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Now You Can Clone Your Pet As A Stuffed Animal, If You’re Into That

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 18:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Submit photos of your dog, cat or guinea pig to Cuddle Clones, and they’ll send back a plushy replica of your pet. It’s cute, we think? – As for the pets themselves, they’re not really sure what to make of it. The awkward moment when @tiokithedog meets his clone for the first time. @cuddleclones >A […]

SeaWorld Loses 1 Million Visitors As It Clings To Orca Captivity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:03 GMT // 0 Comments

SeaWorld’s troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suffered a net loss of $25.4 million for the last quarter of 2014. Read the whole story at The Dodo

SeaWorld Loses 1 Million Visitors As It Clings To Orca Captivity

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:03 GMT // 0 Comments

SeaWorld’s troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suffered a net loss of $25.4 million for the last quarter of 2014.A killer whale raises its head out of the water Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, during the first show since an orca killed a […]

A Reminder You Might Need If You Feel Stuck (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 08:03 GMT // 0 Comments

Marisa, 22, who’s working as an escort and says she feels alienated from her family, wants to know: “Am I fixable and worth helping, or am I a lost cause?” Dr. Phil responds, “I’m the incurable optimist. I just think that it’s never too late. I think you can always make a choice to turn […]

How Did A 22-Year-Old Go From Straight-A Student To Escort? (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 07:29 GMT // 0 Comments

“Marisa went from a bubbly little girl to a rebellious teenager,” says Robin, who adopted her daughter Marisa when she was 6 months old. “She went from a straight-A student to failing just about every class.” Marisa is now 22 and says she is working as an escort. Watch the video above as her family […]

CDC investigates deadly bacteria’s link to doctors’ offices

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 03:09 GMT // 0 Comments

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a study out Wednesday reports a substantial number of people contracted the bug who hadn’t been in a hospital, but had recently visited the doctor or dentist. The bacteria can cause deadly diarrhea, according to the CDC, with infections on the rise. The new report […]

Fast-Track Attacks on Cancer Accelerate Hopes

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 01:31 GMT // 0 Comments

Chemotherapy and radiation failed to thwart Erika Hurwitz’s rare cancer of white blood cells. So her doctors offered her another option, a drug for melanoma. The result was astonishing. Erika Hurwitz, 78, has a rare form of cancer and has been part of a basket study. (Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times) Within four […]

Researchers Call for More Study of Anesthesia’s Risks to Brains of Young Children

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 23:18 GMT // 0 Comments

Faced with mounting evidence that general anesthesia may impair brain development in babies and young children, experts said Wednesday that more research is greatly needed and that when planning surgery for a child, parents and doctors should consider how urgently it is required, particularly in children younger than 3 years. Dr. Randall Flick, pediatric anesthesiologist […]

South Braces For Another Winter Storm

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 22:24 GMT // 0 Comments

From the Deep South to the Mid-Atlantic, another winter storm was expected to bring more snow and ice Wednesday to many areas that were hit hard just last week. Part of the system was also forecast to hit the Midwest.A tow-truck operator assists a driver that slid into a ditch as wintry weather moved through […]

Sea Levels Along The Northeast Rose Almost 4 Inches In Just 2 Years: Study

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 21:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Sea levels across the Northeast coast of the United States rose nearly 3.9 inches between 2009 and 2010, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The waters near Portland, Maine, saw an even greater rise — 5 inches — over the two-year period. […]

This Hippo-Surfing Heron Is As Chill As They Come

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 21:49 GMT // 0 Comments

Given the choice between flying to the other side of a lake or hitching a ride on the back of a hippopotamus, one lazy heron in South Africa’s Kruger National Park clearly chose right. – H/T The Independent

This ‘Car-Thieving’ Koala Is A Strong Contender For The Title Of ‘World’s Cutest Criminal’

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 21:04 GMT // 0 Comments

He can barely drive, but that didn’t stop him from trying. This koala thought he could make a clean getaway with a Land Rover near Maude in Victoria on Monday, the Australian Times reports. He was foiled by 15-year-old Sam Box, however, when the teen hopped off the school bus at his family’s farm and […]

‘Unreasonable mother’ shapes a world that embraces disabled children

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 20:56 GMT // 0 Comments

When my son was born, I picked the name Alexander because the baby names book said it meant “Leader of Men,” and I was sure he was destined for greatness. Here’s how I pictured it: He would be very smart, win awards, go to a prestigious university and maybe even be famous. At 5 months […]

Videographer Captures Elusive Green Flash At Sunset On Hawaii’s North Shore

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:50 GMT // 0 Comments

When it comes to the green flash at sunset, people fall into one of two camps: those who have seen it with their very eyes and swear by its majesty, and those who say it’s just a figment of our imagination. – Because of Hawaii’s wide open skies and seemingly endless horizons, the Aloha State […]

This Pit Bull And Tortoise Are Here To Remind You That BFFs Come In All Shapes And Sizes

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 16:05 GMT // 0 Comments

It’s just another ordinary afternoon for Sheldon the tortoise and Dolly the pit bull, who are in the yard playing their usual game of chase. “And, yes, Sheldon is surprisingly fast!” says veterinarian Cynthia Jones, who is the adoptive mom to the pair. Dolly the is a 3-year-old pit who was taken from her previous […]

On Terror Alert: Inside Big Oil’s Fight To Build Keystone

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:56 GMT // 0 Comments

The intelligence was alarming: homegrown extremists were said to be targeting the Keystone XL pipeline. Read the whole story at Bloomberg

Fit Nation: Down, but not out, in 20 seconds

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 12:19 GMT // 0 Comments

We had a baby sitter for our daughter Mara and we were really making it happenno more talk. It would be a real 100% couples’ bike ride. Our first ride as a married couple, with our own bikes. I was convinced that with my new Specialized bike it would be a cake walk to do […]

Scope superbug: How long did the FDA know about problem?

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 12:16 GMT // 0 Comments

The pseudomonas bacteria had somehow evaded the standard cleaning process, and it infected one patient after another. If this sounds familiar, it’s because duodeonoscopes were also the cause of recent infections and deaths at UCLA. But Allen’s patients in Minnesota were infected in 1987 — and now doctors and members of Congress say they’re concerned […]

Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs?

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 10:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Can a high-fat diet also be a high-performance diet? Most people who exercise or compete in endurance sports would probably answer no. For decades, recreational and competitive athletes have stoutly believed that we should — even must — consume a diet rich in carbohydrates to fuel exertion. The conventional wisdom has been to avoid fatty […]

Rare birth: Baby born completely encased in amniotic sac

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 08:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Days before he’s scheduled to leave the hospital, he’s already gone viral on social media because he was born ‘en caul.’ Silas was completely encased in his amniotic sac, said Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in a Facebook post. That’s so rare, that even doctors delivering babies hardly see it. So Silas’ doctor snapped a […]

Jailhouse Interview: Why 18-Year-Old Says He Went On The Run With 13-Year-Old Girlfriend (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 07:48 GMT // 0 Comments

Dalton Hayes, 18, and his 13-year-old girlfriend made headlines in January when they allegedly embarked on an interstate crime spree. Dubbed the modern “Bonnie and Clyde” by the media after they left their small, western Kentucky hometown and allegedly evaded police for two weeks, Dalton maintains he only left Kentucky to protect his girlfriend, who […]

Plague blame game: Gerbils replace rats as prime suspects

by CNN // February 25, 2015 // Updated 05:41 GMT // 0 Comments

A team of scientists from Norway and Switzerland are challenging the widely held view that communities of rats in Europe played host to the fleas carrying the disease for hundreds of years. In an article published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers say they think the plague bacteria […]

18-Year-Old Who Went On The Run With 13-Year-Old Girlfriend: ‘I Knew We Were Going To Get Caught’ (VIDEO)

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 05:18 GMT // 0 Comments

though he denies that is why they left. Over the next two weeks, authorities allege the young couple forged checks and stole three vehicles — one reportedly with firearms inside — while evading police across the South. They eventually were apprehended by law enforcement in Panama City Beach, Florida, as they slept inside a pickup […]

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, a plastic shopping bag liters the roadside in […]

Decline in smoking rates could increase deaths from lung cancer

by CNN // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommend annual low-dose CT screening for adults age 55 to 80 who have smoked 30 pack-years (one pack a day for 30 years), and who currently smoke or have stopped smoking within the last 15 years. This criteria is used by doctors and insurance companies to recommend and […]

Please Stop Making That Noise

by The New York Times // February 24, 2015 // Updated 21:12 GMT // 0 Comments

I can’t stand it when someone behind me at a movie chews popcorn with his or her mouth open. I mean, I really can’t stand it. I have misophonia, a condition with which certain sounds can drive someone into a burst of rage or disgust. Although only identified and named in the last 20 years, […]

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