Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Student Battling Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Amazing Recovery
Despite a terrible battle with flesh-eating disease that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands, Georgia student Aimee Copeland was able to briefly leave her hospital room for the first time in 49 days. And from here, doctors say, her prognosis is good.
Warning to Parents! Your Kids Might Be Hiding What They’re Really Up to Online
It’s no secret that our children are more adept at using technology than we are, but a new survey by computer security company McAfee suggests their using their skills to be sneaky.
Has Olympian Lolo Jones Found the Perfect Man in Tim Tebow?
Has Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, who famously tweeted that she’s a virgin, finally found the perfect man? On ‘The Tonight Show‘ last night, Jones jokingly said she’s got her eye on none other than Tim Tebow. Now Tebow has yet another reason to take a knee.
Uggie the Dog Plants His Paws Outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Uggie the dog, the 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier who starred in ‘The Artist,’ became the first-ever dog to immortalize his paw prints in concrete outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood yesterday. What? Lassie, Benji or Rin Tin Tin didn&CloseCurlyQuote…
Oreo Celebrates Gay Pride With Rainbow-Colored Cookie
Cookie favorite Oreo signaled its support for gay rights this week by posting a picture of its iconic cookie with rainbow-colored cream on Facebook. The photo immediately drew a firestorm of controversy, with some supporting the gay pride image, while others loudly condemned it.
Google Creates Artificial Brain That Loves Cats
As a way to create a simulation of the human brain, a group of researchers at Google constructed a neural network made up of 16,000 computer processors. Then, they turned their creation loose on the internet where it immediately developed a taste for cat videos. This thing is so human it&CloseCurlyQ…
Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?
In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Reveals Plans For Donated Money
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the story of 68-year-old Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who was mercilessly bullied by middle school children, and the oodles of money that were raised through Indiegogo.com to send her on a well-deser…
10-Year-Old With Tattoo Removed From Grandpa’s Care
A grandfather in Florida recently lost custody of his grandchildren after allowing his 10-year-old grandson to get a permanent tattoo as a rite of passage. Jeez, what comes after that? Cigarettes and hard liquor?
Lonesome George, Last Surviving Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Dies
It’s a sad, sad day for animal lovers. Lonesome George, the longtime turtle mascot of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his kind, died on Sunday, officially making the Pinta Island giant tortoise extinct.
School’s Sunscreen Ban Leaves Students Severely Burned
In a move that seems to defy all logic, a school in Washington State has banned the use of sunscreen, sending two sisters to the hospital with painful-looking sunburn after a field trip.