Recent Articles
  • Voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy reproduced by 3-D printing a vocal tract

    Scientists have revealed what the voice of a mummified Egyptian priest who lived 3,000 years ago would have sounded like by 3-D printing his vocal tract. The team was able to accurately reproduce a single sound, which sounds a bit like a long, exasperated “meh” without the “m.” David Howard, one of the academics behind the project, describes it as falling somewhere between the vowels in the English words “bed” and “bad.” “The sound you hear is the sound of […]

  • A teen is trying to get the Super Bowl to be moved to Saturday. His petition has thousands of signatures

    NEW YORK – A teen in New York doesn’t think having the Super Bowl on Sundays is practical, so he’s trying to change it. Football fans must stay up pretty late on Sunday to watch the game and it makes it hard to get up for school and work the next day, says 16-year-old Frankie Ruggeri. “Why not have a kid say, ‘How about the Super Bowl be on a Saturday?” the high school junior told CNN on Tuesday. The idea came […]

  • Space Force logo tweeted by Trump bears uncanny resemblance to ‘Star Trek’ insignia

    President Donald Trump appeared to unveil the new US Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before. Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the “Star Trek” Starfleet Starship duty insignia. The logo is also similar to the insignia of the Air Force Space Command, which was the precursor to the Space Force, […]

  • A father’s concealed weapon went off when he was play-wrestling with his toddler, police say. Both were shot in the head

     A 4-year-old boy and his father sustained gunshot wounds to the head after the man’s concealed weapon accidentally discharged while the two were play-wrestling, police said. The 36-year-old man was playing with the toddler in their home in Bloomington, Indiana, when his handgun slipped out from his back and went off, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The shot struck them both in the head, the office said. The 4-year-old remains in critical condition at a children’s […]

  • Toxic chemicals that never break down were found in the drinking water in several major US cities

    Potentially toxic chemicals are in the drinking water supplies of several major metropolitan areas in the US, including Miami, New Orleans and Washington, DC, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The findings, published by the environmental advocacy group this week, suggested that PFAS, manmade chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in human bodies, could be found in major water supplies in the US. The group tested the drinking water at 44 sites in 31 states […]

  • Toxic chemicals that never break down found in the drinking water of several major US cities

    Potentially toxic chemicals are in the drinking water supplies of several major metropolitan areas in the US, including Miami, New Orleans, and Washington, DC, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The findings, published by the environmental advocacy group this week, suggested that PFAS, manmade chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in human bodies, could be found in major water supplies in the US. The group tested the drinking water at 44 sites […]

  • 34 U.S. service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

    Thirty-four U.S. service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathon Hoffman said Friday. Earlier this week President Donald Trump said he does not consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds, downplaying the severity of the injuries suffered in Iraq. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump was asked to explain the discrepancy between his previous comments […]

  • Officials believe they’ve found the ‘Pillowcase Rapist,’ think he was building a ‘dungeon’ beneath his home

    Authorities believe a Florida man arrested last weekend is the so-called Pillowcase Rapist and is responsible for a string of notorious South Florida assaults that took place in the 1980s, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Robert Eugene Koehler was arrested in Palm Bay, Florida, after new DNA analysis allegedly tied him to a rape in Miami in December 1983, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court documents show. But that DNA also matched samples from a number of cases between 1981 […]

  • Texas student told to cut dreadlocks or he won’t get to walk at graduation

    DeAndre Arnold has been growing his dreadlocks for years. But for the past few days, Arnold — a senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, east of Houston — hasn’t been in school. He might not get to attend his senior prom. And with graduation coming up in a few months, Arnold might not even get to walk across the stage with his friends. It has everything to do with his hair. School district allows dreadlocks, just […]

  • That ‘LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder’ meme was started by none other than Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton didn’t need to add “social media prowess” to her laundry list of talents. She’s been gifting the public timeless zingers and Instagram-worthy photos before the app even existed. And yet, the petite monarch of country music has dipped her manicured toes into a very 21st-century accomplishment: Inventing a successful meme. Ok, boomer! It appears Ms. Parton was the very first to take part in what some have dubbed the “social challenge,” a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, […]

  • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, another first in space

    The first batch of cookies in space have been baked in a zero-gravity oven, but the astronaut bakers didn’t even get to try them. Instead, three of the five cookies returned to Earth on one of SpaceX’s Dragon capsules on January 8 and were moved to cold storage in Houston. But in a nice bonus, the International Space Station smelled like warm, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies during the experiment in December. On December 26, NASA astronaut Christina Koch tweeted that […]

  • Man diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus near Seattle is being treated largely by a robot

    The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot. The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man’s vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. The man, who is in his 30s, was diagnosed with the virus on Monday. He initially went […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.