Thomas Markle Defends Releasing Meghan Markle’s Private Letter

Thomas Markle is speaking out about publishing a private letter earlier this year that was written by his daughter, The former lighting director, who is estranged from his daughter, defended his actions and says he released “parts” of the five-page letter after the Duchess of Sussex’s friends came forward to defend her in an anonymous testimonial published in “I decided to release parts of the letter because of the article from Meghan’s friends in People magazine. I have to defend myself. I only released parts of the letter because other parts were so painful,” Thomas told the “The letter was presented in a way that vilified me and wasn’t true,” he added. “It was presented as her reaching out and …

Miley Cyrus says she’s ‘grown now’ and can date other people, so get used to it

(CNN)Singer Miley Cyrus is sending a loud message to those criticizing her love life, telling them she has no plans to become a recluse so they better get used to her dating other people. “I am grown now and make choices as an adult knowing the truth/details/reality. People only ‘know’ what they see on the internet,” she said. She highlighted the double standards today, saying men get pats on the back when they move on fast after a relationship, but women get a bad rap. “They move on from one beautiful young woman to the next MOST times without consequence. … I am trying to just THRIVE/survive in a ‘mans’ world. If we can’t beat em, join em!” After Cyrus …

Peculiar Chromosome Condition May Be Twice As Common As Previously Thought, DNA Study Suggests

A new study that used genetic information from the UK Biobank and personal genetics company 23andMe has reported that a curious genetic condition, uniparental disomy, might be more common than previously thought. Most people with this condition are likely unaware of it and researchers say that while in some cases it can lead to serious health conditions, others might live a perfectly healthy life unaware of it. DNA, the blueprint of what makes us us, is stored in the nucleus of each cell in our body. It’s packaged in structures known as chromosomes and most of us have 46, divided into 23 pairs. Usually, we get 23 from our mothers and 23 from our fathers. But not always. Uniparental disomy or …

Japanese owners of plantat heart of US Cancer Town refuse to meet activists

Residents of Reserve, Louisiana aimed to present evidence to Denka that its plants toxic emissions are responsible for high rates of cancer in their town Lydia Gerard and Robert Taylor never came close to losing their composure, even when it became clear that that their 7,000-mile journey from the southern United States to Japan was about to come to nought. interactive Denied even the courtesy of a brief meeting in a country fabled for its levels of civility with representatives of a Japanese company they blame for spewing a toxic chemical into the air above their home town, they listened patiently as uniformed guards repeatedly told them to turn around and leave immediately. They hadwalked together through the lunchtime drizzle …

Two New Parasitoid Wasps That Eat Their Hosts From The Inside Out Discovered In Ugandan Jungle

Deep in the jungle of Uganda’s Kibale National Park, scientists have been collecting hundreds of parasitoid wasps – critters that lay their eggs in the bodies of unsuspecting insects, before the larvae eat their way out – greatly improving our knowledge of some poorly understood species. Among them, the researchers discovered two species new to science: Epirhyssa quagga, a stripy creature named after the zebra (Equus quagga), and Epirhyssa johanna. Parasitoid wasps are famous for being particularly nasty little beasties. They differ from conventional parasites in that they eventually kill their hosts – their larvae live inside insects and arachnids, eating away at them from the inside out. But they don’t stop there, some types turn spiders or cockroaches into their …

Woman injured falling from fairground ride

A woman has been seriously injured falling from a fairground ride. Humberside Police said she was believed to have fallen from one ride at Hull Fair on to the base of a nearby one, striking a teenage boy as she fell. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening. The teenager suffered minor injuries. Two rides have been closed while police and health and safety officials from Hull City Council investigate. Ch Insp Paul Kirby, tactical commander for Hull Fair, said: “We have very well established plans in place with the council for any incident like this at the fair, and I want to thank everyone for their patience while we deal with …

Humans Have Some ‘Inner Salamander’ Capacity To Repair Cartilage

Humans are just not as good at some things as other animals – take, for example, limb regeneration. Salamanders are masters of regrowth, growing entire limbs and even parts of their organs with relative ease. Now it seems, we have a subtle ‘inner salamander’ capacity, as the authors call it, to repair cartilage.  The Duke University team found that the process for cartilage repair is similar to that used by salamanders and zebrafish to regrow damaged or missing limbs. Interestingly, they found that cartilage is oldest in the hips of humans, youngest in the ankles, and middle-aged in the knees.  “We were very surprised to find that the repair capability was different in different joints,” senior author Virginia Byers Kraus, a professor at …

It takes 21 litres of water to produce a small chocolate bar. How water-wise is your diet? | Brad Ridoutt

We know the biggest emissions producing foods, but the water-scarcity footprint of food has a huge environmental impact Our diets can have a big environmental impact. The greenhouse gas emissions involved in producing and transporting various foods has been well researched, but have you ever thought about the water-scarcity impacts of producing your favourite foods? The answers may surprise you. In research Previous studies have also shown these foods contribute around 30% of dietary greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit, at 19%. This includes whole fruit and fresh (not sugar-sweetened) juices. It should be remembered that fruit is an essential part of a healthy diet, and generally Australians …

Orphaned 150-Day-Old Baby Koala Gets Tiny Arm Cast After Falling From A Tree

Let’s face it, tiny animals getting hurt is probably one of the saddest things in life, but it’s so heartwarming to see them being nurtured back to health by caring humans! This is exactly what happened to tiny koala joey who feel from a tree and was given the most adorable tiny cast. Pictures the tiny baby quickly went viral because obviously, people couldn’t stop looking at this adorable baby. Recently a Werribee Open Range Zoo shared adorable photos of a baby koala wearing a cast The joey injured her arm when she fell from a tree in a Blue-gum plantation logging area. Sadly, the mother of a 150-day-old baby koala who, at the time, weighed just around 500 grams …

You can feel good about ditching your LEGO bricks thanks to this new program

(CNN)LEGO just came up with a way that you never have to step on another LEGO brick in your home again and you can feel good about ditching the toy pieces. LEGO Replay is a collaboration with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. The groups later connected with Give Back Box, a charity that recycles 11 million tons of unused clothing, footwear and other textiles that end up in landfills each year, the news release said. Many of the donated LEGO bricks will end up with Teach For America to be given to thousands of classrooms across the country. Others will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for after-school programs. The …

Babysitter Shares A Text Exchange With Parents Who Were Looking For Someone To Exploit As Cheap Labor

Kids are adorable, fun, and downright cute. That’s what most people think and it’s easy to see why. However, babysitting them is by no means an easy task. In fact, taking care of kids is something akin to handling teenagers: their mood changes like the wind changes direction, they’re hungry all the time, and their sleeping patterns are somewhat erratic. So it’s no wonder that babysitters want to be paid a decent hourly wage for looking after someone else’s children. Even if that ‘someone’ thinks that their children are extremely well behaved and that the babysitter would have to simply spend the entire day eating chocolate chip and peanut butter ice-cream (yum!), playing with LEGOs (fun!), watching Mexican soap operas …

Giving Mice Viagra Has Some Unexpected Benefits

A combination of drugs could improve the prospects for bone marrow transplants if mice trials are replicated in humans. That’s great news for cancer patients and sufferers of lesser-known diseases, but we’ll admit we’re only reporting it because one of the drugs is much more famous for other sorts of boners. Our blood cells are made in our bone marrow, without which we can’t survive. Certain cancers are treated by destroying the bone marrow with chemotherapy and replacing it, either with stem cells harvested from the patient’s own marrow prior to treatment, or with cells from a matched donor. Once, to access these stem cells it was necessary to drill into the bones and scoop some out – deterring all …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: The Subtle Art Of Facetune | Betches

The strangest thing to me about these Photoshop Fails and pretend they’re the rich and famous. But most of these people are already way above the societal standard for beauty. They’re the most beautiful, most done-up, in the best shape, and thinnest people we have. They set the standard for everything we are supposed to aspire to look like—for better or for worse. Really, the people most guilty of altering their images are the people that need it the least. So what gives? Why are they still doing it, and thereby perpetuating this impossible game of catch-up for all of us? Have we just reached a point in societal pressure that no one is good enough, It was such an …

Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Her forthcoming book, Finding My Voice, is the first time she has written about the assault, having only told her sisters recently, and a friend at school. “It turned out a very similar thing had happened to her… [and] I think it’s important to talk about it because it probably happens much more than we care to talk about,” she said. Nadiya praised for showing anxiety battle Nadiya Hussain on her panic ‘monster’ She told the paper she only understood what had happened to her years later during a biology lesson explaining sex, prompting her to vomit in the laboratory bench sink. “If that happened to my children, I don’t even want to say what I would do. I can’t …

Iraqi protesters say they have videos of government atrocities. An internet blackout is stopping the world from seeing them

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)By night, Baghdad’s streets are eerily quiet, punctuated with smatterings of gunfire — be it a single shot or something more sustained and intense. On Saturday night, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV station said masked men beat up their employees and smashed equipment. A number of other local stations also said their offices were targeted. Activists have viewed the attacks as part of a broader effort to suppress the media. Many also claim the government is afraid of what will happen if countless videos showing atrocities are uploaded once the country is back online. The government says it only shoots when fired on, but those who took part in the demonstrations dispute that. They claim security forces and Iranian-backed …

Vaping Health Crisis Grows To 26 Deaths, Nearly 1,300 Cases Of Lung Injury

e-cigarettes steadily grows across the nation, the health crisis shows no signs of slowing down. New data released Friday by the All patients have a history of vaping, and a majority used products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as However, at present, health officials remain unable to identify a single product as the culprit across all cases, and “many different substances and product sources are still under investigation.” Last week, The New England Journal of Medicine Mayo Clinic doctors who suspect that noxious “We were not surprised by what we found, regarding toxicity,” said Dr. Larsen, the study’s senior author, in a statement. “We have seen a handful of cases, scattered individual cases, over the past two years where we’ve observed the same …