- Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability
The Southern, Wednesday - 12/17/2014 - 02:02 PM
For the first time in several decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot i…
- US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 12/17/2014 - 12:13 PM
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour's flight from Miami. But the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro and the subsequent Cold War embargo of the communist island nation put an end to that. President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday of plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation doesn't mean that the island will suddenly open for tourism.
- Jimmy Kimmel and Maggie Gyllenhaal donate books
New York Daily News, Wednesday - 12/17/2014 - 04:47 AM
Books owned by Jimmy Kimmel, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many other celebrities for auction on the new 'Read By Famous'
- Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington
Kansas City Star, Tuesday - 12/16/2014 - 07:49 PM
U. S. officials say they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern. …
- Surge in health law sign-ups
The Southern, Tuesday - 12/16/2014 - 03:18 PM
The Obama administration says sign-ups under the president's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for Jan. 1 coverage.
- Cases of most common STD fell for first time in 30 years
Associated Press, Tuesday - 12/16/2014 - 01:03 PM
For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.
- Bighorn sheep dying of pneumonia near Gardiner
Kansas City Star, Tuesday - 12/16/2014 - 08:50 AM
Montana wildlife officials say a pneumonia outbreak has killed at least ten bighorn sheep near Yellowstone National Park. …
- Most Popular Explainers of 2014
Lifehacker, Monday - 12/15/2014 - 10:47 PM
In between tips and how-tos, we also often do "explainers," where we break down complicated topics into simple language. Our goal is to help you understand how these difficult topics work, and show you what you can do with the knowledge. Here are our best from the past year. Read more
- Oklahoma City Hefner canal goats get donkey co-nibbler
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 12/15/2014 - 10:28 PM
BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff WriterThe Hefner Canal’s newest groundskeeper is a stubborn sort. And the city is giving residents a chance to suggest a name that fits his personality. The newcomer, a brown and white donkey, arrived about two weeks ago on the canal in northwest Oklahoma City, where for the past four months goats have been chewing back weeds and underbrush. The city put the goats to work along the steep-sided canal to reduce the risk of injury for workers and to cut mowing costs. Work began in August with 19 goats from Langston University’s Goat Research Extension Program, along with Otto, their Great Pyrenees guard dog. The crew now includes the donkey and Otto, about three dozen goats and a couple of sheep. Ricky Gilbert, who helps take care of the goats for the Utilities Department, said the goats have proven to be “low maintenance, they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing.” Animal control officers picked up the stray donkey about a month ago, said Trace Lyons, a field patrol manager for animal control. He was healthy and unharmed, but efforts to locate the owner were unsuccessful.
- Appeals court upholds condom use in LA porn films
San Diego Union-Tribune, Monday - 12/15/2014 - 03:10 PM
A federal appeals court has upheld a Los Angeles County ordinance requiring that actors in pornographic films use condoms.
- Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs
The Southern, Monday - 12/15/2014 - 02:47 PM
The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on drug-induced abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.
- Pennies Are Still Useless, And Nickels Cost Eight Cents To Make
The Consumerist, Monday - 12/15/2014 - 02:47 PM
(oneiroi)Printing and minting money is one of the privileges that government has. In theory, this is a privilege because the face value of coins is more than they cost to make. The problem is that while we still have one-cent and five-cent coins here in the United States, those coins are worth less than they were decades ago when they were designed.