Catching Up With Eve Salvail, the Original Girl With a Dragon Tattoo

The starting point for a writer’s breakthrough essay might be a blank screen; a painter’s, a white canvas. Eve Salvail, a mainstay on ’90s catwalks, can trace her meteoric rise in modeling to the moment she decided to shave her head. “I wanted to be bald,” explained Salvail earlier this month at …

In America, She Designs Swimwear. In Iran, She Got 40 Lashes for Being at a Party

Tala Raassi grew up in suburban Washington, D.C. and then in Iran. She knows both cultures—but wasn’t ready for what happened to her one night in …

Donald Trump says 'no computer is safe'

"If you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier."<p>Donald Trump's presidential campaign was marked by verbal attacks on his opponents, with the candidate aiming public criticism at everyone from Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton, from Megyn Kelly to Gold Star father …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fruit bats, a nosy kangaroo and the last male northern white rhino are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

Gym Showdown: Free Weights vs. Machines

If you want to get stronger, some kind of resistance training is the way to go. So when you walk into the gym, should you start loading plates onto a …

Exercise

Here are the books longlisted for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards

Looking for a book suggestion? PEN America's got you covered.<p>Starting this week PEN America is kicking off its literary award season by announcing …

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

When a robotic probe finally lands on a watery world like Jupiter's moon Europa, what do scientists have to see to definitively say whether the place has any life?<p>That's the question retired astronaut John Grunsfeld posed to some colleagues at NASA when he was in charge of the agency's science …

Paranormal

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Ancient History

Trump’s latest Cabinet-level picks mark a move to diversify his administration

The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday began to follow through on a pledge to put together a diverse administration — …

Donald Trump

Clinton in emotional post-election speech: 'Coming here tonight wasn't the easiest'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton, in her first public speech since last week's crushing presidential loss, admitted making the appearance "wasn't the easiest."<p>But speaking at the Children's Defense Fund's "Beat The Odds" Gala on Wednesday night, Clinton emotionally reflected about the 2016 loss …

Government

Supermoon – in pictures

Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset – weather permitting<p>• Share your pictures of the supermoon

Astronomy

Trump to supporters harassing minorities: 'Stop it'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump on Sunday told his supporters to stop harassing minorities, in his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect.<p>"I am so saddened to hear that," Trump told CBS' Lesley Stahl on "60 Minutes" when she said Latinos and Muslims are facing harassment. …

Learn About Tattoo History While Getting Inked at This Museum

The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.<p><i>All images courtesy of the Field Museum</i><p>The history of tattooing spans over …

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

Amid Email Focus, Obama Says He Has 'Absolute Confidence' In Clinton's Integrity

President Obama is vouching for Hillary Clinton in his latest direct appeal to millennial voters.<p>Speaking to Now This News, Obama made his first public statements about the FBI's renewed focus on evidence possibly tied to Clinton's private State Department email server.<p>"I know her; I trust her," …

Announcing the winners of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 Winners<p><i>Sunrise light illuminates Mount Rainier as it rises above low clouds, seen from high above Tipsoo</i> …

Landscape Photography