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Nation Oct 09The Pope’s new ‘comedic advisor’ is a rabbi
The Honorary Comedic Advisor to the Pope was announced on Monday... and he’s a rabbi.
Health Sep 22U.S. pharmaceutical company raises price of AIDS medication by 5,000 percent
The price of Darapim, a 62-year-old medical treatment used by AIDS patients, has increased by more than 5,000 percent after being acquired by pharmaceutical company Turing Pharmaceuticals for $55 million on August 10.
World Sep 15Got a joke for the pope? You can win a spot as his ‘comedic adviser’
Tickets to next week's Masses with Pope Francis in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., went rapidly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage with the pope during his 2015 tour of the United States. You just need to have…
Nation Sep 14Researchers reveal new prosthetic hand that senses touch
The U.S. military research agency DARPA has given an unnamed 28-year-old paralyzed man the ability to control his prosthetic hand and feel people touching it.
Nation Sep 11Ground zero search and rescue dog given super sweet 16
The last known living search and rescue dog deployed to Ground Zero on September 11, 2001 was given the Sweet 16 of a lifetime this week. Bretagne the golden retreiver of Texas Task Force 1, along with her owner Denise…
World Sep 088 things you didn’t know about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
Tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-reigning British monarch, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In honor of the event, here are eight things you might not know about the two royals.
World Jul 28Following hormone controversy, Indian sprinter wins the right to run
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand won the right to compete in track and field after international sports officials said her testosterone levels were too high and barred her from competition.
Arts Jul 248 things you didn’t know about the electric guitar
50 years after Bob Dylan debuted his electric sound at the Newport Folk Festival, check out eight electric guitar-related facts to consider the next time you plug in.