This morning on Twitter, actor Chris Pratt encouraged his 3.58 million followers to pray for a young boy suffering from brain cancer, after a fan reached out. @SpencerHodenett tweeted, “@prattprattpratt would love a RT asking followers to say a prayer for a 4 yr old fan. Psalm 107:28-30; MT 21:21”.

In response, Pratted tweeted, “The power of prayer saved my son. This boy Sam needs a miracle. Say a prayer for Sam. Even if you never have b4.Try.” When asked, “how so?” by another Twitter follower, Pratted tweeted, “Lord I pray for Sam. May you put your healing hand on him father. May his family find grace in this difficult time.”

Back in 2012, Chris Pratt’s own son was born prematurely, spending a month in intensive care. He explained to People magazine,

We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot … It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.

The best segment of The Late Late Show will now become a stand-alone TV show, available exclusively to subscribers of Apple Music. However, even though the format will basically be the same—celebrities driving around in a car, singing songs and joking around—current host James Corden won’t be on the show. Instead, the series will feature the same format, but with a new, yet-to-be announced DJ behind the wheel.

Apple Music may seem like a strange fit for the series, but Apple’s Eddy Cue explained to The Hollywood Reporter that they are open to hosting video content that fits with Apple Music’s overall brand. He told THR,

We’re not in the business of trying to create TV shows. If we see it being complementary to the things we’re doing at Apple Music or if we see it being something that’s innovative on our platform, we may help them and guide them and make suggestions. But we’re not trying to compete with Netflix or compete with Comcast.

Carpool Karaoke isn’t the only commuting-based singing show in the works. Spike TV will air a new show called Caraoke Showdown, in which Craig Robinson drives random people around a car as they compete in a singing competition. Discuss

OK, so this is gross. But it could also be really important: We've all heard the survival tips about drinking your urine if you're ever trapped without water, but now scientists have figured out a way to make that significantly less disgusting.

Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium created a solar-powered machine that can filter urine into drinkable water.

The filtering process involves collecting the water in a tank that's heated by a solar-powered boiler. It removes 95 percent of the ammonia, then is filtered again to separate the water from nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, which can be used to make fertilizers.

The process was tested at a 10-day music festival in Ghent and successfully got more than 260 gallons of water that they plan to turn into beer.

The ultimate goal would be to get these purification machines into rural areas and developing countries that have limited access to clean water.

This isn't the first research done in how to use urine for the greater good. Researchers at the University of the West of England just received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a device that uses urine to generate electricity. Discuss

At least 44 people were killed and 12 more injured when two bombs ignited in the mostly Kurdish town in Syria called Qamishli. ISIS is believed to be behind the attack. According to reports from the area, a truck packed with bombs and a motorcycle armed with more bombs, drove into the town, and blew up several buildings.

ISIS has been engaged in on-going battles with Kurdish forces—who are backed by the U.S.—as part of the country’s long-running civil war. Discuss

Less than a month ago, a judge vacated Adnan Syed's murder conviction and granted him a retrial. His primary reasoning was that Syed received ineffective counsel because his attorney didn't cross-examine the state's expert about cell tower data.

Now, Maryland's attorney general has filed documents saying they plan to appeal the decision and ask that the retrial be put on hold while the appeal process plays out.

Experts have noted that an appeal could push Syed's retrial back at least several months.

Syed has been in prison since 2000 serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, but his case didn't begin to garner attention until the story was featured on season one of the Serial podcast in 2014.

Both Syed's lawyer and a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office have declined to comment. Discuss

The last remaining charge against the pair of anti-abortion activists who videotaped themselves undercover trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood was dropped today.

David Daleiden, 27, and Sandra Merritt, 63, had their final charge of tampering with government records dropped by a Texas judge. The pair was accused of using fake driver's licenses to go undercover and try to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. They believed that Planned Parenthood was illegally selling the tissue to researchers for a profit.

Daleiden released a statement, saying:

The dismissal of the bogus, politically motivated charges against [Center for Medical Progress] project lead David Daleiden and investigator Sandra Merritt is a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood's political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny.

Planned Parenthood also made a statement in response to the charges being dropped:

Planned Parenthood provides high-quality, compassionate health care and has been cleared of any wrongdoing time and again. Daleidan and other anti-abortion extremists, on the other hand, spent three years creating a fake company, creating fake identities, and lying. When they couldn’t find any improper or illegal activity, they made it up. They spread malicious lies about Planned Parenthood in order to advance their anti-abortion agenda. The decision to drop the prosecution on a technicality does not negate the fact that the only people who engaged in wrongdoing are the extremists behind this fraud.

Had they been convicted, the charges could have carried sentences of up to 20 years. Discuss