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tylenol warning
Tylenol Adds New Warning To Pain Killer Bottles: 5 Things To Know About Acetaminophen Safety Label
Aug 30, 2013 14:24 PM E
Tylenol will add a warning label to its products telling consumers to read the safety label before taking any pills. The move comes after a number of lawsuits claiming that Tylenol, which contains acetaminophen, is responsible for a number of injuries and even deaths in the U.S.
thrill seeking
Men And Thrill Seeking: Study Finds Guys Have Grown Timid, Are Less Likely To Try Extreme Activities
Aug 30, 2013 12:26 PM E
Men are less thrill-seeking than they use to be, says one study from Scotland. Researchers found that guys have grown timid over the past 35 years, and are far less likely to try things like parachuting or scuba diving.
drunken elk
Drunken Elk Terrorize Stockholm Man, Block Entrance To Home After Eating Fermented Apples
Aug 29, 2013 17:32 PM E
Drunken elk terrorized a man in Stockholm after gobbling up all his fermented apples. Police who arrived on the scene say drunken elk are dangerous to mess with.
pot arrow
Marijuana Arrow: Dumb Drug-Smuggler Takes Potshot Into Washington State Jail, Claims He Was 'Squirrel Hunting'
Aug 29, 2013 15:48 PM E
David Wayne Jordan was arrested Tuesday for apparently shooting an arrow carrying marijuana at a state jail in Washington. When authorities asked Jordan why he shot the “marijuana arrow” at Whatcom County Jail, he told them he was “squirrel hunting.”
spinning object
Scientists Create World’s Fastest Spinning Manmade Object, Microscopic Sphere Rotates 1,000 Times Faster than a Dental Drill
Aug 29, 2013 13:00 PM E
Scientists have created the world’s fastest spinning manmade object. The microscopic sphere of calcium rotates at speeds of 600 million revolutions per minute and could open the doors to understanding quantum friction.
hypnosis
Hypnotist Alex Lenkei Undergoes Ankle Surgery Without Anesthesia: How Does 66-Year-Old Englishman Not Feel Pain?
Aug 28, 2013 18:05 PM E
Hypnotist Alex Lenkei underwent ankle surgery, in addition to five other invasive operations, without anesthesia. How did the 66-year-old Englishman not feel any pain?
new element
New Element ‘Ununpentium’ Could Claim 115th Spot On Periodic Table: What Exactly Is The ‘Super-Heavy’ Contender?
Aug 28, 2013 17:26 PM E
A new element called ununpentium could become the periodic table of element’s 115th member. The “super-heavy” element, created by Swedish scientists, and could allow for the discovery of other elements.
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Fires In Indonesia: NASA Satellite Image Exposes Palm Oil Companies’ ‘Illegal’ Slash-And-Burn Practice
Aug 28, 2013 16:09 PM E
Indonesia is on fire, and it’s no accident. The wildfires were intentionally set to clear land for palm oil companies, and the resulting smog is choking the Indonesian archipelago and creating a “life-threatening” situation for some of its neighbors.
e-cigarette
E-Cigarettes Health Risks: Study Finds Latest Smoking Craze Is Just As Harmful As Actual Cigs
Aug 28, 2013 12:10 PM E
E-cigarettes pose health risks similar to those of actual cigarettes, says a study from France.
cocaine
Cocaine Rewires The Brain After Just One Use, New Study Says
Aug 27, 2013 22:18 PM E
Cocaine rewires the brain after just one use, say researchers in California. While it has long been known that long-term use of cocaine screws with the brain’s reward pathway, this is the first time that research has shown that the drug alters brain function the first time someone uses.
internet
Internet ‘Fasting Camps’ In Japan Will Treat Web-Addicted Kids By Forcing Them To Socialize Outdoors
Aug 27, 2013 16:30 PM E
Internet fasting camps are cropping up in Japan after fears that kids are addicted to the Web. These digital detox retreats could help children with sleep and eating disorders caused by too much time online.
bubonic plague
Bubonic Plague Kills Kyrgyzstan Teen: How Did Temir Issakunov Contract Deadly Bacterial Disease?
Aug 27, 2013 12:29 PM E
A teen in Kyrgyzstan died last Thursday after becoming infected with the bubonic plague. He is the first case of the deadly bacterial disease in Kyrgyzstan in 30 years.
global warming
Leaked UN Global Warming Report Says Scientists Are 95 Percent Sure Climate Change Is Manmade
Aug 21, 2013 16:14 PM E
The UN global warming report has been leaked to the press, and it says that scientists are now 95 percent that climate change is human-induced. That marks a 5 percent increase from how certain they were six years ago.
immortal marine animal
‘Immortal’ Irish Marine Animal Regenerates Indefinitely: Can Hydractinia Echinata Unlock The Secret To Human Ageing?
Aug 21, 2013 14:41 PM E
An “immortal” Irish marine animal can regrow any lost body part, doesn’t age biologically and can even clone itself. Could hydractinia echinatais provide scientists with some clues about human ageing?
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