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Staging Collapses On Presidential Hopeful Carly Fiorina At Texas Event

But the show did go on.<p>Staging and curtains fell onto Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina during a women’s business reception in Texas on Sunday.<p>Fiorina had been speaking at a conference for female business owners at the Marriott Rivercenter hotel in San Antonio when the blue curtains …

Cam Newton heard about an early Halloween party for a boy with cancer, so he showed up with an ice cream truck

Cam Newton is no stranger to reaching out and helping kids. The Carolina Panthers quarterback has bought Christmas presents for underprivileged children, each year he funds the Boys & Girls Club holiday party in Charlotte and on Friday night he helped make a September night unforgettable for one …

NFL

Hiroshima: The moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man

Nearly 71 years since US President Harry S. Truman's decision to unleash approximately 12,500 tons of TNT over the Japanese city of Hiroshima, US President Barack Obama will become the first sitting president to visit the city.<p>Released from B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and born from the …

Hiroshima

Cristiano Ronaldo did soccer tricks for unsuspecting people while dressed as a bum

The Real Madrid superstar provided another highlight, this time off the field<p>One thing Cristiano Ronaldo has over Lionel Messi is mastering the art of disguise. In a video released in full Monday after we saw glimpses of it back in January, the Real Madrid superstar was filmed in Madrid earlier …

Soccer

Jamaal Charles reflects on his own disability in inspiring Special Olympics speech

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles attended the Special Olympics opening ceremonies for a special reason. He wasn't just there to support the athletes -- he was there to share about his personal struggles with his own intellectual disability. The starting running back also shared about …

Mean Machines: U.S. and Japan Prep for Giant Robot Showdown

If watching giant robots fight to the death sounds like your idea of a good time, then you're in luck. Two huge, Transformer-type bots — one from Japan, the other from the United States — could soon be facing off in the ultimate futuristic duel.<p>Last week, the geeks over at MegaBots — a Boston-based …

Robotics

New Dragon Quest Game Draws Inspiration From Minecraft

Square Enix has announced Dragon Quest: Builders, a new offshoot of its long-running role-playing franchise.<p>Although Square Enix has not provided any details for the game, its official website, which features a single screenshot alongside a logo, reveals that it seems to be inspired by …

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Image Processing

Drive Flashback: 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

Let the record show that after easing off the line at about 1500 rpm to avoid wheelspin, the ZR-1 goes from 0 to 60 in 4.9s and gets to the quarter-mile marker in 13.4s.<p><i>This article</i><p>They get no respect, this American-made sports cars. Especially in Europe where performance, handling and …

Tuna Company Charged Over Worker Cooked Alive with 6 Tons of Fish

On Monday, Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged with felony safety violations over the death of worker burned alive in an industrial …

Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy Color With This Upcoming Add-On

Video game accessory maker Hyperkin has announced plans to release a new device that will essentially turn your smartphone into a Game Boy Color.<p>It works quite simply: Plug your iPhone 6 Plus (and, in the future, other smartphones) into the Smart Boy and it'll allow you to play Game Boy and Game …

Intellectual Property

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

National Parks

Watch High-Speed Footage Of A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel [Video]

Wheeeee!<p>Hummingbirds are renowned for their blurringly fast wings and bright, delicate jewel-like colors. They are a pleasure to see visiting flowers in the garden on a warm spring day, but how do these dainty, quick birds manage when the weather isn't so good?<p>In a new video from Deep Look, a …

San Francisco

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing

Missouri executed a man who 'had, literally, a hole in his head'

His death at the hands of the government could violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.<p>In 1972, Clayton, then 32, was sawing wood when a piece flew off the log and pierced his head. To save his life, doctors removed 20% of his frontal lobe, totalling 7.7% of his brain, …

Mental Disorders

Missouri is planning to execute a man who's missing nearly 8% of his brain

His death at the hands of the government could violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.<p>In 1972, Clayton, then 32, was sawing wood when a piece flew off the log and pierced his head. To save his life, doctors removed 20% of his frontal lobe, totalling 7.7% of his brain, …

Mental Disorders

Eagle Films Flight From World’s Tallest Building, Sets Record [Video]

The Bird Khalifa<p>For a brief moment, there was an eagle on top of the world. With a camera strapped to its back and a gentle release, the eagle swooped down from the tallest point on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and in minutes landed on the hand of its falconer, on the ground.<p>Made …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Glassware

World Falls in Love with Quokka, Australia’s Most Adorable Animal

The world has spoken: the always-smiling quokka is both the happiest and the most photogenic animal on the planet. Known for its charismatic grin and friendly disposition, the quokka is the perfect selfie co-star, as made apparent by the popularity of the hashtag: #quokkaselfie.<p>Interestingly, the …

Powerful Video of Affectionate Skeletons Shows That We’re All the Same Inside

As this powerful video begins, a crowd of people curiously watch as two skeletons hug, kiss, and dance behind a giant x-ray screen. The pair then steps from behind the divider to reveal an affectionate, loving relationship between two women. And they aren't the only ones, either. The video goes on …

California High School Girls Basketball Coach Suspended After Massive Win

A girls high school basketball game in San Bernadino, California, that finished with a 159-point margin of victory (161-2) for Arroyo Valley High School over Bloomington High School Jan. 5 led to a two-game suspension for its coach, Michael Anderson.<p>Troy Machir of Sporting News reports Anderson …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

"Aviation experts call it a miracle," says Honolulu's KHON-TV. "The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, and survived. The boy is expected to fully recover."<p><b>Update at 11:33 p.m. EDT:</b> The AP is now saying the boy is 15, not 16, as was …

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

Video games cause aggression. Lots of it.<p>Many times I’ve played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media.<p>But it wasn’t after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in half in Gears …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

Courtesy of Lionsgate<p><i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, …

The Hunger Games

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

Man Decorates House With 502,165 Holiday Lights, Shatters World Record

And, boy, is the Gay family of LaGrangeville, New York gonna be pissed.<p>More than 29 miles of wire. More than 500,000 lights. More than 70,000 visitors. Move over, Clark Griswold: You have nothing on David Richards, the Australian lawyer who has just broken the Guinness World Record for the most …