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'I was terrified': What happened to one traveler who lost his passport in transit and how he got himself out of trouble

Travelers, here is a cautionary tale for international fliers, anyone who steps foot in any airplane, in the U.S. or abroad, or anyone who believes that details are boring (they are) and best left to somebody else (they aren't). This is the story of Barrett Crake, who lost his passport on a flight …

Flying

Dogs Use Deception to Get Treats, Study Shows

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that dogs, in addition to looking adorable in sweaters, possess fairly sophisticated cognitive abilities. They …

Cognition

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

<b>At nine, Tom was so worried about not being able to do his class work that he kept running out of the school gates.</b><p>More than once he tried to escape out of a first-floor window, convinced his teacher was criticising him.<p>He is not alone - research among 700 children aged 10 and 11 for the …

PC Gaming

Drug used to treat malaria fails for first time

A drug used to treat UK patients with malaria has failed for the first time, scientists have found.<p>Four patients who presented with signs of the tropical disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, had to seek alternative treatment after the drug commonly used to tackle malaria did not work.<p>Research by …

Public Health

First Genetic Results From Scott Kelly's Year In Space Reveal DNA Mysteries

After recent events, we’re all ready to hop aboard the next flight to Mars. But before us Earthlings embark on a seven-month journey to the Red …

Must watch: After this dog gave birth, she gently delivered all her puppies to her foster mom

You know how the world sometimes feels like it’s ending? Yeah, because SAME. Fear not, though — because good things exist and love is real, ya’ll! …

Human-Pig Hybrid Created in the Lab—Here Are the Facts

Scientists hope the chimera embryos represent key steps toward life-saving lab-grown organs.<p>In a remarkable—if likely controversial—feat, scientists announced today that they have created the first successful human-animal hybrids. The project proves that human cells can be introduced into a …

Bangladeshi man pleads for mercy killing of terminally ill sons, grandson

Tofazzal Hossain makes headlines in the conservative Muslim country by saying he wants to help end the suffering of trio struck by rare disease<p>An impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a …

Extremism

App lets students cheat on their homework, but parents needn’t be worried

Students across the world will be thrilled to hear that they can now outsource their homework to an app.<p>Socratic, which is available for free on the …

Pedagogy

The Conversation Placebo

In my daily work as a primary care internist, I see no letup from pain. Every single patient, it seems, has an aching shoulder or a bum knee or a painful back. “Our bodies evolved to live about 40 years,” I always explain, “and then be finished off by a mammoth or a microbe.” Thanks to a century of …

Communication Skills

More Mexicans are crossing the border — to leave the US. Here’s one family’s story.

In December 2015, a family arrived at Memphis' Greyhound bus terminal, a modern, spacious new building near the airport. The parents, Mexican immigrants, were about to say goodbye to their three Mexican American sons.<p>The parents planned to board a bus that would carry them from Tennessee to Dallas, …

Drug-Resistant "Nightmare Bacteria" Are Quickly Spreading Through US Hospitals

Uh oh.<p>Researchers have found evidence that drug-resistant superbugs, which have been labelled "nightmare bacteria", are spreading faster and more …

Microbiology

Complex Life Could Have Existed on Earth at Least Once Before

We might not be the first.<p>Complex life might have come and gone on Earth long before the multicellular organisms we're familiar with today arose, a …

A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics

She won’t be the last.<p>Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist …

Man's best friend, bacteria's worst enemy: dog sniffs out superbug in Canadian hospital

Angus the English springer spaniel is believed to be only canine hospital employee in the world trained to sniff out notorious bacteria Clostridium difficile<p>Hospital ID badge dangling from his neck, Angus considered the empty bed in front of him. After a few strong sniffs, he moved on.<p>Nearing the …

Pets

'You've Made the Country Proud': Watch President Obama's Touching Tribute to His Family

President Barack Obama kept his composure throughout most of his emotional hour-long farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, but when the topic …

Michelle Obama: The Historic Legacy of the Nation's First Black First Lady

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has attended a ceremony in the East Room of White House honoring the country's school counselor of the year as part of her program encouraging students to pursue higher learning. On Friday, she will use the occasion to give her final remarks as first lady of …

Michelle Obama

Halfway through med school, undocumented students worry Trump will derail their progress

Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, 24-year-old Julio Cesar Ramos didn’t know he was undocumented. He was in 10th grade when he had to fill out an application to go on a field trip that required him to include his social security number.<p>“I went back and asked my mom what’s my social …

Early Alzheimer's Gene Spells Tragedy For Patients, Opportunity For Science

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California.<p>Something wasn't right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.<p>Navarro, then 22, sold her furniture to pay for a trip back to …

Dementia

Demand for transgender medical care is exploding

Thanks to the openness of Caitlyn Jenner and others, public awareness of transgenderism — and demand for trans-specific medical care like counseling, hormone treatments, and genital surgery — is exploding, even for the youngest of patients. At the 30-plus clinics for transgender youth across the …

The most defining moments in America, as ranked by each generation

Historic events come to define our national identity. But do we all agree on what’s important?<p>Pew asked 2,025 Americans from each generation to name the 10 events in their lifetime with “the greatest impact” on the country. The answers reveal a world newly redefined by the rise of domestic and …

Top 10

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors

Humans have been using drugs, alcohol, tobacco, excess food and other substances for centuries. When taken to extreme levels, such behaviors can adversely affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, work, school, finances and future goals.<p>In recent years, excessive use of screens, …

Kim Jong Un bans Christmas, makes North Korea worship grandma

Kim Jong Un is the Grinch who stole Christmas.<p>North Korea’s tubby tyrant wants the few Christians in the hermit state to spread cheer only to …

Best kid ever dresses up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for 'Superhero Day,' and ugh, we're crying now

It's 2016: SCOTUS black robes are the new superhero capes.<p>To celebrate "Superhero Day" at her school (what kind of school is this?), eight year old …

She Went To Alaska To Photograph Polar Bears In Snow, But Found No Snow

"The shot struck me immediately."<p>Photographer Patty Waymire traveled to Alaska’s Barter Island from late September to early October with an express purpose: To take pictures of polar bears in their natural environment, surrounded by picturesque snow.<p>But there was no snow to be found.<p>“I was …

Global Warming

Mad Cow Disease Is Still a Threat, But We Might Finally Have a Blood Test For It

Prions are terrifying.<p>'Mad cow' disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is one of the scariest and strangest conditions of the past 20 …

Mystery of the spike in deaths between Christmas and New Year’s gets curiouser and curiouser

As the Christmas season kicks into high gear and we're surrounded by gorgeously decorated fir trees and songs of yuletide gay, it's easy to forget that the holidays represent a grim time in terms of health statistics. You're more likely to die of natural causes from Dec. 25 through New Year's Day …

Research

The last 24 hours of Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump long ago earned a reputation for being unpredictable in his statements, but he outdid himself on Thursday.<p>In the span of just a few hours, Trump shook international relations by undercutting the Obama administration over a UN resolution on Israeli …

Donald Trump

We finally have an effective Ebola vaccine. The war on the disease is about to change.

A study confirmed that the new vaccine is 100 percent effective.<p>It took a major Ebola epidemic that led to more than 11,000 deaths, but we now finally have a successful Ebola vaccine candidate in development. If approved, the vaccine would vastly reduce the likelihood of ever seeing another major …