A Boston-area man picked up a restaurant tab for a stranger he overheard tearfully discussing a medical diagnosis, and the waiter documented it on Reddit.

"While waiting tables tonight, a mother and daughter started crying mid-meal," wrote the server on the site, describing the heartwarming experience.

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We all know Oreos are addictive, but a new study suggests that the cookies are as addicting as actual drugs ... at least in the way the brain responds to them.

The “pleasure center” of the brain, the nucleus accumbens, apparently gets just as activated in response to Oreos as it does to cocaine and morphine.

Posted in: Food

What began as a simple snorkel off the coast of Southern California last weekend ended with the discovery of an 18-foot oarfish by a marine science instructor.

If you haven't heard of the oarfish, you're not alone. The giant deep-sea creature remains little known to the science world as well as people outside it.

Posted in: Animals

Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class have been revealed, and one group stands head and shoulders above all.

Nirvana, the influential grunge rock trio whose first album release came a quarter century ago, is eligible for consideration for the first time in 2014.

Posted in: Music

Instead of boarding the school bus as usual September 10, Rebecca Sedwick changed the name on her cell phone to "That Dead Girl" and sent a text to a friend.

"I'm jumping and I can't take it anymore," the 12-year-old wrote, then proceeded to climb a tower at an abandoned cement plant and leap to her death.

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The Washington association that lobbies for lobbyists feels the group needs some rebranding and wants to change its name to nix the word “lobbyists.”

The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists say their work has evolved, and members do lots more than troll Congress to try to shape legislation.

Posted in: Politics