Alzheimer’s Disease Vaccine Nears Testing Phase, Could Prevent And Reverse Dementia

An Alzheimer’s vaccine could be just a few short years away, according to researchers from Australia and the United States. Initial pre-clinical results show that the vaccine could slow or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s in patients with dementia in addition to preventing the disease when administered to healthy people. Human clinical trials of the […]

New McDonald’s Wi-Fi Policy Blocks Adult Entertainment Sites

McDonald’s patrons are no longer able to stream adult entertainment while eating their Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets thanks to a new corporate Wi-Fi filtering policy. Adult film site access has been blocked from all corporate-owned McDonald’s locations where Wi-Fi is available already, and the filtering option is also available to franchisees. Fortune reports that […]

Herbalife Owes 200M After FTC Settlement

Herbalife officially owes $200 million after agreeing to a settlement that will end a two-year FTC investigation into allegedly deceptive business practices. The settlement marks a massive victory for Herbalife despite the $200 million price tag, since the supplement company will walk away from the investigation without the FTC labeling it a pyramid scheme. In […]

Microsoft’s DNA Data Storage Encoded 200MB Of Books, Databases, And OK Go Video

Microsoft and the University of Washington claim that they have broken the DNA data storage world record, after successfully storing and retrieving about 200 megabytes worth of information using synthetic DNA molecules. Microsoft Research turned heads last April when the division purchased a load of synthetic DNA from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience. The purchase […]

Could Trump Quit If He Wins The Presidency? Quitting After Winning Election Could Create Crisis

The idea that anyone would run an arduous presidential campaign for the better part of two years only to quit if he wins might seem ridiculous, but Donald Trump indicated in a recent interview that he might do just that. Pundits have speculated as to the seriousness of Trump’s candidacy since day one, but he […]

Dallas Ambush Suspect Identified As Ex-Army, Killed By Police Bomb Robot

One suspect in the deadly Dallas ambush that left five police officers dead has himself been killed, and several others are in police custody after a tense standoff broke into gunfire. The Dallas ambush suspect has been identified as Micah Johnson, 25, a former U.S. Army reservist who was deployed to Afghanistan between November 2013 […]

Nightclub Shooter Taken Down By Concealed Weapons Permit Holder In Lyman, SC

Several people were injured when a man opened fire outside a Lyman, South Carolina, nightclub last Sunday, but no lives were lost due to the actions of a licensed concealed weapons permit holder. Local news outlet WSPA reports that the shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning outside Playoffz Night Club in Lyman, South […]

Amber-Encased Wings Reveal Secrets Of 99-Million-Year-Old Birds

A pair of amber-encased wings found in Myanmar may provide ground-breaking insights into the biology of birds that lived alongside dinosaurs. The 99-million-year-old amber-encased wings include bones, soft tissue, and even feathers in an astoundingly preserved fashion. Amber-encased insects, shells, and plants are all fairly common, and some ancient bird feathers encased in amber have […]

Marines Removing ‘Man’ Titles From 19 Jobs To Show ‘Women Are Included In These MOSs’

The United States Marines are removing “man” titles from 19 different jobs, but pushback from some of the service’s top leaders may leave a handful of the most quintessential Marines job titles untouched. According to a report from the Marine Corps Times, the initiative to remove the word “man” from so many military occupational specialties, […]

Dez Bryant Allegedly Trashed Home, Faces $200,000 Lawsuit For Leaving ‘Feces, Trash, Debris’ In Rented Mansion

Dez Bryant has been tackled with lawsuit over an allegedly trashed home that the star receiver rented from a senator. According to court documents, Bryant left trash, debris, and even feces in the rental mansion when he moved out. Court documents reveal that Bryant rented the 6,400-square-foot luxury home from Royce West, a Texas state […]

Daring South Pole Rescue Extracts Two From Treacherous Conditions

A small turboprop airplane returned to the edge of Antarctica today following a successful South Pole rescue. The South Pole rescue effort was mounted in order to extract a sick contractor, but another individual was also evacuated due to an undisclosed medical issue. Both patients are set to receive medical treatment in South America after […]

Cuban Coffee Returns To The U.S. After 50 Year Embargo, But Only For A Select Few

Cuban coffee has been off the menu in the United States for more than 50 years, but it is set to finally return in just a few months. Although the Obama administration’s Cuban policy changes were announced in late 2014, those changes didn’t immediately open the floodgates of trade. Cuban staples like cigars and rum […]

FDA Warns Whole Foods Facility Had ‘Filthy’ Conditions, Listeria Bacteria Present

The Food and Drug Administration sent Whole Foods a stern letter last week warning that the grocery giant could face severe consequences in connection with a number of food safety issues. The warning comes after Whole Foods responded to an initial FDA notice but failed to provide any documentation related to fixing the food safety […]

Obama Wants AR-15 Banned In Wake Of Orlando Shooting

President Obama has indicated that he wants the AR-15 banned following the tragic mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left nearly 50 people dead and many more wounded. The AR-15 ban would require an Act of Congress and would likely involve reinstating a federal ban that lapsed in 2004. The White House has adopted […]

Supreme Court Refuses American Samoan Citizenship Case, Lower Court Ruling That American Samoans Are Not Citizens Will Stand

The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a case that could have potentially granted automatic birthright citizenship to tens of thousands of people from the United States overseas territory of American Samoa. The refusal means that the ruling of a lower court will stand, and residents of American Samoa will not receive the same birthright […]

Mission To Mars Launches In 2018, Men On Mars By 2025, Says Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s mission to Mars is tentatively penciled in for 2018, and the SpaceX CEO says that he plans to launch a manned mission to the red planet just six years after that. In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Elon Musk outlined his plans for an imminent manned mission to Mars that will […]

Mike Rowe Warns Millennial Graduates: ‘Never Follow Your Passion’ [Video]

Mike Rowe had some harsh advice for millennial students and graduates in a recently released Prager University video. According to the former Dirty Jobs host, passion has very little to do with success. In fact, Rowe suggests that you should “never follow your passion” when it comes to looking for work. “The dirty truth, which […]

Florida Mother Fights Off 13-Year-Old Daughter’s Kidnapper [Video]

A Florida mom desperately fought off her 13-year-old daughter’s would-be kidnapper on Tuesday, and the entire struggle was caught by an array of security cameras. The suspect fled the scene when he failed to pry the 13-year-old girl from her mother’s grip, but he was later captured by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. The New York […]

Roman Polanski To Face New Extradition Trial Over Child Sex Conviction

Poland is set to take another look at the possible extradition of Roman Polanski back to the United States. If a Polish court allows the extradition, 82-year-old Polanski could face jail time for a child sex conviction in California that dates from the 1970s. As previously reported by Inquisitr, a Polish court refused to extradite […]

Trump Dumps ‘Dummy Bill Kristol’ For Hinting At Anti-Trump Independent Spoiler Candidate

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted his undisguised contempt for Bill Kristol Sunday night after the Weekly Standard editor warned that a high-profile, anti-trump independent presidential candidate is about to burst onto the scene. Trump referred to Kristol as a “dummy” and warned that any independent candidate could swing the election to Hillary Clinton. […]

No Rio Over Zika? World Health Organization Says Don’t Cancel Olympics

Amid demands that the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio be cancelled due to Zika, the World Health Organization has come down on the side of the International Olympics Committee. WHO claims there is “no public health justification” for cancelling or postponing the Rio Olympics despite concerns voiced by both scientists and athletes. As previously reported […]

11 States Sue Over Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

Eleven states are moving to sue the federal government over President Obama’s transgender bathroom directive. States that refuse to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice would risk losing federal funds under the directive. The lawsuit was announced Wednesday in Austin, Texas, by Texas Attorney General Kenneth Paxton. In addition to Texas, […]

Five Arrested For IRS Impersonation Scam, Accused Of Scamming $2 Million

Five men were arrested Tuesday for suspected involvement with a massive IRS impersonation scam. The five men are accused of scamming about $2 million in fake tax payments. Authorities say that the larger IRS impersonation scam has cost victims about $36.5 million, and that additional perpetrators are still at large. According to a press release […]

Mini Shuttle Launched: India Blasts Off In New Space Race

India successfully launched a mini shuttle on Monday, solidifying the Indian Space Research Organization’s position as a fierce competitor in the new space race. With the United States no longer in the reusable spacecraft business, the successful launch of India’s mini shuttle could eventually pit the country’s space program against private sector competitors like Elon […]

Portland Oregon School Board Promotes Climate Justice, Bans Books That Deny Climate Change

The Portland Public Schools Board unanimously passed a motion Thursday evening that will ban all books and other teaching materials that cast any doubt on the concept of anthropogenic climate change. Books that contain any cautious language, suggesting that climate change might exist, or that it may be caused by human activity, will be banned […]

Black Lives Matter Organizer Charles Wade Blames Sex Trafficking Arrest On ‘Conservative Trolls’

Black Lives Matter organizer Charles Wade was arrested last month under suspicion of the human trafficking and prostitution of a 17-year-old girl in College Park, Maryland. Wade claims that he thought the girl was 20 and blames the accusations of sex trafficking on conservative trolls. According to a police report that was circulated via social […]

Poll Shows 9 In 10 Not Offended By Washington Redskins Team Name

Nine in 10 Native Americans surveyed in a recent Washington Post poll reported that they are not offended by the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team. The results are similar to the findings of a 2004 poll and could set back efforts to force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the name of his […]

Will Wall Block Carp? Invasive Asian Fish Surge Toward Great Lakes

The subject of building walls may be a hot topic right now, but environmentalists and business interests alike are banking on a different kind of wall blocking the advance of invasive Asian carp. The wall will effectively cut off the Mississippi watershed from the Great Lakes watershed and is just one of many efforts to […]

Oil Companies Abandon Arctic Drilling, Dump $2.5 Billion Worth Of Drilling Rights

Oil drilling and exploration efforts in U.S. Arctic waters have ground to a halt, as some of the biggest oil companies in the world relinquished their leases in the area earlier this month. Drilling rights worth more than $2.5 billion were dropped by companies like Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips just ahead of the May […]

Oxfam Says American Poultry Workers Denied Bathroom Breaks, Forced To Wear Diapers

American poultry workers employed by some of the largest producers in the country are regularly denied bathroom breaks, forced to work in unsafe conditions, and even resort to wearing diapers during their shifts, according to a new report from Oxfam America. Workers from some of the largest poultry processors in the United States, including Tyson […]

Bipolar Disorder Linked To Schizophrenia And Autism Via Common Genetic Roots

New research has shown that bipolar disorder may share some common genetic roots with schizophrenia, autism, and other conditions. The study looked at families that presented a history of bipolar disorder, compared their genomes to previous studies, and came up with some surprising results. Bipolar disorder has long been linked to other disorders and conditions, […]

Last Man Standing Donald Trump Promises ‘We’re Going To Win Bigly’

Donald Trump is the last man standing out of the once-crowded Republican field. At an event following opponent Ted Cruz’s withdrawal from the race, the presumptive GOP nominee promised that “we’re going to win bigly” as a nation, correcting what he sees as a string of domestic and foreign policy losses in recent years. Until […]

Remains Of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour Found In Newport Harbor Rhode Island

Marine archaeologists believe that they have finally located the remains of Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour. The ship was last seen 230 years ago, when it was likely scuttled during the American Revolution. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project located the remains off the coast of Newport, and the group plans to release more information […]

Bald Eagle Caught On Webcam Feeding Cat To Eaglets [Video]

Viewers of a Pittsburgh-area Audubon Society webcam feed were disturbed Tuesday when they witnessed a bald eagle return to its nest with a cat. The cat was eaten, live on webcam, by the bald eagle’s young eaglets, and the footage was preserved and later uploaded to YouTube. Although you can watch the webcam footage of […]

86,000 Illegal Immigrants Released By ICE Committed 231,000 Crimes Between 2013 And 2015

Immigration and Customs Enforcement was the subject of a House hearing Thursday, where it was revealed that the agency has failed to deport thousands of illegal immigrants even after they were convicted of crimes in the United States. According to information released during the hearing, ICE released nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants in 2015 and […]

Radioactive Milk Found In Belarus 30 Years After Chernobyl

Radioactive milk was found recently on a Belarus farm by a team of reporters from the Associated Press. The dangerously radioactive milk was discovered just in time for the 30th anniversary of the devastating Chernobyl disaster, but the owner of the dairy farm claims that his milk is actually safe. According to Radio Free Europe, […]

Obama To Visit Hiroshima In May: Will He Call For Nuclear Disarmament?

President Barack Obama plans to visit Hiroshima on May 27, following the G7 summit in Japan, according to high-ranking U.S. officials. The historic visit would mark the first time that a sitting U.S. president ever visited the site where the first atomic bomb was dropped at the close of World War II some 70 years […]

America’s Dirtiest Air Is In California, But Most Americans Live With Unhealthy Levels Of Air Pollution

America’s dirtiest air is officially found in California, according to the latest annual report from the American Lung Association. Seven of the top 10 worst cities for ozone pollution in the country are located in the Golden State, but the report also shows that more than half of all Americans live in areas that suffer […]

These Common OTC Anticholinergic Drugs Can Damage Your Brain, Says Study

If you have any Benadryl or Dimetapp in your medicine cabinet, a new study released Monday may have you thinking twice the next time you reach for them. These and other common medicines fall into the class of anticholinergic drugs, which may cause brain damage, cognitive impairment, and dementia. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, […]

Pasta Sauce Warning: ‘These Products Are Not Intended To Be Eaten Daily’ Says Mars Foods

Mars Food announced Friday that they will soon change the labels on their pasta sauces, macaroni cheese, and certain other products to indicate that they should not be consumed more than once per week. The warning comes as a result of the high salt, sugar and fat content of these products. According to a press […]

Washington D.C. Mayor Calls For Citywide Vote To Make District Of Columbia The 51st State

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser called Friday for a citywide vote that could result in the capitol of the United States transforming into the 51st state. The D.C. mayor’s plan hinges on a citywide vote on statehood, placing the issue before Congress, which would have to agree to move forward with the process. According to […]

Bill Nye Offers Climate Change Skeptic $20,000 Bet

Celebrity scientist Bill Nye offered climate change skeptic Marc Morano a $20,000 global warming bet that the planet will keep getting hotter, but Nye’s challenge was not accepted. Nye offered one bet that 2016 will be one of the 10 hottest years on record, and he also offered a second bet that this decade will […]

How Retired General James Mattis Could Run For President As An Independent, Be Installed By House In Contested Election

Somewhere in the shadows of the GOP, a group of conservative billionaires may have hatched a plan to dragoon retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis into an independent run for the White House, with an eye toward denying a clear victory to either the Republican or Democratic candidates. According to a report from The […]

Virus Hits Flash, But Do You Really Need To Update?

Adobe has released an emergency fix for a zero day vulnerability that has allowed at least one ransomware virus to hit Flash. If you’re running an outdated version of Flash, Adobe urges you to install the emergency patch before your system falls victim to the virus. Time reports that this latest Flash vulnerability has already […]

Bomani Jones Wore A ‘Caucasians’ T-Shirt On ESPN, And Twitter Went Nuts Bomani Jones showed up this morning to co-host ESPN’s Mike & Mike show wearing a “Caucasians” T-shirt that instantly sparked controversy. The shirt is a parody of the Cleveland Indians logo, with Caucasians replacing Indians and the Chief Wahoo logo altered to have white skin and a dollar sign in place of his feather. […]

Cleveland Indians Demote Chief Wahoo Logo, No Plans To Get Rid Of Controversial Mascot

The Cleveland Indians will no longer use the controversial Chief Wahoo as their primary logo, according to a statement from team owner Paul Dolan. The Indians have used a “block C” as a secondary logo for a number of years, but it was only recently promoted to primary status. Chief Wahoo will remain a secondary […]

Americans Dangerously Uninformed About Zika Virus, Harvard Research Says

Many Americans are dangerously uninformed, or misinformed, about the risks of the Zika virus, according to new research from the Harvard School of Public Health. Researchers from Harvard conducted a poll of more than 1,000 American households, asking questions like how the Zika virus is contracted, and what the symptoms of the virus are, and […]

Trump Claims Assaulted Reporter’s Pen Could Have Been ‘A Little Bomb’

Donald Trump backed up embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a recent CNN town hall event, saying that the reporter the man was accused of assaulting could have been carrying “a little bomb.” During a televised town hall event on Tuesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper questioned Trump on his continued support for his campaign manager, […]

Booster Shot Study Drops Tetanus Vaccine Bombshell

A new booster shot study suggests that the current tetanus vaccine booster schedule may be severe overkill. Booster shots were previously thought to last just 10 years, but data from this new study indicates that immunity granted by the tetanus vaccine could last more than 30 years. Tetanus, which is also colloquially referred to as […]

American Detainee ‘Confesses’ To Spying On North Korea

An American detainee held in North Korea has confessed to spying on the communist regime, according to a press conference broadcast Friday on North Korean state television. The detainee is Kim Dong-chul, and he stated that he was taken into custody last October while working in a special economic zone in North Korea. Although Dong-chul […]