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Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

Every year, flu kills perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of people over 65. Why does it happen?<p>A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who …

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.<p>The couple who owned the home purchased it new in 2014 and soon arrived in the rapidly growing …

Cleveland Clinic

Hawaii missile alert test goes wrong, terrifies the state

For 38 terrifying minutes, many Hawaii residents spent Saturday morning hunkered in bathtubs and basements waiting for a ballistic missile strike that never came.<p>911 networks were overwhelmed and some fired off frantic messages to loved ones on the mainland.<p>Hawaii public officials called it a day …

David Ige

Researchers Spot Massive Black Hole In Double 'Burp'

A giant black hole located at the center of a galaxy 800 million light-years from Earth has been caught on camera letting out not one, but two massive "burps" of highly charged particles.<p>It is the first time astronomers have viewed the phenomenon twice in the same black hole.<p>Images released …

Black Holes

Black hole breakthrough reveals wobbling jets spotted by supercomputers

Researchers used supercomputers to chart the spin around supermassive black holes<p>With the help of pioneering supercomputer simulations, scientists …

Facebook will now show you more posts from friends and family than news

Facebook said it plans to alter its algorithm to favor content from friends and families over publishers and brands. In a post published yesterday (Jan. 11), CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote the company’s objective was no longer primarily to surface “relevant content” for Facebook’s 2 billion users, but …

More details about Samsung’s flexible devices emerge post-CES

Following earlier reports from CES about Samsung’s folding smartphone project, Korean media published stories that shed a little more light onto the long-awaited technology.<p>Reportedly, Samsung Display has shown prototypes of its foldable displays to clients (presumably, device manufacturers) during …

Prototypes

White teacher who told black student he would be 'lynched' will not be suspended or fired

MASON, Ohio — A white teacher who told a black student his classmates would form a mob and lynch him if he didn’t focus will not be suspended or fired, according to according to the child’s mother and Mason City Schools officials.<p>The incident happened in front of the child's class in December, …

Black Students

It’s time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change

After holding steady for the past three years, global carbon emissions rose in 2017 by an estimated 2 percent. That increase comes amid the largest …

Anderson Cooper chokes up while discussing Trump's 'sh--hole' comment

Anderson Cooper held back tears on CNN Thursday while addressing President Donald Trump’s “sh–hole countries” comment about Haiti and some nations in …

Here's the deal with those robot pole dancers at CES 2018

Everyone's talking about them, but what, exactly, is the message?<p><i>Video: Humans prefer faulty robots over perfect ones</i><p>If you've read absolutely …

Rescuers 'searching for a miracle' in California mudslides

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — More than two full days after mudslides ravaged the coastal town of Montecito, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive. Seventeen people from ages 3 to 89 were confirmed …

Santa Barbara

The Search for Aliens Starts Now—in Antarctica

When you need to recreate the frozen temperatures of Jupiter's Europa, few places on Earth will do.<p>It's hard to get over putting your life's work in harm's way. Britney Schmidt hasn't. The Georgia Tech researcher has tested the limits of underwater robots swimming beneath Antarctic ice shelves, a …

Georgia Tech

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used …

Genetics

Coral reefs under siege: Frequency of bleaching has increased almost fivefold since the '80s

The world's coral reefs are under siege from global warming, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>Worldwide, the frequency of severe coral bleaching events has increased nearly fivefold in the past four decades, from once every 25 to 30 years in the early 1980s to once …

Global Warming

Oxygen Is Disappearing From the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace

Tech & Science Ocean Oxygen Climate Change<p><i>Updated |</i> The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much …

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

Fergus Walsh @BBCFergusWalsh on Twitter<p><b>Scientists in Rome have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory.</b><p>The recipient, Almerina Mascarello, who lost her left hand in an accident nearly a quarter of a century ago, said "it's almost like it's back …

Luke Skywalker

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

A ‘Walking Dead’ Star Explains Her Bizarre Junkyard Nude Scene

<i>The Walking Dead</i> viewers have seen a lot of things over the show’s first 100 episodes: thousands of stabbings and shootings, obese zombies stuck in wells, cannibalism, and most graphically of all, Carl going to town on a tub of pudding. But until the most recent episode, “The King, the Widow, and …

Dr. Dre Escaped The Basement To Tweet The Release Date Of Eminem's New Album

Ever since the first clue dropped in July, fans have been patiently waiting for confirmation on when Eminem's new album was dropping. Thankfully, the …

New Albums

Did JUSTICE LEAGUE Give Ben Affleck His Batman Exit?

During the press tour for <i>Justice League</i>, Ben Affleck once again signaled his desire to leave Batman‘s cape and cowl behind by saying he was looking …

Justice League

Research Shows That Earthworms Can Thrive Even in Mars Soil

Space worms FTW!<p>Good news, aspiring Martian farmers! The soil composition of Mars oughtn't hinder earthworm reproduction, if experiments here on …

Gardening

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

Drones Spray Tree Seeds From the Sky to Fight Deforestation

These innovators are combating climate change and restoring forests with the latest technology.<p>Every year, about 15 billion trees are cut down to make way for agriculture, mining, logging, and urban sprawl. Such mass deforestation has accelerated global warming and imperiled the survival of …

Ecology

The Once-Deadly Scarlet Fever Is Making a Weird Comeback Around The World

What is happening!?<p>After decades of decline, scarlet fever is once again on the rise in the UK and other places around the world, and doctors are …

Public Health

Asian shares mixed following North Korean missile launch

TOKYO (AP) — Shares are mixed in Asia following a broad rally on Wall Street that lifted U.S. stocks to a milestone-shattering finish. Investors appeared to shrug off the latest launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.3 percent to 22,552.38, …

Stock Markets

Records: Man posed for photo with dead wife, then cut her up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man posed for photos with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a …

Astronaut shares amazing photo of northern lights from space

We can't get enough of these photos of Michigan and the Great Lakes from outer space.<p>The latest is from Scott Kelly, an American astronaut who tweeted a widely shared photo of Chicago and Lake Michigan late Wednesday night.<p>You can see the bright lights of the Windy City — and other major cities …

Northern Lights

Parasite that turns ants into actual zombies is even more terrifying than scientists thought

An incredibly powerful type of fungal parasite that is known to turn ants into actual zombies is actually even more devious than was first thought. …

Physicists Might Finally Be Able to Detect The Spectacularly Rare Radiation Escaping Black Holes

Don't blink!<p>In the 1970s, physicist Stephen Hawking envisioned a strange radiation shining from the boundaries of black holes, meaning they aren't …