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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strands from a double helix model. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Reports: Scientists find breakthrough way to tell twins' DNA apart

British researchers have discovered a method of telling apart identical twins by examining their DNA, according to Newser.com. Identical twins have identical DNA, which on occasion creates problems for crime scene investigators, Newser.com reports. One twin might blame another for a crime, or both twins might be suspects. Science Daily ...

Aftershock complicates Nepal's rescue and relief efforts

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock swept through Nepal Sunday, following Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated the area. (Video via YouTube / Shaniya Pathak)  According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the large aftershock occurred about 40 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and the largest city in the country.   "I felt it here in Kolkata 2 ...

How exoplanets rebooted NASA's search for life beyond Earth

NASA just announced a huge cooperative effort to analyze other worlds for possible life. The Nexus for Exoplanet System Science, or NExSS, brings together scientists from three different NASA research centers, the SETI Institute and teams at 10 different universities. But this isn't exactly a rebooted search for extraterrestrial intelligence. NASA ...

Mayweather Jr. critics get louder as Pacquiao fight nears

It's being called the fight of the century. But the closer the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight nears, the more scrutiny it's getting. If a $100 price tag to watch the bout on Pay-Per-View wasn't enough to make people angry, Mayweather's past involving domestic abuse and boxing's do-nothing approach ...

A Nepalese woman holds the hand of her relative killed in an earthquake at a hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Climber blogs about Nepal earthquake, aftermath

A researcher on leave from the University of Washington is in Nepal blogging about the earthquake and its aftermath. Ian Bellows is a Cascade Leadership Challenge Explorer in Residence, and is expected to be in Nepal through June. “Power and Internet are out throughout town, with emergency vehicles and army ...

Mark Rackley, 48, needed 58 stitches at Lower Keys Medical Center on Stock Island.

Florida man bitten by shark requires 58 stitches

A Florida man was taking photos of a blue shark on April 13 when it apparently tired of his paparazzo ways, turned, and bit his left arm, according to The Miami Herald.  Mark Rackley, 48, needed 58 stitches for the gashes, The Herald reports. Rackley has videotaped and photographed sharks for more than 25 ...

MIAMI BEACH - MARCH 16: Mathew Lakatos (L) and Brett Witmer from Shippensburg University use a funnel to drink beer during spring break on South Beach March 16, 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida. Students from universities and colleges around the country are attending spring break which starts at the end of February and into mid-April. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Americans drinking more

Enjoy a good drink or two ... or five? According to a new study released Thursday, you're not alone. The University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that while the percentage of people who drink any alcohol has been steady, heavy drinking among Americans has risen dramatically, ...

In this image released by Disney, a scene is shown from the upcoming film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," expected in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/LucasFilm, Disney)

Highly anticipated movies for 2015

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Shots fired at Lil Wayne's tour bus

Shots were fired at rapper Lil Wayne’s tour bus overnight in Cobb County, police said. Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said officers from her department were called to the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Peachtree Road at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday “regarding someone shooting at a bus that Lil Wayne was ...

Abercrombie ditches attractiveness policy for employees

In an effort to appeal to more potential customers, Abercrombie & Fitch is making some big changes to its policies on employees' appearance. Namely, you'll no longer have to meet a certain standard of attractiveness to work there.  Forbes reports the company's president said in a letter to store managers, "We will ...

Volcano under Yellowstone is way bigger than we thought

Remember Yellowstone? It's the one with the bison, the geysers, the scenery and, oh yeah, the giant supervolcano.  That last part isn't as well-known, but it's there: an enormous magma chamber stationed directly under the nation's oldest national park. And here's the news: Scientists at the University of Utah have discovered another reservoir below the old ...

Sisters Leslie Roy, right, and Lee Marie Wright sit in a Michigan State Police helicopter after they were rescued Friday, April 24, 2015 from Michigan's Upper Penisula. The sisters survived 13 days in a remote part of the Upper Penisula after their SUV got stuck about 3 miles from Lake Superior. The area has no cellphone service.&nbsp;

Sisters stranded in Michigan wilderness survived on Girl Scout cookies

Two sisters who were stranded in the Michigan wilderness for nearly two weeks said they survived on Girl Scout cookies, cheese puffs and melted snow, The Associated Press reports. On April 11, Leslie Roy, 52, of Nebraska, and Lee Marie Wright, 56, of Oklahoma, were driving to Mackinaw City when their ...

WATCH: Woman hiking Mt. Everest describes moment earthquake shook Nepal

A Charlotte, North Carolina, woman was hiking Mount Everest when a magnitude 7.8 quake shook Nepal. Ashleigh Stumler, who left for her trip on April 11, was on the mountain when the quake happened, about four hours away from where the most extensive damage occurred. Stumler thought she was getting dizzy, but ...

Why Bruce Jenner's pronouns matter

On Friday, 16.9 million people tuned in to watch Bruce Jenner's two-hour interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer that discussed his gender identity. Jenner told Sawyer "for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," but asked Sawyer to continue using he/him pronouns for the moment. Sawyer's respect of that request represents an important issue for ...

Jared Leto's Joker looks like he hangs out at Hot Topic

We now have our first good look at Jared Leto as the Joker for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" film, and even for the "Clown Prince of Crime," it's out there. The film's director David Ayer revealed the image on Twitter, and it kinda looks like he is toeing the line between psychotic serial killer and the ...

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