Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Trevor Noah recovering from emergency appendectomy that knocked him off the air

Newsweek

The Daily Show’s new host won’t be hosting the program today. Trevor Noah had an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday morning, Comedy Central said in a statement. An appendectomy is “the surgical removal of the appendix” and is “performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection,” according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The procedure…

The case of the man who got cancer from a tapeworm

The case of the man who got cancer from a tapeworm

Toronto Star

At first, Dr. Carlos Agudelo saw nothing strange in his new patient, an HIV-positive man who turned up at his clinic in January 2013 with a cough. But when Agudelo found large masses in the man’s lungs and lymph nodes, he ordered biopsies. The results were unlike anything he had seen. “The patient had a cancer,”…

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Travis Gettys Neil deGrasse Tyson debated science, religion and the existence of God with a celebrity pastor Wednesday on “The Nightly Show.” “Any time someone describes their understanding of God, it typically involves some statement of benevolence or some kind of kindness,” Tyson said. “I look out to the universe — and yes, it is

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

Ben Carson: I’m not saying it’s aliens — but scientists are totally wrong about the pyramids

The Guardian Egypt’s pyramids were built by the biblical Joseph to store grain and were not, as archaeologists believe, tombs for pharaohs, Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said. Related: Your choices for president: an android, a creationist neurosurgeon or a postcoital cat | Frankie Boyle The retired neurosurgeon, who is seeking his party’s nomination

Ben Carson 2016: An unlikely frontrunner in uncommon era

Ben Carson 2016: An unlikely frontrunner in uncommon era

Agence France-Presse Humble but controversial, politically inexperienced yet deeply popular, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a campaign contradiction, albeit one who just surpassed Donald Trump as frontrunner in the 2016 Republican presidential battle. Recent major national polls have Carson edging ahead of his fellow political outsider, a noteworthy trend in a primary campaign season in

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

Anonymous to release 1,000 names of alleged Ku Klux Klan members today

International Business Times

The loosely centralized hacktivist group known only as Anonymous was set to release 1,000 names of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members Thursday, organizers said, according to Al Jazeera. Someone posing as a member of Anonymous began releasing names of alleged members from the white supremacist group Monday, including senators, mayors and other people in positions of…

Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

Here are 11 lesser-known facts about Guy Fawkes

International Business Times

Guy Fawkes is synonymous with the fifth of November, but there’s much more to the story. While most people know Fawkes was a Catholic who conspired to blow up the Protestant-ran House of Parliament –and England’s King James I– there is much more to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. To find out some lesser known facts…