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Six Flags Death: Horrified Witnesses See Texas Woman Plummet From World's Tallest Hybrid Roller Coaster [VIDEO]
Jul 22, 2013 11:07 AM E
A Six Flags death turned a fun-filled Friday evening at Six Flags Over Texas into every park-goer’s nightmare after a woman plummeted 14 stories from the top of the world’s tallest steel-hybrid roller coaster. Witnesses say her seat harness came undone, causing her to tumble out of the seat as the roller coaster made its descent.
New York City
Manhattan Life Expectancy Has Increased More Than Any Other County In US [REPORT]
Jul 19, 2013 17:16 PM E
Manhattan’s life expectancy has increased by 13 years for men and eight years for women, the most of any county in the U.S. since 1985. Researchers attribute the dramatic age increase to gentrification and healthier lifestyle.
Earth Day
Cassini Saturn Photo Today: ‘Wave’ As NASA Spacecraft Snaps Earth’s Portrait From 900M Miles Away [VIDEO]
Jul 19, 2013 15:38 PM E
The Cassini Saturn photo, Earth’s first staged portrait from space, is slated to take place today and tomorrow. It’s the first time NASA has announced Earth’s photo will be taken before it happens.
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‘Bloodsicles:’ Zookeepers In Wyoming Give Carnivorous Cats Frozen Blood Pops To Beat The Heat [VIDEO]
Jul 19, 2013 12:53 PM E
“Bloodsicles” are one way to help beat the heat. Zookeepers across the northern U.S. are finding creative ways to help zoo animals cope with the extreme summer temperatures.
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Chimpanzee Memories: Human’s Closest Relative Recalls Distant Past Events With Remarkable Accuracy, New Study Shows [VIDEO]
Jul 19, 2013 11:12 AM E
Chimpanzee memories are more accurate than we could have imagined, a new study says. Researchers in Denmark have discovered that chimps and orangutans recall distant past events with remarkable precision, suggesting that human memory isn’t as special as we had thought.
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Wrong House Demolished In Fort Worth, Texas: Why Did City Contractors Mistakenly Tear Down David Underwood’s Home? [VIDEO]
Jul 18, 2013 17:06 PM E
The wrong house was demolished in Fort Worth, Texas, leaving the homeowner to speculate how city officials could have made such a flagrant error. All that was left of David Underwood’s home, the wrong house demolished in Fort Worth, Texas, was a concrete slab.
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366 Marathons In A Year: Annette Fredskov Burned Through 20 Pairs Of Running Shoes Completing 9,500 Miles After Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis [VIDEO]
Jul 18, 2013 15:25 PM E
366 marathons in a year: that was the challenge 41-year-old Annette Fredskov of Denmark set for herself after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She completed her final marathon on Sunday, July 14. “I DID IT,” she said on Twitter.
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Skull Collector: Why Did 47-Year-Old Austrian Man Steal 56 17th-Century Human Skulls For Private Museum?
Jul 18, 2013 13:56 PM E
A skull collector in Austria was caught red handed with 56 skulls in his possession. Austrian authorities busted the 47-year-old skull collector, who maintained a personal museum of the remains in his apartment, after he was spotted trying to sell some of the human remains at a flea market.
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Acoustic Levitation: Scientists Use Sound Waves To Move And Mix Objects In Midair, Create First Airborne Instant Coffee [VIDEO]
Jul 18, 2013 11:46 AM E
Acoustic levitation has been around for years, but now scientists have found a way to actually move objects up and down or side to side using sound waves. The process of acoustic levitation has serious implications for laboratory experimentation, including aiding in stem cell research. It’s also just really, really cool.
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Nasutoceratops Titusi: Strange New Dinosaur Discovered In Utah Desert Has Massive Bull-Like Horns And Bulbous Snout [REPORT]
Jul 17, 2013 21:46 PM E
Nasutoceratops titusi, an unusual new dinosaur species discovered in southern Utah, had massive, bull-like horns over its eyes and a large, round snout. The large four-legged Nasutoceratops titusi was an herbivore and a close relative of the triceratops.
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Shot In Hospital: Stray Bullet Strikes 62-Year-Old Woman In Abdomen In Upland, Pa. Medical Center [REPORT]
Jul 17, 2013 16:53 PM E
Shot in the hospital? A stray bullet that could have been fired from up to a mile away entered a woman’s hospital room and struck her in the abdomen. Authorities are looking for any evidence that could lead help answer why the bullet was fired in the first place.
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Ash Borer Beetle Returns To North America: Invasive, Tree-Eating Bug Wreaks Havoc In Canada And Northeast US [VIDEO]
Jul 17, 2013 15:00 PM E
The ash borer beetle, whose full name is the emerald ash borer, has returned to North America. The invasive, tree-eating beetle burrows in tree trunks and causes them to die. The ash borer beetle has been spotted in trees from Ontario, Canada to Michigan City, Ind.
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Maggots In Ear: British Woman Hears Bizarre Scratching In Her Head, Finds Out Fly Larvae Chewed 12MM Hole In Ear Canal [VIDEO]
Jul 17, 2013 12:57 PM E
Maggots in the ear was the last thing 27-year-old Rochelle Harris thought she’d hear when she went to the doctor with excruciating pain in her head. The British woman had just returned from a trip to Peru, and found out that maggots had gotten into her ear and chewed a 12mm hole in her ear canal.
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Cancer Misdiagnosis Damages: Texas Mom Awarded $250K After 7 Months Of Painful Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer She Never Had [REPORT]
Jul 17, 2013 11:44 AM E
A cancer misdiagnosis led one woman in Texas to undergo seven months of chemotherapy unnecessarily. Herlinda Garcia won a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who mistakenly identified his patient terminal breast cancer, and has been awarded $250,000 for the error.
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