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Russia’s Roman Vlasov Was Choked Unconscious Then Went On To Win Olympic Wrestling Gold

Roman Vlasov won a second Olympic gold medal Sunday in the 75kg Greco-Roman competition, but this time, he did it after waking from unconsciousness. Facing off against Croatia’s Bozo Starcevic, Vlasov got caught in an arm-in guillotine which was turned into what looked like a muscled d’arce choke. …

Dinosaur-surviving mammal endangered by stray dogs

If there was any justice in the animal kingdom – any at all – the solenodon would be as famous as the tiger. The solenodon is a rabbit-sized, shrew-like mammal that is only found on two Caribbean islands: Cuba and Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti).<p>There are a whole slew of reasons why …

Dominican Republic

Aquaman is “the Wolverine” of the Justice League says director James Wan

Aquaman is the biggest badass around, saddled with the worst reputation in comic book history. It doesn’t help that the second anyone hears his name, …

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It's Time We Stop Being Polite About It.

It’s time we stop being polite about what is going on. It’s time we stop sending out the funny memes and making cheap comparisons. It’s time we stop …

Second UFO researcher dies fuelling claims of 'Men in Black' murder spree

Max Spiers, a paranormal investigator, who had claimed he was once part of a secret government "supersoldier" project was found dead in Poland this …

Paranormal

European Leaders Urge NATO Solidarity; Trump Sets Conditions, Should He Be Elected

European leaders hailed what they called the wisdom of mutual defense on Thursday after Donald Trump raised doubts about his commitment to America's NATO obligations if he's elected president.<p>The Republican nominee told the <i>New York Times</i> that before he'd intervene to help Baltic members of the …

Russia

Stephen Colbert crashes RNC stage for 'Hunger Games' prank

CLEVELAND (AP) — A video posted online shows "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert taking over the microphone on stage in Cleveland in a "Hunger Games" …

Stephen Colbert

3,000 Actors And An Audition With Chewbacca Later, Alden Ehrenreich Is Officially Han Solo

C-3P0 once told Han Solo that the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field were 3,720 to 1. Funnily enough, Alden Ehrenreich faced similar odds to become the “young” Han Solo.<p>Over the last year, more than 3,000 actors were auditioned in Disney and Lucasfilm’s search for a young Han. …

SpaceX lands reusable rocket on solid ground for the second time

A key component of putting humans on Mars is being able to reuse the rockets that have launched spacecraft into orbit, and private space firm SpaceX …

Fears Russian ‘zombie’ drug Krokodil is headed for Australia

Ten times more powerful than morphine and more potent and cheaper than heroin, the codeine- based drug gets its name from the physical effects it has …

Visceral's Star Wars game sounds a lot like Uncharted

As much as I love Star Wars, even I can only play through the Battle of Hoth so many times before I feel like retreating into the warm belly of a …

Star Wars

7 classic games we wish Nintendo included on its NES Classic Edition console

Nintendo is absolutely killing it this week. Not only has PokemanGo gone on to become the most successful mobile launch ever, Nintendo made …

The Physics of the Ghostbusters Twinkie

(Video Link)<p>In <i>Ghostbusters</i>, Dr. Egon Spengler tries to explain the level of paranormal danger that New York City faces. He uses a Twinkie as an …

Top Rated Movies From the '00s

The 2000s were a great decade for movies. They saw the emergence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the rebirth of the movie musical. It was a decade when unconventional genres like science fiction and fantasy took home the Oscar for Best Picture. And it was a decade that had directors pushing …

Moulin Rouge

Armed vigilantes are taking the law into their own hands in Mexico’s second biggest city | VICE News

Jesús Morones, the owner of a candy shop in El Salto, a rugged industrial area on the southeastern fringe of the Guadalajara metropolitan area, says he's been robbed at gunpoint eight times.<p>"Last time they beat me and locked me and my family in here for 10 minutes while they took what they wanted. …

Behind the Slaughter of a Mexican Family

When 11 people, including two children, were murdered in a remote village, the authorities tried to write it off as a crime of passion. But nothing …

Evolution Of Universe From Nothing

What was the universe before the Big Bang and what will be its end are some of the important questions which come to our mind. The universe was a …

These are the features of Mexico's monstrous homemade narco tanks

Narco tanks are homemade armored vehicles, also known in Spanish as "monstruo" for their hulking size. They reached peak popularity in 2011 as the Mexican military seized a garage from the Zetas drug-trafficking organization that was being used to construct the vehicles. At that point, criminal …

NASA Is Trying to Figure out What Triggered Curiosity Rover’s “Safe Mode” Over the Weekend - So ... aliens? They're a few days late by now.

The Curiosity Rover is far away and generally alone (unless you count other rovers elsewhere on the planet), so when it encounters a problem and goes …

Jet Propulsion

EA says that they “took a risk” with Battlefield 1

EA reckons that Battlefield 1 represented a risk that “made a lot of sense”.

Battlefield 1

The toughest spaceship we’ve ever built

Future missions to Venus need tough new technologies – and an old one.<p>It’s been a long time since anyone tried landing on Venus, one of the most hostile environments in the Solar System. Covered in sulphuric acid clouds, the surface temperatures approach 460 C (860 F) with atmospheric pressure 90 …

Engineering

The Bank of Mexico shocked the market with a big interest rate hike — and the peso is soaring

In response, the peso has soared against the dollar. It was stronger by 1.29% leap to 18.253 per dollar as of 2:27 p.m. ET.<p>The Bank said that despite weakness in the global economy and the recent exit of the UK from the European Union, the bank said in a statement that in order to keep inflation …

Turkey's internet censorship after the Istanbul attack is nothing new

Turkey's practice of censoring the Internet and the social media channels it facilitates is an ongoing issue in the country, one that came to a head …

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'Unexpected John Cena' is no longer just an internet meme

The prank has been the bane of many an internet user's existence for some time, but now John Cena and Cricket Wireless are using it for good.<p>If you're a big YouTuber or are big into Vine, you've probably come across "unexpected John Cena". It's a mixture between a meme and a prank, with unrelated …

Cena

E3 2016: Xbox Exec: Scorpio "Wipes Out" Generational Boundaries

All of your Xbox One games and controllers will work on the new Scorpio system when it comes out in 2017. For previous hardware upgrade cycles, the games and controllers you bought were, in most cases, rendered useless on new hardware. It's this point that Xbox head of operations Dave McCarthy is …

Televisions

5 Man-Made Substances That Are Way Too Much Like Witchcraft

All of the substances on this list could, if transported back to some previous era, probably get you convicted of witchcraft. Hell, they kind of seem …

7 Games From E3 2016 You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Let It Die, the next game from Killer7 and No More Heroes designer Suda51 and developer Grasshopper Manufacture, is one to pay attention to. It's a hack-and-slash game set in Tokyo--and it's pretty over-the-top. During my hands-on session at E3 I learned that you can eat frogs to replenish your …

PlayStation

Zombie Horror Gets A New Spin In The Trailer For ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’

<b>WHAT:</b> The trailer for <i>The Girl With All The Gifts</i>, an adaptation of M.R. Carey’s recent horror novel that took the tired zombie horror genre and gave it a creepy, bold new life.<p><b>WHO:</b> Director Colm McCarthy–best known for his work on <i>Sherlock</i> and <i>Peaky Blinders</i>–helms the project, with Gemma Arterton as …

Horror