Christi Wheeler

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NHS hospitals to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care

Jeremy Hunt announces law to be enacted from April that raises prospect of patients having to produce passports or other ID<p>Hospitals will be required by law to check whether patients are eligible for free care on the NHS from April onwards, the health secretary has announced.<p>The rule raises the …

Radiation Therapy

'Adam And The Genome' Offers A New Approach To Counter Creationism

Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight know a thing or two about creationism, having grown up in conservative religious traditions that read the Bible literally.<p>Among other things, this meant believing that the entire human race is descended from a single couple.<p>But as they progressed on their respective …

Evolution

No Antibiotic In The U.S. Could Save This Woman. We Should All Be Worried.

This is one of the first cases of a pan-resistant infection in America.<p>The recent death of a woman in Reno, Nevada, from an infection resistant to every available kind of antibiotic in the U.S. highlights <b></b>how serious the threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs has become.<p>Experts say that while …

Researchers Find the 1st Possible Negative Side Effect of Marijuana Use in Adults

The stigma against marijuana in the US has been eroding for decades. But over the last ten years, use has skyrocketed. Since 2002, the number of …

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says study

Researchers find neonicotinoid insecticides harm ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out pollen to fertilise crops<p>The world’s most widely used insecticides harm the ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out the pollen to fertilise crops, according to preliminary results from a new …

Ecology

Teen drug use is down, survey says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Today's teens are less likely to be taking drugs than their predecessors, a survey says.<p>The 2016 Monitoring the Future survey showed a continuing decline in the use of illicit substances -- marijuana, alcohol and tobacco -- and misuse of prescription drugs among teens.<p>The annual survey, …

Cannabis

A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs

The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and …

Journalism

Ohio State attacker stewed over treatment of fellow Muslims

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Somali-born student who carried out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University stewed over the treatment of Muslims …

Extremism

How About a New Theory of Evolution with Less Natural Selection?

In early November, a group of preeminent biologists, doctors, anthropologists, and computer scientists met in London to consider making a major …

Biology

Solar Flare Caused a ‘Crack’ in Protective Field Around Earth (Video)

A team of scientists suspects that Earth’s magnetic field cracked due to a solar flare. A news release by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research …

Solar Cycle

Could 2 electors in Washington State throw the election to Donald Trump?

It could all come down to the Electoral College. Two Washington state electors are now signaling that they’ll refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton even if the voters hand her the state.<p>Robert Satiacum, a former Bernie Sanders supporter, told the Seattle Times that he will refuse to support Clinton no …

How to Make Red Wine Hot Chocolate

Best of both worlds.<p>What’s better than drinking wine and eating chocolate? Combining the two and drinking red wine hot chocolate. Yes, red wine hot chocolate exists and it’s easy AF to make (just mix together red wine and hot chocolate, pretty much).<p>If you're a little freaked out about the red wine …

Australia plans to ban asylum seekers from ever visiting

Australia on Sunday announced plans to ratchet up its tough policy against refugees by banning any asylum seeker who attempts to reach its shores by boat from ever visiting the country.<p>A previous government introduced a policy on July 19, 2013, banning refugees who arrive by boat from Indonesian …

Australia

Brain chips let a paralyzed man feel touch through a robotic arm

The brain chips zap the patient's brain to let him feel when robotic fingers are touched<p>Nathan Copeland hasn’t been able to move his legs or hands since he broke his neck in a car accident more than a decade ago. But now that scientists have implanted four chips in his brain, Copeland can control a …

Toxic chemicals in household dust linked to cancer and infertility

Scientists find scores of harmful chemicals in indoor dust including phthalates linked to developmental problems in babies<p>Household dust harbours a cocktail of toxic chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of a range of health hazards, from cancer to problems with fertility, …

Pollution

These Earth-like planets may be better than Proxima b to look for E.T.

They're 10 times farther away than the closest possible exoplanet, but a trio of Earth-size planets might actually be the best candidates so far in the search for life beyond our solar system.<p>Last month, the world freaked out -- and justifiably so -- over the news that the nearest star to the sun …

Universe

Evangelicals Coming Out For Darwin

A new book put out by IVP Academic presents very personal testimony from evangelical scientists, teachers, pastors and theologians who have come to accept the broad strokes of evolutionary theory and how it has changed their views of the Bible.<p>How I Changed My Mind About Evolution represents …

Faith

Four Oakland police officers fired in wake of sex scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four police officers in Oakland, California, have been fired for involvement in a department-wide sex scandal, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press conference Wednesday.<p>An additional seven officers were suspended without pay, and another is receiving counseling, according to CNN affiliate …

Crime

Wine is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Well, at least we've got that.<p>In this garbage-fire of an election, the only solace we can find is in wine—and that's why winos can be pretty pumped about the latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of …

Neuroscience

For Clinton, a skirmish with history. From Trump, an ambush of the facts

In October 2011, as Mitt Romney prepared to win the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign prepared a guiding document outlining what to expect from Romney as commander-in-chief. Troop reductions in Afghanistan would not necessarily end, but their pace would be determined by ground …

Donald Trump

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

One of the women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct has sued him for defamation after he labeled her claims false.<p>Donald Trump is now president and not just a private citizen, but that doesn’t mean he’s free of the controversies that dogged him in his former life.<p>Last week, a few days before …

Brexit vote was great relief for UK fishing industry, peers told

Withdrawal from EU will enable Britain to regain control of its waters and become a top seafood exporter, leaders say<p>Brexit is a big “prize” for the fishing industry and will enable it to become a world-leading seafood exporter like Norway, the House of Lords has been told.<p>Withdrawal from the EU …

United Kingdom

New drug 'wakes up' immune system to fight one of deadliest cancers

A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and powerful tool against the most intractable form of the disease.<p>The drug, IMM-101, is considered groundbreaking …

Immunotherapy

Donald Trump surrogate walks out of CNN interview over inaccuracies in his personal bio

The interview, which took place on Wednesday, was aired Saturday afternoon.<p>In it, the South Carolina clergyman lauded Donald Trump as "a great judge of character."<p>At one point, CNN news anchor, Victor Blackwell, pointed out some apparent inconsistencies in the pastor's professional resume — among …

Thanks to Brexit, London is U.S. travelers' top international destination

London's calling.<p>The city has become the top international destination among U.S. travelers this year, and Londoners have Brexit to thank for that.<p>That is the finding of a survey of more than 1,000 travel agents, managers and agency owners conducted by Travel Leaders Group, a Minnesota-based travel …

Tourism

FBI releases Hillary Clinton email report

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton repeatedly told the FBI she couldn't recall key details and events related to classified information procedures, according to notes the bureau released Friday of its July interview with the Democratic presidential nominee, along with a report on its investigation …

Government

Obamacare 'on the cusp of falling apart' as insurers flee health exchanges

Frustration grows among subscribers as companies are threatening to back out of health marketplaces, but some experts urge patience over growing pains<p>When Christine Lo left her job in June, she was hoping Obamacare would mean she could still have health insurance.<p>Lo, 35, was confronted by a …

Health Care

New Alzheimer's Drug Trial Clears Toxic Brain Proteins And Slows Memory Loss

This is incredible.<p>A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet …

What just happened to Apple, explained

<b>What happened?</b><p>This is what the EU says:<p>Apple Inc., which is based in California, set up two companies in Ireland: Apple Sales International and Apple Operations Europe. According to the European Commission, these companies had no employees or real offices but still realized large profits. Apple …

Taxes