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Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Melatonin, the hormone known for its ability to regulate your sleep and wake cycle, has long been the focus of sleep studies in the medical world. Though its natural secretion comes from the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is also taken as an oral supplement to treat sleep disorders like …

Police: 2 children found in storage died somewhere else

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in the Northern California city of Redding, where the bodies of a boy and a girl were found inside a storage unit, said …

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7 Missing Historical Treasures That May Never Be Seen Again

Prepare to smile.<p>At the Montreal Swing Riot in 2015, two dance crews performed a battle, swapping musical styles. In other words, the Modern Street …

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Native American Tribe Converts Bowling Alley into Epic Marijuana Lounge, Politicians Freak Out

Flandreau, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe is wasting no time harnessing the lucrative cannabis market after the U.S. Justice Department said last …

Rand Paul Thinks 'Lack Of Assimilation' Is Native Americans' Problem

"If they were assimilated, within a decade they'd probably be doing as well as the rest of us."<p>GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul took to the airwaves Thursday to broadcast his theory that Native Americans "don't do very well because of their lack of assimilation."<p>The Kentucky senator's comment …

Native Americans

Man Acquitted Of Dumping Beer On Native American Kids’ Heads At Hockey Game

After a group of Lakota children and chaperones said a group of executives at a hockey game in Rapid City, South Dakota poured beer on their heads …

Man Invents a Shoe That Grows (to Help Barefoot Kids)

Back in 2007, Idaho native Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi when he was struck by how many kids were running around barefoot, or …

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killer Family

In 1870, a group of new families moved to the wind-ravaged plains near what would become Cherryvale, Kansas. They were Spiritualists, a religion that …

Guatemalans deliberately infected with STDs sue Johns Hopkins

<b>(CNN) —</b> Remember the Tuskegee syphilis experiment from the 1930s?<p>Scientists studied poor African-Americans in Alabama who'd contracted the venereal disease but didn't tell them they had the disease or do anything to cure them.<p>A lawsuit filed this week alleges Johns Hopkins University and the …

Man errantly invited to bachelor party is told: Come anyway!

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — You've heard of wedding crashers. Joey DiJulio is a bachelor party crasher, of sorts.<p>For weeks, the man from the Seattle suburbs found himself getting emails from people he didn't know about a bachelor party and a groom he's never met. He saw names of Philadelphia landmarks like …

Video Game Trains Eyes To Work Better Together

Maker of "Assassin's Creed" now fighting lazy eye syndrome<p>My mom always used to say that video games were never good for anything, but a new game developed in part by Ubisoft, creator of Assassin's Creed, may prove her wrong. Dig Rush, which was created in conjunction with Amblyotech Inc. and based …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Dad Refuses to Give Up Newborn Son With Down Syndrome

When Samuel Forrest of Armenia heard a baby crying from outside his wife's hospital room, he knew his life would change forever.<p>Not only had he …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

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12 Underappreciated (But Equally Precious) Bodily Fluids

Blood, sweat, tears? Classic bodily fluids. And then there’s mucus, spit, semen, and urine—well known to juvenile minds everywhere. But blood, for …

Cannibal Ox Announce New Album "Blade Of Ronin"

Cannibal Ox, the underground NYC rap duo whose 2001 debut <i>The Cold Vein</i> was the inspiration for this blog’s very name, have announced the details of …

Homecoming prince opens fire at school

Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.<p>Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.<p>What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, "came up from …

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Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old …

Arizona math teacher arrives drunk to class and keeps drinking: police

PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said on Thursday.<p>Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte High School faces …

Using a Taser on an 8-year-old? Mom sues police, city

Police warned the 8-year-old they were going to tase her.<p>"Within seconds," an officer fired darts from the electroshock weapon into the chest of the 70-pound girl, according to a lawsuit filed by the girl's mother. "The force of the electricity shot through her body, lifted her, and threw her …

Wyoming Couple Kept Child In Cage: Police

The child's mother called it a "playpen." Authorities disagree.<p>A Wyoming couple faces felony charges after police said they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage for weeks.<p>Jena Harman, the child's mother, and her boyfriend, Alexander Smith, are charged with child abuse and felonious restraint. …

Cities running out of water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. An average of nearly 90% of Bakersfield, Calif., has been in a state of exceptional …

Surrogate mother of Down's Syndrome baby abandoned by Australian couple 'feels sorry' for him

The surrogate mother of a baby who was abandoned by an Australian couple and separated from its twin when they learnt he had Down's Syndrome, describes why she is treating the boy as one of her own<p>A Thai surrogate mother has received donations from across the world to provide medical treatment for …

The Bodies in the Bogs: An Eerie Gift From the Iron Age

There are cold cases and there are cold cases, but it’s hard to beat the one that came to light on May 6, 1950, in Silkeborg, Denmark. The local …

5 Old-Timey Medical Treatments That Actually Work

Leeches, lobotomies, and more<p>Thanks to vast improvements in hygiene, pharmaceuticals, and surgical techniques and devices, medical treatments today tend to be significantly less painful—and less deadly—than they were a century ago. Though the cures of yesteryear often seem brutally primitive, some, …

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …