How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are also wondering

Brisbane, Australia CNN — The discovery of a tiny radioactive capsule lost alongside a lonely highway in Western Australia raises many questions, including how it escaped layers of radiation-resistant packaging loaded onto a moving truck. It’s one of many puzzling aspects of a case that investigators will examine in the coming weeks as they try … Read more

As the ice storm continues in the south, parts of the northeast are bracing for brutal wind chills that haven’t been felt in decades

CNN — As hundreds of thousands of people remain without power in Texas on Thursday amid freezing temperatures and icy roads, the northeast braces for a blast of freezing air that forecasters say could be the coldest felt since decades. Texas bore the brunt of a dangerous ice storm that dumped multiple rounds of sleet … Read more

Winter ice storm: Deadly weather crippling much of the south leaves more than 300,000 Texans without power in the freezing cold

CNN — Dangerous road conditions are now linked to three deaths in Texas as a wave of ice and sleet continues to pound parts of the southern and central United States overnight. A 49-year-old woman was killed this week when she lost control of her truck on an icy road north of Eldorado, the Texas … Read more

Pregnancy complications linked to higher risk of heart disease, study finds

CNN — According to a new study, five major pregnancy complications are powerful risk factors for ischemic heart disease throughout life, with the greatest risk occurring within a decade of giving birth. Ischemic heart disease refers to heart problems, including heart attack, caused by narrowed or dysfunctional blood vessels that reduce blood and oxygen flow … Read more