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Video Shows Carolina Cop Violently Arrest Black Man For Sitting On His Porch

Greensboro Officer Travis Cole was stripped of his law enforcement credentials, but he escaped criminal charges.<p>City council members in Greensboro, North Carolina voted this week to strip the law enforcement credentials of a police officer who is accused of violently arresting a man sitting on his …

Scientists caught a new planet forming for the first time ever

The image above is just an illustration, but don't let that dampen your excitement too much — because it's illustrating something <i>really awesome.</i><p>On Wednesday, a study in the journal Nature announced that scientists have directly observed the formation of a planet for the very first time.<p>[<i>The most</i> …

Anime sword fighting isn’t like reality. Why? Biomechanics (again)

You know all those cool-looking <b>anime warriors with a katana strapped to their back</b>? It turns out <b>some of them would be really easy to beat in a fight,</b> …

The creators of ‘Death Note’ debut the addictive new manga ‘Platinum End’

If you’re a fan of <i>Death Note</i> or <i>Bakuman</i>, then you know that the combined powers of manga writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata are a lethally …

Professional manga artist creates stunning pop-up style artwork with just pencil & paper

One of the artists for popular light novel and manga series <i>Gosick</i> posted these amazing popup-style drawings on Twitter recently, where they were …

Zimmerman to sell Confederate flag painting to help 'Muslim-free' gunshop | Reuters

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, is raffling off a painting he made of a Confederate flag to raise money for a Florida gunshop owner who declared his store a Muslim-free zone.<p>George Zimmerman …

Guard at 'Muslim-free' gun range in Oklahoma accidentally shoots self

A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range that declared itself a "Muslim-free" business dropped his gun and accidentally shot himself.<p>Authorities said a bullet struck the unidentified man in his arm after he dropped the weapon Tuesday. He was among several armed residents guarding the Save …

Your Anime Vocabulary Starter Guide

Every fandom has its own vocabulary. And then there’s anime, where most of the terms are an entirely different language. But before you throw your …

How sexually confusing moths could save your clothes from holes

Museum tricks male moths into thinking other males are females in bid to stop them reproducing as it wages gender warfare on cloth-eating insects<p>Sexually confusing moths might not seem the obvious solution to protecting your cashmere but it could be the most effective way to prevent insects from …

Insects

Young Girl Dies After Roller Coaster Ride at Magic Mountain

A 10-year-old girl who lost consciousness after riding a roller coaster at an amusement park in Valencia, Calif., has died, officials said on …

Pittsburgh Man Charged With Robbing Bank With a Sex Toy

It's a story that's getting a lot of buzz.<p>A bomb squad blew up a briefcase and other suspicious items in a Pittsburgh man's car Monday after he robbed a bank, police said.<p>With a sex toy. Specifically, a vibrator.<p>Aaron Stein, 35, faces a preliminary hearing June 25 in Allegheny County Magisterial …

Poll: The Top Twenty Most Anticipated Summer Anime

You excited? You should be. Because the summer 2015 anime season is coming. And if you don’t have any idea of what to look forward to, perhaps the …

US airport screenings fail to detect mock weapons in 95% of tests

The US homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has ordered improved security at airports and reassigned the top Transportation Security Administration official to another role after reports that screenings failed to detect mock explosives and weapons in 95% of tests carried out by undercover …

Homeland Security

Stone throwers could be jailed for 10 years under new Israeli bill

Protesters who throw stones at moving vehicles could be jailed for up to 10 years following the approval on Sunday of a bill by an Israeli ministerial legal committee.<p>The bill, which faces a series of parliament readings before coming into effect, would amend an existing law that allows stone …

Israel

Gunman killed after shooting spree in Georgia

CONYERS, Ga. — Authorities say a man shot four people at two different locations before he was fatally shot by deputies in Rockdale County on Sunday.<p>According to officials on the scene, it began with an incident at Magnet Package Liquor Store on Ga. Highway 20 and Oglesby Road. An altercation …

How To Make A Laser-Sighted Blowgun For Only $3

Broken window repairs not included<p>Blowguns are profoundly simple weapons. A tube for darts, powered by the shooter's lungs, is enough to guide silent projectiles swiftly through the air, embedding a narrow point in wood, concrete or whatever else is on the receiving end.<p>In February 1939, <i>Popular</i> …

Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Finally Here

No, really. Amputees have been testing them for over a year<p>For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That's because it wasn't there. Olafsson's amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. …

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The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Android Phones

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

The Brain

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

White House locked down after drone flown over adjacent park

President Barack Obama was away from office at the time<p>The US Secret Service apprehended a man who was flying a small drone on Thursday afternoon in a park outside the White House, a violation of federal aviation rules.<p>Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said the drone, about the size of an iPad, …

Run Like An Animal With Bionic Boots [Video]

These boots were made for bounding<p>For 25 years, inventor Keahi Seymour has dreamed of running with the speed and loping gait of an animal. His inspiration struck at age 12, while he was watching a program about kangaroos. “The announcer said it moves at such an efficient gait by using its Achilles …

Russia's Progress cargo spacecraft set to crash to Earth

A Russian spacecraft that broke down on its way to the International Space Station last week will burn up in a bright fireball as it falls back to Earth, according to the country’s space agency.<p>The uncrewed Progress 59P cargo vessel has been tumbling around the planet at about 17,000mph since it …

Space Exploration

Volcanoes may have helped asteroid kill dinosaurs

A long-simmering debate over what killed the dinosaurs is heating up anew as a team of UC Berkeley scientists suggests that an asteroid slamming into Earth must have triggered the eruptions of thousands of volcanoes on the other side of the planet — a combined event that could have helped to doom …

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

This 66-Year-Old Woman Is Suing All Gay People—Yes, All of Them

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Lost ISS supply ship will plummet to Earth

The Russian space agency has admitted there is no hope of regaining control over its out-of-control space station supply ship Progress 59.<p>The …

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …