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Mother Arrested for Subjecting Healthy Child to 13 Surgeries, Hundreds of Doctor’s Visits

Christopher Bowen.<p>A mother in Dallas, Texas, was arrested last week for allegedly subjecting her 8-year-old son to hundreds of doctor’s visits and …

Child Welfare

The Average 55-Plus Worker Doesn't Have Enough Retirement Savings to Live On -- Do You?

By the time you reach age 55, you likely have 15 years or less to go before you retire. That's why it's so troubling that the Federal Reserve's <i>2016 Survey of Consumer Finances</i> found that workers between the ages of 55 and 64 had an average retirement savings balance of just $135,000, which is not …

Donald Trump slashes size of national parks in Utah to allow drilling

President Trump has announced plans to slash the size of two US national parks, provoking fury from environmentalists, native american tribes and conservationists.<p>Mr Trump called for the 1.3 million acre Bears Ears National Monument to be cut back to 228,784 acres split into two separate areas.<p>He …

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Clean The Wax From Your Ears

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax can feel a lot like the stuff inside pimples: It's gross, and cleaning it out feels satisfying. Even watching other …

Fraternity members plead guilty, get probation in hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity chapter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.<p>FILE …

Star Wars kitchen items for the fans that already have everything else

<i>Star Wars</i> fans are the most dedicated fans there are. Though this dedication is impressive (most impressive), the only problem is that it's hard to …

Darth Vader

BMW will never make this absolutely insane concept motorcycle, but it totally should

BMW, perhaps more than most other longtime auto manufacturers, embraces odd designs and out-of-the-box concepts. You don’t need to look far in the …

Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

The leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority acknowledged on Monday that the failing health of New York City’s subway system imperils not only the city’s financial future, but the well-being of the surrounding region.<p>Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the transportation authority, said in …

‘Marvel’s The Punisher’: Can We Just Not?

I do not like the Punisher.<p>I’ve been a Marvel Comics devotee for 25 years. I’ve never gone a month without buying at least a half dozen Marvel …

The Punisher

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Revealed: Why you should always book your return flight with a different airline

Next time you book a trip, it may be worthwhile booking your outbound and return flights with different airlines.<p>While booking with the same airline …

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Solar System

Qualcomm just killed the world's biggest tech deal ever

Qualcomm has officially rejected Broadcom's $105 billion acquisition offer — an offer so huge it was set to become the world's largest tech deal.<p>The …

Death-defying supernova kept exploding over 50 years

Researchers say they’ve observed a star that exploded multiple times over more than 50 years.<p>Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed …

Remarkable New Supernova Discovery Is Unlike Anything Seen Before

Astronomers have spotted something truly baffling: a new light 500 million light years away that looked exactly like a supernova...but acted like no …

Meet Quimera the 'Two-Faced' Cat: The Most Rare and Beautiful Feline You've Ever Laid Eyes on

Quimera the cat is like a character out of a <i>Batman</i> comic: one part Catwoman, two parts Two-Face.<p>This exotic kitty with two different colored eyes, …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Are synthetic insulin-secreting cells the future of diabetes treatment?

While treatments for type 1 diabetes are rapidly evolving, even the most recent hi-tech artificial pancreas system still involves glucose monitors …

Extremely Rare Case in US as Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant

1 woman. 2 babies. 4 parents.<p>An extremely rare case of a woman becoming pregnant while already pregnant has occurred in the US, with a mother …

Razer Phone leaks with monstrous specs including 120Hz display, 4000mAh battery, dual cameras, and more

Razer obviously isn't known for its smartphones. But with the company's recent acquisition of Nextbit, many of us have been eagerly awaiting a …

Mobile Technology

Intel releases first Optane SSD for desktops, workstations

Starting at $389, the Optane SSD 900P Series will ship in either 280GB or 480GB in U.2 or HHHL form factors and provide speeds that will blow away …

Workstations

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as …

Oklahoma City Thunder's plane had a mid-air collision with something that left an enormous dent in the nose

Twitter/Steven Adams<p><b>The Oklahoma City Thunder's plane is believed to have collided with a bird in mid-flight.</b>• <b><br>Nobody on the plane was injured, however, the plane was left with a huge dent in the nose.</b><p>The Oklahoma City Thunder's plane landed safely after a mid-air collision that left a huge dent in …

Microsoft may be working on a foldable Surface

Remember the Courier? That mythical foldable tablet that Microsoft was rumored to launch some eight years ago? Microsoft never got around to actually …

Batteries

You Love Bananas? Scientists Say You Should Prepare to Live Without Them

<b>Video by Wochit</b><p>Load Error<p>Their last days?<p>This could ruin so many breakfasts.<p>The banana has become central to so many breakfasts.<p>It's also often seen …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Bruce Arians' explanation for not considering Colin Kaepernick is total nonsense

The Arizona Cardinals are in a terrible spot at quarterback after starter Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. And, as we’ve seen after numerous quarterback injuries this season, the coach was asked about the prospect of signing Colin Kaepernick.<p>Bruce Arians’ …

Bruce Arians

Cub Scout Is Exiled After Pressing Legislator on Guns and Race

When a group of Cub Scouts met with a Colorado state senator this month, they asked her about some of the most controversial topics in the nation: gun control, the environment, race and the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.<p>But questions from one Cub Scout, Ames Mayfield, …

Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide

This week space is all about the kilonova. For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected gravitational waves …

Researchers warn of new botnet that could take down the internet

Security group Check Point Research claims to have discovered a rapidly growing and evolving botnet which they believe could eventually take down the …