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Men should be allowed to donate sperm after death, study says

Men should be allowed to donate sperm after death, study says

Sperm donations from dead men is “ethically permissible,” say doctors seeking to tackle the shortage of living donors in the UK. A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics Monday proposed that men should be able to “register their desire to donate their sperm after death for use by strangers.” Such a procedure would…MORE

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

Oldest known asteroid strike may have ended Snowball Earth

More than two billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into Earth and created a 43-mile wide crater in Western Australia’s outback. Now, researchers believe it is the oldest known impact crater, predating others by 200 million years. And it’s possible that the impact led to a great thaw as Earth exited a global frozen state.…MORE

Disney+ is coming to Europe earlier than expected

Disney+ is coming to Europe earlier than expected

Disney fans in parts of Europe will be able to access Disney+ earlier than expected. The company has bumped up the global launch of Disney+ by a week. It will now roll out in eight countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland on March 24, the company announced Tuesday.…MORE

Supreme Court won’t block lawsuit brought by Flint water crisis victims

Supreme Court won’t block lawsuit brought by Flint water crisis victims

The Supreme Court said Tuesday it won’t block a lawsuit by residents of Flint, Michigan, who are seeking to hold city officials accountable for the water crisis that sickened residents with lead contamination. The switch to water from the Flint River occurred in 2014 and months later, the city announced there was fecal coliform bacteria…MORE

Here’s Mitch McConnell’s biggest problem in the impeachment trial

Here’s Mitch McConnell’s biggest problem in the impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made no secret that he wants the impeachment trial of Donald Trump over as soon as possible — ideally before the President comes to Capitol Hill on February 4 to deliver the annual State of the Union address. And at the moment, under the initial rules for debate proposed…MORE

Harry Hamlin says playing a gay man in a 1982 film hurt his career

Harry Hamlin says playing a gay man in a 1982 film hurt his career

Actor Harry Hamlin says portraying a gay man an early 1980s film caused his career to stall. During an appearance on “It Happened in Hollywood,” a podcast produced by The Hollywood Reporter, Hamlin talked about being a hot actor after the 1981 film “Clash of the Titans.” The actor said he was looking for a…MORE

‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ doesn’t add to its star’s current moment

‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ doesn’t add to its star’s current moment

Awkwafina has had a pretty terrific run of late, including a Golden Globe-winning role in the understated independent film “The Farewell.” While it’s easy to see why Comedy Central would jump at the chance to get in business with her, it’s less clear how she benefits from “Awkafina is Nora From Queens,” a semi-autobiographical series…MORE

NFL’s Championship round takes a hit, but still brings in huge ratings

NFL’s Championship round takes a hit, but still brings in huge ratings

The NFL’s ratings may have been down this weekend because of somewhat one-sided NFC and AFC championship games, but football still managed to nab some big numbers. In Sunday’s early game on CBS, the Kansas City Chiefs punched their tickets to the Super Bowl after a 35-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The game, which…MORE

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