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Do cats hold the key to understanding human genetics?

They say cats are people, too — which may be true in deeper ways than previously thought. A prominent feline geneticist has published a new paper in the journal Trends…

Whistleblower claims $1.4B Gulf Coast project is killing dolphins

A former Louisiana government researcher for marine wildlife says she was fired for blowing the whistle on mass dolphin deaths caused by state-led civil efforts. The Louisiana Illuminator has reported…

I didn’t find out I was autistic until I was an adult at 35

Growing up in West Caldwell, NJ, Jennifer Cook wouldn’t play pretend with her Barbies. Instead of making up social scenarios for her dolls, she’d use her toys to recite grim…

Yellowstone tourist charged for getting illegally close to grizzly bear

Authorities come bearing bad news for this foolish tourist. After footage of a woman getting illegally close to a bear in Yellowstone National Park went viral in May, National Park…

Fashionistas are recreating looks from ‘Gossip Girl’ & more

Ever seen a character on a TV show wearing a stylish outfit and thought “I want that?” For some fashion-adoring fans, it isn’t just wishful thinking. They’re scouring the internet…

Hamptons homeowners buy second houses for ‘weekend getaways’

Hamptonites are seeing double. Thumbing their noses at one of the most aggressive markets in history, established residents of the Hamptons are buying up additional homes within the East End.…

Louisiana hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

NEW ORLEANS – The latest surge of coronavirus cases is hitting Southern states especially hard. This week, Louisiana reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic started.  “To see this current rise…

‘Penis’ snakes pop up in Florida

This manaconda is constricting the Sunshine State. Thought California’s flotilla of “sea penises” wasn’t phallic enough? Enter the “penis snake,” a similarly manhood-shaped invader that’s causing a hubbub in Florida.…

These bike-riding volunteers are critical for delivering medicine in Indonesia

SEMARANG, Indonesia – Pedaling through the Indonesian city of Semarang, Arrahman Surya Atmaja stops at a pharmacy to pick up some vitamins before hitting the road again to deliver them to a person…

Cancer patient begs AstraZeneca for a chance at life — and wins

Stage-four cancer patient Becca Cahill just wanted a last fighting chance at survival. Now, the 35-year-old is finally getting one — thanks to her brave persistence and an online petition…