Shira Feder, The Daily Beast

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Past articles by Shira:

Living to 150 May Be Possible. But Is Society Ready for It?

Behold the scientists investigating the upper limits of human existence. → Read More

Brain-eating amoebas are thriving in US rivers and lakes. The problem is getting worse every year.

As the world gets hotter, this dangerous heat-loving single-celled organism may be found in places further north. → Read More

15 New York City children have been hospitalized with a rare disease that doctors fear is linked to the coronavirus

The diagnoses, reported by NYC health officials, follow reports that 100 children, mostly in Europe, have been treated for a similar condition. → Read More

Veterans Affairs Doctor Charged With Three Veterans’ Deaths

Robert Morris Levy allegedly covered up years of substance abuse on the job. → Read More

North Carolina Man Confesses to Killing His Teen Daughter: Police

His daughter had been visiting him for the weekend. → Read More

Feds: Ashkenazi Jews Should Consider Breast Cancer Gene Test

Studies have shown that one in 40 Ashkenazi Jews have one of three specific BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. → Read More

Colin Kaepernick: The Mario Woods Police Shooting Inspired Me to Kneel During Anthem

It was the December 2015 Mario Woods police shooting that inspired Kaepernick to kneel during the national anthem at games and began his career as an activist. → Read More

Truck Driver Arrested After Threatening Mass Shooting at Church: FBI

Thomas Matthew McVicker made “credible threats to conduct a mass shooting and suicide” on Thursday, authorities said. → Read More

Two Proud Boys Members Convicted for 2018 NYC Brawl

“Their attack was vicious, disproportionate and most important, unnecessary,” said prosecutor Joshua Steinglass in his closing argument. → Read More

Elton John Defends Harry and Meghan’s Private Jet Trip to His French Villa

The superstar wrote on Instagram that “to maintain a high level of much-needed protection, we provided them with a private jet flight.” → Read More

FEC Chairwoman: ‘No Evidence’ for Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

“No one can find any evidence of rampant voter fraud either historically or particularly in the 2016 elections,” said Ellen Weintraub. → Read More

U.K. Loses Its ‘Measles-Free’ Status

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britain’s health leaders to urge people to get their vaccines. → Read More

Obama Reportedly Warned Biden About 2020: ‘You Don’t Have to Do This, Joe’

The former president also reportedly asked Biden advisers to ensure that the ex-veep does not “embarrass himself.” → Read More

Multiple Cops Shot in Philadelphia, Suspect Barricaded Inside Home With Officers

A gunman reportedly barricaded himself inside a home with officers who tried to take him into custody. → Read More

Scientists Say They’ve Found a Cure for Deadliest Form of Tuberculosis

The disease has surpassed AIDS as the world's leading infectious cause of death—and the XDR strain is the deadliest. → Read More

Trump Proposes New Rule Allowing Businesses With Federal Contracts to Discriminate By LGBT Status, Race

Labor Dept. proposal would apply to any organization that could prove it serves a religious purpose—and breaks Trump promise to keep Obama protections. → Read More

Falling Rocks at Glacier National Park Kill Utah Teen, Injure Four

A Utah family was driving on famous Going-to-the-Sun Road when rocks shattered the top of the car, killing a 14-year-old girl inside it. → Read More

8chan Owner: I’m ‘Voluntarily’ Keeping Site Dark Until I Talk to Congress

The House Committee on Homeland Security has requested Jim Watkins make an appearance to discuss its extremist content after El Paso mass shooting. → Read More

Elon Musk Denies Asking Jeffrey Epstein for Business Advice

A Musk spokesperson said “it is incorrect to say that Epstein ever advised Elon on anything.” → Read More

Trump Is Delaying Tariffs on China for Holiday Shopping Season

Penalties were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. Now holiday shoppers will have until Dec. 15 to finish off their list unless a deal is reached with Beijing. → Read More