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The First Star Wars sequel: Inside the writing of Splinter of the Mind's Eye

In an alternate universe, <i>Star Wars</i> was only a modest success. After a marketing bonanza, the film eked out a bit over its budget at the box office. …

Star Wars

Topless protester tries to grab baby Jesus figure at Vatican

<b>(CNN) —</b> A topless protester was detained by Vatican police on Monday for attempting to steal the doll of baby Jesus from the Vatican's nativity scene. The incident occurred as thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear the Pope's Christmas Day message.<p>The woman, who was wearing …

Christianity

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

No-show doc shirked surgeries while raking in $7.3M: lawsuit

One of New York City’s highest paid surgeons — who made $7.3 million last year — was a virtual ghost in the operating room, leaving more than 1,000 …

Corruption

25 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Whether you are single or have a family to feed, it seems like every weeknight is a blur and trying to get dinner on the table isn't always the easiest feat. On top of that, eating healthy isn't always easy and oftentimes requires a decent amount of prep. And cleanup is a chore in itself when …

Cooking

The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

Galactic Pinball

What to Expect at the First Chiropractic Consultation

Good chiropractors do everything in their power to help relieve their patient's symptoms as fast as possible - with as few treatments as necessary - …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Physicians Withdrawing, Withholding Treatment From Elderly Patients Say It's Not Ageism

While there will always be competing opinions on how to end someone’s life with dignity, protecting the elderly from rash decisions during end-of-life care has always been a top priority in the medical community. Even if the data shows that physicians are withholding or withdrawing treatment from …

Pee-power toilet to light up disaster zones | Reuters

A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in the UK. The pioneering toilet, the result of collaboration between global aid agency Oxfam and the University of the West of England in Bristol, uses live microbes …

HTC lead designer departs after less than a year

Jonah Becker, Vice President of Industrial Design at HTC, has announced that he has left the company, news which has also been confirmed by HTC. Becker had taken up the roll less last April from Scott Croyle, and is to be succeeded by HTC Creative Director Daniel Hundt.<p>Becker worked for One & Co …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Find out the truth about your scat<p>Next to sex, few bodily functions are as private as pooping. For example, you’ve no doubt driven past a guy who pulled over to take a leak, but we’re betting the only guy you’ve seen squatting on the shoulder was changing his tire.<p>No, defecation is best executed …

How To Do Disney World On The Cheap

<i>Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Flickr: tegioz)</i><p>If you're planning a trip to <b>Walt Disney World</b> and are worried about burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to de-stress. Just about every child dreams of a family vacation at Walt Disney World and just about every parent wants to make those dreams …

Head Transplants The Way Of Future Medicine?

Limb and organ transplants have been a pivotal part of modern medicine for years, and aren't really news to anyone in this day and age. That being …

Medicine

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Mobile gaming’s big break — mirroring to PCs and TVs

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Mobizen.</i><p>As the gaming industry has evolved, it’s taken several unique paths, all with different hardware technologies. Consoles, PCs, dedicated mobile gaming systems, and now even our phones, which are becoming one of the most popular options to play on. In fact, …

Surgeon: Human head transplant possible in 2 years

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Scientific know-how and medical technology is at a level so sophisticated that the first human head transplant can be …

Doctor Panel to Weigh Hepatitis C Drugs’ Costs in Guidelines

An influential advisory panel of doctors and health experts will for the first time address the cost-effectiveness of pricey hepatitis C drugs in …

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Shake It Off? Not So Easy for People with Depression, New Brain Research Suggests

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Rejected by a person you like? Just “shake it off” and move on, as music star Taylor Swift says.<p>But while that might …

Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James …

Diabetes

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Net neutrality: FCC set to vote on new rules governing future of broadband

Top US regulator likely to announce plan to exert greatest power over cable industry in victory for supporters of free and open internet<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) looks set to pass strict new rules to govern broadband internet in the US on Thursday, following one of the most …

World's most popular natural wonders | CNN Travel

Vurb Is Mobile Search For Finding Things and People

Organizing friends to go out to the movies or dinner can be a pain; you jump between apps and websites as you try to figure out which restaurant to eat at, which movie to see, at what theatre, all the while trying to organize it over texts.<p>Vurb, a new iOS app, aims to simplify the way you search by …