• Romans Plagued by Parasites
Romans Plagued by Parasites

Roman latrines at Lepcis Magna in Libya. "It's not so much that these parasites existed - that's no surprise really - but that they were able to travel and spread throughout the Mediterranean region as a result of the empire". The intestinal parasite whipworm appeared at sites in eight countries, and roundworm in six. Indeed, unless the feces are...

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  • ISIS Militant Allegedly Executes Own Mother for Apostasy
ISIS Militant Allegedly Executes Own Mother for Apostasy

The court heard the woman, who was born in the United Kingdom, spent her early childhood in Pakistan before returning to England when she was a teenager. Because of the brutality of the group, the city has been virtually sealed off from the outside world. Newly emerged footage shows militants at the group's Syrian base in Raqqa creating a homemad...

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  • Jordin Sparks and Tony Bennett lead celebrity tributes to Natalie Cole
Jordin Sparks and Tony Bennett lead celebrity tributes to Natalie Cole

American singer  Jordin Sparks  was one of the first to pay her respects to the late star. Taking to her Instagram page the   Battlefield  singer wrote: "I am so sad to hear about Natalie Cole’s passing… She was always so kind & exuded so much grace.

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  • Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation After Foodborne Illness Outbreak
Chipotle Faces Criminal Investigation After Foodborne Illness Outbreak

The investigation is focusing on the norovirus outbreak at a Chipotle restaurant in Simi Valley, California, according to Chipotle's January the 6th "current report", or Form 8-K, that companies file with the SEC to alert shareholders about major events.

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  • Whirlpool is first appliance company to integrate Amazon Dash Replenishment Service
Whirlpool is first appliance company to integrate Amazon Dash Replenishment Service

Every day, care??? campaign breaks through a sea of cold technology with innovations and smart appliances inspired by the way families care for each other. Whether prepping for an evening of entertaining or dashing home to meet impromptu guests, Party Mode in the Smart French Door Refrigerator helps families by activating Fast Ice and Fast Cool set...

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  • BMW helmet with Head-Up Display and Laser Light tech for motorcycles unveiled
BMW helmet with Head-Up Display and Laser Light tech for motorcycles unveiled

Over the years, this has seen the introduction of adaptive headlights for riding in curves, LED daytime running light and dynamic brake light in BMW motorcycles. The challenge for HUD technology is to display information onto the rider's field of view without creating a distraction, or at least, being less of a distraction than glancing down to...

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  • Apple iOS 9.2 untethered jailbreak release imminent
Apple iOS 9.2 untethered jailbreak release imminent

We assume a public beta for the firmware will soon be available for public beta testers. Apple's iOS 9.2.1 update is already confirmed thanks to a release into the company's beta program for developers and public testers in December. We're not really sure what's new in iOS 9.2.1 beta 2, but several users are reporting slightly improved battery li...

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  • US Army wants you to eat MREs for 21 days straight
US Army wants you to eat MREs for 21 days straight

The team is studying the health effects of these meals, and how they can be improved to boost the health of soldiers in the field. "Interactions between the millions of bacteria living in our gut and what we eat is a very important factor in gut health, but we don't know how MRE foods interact with those bacteria to impact gut health", Holly McCl...

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  • Dubai investigates cause of New Years' eve hotel fire
Dubai investigates cause of New Years' eve hotel fire

As of 11:30 a.m., according to a government statement, firefighters were still "cooling down" the skyscraper, as plumes of smoke continued to billow from the lower portions of the tower, more than 13 hours after the fire broke out. This followed the November 2012 fire in the Tamweel Tower located in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers complex, with flames le...

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  • Woman claims her body brews alcohol, has DUI charge dismissed
Woman claims her body brews alcohol, has DUI charge dismissed

Medical and legal experts say the condition, also known as gut fermentation syndrome, is being raised more frequently as a defense in drink-driving cases. He found the 'auto-brewery syndrome, giving his client the much-needed relief. Freaky as it may sound, this is exactly what happened to a NY woman after she was charged with DUI.

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  • NJ man killed trying to climb NYC's Four Seasons Hotel
NJ man killed trying to climb NYC's Four Seasons Hotel

They were clinging to scaffolding at the top of the building overlooking Central Park when Cummings slipped and fell nine stories onto a catwalk, police said. ABC 7 reports that the other young man quickly climbed down after Cummings fell to get help and that he is now being interviewed by authorities. And, I know the medical examiner was up the...

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  • Liberty Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats - Arkansas Razorbacks
Liberty Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats - Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas has averaged 45 points per game over the last five weeks, higher than its season average of 35.2. "I'm always leaning on him for stuff like that", he said. The Wildcats are appearing in their first Liberty Bowl while Arkansas is making a record fifth trip. Heading into this bowl game, the Razorbacks are 7-5 for both Straight Up (SU)...

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  • Kourtney Kardashian's New Year's Resolutions Are a Little on the Sad Side
Kourtney Kardashian's New Year's Resolutions Are a Little on the Sad Side

See, she considers resolutions "a good jumping off point" for other people , but she prefers to "set goals throughout the year". Kim Kardashian says on her website that while she's not into the whole resolutions thing, she is a fan of setting monthly goals.

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  • Cousins, starters expected to play for Redskins at Cowboys
Cousins, starters expected to play for Redskins at Cowboys

It's the second part that has mattered more. "We're preparing to play the Dallas Cowboys and try to win the football game with the healthy bodies that we have". Williams, however, rejected the idea that resting players could hurt Washington's playoff prospects. "So, I don't get too caught up in that". I'll always defer to the head coach with whatev...

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  • Joey and Rory Feek Celebrated an 'Amazing' Christmas With Family
Joey and Rory Feek Celebrated an 'Amazing' Christmas With Family

Santa spent time with Joey as well as the couple's 21-month-old daughter, Indiana . And a big Christmas dinner in the evening and fun with all of Joey's family ... In light of this wonderful development, Joey now has a new goal: to make it to February for Indiana's 2nd birthday. Joey Feek actually stopped treatment for cancer back in October...

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  • Janet Jackson postpones 'Unbreakable' world tour, asks fans to 'pray' for her
Janet Jackson postpones 'Unbreakable' world tour, asks fans to 'pray' for her

According to Us Weekly , Jackson made the announcement on Christmas Eve, much to the dismay of thousands of fans who had already purchased tickets. No new dates were announced.

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  • What Does 'Schlonged' Mean? Donald Trump's Hillary Clinton Insult Is Yiddish Word
What Does 'Schlonged' Mean? Donald Trump's Hillary Clinton Insult Is Yiddish Word

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday found that Mr Trump would lose to Ms Clinton in a hypothetical head-to-head contest if the presidential election were held today. He further tore into Clinton's comment about his campaign's "tone". Even so, the market gives Rubio only a 15 percent chance of winning the presidency, compared to 57 percent for...

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  • Duchess of Cambridge Attends Christmas Day Church Service in Sandrigham
Duchess of Cambridge Attends Christmas Day Church Service in Sandrigham

Kate Middleton has done it again, with her chic holiday style. News, the coat retails for $1232, but, of course, is now sold out. She also sported a black matching hat and a pair of knee-length suede boots. "One of the joys of living a long life is watching one's children, then grandchildren, then great-grandchildren, help decorate the Christmas t...

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  • Father brings gun to hospital to buy time for 'brain dead' son
Father brings gun to hospital to buy time for 'brain dead' son

This is the call that a staff member at  Tomball Regional Medical  Center put in 11 months ago, when  George Pickering  of Pinehurst, Tex., angrily pulled out a 9 mm handgun while standing at his son's hospital bedside. Since then, one charge was dismissed, while the other was reduced to a lesser offense and he was given credit for time served and ...

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  • Jimmy Carter: 'Scans Show No Signs of Brain Cancer'
Jimmy Carter: 'Scans Show No Signs of Brain Cancer'

Carter says he will continue taking his regular 3-week immunotherapy treatments of the cancer drug pembrolizuma, which has shown promise in the treatment of melanoma. Still, cancer cells could remain in the body for many years after treatment. The Food and Drug Administration gave Keytruda accelerated approval in 2014 for patients, like Carter, w...

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