Beth Boswell

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Police Confirm Remains Belong To Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham

Graham had been missing since Saturday, September 13. The 18-year-old sophomore disappeared by the school's campus after a night of drinking with her friends.<p>She was last seen around 1:00 am that Saturday morning with Jesse Matthew — a 32-year-old lifelong Charlottesville resident who worked as a …

Police: Shooter at school near Seattle dead

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 …

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

<b>Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET</b><p>Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, is now free of the virus and has been discharged from a special facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.<p>Speaking at a news conference, Pham said in a statement that she …

Women in labor need real food, not just ice chips

Compartir 0<p>There is this long-standing practice in the medical community that restricts women in labor from eating and drinking before a birth. This …

Pregnancy

To the moon and back: Lunar mission tests China's space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.<p>China launched an experimental spacecraft early Friday that is scheduled to orbit the moon before returning to Earth, a first for the country's ambitious space program and considered a precursor to a planned mission to the moon.<p>The unmanned …

Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot

Why every newborn you see on Facebook is wrapped in the same baby blanket

The morning after my second daughter was born I took her picture—she was beautiful, serene—and posted it on Facebook. There was much my Facebook friends could surmise from the photo, and much that marketers could mine: her date of birth and her eye color and her name, for instance. But what they …

Pregnancy

Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Baby Gammy might mean the end of Thailand's lucrative surrogacy business.<p>He's the child who was carried by a surrogate mom in Thailand— and rejected by the Australian couple who had agreed to pay the mother $12,000. The reason: Prenatal testing showed that the baby, a twin, had Down …

South Miami is so fed up with climate inaction, it just voted to secede from Florida

As the nation’s 51st state, “South Florida” would address climate threats head-on<p>It's come to this: pissed off at the state government's lack of concern about climate change and frightened by the very real threat it's facing from sea level rise, the city of South Miami has made moves to secede from …

Report: Several Black Witnesses Largely Back Up Officer's Account Of Michael Brown Shooting

Over a half-dozen black witnesses who have testified before a grand jury deciding whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown have provided testimony that "largely supports" Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s account of events, The Washington Post reported on …

The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy

When the editor’s gorgeous sister-in-law was killed, Bradlee rushed to find her diary. But why was James Jesus Angleton looking for it too?<p>On October …

Would You Eat This $13 Bacon Cheeseburger-Stuffed Donut?

Whether they're hot out of the fryer at Krispy Kreme or freshly-baked at home, donuts are easily one of our favorite fried foods.<p>But sometimes, our love just can't handle donuts when they go too far. Case in point: the cheeseburger-stuffed glazed donut covered in chocolate bacon bits. Only in …

Sun Noodle to Change Dorm Room Ramen Forever With Make-at-Home Kit

Noodle-producer-to-the-stars <b>Sun Noodle</b> has launched two new at-home <b>ramen kits</b>. According to a press release, the ramen kits come in two flavors — shoyu and miso — and are MSG-free. Each kit features "refrigerated packs" of fresh ramen noodles paired with a concentrated sauce. The noodles are made …

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

The Brain

Food: How mozzarella became the perfect pizza cheese

What’s happening inside your pizza as it cooks? Food scientists have gone to surprising lengths to find out, says Veronique Greenwood. And in the video above, BBC Future peers inside a restaurant oven to show why not all mozzarella cheese is the same.<p>When you bake a batch of brownies from a box or …

Italian Food

Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones?

Your phone could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.<p>As fear of the Ebola virus escalates, Eric Topol thinks that we’re missing an important weapon. And you just need to reach into your pocket to find it. “Most …

Medical Technology

The mystery of what goes into sausages

Sausages are a staple of many cuisines – and can contain all sorts of ingredients. One group of researchers has come up with a possible way of reducing salt – by adding a seaweed-like plant.<p>The maxim "we'll never know unless we try" seems to have been enthusiastically accepted by the people who …

Sausages

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Distance Learning

Congratulations to Bobby "Slick" Leonard on earning a nomination to the 2014 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame! He joins Walt Bellamy, Isiah Thomas, Everett Dean, Bob Knight and Branch McCracken as Hall of Fame #Hoosiers. #iubb #hoopshall

Chocolate and Barbecue: A Love Affair

Forget those sugary candy hearts. Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate. Today, millions of Americans will converge on confectionaries, food markets, and even drugstores to purchase heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. (Opt out of this annual ritual at your own peril.) One thing is for sure -- …

Insider’s Guide to Yunnan, China

Land of peaks, valleys, and monasteries, <b>Yunnan</b> is home to the largest number of ethnic groups in China. The gateway towns of <b>Shangri-La</b> (much of which, sadly, burned in January 2014) <b></b>and <b>Lijiang</b> showcase area traditions and cultures, but many interesting sites lie in the countryside.<p><b>Here’a an</b> …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

A Jilted Babylonian Scribe Wrote This Heartbreaking Love Letter 4,000 Years Ago

Happy Valentine's Day from the Popular Science archives.<p>Thousands of years ago, a hurt and confused Babylonian man used a triangular stylus to jab a message to his lover into a small piece of wet clay:<p>To Bibea: May the gods for my sake preserve your health. Tell me how you are. I went to Babylon …

Adorable Kids Learn to Read While Soothing Cute Shelter Cats

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a program called <i>Book Buddies</i> that welcomes children in grades 1-8 to their shelter to read books of any grade level to cats. The young boys and girls are invited into the adoption room, where they're able to pet and play with the adorable felines while …

Cute

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

Art

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics

With the world's attention focused on Sochi, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the earliest Winter Olympics. At the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, 16 countries sent 250 athletes to compete in familiar sports like bobsleigh and hockey. The 1936 Winter …