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Scientists may have just worked out why we hiccup

Scientists may have just worked out why we hiccup

Although hiccups seem a nuisance, scientists have discovered they may play a crucial role in our development — by helping babies to regulate their breathing. In a study led by University College London (UCL), researchers monitoring 13 newborn babies found that hiccupping triggered a large wave of brain signals which could aid their development. Lorenzo…MORE

Stan Lee is remembered on the anniversary of his death

Stan Lee is remembered on the anniversary of his death

Colorful Marvel Comics patriarch Stan Lee was mourned again on the anniversary of his death Tuesday. Lee, who died November 12, 2018 at the age of 95, was the subject of plenty of tributes on social media to mark the occasion of his passing. There was both sadness and celebration. “Stan Lee died a year…MORE

Ahead of public testimony, Bill Taylor reaffirms US support for Ukraine

Ahead of public testimony, Bill Taylor reaffirms US support for Ukraine

Ahead of his public appearance before the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, Ambassador Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, penned an op-ed in a Ukrainian news magazine this week emphasizing the United States’ “committed partnership and support” to the country. The op-ed appeared in “Novoye Vremya” Sunday, according to a post from…MORE

‘The Mandalorian’ blasts ‘Star Wars’ into the streaming frontier

‘The Mandalorian’ blasts ‘Star Wars’ into the streaming frontier

“The Mandalorian” arrives with a lot of weight on its armored shoulders, not only representing the first live-action “Star Wars” series but easily providing the biggest original draw to help launch Disney+. Happily, the show’s brisk, handsomely produced 39-minute premiere is a great deal of fun, giving fans reason to have a good feeling about…MORE

JetBlue is rolling out cheaper fares. But there’s a catch

JetBlue is rolling out cheaper fares. But there’s a catch

JetBlue Airways is following its rivals by rolling out a new basic economy fare. The tickets are cheaper, but they lack the perks that come with more expensive fares. The airline announced Tuesday that it has introduced a new fare class called Blue Basic. The stripped-down ticket option doesn’t include advanced seat selection or the…MORE

Giuliani builds his new defense strategy as impeachment hearings loom

Giuliani builds his new defense strategy as impeachment hearings loom

Rudy Giuliani has a cold. On the phone from Chicago, through sniffles and with a gravelly voice, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer spends 20 minutes on a Monday afternoon venting about the impeachment inquiry. His grievances are numerous. Giuliani complains about the media coverage, blasts Democrats for attacking the President, and dismisses the closed-door testimony…MORE

McDonald’s workers strike in London to demand higher pay

McDonald’s workers strike in London to demand higher pay

McDonald’s workers have walked off the job in the United Kingdom to demand higher pay and better working conditions. The workers are asking the fast food chain for an hourly wage of at least £15 ($19.25) as part of a global day of action organized by the International Union of Food Workers. The UK Trades…MORE

Estudiantes reopens stadium with flaming lion hologram

Estudiantes reopens stadium with flaming lion hologram

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a scene from a futuristic sci-fi movie — a giant, flaming lion leaping across the roof of a football ground in front of thousands of spectators. But for Argentine side Estudiantes, the spectacular big cat hologram marked the reopening of the club’s new stadium. The lion leaps out…MORE

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