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Vietnam dialysis: Seven patients die in hospital

<b>Seven people have died and a woman is in intensive care after undergoing kidney dialysis treatment at a hospital in northern Vietnam.</b><p>The incident happened at Hoa Binh Province General Hospital, west of the capital, Hanoi, on Monday.<p>Eighteen people were being treated when some felt sick and …

Vietnam

Immunotherapy offers hope to certain cancer patients not responding to chemo

The oncologist was blunt: Stefanie Joho's colon cancer was raging out of control and there was nothing more she could do. Flanked by her parents and sister, the 23-year-old felt something wet on her shoulder. She looked up to see her father weeping.<p>"I felt dead inside, utterly demoralized, ready to …

Narwhal Tusk Mystery Solved by New Drone Video

Narwhals are sometimes known as the "unicorns" of the ocean because of the long "tusks" that protrude from the animals' heads, but scientists have long been stumped about the function of this mysterious appendage — until now.<p>Drone footage of wild narwhals has revealed that the whales use their …

These Kittens Were Raised by Rabbits, So Now They Hop Like Bunnies

Whelp, THIS is the cutest thing you’ll see all week!<p>If we were to create a hierarchy of cute things, bunnies and kittens would definitely fall in the …

How to Ditch Your Ego to Get Things Done | Heleo

“Our narratives are self-serving. They either make us much better than we actually are or they make us the victim in a way that we probably</b> …

Mummy DNA shows that the ancients don’t have much in common with modern Egyptians

This will pave the way for more genetics studies<p>Scientists have extracted and analyzed DNA from mummies that are thousands of years old, and they have found that the ancient Egyptians are actually more genetically similar to people living today in the Near East — countries like Israel, Lebanon, and …

A brain tumor gave me a persistent sense of déjà vu—and changed the way I think about memory

One drab afternoon a few years ago, something very unusual happened to me. I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling of vertigo, followed immediately by an overwhelming and intense sense of familiarity.<p>The people around me vanished and I found …

Neurophilosophy

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new …

The Endangered Species Act is often too little too late, but it’s all we’ve got

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Of all the measures that U.S. …

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know

Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine—they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of …

Tiger Kills Zookeeper in 'Freak Accident'

The incident at a U.K. zoo has raised questions.<p>Highlighting the potential risks of keeping wild animals, a zookeeper was killed in a “freak accident” with a captive tiger Monday, at Hamerton Zoo Park in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, about two hours north of London.<p>The zookeeper, Rosa …

Why an 8-Foot Great White Shark Leapt Onto a Fishing Boat

One expert believes the story of a great white shark leaping unprovoked onto a small fishing boat, if true, would be highly unusual.<p>Seventy-three-year-old Terry Selwood was fishing off the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, when he was reportedly injured by a shark leaping out of the water …