marroccoYahoo News – by MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Associated Press

On Facebook, he describes himself as a “wounded warrior…very wounded.”

Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he’s received a double-arm transplant.

Those new arms “already move a little,” he tweeted a month after the operation. Continue reading “Soldier who lost 4 limbs has double-arm transplant”

hackersThe Hill – by Kyle Balluck

The hacking group Anonymous says it hijacked the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s website early Saturday in retaliation for the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, according to media reports.

The commission’s site had a message warning that when Swartz committee suicide earlier this month “a line was crossed,” the Associated Press reports.  The site is currently unavailable.  Continue reading “Report: Hackers take over U.S. Sentencing Commission’s website”

ABC News

Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio left five people injured Saturday, the same day that thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter firearm limits.

At the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, a 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check at a security entrance, injuring three people, state Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long said.
Continue reading “5 Hurt in Shootings at Gun Shows in Ohio, Ind., NC”

National Geographic News Watch – by Stefan Sirucek

Fake poop for good health?

It’s no load of crap, according to Emma Allen-Vercoe, a microbiologist at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She has developed a synthetic “poop” that can be used to treat human gastrointestinal infections caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile.
Continue reading “Fake “Poop” Created, Could Cure Infections”