• I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones a Back Button

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer for my iPhone frustration—a screen protector with a virtual back button.

  • 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in car crash

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Famed mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash were killed Saturday in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, NJ.com reports. Nash, a Princeton University mathematics professor, won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, specifically the "Nash equilibrium." Nash's battle with paranoid schizophrenia was documented in Sylvia Nasar's bestselling 1998 biography of Nash titled "A Beautiful Mind," and the 2001 Academy Award best picture winning film of the same name.

  • Video purportedly of Kevin Durant raises questions

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Kevin Durant was politely answering some reporter's questions outside a Los Angeles club Friday night when he decided it was time to go. But when he opened the door of his car to leave, he could only stand helplessly and act aloof when a plastic canister fell out of the car onto the pavement.

  • Scientists are figuring out some weird things about a star called ‘Nasty’

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    A star that scientists have long referred to as "Nasty 1" is starting to live up to its weird nickname, scientists have said, after observations from the Hubble Space Telescope revealed that the massive, mysterious star is surrounded by a huge, pancake-shaped disk of gas. That's not what you'd expect from a Wolf-Rayet star like ol' Nasty, a team of astronomers said in a new paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society earlier this week. Typically, Wolf-Rayet stars appear as "twin lobes of gas flowing from opposite sides of the star," as the massive, late-stage stars lose all their hydrogen-heavy outer layers, exposing a bright helium-burning core.

  • Could Chinese ‘thunder god vine’ plant be cure-all for obesity?

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. As the market for weight-loss products and supplements has grown to a multi-billion-dollar industry, they've looked at dandelions, coffee and nuts, among other things.  In a paper published in the journal Cell on Thursday, scientists said an extract made from the Chinese thunder god vine reduces food intake and has led to a dramatic 45 percent decrease in body weight in obese mice.

  • Jennifer Aniston, Is That You?

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Jennifer Aniston, could you be any cuter? The 46-year-old actress, a natural brunette who sparked...

  • 'Tomorrowland' and 5 more Disneyland movies to mark the park's 60th anniversary

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Much like the area of Disneyland from which "Tomorrowland" draws its inspiration and title, Brad Bird 's new sci-fi film looks both forward and backward. On the one hand, it's a futuristic tale about a bright young teen (Britt Robertson) and a jaded inventor ( George Clooney ) traveling to a high-tech wonderland to save the world.

  • Ireland passes same-sex marriage referendum

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Dublin, Ireland (CNN) Same-sex couples will soon be able to walk down the aisle in the Emerald Isle.   Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through a popular vote on Saturday -- and what a popular vote "yes" was in the landmark referendum that will change the nation's constitution.   With votes tallied from nearly all of Ireland's 43 parliamentary constituencies, the measure will sail through with more than 60% of voters approving, according to official results.

  • Obama wins trade victory in the Senate

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    President Obama won a big victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate’s approval of fast-track legislation that could make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. A coalition of 48 Senate Republicans and 14 Democrats voted for Trade Promotion Authority late Friday, sending the legislation to a difficult fight in the House, where it faces more entrenched opposition from Democrats.

  • The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    In honor of National Burger Month, we decided to find the best, juiciest burgers in the country. Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.

  • Center of the Universe Festival announces more bands

    BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    More bands were announced Thursday for the 2015 Center of the Universe Festival. The lineup will play on the Oklahoma Stage, presented by the Hardesty Family Foundation, in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District on July 24-25. Previously announced and included in the schedule below are artists for the Main Stage, Main Stage After Parties and the Bank of Oklahoma Stage at Guthrie Green. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa cold-case murder suspect arrested in Texas more than year after DNA connection found

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A Texas man who is implicated by recent DNA tests in a Tulsa cold-case homicide was arrested on murder charges Thursday evening. Leroy Edward Gilbert Jr., who had been pinned as the suspect early last year, was arrested in Bonham, Texas, in connection with the slaying of Erma Jean Goodou, who was 32 when she died more than two decades ago. Goodou’s body was found on the morning of July 30, 1994, in the kitchen of her home at 820 E. 51st Place North. Police said she apparently had struggled with an assailant. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oops, wrong date: State prosecutors fail to show up in embezzlement case against former Rogers County commissionerer

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CLAREMORE — The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office failed to show up Friday for the initial court appearance of a former Rogers County commissioner the attorney general had charged with embezzlement last month. After announcing the case of Kirt Lannon Thacker shortly after 1:30 p.m., Rogers County Special Judge Terrell Crosson took about a five-minute recess and returned to open court, where he reached Senior Assistant Attorney General Charles Rogers via speaker phone. Rogers told the judge he thought the court date was May 29. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Former Oklahoma police official charged in assault

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A former McAlester police lieutenant was charged Friday with three felony counts related to child sexual abuse, The McAlester News-Capital reports. Martin Stites, 59, of McAlester, now faces two charges of sexual abuse — child under 12, and one lewd molestation count in Pittsburg County District Court. Prosecutors filed the charges almost two and a-half weeks after Stites was arrested. Stites is accused of assaulting a 3-year-old girl multiple times.

  • Savor the South at one of these summer festivals

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    From the Southern Grown Festival on exclusive Sea Island to the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Cary, NC, here are seven Southern festivals this summer worth checking out.

  • What to watch out for at the 2015 world's fair in Milan

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

  • TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' After Josh Duggar Molestation Claims

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of accusations that star Josh Duggar molested several underage girls as a teenager. TLC refused to comment on the incident Thursday, but the network sparked outrage later that evening when it ran a 19 Kids and Counting marathon. As of early Friday, the show had been scheduled to air on the morning of May 27, but it has since been taken off the schedule.

  • 11-year-old graduates from college with 3 degrees

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    An 11-year-old Sacramento boy who said regular school “bored” him graduated from American River College in Sacramento (ARC), Calif. alongside 1,800 students May 20, USA TODAY reports. Tanishq Abraham told   KXTV that it “feels good to graduate with three Associate’s degrees,” which he earned in math and physical science, general science and foreign language studies. Abraham graduated from high school at the age of 10 and has been taking classes at ARC since he was 7 years old, according to a report by NBC’s KCRA. Home-schooled by his mother, Abraham earned a 4.0 GPA in high school.

  • Surprising news about kids and mental health

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A surprising new report published this week found that the rate of severe mental impairment in children and teens has declined in the past decade —findings that seemingly contradict other information collected on youth mental health, Yahoo Health reports. The report, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed mental health in nearly 54,000 kids and teens aged six to 17. It was based on ratings provided by their parents, who scored their children on an impairment scale (as opposed to reporting on an actual diagnosis their child might have received).

  • Teen defends 'Border Patrol' image in high school yearbook

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Jessica Morales, 18, said she was shocked to open her high school yearbook last week to see what she felt is a racially offensive photo depicting the "border patrol" interacting with students in stereotypical costumes, Good Morning America reports. "It was just really offensive because it kind of belittles the whole issue," Morales told ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa Bay, Florida, referring to the immigration process that both of her parents are still enduring.