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Month: January 2017

Adult swaddling therapy fad hits Tokyo | Reuters

TOKYO Wrapped up from head to toe in a white bag and gently rocking from side to side, five Japanese mothers are hopeful Tokyo’s latest health trend can cure their post-pregnancy aches and pains. According to its exponents, Otonamaki, which translates as “adult wrapping”, was devised by a Kyoto midwife who thought replicating how children […]

Extinct E.T.? Alien-Like Insect Found Trapped in Amber

The 100-million-year-old remains of an alien-looking female insect — complete with a triangular head and bulging eyes — have been discovered encased in a glob of hardened resin called amber. The tiny creature, now called Aethiocarenus burmanicus, did not land on Earth via spaceship, but rather lived in what are now mines in Hukawng Valley […]

Trump state visit plans put queen in ‘difficult position’

LONDON –  The British government is holding fast to plans to invite U.S. President Donald Trump for a state visit even as protests mount. Peter Ricketts, a former head of the Foreign Office, said Tuesday the invitation has put Queen Elizabeth II in a “very difficult position” because of the furor surrounding Trump’s travel ban […]

BLOMBERG COLUMN: Baseball steroid stain beginning to fade | Area sports

With the selection of Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, it appears as though the stain of the steroid era and the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs may be fading from the voters’ minds. Many question whether or not this […]

Faint corporate outcry after Trump’s travel ban

After President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries created chaos at U.S. airports, Silicon Valley spoke out. The heads of Apple, Google, and Facebook have come out quite vocally against the new regulation. But the rest of corporate America has mostly been more subdued. Carmel Crimmins covers the story for […]

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