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Source: James Shields to Padres

The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with free-agent pitcher James Shields on a four-year deal that will pay him in the range of $75 …

Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

Anthony Davis Ends Atlanta Hawks 19-Game Win Streak and Monday NBA Takeaways

As the Atlanta Hawks piled up win after win during an undefeated January, it seemed as if it would take an act of God to stop the surge.<p>Turns out it took Anthony Davis which, if you think about it, is pretty much the same thing.<p>Davis was divine in the New Orleans Pelicans' 115-100 win over the …

Report: Google working on car service to compete with Uber and Lyft

Google self-driving car concept<p>If we can believe the reports, Google is about to put together their own car service that will compete with ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. But there won’t be any drivers to contend with, we’re looking at a fleet of Google’s self driving cars.<p>This news comes …

Killing of hostages by Islamic State highlight growing threats for more assertive Japan

The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances.<p>It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising menace of terrorism.<p>Until this crisis, Japan …