Five-Minute Neck Scan May Detect Dementia Years Before Symptoms Emerge

A five-minute neck scan may help predict a person’s risk of developing dementia 10 years before symptoms emerge. Scott Chiesa, from University College London, and colleagues said that the test, which analyzes the pulse of blood vessels in the neck, could one day be used to test for cognitive decline. In 2002, the researchers used […]

Powerful Solar Storm Detonated Destructor Sea Mines During Vietnam War

Recently declassified military documents have revealed that during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy has suspected that a powerful storm caused dozens of its sea mines to explode. The U.S. Navy planted sea mines as part of Operation Pocket Money, the aerial mining campaign launched in May 1972 to block the North Vietnamese from maritime […]

Nintendo Wii To End Support For Netflix, Other Video Streaming Services After January 30

Here’s some bad news for those who still exclusively stream videos on their Nintendo Wii: You may have to find an alternative soon if you want to continue binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows. According to The Verge, Netflix has informed its users that Nintendo will be shutting down all video streaming services for the console […]

Facebook May Have Fired Oculus VR Co-Founder Palmer Luckey For Supporting Donald Trump

Former Facebook top executive Palmer Luckey may have been ousted from the social media company over his support for Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that Luckey, who co-founded the virtual reality company Oculus, has told people that he was fired for supporting Trump before the presidential election. […]

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Eyes Running For President In 2020, According To Report

Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz is reportedly assembling an elite public relations team as he prepares to release his new book From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, and considers running for president of the United States. According to CNBC, Shultz’s team includes Steve Schmidt, who managed Republican […]

Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Sells 20 Times The Pre-Sale Estimate At Auction

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, which the late theoretical physicist used in the 1980s and 1990s, exceeded sale expectations at an online auction held on Thursday. The value of the chair was earlier estimated to be up to $19,500 (£15,000), but it eventually sold for $387,480 (£296,750), CNN reported. The amount is nearly 20 times more than […]

Fifty-Year-Old Woman My Ut Trinh Arrested For Contaminating Strawberries With Needles

The Australian police on Sunday arrested and filed charges against a 50-year-old woman who contaminated strawberries with needles. According to ABC News, the suspect is farm worker My Ut Trinh. She faces seven counts of contamination of goods. Strawberries spiked with needles were first reported in Queensland, the third most populous state in Australia, on […]

Officials Close To Saudi Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies A Year Before Khashoggi Killing

A new report has revealed that before journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Saudi officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed a plot to kill the kingdom’s enemies. The crown prince is believed to have ordered the operation that led to the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, […]

Health Insurer Aetna To Pay $25.5 Million After Denying Coverage To Late Cancer Patient Orrana Cunningham

An Oklahoma jury has ordered health insurer Aetna to pay the family of a cancer patient it denied coverage before she died. According to CBS News, the jury on Monday instructed Aetna to pay the family of Orrana Cunningham $25.5 million for denying her coverage claim for a type of radiation therapy a year before […]

Experiment Reveals Social Media Can Increase Depression And Loneliness

Use of social media can increase depression and loneliness, findings of an experiment conducted by psychology experts have shown. Social media and increased risk for depression and loneliness have long been linked but no causal association has been proven until now. In a new study, however, psychologist Melissa Hunt, from the University of Pennsylvania, and […]

Alibaba 2018 Singles Day Sale Logs Over $1 Billion In 85 Seconds

China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba revealed that sales from its annual Singles Day extravaganza on Sunday soared past $1 billion within one minute and 25 seconds, CNN reported. Singles Day is an informal holiday in China. It celebrates people who are not in a relationship. The date, November 11, or 11/ 11, symbolizers singletons. Alibaba began […]

Bird Hybrid Spotted In Pennsylvania Backyard Is Three Species In One, DNA Test Reveals

A yellow, black, and white bird spotted in a backyard in Pennsylvania earlier this year turned out to be a hybrid of three different species. When bird watcher Lowell Burket saw the male bird in the borough of Roaring Spring in May, he noticed that it had the physical attributes of the blue-winged warbler and […]

Fish Oils, Vitamin D Do Not Prevent Cancer And Heart Disease, According To New Study

Many people take nutritional supplements such as fish oil and Vitamin D to prevent deadly diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Findings of a government-funded study, however, have provided evidence that these supplements may not actually help in staving off these diseases. The new study, which was presented at the American Heart Association Scientific […]

Facebook Quietly Rolls Out TikTok Clone Called Lasso

Facebook has released a new app that essentially cloned another popular app that allows users to create fun and short videos. The new app called Lasso is reportedly designed to be the competitor of Tiktok, the viral 15-second video app that recently merged with According to The Verge, Lasso is Facebook’s new attempt to […]

Researchers Use 3D Printing To Create Bionic Mushroom That Generates Electricity

Researchers have created a bionic mushroom that may one day help light up our homes. In a new study published in the journal Nano Letters on Wednesday, researchers reported how they created a mushroom that can produce its own electricity. Study researcher Manu Mannoor, from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and colleagues created the electricity-generating […]

Autism In Children Linked To Zinc Deficiency During Pregnancy

The exact cause of autism is still unknown, but researchers have linked the condition to genetic and environmental factors, which includes zinc deficiency. While it is not yet clear if zinc deficiency indeed contributes to autism, researchers of a new study published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience defined a possible mechanism on how this could […]

Mail Bombing Suspect Cesar Sayoc Faces Life In Jail After 30-Count Indictment

Mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc faces life in prison after a federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted him on 30 charges, according to NBC News. The 56-year-old was indicted on Friday, November 9, with mailing pipe bombs to several public figures who have been critical of President Donald Trump. These include former Secretary of State […]

Sex Addiction More Common Than Previously Thought: 1 In 10 Men Have Uncontrollable Sexual Urges

Sex addiction may be more common than previously thought. Findings of a new research suggest that up to 8 percent of Americans struggle to control their sexual urges. Janna Dickenson of the University of Minnesota and colleagues said that 10 percent of men and 7 percent of women claim to have significant levels of stress […]

Khashoggi Killed For Revealing Funding Source Of Anti-Iran TV Channel, Claims ‘Guardian’ Journalist

Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist who was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey last month, may have lost his life after disclosing the funding source of an anti-Iran TV channel based in the United Kingdom, according to PressTV. Following a terrorist attack in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran International TV gave airtime to […]

China’s State-Owned Press Agency Xinhua Debuts World’s First AI News Anchors

China’s state-run press agency Xinhua has introduced a new anchor to deliver news, but unlike the typical newsreaders that people are used to seeing on TV or on the internet, this one is based on artificial intelligence technology. The anchor is based on digital composites created from footage of human hosts and designed to read […]

Japanese Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa Responds To Conor McGregor’s Racist Jackie Chan Remark

Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa has hit back at mixed martial artist Conor McGregor after the latter posted a racist remark online about a photo of Nasukawa and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Nasukawa and Mayweather were earlier reported to have a bout on New Year’s Eve. According to the Huffington Post, McGregor posted a photo on Instagram […]

Former CIA Employee Edward Snowden Links Israel Spyware Pegasus To Khashoggi Killing

Edward Snowden claims that Saudi Arabia used an Israeli spyware to target murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Bloomberg reports. Speaking to an audience in Tel Aviv by video conference on Tuesday, the fugitive U.S. whistleblower claimed that Saudi Arabia may have received help from Israel-based NSO Group Ltd. to track and kill Saudi critic Khashoggi at […]

Patients Of Pennsylvania Dentist Palmer Cotturo Urged To Get Tested For Hepatitis, HIV

Pennsylvania health officials have warned that former patients of Cotturo Dental Associates in Mount Bethel could be at risk of infection because of unsanitary procedures at the practice, the WFMZ reported. Health authorities also urged the patients to undergo medical testing over fears they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B and C. […]

Bill Gates Brings Human Poop At Speech In China Reinvented Toilet Expo

Microsoft founder Bill Gates brought with him a jar of human waste when he kicked off the Reinvented Toilet expo in China on Tuesday. According to CBS News, the philanthropist placed the jar on a pedestal next to him as he made a plea for the safe disposal of human waste during his keynote speech […]

Chinese Company Tencent Enters The Self-Driving Car Race

Chinese Technology company Tencent Holdings Ltd is reportedly entering into the self-driving car industry. According to Reuters, Tencent is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, California, essentially joining companies that compete for talents in the heart of the Silicon Valley, which has become a hub for testing and research of autonomous vehicles. Five dozen […]

Just One Energy Drink Can Narrow Blood Vessels And Increase Risk Of Heart Attack In 90 Minutes

Consuming just one energy drink can make a person’s blood vessels less efficient and increase the risk for a heart attack and stroke in 90 minutes, findings of a new study suggest. John Higgins, from McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, and colleagues involved 22 healthy and non-smoking […]

Olympian Bode Miller’s Wife Morgan Beck Shares Ultrasound Of New Baby Boy With ‘Angel’ Of His Dead Sister

The 19-month-old daughter of Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Beck Miller died in June this year after drowning in a pool. Paramedics performed CPR on Emmy before she was rushed to a hospital but they were unable to revive the toddler. “Our baby girl, Emmy, passed away yesterday,” the couple wrote on […]

Google Chrome 71 To Crack Down On Websites With Abusive Ads

Google frowns on websites that display abusive ads. In 2017, the search engine company joined the group Coalition for Better Ads, which offers specific standards for how to improve ads for consumers. With the release of Chrome 71 in December, the search giant will be stepping up its fight against the abusive ad problem. Ars […]

UFC Head Dana White Says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Is Underpaid For The Worst Job In Sports

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell receives $31.7 million per year. The amount may seem exorbitant for some but for UFC head Dana White, Goodell’s compensation is too small given the kind of job that he has. In an interview with TMZ about football’s latest controversy that involved a cheerleader kneeling during the national anthem, White said […]

Jury Orders pH Miracle Book Author Robert Oldham Young To Pay Cancer Patient $105 Million

A San Diego jury has ordered the author of the bestselling pH Miracle books to pay a large sum to a cancer patient. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, naturopathic practitioner Robert Oldham Young was ordered to pay $105 million to Dawn Kali, a mother-of-four who said that Young falsely promised to cure her breast […]

Mother Gives Birth To Record 5.75 Kg Baby Without Pain Relief

A mother has given birth to one of the biggest babies ever recorded at a hospital in western Sydney. Baby “Chunky” Parker James Bell weighed 5.755 kilograms when he was born on Thursday at Blacktown Hospital. What makes his birth more interesting is that his mother delivered a natural birth and without any pain relief. […]

Chemical That Makes Brain Tumors Glow Could Make Glioblastoma Surgery Safer

A glowing chemical that lights up brain tumors may help surgeons remove dangerous cancer cells more accurately, revealed a new study presented at the National Cancer Research Conference in Glasgow. Researchers found that using the chemical to highlight the cancerous cells may help ensure the tumors are identified and the healthy brain tissues are not […]

Appendix Removal May Lower Risk For Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has revealed that removing the appendix early in life can lower a person’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 19 to 25 percent. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Early symptoms of the condition include rigidity […]

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Backs President Donald Trump’s Space Force Plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has revealed in an interview that he supports the creation of a space force proposed by President Donald Trump. The United States Space Force is proposed to be the sixth branch of the United States military by the year 2020. It will be on par with the navy, army, air force, […]

Man-Eating Tiger In India Killed With Help From Calvin Klein Perfume

A tiger in India with a taste for human flesh has been shot dead after a two-year hunt. According to the New York Times, the female tiger, named T-1 by forest rangers, is believed to have killed at least 13 people before she was finally shot dead on Friday. The hunters were supposed to use […]

Supreme Court Rejects Move To Block Young People’s Climate Change Lawsuit Against US Government

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block a lawsuit filed by young people to force the federal government to take steps in fighting climate change. The case was filed by 21 young people in 2015. The plaintiffs, who are now 11 to 22 years old, argued that the failure of government leaders to fight […]

Apple’s Vintage Repair Pilot Program To Fix Old iPhones, Macbooks That Are About To Become Obsolete

Apple is reportedly introducing the “Repair Vintage Apple Products Pilot” program for a number of its products that were previously considered too old to be repaired at Apple stores and authorized service providers. Apple repairs its products that are within the five- to seven-year lifespan. This means that owners of Apple products can have the […]

Some People May Have Increased CTE Risk Because Of Their Genes

Researchers who study chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, have long wondered why some people are hit harder by the degenerative brain disease. CTE is currently diagnosed only after death but the condition is associated with repeated hits to the head, often experienced by contact sports athletes. CTE has afflicted some of the world’s popular athletes, […]

Scald Burns Caused By Instant Soups Send Thousands Of Kids To The ER Each Year

Findings of a new study have revealed that about 9,500 children between 4- and 12-years-old go the to emergency room with scald burns from instant soups every year. The number is equal to one in every five pediatric burns. The findings, which are set to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference […]

Melania Trump Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham Disputes Reports On Nearly $100,000 Stay At Cairo Hotel

Reports have emerged that Melania Trump’s tour in Africa was extraordinarily costly. The first lady’s visit to a posh hotel in Cairo, Egypt, for instance, is said to have cost $95,000. Citing federal spending records, Quartz reported that the first lady and her entourage racked up $95,050 in bills at the Semiramis Intercontinental Cairo. The […]

Florida Doctor Ramon Vazquez Removes Woman’s Kidney After Mistaking It For Tumor During Spinal Surgery

A Florida doctor mistook a woman’s healthy kidney as a cancerous tumor and decided to remove it during a routine spinal surgery. In April, 2016, Maureen Pacheco checked into Wellington Regional Medical Center to get the bones in her lower back fused after sustaining injuries in a car accident the previous year. She went home […]

Missouri Father Olin Tannery Charged With Murder 20 Years After Severely Shaking His Baby

A Missouri father has been charged with second-degree murder after his son died 20 years after he shook him as baby. A grand jury indicted 39-year-old Olin Tannery on Tuesday, October 30, saying he was responsible for the death of his son, Dominick, by shaking and squeezing him in 1998 when he was still a […]

Cellphone Radiation Linked To Cancer In $30 Million Study

The final results of the world’s largest and most costly study, one that sought to find out if cellphones can cause cancer, has been released on Thursday, November 1. The National Toxicology Program experiment — which spanned more than 10 years, involved some 3,000 rodents, and cost $30 million — found that radiation from cellphones […]

Greg Carlson, Who Is Included In FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, Spotted In South Carolina

A sexual assault suspect who is included in FBI’s list of 10 Most Wanted Fugitives was spotted in South Carolina. Fox Carolina reported that about two weeks ago, the FBI received information of a confirmed sighting of 46-year-old Greg Alyn Carlson in the Mount Pleasant area of South Carolina. Carlson was accused of sexually assaulting […]

Phoenix Mom Emily Morissette Arrested For Smothering Her Baby Three Different Times

Police arrested a Phoenix mother after she reportedly admitted to smothering her baby several times. Citing court documents, KVOA reported that Emily Morissette smothered her child three different times. The third time was almost fatal. The child may have died at the time, had it not been for hospital staff who revived the baby. Court […]

KFC Awards $11,000 To Couple Who Named Their Baby After Colonel Sanders

In August, KFC announced that it will award a huge prize to parents who will name their newborn after Colonel Harland David Sanders, who founded the fast-food chicken restaurant chain. The baby-naming contest will award $11,000 in college tuition money to the first family to have a child on Colonel Sander’s birthday and then name […]

Chinese Spies, Hackers Accused Of Stealing Jet Engine Tech From Aviation Companies

Two Chinese intelligence officers and six hackers have been charged with commercial espionage for trying to steal information about a type of jet engine technology from aviation companies in the United States and abroad. According to The Guardian, Zha Rong and Chai Meng, who work for the Nanjing-based foreign intelligence arm of the Ministry of […]

Moon Rocks Obtained By Soviet Space Mission May Sell For $1 Million At Sotheby’s Auction

Sotheby’s will auction three tiny moon rocks that were collected by a Soviet space mission in 1970. The auction house will sell the rare lunar fragments this November and the objects are expected to sell for up to $1 million. The auction offers a rare chance for those who want to own a piece of […]

Elephant Birds, The Largest Avians That Lived On Earth, Were Nocturnal And Blind

At 10 feet tall, elephant birds, which roamed in the African island of Madagascar thousands of years ago, were the largest birds on Earth before they went extinct between 500 and 1,000 years ago. A new research now revealed more information about these giant flightless birds. In a study published in the journal Proceedings of […]

What Is The Ideal BMI? Being Too Thin Or Too Fat May Raise Risk Of Early Death

Having excessively high or low body mass index (BMI) may raise a person’s risk of premature death, findings of a new study have revealed. Many doctors use BMI to determine if someone is obese because it is accurate and relatively simple to measure. It is measured by dividing a person’s weight by the square of […]