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Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn’t quite know what to …

Archaeology

Police wait for snake to cross the road, and nope

Welp, this is a long snake.<p>Two policemen in Australia have come across probably the longest snake you'll see in a while, during a night patrol north …

As It Turns Out, ‘Return Of The Jedi’ Is The Saddest Movie Ever Made

“Check, please!”<p>This was the emphatic request of the poor fellow sitting to my right at a never-well-lit Upper East Side bar two Saturdays ago, five hours after I found out my father had died suddenly from a heart attack the night before. After a few hours of doing nothing at our apartment (other …

New thought-controlled prosthetics restore the sensation of touch

Once More With Feeling<p>Researchers from the University of Utah have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that can simulate 100 unique touch …

Matt Lauer’s History at ‘Today’: Two Decades of Highs and Lows

Matt Lauer, who was fired by NBC on Wednesday over a sexual harassment allegation, was one of the network’s most high-profile journalists and the face of one of its most valuable programs, “Today,” since the mid-1990s.<p>Mr. Lauer spent 21 years at “Today,” the longest tenure for the show, and was …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style

Meet Quimera the 'Two-Faced' Cat: The Most Rare and Beautiful Feline You've Ever Laid Eyes on

Quimera the cat is like a character out of a <i>Batman</i> comic: one part Catwoman, two parts Two-Face.<p>This exotic kitty with two different colored eyes, …

Franklin leads Penn State with grand vision, big personality

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Every aspiring head coach in college football seemingly has a master plan, copious notes and ideas about how to run a program gathered over years as an assistant. Maybe it is written in a notebook or scratched out on legal pads. Could be printed out and stacked in a file …

Twenty-Five Seasons Later, Penn State and the Big Ten Remain a Perfect Match

<i>Sports Illustrated is celebrating Penn State’s last quarter-century of Big Ten play with a special issue, honoring the school’s greatest players and</i> …

UCLA’s effort to patent a costly prostate cancer drug in India hurts the poor, critics say

After scientists at UCLA created a breakthrough treatment for prostate cancer, it generated more than half a billion dollars for the university.<p>But deals struck with drugmakers also obligated university officials to help pursue patent protection for the drug around the world. Now, consumer …

Prehistoric-looking critter found 4 miles offshore is saved by kayaker | Adventure Sports Network

A kayaker was on his way back from an offshore trip in the Florida Keys when he spotted in the distance a weird-shaped object floating in the …

10 theories why Justin Bieber just got a full-stomach tattoo

Looks like Justin Bieber has finally run out of space for tattoos — Well, on his chest and stomach, at least.<p>The <i>Sorry</i> singer posted an Instagram Saturday showing off what appears to be a full-stomach tattoo.<p>The design took 26 hours over three consecutive days to complete according to an Instagram …

What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like?

Spend any time on Twitter and you’ll end up in some very dark places, facing an existential quandary about your place in the universe, asking if life …

I went undercover at a boot camp for young conservatives — here’s what I learned

<b>(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>The Leadership Institute teaches young people how to mobilize for conservative candidates<p>Ivy Olesen<p>October 17, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“I’m up at three in the morning, sweating, because the Fed isn’t destroyed yet,” proclaims Ivy El …

'Star Wars'-Style Police Hoverbikes Will Soon Be on Patrol

The Future of Travel<p>Battery-powered 'Hoversurf' craft will let officers in Dubai fly over traffic jams at speeds of almost 45 miles per hour.<p><i>In brief:</i> This past week at the 37th annual Gitex Technology Week, officials announced that Dubai Police officers will soon be racing over traffic jams on …

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Prince William Reveals Prince George’s Favorite Film

There are some rules in place for the four-year-old’s TV habits.<p>One of the delights of any appearance <b>Prince William, Prince Harry,</b> or the <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> makes is the information they will sometimes impart to civilian attendees or well-wishers, which then gets fed to reporters after the fact. …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

This is why sister of US soldier killed in Iraq War branded Donald Trump a "fat, f***ing liar"

The sister of a US soldier killed in the Iraq War has branded Donald Trump a "fat, f***ing liar" over his claims that past presidents haven't made …

What You Need to Know About China’s Biggest Political Shakeup In Years

In the dead of night, late last month, the enormous portrait of Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong that hangs over Beijing’s Forbidden City was …

German soccer team joins NFL players in taking a knee

Before a soccer match in Berlin, German team Hertha Berlin (Hertha BSC) linked arms and took a knee, mirroring professional athletes in the U.S. …

The Leftist Argument Against Gun Control

I talked to more than a dozen lefties who want the government to stay away from their guns.<p>In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and hundreds injured, the pro-gun right has been making its usual arguments against gun control: The Second Amendment gives us the right to access …

I'm Blonde, Blue Eyed & Tired Of Defending My Latina Identity

It was the second week of my sophomore year of high school. I was feeling triumphant — a little cooler than my freshman self, since I was no longer …

New York State

Carrie Fisher's dog watched his mom in 'The Last Jedi' trailer and I'm not crying, you're crying

As every true <i>Star Wars</i> fan knows, the official trailer for <i>The Last Jedi</i> dropped Monday night — and a very good boy was watching it.<p>A picture of Gary, …

These premium Star Wars watches are as gorgeous as they are geeky

<i>Star Wars</i> fans are ride-or-die. We're not casual about our love for George Lucas' epic space fantasy, but sometimes we gotta keep it professional. …

Star Wars

Watch a Disney cruise ship crash into a dock, and enjoy the man narrating the whole dumb thing

The Disney Dream cruise ship had a collision with a pier last week while attempting to dock in Nassau, Bahamas.<p>Scott Lewitt uploaded a video of the …

These award-winning microscope photos reveal a bizarre universe just out of reach

A strange and unseen world exists at our fingertips, and only microscopes have the power to bring this hidden dimension into view.<p>To honor the beauty and scientific importance of microscopic photographs— also called micrographs — the Nikon Small World image contest hands out awards and prizes to …

Explaining the Democrats' strange hold on Canadians

Scott Gilmore on why Canadians give U.S. Democrats like Obama and Clinton a unique type of devotion, unseen in church, concert halls or even hockey …

Snoke Isn't The Last Jedi's Real Villain – Here's Why

A new <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> trailer is coming soon, and we're fairly confident it'll give us a better look at the film's main villain. Oh, and …

Star Wars

More impressions from Burning Man 2017

Tough Decompression after Burning Man<p>What is a “Decompression”? That’s challenging to describe to people that haven’t spent over a week in an …

‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Signs With Atlantic Records: ‘A Real Star With Undeniable Talent,’ Says Label Executive

Danielle Bregoli, better known as the viral phenom the “Cash Me Outside” girl, has signed with Atlantic Records, joining a roster that includes Bruno …