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Scientists claim they’ve 3D printed a mouse thyroid
Russian scientists claim they have created a mouse thyroid using a 3D printer — and doing the same for human organs could be less than two decades away. Moscow based lab 3D Bioprinting Solutions said in December it successfully printed a functioning thyroid — that was transplanted to a mouse. “Our resident company is one...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:46:55 -0500)

World’s oldest known wild bird gives birth to a chick
This old bird still has some life in her yet. Wisdom, a 65-year-old Laysan albatross — the world’s oldest known wild flier — was spotted returning to her nest at the Midway National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii to protect her newest chick, which cracked open its shell last Monday. The little birdie was named Kūkini,...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:45:48 -0500)

Wife to divorce ‘sexting’ dad who killed their baby in hot SUV
The wife of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV is seeking a divorce.
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:38:56 -0500)

Son attacks mom with Bible after prayer
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico man is facing battery charges after police said he repeatedly hit his mother with a Bible following a prayer session. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Ryan Dailey was arrested Saturday shortly after police say his mother escaped her son’s beating and called police from a neighbor’s house. According...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09:19 -0500)

80-year-old admits he ran marijuana drug ring for decades
BOSTON — An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts. Marshall Dion faces up to seven years in prison under a plea agreement with prosecutors who say he has been selling marijuana for decades. In 1985, Dion crashed a single-engine plane in Kenosha County, Wisconsin,...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:07:55 -0500)

Dozens injured after train derails in Cairo, conductor arrested
CAIRO — At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was traveling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said. Gamal el-Gohari was quoted by Egypt’s state-run news agency as saying the accident took place early Thursday near Beni Suef, a city...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:48:02 -0500)

ISIS makes 4-year-old execute prisoners
A 4-year-old British boy dubbed “Junior Jihadi” has once again been used in a revolting ISIS propaganda video — this time showing him detonating explosives in a car with three captives strapped inside. Isa Dare — who was taken to Syria by his mom, Grace “Khadija” Dare — is seen with a young man who...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:22:29 -0500)

Teacher shoots dead 6 colleagues in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A teacher in southern Saudi Arabia opened fire on colleagues Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding two, state television reported. The brief reports on the state television channel’s website and Twitter account did not elaborate or offer a reason for the shooting at an education department building. It quoted...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:15:09 -0500)

The students-turned-hookers who love what they do
They are lured by the dream of a new life, a chance to build a better future while also providing for loved ones still stuck back home. But the economic reality of Australia has led some migrants on a much different career path. According to a report from the Australian Institute of Criminology, around half...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:06:34 -0500)

Their homes are literally falling into the ocean
PACIFICA, Calif. — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by, “you can almost high-five them.” Having the Pacific as your back yard has its benefits, and its dangers. Crumbling cliffs have forced dozens to leave their homes and others like Thompson...
(Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:58:35 -0500)