Humans can understand monkey sign language, study finds

Humans can understand monkey sign language, study finds

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — From pointing to animated arm movements and nodding, people regularly use gestures to guide and create language. It has now been suggested that humans can also understand sign language used by monkeys, meaning … Read more

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia. Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

From China to Japan, deadly cold grips East Asia.  Experts say it’s the “new normal.”

Hong-Kong CNN — A deadly cold snap gripping East Asia has claimed the lives of at least four people in Japan after freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall during the Lunar New Year holiday caused travel chaos, with climate experts warning that such extremes weather conditions had become the “new normal”. Japanese officials said all four … Read more

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

Iceberg about the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered significant cracks in the ice shelf a decade ago, but there have been two major breaks in the past two years. The BAS Halley Research Station is … Read more

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform at Super Bowl 2023 pre-show

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface perform at Super Bowl 2023 pre-show

CNN — The full entertainment lineup for Super Bowl 2023 has arrived. In addition to Rihanna’s much-anticipated appearance at the halftime show, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are taking part in the big sporting event as pre-show performers. The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actor Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and … Read more

The Doomsday Clock shows how close we are to total destruction

The Doomsday Clock shows how close we are to total destruction

Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited series of newsletters will help you minimize your personal role in the climate crisis and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — The Doomsday Clock has been ticking for exactly 75 years. But it is no ordinary clock. It tries to gauge how close humanity is to … Read more

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams battled a disease he couldn’t name for half a decade. He was in and out of the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel as if they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He … Read more

Amazon is launching a $5 per month unlimited plan

Amazon is launching a  per month unlimited plan

New York CNN — Amazon is expanding its push into healthcare with a $5 monthly unlimited delivery pass for 60 common prescription generics that treat allergies, inflammation, high blood pressure and other conditions. Amazon announced its new delivery service, RXPass, on Tuesday and it will launch immediately in most states except California, Texas, Minnesota and … Read more

Bill Gates supports start-up that tackles cow burps and farts

Bill Gates supports start-up that tackles cow burps and farts

CNN — It turns out that farmers can be big business. Billionaire Bill Gates has announced an investment in Australian start-up Rumin8, which is developing a seaweed-based feed to reduce cows’ methane emissions from their burps and, to a lesser extent, farts. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Although it has a shorter lifetime in … Read more

Diaphragmatic bulge linked to later physical decline, study says

Diaphragmatic bulge linked to later physical decline, study says

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care professional before starting an exercise program. CNN — If you’re a man or woman nearing 50, watch your waist. If you’re like many people, you may have to lean forward a bit to see your feet. Yes, it’s the horrible bulge of the midriff – that expanding … Read more

FDA wants to simplify the use and updating of Covid-19 vaccines

FDA wants to simplify the use and updating of Covid-19 vaccines

CNN — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the Covid-19 vaccination process to more closely resemble what’s happening with the flu vaccine, according to documents posted online Monday. That could include streamlining vaccine composition, immunization schedules and periodic updates of Covid-19 vaccines. The FDA said it expects to review circulating strains of … Read more