Denise Garcia

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This Google-Backed Biotech Is Trying to Create a Universal Flu Vaccine

Google parent Alphabet’s venture arm GV (formerly Google Ventures) is among the companies backing U.K. biotech Vaccitech, which has set out to …

Public Health

‘He Violated Our Innocence.’ Maggie Nichols Says She Was Abused by Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

Another elite gymnast has come forward to say she was molested by Larry Nassar, the former longtime doctor for the U.S. national team. Maggie …

USA Gymnastics
Oprah Winfrey

The CDC’s 7 ‘Banned Words’ Were Projected Onto the Trump Hotel in DC

Earlier this month, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that things at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had taken a distinctly Orwellian turn when …

Public Health

What Force Created These Bizarre Cubes in Antarctica's Ice?

Antarctica isn't just a land of ice — sometimes, in some places, it appears to be a land of giant ice cubes. But why? How do these huge, rectangular …

Venezuela is losing its last glacier

Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers.<p><i>This article is republished</i> …

Global Warming

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent From $307 a Night, Ranked By Price

Check these out if you're in search of a beautiful, secluded getaway.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, …

South Carolina
Immigration

Why I swapped investment banking for Buddhism in Bhutan

‘In Bhutan, humans are not dominant, but a small part of the whole’ says Emma Slade on the Himalayan kingdom she regards as her spiritual paradise<p><b>Bhutan is one of the few places in the world where you can experience unbroken Buddhist culture.</b> Spirituality is embedded in daily life here. I came …

Asia Travel

The Freakishly Beautiful Southwestern Town to Hit When You're Serious About Relaxing

Look, I'm going to be straight with you: Nature appalls me. For 26 years, I've been known to take extensive lengths to find the indoor bathroom …

Pico de Gallo

Spray-On Skin: 'Miracle' Stem Cell Treatment Heals Burns Without Scarring

Tech & Science Stem Cells<p>Pennsylvania state trooper Matt Uram was talking with his wife at a July Fourth party in 2009 when a misjudged spray of …

5 Healthyish Recipes That Look Way More Complicated Than They Are

Cooking

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Physics

7 Easy Recipes for Homemade Condiments

More often than not, store-bought condiments are packed with insane amounts of sugar and ingredients we can't pronounce. And while it's certainly …

Cooking

7 Earth-sized worlds? What we really see

A reality check from astrophysicist Brian Koberlein on what we actually see of the 7 recently discovered Earth-sized planets orbiting the star …

Macy’s Announces Big Beauty Sale

It’s pretty apparent that Urban Decay, Too Faced, M.A.C., and Anastasia Beverly Hills have a few things in common. They’re all makeup brands with <i>very</i> devoted followings, capable of whipping fans into a frenzy with every sneak-peek post or announcement of an upcoming launch. But one thing we didn’t …

Makeup

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

This Giant Group of Whales Is Definitely Up to Something

You may have heard the story of Whale 52, otherwise known as the world’s loneliest whale — the one that’s spent years swimming solo through the …

Weather

Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters

The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world's oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity.<p>But the Mariana Trench is polluted.<p>At its deepest — about 7 miles down — the water in the trench is near freezing. The pressure would crush …

Pollution

Earth’s Mysterious Magnetic Field, Stored in a Jar

Of all the environmental amenities that this hospitable planet provides, the magnetic field is perhaps the strangest and least appreciated. It has existed for more than three and a half billion years but fluctuates daily. It emanates from Earth’s deep interior but extends far out into space. It is …

Earth Science

KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona Found Dead Near River in Missouri

Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was found dead Saturday near Belgrade, Mo.<p>Ancona’s body was …

Kansas City

The best places to winter camp in California

Winter time can be polarizing for fans of the outdoors: some venture out in colder temperatures, with the idea that surviving (and thriving) in the …

National Parks

GOP senators aim to cut legal immigration by half

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the immigration debate rages with a focus on building a wall along the US-Mexico border, two Republican senators proposed a bill Tuesday that would take on an entirely different issue: legal immigration.<p>Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia argue the current …

Immigration

Swastika scrawlings unnerve three US cities

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are investigating a flurry of swastika vandalism over the weekend in three major US cities.<p>Chicago Police released a surveillance video Saturday that shows a man smashing the front window of a synagogue and placing swastikas on the front door.<p>In the video, the suspect pulls up to the …

New York City

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

Camping

5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Go Vegetarian

Don't expect to lose any weight.<p>As we learned while testing the insanely popular Taco Cleanse, crash-dieting with vegan restrictions is not a good …

The Best New Music This Week

Rap beef is wrestling at this point. The same storylines every month, with just a couple of tweaks and new characters to keep things fresh. This …

Blac Chyna

Doctors Remove Live Squirming Cockroach From Woman's Skull

A woman in southeastern India woke up one day this week to a nightmarish sensation: the feeling that a bug had crawled up her nose.<p>The 42-year-old woman, a Chennai resident identified only as Selvi, made her son-in-law take her to a medical clinic Tuesday morning so doctors could examine her.<p>“I …

Physiology

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …