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Second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Chicago

Jan. 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday the second American case of Wuhan coronavirus as a woman in Chicago who recently traveled to the Chinese city where the outbreak started. The agency said it was evaluating 63 other

Faulty immune system increases lung cancer risk in nonsmokers

An immune system that’s not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, a new study suggests. “A strong immune system helps to keep inflammation under control and chronic inflammation is known to promote cancer,” said co-author Rayjean Hung. “Our research

1 missing after explosion, fire at west Houston warehouse

Jan. 24 (UPI) — Authorities are searching for a missing person after a powerful explosion at a warehouse in west Houston Friday morning that could be felt for miles. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said a worker was unaccounted for and another was injured in

Bricks and Mortar named U.S. Horse of the Year

Jan. 24 (UPI) — Bricks and Mortar was named 2019 U.S. Horse of the Year in Eclipse Award ceremonies at Gulfstream Park Racetrack. The honor, bestowed Thursday night, was unusual for a horse racing exclusively on the turf. Bricks and Mortar he carried with him

Seoul expands coronavirus checks to all China passengers

Jan. 24 (UPI) — South Korea is taking no chances on the deadly new coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China, and is to screen all passengers arriving from China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control

28 Ridiculous Pics That Will Force You To Say OMG

A collection of 28 ridiculous pics that will force you to say OMG. After watching these pictures of weird things, you will definitely laugh out loud, and say loudly Oh My God, what’s happening here. Filed Under: Funny Images | 11 views Reader Interactions This

Sure, ‘The Goop Lab’ Is Absurd—but It Also Offers Hope

The first episode of The Goop Lab, Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show, opens in Jamaica. The sun beams, the crystalline water sparkles, and a group of Goop staffers sit cross-legged in a circle, like schoolchildren poised for a read-aloud. Then, under the supervision of three

Athletic Authorities Must Reckon With Racing Tech Again

On October 12, 2019, Eliud Kipchoge crossed under a pink finishing arch emblazoned with the time 1:59:40. He had just become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours. For a few hours, this achievement, long unthinkable, was celebrated across the world.

Chime Chai Maker Review: A Pricey, Speedy Way to Make Chai

Growing up, anytime I brought home something to my Indian parents—whether it was new clothes, a gadget, or even food—they usually told me off. They’d tell me it was flimsily made, too expensive, or lacking proper flavor. Recently, I brought them the Chime chai machine

I Lost Nine Years of Photos by Locking Myself Out of My Google Account

Tech 911Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We’d love to answer it! Email with “Tech 911” in the subject line. I normally use this weekly column to answer people’s technology-themed questions. This week, I’m taking a slight departure,

The Future of Death Tech Has No Rules—Yet

For death-tech startups, convincing legislators that their inventions should fall under the “cremation” umbrella is the fastest way to begin operations. Old phrases like “thermal process” can get in the way for some companies and technologies. Specifying “thermal” would seem to exclude alkaline hydrolysis and

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This Week’s Cartoons: CAPTCHA Crisis, Twitter Divorce, and Inbox Zero

Friday, January 24, 2020. By Jeremy Nguyen, with Counterpoint: Everything you thought you knew about inbox zero is wrong. Thursday, January 23, 2020. By Lila Ash, with Parents are using this one app to track their teens’ location in real time. The company

The Strange, Subtle Matter of ASMR Erotica

There are exceptions. An ASMRist called Eduardo is popular among both women and gay men. His videos range from all types of role play, including “Naughty boyfriend,” “Shirtless boyfriend,” “Spanish boyfriend,” “Male burglar,” and “Hot Farting Stud With Bloated Gut.” (The strangest role-play video of