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Indian bus driver 'killed by meteorite strike'

Tamil Nadu chief minister says man named as Kamaraj killed by meteorite<p>As a bus driver in India, avoiding fast oncoming danger was his trade.<p>But there was nothing V. Kamaraj could do when, as he washed his face at the outdoor water tank on his daily lunch break, he become the first person in modern …

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DIY Microwave Popcorn Is Way Easier Than You Know

<i>The post below entitled, “DIY Microwave Popcorn Is Way Easier Than You Know,”</i> <i>originally appeared on FWx.</i><p>Store-bought microwave popcorn is such an …

How hibernating animals could help fight Alzheimer's disease

Leicester University has found that the protein RBM3 helps restore brain activity when animals wake up from hibernation, and could be a treatmement for people with dementia<p>A protein which protects hibernating animals during lengthy spells of sleeping could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s …

'The Walking Dead' adds new cast member to play mystery character

<i>Walking Dead</i> star Andrew Lincoln told us his show was going to “introduce a lot of new characters” in the second half of season 5 (which returns Feb. …

A Downton Abbey History Lesson About 1920s Sexcations

<i>Downton Abbey</i> isn’t merely a sudsy period drama with overreaction-prone aristocrats outfitted in the most fashion-forward styles of the 1920s—it’s a looking glass into British estate life some 90 years ago. And in salute to the history lessons the series layers beneath its soap-opera-caliber plot …

Was this Nessie’s ancestor? Giant prehistoric monster roamed Scottish waters

A new species of dolphin-like sea creature named 'Dearcmhara shawcrossi' was discovered in the Isle of Skye<p>A giant killer reptile which resembled a dolphin merged with a crocodile once roamed the ancient seas around Scotland.<p>The new species of ancient sea monster that lived around 170 million years …

Molecules getting stuck: the strange case of the glass transition temperature

At this time of year it always becomes obvious when the temperature has plummeted, not simply from the ice on the puddles but from the difficulty I have in stretching my coiled-up bicycle lock so I can attach it to a stand.<p>The chain, thick metal encased in plastic, is much more resistant to …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Slimline Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with eight cores, selfie mode and KitKat (hands-on)

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a svelte 4G smartphone, but doesn't include the latest Android software.<p>BARCELONA -- The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a new eight-core 4G smartphone that's slimmer than Kate Moss on a juice cleanse, but it should perhaps have helped itself to a Lollipop.<p>The A7 is a follow-up to the …

Baby buried by 2010 Haiti quake: See her now

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 days following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, two CNN colleagues and I lived in a tent hospital run by Project Medishare. Our hearts ached as we heard the cries of the injured, as we watched surgeons performed amputations without general anesthesia, as people died in front of our …

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The Best Entenmann's Snacks, Ranked In Order From Least To Most Comforting

Can we all take a minute here to pay tribute to Entenmann's snacks? Boxes of Entenmann's have gotten us all through some tough times over the years. They've been there for us when we've been down, and they've comforted us even when we weren't sad at all. They're a loyal bunch, and we'd like to show …

Breathless: Is Anal Sex No Longer Taboo?

Butt sex is officially on trend. To kick off the fourth season of <i>Girls</i> tonight, Marnie gets bent over a sink and has her butt eaten out—and really likes it. It is strongly implied that anal sex is what we are watching in a certain scene of **Paul Thomas Anderson’**s latest film, <i>Inherent Vice</i>. <b>Mindy</b> …

8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.<p>In the near future, you may no longer need to remember to turn the oven off when the cake's done, switch on lights when you enter a room, or run the clothes dryer when electricity …