(xrender/Shutterstock) A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak Lindsay Abrams April 25, 2014 3:20pm (UTC) A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which
Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids. On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would bar adoptive
Animal lovers in Hawaii packed a legislative hearing room Thursday with poodles and pugs, asking lawmakers to ban the practice of eating cats and dogs in the state. The House Committee on Agriculture advanced
We're adding updates throughout this post as the day continues. Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, where months of public protests led last week to the downfall of President Viktor Yanukovych's government.
It's not been the finest period for Google Glass. A product that came with an intelligent launch and inspired much fascination has, unfortunately for Google, allowed some people to also consider its consequences.
President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs. “As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies
The U.S. National Security Agency may be storing your text messages. The data-hungry intelligence agency collects and stores nearly 200 million text messages each day in an “untargeted” global sweep, the
This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk. But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering
President Barack Obama stayed firm Tuesday in his refusal to negotiate with Republicans to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, and suggested that he has few options left if Congress fails
One of the strictest gun laws in the nation went into effect in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and it makes Maryland one of only six states that require
An old pair of jeans is either distressed to perfection and fits like a glove, or simply last season’s news. When you come across the latter, resist the urge to add to your cut off collection and instead,
US and Russian officials say UN Security Council could vote on Syria chemical arms resolution as early as Friday. The US and Russia have said they have finally reached an agreement on a UN Security Council
While London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has become fairly well-known for his magical light installations, it is his newest gravity-defying sculptural piece that has caught the eye of art aficionados.
While studying Biology in college, Susanne Ruseler discovered that her true passion was not in studying living organisms but in creating sculptures from materials such as snow, ice, and sand. After graduating,
Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes. Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer. With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character
Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study
The tiny, copper-hued golden lion tamarin is so beloved in Brazil that its image graces the country's 20-real bank note. But this lion-maned monkey is in peril. There's only one place on earth where the