McDonald's sales drop for 1st time since 2003

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK — (AP) McDonald's Corp. is having trouble stomaching the competition. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Thursday that a key sales figure fell for the first time more…

Humans can smell fear - and it's contagious

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC News) Humans can smell fear and disgust, and the emotions are contagious, according to a new study. The findings, published Nov. 5 in the journal Psychological Science, more…

Backers of doctor-assisted suicide concede

by -NO AUTHOR- -- BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of a ballot question legalizing physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill in Massachusetts have conceded defeat, even though the vote is too close to more…

Notes on an election scorecard

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – Exit polls showed Hurricane Sandy was a big issue for Barack Obama voters. Presumably this means they believe the hurricane was caused by catastrophic, man-made climate more…

Akin falls short in Missouri

by -NO AUTHOR- -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican challenging Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, for her seat in Washington, fell short in his bid tonight, 55 percent to 39 more…

Florida health-care amendment defeated

by -NO AUTHOR- -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — (AP) Florida voters have rejected a proposal that would have banned government mandates for obtaining insurance such as required by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. more…

Maryland, Maine voters adopt same-sex 'marriage'

by Jack Minor -- In the wake of Barack Obama's first term as president, when he vocally advocated for homosexuality and transgenderism, installed openly "gay" behavior in the U.S. military and endorsed more…

Diabetes linked to flu virus

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) The flu virus has another trick up its sleeve – it may trigger diabetes. The good news is that this discovery may give us a way more…

Cardboard wheelchair to roll out from Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YNetNews) The world's first cardboard wheelchair could be a game-changer for thousands of people with disabilities. Israeli entrepreneur Nimrod Elmish is positive that the idea for a wheelchair more…