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Girl Born Pregnant With Twin Fetuses

Being born pregnant is so rare it has only been documented 200 times, but it does happen. Now researchers are reporting this week in the Hong Kong Medical Journal on…

Newser | February 9, 2015 - 6:15 pm

Village Wants HIV-Positive 8-Year-Old Kicked Out

The stigma of having HIV is alive and well in a small Chinese village: Its residents want to banish 8-year-old “Kun Kun” (a fake name being used to protect his…

Newser | December 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Sony Hackers’ “Christmas Gift”: An Eerie 9/11 Threat

The so-called Guardians of Peace have apparently released the beginning of their promised and also so-called “Christmas gift,” and it consists of the personal emails of Sony Entertainment CEO Michael…

Newser | December 16, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Pregnant Woman Fired Over Frequent Bathroom Breaks

When Dawn Steckmann, an employee at a cellphone chip manufacturer in Beaverton, Ore., told her supervisor she was pregnant in 2011, she says he told her not to worry about…

Newser | December 5, 2014 - 6:15 pm

I Wish My Wife Made Brittany Maynard’s Choice

The Vatican described Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her own life as “reprehensible,” and it wasn’t alone in that sentiment, writes John La Grange. He recounts one of the many…

Newser | November 17, 2014 - 3:15 pm

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on…

Newser | November 14, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

One man in China’s got 99 problems but his girlfriend … well, she’s not around anymore. Just in time for the country’s “Singles’ Day” today, which is becoming a popular…

Newser | November 11, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they’re bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items…

Newser | November 5, 2014 - 11:45 am

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

Parents who don’t already pay close attention to their kids’ Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia’s Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children’s online activity…

Newser | October 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

In Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your…

Newser | October 8, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Michael Phelps Charged With A DUI

Michael Phelps was charged early today with driving under the influence, reports TMZ, the second such charge the swimmer has faced in 10 years. Sources tell the site he was…

Newser | September 30, 2014 - 1:15 pm

The CIA Has Its Very Own Secretive Starbucks

There’s one Starbucks in the world where there’s zero chance that your name will be misspelled on a cup: the Starbucks tucked within the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Va., a…

Newser | September 29, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Food Truck Sold Tacos With Side Of Meth: Authorities

Tacos with a side of salsa, guac, and—meth? Seventeen members of an alleged international drug ring have been busted and indicted, the state’s attorney general’s office announced yesterday, revealing that…

Newser | September 24, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Man Ordered To Pay $5K For Taking Woman’s Virginity

A Chinese woman’s virginity is worth $5,000, at least in this instance. A woman referred to only by her surname Chen was awarded that amount yesterday by a Chinese court…

Newser | September 17, 2014 - 12:45 pm

City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Texting While Walking

Taking a cue from an American experiment, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to…

Newser | September 15, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Burger King’s ‘Black Burger’ Even Has Black Cheese

Who knows how many cheeseburger-noshing rules will be broken by this new sandwich from Burger King, but hey—anything’s better than meat-scented perfume, right? BK Japan’s “Kuro Burger” (or “Black Burger”)…

Newser | September 13, 2014 - 9:30 am

Driver: George Zimmerman Threatened To Shoot Me

George Zimmerman is making headlines again, and these ones aren’t good, either. A man in Lake Mary, Fla., says Zimmerman threatened to shoot him in a road rage confrontation, then…

Newser | September 12, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Why You Should Nap After Coffee

Debating between a cup of joe or a short nap to make it through your Friday? Perhaps you should try both. Scientists say a “coffee nap”—having a coffee and then…

Newser | September 3, 2014 - 1:45 pm

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