Witness: ‘There was nobody getting that baby back from that gorilla’

Watch Video : Gorilla killed after 4 yr old falls into zoo enclosure at Cincinnati zoo

The screams of a terrified crowd may have made the situation even more dangerous as a gorilla manhandled a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on Saturday.
Kimberley Ann Perkins O’Connor told CNN that she was trying to take a picture of a 17-year-old male gorilla named Harambe, who was peeking out of his cave, when she heard a splash and then a man screaming. A child had fallen into the gorilla’s enclosure.

Chinese firm apologizes after ‘racist’ detergent ad

A Chinese firm is apologizing after its seemingly racist ad went viral.
The laundry detergent advertisement depicts a light-skinned Chinese woman throwing a black man covered in paint into a washing machine after a bit of flirting. After undergoing a wash, the man emerges as a light-skinned, clean Chinese man.

Qiaobi, the company behind the ad, issued an apology — but said the international media is exaggerating the reaction.

Ayahuasca: Psychedelic Tea from the Amazon


Ayahuasca is an herbal drink made from plants that grow in the Amazon jungle. For centuries, this tea has been used in healing ceremonies. The drink causes hallucinations and is said to have spiritual and therapeutic benefits. In recent years, it has attracted the attention of Western medicine as a possible treatment for depression.
The drug has also become popular with people seeking a “shaman experience.” According to the journal Nature, a booming industry has developed in South America, as thousands of people pay big money to attend retreats so they can sample ayahuasca’s “intense psychedelic insights.” However, the drink has also been linked to several deaths among “ayahuasca tourists.”
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Hate Exercise? How Talk Therapy May Help


If you hate to exercise, you may benefit from a type of talk therapy that helps people accept negative feelings and uncomfortable sensations.

Several recent studies suggest that this therapy, called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), can boost people’s physical activity levels and improve fitness in those who previously didn’t exercise at all.

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How to Start an Exercise Routine and Stick to It


If you’re like a lot of people, you made a resolution to start exercising this year, but you didn’t see it through. Maybe you were too busy, afraid of hurting yourself or just hate going to the gym.
If you fall into this camp, don’t give up yet. Science has found a number of ways to boost your chances of keeping up an exercise routine. To find out the best way to start exercising, Live Science consulted the latest exercise guidelines and interviewed experts in sports medicine and exercise physiology. We wanted to know how much exercise people need to do to be healthy, what exercises they should do and how they can avoid injuries when starting out.
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Stung for Science: Meet the Man Who Measures Pain

Been stung by a bug? Well, Justin Schmidt feels your pain. No, seriously — no matter what type of insect stung you, Schmidt surely has been stung by it, too, and has documented that pain.
An entomologist at the University of Arizona, Schmidt studies the evolution and purpose of the stings that ants, bees and wasps can deliver, and the range of human pain these stings can cause. In doing that work, Schmidt has been stung — accidentally or purposely, in the name of science — more than a thousand times by nearly 100 different kinds of stinging insects.

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What’s Causing E-Cigs’ Trail of Injuries? 

An electronic cigarette exploded in the face of a man in Albany, New York, recently, leaving him with a hole his tongue and burns on his hand, CNN reported. The explosion also knocked out several of the man’s teeth.
But this is far from the first injury caused by an exploding e-cigarette, or e-cig.
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