Kayla Miller

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Catholic Church Now Formally Opposes Death Penalty In All Cases

The Catholic Church now formally considers the death penalty "inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person" and is pledging to work for its abolition worldwide.<p>It's a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty a "means of safeguarding the …

Christianity

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The government of Puerto Rico quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll.<p>Hurricane Maria cut through the island on Sept. 20, …

Caribbean

Omarosa Tells NPR She Heard Trump 'N-Word Tape,' Contradicting Her Own Tell-All Book

"Hearing it changed everything for me," former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman told NPR on Friday.<p>Manigault Newman was referring to what she calls the "N-word tape" — a long-rumored but never surfaced tape of Donald Trump on the set of <i>The Apprentice</i> allegedly using the racial slur. In her …

Donald Trump

Janel Parrish Is Back In The 'Pretty Little Liars' World, But This Isn't Rosewood Anymore

In the middle of a July heat wave, Janel Parrish and I slide into the air-conditioned backseat of a Lincoln Town Car. She’s just finished a four-hour …

TV

Why I'm pretty sure I've been abducted by aliens

My alien abduction theory started out as a joke. I have always had this recurring feeling of hunger for something that wasn’t food. It is hard to …

Science Is Getting Closer to Explaining The Mystery of Déjà Vu

Like trying to remember a dream that's slipping away.<p>It's one of the oddest sensations. That feeling where you are in a new situation, or a …

The Brain

‘My death is not my own’: the limits of legal euthanasia

Henk Blanken knows Parkinson’s disease might one day take him past the point at which he wants to carry on. Dutch law says it is legal for a doctor to help him die when the time comes – but there’s no guarantee that will happen<p>I’m half the man I used to be. One half of my body twitches. I drool …

Euthanasia

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon.<p>In a rare look inside one of the social media company’s policy meetings, the Twitter chief executive gathered with 18 colleagues, including the safety team, to …

Social Media

How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are …

Social Media

Boxers or Briefs? Study on Sperm Counts Determines the Healthiest Choice

The age-old question finally gets an answer.<p>As a urologist at Houston Methodist, Dr. Nathan Starke gets asked one question a lot: Does my underwear …

Male Fertility

Mother 'held in Dubai for three days after one glass of wine on flight'

A mother was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after a drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, it is claimed.<p>Swedish dentist Ellie Holman, who lives in Sevenoaks in Kent with her English partner Gary and their three children, was initially …

Human Rights

How Blue Light Could Damage Cells In Your Eyes

During daylight, blue wavelengths of light can be beneficial, playing an important role in setting circadian rhythms, boosting attention and mood. But we didn’t evolve to be exposed to it as much as we are. In addition to the ample blue light in sunlight, most of the light we are exposed to via …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

My ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell

When Linda Ketchum of Glendale, Calif., asked her husband for an AncestryDNA kit for Christmas, it was just a lark. She had no family secrets she was …

Genealogy

17 Reasons You Should NEVER Adopt A Black Cat

They're just bad luck.

Pets

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

The Brain

Critics Slam Netflix’s ‘Tone-Deaf’ ‘Insatiable’: ‘Teenagers Deserve Better’

Netflix’s controversial new black comedy “Insatiable” received ample criticism for its trailer alone, which spurred accusations of fat-shaming. But …

TV

Greek Cat Sanctuary Seeks Caretaker to Live With 55 Cats

"Cat-whispering skills" required.<p>It's everyone's dream to make a living doing what they love, but few of us will likely realize that dream as fully as whoever gets the position just posted to God's Little People Cat Rescue's Facebook page. The Greek cat sanctuary is seeking someone to live on the …

Pets

We Gave You 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets. Here’s What You’ve Found So Far.

Last week, FiveThirtyEight published nearly 3 million tweets sent by handles affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll factory.” …

Internet

Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning

Barbra Streisand is not alone. At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and famous. It’s made for more than a few questions of bioethics.<p>The surgeon is a showman. Scrubbed in and surrounded by his surgical team, a lavalier mike …

Genetics

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News

Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to …

Fake News

Why we hate using email but love sending texts

They both allow us to stay in touch, but while email often attracts ire, text messaging is more popular than ever. Is the way we choose to communicate saying more than we might think?<p>Around 15 years ago, I was working at my part-time job at an electronics store at the mall. One of my colleagues …

Text Messaging

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Health

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

Indonesia earthquake: Thousands await rescue after quake hits resort islands Bali and Lombok

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> An operation is underway to evacuate thousands of tourists after a deadly earthquake that rocked some of Indonesia's most idyllic islands late Sunday night.<p>At least 98 people, all Indonesian nationals, were killed when the 6.9 magnitude quake struck the popular tourist …

Natural Disasters

20+ Of The Cutest Shots You'll Ever See. Guaranteed.

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos of kittens or puppies in this photo contest with chances to win a Tamron Auto Focus …

27 Things That'll Restore An Ounce Or Two Of Your Faith In The World

Not everything is bad.

Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study

The ancient mystery of who built Stonehenge has been solved, according to a breakthrough study.<p>A groundbreaking new analysis of the 25 cremated remains buried at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire has revealed that 10 of them lived nowhere near the bluestones.<p>Instead they came from western …

Archaeology

Computer the size of a speck of dust created at University of Michigan

World's tiniest computer is dwarfed by a grain of rice.

Nanotech

Sanaa Lathan shaves head, sheds tears in Netflix's Nappily Ever After trailer

For Violet Jones, self-worth is closely tied to her hair — that is until she shaves it all off amid an identity crisis in the new trailer for the …

Mary Shelley

GVSU coach: Standout Martayveus Carter paralyzed following shooting

Coach, in contact with the family, said surgery options being considered for Carter, the program's all-time leading rusher.

Kansas City Chiefs