Small plane crash kills four in Corona, Calif.

Jan. 22 (UPI) — A small plane crash in Southern California on Wednesday killed four people, local emergency officials said. The plane crashed near Corona Municipal Airport, about 20 miles east of Anaheim, the Corona Fire Department said. The wreckage of the plane was located

Experts Can’t Agree If the Wuhan Virus Is a Global Crisis

A new virus that originated in China has all the marking of a global crisis: It emerged suddenly and proved to be deadly. It crossed borders easily, and requires immediate, coordinated efforts between countries to contain it. Taken together, the details seem enough for the

Feds Want to Rein In ‘Emotional Service’ Animals on Planes

Tales of flights filled with service peacocks, service rabbits, service monkeys, service turkeys, and service iguanas have become an internet cottage industry. (Who doesn’t love video of peacocks strutting around airports?) So have services by online therapists, offering to certify your pet as an “emotional

Native language may affect speech, reading issues in dementia

Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds. The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive aphasia, or PPA, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects language areas in the brain. It is

Netflix’s Big Viewership Numbers Mean Very Little

When it comes to evaluating if a movie is a hit or a miss, at least commercially, there’s a very easy metric for that: box office numbers. Movies need to make money; to make money, they need to sell tickets at theaters. Ticket prices can

Florida Cold Spell Leads To Falling Iquana Alert

MIAMI (AP) — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. “This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you

Everything We Know About the Jeff Bezos Phone Hack

On November 8, 2018, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received an unexpected text message over WhatsApp from Saudi Arabian leader Mohammed bin Salman. The two had exchanged numbers several months prior, in April, at a small dinner in Los Angeles, but weren’t in regular contact; Bezos

Pro-vaping Instagram posts swamp anti-vaping campaign

Vaping has been deemed hazardous for your health by public officials across America, but you wouldn’t know it by scrolling through Instagram. Instead, researchers discovered that Instagram posts that promote use of the devices outnumber anti-vaping content by a shocking ratio of 10,000 to 1.