Student Battling Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Amazing Recovery
Despite a terrible battle with flesh-eating disease that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands, Georgia student Aimee Copeland was able to briefly leave her hospital room for the first time in 49 days. And from here, doctors say, her prognosis is good.
Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies
As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.
Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Warning to Parents! Your Kids Might Be Hiding What They’re Really Up to Online
It’s no secret that our children are more adept at using technology than we are, but a new survey by computer security company McAfee suggests their using their skills to be sneaky.
Google Creates Artificial Brain That Loves Cats
As a way to create a simulation of the human brain, a group of researchers at Google constructed a neural network made up of 16,000 computer processors. Then, they turned their creation loose on the internet where it immediately developed a taste for cat videos. This thing is so human it&CloseCurlyQ…
Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?
In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Reveals Plans For Donated Money
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the story of 68-year-old Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who was mercilessly bullied by middle school children, and the oodles of money that were raised through Indiegogo.com to send her on a well-deser…
Lonesome George, Last Surviving Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Dies
It’s a sad, sad day for animal lovers. Lonesome George, the longtime turtle mascot of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his kind, died on Sunday, officially making the Pinta Island giant tortoise extinct.
School’s Sunscreen Ban Leaves Students Severely Burned
In a move that seems to defy all logic, a school in Washington State has banned the use of sunscreen, sending two sisters to the hospital with painful-looking sunburn after a field trip.
Are Sugary Snacks Making Us Dumb?
Everyone knows that sweets can impact your waistline, but a new study published in the Journal of Physiology says sugar can actually affect your intelligence, as well.
Pennsylvania Woman Hides in Suitcase to Escape Cops
When we pack for a getaway, we fill our suitcase with swim trunks and suntan lotion. But 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman Charley Fretz packed a suitcase with herself in an attempt to evade police on Wednesday. Needless to say, her creative method of escape didn’t work.
90-Year-Old Woman Chases Down Mugger
The elderly may seem like easy targets to thieves, but as this story shows, that isn’t always the case. On Monday, an unidentified 90-year-old California woman teamed up with a good Samaritan to chase down a mugger who robbed her outside a convenience store. Is this the beginning of …