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New Species of Stream Lizard Found in Peru's Manu National Park

A new species of stream lizard was found in Peru's Manu National Park, which researchers say is a biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians. A …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Shirley Temple’s Life in Pictures

Imagno / Getty Images<p>Shirley Temple was the biggest movie star of the Great Depression, known for having 56 perfect golden ringlets. This 1933 photo …

Better late than never? 101-year-old man running for Congress in Florida

A 101-year-old Florida man is vying to be possibly the world’s oldest freshman.<p>Centenarian Joe Newman is trying to start a career in politics by running as a write-in candidate for Florida’s 16th Congressional District.<p>The candidate, who is not running as either a Democrat or a Republican, told Fox …

Rare Mekong River Dolphins May Become Extinct Because Of A Dam

A rare type of freshwater dolphin is the latest species to face extinction because of humans.<p>In a dire warning this week, the World Wildlife Fund said a new dam planned for Laos will throw the population of Mekong River dolphins into peril.<p>Irrawaddy dolphins, which are already considered critically …

Israel's modern history sits in a Jerusalem warehouse, waiting to be declassified

Historian Yaacov Lozowick is in charge of guarding Israel’s most sensitive documents.<p>A couple of years ago, he took over as the head of Israel’s state archives. Among the millions of papers in those archives are some Israeli state secrets.<p>But the new state archivist is on a mission to declassify …

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Baby given CPR on side of Florida freeway is in stable condition - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Baby saved by roadside CPR in stable condition<p>Play Video - 2:31<p>Play Video - 2:31<p>More video<p>10:30 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMaxine Waters: Republicans ‘don’t have any guts’ on Trump<p>11:42 Sponsored Content Now PlayingMichael Avenatti: Trump threw …

The Beef with Hot Pockets

The USDA recalled some varieties that included 'diseased' beef; how worried should you be?<p>It's true, Hot Pockets have been declared unfit for human consumption—the Philly Steak and Cheese varieties, anyway. And while this sounds like fodder fit for a Jim Gaffigan standup routine, it's pretty …

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Nepal must toughen fight on women's fallen womb crisis -Amnesty | Reuters

KATHMANDU, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When pregnant Nepali teenager Reena Pokharel began labor in her remote village, her family consulted a soothsayer, pressed her stomach and told her to cough to force the baby out.<p>After four days of painful labor, the 17-year-old delivered a girl. But …

Study: Switching Schools May Give Your Kids Psychotic Symptoms

Changing schools can be a wrenching social and emotional experience for students, say researchers from Warwick Medical School in the U.K. And the …

Your Favorite Body Wash Might Be Banned Soon

Find out why a New York bill is proposing to axe microbeads in hygiene products<p>Some of your favorite exfoliating products are in for a change: The New York Attorney General just introduced a new bill that would ban face washes, body washes, and toothpastes containing microbeads. The idea is that …

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Man Has Skin Reaction To Tattoo -- 20 Years Later

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 02/20/2014 07:02 AM EST on LiveScience<p>There have been many cases of people having allergic reactions just after getting a tattoo. But for one man in England, the reaction was delayed, coming 20 years after he got his tattoo, according to a new report of …

Being a Parent/Caregiver: Patience, Compassion and Guilt

How did I let down my child? What did I do wrong? How do I heal him? Why can't I stop his pain? These are some of the questions my wife and I ask as the parents of a chronically-ill son. The unnatural role of going from nurturer to nurse is unsettling and taxing on the most loving parent-child …

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Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1054000/1054770_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649349_fe55cb42275f3e8cf80d00491811b620<p><b>The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study, which will involve 3,000 patients in 11</b> …

I See Dead People

The sea was rough that morning. As the ship was being tossed from side to side, the sound of the waves could be heard slapping against the ship's hull. We were just sitting down to a meal but were short on chairs. I looked around and only saw three empty chairs in the dining cabin: one was wet, one …

Scientists Find Way To Use Body's Own Immune System To Fight Cancer

Fourteen out of 16 patients with advanced leukemia are now in remission after scientists found a way to genetically modify their immune systems to fight cancer.<p>Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center modified the immune cells of these patients to give them the ability to both …

Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Standing in the Way of a Fracking Bonanza

MEX­ICO CITY — If all goes well, drillers re­spons­ible for a shale-oil bon­anza in Texas will soon cross the south­ern U.S. bor­der and ex­tend the …

Flu Strikes Younger Adults Hard This Year

This year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard, federal health officials say.<p>More than 60 percent of flu patients who ended up in the hospital this year have been between the ages of 18 and 64. The proportion of young people among the hospitalized is much higher …

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives

One of China's leading lung specialists says Beijing must act fast to save lives by closing polluting factories and improving fuel quality<p>Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to soaring rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action …

APOD: NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet (2014 Feb 15) Image Credit & Copyright: Bob and Janice Fera (Fera Photography) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140215.html Explanation: This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages is popularly called Thor's Helmet. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's center sweeps through a surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. The sharp image, made using broadband and narrowband filters, captures striking details of the nebula's filamentary structures. It shows off a blue-green color from strong emission due to oxygen atoms in the glowing gas. http://www.feraphotography.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140215 #APOD

The Week in Pictures: February 15, 2014

Lens<p>From stormy weather in Britain and the U.S. to a Valentine’s Day in Islamabad, the most compelling images from the past seven days.<p>02.15.14 5:45 …

North Carolina coal ash spill under federal criminal investigation

Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.<p>The US attorney’s office …

End Shaker Aamer's ordeal now

On Friday 14 February, British resident Shaker Aamer will have been unlawfully imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay for 12 long cruel years. He is held in solitary confinement in a cold steel cell, facing no charge or trial. In 2007 and 2010, Shaker was cleared to leave Guantánamo by the unanimous decision …

Chevrolet will restore classic Corvettes swallowed by Kentucky sinkhole

Chevrolet has taken on the job of restoring the classic Corvettes swallowed by a gaping sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.<p>General Motors’ head of global product development Mark Reuss said Thursday the damaged vehicles are some of the most significant in auto history.<p>He says …

Man dies at Maribyrnong immigration detention centre

A man has died while being held at an immigration detention centre.<p>The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, released a statement saying the man was found unconscious by staff at the Maribyrnong centre in Melbourne on Thursday evening. He died a short time later.<p>“The man was not an illegal maritime …

Syrian children dying of hunger

Her almond-shaped brown eyes shine through her sunken face as a doctor lifts her sweater to reveal a tiny rib cage pushing against her skin.<p>Little more than a year old, Israa al Masri wastes away at the National Hospital in the besieged Damascus suburbs just a few miles from the medical supplies …

A Fight Over a Tennessee Mosque Has Cost One County $343,276 (so Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A years-long legal battle over the very existence of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Tennessee …