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  • Meet the ‘blob’: Paris zoo unveils unusual organism that can heal itself and has 720 sexes

    It is bright yellow, can creep along at a speed of up to 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) per hour, can solve problems even though it doesn’t have a brain and can heal itself if it is cut in two. Meet the “blob,” an unusual organism that will go on display Saturday at the Paris Zoological Park, as part of a first-of-its-kind exhibition intended to showcase its rare abilities. The slime mold, which is known officially as physarum polycephalum (or “the […]

  • New Virginia Women’s Monument unveiled – with a typo

    RICHMOND, Va. – After years of planning and work, a first of its kind monument celebrating women in Virginia was unveiled Monday – with a typo. The Virginia Women’s Monument includes seven bronze statues honoring prominent women in the state’s history, as well as a wall including 230 other names. It also includes a sundial around those statues and that’s what many people in the community are buzzing about. There are dozens of localities inscribed in the sundial, including Loudoun, […]

  • 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

    Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public […]

  • Dramatic video shows Utah trooper rescuing unconscious man from path of oncoming train

    With only seconds to go before a train barreled through, a Utah state trooper pulled an unconscious driver from his car after it got stuck on the tracks.

  • Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night

    Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent.

  • Identical twin babies delivered by identical twin nurses at Georgia hospital

    As a pair of identical twin girls entered the world, they were greeted in the delivery room by two people who had been there before: Tara and Tori, the identical twin nurses working in their delivery room.

  • Trump administration rolls out plan to prevent suicide among veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) — Each year, the CDC said 45,000 Americans die from suicide, and it’s estimated that as many as 6,000 of those are veterans. Now the White House is unveiling plans it hopes will bring those numbers down. The White House calls it “PREVENTS” — short for the “Presidents Roadmap To Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide.” “The overarching goal is to finally, is to finally have a national conversation about suicide prevention,” said Robert […]

  • Boxer Patrick Day dies after suffering traumatic brain injury during fight

    CHICAGO – Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday at the age of 27 after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a fight in Chicago over the weekend, according to a statement from promoter Lou DiBella. DiBella said that the New York native and former Golden Gloves champ was surrounded by friends and family at the hospital when he died. Day, a highly-respected boxer who won two national titles as well as New York’s Golden Gloves tournament, suffered the fatal injury when […]

  • America’s cars could soon stop drunk drivers from driving at all

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — What if your car wouldn’t let you drive drunk? Two senators want auto makers to build technology into every new car that would, essentially, take away your key if you’ve had a few too many. Fighting back tears, Meghan Abbas held the last pictures of her brother and his family. In January, her family of five was returning home from the holidays when a truck slammed into their car. The driver had a blood-alcohol level nearly four […]

  • Wisconsin man arrested after 8-year-old escapes home wearing straitjacket, locks

    SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. – Prosecutors charged a Wisconsin man with tying up a child in a basement for days and abusing him. Nathan Pogrant, who has a history of crimes against children and is listed on the sex offender registry, is facing 12 counts in the 18 page complaint, according to WISN. Passersby spotted the boy walking on Highway 45 near County Road O on October 5. The boy, who prosecutors said had just escaped the horrible conditions, told them “Nathan” put […]

  • School district to spend $2.4M on gender neutral locker rooms at Pennsylvania high school

    NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — A school district in Pennsylvania plans to spend $2.4 million renovating locker rooms to make them non-gender specific. According to WGAL, board members from the Eastern Lancaster County School District approved the plans on Monday. The changes will only impact the high school and will feature 76 private showers and 48 private changing areas. “We took the input from a lot of different groups along the way, and I think we’re at a point now where […]

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