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95% of tested baby foods contain toxic metals, report says

95% of tested baby foods contain toxic metals, report says

Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at age 68

Rep. Elijiah Cummings of Maryland died Thursday morning at age 68, according to his office. He died of “complications concerning longstanding health challenges,” his office said in a statement. The Democratic congressman has represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District since 1996 and served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is one…MORE

The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

The ant that moves at 108 times its body length each second

Scientists have recorded the speed of the world’s fastest ant, which lives in the Sahara and is able to travel 108 times its own body length per second. Harald Wolf, a professor at the University of Ulm, Germany, and his colleagues found that the Saharan silver ant, Cataglyphis bombycina, can reach speeds of 0.855 meters…MORE

Georgia school district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy after death threats

Georgia school district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy after death threats

A Georgia school district has reversed its transgender-friendly bathroom policy after board members, staff and students were threatened, the school board said in a news release. Pickens County School Board changed its policy this week, citing “death threats, student harassment and vandalism of school property” in the news release. The policy had allowed transgender students…MORE

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