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Check if Your Android Device Has Been Infected by Malicious Adware

Another wave of sketchy apps has been banned from the Google Play Store. This time around, the offending apps all came from one publisher, CooTek, who has been accused by the security firm Lookout of deploying the malicious adware BeiTaAd in ...

Study: Medical marijuana won’t help ease opioid crisis

Some proponents of medical marijuana have claimed that its use against pain might help curb the ongoing crisis of opioid abuse.But a new study refutes that notion, finding that state laws legalizing medical marijuana have had little impact on the ...

Make Sure Your Driver’s License Can Get You Through Airport Security in 2020

Mile High WeekFlying the "friendly skies" is often hell, but it doesn't have to be. It's Mile High Week, and we're investigating everything flight-related, from how to score cheap tickets to the best time to book, from how to fall asleep on a ...

According To A Study, Video Games Promote Emotional Intelligence in Teenagers

According to a study published in Games for Health Journal, when used as part of an emotional intelligence training program, videogames can help teenagers in evaluating, expressing, and managing their own emotions after the training. The article ...

Will Ferrell’s Iconic Juggling Is Even Better With Actual Balls

There are a lot of different things and people we all associate with the name Dunder Mifflin Paper Co., from chilli spills, to office pranks, to unforgettable quotes like “SAVE BANDIT!” But it’s probably safe to assume that the first thing we all ...

Look: Boa constrictor found slithering across road in Minnesota

July 17 (UPI) -- Police in Minnesota said a driver received a shock when they had to swerve to avoid a large boa constrictor slithering across the road.The Burnsville Police Department said police responded to a report of a large snake in a road ...

Watch: Bear chases Tennessee resident into house on balcony

July 17 (UPI) -- A Tennessee resident enjoying a snack on their balcony captured video of the moment a bear climbed up the side of the house to join them.The resident said they were eating out on the balcony of the Gatlinburg home when they heard a ...

Use the Back of Your Hand to Apply Bug Spray to Your Face

If you want the best protection from mosquitoes, you’ll need to apply repellent (ideally DEET) over pretty much all your exposed skin. That includes your face. But you don’t want to spray bug spray directly on your face; you risk getting it into ...

Different genes control lifespan, healthspan, according to new worm study

July 17 (UPI) -- Most people don't just want to live a long time, they want to age well. They want to stay healthier for longer. The quality of a person's life as they age is called healthspan, and new research suggests different genes control ...

Watch: British farmer deters speeders with dummy ‘scare-cop’

July 17 (UPI) -- A British farmer is inspiring drivers to slow down on a road through her village by dressing up a scarecrow to look like a traffic police officer.Edie Pope, 71, said the "scare-cop," which has a mannequin's head and is dressed in ...

Watch: Hawk rescued after road injury in Pennsylvania

July 17 (UPI) -- Police, a local official and members of the public came to the rescue of a young hawk that apparently was injured by a car while feeding from a Pennsylvania road.Pottsgrove Township Manager Ed Wagner worked with police and ...

Navy seeks proposals for unmanned surface vessel

July 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy request for proposals calls for a new class of unmanned surface vessels.While the Navy floated performance specifications in February for a fleet of "medium unmanned surface vehicles," the request was officially ...

World Health Organization declares Ebola an international health emergency

July 17 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a public health emergency of international concern.WHO leaders made the announcement during a news conference in ...

Hospital ship USNS Comfort leaves Peru after treating 4,500 Venezuelan refugees

July 17 (UPI) -- The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort left Peru on Wednesday, its second stop in Central America serving refugees from Venezuela.The ship completed its five-day "medical mission," the U.S. Southern Command said in a statement on ...

Read and Return Books to the Airport Bookstore

Heritage Booksellers at the Charlotte Douglas International AirportPhoto: Paradies Lagardère Mile High WeekFlying the "friendly skies" is often hell, but it doesn't have to be. It's Mile High Week, and we're investigating everything ...

Man Can’t Believe He Being Jailed On Drug Charge When There Are Real Criminals Out There

BROOKLYN, NY—Following a hearing in which he was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, local convict Joaquín Guzmán, known to friends and family as El Chapo, told reporters Wednesday he couldn’t believe he was being jailed for drug offenses ...

Ease New-Parent Guilt by Thinking Differently About Time

Photo: Getty Images Baby years are not like regular people years. Things move fast. When my daughter was an infant, my husband and I would glance at her just about every morning and say, “Whoa, she looks different today.” This flipbook-like pace ...

Long wait for pizza leads Virginia couple to $1 million lottery jackpot

July 17 (UPI) -- A Virginia couple said a long wait for pizza led them to buy the scratch-off lottery ticket that won them a $1 million jackpot.Mary Heath and James Brunk of Montvale told Virginia Lottery officials they discovered they would have to ...

NRC proposes fewer inspections at U.S. nuclear plants

July 17 (UPI) -- In a bid to save money, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recommended reducing the number of inspections it performs for nearly 100 reactors at dozens of nuclear power plants across the United States.The NRC made the ...

Two brain chemicals should be targeted in Parkinson’s treatment, study says

July 17 (UPI) -- Scientists have traditionally worked on therapies for Parkinson's disease that increase dopamine in the brain, but new research may change that focus.A new study, published Tuesday in Neuron, looked into the connection between lower ...

‘Ghostbusters’ maze coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 2019

July 17 (UPI) -- Universal Studios has announced that a maze based on the original 1984 Ghostbusters film is headed to Halloween Horror Nights 2019.Halloween Horror Nights will begin Sept. 6 at Universal Studios Orlando Resort and Sept. 13 at ...

Always Keep These Cheap Garnishes in Your Fridge

The Grown-Up KitchenWelcome to The Grown-Up Kitchen, Skillet’s series designed to answer your most basic culinary questions and fill in any gaps that may be missing in your home chef education.   I have nothing against ugly food. In ...

You Should Update Your Sprint Password Right Now

Sprint customers, change your account password right away—especially if you own a Samsung device. As originally reported by ZDNet, Sprint informed its customers that a major security breach took place on June 22. Hackers used an as-yet-undefined ...

Apple unveils new emojis to increase diversity

July 17 (UPI) -- In an effort to bring more diversity to its emoji collection, Apple announced Tuesday a new line of characters that include images representing the disabled along with expanded relationship options.Emojis include images of a guide ...

French President Announces New Space Force Creation

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a creation of a new military space force last July 13. Sounds familiar? It mirrors US President Donald Trumps’ “space force”, except this time it’s the “French Space Force”. This declared interest in ...