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Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch', Becomes Instant Meme

Vice President Mike Pence made a big mistake during his tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He touched a piece of critical space flight …

Mike Pence

Haley: Trump saved 'many innocent' lives with Syria statement

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday directly attributed the saving of "many innocent men, women and children" to President Donald Trump’s warning to Syrian not to launch chemical attacks.<p>“I can tell you due to the president’s actions, we did not see an incident,” Haley …

United's Latest Scandal Moves From Incredibly Dumb to Downright Dangerous

You thought dragging a passenger off a plane was bad ...<p>2017 really hasn't been United's year. While the social media frenzy caused by the airline's dragging 71-year-old David Dao off an overbooked plane was definitely the high water mark of bad PR for the company, United has been facing a …

Customer Service

Man wounded near Millennium Park, second shooting at intersection in 9 months

People thought they heard fireworks as they strolled near Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago on a warm evening Thursday.<p>But it was gunfire, a man in his 20s shot in the abdomen at Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue. It was the second shooting at that intersection in nine months.<p>"This …

Cook County

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'

<b>Coconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts.</b><p>It is packed with saturated fat which can raise "bad" cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice.<p>Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than …

'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN

War crimes investigators say US-backed campaign to reclaim Syrian city from Islamic State has led to at least 300 deaths<p>UN war crimes investigators have denounced a “staggering loss of civilian life” caused by the US-backed campaign to reclaim Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State.<p>The …

Middle East

Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man

Features

Is Vitamin D Overhyped?

Higher energy levels. Faster muscle recovery. Less stress and better sleep. Lower risk of cancer, dementia, and even flu. And, of course, a stronger …

Vitamin D

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Mobile Devices

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months

The CH-T4 has already set a national flight record.<p>Meet China's huge solar-powered drone, a 130-foot-wide machine designed to fly at more than 65,000 feet, for days on end. How? A super lightweight body and renewable energy tech that can power all eight of its electrical propellers.<p>Oh, and it can …

Mozambique police warn that bald people could be targets of ritual killings

Warning comes after two men killed in brutal attacks, with body parts thought to have been used in witchcraft because of belief that bald people are rich<p>Police in Mozambique has warned that bald people could be the targets of ritual attacks, after the brutal killing of two men whose body parts were …

Mozambique