Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who is accused of trying to detonate an explosive on an international flight into Michigan on Christmas Day last year, was not radicalized while he was a college student, according to a report released Friday.
People who take vitamin E supplements regularly for years -- whether they are smokers or nonsmokers -- may lower their risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the lung condition that is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
In assessing blame for the Christmas Day terror scare, we point fingers at Yemen, at the Amsterdam airport, even at corruption in African airports. But no one mentions where the would-be suicide bomber was radicalized: London, the capital of the ally we take for granted.
Below are key dates in the case of suspected terrorist Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab, who is accused of trying to ignite bomb-making materials Friday aboard a Northwest Airlines flight on its descent into Detroit, Michigan.
The man charged with attempting to destroy a U.S. airliner on Friday is the son of prominent Nigerian banker and had been a college student in Britain before moving to Dubai, according to family and official sources.
News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life. Cronkite's daughter said the newsman never planned to leave Simon, a former opera singer and older sister of Carly Simon, any sort of inheritance, but either way, wills are back in the news.
Inside a freezer in a research laboratory at the University of Washington are blood and blood plasma samples from 92 people who suffer from mysterious illnesses, including tremors, memory loss and severe migraine headaches.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
The idea of intervening to modify the earth's climate is not a new one. As early as 1836, American meteorologist James Pollard Espy proposed enhancing precipitation by lighting huge fires, which earned him the nickname 'The Storm King'.
Three years after a series of tsunamis killed more than 200,000 people and devastated hundreds of communities bordering the Indian Ocean, a team of engineers has figured out how to re-create smaller versions of the killer waves in a lab.
Researchers at University College London (UCL) are helping to explain why humans see illusions. In a study conducted at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology virtual robots were trained to 'see' correctly. But during the course of the experiment they made the same visual mistakes that we do.
It has perplexed and amazed those who claim to have experienced it, been the subject of rigorous debate among theologians and philosophers for centuries, and provided satirists and magicians with a rich seam of material for decades. But recent scientific research may at last be moving towards a more concrete understanding of the curious phenomena of the out-of-body experience (OBE).