Jacquelyn L. Banaszak

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Blood test that reveals 'true age' shows risk of dying from cancer

The difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer<p>The difference between a person's biological and physical age can predict whether they will get and die from cancer, a study has found.<p>Changes in how genes work can be spotted in blood tests and used to work …

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

World History

Tropical Cyclone Winston may be heading for New Zealand

The remains of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji over the weekend, may hit New Zealand at the end of the week, according to NIWA …

Power to the poop: one Colorado city is using human waste to run its vehicles

Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US<p>No matter how you spin it, the business of raw sewage isn’t sexy. But in Colorado, the city of Grand Junction is making huge strides to reinvent their wastewater …

Natural Gas

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Topped On Friday By Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant'

That <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was the third biggest movie this Friday and will likely end up as the third biggest film of the weekend in its fifth frame is less about that mega-blockbuster finally playing like a regular smash hit (took them long enough) and more about the massive Oscar-powered …

Film Industry

Sulawesi find: 118,000-year-old stone tools point to 'archaic group of humans'

Discovery of 311 implements on Indonesian island suggest modern humans settling there 60,000 years ago would have met an ‘isolated human lineage’<p>The diminutive prehistoric human species dubbed the “Hobbit” that inhabited the Indonesian island of Flores long before the arrival of <i>Homo sapiens</i> …

Anthropology

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Hold in Your Pee

It's not life-threatening... until it is.<p>It might not feel like it, but the adult bladder can hold as much as half a litre (2 cups) of pee before …

See Portland's Bee Whisperer Hunt Giant Bees in Cambodia

Bee Local is the fine local honey producer that also builds custom beehives for places like <b>Vitaly Paley</b> and <b>Doug Adams</b>'s Imperial, and owner <b>Damian Magista</b> recently returned from hunting the giant Asian honeybee, Apis dorsata, which is over an inch long and builds massive hives often nine-feet …

20 Great Indian Restaurants in Chicago, 2018 Edition

Chicago may not have a top-notch fine-dining South Asian restaurant, but there are plenty of quality choices in the city and surrounding suburbs. More investors are putting their money toward opening new restaurants that aren't just fast food or buffets. The suburbs have a South Asian pizzeria. The …

George RR Martin: Winds of Winter won't be released before Game of Thrones season 6

The eagerly anticipated sixth Game of Thrones novel won't be released before the sixth HBO series airs in April, but Martin has left spoilers about what we can expect<p>Bad news, Thrones fans: George RR Martin has not met his extended deadline on sixth Game of Thrones novel, Winds of Winter. It won't …

TV Series

What this U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gets Wrong About Diversity

The Supreme Court recently heard the latest challenge to an affirmative action plan at the University of Texas at Austin. While the debate is complex …

The Government Wants to Ban This Common Beauty Ingredient + You’ll Love Why

At one point in your life, you’ve probably washed your face with a cleanser that contains those little microbeads that promise to leave skin glowy and exfoliated. But what you probably didn’t know is that these beads can be ultra-harmful to the environment. That’s why the government is taking …

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. …

California

Check these humpbacks playing under the aurora borealis

Northern lights, humpback whales, and Norway’s incredible landscapes are all pretty epic. Mix the three and you’ve got yourself a definite …

Abandoned, But No Wasteland: Chernobyl Offers Animals Room To Thrive

When you think of a nuclear meltdown, a lifeless wasteland likely comes to mind — a barren environment of strewn ashes and desolation. Yet nearly 30 years after the disaster at the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, in the former Soviet Union, a very different reality has long since taken root.<p>In and …

Chernobyl

Why Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Is Obsessed With Mars

With the recent news that scientists have discovered signs of water on Mars, <i>Game of Thrones</i> author George R.R. Martin chimed in on the planet’s …

Why You Should Start Dry Brushing Your Skin

Though the name dry brushing, aka scrubbing your dry skin with a bristled body brush, doesn’t exactly sound appealing, it <i>can</i> produce some appealing …

UNHCR plans for 1.4 million Mediterranean refugees in 2015-6 | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency expects at least 1.4 million refugees to flee to Europe across the Mediterranean this year and next, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, a sharp rise from initial estimates of 850,000.<p>“UNHCR is planning for up to 700,000 people seeking …

North Africa

Report: Ex-NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's death ruled a suicide

Todd Ewen, a former enforcer in the NHL, died Saturday at age 49. The former St. Louis Blues and Montreal Canadiens player's death was ruled a …

Ice Hockey

The Universe Is Almost Done Making Stars

Star formation is now 30 times lower than at its peak 11 billion years ago.<p>In its youth, the universe was a roiling soup of star ingredients, with new stars forming rapidly. But now it's much quieter, and things are not expected to get more exciting anytime soon, astronomers say. For the first …

Ubisoft is Creating Its Own Theme Park