As concrete deteriorates over time, even the smallest cracks can pose a major threat to the stability of a structure. A team of biologists and materials scientists led by Jing Luo of Rutgers University in New Jersey, US, has demonstrated that serious problems caused by cracks in concrete can be...
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud who admitted he plotted to kill U.S. military members after receiving training in Syria apologized to his family and adopted country Monday before a federal judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 26, had pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists and...
Taylor Swift took a pregnant fan by surprise when she helped her buy a house after she was left homeless. The fan's story has been circulating on Twitter, as well as on Swift's new app called "The Swift Life" and honestly, it is pretty incredible. As the fan named Stephanie explained,...
A blind mystic who is said to have predicted the 9/11 attacks, the Boxing Day tsunami and Brexit is also believed to have forecast two significant events in 2018. Baba Vanga envisioned two world-changing events happening next year. The Bulgarian - who died in 1996 aged 85 - left predictions going...
Colombia - tourist helps Edmonton researchers in discovery of rare fish fossil. The fossil, called Candelarhynchus padillai, is approximately 90 million years old, and has no modern relatives, explained Oksana Vernygora, PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences and lead author on the study. The discovery was made with the...
Penny Marshall died of heart failure caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to E! and Us Weekly. The Blast published a copy of the death certificate, which was issued Monday by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. Marshall's body was cremated Dec. 26 and given to her...
Cyclone Gita is pounding New Zealand with torrential rain, damaging winds and large waves. MetService says the eye of the storm has hit landfall and is now hovering over the northwestern tip of the South Island. Over the next few hours it's expected to move south-east, settling over the South Island's...
A woman was arrested in connection with the deaths of her three roommates Friday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said. Officers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Del Santos Drive at 1:30 p.m. Detectives said two men and one woman were shot dead inside the residence...
In “Bird Box,” Sandra Bullock leads two children, all blindfolded because of a mysterious danger, on a journey to safety. The movie, which received mixed reviews, became an inexplicable well for memes over the holidays. Netflix announced that 45 million people had viewed it on the platform in the...
(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA BAN.SN for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer’s footprint in South America. Banmedica operates health insurance, clinics and other services. UnitedHealth will offer 2,150 pesos per share...