93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment...


Gabriel Garcia Marquez archive put online for free by University of Texas

About half of the 27,000-page archive of the late Nobel prize winner has been published on the internet by the University of Texas. The move was unusual considering Marquez' work remains under copyright protection...


Nashville’s 3rd Annual Wine in the Winter Tickets on Sale Now

The 3rd Annual Wine in the Winter takes place 4-8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds benefit the local charity, The DISTRICT.Attendees will be able to take a break from the cold and sample nearly 100 different wine, beer and spirit beverages in a Winter Wonderland setting in the heart of downtown Nashville....


Here’s where Southern California’s wildfires stand as of Tuesday, Dec. 12

Several wildfires plaguing Southern California are nearing full containment, but firefighters continue their battle to extinguish the Thomas Fire. The blazes have been burning for more than a week and some fire officials are predicting the fight will continue for several more days...


East Tenn. holiday events and activities

If you're looking for things to do during the holidays, take a look at some of the events and festivities that are happening around Knoxville for the entire month of December...


LMU student uses 3-D printing to make low-cost prosthetic hands for local children

The prosthetic hand, printed on a 3-D printer and assembled by first-year medical students at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, was a little tight on Christopher’s left wrist. Born without fingers on that hand, Christopher uses his left hand to steady objects and push buttons – but he wanted a way to hold things and pick them up.That’s why assistive technology specialist Janice Reece, who serves eight school districts in four counties though the Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative, recommended Christopher, a second-grader at Loudon Elementary School, to LMU student Cole Carter....


Knoxville's 'Voice' winner Chris Blue to release first single on Friday

Knoxville "Voice" winner Chris Blue revealed on Monday that he will release his first original single later this week.His song, "Blue Blood Blues" will be released at midnight on Friday, Dec. 15, according to a Facebook post from Blue...


Tiny coffee house bringing big business in Seymour

After just one month in business and only open three days a week, owners of 434 Coffee said business is headed in the right direction.If you drive too fast down Chilhowee School Road, you might miss the tiny building that practically sits in the front yard of neighbors. The 8-by-16-foot building sits on a plot of land that Jason Russell has dreamed about for 16 years...



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    The Scriptural Teaching of Predestination

    Much discussion of predestination centers around the question of individual salvation and damnation. People holding to a belief in what is called “double predestination” assert that before the universe began God surveyed a list of everyone who would ever live and distributed their names between one of two lists...


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    Music and the Brain: The Fascinating Ways That Music Affects Your Mood and Mind

    The field of music and neuroscience is signaling many favorable ways music can engage and change the brain and is considerably enlarging. Let’s discuss how music impacts the brain and mood by engaging memory, emotion, learning and neuroplasticity, and attention. In taking a look at the many ways that the brain engages, we can begin to understand how creating a musical program that is consistent can target and accentuate specific brain functions...

Jeffrey Milstein

Tech Bites

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    3D printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

    A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a variety of stimuli.Electronic tattoos and smart ink technologies are showing exciting potential for reframing how we think of wearable sensor devices..