Ricin Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at ricin, a natural, highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans. Facts:About one million tons of castor beans are processed every year. Ricin is part of the waste from the beans when castor oil is made. Sometimes this is called “mash.” Less than a pinpoint can kill a human if Read More

29 Reasons Why A Whole Squad Is No Match For One True Best Friend

Here’s why a BFF trumps a whole group any day. via GIPHY 2 She knows all the deets on your coworkers even though shes never met them. via GIPHY 4 Taking a million candid pics of you is just a given. via GIPHY 6 She gives you just enough side eye to remind you your Read More

Anxiety disorders ‘need more research’, says global study – BBC News

North America is thought to be worst affected, with eight in 100 people having anxiety, and East Asia least affected (three in 100). Although the proportion of people suffering with this mental health problem stayed fairly constant between 1990 and 2010, the authors said it was a problem which was rarely researched, unlike depression. ‘Debilitating’ Read More

Muhammad Ali to be memorialized Friday in Louisville

(CNN)Muhammad Ali, known as “The Louisville Lip” as he began his ascension to boxing greatness, will be celebrated in his Kentucky hometown with ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, a family spokesman said. A public memorial is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. ET at the Yum Center, a basketball arena in the city where Ali Read More

Van Morrison 10 of the best

From radio-friendly R&B via religious fervor to spiritual reawakening, these tracks map the Northern Irish songwriters soul-searching career 1. TB Sheets During Van Morrisons spell in Them, the brutally, brilliantly reductive Belfast band he fronted between 1964 and 1966, there had been glimmers of an artistic sensibility at odds with the turbo-boosted dockside R&B of Read More

Witnesses: ‘There was nobody getting that baby back from that gorilla’

(CNN)The screams of a terrified crowd may have made the situation even more dangerous as a gorilla manhandled a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday. Kimberley Ann Perkins O’Connor told CNN that she was trying to take a picture of a 17-year-old male gorilla named Harambe, who Read More

School Kids In Sudan Narrowly Escape Bombing Of Catholic School

The Sudan government continues to target children in the ongoing conflict in the Nuba Mountains. On Wednesday afternoon, a government warplane bombed a leading primary school in Kauda, Sudan, wounding a Kenyan teacher. The Sudan Sukhoi jet dropped two parachute bombs into the compound of the St. Vincent Primary School, damaging classrooms and library. “I don’t feel safe, Read More

Trump suggests U.S. should bomb Libya

Fresno, California (CNN)Donald Trump on Friday suggested that the United States should bomb ISIS in Libya, a decision that would mark a serious escalation of the U.S. military campaign against the terrorist group. It’s also a new position for Trump, who has argued both in favor of and against military intervention in Libya over the Read More

CDC Head Tom Frieden Delivers Emotional Plea For Zika Funding

Dr. Tom Frieden has dealt with a number of epidemics during his seven-year tenure as director of the Centers for Disease Control. But the rapidly spreading Zika virus, the terrifying birth defects it causes and Congress’ inexplicable foot-dragging on funding anti-Zika efforts has him feeling downright desperate.  “Imagine that you’re standing by and you see Read More

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