Sinead Roachford

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The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

Immigration

Drone seen hovering over massive blaze at L.A. high school

A mystery drone was seen hovering over the scene of a massive blaze as it tore through a South Los Angeles charter school Tuesday afternoon.<p>The small drone seen on KTLA-TV shows the craft flying above a plume of smoke and the curling flames at Animo South Los Angeles Charter High School.<p>Los Angeles …

NYPD internal memo on death of Eric Garner neglects to mention officer’s chokehold

<b>(carl ballou/Shutterstock.com)</b><p>Garner died after being put in an illegal chokehold, a salient fact officers on the scene seemingly forgot<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 22, 2014 4:08pm (UTC)<p>In a development that is sure to spark even more outrage, the New York Daily News reports that the New York Police …

Typhoon lands in southern China, downgrades to tropical storm

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week's more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.<p>After passing across Taiwan overnight Tuesday, Matmo made landfall in China's heavily populated province of …

Turkish Prime Minister Acknowledges Strains With Obama

By Gulsen Solaker<p>ANKARA, July 22 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has acknowledged his relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have soured, saying he had been disappointed among other things by a lack of U.S. action over the war in neighboring Syria.<p>Erdogan enjoys strong support …

More stores affected by listeria fruit recall

If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.<p>Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated …

First MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands from Ukraine

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1095000/1095467_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532481795_2fb64704b1d72d4bb9c233bd6731c6dc<p><b>The Netherlands has received the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.</b><p>Forty …

Airplanes

This Temporary Tattoo Can Unlock Your Phone

I’d think this was just a clever April Fools’ joke, if it weren’t the middle of July.<p>Motorola has teamed up with a company called VivaLnk to make a temporary tattoo that can unlock a smartphone, no PIN required. Slap it on your skin, hold your phone up to it, and bam — phone unlocked.<p>Who needs …

In somber ceremony, Dutch receive the first remains of MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.<p>The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week …

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain

Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas.<p>The organism responsible, <i>Naegleria fowleri,</i> dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it …

South-west is the UK's jellyfish hotspot, survey finds

The south-west may be home to some of the cleanest beaches in the UK, but the first survey of its kind in over 40 years shows that it is also a thriving area for the country's jellyfish.<p>More jellyfish were spotted per kilometre along the south-west coast than anywhere else in Britain's waters, with …

Lifeform of the week: Sea stars

You call them starfish? They’re brilliant by any name.<p>I’m not sure exactly when starfish began insisting on being called “sea stars”, but somewhere …

World's Largest Aquatic Insect May Have Been Found, And It Will Haunt Your Dreams

If you have entomophobia (or if you’re even the <i>teensiest</i> bit squeamish when it comes to bugs), you might want to avert your eyes.<p>A giant aquatic insect has been found in China, and it’s the stuff that your very worst nightmares are made of.<p>According to Xinhua News, representatives from the Insect …

Less Sleep Pushes Your Brain to Age Faster

We know that sleep is important for a host of body functions, from weight control to brain activities, but the latest study hints that it may also …

Why older adults should aim for 8 hours of sleep

Getting too little or too much sleep as we get older may affect how our brain functions, according to a study of almost 9,000 adults.<p>Researchers …

Traumatic brain injuries in veterans linked to higher dementia risk

A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries were 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.<p>The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology, adds to a growing body of evidence that TBIs can …

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Expanding To Catch Early Warning Signs

Alzheimer's disease isn't what it used to be. After 30 years of having doctors diagnose the disease by symptoms alone, researchers and advocacy groups are calling for new diagnostic criteria that recognize changes in the brain as well as changes in behavior.<p>The goal is to eventually allow doctors …

Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure

A blood test to detect which people with failing memories will go on to develop Alzheimer's disease has been developed by British scientists, who hope it may prove a breakthrough in the hunt for a cure.<p>After a decade's work, an international collaboration led by scientists from King's College …

The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …

Scientists figured out how shrooms open your mind

It’s one thing to say that psychedelic mushrooms "open your mind," but it’s another entirely to demonstrate its dream-like effects in a scientific study. Yet, that’s what one group of researchers appear to have achieved in a study published today in <i>Human Brain Mapping</i>.<p>these effects are akin to what …

When brain says buy, you may not know why

Billions of neurons fire in the brains of stock market traders as they decide whether to buy or sell shares in a matter of seconds. Some of these brain waves produce rational calculations about how best to make a profit, but others may not, suggests new research from the nascent field of …

Pentagon spurs new work on a brain implant to aid memory problems

It sounds like science fiction: A device that can be surgically installed in the brain to help form, store and recall memories.<p>But the Pentagon is betting tens of millions of dollars that so-called neuroprosthetics will someday be used by victims of traumatic brain injuries and other conditions to …

The Brain

Alzheimer’s disease slows when you exercise body and mind

Hard evidence that Alzheimer’s can be slowed by physical and mental exercise, a diet rich in plants, and by monitoring risk factors for …

Research finds gene that delays onset of Alzheimer’s

After looking at a thousand human brains over nearly a decade, Montreal researchers have found a genetic variation that delays the onset of Alzheimer's disease by as many as five years.<p>Researchers are particularly excited because the gene in question regulates cholesterol, already the focus of …

What sleeping brains can tell us about schizophrenia

The human brain operates much the same whether active or at rest. And scientists say studying resting brains could make it easier to identify the …

South Korea Ferry Fugitive Hid In Cabin Wall, Suitcases Of Cash At Hand

(Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding in an …

Monitors find confusion, hostility at Malaysia Airlines crash site

International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine said Friday the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by armed men.<p>"There didn't seem to be anyone really in control," Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the Organization for …

Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead

HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.<p>Calling the deaths of almost …

This sanctioned Russian company makes the missile that may have destroyed Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Almaz-Antey<p>US and Ukrainian officials believe a “Buk” surface-to-air missile shot Malaysia Airlines flight 17 out of the sky in eastern Ukraine yesterday, killing all 298 people on board.<p>Truck-mounted Buk missile systems were originally designed in Russia in the 1970s. They are now made by …

Malaysia Airlines