Jacklynn Herrmann

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Researchers tie new bacteria species to Lyme disease

Deer ticks are now believed to carry a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Credit: Associated Press<p>Feb. 12, 2016<p>SHARE<p>By of the Journal …

Lyme Disease

What Happened When a NASA Astronaut Got Harassed on Twitter

Documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act show the extreme lengths law enforcement went to to protect an astronaut from Twitter harassment.<p>Time and time again, those who have been harassed on Twitter have pleaded for the social media network and law enforcement to take threats against …

Banned in Pakistan: A Muslim Porn Star’s Sexual Crusade

Pakistani-American adult film star Nadia Ali is famous for wearing a hijab in her porn films. She says she’s challenging how the veil suppresses …

Kanye West, The Life of Pablo, first listen and track by track

Kanye West promised his new album would be one of the greatest of all time. So perhaps it should be no surprise that the album he unveiled would be a mess of egotistic self-regard and artistic pretension, a narcissistic mess shot through with moments of sonic, melodic and lyrical brilliance. It has …

Lil' Chris killed himself after struggling with pressures of fame

Inquest into death of the 24-year-old pop star, real name Chris Hardman, hears he had been in contact with mental health services throughout his career<p>The family of TV star and singer Lil' Chris have spoken of his struggle with fame and determination to overcome depression after a coroner ruled he …

David Bowie's PA Coco Schwab: the woman who saved his life

<b>David Bowie has left $2 million to his closest confidante for the last 43 years, Corinne "Coco" Schwab</b><p>The news that <b>David Bowie has left $2 million to his PA in his will</b>makes him sound like a very generous boss. But Corinne "Coco" Schwab was much more than the pop star’s secretary. By Bowie’s side …

David Bowie

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

Linguistics

Woman who hid Jewish friend nominated for Israeli honour

<b>A woman who risked her life by hiding a Jewish friend during World War Two, but ended up being disgraced as a bigamist, could finally have her heroic actions honoured by the state of Israel.</b><p>While Dorothea Weber's husband was fighting for Hitler's forces in Europe she was hiding her friend Hedwig …

Team solves structure of 'flipping' cellular machine, pointing to possible Alzheimer's and cancer therapies

The study provides an answer, showing the lid complex as it floats freely in cells. In this conformation, Rpn11 is carefully nestled in the crook of …

UC Berkeley

Zebra cousin went extinct 100 years ago. Now, it's back

<b>(CNN) —</b> Never heard of the quagga? You're not alone. The animal, a relative of the zebra, went extinct over 100 years ago. Now, a group of scientists outside of Cape Town are bringing it back.<p>Like zebras, the quagga has stripes, though these only appear on the front half of their bodies. Unlike the …

Sanctions Gone, Iran Goes on a Huge European Shopping Spree

Iranian President Rouhani is leading a massive commercial mission to Rome and Paris this week.<p>ROME — There are a few things that Italians do better …

Update: Navy Finds 'No Evidence' of Shooting at Medical Center in San Diego

People in the building were told to "run, hide, or fight."<p><b>Update, 1:35 p.m.:</b> Though an investigation is still ongoing, searchers have not found evidence of gunshots or casualties from a reported shooting at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Authorities "have not located any casualties or evidence of …

Mindfulness: the craze sweeping through schools is now at a university near you

Even Cambridge is offering sessions to combat an increase in student stress. But is mindfulness, as some critics insist, just a silly fad?<p>Slowly take a raisin and examine every wrinkle and fold of its surface. Feel its texture with your fingers. Inhale its scent. Squeeze it and hear how it sounds. …

Mindfulness

Tinder users are sharing what they really look like

Valentine’s Day looms, the true Halloween for singletons. Cut to snacking on cereal in the kitchen at 4am, stroking a circa 2006 Facebook picture of your ex, weeping to Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself.<p>Tinder, which has recently introduced surge notifications during peak activity, can expect to become …

Social Media

'Insider' attack kills 10 Afghan police

An Afghan policeman drugged and shot dead 10 of his comrades in the central province of Uruzgan early Tuesday.<p>Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.<p>"The policeman who had connections with armed militants first poisoned his comrades and than shot all of them during the night in a …

Giraffes Use Their Butts as Pillows, and Other Weird Animal Sleep Habits

Our picks for the five oddest sleep behaviors found on Earth.<p>No matter how many cute pet videos I watch in my life, I will always have a soft spot for this work of art entitled "sleeping dog runs into wall."<p><i>Wonderful sleep-running dog. Video:</i> <i>jaa71954/YouTube</i><p>This adorably somnambulant dog appears to …

Honey Bees

Dozens of Officers, Inmates Charged in Georgia Prison Cellphone Scams

Dozens of former and current corrections officers and inmates at a Georgia prison have been charged in a scheme that used smuggled cellphones to shake down civilians who believed they were in trouble for not reporting to jury duty.<p>The operation at Autry State Prison was highlighted in an NBC News …

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

TV

The Holy Roman Empire has been much maligned

The vast, sprawling entity, generally considered a byword for inefficiency, actually worked remarkably well, according to Peter H. Wilson<p>Last month in the <i>Financial Times</i>, Tony Barber closed a gloomy summary of the European Union’s future with this comparison:<p>Like the Holy Roman Empire which lasted …

Atheists Sued to Stop Drug Rehab Program That Uses ‘Biblical Principles.’ Here’s How a Florida Court Just Reacted.

A court has ruled against atheist activists who sued the state of Florida and two faith-based halfway houses over the claim that the government is violating the state’s constitution by doling out money to religiously affiliated private programs, according to a religious liberty legal firm.<p>The …

Ordinary Muslims shown challenging extremist views in viral video

An excerpt from the Channel 4 documentary The Jihadists Next Door has been viewed more than 10 million times in just two days<p>A video clip showing ordinary Muslims challenging extremist preachers on the streets of London has gone viral this week, attracting more than 10 million views in just two …

7 clever ways to prevent wrinkles while you sleep

You’ve said it before—“I need my beauty sleep!”—as you crawl under the covers for a well-deserved full night of rest. But while you might be saying it facetiously, there <i>are</i> ways to slow down signs of aging overnight.<p>But first: doesn’t sleeping cause wrinkles?<p>Yes, it can. According to Dr. Debra …

You Won't Recognize the Shampoo Bottle of the Future

It's sleek, streamlined, and missing one key feature.<p>Picture this: It's years from today and you're starting up your morning routine. You climb in the shower, reach for the shampoo bottle and flip up the cap....actually, stop right there. The shampoo bottle of the future has no cap. At least that's …

Shampoo

Here's what we know about what might have happened to the longest-held hostage in US history

Their freedom came at a steep price: The US pardoned or dropped charges against seven Iranian citizens accused of violating US sanctions against the country, effectively swapping criminals for hostages.<p>The US dropped all charges against 14 additional regime-linked figures, including the CEO of …

Middle East

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Surrendered My Cats to an Animal Shelter to Protect My Baby

One of my favorite types of essays to read is the one that begins, "I never thought I'd be the kind of person who..." These essays explore that deep, dark cave of human emotion where all the terrifying stuff lives: shame, fear, anxiety, regret. And yet they also elevate and illuminate dark human …

Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya

<b>Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers to be scientifically dated, at a remote site in northern Kenya.</b><p>The 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people found west of Lake Turkana show that they met violent deaths.<p>They were left to die there rather …