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U.S. Supreme Court backs prayer before government meetings | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave local government officials across the United States more leeway to begin public meetings with a prayer, ruling that sectarian invocations do not automatically violate the U.S. Constitution.<p>People line up in the rain outside of the U.S. …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

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Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

Millionaire hobbyist says paleobiologists made 'serious errors' on dinosaur lifespan

Findings 'consistent with scientific misconduct,' according to head of Intellectual Ventures<p>Dr. Nathan P. Myhrvold has an eclectic range of interests. The ex-Microsoft CTO is a physicist, a proponent of "modernist cuisine," a multi-millionaire, and the head of the controversial "patent troll" …

ALERT: You Are Peeling Oranges Wrong (PHOTOS)

How do we know you are peeling oranges wrong? Because you're peeling them at all.<p>Since citrus season is about to get into full swing, we should really be eating oranges correctly. We're already well-acquainted with having a tiny bit of clementine skin stuck under our fingernails (I may or may not …

Is There Any Responsible Way to Publish the Sandy Hook 911 Calls?

How to separate news value from shock value<p>With the release of audio recordings of the Sandy Hook 911 calls, media outlets are weighing the news value of using them against the inevitable criticism that to do so is macabre exploitation.<p>If news outlets opt to use the recordings, “context is …

Walmart’s Black Thanksgiving Woes

Employees forced to work on ‘Black Thursday’ for low wages aren’t the only ones having a grim holiday—Walmart’s miserly ways are part of the downward …

Men Dancing in Drag Angers Some Thanksgiving Day Parade Watchers

The cast of the hit Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" performed two songs during Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, provoking strong reactions …

Cosmic "Sonic Boom" Brightens Tycho's Supernova --Its Light Reached Earth in 1572

"We wouldn't be able to study ancient supernova remnants without a reverse shock to light them up," says Hiroya Yamaguchi, who conducted this …

Nanjiecun: A village that still lives and works as Mao laid down

<b>Mao Zedong was a founding father of the People's Republic of China. He died in 1976, but his presence is still firmly felt in the small village of Nanjiecun, where one of the country's last Maoist communes shows no sign of giving up the ghost.</b><p>Dawn is often murky in central China - grey skies, thin …

Turtle Beach offering limited-time Xbox One headset upgrades

Turtle Beach is offering upgrades until Jan. 30, 2014, on select Xbox 360 headsets to make them compatible with Xbox One.<p>The promotion only applies to four models: the XP400, XP510, XP Seven and X42. Those who purchase an Xbox 360-compatible headset now can sign-up to receive an upgrade kit when …

Bitcoins: Widely known and widely misunderstood

Back in the 1980s, when I lived in Nairobi, foreign residents had a simple way of obtaining Kenyan shillings.<p>They'd write a check in, say, U.S. dollars on their U.S. bank accounts to the Indian man who owned the ice cream store down the block. He'd pay over shillings at the current black market …

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Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

San Francisco Turns Into Gotham To Make A 5-Year-Old's Dream Come True And It's The Most Heartwarming Thing You'll See All Year

Last week, we wrote about the Make-A-Wish foundation giving 5-year-old Miles, who is battling Leukemia, the chance to fight crime as his favorite superhero. Friday, Nov. 15, San Francisco was transformed into Batman's hometown of Gotham where Miles has been taking down some of the Bat's biggest …

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved? Maybe Not

King Tut's chariot crashed and later his mummy burned, says an upcoming TV show.<p><b>King Tutankhamun was just a teenager when he died. For an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, presumably well fed and fiercely protected, this was a premature demise.</b><p>It was also momentous, for his death meant the beginning of the …

'Silk Road' illicit online market reopens

A new anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs has opened, with the same name and appearance as the Silk Road website shut down by US law enforcement authorities a month ago.<p>Like its predecessor, the new Silk Road listed hundreds of advertisements for controlled substances available to buy …

Google Has Finally Spoken Out About Its Plans For Those Mysterious Barges

Rumors were running wild for a while; some believed it was either a floating data center or a marketing stunt for Google Glass. Some believed it was an exclusive Google party boat.<p>Now Google has finally spoken out about the barges, reports TechCrunch.<p>A Google spokesperson told TechCrunch that the …

KKK Imperial Wizard Hates to See Kids in Klan Costumes: 'There's No Respect'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Ku Klux Klan leader told The Atlantic Wire that one racist Virginia mom and her 7-year-old son's …

Richard Garriott offers a look at Shroud of the Avatar six months into development

Veteran game designer Richard Garriott is showing off his latest RPG <i>Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues</i> six months into its development since being funded on Kickstarter for $2 million earlier in the year.<p>The 20-minute video narrated by Garriott looks at player housing, cities, prisons, the …

Helium-filled hard drives balloon storage space

Nobody seems to much care about hard drives anymore. Whereas we previously waited anxiously for the next doubling in capacity, modern cloud storage and flash memory have turned the old trusty HDD into a neglected backup artist. And yet, all those photos and videos you upload to "the cloud" actually …

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The Best Ways To Cook Eggs, In Order (PHOTOS)

It's breakfast time. What do you do? Even if you've managed to narrow down the thousands of choices you have to something egg-oriented, you still have to decide how to cook them. There are a lot of factors involved: what else will you eat along with them? How much time and energy are you willing to …

How a Nato war game took the world to brink of nuclear disaster

Former classified documents show how close the Soviet Union came to launching an attack in 1983<p>Chilling new evidence that Britain and America came close to provoking the Soviet Union into launching a nuclear attack has emerged in former classified documents written at the height of the cold …

What Are Your Best Tips for Shopping at Trader Joe's?

<b>Q:</b> I'm new to Trader Joe's and have been into my local store just once. It doesn't seem like the place I'd do my regular shopping, but I know TJ has …

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