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Star Destroyer for Sale on Craigslist

It's a bit of a fixer-upper<p>Now that you've seen the second trailer for the new <i>Star Wars</i>, you're undoubtedly restless for December. You need something …

Russia might rename a major city 'Stalingrad'

Volgograd, famous as the site of a major WWII battle, might once again be renamed Stalingrad after a referendum, the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenkom, said, according to RT.<p>"This battle is known all over the world as a turning point [in the Second World War]," she said.<p>And …

Putin could attack Baltic states warns former Nato chief

Vladimir Putin could mastermind a hybrid attack on a Baltic state to test whether Nato would mobilise, warns Anders Fogh Rasmussen<p>Vladimir Putin has dangerous ambitions beyond Ukraine and aims to test Western resolve in the Baltic states, the former head of Nato has warned.<p>Anders Fogh Rasmussen, …

Russia

Your Creative Calendar: 65 Things To Do, See, and Hear This February

Get ready to go back in time with Rob Corddry, cover Frank Sinatra with Bob Dylan, read Kim Gordon’s memoir, and kill zombies this February.<p>The final 60 seconds of this year’s Super Bowl produced probably the best movie to come out in the last five or six years. I wish I could watch it again for …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

A 2008 Pentagon think-tank study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome

Putin's "neurological development was significantly interrupted in infancy," wrote Brenda Connors, an expert in movement-pattern analysis at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.<p>She added that movements reveal "the Russian President carries a neurological abnormality."<p>The researchers …

Super Bowl Entertainment: In Pictures

on-one with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

NFL Media's Kurt Warner sits down with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and talks about the challenges of trying to repeat as Super Bowl …

NFL

Here's why Marshawn Lynch wears a crazy-looking mask before games

In pregame warm-ups before the Super Bowl, Marshawn Lynch is wearing a crazy looking mask.<p>It turns out that the mask is a training device that simulates training at high altitudes, and Lynch says gives him a "boost" during games, according to Daniel Friedman of SI.com.<p>Lynch was first introduced the …

Woman Gives Her Dying Dog a Beautiful Bucket List Adventure to Say Goodbye

Travel writer Lauren Fern Watt had been through everything–college, her early 20s, boyfriends, moving to from Tennessee to NYC, and more–with her dog Gizelle at her side. The 160-pound English Mastiff was her best friend, roommate, confidant, and greatest joy. So when Gizelle was diagnosed with …

Holocaust Survivor Salutes Liberator In Emotional Meeting Decades Later

A Holocaust survivor recently reunited with the American soldier who helped to save his life decades ago.<p>Joshua Kaufman, 87, a former prisoner in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, met with one of his liberators, U.S. Army veteran Daniel Gillespie, in Huntington Beach, California, late last …

Sonos’s Hot New Viral Logo Was A Happy Accident

While working on new branding, designers stumbled on an awesome visual illusion.<p>Look at this new Sonos logo. It radiates with energy. But do you notice anything else? No? Try scrolling up and down on the page. There you go. Ingenious, right? It looks like soundwaves emit straight from its core. …

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Hot Wheels at the Detroit Auto Show

Three Brothers Have Been Making Mind-Blowing Snow Sculptures In Their Yard Every Year

It takes the guys 11 front yards worth of snow and up to 300 hours.<p>Here's this year's: a 12-foot-tall sea turtle.<p>"This simulates the sticky snow that you would get on a warm winter day," they explained.<p>h/t Bored Panda

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …