Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials […]

Internet Tax

Buying things online could get pricier after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a case Monday that could ultimately lead to states collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes lost to increasingly popular internet retailers. The court would not hear a challenge to a Colorado law requiring online sellers such as Amazon.com to notify customers and […]

Lego Beatles Yellow Submarine

We all want to live in a Yellow Submarine – even Lego. On November 1, Lego is releasing a Yellow submarine model that includes John, Paul, George and Ringo minifigures (plus, a Jeremy figure). The set includes more than 550 pieces. The completed sub measures 5″x9″x2″ and comes with a display stand. There’s also a […]

Pumpkin Record With 2,261 Pounder

A Rhode Island man has squashed a record set by his son by taking first prize in a pumpkin contest with a 2,261.5-pound gourd. Richard Wallace’s 2,261.5-pound pumpkin beat the North American giant pumpkin record set by his son, Ron, at the same event last year. Ron Wallace’s pumpkin topped the scales at 2,230 pounds […]

International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality […]

Millions of Bees Dead

On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers. Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit — in […]

Abdul Sattar Edhi

Pakistan’s legendary philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who devoted his life to the poor and the destitute, died on Friday at a hospital in Karachi following a prolonged illness. He was 88. Edhi’s family announced his death and his son, Faisal Edhi, asked all people to “pray for the departed soul” of his father. Earlier in […]

Leap Second

The people responsible for measuring the world’s time have got very good at determining just how long a second is supposed to last—the most accurate clock in the world uses cesium atoms to determine the exact length of a second, and it won’t get out of sync for at least 300 million years. But the […]