Recently identified inflammatory disease VEXAS syndrome may be more common than thought, study suggests

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade fighting an illness he couldn’t name. He was in and out of the hospital several times per year. His inflamed joints made his hands feel like they had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He had … Read more

Blizzard China: Millions of players lose access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and other games as it goes dark

Hong Kong CNN — Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era … Read more

A few minutes of brisk activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider before starting a workout program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do daily — walking from room to room, preparing a presentation at your desk, running up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry or taking a jog around the … Read more

Discovery reveals intimate details about the lives of some of the largest dinosaurs

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — To pry open the mysteries of our planet’s past, scientists typically study rocks and fossilized bones. Eggs are an often overlooked but extremely rich source of information, with birds, reptiles, … Read more

Should you exercise when sleep deprived? Experts weigh in

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider if you have chronic sleep loss and also prior to starting a workout program. CNN — It’s the end of another long day at the office after a poor night’s sleep. As usual, you’re exhausted, yet you want to stop at the gym on the way … Read more

These 3 solutions could turn the tide on the climate crisis, new analysis finds

CNN — Climate change is sending the world hurtling towards a series of catastrophic tipping pointswhich risks setting off feedback loops that lock the world into irreversible climate change. That’s the bad news. The good news, however, is that there is also a series of “positive tipping points,” according to an analysis published Thursday by … Read more

Locally caught fish are full of dangerous chemicals called PFAS

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series guides you on how to minimize your personal role in the climate crisis — and reduce your eco-anxiety. CNN — Fish caught in the fresh waters of the nation’s streams and rivers and the Great Lakes contain dangerously high levels of … Read more

Joshimath: A Himalayan gateway in India’s Uttarakhand state is sinking

CNN — For years, residents in the northern Indian city of Joshimath have complained to local officials that their homes are sinking. Now authorities are being forced to take action, evacuating nearly 100 families in the last week and expediting the arrival of experts to determine the cause. Cracks running through the city are now … Read more

Southeast tornadoes: More than 30 tornadoes reportedly hit as severe weather strikes the region on Thursday, leaving at least 7 people dead

CNN — At least seven people, including a child, were killed Thursday as severe storms swept across the Southwhere ferocious winds sent residents running for cover, blew roofs off homes and knocked out power to thousands. Recovery efforts will continue Friday after the storms damaged power lines, severed tree limbs and sent debris flying into … Read more

Tornado causes ‘significant damage’ in Selma, Alabama, mayor says, as severe storms rake Southeast

CNN — A huge tornado that tore through the Alabama city of Selma Thursday caused “significant damage,” Selma’s mayor said – one of more than a dozen twister reports made in that state alone as severe storms tear through the Southeast leaving several injured. The “large and extremely dangerous tornado” in Selma, confirmed by the … Read more