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Ukai – The Fascinating Ancient Art of Fishing with Cormorants

Ukai is a traditional Japanese method of fishing that employs trained cormorants to catch freshwater fish called ‘ayu’. For the past 1,300 years, …

Doctors Confirm Baby Didn't 'Wake Up' At Funeral In Philippines (UPDATE)

<b>UPDATE:</b> July 15 -- ABS-CBN now reports that the mother says she was misled by a 'quack doctor' that the baby was still alive after the child purportedly moved during the funeral service.<p>After the baby was taken out of her casket, the family brought her to a hospital where doctors confirmed she had …

It's Monday, So Here Are 19 Perfectly Looped Animal Gifs

This was you on Friday. Remember Friday?<p>This is you today. IT'S MONDAY, GET TO WORK HUMAN!<p>And so the long commute begins.<p>It's 7 a.m. on a Monday and your coworker won't shut up.<p>And of course everything is made worse by the fact you're still hung over.<p>When you realize you have to finish all that …

Lonely Guy Turns His Shower Head Into A Girlfriend, Rest Of World Is Creeped Out

We get it, dating is <i>hard</i>: Tinder is a minefield of potential creepiness, blind dates still carry that whole "I might be murdered" risk factor, and getting out of the friend-zone is like finding a funny episode of "Dads": it's impossible.<p>But now the "finding love" situation is so dire, one guy …

Man dies after jumping into bonfire at Utah festival | Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Police in Utah are investigating after a man killed himself by jumping into a 30-foot (9-meter) bonfire during an arts and culture festival on the weekend in the desert west of Salt Lake City, local media reported.<p>More than 1,000 people were watching as the man ran past …

Naproxen linked to heart attack risk for older women - Futurity

Regular use of naproxen may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death in postmenopausal women, new research shows.

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

Why the 67 Giant Snails Seized in L.A. Are Harmful

African giant land snails can wreak havoc on crops and pose a health risk, experts say.<p>In a case of illegal snail mail, officials at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted a shipment of 67 live giant African land snails from Nigeria earlier this month.<p>The mollusks—which can measure nearly 8 …

Google and Novartis to Collaborate on Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis – specifically its Alcon eye care division – to bring its smart contact lens to market. Originally unveiled in January, the futuristic lens analyzes the user’s tears to consistently monitor blood glucose levels.<p>Google[x], the team …

This new carbon nanotube material is the darkest thing on the planet

We know what darkness is: it's the absence of light, and something we each encounter when the sun goes down. Seeing darkness in broad daylight on the other hand, that's weird. It's also, astonishingly, a completely possible thing. Sitting on a piece of aluminum foil in Surrey NanoSystems' lab is …