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Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria.
The Appalachian coalfields are in the midst of an epidemic of severe black lung disease. The debilitating and even deadly disease has recently begun to affect miners as young as 30. Dust from coal mines has scarred these miners’ lungs, so little of the air they breathe gets absorbed. In central Appalachia, researchers say, one… Read More
Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former worker for the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.
The Senate approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rollback, dealing a symbolic blow to the FCC’s new rule that remains on track to take effect next month. As expected, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Me., joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC’s controversial decision. But two other Republicans — Sen…. Read More
Radioactive waste illegally dumped in an Estill County landfill will likely stay in the ground after state regulators approved a corrective action plan last week. Rregulators agreed with operators of the Blue Ridge Landfill that keeping the radioactive waste in the ground is the best way to protect human health and the environment. And digging… Read More
At least one Republican – Sen. Susan Collins – is likely to join Democrats’ attempt to preserve net neutrality. But the measure has little chance of succeeding in the House.
A drug bust in New Marshfield ends with two people in custody and, according to the Athens County Sheriff, “evidence suggesting a high level of drug trafficking.” On Tuesday, the Major Crimes Unit and Athens County Sheriff’s office entered a home on Old State Route 56 with a search warrant looking for a resident who… Read More
The Decemberists have been crafting brainy, oddball pop for almost 20 years. Sometimes the music they make is weirdly Jethro Tull influenced, sometimes the Portland-based outfit just sounds like a lost ’80s college rock band, and other times, such as on the group’s most recent release, “I’ll Be Your Girl,” they trod into brand new… Read More
Born and raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of another musician who played with themes of redemption, sex, and God in their music and performance, Paul Thorn has been playing music for a higher purpose ever since he started playing the tambourine in his father’s Pentecostal services at the age of three. He’s been a… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging state lawmakers to get in front of a potential ballot issue by legalizing sports betting. The Republican gubernatorial candidate told The Columbus Dispatch that Ohio must act “right away” to prevent special interests from going to the ballot and determining how sports betting is regulated and where… Read More