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Russian Passenger Ship Trapped in ice near Antarctica

Russian Passenger Ship Trapped in ice near Antarctica

The Russian ship MV AKADEMIK SHOKALSKIY has become trapped in ice in the remote Antarctic more than two days’ sailing from the nearest rescue vessel, officials said Wednesday. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a search and rescue for the ship which is approximately 1500 nautical miles south of Hobart, Tasmania. Read More »

China Probes Hepatitis B Vaccine’s Role in Death of eight Babies

China Probes Hepatitis B Vaccine’s Role in Death of eight Babies

Chinese state-run media and Internet users demanded action Wednesday after the deaths of at least seven babies since November following their vaccinations against hepatitis B. China’s Food and Drug Administration has suspended use of the vaccine involved, manufactured by domestic producer BioKangtai, and is investigating, the official Xinhua news agency reported. More than 44 million doses of the vaccine are ... Read More »

Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks, Study

Early start to weight gain tied to later heart risks, Study

Children who start to rapidly gain weight at a younger age are more likely to have higher blood pressure and other signs of future heart troubles as soon as they become preteens, according to new research, reported by Reuters. Previous studies have suggested children who put on weight in early childhood are more likely to be obese later in life. ... Read More »

Celeb Diets That Don’t Work, Reports

Celeb Diets That Don't Work

It seems like celebrities are constantly on the craziest diets. One week, they’re gorging on baby food to get slim; the next week, they’re eating cookies or fasting to strip away the weight. Clearly it works – celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Lady Gaga have maintained their petite physiques using these methods. Here’s the bigger question though: Is it ... Read More »

DJ: I smashed record over Simon Cowell’s head

DJ I smashed record over Simon Cowell's head

DJ and record producer Ian Levine has told how he smashed a record over Simon Cowell’s head in a packed nightclub after he tried to force him to play a Sinitta record. As Levine explains in the Channel 4 documentary Queer As Pop: From Gay Scene To Mainstream, Cowell was trying to force him to play “So Macho,” a dance ... Read More »

Actor Matthew McConaughey’s Festive Family Outing

Actor Matthew McConaughey's Festive Family Outing

Camila Alves was spotted leaving her hotel in New York City with her kids on December 18. Sporting a pretty casual tire, including faded jeans and sneaks, the Brazilian model is hugging her daughter Vida, 3, in her left arm while her she’s holding onto her son Levi, 5, with her other hand. Absent in the shot are son Livingston, ... Read More »

Hedge Fund Millionaire Robert Wilson, Dies at 86

Hedge Fund Millionaire Robert Wilson, Dies at 86

Robert W. Wilson, a retired New York hedge-fund founder who committed his life to giving the fortune he made from investing to charities, has died. He was 87. Bloomberg News reports that he died December 23rd after allegedly leaping from his 16th-floor residence at the San Remo apartment building on Manhattan’s Central Park West, according to a person with knowledge ... Read More »

Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs (source)

Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs

It doesn’t matter if your last name is Cratchit and Mr. Scrooge has you crunching numbers for 18 hours in an unheated cubby. You’re still having a better Christmas than Molly Snyder is. Snyder is the Target spokeswoman who has had to reveal almost daily more bad news related to the stores’ big security breach. Read More »

Police Investigating Mall Shootings in San Leandro, california

Police Investigating Mall Shootings in San Leandro, california

A shooting outside a mall in San Diego, California has left one person dead and another critically injured, according to police. Police arrived at the scene shortly after a female victim had called 911 from the parking lot of Macy’s in the Westfield Mission Valley Mall when shots were fired in what appeared to be an attempted robbery in the ... Read More »

Dhoom 3 Destroys Every Box Office Record in just 3 days

Dhoom 3 Destroys Every Box Office Record in just 3 days

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has done it again! Mr Perfectionist has beaten Shah Rukh Khan with his latest release ‘Dhoom: 3’ entering the exclusive Rs. 100 crore club within three days of its release. Earlier SRK’s Chennai Express was the fastest to enter the Rs 100 crore club in four days of its release. Read More »

Climate Change Denial Groups Funded by ‘Dark Money’, research

Climate Change Denial Groups Funded by 'Dark Money', research

Organizations that actively block efforts to address climate change are funded by a large network of conservative donors to the tune of nearly $1 billion a year, according to the first in-depth study into the dark money that fuels the denial effort. The new research confirms the role of some famous ultra-free market conservative foundations such as the Searle Freedom ... Read More »