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Watch this hero unfreeze a bird with only the warmth of his breath

In what could have been a scene from a Disney movie, an Idaho man recently rescued a bird whose feet was frozen to a metal pole by unsticking it with …

Wall Street

Uber Launches Tool To Analyze Traffic Patterns

It’s called Uber Movement.<p>Uber is launching a free tool that will allow anyone to view auto traffic patterns and analyze travel times based on customizable routes and time periods.<p>The tool, called Uber Movement, extrapolates traffic trends based on Uber trips in a given area to provide travel times …

Missouri Execution Drug Purchases Revealed

Death row inmates spent years fighting over Missouri's use of compounded pentobarbital. A sealed court filing obtained by BuzzFeed News says they may have been fighting the wrong thing.<p>Missouri purchased manufactured drugs for use in recent executions that were made by a company that enacted …

Hubble peers along Voyagers’ future paths

The Hubble Space Telescope is gazing along the future trajectories of the 2 Voyager spacecraft – launched in 1977 – now heading into uncharted …

Alec Baldwin mocks Donald Trump with Russian 'make America great again' baseball cap

Having ridiculed Donald Trump during the election campaign, Alec Baldwin is showing no sign of letting up as the presidential inauguration approaches.<p>With the controversy over claims that the Kremlin orchestrated cyberattacks on the Democrats during the election still raging, Baldwin posted a …

How the World's Smallest Birds Survive the Winter

"Little Arnold Schwarzeneggers," hummingbirds are tough—so tough they've evolved a clever way of coping with the cold.<p>As the smallest birds on Earth, hummingbirds may seem frail—so it's not surprising Donovan Nixon asked Weird Animal Question of the Week how they cope with winter.<p>Turns out these …

HMD Global reveals new details about its first Android phone, the Nokia 6

<b>Update:</b> Nokia has created a teaser page on its website, giving us some more details on the upcoming Android-powered Nokia phone.<p>The upcoming smartphone is dubbed the <i>Nokia 6</i>, and will be exclusively available in China at JD.com for ¥1,699 (~$245). Nokia also says this is “the first Nokia phone …

Mobile Technology

Hungry python gorged itself on three deer

A 16-foot long Burmese python was found with the remains of three whole deer in its gut, researchers have revealed.<p>The snake was trapped and euthanised in the Florida Everglades in June 2013. Researchers who conducted a necropsy on the creature subsequently discovered its record-breaking deer …

South-east Asia

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

Note-Taking

PAX Labs unveils the PAX Era, a new oil vaporizer

These days, it’s not uncommon to see folks using oil pens instead of lighting up a good old-fashioned joint. PAX Labs, the makers of the Pax vaporizer line and the JUUL e-cig, are today answering the call.<p>Meet the PAX Era.<p>Built in the likeness of the Juul, the PAX Era is a high-quality, …

Cannabis

Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

The price of the 'antidote' to the overdose crisis is skyrocketing

President Barack Obama recently signed a law aimed at addressing the burgeoning opioid crisis in the US.<p>While the law was undoubtedly a step forward for a gridlocked Congress, it won't affect one of the crisis' most intractable problems — the skyrocketing price of naloxone, a drug that instantly …

Pharma

People Spend As Much On Legal Weed As They Do On Alcohol

The legal weed industry is dominated by men.<p>Consumers are reaching for cannabis nearly as often as they are for a can of beer, a new report has found.<p>…

Cannabis

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

Carolyn Rossi has been a registered nurse for 27 years, and she's been fiercely protective of infants in her intensive care unit — babies born too soon, babies born with physical and cognitive abnormalities and, increasingly, babies born dependent on opioids.<p>As clinical manager of the nurseries at …

Pregnancy

Cannabis should be legalised and regulated, Lib Dems say

<b>The Liberal Democrats are backing a new report calling for the legalised sale of marijuana through licensed outlets, including "cannabis social clubs".</b><p>Criminalising cannabis use is a waste of police time, they say, and increases health risks by leaving many people in the dark about what they are …

Cannabis
Windows 10

North Korea's planned rocket launch angers US, South Korea and Japan

Japanese prime minister condemns ‘serious provocation’ and Washington demands tougher sanctions for defying UN resolutions<p>The United States, South Korea and Japan have condemned North Korean plans to launch a rocket carrying a satellite – a further major breach of UN resolutions following a nuclear …

North Korea

Leaked: Galaxy S7 release date set for March 11

With all of the hoopla surrounding the iPhone 7 and the rumored demise of the 3.5mm headphone jack, it’s easy to forget that Samsung is planning to …

Mobile Technology

Poor and uneducated are biologically different to affluent, UCL finds

Scientists at UCL have found that hormone levels of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' are significantly different which could explain health inequalities<p>Poor and uneducated people could be ageing faster, and more vulnerable to disease, because their hormones are out of balance, a new study …

The Walking Dead’s Show-Runner Just Promised Some Serious Twists on Glenn’s Comic-Book Plot

In the penultimate episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>’s half season, the fate of missing fan favorite Glenn Rhee (<b>Steven Yeun</b>) was finally decided thanks to a well-placed Dumpster and a kindly passing Enid. But fans of the comic know that Glenn isn’t exactly out of the zombie-infested woods yet. While the …

The Walking Dead

The (Affordable) Modern Luxuries Gift Guide

11 perfect picks for her (or you) that come in under $600 each.<p>Between the fêtes, the emergency snow boots purchase, the snowed-in takeout orders, and the bottles of red wine and good scotch sipped around a roaring fire, this season can feel like the most wallet-emptying time of the year. …

There's no such thing as a 'male brain' or 'female brain,' and scientists have the scans to prove it

Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no.<p>If you didn't expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you're not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man's brain is …

Ancient skull reveals the secret to why snakes lost their legs

A 90 million year old skull has unlocked the secret to an evolutionary mystery: how snakes lost their legs.<p>Until geoscientist Hongyu Yi, from the …

Paleontology

After 300 Years Of Evolution, Has The Piano Reached Acoustic Perfection?

The modern piano evolved rapidly in the first 150 years after its invention, but it is now so good, acoustically, that it probably won’t change much …

The Worst Villains in Walking Dead History Are Here: Who, What And When You Should Be Worried About

That two-minute preview showed Rick’s group may meet Lucille sooner rather than later.<p>Before we begin, this post contains major spoilers from the latest <i>The Walking Dead</i>. Run away like Tara, Eugene and Rosita did from that Wolf. Seriously…it was 3 against 1. They couldn’t have tried a little …

The Walking Dead

Adele Says Hello to Greatest Single Sales Week in Music History

Adele Says Hello to Greatest Single Sales Week in Music HistoryNEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Adele is seen in Soho on November 20, 2015 in New …

New York City

Smoking potent marijuana may mess up brain signals

A new study raises concerns for those who indulge in potent forms of marijuana. Researchers out of King’s College London and Rome's Sapienza University studied brain scans of 56 patients who had reported an episode of psychosis and 43 healthy volunteers.<p>They found that those who regularly smoked …

Tennessee’s half-mile-long spider web shows how little we know about our surroundings

Spiderlings, growing up<p>Last week, residents of North Memphis, Tennessee, woke up to what most people would consider a pretty creepy surprise: a half-mile-long spider web on the grass near their homes. Local news station <i>WMC Action News 5</i>reported that "millions" of spiders had "infested" one of the …

University of Tennessee

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Loneliness