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Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the researchers found. But when …

Cancer

Apple fans are returning their new MacBook Pros that cost a minimum of $2,800 because they can't reach the advertised speeds

You'll have to put the brand-spanking-new 2018 MacBook Pro with Intel's Core i9 processor in a freezer to get the advertised 2.9 GHz speeds.<p>At least, that's what Dave Lee from the Dave2D YouTube channel did to get the most out of his.<p>Before Lee put it in the freezer, the 2018 MacBook Pro with a …

MacBook Pro

How the woman who identified Hitler’s dental remains ended up in prison

Berlin’s ruins still smoldered as three Soviet military intelligence officers questioned a tall, lithe blonde in 1945. A Red Army lieutenant, the …

World History

98 Year Old Man Is Completely Stunned When His Son Tells Him Exactly How Old He Actually Is

A person who goes by the name Pinball Wizard on YouTube shared a video of his 98 year old father as he learned his actual age. The father had stopped …

completely

The First Superhero Movie Ever Is More Than 100 Years Old

The first real film based on a Marvel/DC character was 1966's <i>Batman: The Movie</i>, starring Adam West’s campy version of the Caped Crusader. In the ‘40s …

Comics

He Survived Nazi Concentration Camps – He Has A Message For Those Who Think America Runs Its Own

9:12 PM 07/01/2018<p>High-profile members of America’s media and political circles have used amplified, irresponsible rhetoric to describe President …

Donald Trump

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

Top Hiking Trails in Southern California

The Hollywood Sign<p>Nothing says California like a trip up to its quintessential landmark, the Hollywood Sign. This hike will take you through the …

Hiking

Congressional intern shouts ‘Mr. President, F–k you!’ at Trump

Congressional aide or intern yells “Mr President, f*%k you!” from across the Capitol Rotunda as he walks to the Speaker’s office before mtg with …

Donald Trump

All-you-can-eat restaurant goes bust after people ate all they could

Here's a sage reminder that the all-you-can-eat business model can go very, very wrong.<p>A hotpot restaurant in China went bust after two weeks because …

A New Report Says Stanford's Most Famous Psychology Experiment Is a 'Fraud,' a 'Sham,' and a 'Lie'

You were almost certainly taught this 50-year-old experiment's findings. But what really happened?<p>It's probably the most famous psychological experiment ever to come out of Stanford University. Now, 50 years later, critics are saying the entire thing was "a fraud."<p>If you took a psychology class in …

zimbardo

A Cute Parrot Sings the Adventure Time Song ‘Bacon Pancakes’ With a Little Help From His Human

A wonderfully vocal Quaker parrot named Milo performed a customized cover of the chorus to the song “Bacon Pancakes” from the animated series</i> …

Indiana state trooper lauded as 'hero' for pulling over 'slowpoke' driver

An Indiana state trooper’s tweet reminding people about the state’s so-called “slowpoke” or “move over” law went viral Saturday.<p>Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, an Indiana State Police Public Information Officer for the Versailles District, posted a photo of a car he pulled over for violating a law that went …

The man who went to the North Korean place that ‘doesn’t exist’

<b>Many believe it was a visit to the hidden fifth floor of Pyongyang's Yanggakdo Hotel that resulted in the detention and eventual death of American student Otto Warmbier. US doctor Calvin Sun recalls his night filming there and warns other travellers to stay away.</b><p>Calvin Sun had been awake for almost …

Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported.<p>Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than …

San Francisco

Russian Skeletons Show the Bubonic Plague Has Killed People for 4,000 Years

Scientists sequence the oldest genome linked to the disease.<p>Hidden in the bones of ancient humans lies evidence of diseases that continue to distress …

Environmental Health

He Grew Up With An Unfortunate Name He Hated — Now He's Owning It

He pronounces his last name "fyooks." Still, Allan Fuks grew up with a last name that, on paper, looks like the mother of all curse words — and, naturally, offered endless material for bullies.<p>Fuks, the son of Russian immigrants, grew up all over the U.S. — New York City, Northern California — …

How the Nazi Regime's Pink Triangle Symbol Was Repurposed for LGBTQ Pride

With LGBTQ Pride Month beginning June 1 — a month chosen to honor the history of activism epitomized by the Stonewall Riots of June 1969 — celebrants …

Trump's enemy No 1: Michael Avenatti on his quest to take down a president

None of the other attorneys are having the press digging into their background or talking about their personal lives Michael Avenatti<p>I don’t think either of us has a tendency to be easily intimidated. Both of us at times can be described as boisterous Avenatti on Trump<p>Michael is a dangerous …

Donald Trump

Each year the government asks 10 simple questions to test the public's knowledge of science. Can you correctly answer them all?

Every two years, the National Science Foundation is required to tell the president how the US is doing in regard to science and engineering.<p>"As economies worldwide grow increasingly knowledge-intensive and interdependent, capacity for innovation becomes ever more critical," the NSF says in its …

100 years ago, a riptide off OB claimed 13 lives. The city 'got serious' about lifeguards

It’s been 100 years since one of the worst swimming tragedies in local history, when a massive rip current swallowed 13 people in the water off Ocean …

San Diego

Study: Tinder Users Aren't Having More Casual Sex Than the Average Horny Person

If you’ve been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app for hookups, have no fear: a new study published in the …

BBC Trolls Trump Over Inauguration Crowd Size in Royal Wedding Tweet

BBC Three, the online television channel that targets younger audiences, trolled President Donald Trump just as the country was mesmerized watching …

More than 4M Samsung phones a year need service, court case reveals

If you had to send your Samsung phone in for service, you're in good company.<p>Samsung sells tens of millions of smartphones every year, but more than 4 million of them were returned to the company for service in the US, the company revealed in a trial this week. Specifically, it was between 4 …

The Tower of London and the Jews

The story of how an old fortress, palace and place of law, torture and incarceration was also a place of refuge for British Jews.<p>><br>• ><p>The Tower of …

One Obsessed Musician, 299 Birds, and a Very Weird Crime

This is the true story of how a man stole hundreds of exotic birds to sell to salmon fly-tyers so that he could buy a golden flute. Really.<p>When Kirk Wallace Johnson, author of <i>The Feather Thief</i>, chanced on the story of how a young flute player named Edwin Rist had broken into the British Natural …

Birds

The Coming Wave of Murders Solved by Genealogy

The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second alleged murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.<p>Just three weeks ago, law enforcement in California announced the arrest of the Golden State Killer using DNA. The press conference was vague, but the …

Genealogy

Teen masterfully pranks live TV report on illegal marijuana grow

Local news reporters are pros at dealing with the unexpected while on duty. And, as displayed in this clip, sometimes they're <i>too</i> good.<p>KMTV journalist …

Gaza’s Miseries Have Palestinian Authors

For the third time in two weeks, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have set fire to the Kerem Shalom border crossing, through which they get medicine, fuel and other humanitarian essentials from Israel. Soon we’ll surely hear a great deal about the misery of Gaza. Try not to forget that the authors of …

Israel

A Chatty Parrot Tries to Have a Conversation With Alexa After Telling Her to Turn Off the Lights

An African grey parrot who was perched right next to an Amazon Echo (and a Google Home), very nicely told virtual assistant Alexa to turn off all the …