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Teenager dies from stroke 'caused by love bite from his girlfriend'

A teenage boy has died from a stroke that is understood to have been caused by a love bite from his girlfriend.<p>Julio Macias Gonzalez, 17, had …

Maine governor challenges 'son of a b----' politician to duel after leaving profanity-laced voicemail

LePage left the wild voicemail Thursday morning after a reporter confronted him and suggested that Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine was among several who labeled the Pine Tree State governor a racist after a series of comments made by LePage throughout the year.<p>"Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard …

Meet Dragonfly 44, the galaxy made of 99.9% dark matter

A massive galaxy consisting almost entirely of dark matter has been discovered, using the world’s most powerful telescopes.<p>Dark matter is the …

Only A True Muscle Expert Can Pass This Quiz

Hope your brain is SWOLE.

Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, in Hawaii

President Obama on Friday created the largest ecologically protected area on the planet when he expanded a national marine monument in his native Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles.<p>The president more than quadrupled the size of the Papahanaumokuakea (pronounced …

Conservation

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7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Small Business

WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously

They call it the octobot.<p>The squishy eight-legged robot described in the journal Nature is made entirely out of soft, flexible materials, runs on hydrogen peroxide, and looks like a 2-centimeter-tall baby octopus.<p>It is a step forward for robotics, which has long relied on machines with hard …

The Logic-Defying Double-Slit Experiment Is Even Weirder Than You Thought

Just by observing the process of the experiment, everything changes.<p>Do you remember the double-slit experiment? It's one of the weirder experiments in modern physics, and cuts to the heart of the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Basically, waves that pass through two narrow, parallel slits will form …

Talk About An Ancient Mariner! Greenland Shark Is At Least 272 Years Old

Sharks can live to be at least 272 years old in the Arctic seas, and scientists say one recently caught shark may have lived as long as 512 years.<p>That's according to a study published Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i> that says Greenland sharks can live longer than any other known animal advanced …

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Depression

In honor of Robin Williams.<p>It’s been two years since beloved actor Robin Williams died by suicide, and one major legacy of his passing has been a continued conversation about the serious effects of psychological and neurological disorders.<p>While we’ll never know what factors and conditions led to …

Depression

A whale-sized asteroid with the potential to release 1 million tons of TNT will zoom safely past Earth next week

One hundred feet is about the size of a blue whale, but to be clear, 2013 TX68 is not considered a potentially hazardous asteroid and poses no catastrophic threat to human life on Earth.<p>Still, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has had its eye on this space rock since it was …

Asteroids

15 Racy Fashion Ads That Prove Sex Always Sells

Using near nudity to sell clothes.<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having models wear as little as possible. However, it's proven to be a successful method—at least when it comes to getting our attention. From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark …

Roosevelt County Sheriff: Maci Lilley Still Missing, Suspect in Custody

A "massive" search was underway early Sunday for a 4-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped from a reservation in northeast Montana.<p>Maci Lilley was reported missing Friday in Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Witnesses told authorities a man took Maci against her will from a park …

Two Students Shot at Madison High School in Ohio

A 14-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder and other felony counts after two students were shot during lunch Monday at Madison Junior/Senior High School in western Ohio, authorities said.<p>Both victims, boys ages 14 and 15, were listed as stable Monday night with gunshot wounds, …

High School

Kansas town grieves shooting with 'Hesston Hustler Strong'

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — Grieving residents of this small Kansas town parked riding lawnmowers with American flags planted beside them along some streets …

IT

FDA mandates new warnings, new data for Essure contraceptive device

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will require a new "black box warning" label for Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device. A black box warning in the labeling of products is "designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks," according to the FDA …

Amazon Yanks Serial Killer's Book After Outrage

The publisher claims it was tricked into printing murderer Robert Pickton's typo-filled memoir.<p>Amazon has stopped selling a memoir written by a Canadian serial killer after the publisher admitted it was tricked into printing the work.<p><i>Pickton: In His Own Words,</i> which tells a revisionist version of …

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Google Earth sunken plane mystery solved

At first it looks like the chilling remains of a plane that met its end at the bottom of a lake in Minnesota.<p>The mystery of the large twin-engine jet that appeared at the bottom of 26-metre deep Lake Harriet on Google Earth was compounded when staff from the surrounding park told local media that …

Man indicted in mysterious Mississippi burning death of Jessica Chambers

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 14 months, a town of 500 in northwest Mississippi grappled with the mysterious burning death of one of its daughters, Jessica Chambers, a 19-year-old who left her mother's house in pajama pants, reportedly to clean her car. She never returned.<p>When police found her later the night of …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

Neuroscience

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

Poop? Yes, but not just any poop

How far does your fascination with pandas extend?<p>That's the question behind this photo. I shot it one morning in 2013 at the San Diego Zoo, where legions of visitors queue up daily to see and learn all sorts of things about the zoo's three giant pandas. In fact, the zoo offers a special two-hour …

Japan Airlines Jet Evacuated After Engine Trouble, Cabin Smoke

TOKYO — More than 150 passengers were forced to evacuate a passenger jet in Japan after an engine problem caused smoke to enter the cabin moments before takeoff, officials said Tuesday.<p>Four people were injured as they abandoned the Japan Airlines Boeing 737 taxiing at the snow-covered New Chitose …

Ramon Castro, Cuban leader's older brother, dies at age 91

Known as "Mongo", he took over family farm and lived as a rancher - later setting up a string of state businesses - while his brothers Raul and Fidel ignited a revolution<p>Ramon Castro, the elder brother of Fidel and Raul, has died at the age of 91, according to Cuban state media.<p>He was widely known …

Four People Killed as Apparent Tornadoes Strike Virginia

Four people — including a 2-year-old boy — were killed when apparent tornadoes touched down Wednesday in Virginia as a storm system that has killed at least four other people barreled toward the East Coast.<p>Virginia State Police said the boy and two men, ages 50 and 26, were killed when a reported …

Laverne Cox Urges Action on South Dakota's Transgender Bill

<b>Correction appended, Feb. 24</b><p>Laverne Cox has weighed in against a South Dakota bill that would prohibit transgender students from using bathrooms …