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Drinking Too Much Iced Tea Led to Arkansas Man's Kidney Failure: Doctors

Doctors traced an Arkansas man's kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.<p>They ruled out several potential causes before stumbling on a reason for the 56-year-old man's kidney problems: He said he drank about 16 8-ounce cups of iced tea every day. …

Uruguay's marijuana experiment

The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has been the first, however, to openly rebel. It …

Cannabis

US executes mentally disabled man

Rights groups up in arms after Texas executes mentally-handicapped man convicted of rape and murder<p>The state of Texas on Thursday executed a convicted rapist-killer whose lawyers argued was severely mentally impaired, hours after the US Supreme Court refused last-minute appeals to spare him.<p>Robert …

Tsarnaev trial starts: 13 things to keep in mind

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's accused of plotting with his brother and carrying out an attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon that killed three people, wounded more than 260 and spurred a massive manhunt that terrorized the city for days.<p>And now, nearly 19 months after the bombings, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's …

Justice

Tomb of Pharaoh's unknown queen discovered

Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt have said.<p>The tomb was discovered in Abu Sir, an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo where there are several pyramids …

Archaeology

Boston bombing trial lawyers fail to reach plea deal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev goes on trial Monday few doubt the outcome of the first phase of the two-phase trial. It's the second, the sentencing phase, including a possible death sentence, that has been the subject of behind the scenes discussions.<p>Federal …

Justice

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Taurus? Here’s your constellation

How to find to find the constellation Taurus in your night sky. Plus the names of some of its bright stars and star clusters and its mythology.<p>Taurus …

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Why Does Rain Smell?

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Go Up, Down, And Sideways

Elevators: not just for elevating anymore<p>For more than a century, elevators have gone pretty much just up and down. Ever since the first elevator was introduced in 1854, a cable-based design has pulled the elevator car along a single shaft, using steel ropes connected to a counterweight.<p>But now, …

Snapchat secretly purchased a company that makes smart glasses

Leaked emails from Sony Entertainment CEO show $15 million deal<p>Snapchat secretly acquired a company that makes Google Glass-esque spectacles for $15 million earlier this year, according to emails discovered in the latest dump of hacked Sony Entertainment documents. <i>Business Insider</i> reports that …