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Cell Phone-Cancer Link Seen in Rat Study

An important new study has linked cell phone radiation to cancers in the brain and heart.<p>The new research was conducted on rats by the U.S. National …

Research

Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima

President Barack Obama on Friday visited Hiroshima, the first city in history to be targeted with a nuclear bomb, becoming the first sitting …

U.S. Air Force

How the Hamburger Became an American Favorite

"National Hamburger Day," which falls on Saturday, seems like a prime opportunity to dig into the history of the meat sandwich. Doing so, however, is …

Burgers
Public Health

California Bill Would Allow People to Smash Car Windows to Save Pets

People in California would be allowed to smash car widows to save trapped pets, without the fear of being sued, under a proposed bill.<p>The measure, …

Drought

Why the United States Dropped Atomic Bombs in 1945

President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, nearly 71 years after it was destroyed by the first atomic bomb, inevitably raises once again the questions of …

World History

The Surprisingly Fascinating Reason the U.S. Has Nickel Coins

On May 16, 1866, Congress authorized the creation of a new American coin: the five-cent piece composed of copper and "not exceeding twenty-five per …

United States

Tiny coffin reveals youngest preserved fetus from ancient Egypt

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a century, the teeny tiny coffin hid a big secret: the youngest mummy in ancient Egypt.<p>British archaeologists revealed this week that a miniature coffin under their care contained the youngest human fetus ever uncovered in ancient Egypt.<p>"This discovery is the only academically …

Egypt
World Records

The Hyperloop Is One Step Closer to Reality

Nearly three years ago, technology billionaire Elon Musk proposed a radical idea: Why not create a transportation system that involved putting …

Transportation

Most People Are Voting Against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Not for Them

The majority of voters are motivated by contempt for the opposite party's nominee, not love for their own candidate, according to a new survey.<p>A …

Elections

California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a sweeping package of tobacco bills into California law on Wednesday, including one that will raise the legal age to buy products from 18 to 21 and another that dramatically tightens restrictions on e-cigarettes.<p>But the governor vetoed a bill that would have permitted cities …

Public Health

President Donald Trump Versus the U.S. Constitution

Donald Trump is running a presidential campaign that often seems to be more about projecting strength than offering specific policy positions. Trump …

Constitutional Law

Navy Relaxes Tattoo Restrictions Allowing More Art on Neck, Legs and Arms

Anchors, swallows, and hearts emblazoned with "Mom" — tattoos have held huge significance among sailors for hundreds of years. But despite this rich tradition, servicemen and women in the Navy have been heavily restricted in terms of body art — until now.<p>The Navy will relax its rules regarding …

Tattoos

Are Smart Guns the Answer to America’s Gun Problem?

The White House hopes it can finally launch smart gun technology — childproof weaponry aimed at stopping accidental shootings and increasing gun safety.<p>The administration is, for the first time, trying to put in place the requirements needed so law enforcement could eventually use smart guns. It's …

Guns

Here Are 5 Little Girls Who Changed History

If you ask these influential little girls, all it takes to change the world is a hint of curiosity and a will to spark action. These youngsters have …

Women's News

Why You Should Take Elon Musk's 2018 Mars Shot Seriously

NASA has some exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars is less than 20 years away. But NASA also has some less exciting news: a crewed landing on Mars …

Exploration

This Is Why Cars Have License Plates

When New York became the first U.S. state to require license plates, 115 years ago Monday, the plates weren't the long alphanumeric combinations …

Uber

Influenza: How the Great War helped create the greatest pandemic ever known | @GrrlScientist

<i>The Great War helped create the influenza pandemic of 1918, which eventually brought an early end to the war itself</i><p><i>by</i> <i>GrrlScientist</i> <i>for The Guardian | …

The Reason Harriet Tubman Is Perfect for the $20 Bill

The yearlong attempt by the U.S. Treasury Department to select a woman whose face will appear on future American banknotes came to a close on …

Black History

A Brief History of Harriet Tubman, the New Face of the $20 Bill

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace the seventh President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill, while Jackson will move to the back, …

Black History
Viruses

Smokers Less Likely to Get Hired and Earn Less: Study

Smokers who are out of work are less likely than nonsmokers to find a job and once they do, they earn less, researchers reported Monday.<p>The study is one of the few to show that smoking is a cause, and not an effect, of not getting hired and it measures just how much smoking costs the average …

Research

How Fast Food Messes With Your Hormones

Pizza Hut Hong Kong: Flying Fish Roe Salmon Cream Cheese Pizza<p>If you're a crust person, get ready for an unexpected surprise. One bite of this …

Restaurants

Stephen Hawking wants to send tiny space probes to the stars

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine hundreds of spacecraft the size of a butterfly, propelled by light beams at record-shattering speeds and journeying to distant stars 4.37 light years away -- far deeper into space than human-built probes have ever ventured.<p>It's arguably the most ambitious space exploration project …

Space Exploration

This Is What Teens Do When They Don't Sleep

People just aren't at their best when they don't get enough sleep. (Check out this week's bummer finding that people with insomnia seem to have less …

Sleep