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Trump picks retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as defense secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen James N. Mattis, a highly respected retired Marine four-star general, to head the Defense Department, filling in a critical national security position in the emerging…

California to regulate cow farts in order to fight global warming

California has become the first state in the union to regulate cow farts. The Golden State enacted legislation in September that will regulate greenhouse gas emissions from farms and landfills,…

The Scientific Reason Not To Go To Sleep Angry

We’ve all heard the age-old advice: “Never go to bed angry,” but we tend to prioritize a good night’s sleep over a dreaded back-and-forth discussion of who’s right or who’s…

How Aerobic Exercise Improves Mild Cognitive Impairment

Adults with the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease might be able to ward off or slow down its progression through aerobic exercise. Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to diagnose in the…

5 Deadly Poisons That Are Used As Medication

Doctors throughout history have used some pretty funky substances for medicinal purposes, like the ancient Egyptians who mixed crocodile poop with honey and inserted the concoction into vaginas as a…

N.C. Republican Governor Loses Re-Election Bid, Attempts to Hold Power by Claiming Voter Fraud

While much of the country debates President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless claim that millions of people voted illegally in the presidential election, the Republican governor of North Carolina is attempting to…

The Trump Effect: Letter threatening genocide sent to several US mosques

Several more mosques in the United States have reported receiving hate-filled letters from California that warned Muslims to leave the country or face genocide. The identical letters postmarked from the…

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump Is “Delusional”

In the weeks following the election, Donald Trump’s tweeting has become an escalated concern due to the president-elect’s unfiltered perpetuation of conspiracy theories. “We thought that maybe if Trump became…

Gaming Gives Boost To Largest-Ever Dementia Research Study

A mobile game that challenges a gamer’s spatial navigation has generated the largest-ever dementia study. More than 2.4 million people have played ‘Sea Hero Quest’ since it was launched in…

Google Earth update shows how climate change has morphed our planet

The revised timelapse feature lets you see glaciers receding and sea levels rising in even sharper detail. Landsat/Copernicus Exit Glacier, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Google Timelapse lets you see the effects…

3 Dead So Far Due to Tennessee ‘Apocalyptic’ Wildfires

It’s grim indeed in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains.  As the region struggles with one of the worst droughts since 2007, it was never a question, really, of how, but when something…

Obama: Regulate Marijuana Like Cigarettes and Alcohol

Marcy Kreiter Displayed with permission from International Business Times President Barack Obama says though he doesn’t think legalizing marijuana will end America’s drug problem, he believes pot should be regulated…

Electoral College Is Still Up For Grabs Depending on Recounts

Chris Riotta Displayed with permission from International Business Times Republican billionaire Donald Trump has already assumed the role of president-elect, interviewing potential cabinet members and setting up his staff — but…

Smoking Pot May Accelerate Alzheimer’s Disease

Lizette Borreli Displayed with permission from Medical Daily Numerous studies tout marijuana for its brain protective benefits, from helping brain cells grow to shielding the brain from chronic stress. However, a new study in…

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