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California woman covered 'head to toe' with bees in critical condition after attack

A California cleaning woman was left clinging to life Monday morning after she was attacked by a large swarm of bees that “covered her from head to toe,” in an attack so severe, rescuers skipped protocol during their response.<p>The woman, who is in her mid-50s, was stung hundreds of times by the …

Los Angeles

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

Universe

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the world’s oldest undisputed <i>Homo sapiens</i> fossils were discovered. About 300,000 years ago, the story went, a group of primitive humans there underwent a series of genetic and cultural shifts that set them on a unique …

East Africa

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Asia

Man pleads not guilty to hate crimes in attack on protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.<p>James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in …

Rights & Freedoms

Read Scott Pruitt’s totally unapologetic resignation letter

Pruitt says he’s resigning because of “unrelenting attacks” on him and his family. (He doesn’t mention the corruption scandals.)<p>Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is resigning because the public is being mean to him.<p>That’s the message of his official resignation letter, accepted by …

Donald Trump

Nuts Could Be Key to Sperm Crisis, Suggests International Nut Council Study

Eating nuts might save your nuts.<p>The Western world’s sperm is in crisis. In July 2017, a huge meta-analysis suggested the sperm count of the average …

Fertility

The Identity Of D.B. Cooper Has Possibly Been Confirmed Using A Decoded Confession

Shortly after the FBI officially closed the case of D.B. Cooper, the mysterious figure who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in 1971 and made off with $200,000 in ransom money, the agency was sued by a team of cold-case investigators to hand over all its files. The team, led by TV and film executive …

San Diego

Manslaughter charge: Georgia officer shot fleeing black man

ATLANTA (AP) — A white Georgia police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man had only been on the job a year and a half. But during that time, he'd already earned one suspension for using his personal vehicle in a high-speed chase and — after a black resident complained to the police — …

Crime

Ancient Tranquilizer Called "Devil Pepper" Reveals How Nature Gets Us High

Soon, we'll be able to make some of our favorite drugs without plants.<p>A team at the John Innes Centre in the UK finally has some insight into the …

High Blood Pressure

What makes a woman "amazing" in bed, according to 9 guys

DW, they don't just say "deep throating" over and over.<p>Want to know what men reckon makes someone amazing in bed? I know, I know. When I first spotted this Reddit thread, I was hesitant to click. Afraid I'd just seem gross guys writing "deep throat" and "double back flip onto my dick", I was pretty …

Communicate

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

Man, Crows Are Even Smarter and Scarier Than We Thought

They seem to be able to learn from each others' tools.<p>As humans, we love to think we have a monopoly on brain power. But the more we learn about the …

Birds

Georgia Man Convicted Of Slaying Black Man In Decades-Old Cold Case

A white man in Georgiahas been convicted of the racist slaying of a young black man more than 34 years ago.<p>Franklin Gebhardt, 60, was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 20 years this week for the brutal murder of Timothy Coggins.<p>On Oct. 9, 1983, 23-year-old Coggins was found stabbed to …

Crime

Father Shot and Killed While Camping With His 2- and 4-Year-Old Girls

A father who was shot and killed in front of his 2- and 4-year-old daughters last week has been identified as a scientist from Irvine, …

Crime

The Oppression of White America

White people are oppressed.<p>Stop laughing. It’s true.<p>In recent years, a narrative has formed and spread among the masses that asserts that white …

Civil Rights

Melania Trump's 'I really don't care. Do U?' jacket was no mistake

<b>(CNN) —</b> As she boarded a plane to head to McAllen, Texas, for a surprise visit to the heart of the family separation crisis at the southern border, Melania Trump was spotted wearing a coat with these words scrawled on the back: "I really don't care. Do U?"<p>Here's a close-up -- of the first lady and …

Donald Trump

The death of the unarmed teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer is ruled a homicide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The unarmed 17-year-old who was shot and killed by police in East Pittsburgh earlier this week died of a gunshot wound to the "trunk," the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.<p>The manner of Antwon Rose's death was listed as homicide.<p>The medical examiner's brief report did …

Law Enforcement

Mueller’s Warning to Trump: The Cover-Up Is Also a Crime

Paul Manafort’s jailing is the latest example of Trump associates learning the hard way that there are consequences for lying to federal agents.<p>George Papadopoulos. Michael Flynn. Alexander van der Zwaan. Paul Manafort. Some of the most high-profile men caught up in the Russia investigation all …

Supreme Court says states can remove voters who skip elections, ignore warnings

WASHINGTON – Failing to vote can lead to getting knocked off voter registration rolls, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision that probably will help Republicans and hurt Democrats.<p>The court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that Ohio did not violate federal laws by purging …

Government

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Medicine

Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together

The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved.<p>Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out …

Donald Trump

Giuliani says Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged for' the summit with Trump

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who's now a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begged the president to move forward with a planned summit after Trump abruptly canceled it in late May.<p>"Well, Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for …

Sextinction? How Big Genitals Can Wipe Out a Species

Is bigger really better?<p>Did you know that having large genitals can actually cause extinction? <i>Inverse</i> science editor Yasmin Tayag explains how a …

Nipah Virus, Rare and Dangerous, Spreads in India

A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according to the World Health Organization.<p>The Nipah virus naturally resides in fruit bats across …

nipah

Black bears are going bald. It might be even worse than it looks.

From the road, Hannah Greenberg could see that the black bear’s face had gone completely bald. Hair hung off the rest of its frame in long strands, more like dreadlocks than a coat of fur.<p>When Greenberg, a graduate student in veterinary entomology, approached the animal with members of the …

Wildlife

The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades

There are surprisingly few proven facts in science. Instead, scientists often talk about how much evidence there is for their theories. The more …

A car crashed into a Little League game. The ‘brave’ man who died saving kids had a dark secret.

Players scrambled and parents screamed as the maroon sedan ripped through the baseball field, infield dust flying into the Friday evening from under the car’s spinning tires.<p>Spectators in the stands of Goodall Park in Sanford, Maine, watched as the car wheeled down the first base line, hooked right …

Crime

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy