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  • Wait, what? Scientist discovers snakes that hunt in packs

    Get ready to update your nightmares. A scientist from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has discovered that a species of snake, the Cuban boa, hunts in groups, and through teamwork improve their chances of catching prey. It’s the first time that reptiles have been observed to have been involved in “coordinated hunting,” where individual animals take into account the location of others of the same species to maximize their hunting successes. The study’s author, Vladimir Dinets, observed the snakes hunting […]

  • 7th-grader gets ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ Award

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is a real certificate that was typed up and presented to a 7th grader at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston. “MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A TERRORIST,” it reads, inside a border of cheerful stars. Lizeth Villanueva, who was bestowed the unwanted honor, told CNN affiliate KPRC her teacher gave out different “mock awards” to her advanced learning class. The teacher told them they were supposed to be funny […]

  • Nearly 40 million Americans expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend

    MILWAUKEE — Tens of millions of drivers are expected to travel this Memorial Day holiday. If you’re flying, be prepared for enhanced screenings at the airport — and if you’re driving in and around Milwaukee, you’ll see extra police enforcement. The large majority of travelers will be hitting the road. AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the […]

  • President Trump’s travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order targeting six Muslim-majority countries. President Trump’s administration vowed to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 10-3 vote, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban likely violates the Constitution. And it upheld a lower court ruling that […]

  • Bride’s ‘something blue’ goes viral in heartwarming tribute

    Many brides honor the tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” But instead of wearing something blue, one woman turned it into a promise to help her sick uncle get better. According to KFVS, Ali Ferrell’s uncle, 92-year-old Marine veteran Bill Eblen, had gotten sick with pneumonia and it wasn’t clear if he was going to be able to make his niece’s ceremony. “One of the nurses there at the hospital asked him what his goal was […]

  • Is chocolate good or bad for health?

    Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even if it’s not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward. But in case you need one more reason (or 10) to celebrate chocolate, just look to science. Studies of chocolate lovers — and even some self-proclaimed “chocoholics” — suggest that it could lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood sugar and slash stress, and on and on. Research […]

  • ‘Star Wars’ turns 40, but did you know….

    The force has been with us for 40 years now. “Star Wars” was released in theaters on May 25, 1977, and it set off out-of-this-world fandom and one of Hollywood’s most beloved, and successful, franchises ever. In honor of the anniversary, the folks at IMDB.com put together a bit of trivia you may or may not have known about the film. For instance: George Lucas wasn’t hopeful The director was so sure the film would flop that instead of attending […]

  • What is botulism, and how does it kill?

    Two separate outbreaks this month of the rare but deadly toxin botulism have focused attention on this potentially fatal illness, which usually strikes about 150 people a year, mostly infants. In Sacramento, California, one person died and nine others were hospitalized after eating gas station nacho cheese contaminated with the toxin, likely from improper heating and storage. Another death from botulism occurred in nearby Napa County earlier in May, according to county public health director Dr. Karen Relucio. “We are […]

  • Reward doubles to $10 million in Boston art theft mystery

    It has been 27 years since two thieves dressed as police officers made their way into a Boston museum and disappeared with $500 million worth of art. Now the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has announced it is offering a reward of $10 million — in return for help solving the mystery of the missing masterpieces. The museum had previously offered a $5 million reward, but has temporarily upped that figure as it solicits a new generation for information leading to […]

  • Jupiter’s mysteries: First results from the Juno mission

    Beneath its heavy cloud cover, Jupiter has been able to keep its secrets from astronomers. Now, first results from NASA’s Juno mission are challenging researchers’ beliefs about the gas giant. The results were revealed during a media teleconference Thursday with NASA researchers and published in corresponding studies through the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters. Juno launched in August 2011 but didn’t arrive at Jupiter until July. The craft has been orbiting the planet and performing calculated flybys over the […]

  • NOAA predicts an ‘above average’ Atlantic hurricane season, with 5 to 9 hurricanes expected

    Warm sea surface temperatures and a weak or non-existent El Niño will contribute to an above-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic this year, NOAA announced Thursday, saying that 11 to 17 named storms, five to nine hurricanes and two to four major hurricanes are possible. The predictions came in the official forecast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the hurricane season that begins June 1. “The outlook reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El Niño, […]

  • Mother of 15-year-old Manchester attack victim: “We’re standing strong”

    MANCHESTER, England — The mother of murdered teenager Olivia Campbell has urged Manchester to come together and remain united in the wake of Monday night’s terrorist attack which killed 22 people. Charlotte Campbell’s 15-year-old daughter was attending the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena with her friend when the bomb was detonated. After the bombing Charlotte made a public appeal to find her daughter, but early Wednesday, May 24th, she shared the tragic news that Olivia died in the attack. […]