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New Roller Coaster Sends You On A 60-MPH Face-First Fall

<i>Weeeeee</i><p>The 335-foot Falcon’s Fury, which opens this spring at Busch Gardens Tampa, isn’t the tallest drop tower in the world. That honor goes to 415-foot Zumanjaro at Six Flag’s Great Adventure. But the Fury offers a thrill no other ride does: a 60-mph, face-first free fall.<p><b>1) Slow brake</b><p>After about …

Cancer Patients Asking For Tests Are Often Right, Study Suggests

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 05/19/2014 02:44 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Unnecessary tests and inappropriate treatments are problems in medicine, and may add to health care costs. But contrary to what some research has found, most of the tests and treatments that cancer patients request are …

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph their food, will soon appear on shoes as Adidas reveals a new app to customise your kicks.<p>It doesn't have to be a photo of the wicked …

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When Jonah Peretti walked away from a lucrative acquisition offer from Disney (DIS), it put the wheels in motion for BuzzFeed. This was not a young company turning down a paltry offer to cash out early. BuzzFeed is seven years old, with investors ($46.3 million worth) and employees (more than 500), …

AT&T's solar charging stations invade New York again

Next time you're at a park, beach or high-traffic spot in New York, and your phone battery's running low, look for the contraption in the image above. That's AT&T's Street Charge station, which harnesses the power of the sun so you can continue tweeting and uploading those selfies on the go. Ma …

Firefighter 'selfie' during Southern California wildfires goes viral

A "selfie" from an exhausted California firefighter sent to his wife to let her know he was OK has become an Internet sensation.<p>The photo shows firefighter Tim Bergon in the foreground smiling while his exhausted colleagues take a moment of rest behind him as they battled the Cocos fire near San …

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Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

Health news<p>Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. …

Connecticut dropout made bomb threats to hide status from family

MILFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) - A Connecticut college dropout was arrested Sunday night after admitting to calling in two bomb threats to keep her family from learning she had quit Quinnipiac University, police said on Monday.<p>Danielle Shea is shown in this Hamden Police Department photo released …

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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

Missouri governor refuses to stay execution despite injection controversy

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Monday that he doesn't see any reason to halt the execution of an inmate whose attorneys claim he could suffer during the lethal injection because of a rare medical condition.<p>Russell Bucklew, who was convicted of killing a southeast Missouri man during a crime spree …