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  • Nasty Corpse Smell Can Reveal Secrets

    (Newser) – Yes, corpses smell awful—but more careful scrutiny of that stench may help investigators learn just when a person died, the Royal Society of Chemistry reports. Apparently the trick…

  • Mysterious Stone Spheres To Be Protected

    (Newser) – The planet now has more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: places “of outstanding value to humanity” that UNESCO helps to safeguard and preserve. The World Heritage Committee…

  • Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

    (Newser) – There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the…

  • Zimmerman Has Zilch, Spends $3K A Month

    (Newser) – Almost a year after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman doesn’t seem to have much in the way of a life, according to paperwork filed this month…

  • Nanny Goes Tanning, Leaves Kids In Locked Car

    (Newser) – It’s a beautiful 90-degree day in Portland, Ore. Where does a 23-year-old nanny take a 3-year-old and 1-month-old? To a tanning salon, according to court documents, where the young…

  • Supreme Court: Obama Overstepped His Bounds

    (Newser) – The Supreme Court has just limited a president’s power to make temporary appointments to fill high-level government jobs. The court ruled unanimously today that President Obama…

  • Stepmom Told Boy To Stay In Basement, He Says

    (Newser) – Thanks to a court document obtained by the Detroit Free Press, we now know a little bit more about why a “missing” 12-year-old boy was found hunkered down in his basement: Charlie…

  • Tiger Snatches Fisherman From Boat In India

    (Newser) – A man hunting illegally for crabs in a national park in India paid dearly for the transgression this week when a Bengal tiger snatched him from his boat and dragged him into the…

  • Woman Killed By … Phone Charger

    (Newser) – A mother of two has died in Australia thanks to a $4.95 phone charger. Authorities say Sheryl Anne Aldeguer, 28, was talking on the phone, plugged into a cheap charger that failed…

  • Girl With 3 Legs To Have 2 Removed

    (Newser) – With three legs all to herself, a 22-month-old toddler from Panama will next month undergo a major surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles to remove the two that…

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