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Stanford researchers discover how to trick cells into believing they are younger

Researchers at Stanford Medical Center have discovered a means to extend the length of telomeres — the protective caps at the tips of chromosomes responsible for aging.
People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots (AFP)

‘This is a critical point’: Arizona health officials fear Super Bowl could worsen measles outbreak

Will Humble, the Arizona Department of Health Services Director, wrote on his blog that over 1,000 people in Arizona had come into contact with members of an unvaccinated Pinal County family that had contracted the disease at Disneyland.
Christine Weick (screen shot)

After shouting down Texas Muslims, activist dares Franklin Graham to take over a mosque

Weick became a viral video star last fall after “MONSTER Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!!!” was posted online.
Mitt Romney speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced today that he will not be seeking the party’s nomination for the 2016 election, the New York Times reports.
Sarah Palin holding up 'Ready for Hillary' magnet (Screenshot)

Sarah Palin inadvertently becomes co-chair of Hillary PAC after disastrous Iowa speech raises $25K

During her speech Palin mocked Clinton while holding up the magnet and saying, “I’m ready for Hillary, are you? Are you coming?"

Three out of three doctors agree: Gwyneth Paltrow is wrong about steaming your vagina

Gwyneth Paltrow’s endorsement of a Santa Monica spa’s unusual vaginal treatment has been rejected by the medical community.
George Zimmerman listens in court at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center on July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida (AFP)

Florida prosecutor drops domestic disturbance case against George Zimmerman

Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 in a fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, has had several brushes with the law since his trial.
Cody C. Smith (Cache County Sheriff's office)

Utah cop faces life in prison after admitting he forced teens to have sex

Smith took the 13-year-old girl to his home and forced her to “go upstairs and start to undress, kiss and have sex” with a 13-year-old boy. The boy reportedly told Smith he was “LDS and naive” but Smith kept entering the room to provide instructions.
Open Carry Texas members (Facebook)

Gun nuts win meeting with Texas officials they threatened to ‘hunt down’ over open carry

With its gun-toting cowboy image and a legislature crammed with ultra-conservative Republicans, Texas would seem the unlikeliest of states to draw the ire of pro-gun activists. But gun-rights groups have aimed stinging criticism at politicians.