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Oil Production Fuels Earthquake Surge In Oklahoma

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Todd Halihan, a professor in the school of geology at Oklahoma State, about how Oklahoma has now surpassed California for seismic activity.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>With the way things have been going in Oklahoma, this didn't come as a surprise. The state opened …

Geology
College Football
Football (U.S.)

Here’s What Happens To Your Body If You Eat 10 McRib Sandwiches

This is one viral video you may not want to imitate<p>Just like Christmastime, McRib season happens only once per year. That ephemerality (plus the promise of deliciousness) was enough motivation for YouTube star Michael Jones to do something that fast-food teetotalers might call extreme—he made what …

The Pryme Vessyl smart cup is a useless tool for tracking how much water you drink

Only an idiot needs a smart cup, Mark One<p>Your standard tech write-up of Mark One’s new product, Pryme Vessyl, would exhaustively list the cup’s specs. In summary, it’s an "intelligent cup" designed to measure how much water it's holding and track how many sips are taken from it. But there’s one …

Beverages

Soviet Space Station Fired A Gun In Orbit

Modified cannon finally revealed on Russian television<p>Officially, space is a weapons-free zone. As spelled out in the United Nations Outer Space Treaty, the heavens beyond earth are to remain free of weapons, weapons testing, and fortification. Both the United States and The Soviet Union signed the …

Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe

Is Charlie Sheen in legal jeopardy if he failed to disclose his HIV status to sex partners?

The Los Angeles Police Department has received no complaints against Charlie Sheen alleging he had unprotected sex without disclosing his<p>HIV-positive status to his partners, officials said Tuesday.<p>In California, it is against the law for a person to willfully expose others to the human …

The Letter Justin Bieber Wrote To A Friend He Lost In The Paris Attacks Will Break Your Heart

The violence of the Paris Attacks has stirred a lot of emotions in the music community. We’ve seen several stars express their love, opinions, and pleas for peace. But in the case of Justin Bieber, the attack hits even closer to home, as he lost someone he knew personally.<p>Thomas Ayad, a Universal …

Raiders’ Aldon Smith suspended for a year by NFL

Aldon Smith pulled aside teammates one by one, then made a last lap around the Raiders’ locker room Tuesday, giving his cell-phone number to some players and hugging others.<p>The former 49ers linebacker said goodbye after being suspended minutes earlier, for one calendar year, by the NFL for …

NFL

Bryce Alford to drop scholarship to accommodate deep recruiting class

Recently,<p>UCLACoach Steve Alford has had some unusual conversations with his son, Bryce.<p>Bryce Alford has a scholarship to play basketball. Steve Alford would prefer that he did not. So, unless UCLA loses any underclassmen next season, Bryce Alford will become a walk-on, Steve Alford said Tuesday.<p>The …

Basketball