Christopher McBurney

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The largest dinosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in 'Australia's own Jurassic Park'

On a 25-kilometer stretch of coastline in Western Australia lies a prehistoric treasure trove.<p>Thousands of approximately 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprints are embedded in a stretch of land that can be studied only during low tide, when the sea — and the sharks and crocodiles that inhabit the …

How 'Bones' bred a new generation of female scientists

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fox's "Bones" is coming to an end on Tuesday having produced 246 episodes of often-gory crime cases, cracked by a team led by the brilliant Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). For some female viewers of the long-running series, the show has been about much more than entertainment; …

Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles on Monday

PHILADELPHIA — It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.<p>Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn't been …

NFL

The internet just helped ‘Success Kid’ raise money for his dad’s kidney transplant

The best kind of success<p>Justin Griner, father of the child who shot to internet fame as the "Success Kid" meme, has raised nearly $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a kidney transplant. Griner, 39, became ill in 2006 and suffered full kidney failure in 2009, forcing him to go on …

Vizio's latest 4K TVs start at $600

Vizio has already developed a reputation for offering decent 4K TVs on the cheap, and it's cementing that image now that it's rolling out its 2015 line of Ultra HD screens. The company's new M-Series sets (above) tout full LED backlighting, speedy 802.11ac WiFi and a six-core processor starting at …

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

Google’s hilarious autocomplete suggestions have been turned into a game

But it's not very fun<p>For anyone who's ever taken a screenshot of a strange Google autocomplete suggestion, or realized the rest of the world was also staying up late conducting internet research on body hair, here's a game for you. It's called <i>Google Feud</i>, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds …

This Article Will Keep Michael Sam out of the NFL

If you want Michael Sam's NFL comeback attempt to be successful, click away from this article immediately.<p>If you are rooting for Sam to become the first openly gay player to crack a regular-season roster, if you are a longtime supporter of equality causes or if you just believe in meritocracy and …

FCC raises minimum broadband speed to 25 Mbps

You may have thought you had a nice, zippy Internet connection at home, but if it’s less than 25 Mbps, you can’t describe it as “broadband” anymore.<p>On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to<b>change the definition of broadband Internet</b>. Now, a connection must have a 25 Mbps download …

Telecoms

Laos: Thousands suffering from the deadly aftermath of US bomb campaign

Fifty years after US combat troops entered Vietnam, neighbouring Laos is still dealing with unexploded bombs from fierce air attacks<p>“If I had arrived 15 minutes later at the hospital, I would have died. I underwent 12 blood transfusions in order to survive.” Sitting in the living room of her wooden …

Vietnam

North Korea demands joint inquiry with US into Sony hacking scandal

Pyongyang threatens "grave consequences" if demands for dual probe are not met<p>North Korea has demanded a joint inquiry with the US into the Sony hacking scandal.<p>The regime on Saturday proposed that the Washington and Pyongyang conduct a joint inquiry into the affair, threatening "grave …

Tom Brady Vs. Peyton Manning: By The Numbers

<b>UPDATE</b>: <i>A 2016 version of this story can be found here to reflect the 17th matchup between Manning and Brady.</i><p>Peyton Manning and Tom Brady square off Sunday in the latest showdown between the quarterback legends. It marks the 16th meeting between the two with Brady holding a 10-5 edge in their …