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Scientists revive ancient remedy and find new hope

Long before there was modern medicine, ancient cures were concocted for all sorts of ailments. Some worked, but many didn't. …

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Hail Pounds Down on Southeast Arkansas

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  • Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map
    Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map 48 minutes ago

    Known as "geographic tongue," the condition causes red, patchy shapes to appear on the tongue, formed as some areas lose the tiny reddish bumps called papillae that normally … More »Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map

    Bizarre Condition Makes Tongue Resemble a Geographic Map

    Known as "geographic tongue," the condition causes red, patchy shapes to appear on the tongue, formed as some areas lose the tiny reddish bumps called papillae that normally cover the tongue's surface. Geographic tongue (GT) affects the tongue's upper layer of tissue, call the epithelium. In people with GT, one type of …

  • Blood Moon: Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Rises Saturday
    Blood Moon: Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Rises Saturday 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only … More »Blood Moon: Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Rises Saturday

    Blood Moon: Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Rises Saturday

    Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday: NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes, making it the shortest lunar eclipse of the century. Early-rising observers all over the United States should be able to see at least …

  • How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?
    How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth? 3 hours ago

    How long would it take to fall down a hole in the Earth and reach the other side of the planet? The solution to this problem depends on the strength of Earth's gravitational … More »How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

    How Long Would It Take to Fall Through the Earth?

    How long would it take to fall down a hole in the Earth and reach the other side of the planet? The solution to this problem depends on the strength of Earth's gravitational pull, which in turn is based on its mass.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington
    Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone 34 minutes ago

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with … More »Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington

    By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone. The White House …

  • Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne
    Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away 40 minutes ago

    By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline into the wee hours … More »Iran nuclear talks miss deadline; U.S. threatens to walk away

    Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne

    By Louis Charbonneau, John Irish and Parisa Hafezi LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Six world powers and Iran negotiated past a March 31 deadline into the wee hours of Wednesday, struggling to conclude an outline accord on Tehran's nuclear programme in the face of a U.S. threat to abandon the talks. With Iran asserting …

  • By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nigerian opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, who appears to have defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's weekend election, won a cautious endorsement from two U.S. officials on Tuesday. Buhari's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed victory and said Jonathan …

  • ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan urged his supporters on Tuesday to follow "due process" in channelling their frustrations at losing this weekend's election, trying to pour cold water on any potential post-vote violence. "Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian," …

  • By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California is suffering from "second-hand smog" drifting in from Asia and other places, researchers said on Tuesday, even as the state's prolonged drought has made air quality worse. About 10 percent of ozone pollution, the main ingredient in smog, in the state's San …

  • The Montreal planetarium has sealed a 35-year time capsule, shown in a handout photo, that includes 25 messages written by Quebec students.Grade 6 students had to write a composition for their 2014 provincial French exams based on what life would be like in 2050. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Montreal Planetarium

    Elliot Deslauriers imagines the next 35 years will see more lives saved through medicine, hydrogen-powered cars whizzing around and the Montreal Canadiens winning at least one Stanley Cup. His predictions were among 25 messages written by Quebec students and sealed inside a time capsule at the Montreal planetarium on Tuesday. …

  • An oil drill is pictured in the Kern River oil field in Bakersfield

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell for a third straight session on Tuesday, with Brent crude tumbling 12 percent for the month, as world powers entered into intense negotiations with Iran for a nuclear deal that could bring more of its oil to an oversupplied market. In Tuesday's session, prices ended off …

  • By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – The number of people going to U.S. emergency rooms for constipation has been going up, and so has the cost of those visits, which reached $1.6 billion in 2011, according to a new study. “Constipation is often thought of as not a serious disease – particularly among doctors. Patients …

  • U.S. negotiators will walk away from the nuclear talks with Iran if they fail to achieve an interim framework agreement promised for later on Tuesday, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States was willing to extend its deadline to reach that interim agreement, if the talks …