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The Tests You Need to Diagnose Infertility
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When Richard Paulson, M.D., was training to specialize in fertility medicine, he offered a long list of diagnostic tests to couples trying to become parents. Some were allergy tests; others invol...
Why It's Important to Get Rid of Unused Medication
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When it comes time to dispose of your leftover or expired medicines, you might be tempted to just toss unused pills into the trash—20 percent of people got rid of their meds this way, according t...
New Worries About Energy Drinks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Commercial energy drinks have once again been linked to heart health concerns—this time by a study published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And it's not the fault of caff...
These 77,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Precisely honed lethal stone tools have been discovered in the Sibudu Cave in South Africa dating back to the Middle Stone Age in the region. Sophisticated methods to hone sharper and more deadly stone weapons is thought to have come much later. The previous earliest stone tools of this kind at the site were 65,000 years old.
Trump moves to review status of America's nature preserves
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
After moving to unstitch climate change rules, US President Donald Trump Wednesday opened the door to undoing the federally protected status of some of America's vast nature preserves. "Today I'm signing a new executive order to end another egregious abuse of federal power and to give that power back to the states and to the people where it belongs," Trump said at the signing ceremony.
Kellyanne Conway dodges questions on Mike Flynn as White House touts 100
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Speaking with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway dodged questions on the appointment and ouster of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.
Military preparations ‘underway’ on North Korea, Trump aide says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A senior administration official who briefed reporters refused to be specific but spoke of possible economic as well as military responses.
White House vows to continue funding Obamacare, averting showdown with Democrats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House has assured Democrats it will continue to fund a key portion of Obamacare, clearing the way for negotiations on a series of spending bills to avoid a government shutdown, according to two sources familiar with the decision. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had demanded that Congress continue paying for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies — which lower health care costs for 7 million people — as part of the emerging spending bill.
Giant rabbit dies after United Airlines flight to United States
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A 3-foot-long giant rabbit died at a United Airlines pet holding facility in Chicago following a flight from London, in another embarrassment for the airline as it struggles with a global backlash this month over a passenger dragged from his seat. The 10-month-old Continental Giant breed rabbit named Simon, who was tipped to become one of the world's largest rabbits, had appeared to be in good condition upon arrival at the facility at Chicago's O'Hare airport, an airline spokesman said. Simon was due to be picked up by a celebrity who had bought him.
Berkeley paradox: Birthplace of free speech now offended by it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
What started as a debate over conservative pundit Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of California, Berkeley, has become a nationwide showdown over freedom of expression, with a lawsuit filed and riots in the offing. “We don’t accept the right of immigrant-basher bigots to come to Berkeley and help propel Trump’s deportation machine to make it more hostile for human beings who are here,” says Hoku Jeffrey, a Berkeley graduate and representative of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a left-wing group that participated in previous protests that grew violent. In protesting her presence, groups like BAMN are wielding the right to assembly.
Attack on Afghan base a reminder: Taliban pose the greater threat
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Disguised perfectly as Afghan soldiers, the 10 attackers launched the Taliban’s spring offensive in spectacular fashion, rolling undetected into one of the most secure army bases in northern Afghanistan, and killing some 170 recruits as they left Friday prayers. The Taliban attack at Mazar-e Sharif’s Camp Shaheen appeared aimed at further undermining Afghanistan’s embattled leaders and security forces. It also served as a reminder that the Taliban, and not the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), still represent the most potent Islamist insurgency threatening the Afghan government.
Hear this, oh those who listen
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In a recent skit on “Saturday Night Live,” two actors in a mock TV ad invite Americans to live in a new planned city called The Bubble. A video of this skit might be useful to show before many public events in the United States these days, such as talks by controversial speakers at public universities or at town hall meetings with elected leaders. By and large, civility and free speech remain the norm in academia and politics.
FDA Warns 14 Companies for Selling Unproven Cancer 'Cures'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Treating cancer can be a painful, drawn-out process, and there’s no guarantee of a cure. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill that can get rid of cancer, or prevent it from occurring in the first...
10 Flattering One
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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This Mom's Viral Facebook Post Explains Why She Doesn't Teach Her Son to Share
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"MY CHILD IS NOT REQUIRED TO SHARE WITH YOURS."
Serena Williams Says She Accidentally Announced Her Pregnancy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
"You press the wrong button and..."
Apparently Dragon Frappuccinos Are a Thing Now, Too
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
When baristas ran out of Unicorn Frappuccino ingredients, they invented their own mythical creation.
This Is Why We Have Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
Basically, who do we have to thank for movies like Bachelorette and The Hangover?
What Eliminating ACA Cost
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
The Trump administration and both parties in Congress are playing a high stakes game of chicken, using a key feature of the Affordable Care Act as a bargaining chip. The White House said today it...
Strange Recall: How Do Golf Balls Get into Hash Browns?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A bizarre and unwanted ingredient is prompting a recall of several frozen hash-brown products: The hash browns may contain pieces of golf balls. On Friday, frozen-food maker McCain Foods USA issued a voluntary recall of two hash-brown products because they may be contaminated with "extraneous golf ball materials," the company said in a statement. The golf ball pieces in these products could pose a choking hazard or cause injuries to the mouth if consumed, the company warned.
A “Hunger Games”
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
What qualities make a good astronaut? The Canadian Space Agency has offered the public some answers in an unusual semi-public hiring process. Since last summer, the agency has narrowed down the pool of thousands of candidates for two rarely available astronaut slots, keeping the entire country informed about its selections. Apart from the basic qualifications—candidates…
Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As the world's population continues to balloon, the growing need for an advanced form of food production is needed now more than ever. But does a system of vertical farms solve this crisis or create a different set of problems?
Locals stumble across ancient Mayan god monument while clearing debris in Mexico
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Locals accidentally uncovered an ancient Mayan artefact while clearing debris on privately-owned land in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The monument, believed to be the head of the Mayan god of maize and abundance, dates back to the late classical period between 600 and 900 AD. Archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) identified the authenticity and antiquity of the artefact.
MUTT: Saving military lives and storming beaches
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Allison Barrie gives Fox News the inside scoop on how a new piece of military technology could be used to save countless lives
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought _ more than 100,000 years ago
White House dodges questions on Mike Flynn while touting 100
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump’s administration touts its accomplishments and downplays their failures in the chaotic first 100 days, top adviser Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday dodged questions on one of the administrations more significant controversies: the appointment and subsequent ouster of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn.
To fight domestic violence among Syrian refugees, an outreach to men
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Aaref fled to Lebanon from Syria five years ago to escape the war raging in his homeland. Life as a refugee in Lebanon is grueling. The stress soon led to conflicts between Aaref and his wife, of the type they hadn’t experienced since they were young newlyweds learning to navigate life together.
A middle way forward for a divided France? Macron voters hope so.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
France has a well-earned reputation for being quick to protest over everything from labor laws to Uber to increasing the age of retirement. The pair are convinced that Mr. Macron, who will face Marine Le Pen in France’s May 7 presidential runoff, and his “En Marche” movement will shine a light on a different side of France: a side that pounds the pavement to found startups and seeks a revival in politics. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!
What's left out of Trump tax plan? The 'D' word
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Mr. Trump’s election campaign included both pitches for tax cuts and pledges to tame federal debt. It’s not yet a detailed plan, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin set goals and principles Wednesday that include slashing corporate tax rates from 35 percent of profits to 15 percent, and cutting individual taxes as well.
Baby whales 'whisper' to mothers to avoid predators: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Newborn humpback whales and their mothers whisper to each other to escape potential predators, scientists reported Wednesday, revealing the existence of a previously unknown survival technique. "They don't want any unwanted listeners," researcher Simone Videsen, lead author of a study published in Functional Ecology, told AFP. Male humpback whales also emit reverberating sounds to attract females during the mating season.
Heavy Drinkers May Not Handle Alcohol As Well As They Think
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Young adults who are heavy social drinkers may think they have a "tolerance" that lets them drink alcohol without it impairing their coordination, but a new study shows otherwise. The researchers found that after people who had been heavy drinkers for years consumed a high dose of alcohol, they fared no better than light drinkers when performing a complex task, akin to driving a car. Previous studies had found that heavy drinkers may develop a behavioral tolerance to alcohol, so that the more experience they have with drinking heavily, the less impaired they may act on some performance measures because their brain learns some ways to compensate on some tasks.
Ancient people left a frightening message for us, and scientists just found it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
10,000 years from now (assuming humans haven't been wiped out by a plague, space rock, or our own destructive tendencies), it'll probably be fairly easy for the average person to research what life was like in 2017. For us here today, finding out what life was like in 11,000BC is much more challenging, but by studying ancient stone carvings and pairing the somewhat confusing messages with archeological data, researchers believe they've discovered concrete evidence of an apocalyptic event that may have altered the future of mankind: a comet strike. The study, performed by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh (PDF), suggests that a potentially cataclysmic comet strike rapidly and dramatically altered the Earth's climate for hundreds of years, sending humanity into a mini ice age with nearly glacial conditions. The time period when this occurred is known as the Younger Dryas, and has been well documented thanks to ample evidence of the cooling found in core samples, but its cause has been theorized and debated for a long while. Now, thanks to stone carvings left by ancient people in modern day Turkey, researchers believe that a comet was the culprit. The carvings are remarkably preserved and appear to have been created to document an apocalyptic event which devastated the land. Figures depicted in the carvings, including apparently deceased, headless human bodies and other wildlife, were made at around the time the Younger Dryas began, suggesting that the event archived in stone could have been the same one that caused the thousand-year cold snap. The carvings were found at what is considered to be one of the oldest and most important temple sites on the planet, and for the images to appear there suggests that they have enormous historical significance. The Younger Dryas is often credited with pushing ancient humans to band together out of pure necessity, forming the foundation of modern agriculture and other huge advancements in civilization. The idea that a comet may have been responsible for pushing humanity forward is an extremely interesting, and potentially frightening possibility. The findings are far from an iron clad confirmation, but the timing matches up shockingly well, and would have to be a fantastic coincidence if the two events are actually unrelated.
Uber plans to test flying cars within three years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ambitious plan may take some consumer convincing; Fox News Headlines' Brett Larson reports
NASA’s latest image of the James Webb Space Telescope is beautiful
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scheduled to launch in 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful telescope in existence, replacing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, capturing infrared light from the first galaxies of the ancient universe.
Arrow didn't kill Otzi the Iceman – instead he froze to death
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ötzi the Iceman didn't die after being shot with an arrow – it's more likely that he froze to death, scientists have now said. Ötzi, also known as the Tyrolean Iceman, is one of the most famous mummies in the world.
This may be one reason people in China are becoming less happy
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As societies become wealthier, they don’t necessarily become happier. It’s called the Easterlin paradox, named for happiness economist Richard Easterlin. He observed in 2012 that people in China appeared to be experiencing the paradox. They had reported more happiness overall in 1990, before the country’s economic transition, than they did two decades later, perhaps due…
President Trump congratulates NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, talks sending humans to Mars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The View" co-hosts discuss the president's goal to put a human on Mars, federal budget cuts and his relationship with the science community.
Fact check: The White House’s claims about Trump’s first 100 days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump says he's done a lot in his first 100 days. Here's a look at how those claims add up.
Fox’s Jesse Watters sparks controversy with suggestive Ivanka Trump remark
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A former protégé of Bill O’Reilly is facing a backlash over an on-air comment about the first daughter.
Bigfoot on the lam: Sasquatch statues vanish from Ohio store
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NORTH LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are on the lookout for Bigfoot after a gift shop owner reported that statues of the hairy creature vanished from outside her store.
What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a salamander by any other name — and some of those names are comical.
Dye for mulch leaks from trailer, turning creek bright red
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) — A mulch dye that leaked from a company's property is being blamed for turning the waters of a western New York creek a bright red.
Donald Trump wants to put humans on Mars in three years, President announces in ISS livestream
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Nasa's plan of a mission to Mars by the 2030s was already highly ambitious. It has been funded through a bill that Mr Trump just recently signed into law – which the astronauts had to remind him of during the video. It wasn't clear whether or not Mr Trump was joking about the new, highly ambitious target.
Scientists develop fluid
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Kate Kelland LONDON, (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a fluid-filled womb-like bag known as an extra-uterine support device that could transform care for extremely premature babies, significantly improving chances of survival. In pre-clinical studies with lambs, the researchers were able to mimic the womb environment and the functions of the placenta, giving premature offspring a crucial opportunity to develop their lungs and other organs. Around 30,000 babies in the United States alone are born critically early - at between 23 and 26 weeks of gestation, the researchers told reporters in a telephone briefing.
Why Some Creative People Are More Attractive
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Showing a bit of creativity on your online dating profile could make you appear more attractive to potential dates, a new study suggests. In the study, people were asked to rate the attractiveness of individuals in photos who were said to have written a short piece of creative writing to display their creativity. The findings suggest that "creativity can enhance your attractiveness both as a potential date and as a potential social partner [or] same-sex friend," said study author Christopher Watkins, a lecturer in psychology at Abertay University in Scotland.
Trump lashes out after judge bats down another immigration order
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump lashed out early Wednesday after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against his "sanctuary cities" executive oder. Trump said he'd take it to the Supreme Court.
Reports of dog attacks interrupt Connecticut mail service
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen.