More doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals are fighting back against negative reviews online , some have even taken patients to court. In one case, a Cleveland physician sued a former patient for defamation over negative reviews posted on Yelp. Winning in court is a different matter for the doctors because of patient confidentiality rules. An attorney representing doctors who filed one such defamation suit suggests patients should address any concerns about their care directly with their doctor before taking to social media.
That's a lotta karats: 'Quadrillion tons of diamond' buried out of our reach
Diamonds on Earth are actually as common as dirt – we just can't get at them. A new study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other universities that measured sound waves in rock concluded there might be a quadrillion tons of diamond hiding deep underneath Earth's surface – more than 1,000 times more than previously thought. But the lavish gems are located more than 100 miles below Earth's tectonic plates, in ancient "cratonic roots" where no drill can touch them. These diamonds will likely only sparkle in the light of day if a volcano erupts and carries them to the surface in its magma, the study found. Well, a girl can dream, right?
They called police on people 'simply for being black.' Now they're internet infamous
Ever hear of BBQ Becky or Permit Patty? They're really popular on the internet, but for all the wrong reasons. Two women earned the nicknames after they were filmed calling police on black people for hosting a barbecue at a public park in one case and selling bottled water in the other. The names are a form of shaming on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and part of an effort to expose the racism faced by black Americans every day.
Nelson Mandela was born one century ago
Nelson Mandela, a resistance fighter who rose to become president of South Africa and win the Nobel Peace Prize, inspired countless individuals during his long life. On Wednesday, the historic peacemaker would have turned 100 years old. Here are 100 facts about his legendary life and 15 quotes that personify his spirit.
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