The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private musician, whose hits included "Purple Rain" and "When D...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab and then put back.
But the data has not been pub...
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his 60th birthday in August. The bus...
Denver is Super Bowl 50 champion! - Denver vs. Carolina 24-10
2016-02-08 03:36:32 UTC
<strong>Santa Clara, California —</strong> The Denver Broncos won their third National Football League championship with a 24-10 upset victory over the top-seeded Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
The Broncos scored early and never trailed as they held the league's highest-scoring ...
Singer David Bowie dies after 18-month battle with cancer
2016-01-11 19:17:17 UTC
David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
'While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'
His latest album Blackstar was released just last Friday, although Bowie h...
Canada welcomes Syrian refugees as U.S. Republicans foment fear against Muslims
2015-12-11 08:02:17 UTC
As U.S. Republicans foment fear, oppose Syrian refugees, reject everything that represents Islam, which is reminiscent of the persecution of Jews before WW II, Canada welcomes refugees and shows how to be a civilized society.
"This is a wonderful night, where we get to show not just a planeloa...
Angela Merkel: 'Chancellor of the free world'
2015-12-09 20:56:43 UTC
It's time we build bridges instead of walls. In late August, when tens of thousands of migrants fleeing war in the Middle East streamed into Hungary, threatening a humanitarian crisis, Merkel agreed to suspend the European Union’s asylum rules and allow them to continue into Germany. She declared...
Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer is gone'
2015-12-06 18:07:06 UTC
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter told a Sunday School class at his church in Georgia that his cancer was gone, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Sunday, citing a church member.
“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey, a member of Maranatha Baptist C...
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the announcement that they will give $45 billion durin...
Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the stores
2015-11-02 07:52:28 UTC
Poll: Fall fashion consumers overwhelmingly want to go shopping in the store.
Shopping for fall fashion has several common threads among American consumers, according to a new poll—the strongest of which is an overwhelming preference for in-store purchasing.
The Ipsos poll of more than 3,...
NASA | Massive Black Hole Shreds Passing Star
2015-11-02 05:08:33 UTC
This artist’s rendering illustrates new findings about a star shredded by a black hole. When a star wanders too close to a black hole, intense tidal forces rip the star apart.
In these events, called “tidal disruptions,” some of the stellar debris is flung outward at high speed while the rest...
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.
In addition, the WHO says red meat...
A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed
2015-10-24 00:29:45 UTC
<h3><i>A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed</i></h3>After a Florida woman was fatally hit by a semi truck on Friday, her pet dog remained at the scene, laying in the spot where its owner’s life was taken.
Kelly Black, 42, was found dead in th...
Dylan O'Brien brags about looting Native American artifacts
2015-10-08 06:20:08 UTC
An offhand comment made by "Maze Runner" actor Dylan O'Brien about filching Native American artifacts from a New Mexico ranch where a movie was being filmed has stung advocates who have long struggled to protect tribal items and remains.
O'Brien, 24, said in a recent interview that he had fal...
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was then West Germany, and netted over 650 goals in hi...
Great white shark thwarts marathon swimmer's Golden Gate bridge quest
2015-07-30 20:22:28 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was only a few miles away from becoming the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, when a great white shark got in the way.
The marathon swimmer was attempting to finish his 28 mile swim when his 1...
The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes.
Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprising lengths to study their odours. Sometimes she’ll ...
Surfer's Incredible escape after encountering sharks
2015-07-19 21:06:10 UTC
South Africa (The J-Bay Open) - An encounter between two large sharks and Australian surfer Mick Fanning, who was competing in the Jeffreys Bay World Surf League competition, in South Africa, broadcast live on television, has caused a few hearts to skip a beat.
Mick Fanning was competing in Je...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a transplant list since September 2014. But she deci...
Up to 105,000 gallons of petroleum gushed into the Pacific: Santa Barbara
2015-05-22 17:57:07 UTC
Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thursday may take months to restore.
Up to 2,500 bar...
Italian Alps: The bear population has risen to 47
2015-06-10 04:16:02 UTC
If you came across a brown bear, chances are you would be just fine. Though they can be unpredictable, they tend to avoid humans and only attack when taken by surprise or if they feel threatened.
For hundreds of years brown bears roamed the Alps in Europe. But in the 18th and 19th centuries thei...
Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
2021-08-30 08:09:07 UTC
(Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
The move by France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, comes afte...
San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35
St Mary’s cathedral, home of the Catholic archbishop of San...
A fascinating story of the return of the wolf to Germany
2015-03-11 07:19:32 UTC
Berlin — New sightings confirm that wolves are making a rapid comeback across Europe. But the most surprising success story is in Germany, which lacks the infrastructure for wildlife protection despite its strong tradition of environmentalism.
“Germany as a whole is becoming affected by wolves...
Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness.
The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is based on 565 childre...