Day: December 13, 2017

FDA warns against eating raw cookie dough

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway. While the potential risks of consuming raw eggs have are widely known, the FDA’s new warning highlights the potential risks of consuming flour raw. “Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from […]

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to get help. It takes police and other agencies, working together to […]

Dislike: Facebook Defends Its Business Model, Denies ‘Ripping Society Apart’

Dislike: Facebook Defends Its Business Model, Denies ‘Ripping Society Apart’ © AP Photo/ Jeff RobersonViral14:50 13.12.2017(updated 14:51 13.12.2017) Get short URL403 The social media giant has been facing significant criticism from its former senior executives, who keep attacking the network’s effects on society. In a rare move, Facebook issued a public response to accusations leveled by its […]

Thermonuclear Fusion: How Scientists Hope to Extract Energy of Stars on Earth

Thermonuclear Fusion: How Scientists Hope to Extract Energy of Stars on EarthCC0Tech15:47 13.12.2017(updated 16:45 13.12.2017) Get short URL 0 20 The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project has reached an important milestone, passing the 50% completion mark this month. Nuclear physicist Anatoly Krasilnikov, director of Russia’s ITER Project Center, told the RIA Novosti news agency […]

Best luxury cruises for 2017

Looking for a luxury cruise? Look no further. has named the best luxury cruises in 14 categories from service to shore excursions. Best luxury cruise line: Regent Seven Seas Cruises Best new luxury ship: Silversea’s Silver Muse Best refurbishment: Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony Best for adventure: Silversea Cruises Best cabins: Regent Seven Seas Cruises […]

Christmas tree hair and eyebrows are lighting up social media

Christmas has always been a time for festive frocks, triumphant touches and holly-jolly accessories, but the social media craze this holiday season is crazy Christmas hair in all shapes and forms. From Christmas tree hair tall enough to make Cindy Lou Who from “The Grinch” jealous, to statement-making Christmas tree eyebrows and beard ornaments that […]

The GOP tax plan would blow a hole in American science

If you thought the Republican tax plan was just about huge tax cuts for the wealthy, think again. It’s also a major attack on science. To understand why, let’s step back a bit. The scientific enterprise in America heavily relies on grad students. They do mostly invisible work in thousands of labs and research institutions […]

What Roy Moore’s campaign can teach us

When Beverly Nelson told her story on CNN about the night in the 1970s when she says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her, her voice quavered, and tears streamed down her face. “Instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck,” Nelson said, “to force my head onto his crotch.” Laughter breaks out around me. I’m at […]