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Proved at last: Men really are idiots

Finally! A scientific explanation for Johnny Knoxville — he of "Jackass" fame — and the fans who keep him at his dangerous and moronic antics: Male Idiot Theory.<p>New research has rigorously tested Male Idiot Theory, which posits that, well, men are idiots and are driven to take ridiculous risks …

Watch The Navy Destroy A Drone With Lasers

Zap!<p>With a flick of a videogame-like controller, the sailor locks the laser onto the drone in mid-air. Within seconds, there’s a flash of light and sparks, and the drone nosedives straight into the ocean, the latest victim of the U.S. Navy’s new Laser Weapon System (or LaWS). The laser, mounted on …

Did European scientists find dark-matter signal buried in X-rays?

Scientists say they may have discovered a possible dark matter signal coded in the X-rays emanating from two bright objects in the sky.<p>The findings, set to be published next week in Physical Review Letters, could offer tangible evidence for the existence of dark matter -- and help researchers build …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes

A new study shows what at least some of us might have suspected for a long time: Men are idiots and do stupid things.<p>That's the premise of the authors' Male Idiot Theory. The study, published in BMJ, the former <i>British Medical Journal</i>, looked at past winners of the Darwin Awards. The awards are …

Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white lesions form on its skin. Next, the starfish, normally plush with water absorbed to keep its shape, starts to deflate. Then suddenly, its limbs begin …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1.</b> Brent crude dropped to a 5-1/2-year low of $63 a barrel amid a supply glut and weak demand<b>.</b><p><b>2.</b> The US government avoided a government shutdown after the House narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Thursday night.<p><b>3.</b> A group calling itself the Guardians of Peace sent another disturbing …

ISIS Is Too Insane For Some Of Its Most Loyal Members

It's also becoming so violent and brutal that terrorists within the Islamic State group are beginning to question the group's direction. The Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been called "more violent, more virulent, more anti-American" than Osama bin Laden.<p>In an in-depth article …

'What Are You Willing to Fight For?': Democrats' Depressing New Reality

The divisions that were on full display during the debate over a $1 trillion spending bill may become the norm in 2015.<p>To the very limited extent that congressional Democrats have enjoyed the last four years of gridlock on Capitol Hill, they have derived pleasure from watching the Republican Party …

The Speech That Could Make Elizabeth Warren the Next President of the United States

Early Friday evening Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor and gave a plain-spoken, barn-burning speech that could make history and put her into serious contention to be the next President of the United States.<p>There are only a handful of political speeches that have such historic impact. …

America’s moral foundation collapses: Why we can’t simply “look forward” on torture

The torture report didn’t just reveal unthinkable horrors — it exposed the lie of our most basic public policies<p>Despite the Obama administration’s multiple attempts to block it, on Tuesday the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) finally released a 500+ page, highly redacted executive …

America's Day of Shame and Redemption

Throughout the Obama administration, the President has focused on moving forward and not dwelling on the actions of his predecessor. As Faulkner reminds us, however, the past never dies and has a strange capacity for calling our attention as was the case this week with the Senate Intelligence …

America just doesn’t get it: Why police killings demand more than a “respectable” response

Cops are getting away with murder, so protesters are taking a stand. And if that makes you uncomfortable? Good.<p>On December 3, just hours after a New York grand jury refused to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Washington, …

Congress Passes $577 Billion Bill To Expand The Fight Against ISIS

An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in this U.S. Navy picture taken in the Arabian Gulf October 28, 2014.US Navy/REUTERS<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training …

Google to close engineering office in Russia as internet restrictions bite

Law coming into force next year will require foreign firms to store Russian users’ personal data on servers located in Russia<p>Google is to close its engineering office in Russia in the wake of growing restrictions on internet freedoms, including a law that comes into effect next year targeting …

American lawmakers will put their rubber stamp on global profit-shifting

All those Dutch sandwiches, double Irishes and Luxembourg, uh, lunchboxes that US multinational companies use to defer taxes and shift profits abroad are expected to be re-empowered today when the Senate votes to enact a one-year tax extension package.<p>Included in the package is a renewal of two …

Taxes

Congress OKs bill banning purchases of Russian-made rocket engines

For more than a decade, the United States military has depended on buying Russian-made rocket engines to launch its most crucial satellites. On Friday, Congress said no more.<p>Despite lobbying from a joint venture of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the Senate voted 89-11 to approve a bill …

Six ways to safely spend more in retirement

Retirees are being nervous Nellies with their nest eggs.<p>Yes, retirees are withdrawing money from their retirement accounts at a very slow rate or not at all, according to researchers at Texas Tech University's Personal Financial Planning Department.<p>And by doing so, they're foregoing a standard of …

Obama renews focus on the still struggling middle class

President Obama made one thing clear in his State of the Union address. For his last two years in office, he is turning his attention to the middle …

Demographics

Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found.<p>The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said …

Oil Prices Go Down, Russia's Gold Buying Goes Up

It's been a rough ride for the Russian economy and it keeps getting worse. Low oil prices helped push the ruble to another record low on Friday. This spate of bad economic news is probably just accelerating an existing trend: Russia's purchase of gold at an astounding rate.<p>Russia's central bank …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Canberra, Mad Squire, Breamcatcher

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

Cicret Bracelet Turns Your Arm into a Touchscreen Device

A Paris-based design company is taking wearable tech one step further with the <i>Cicret Bracelet</i>, a concept for a wristband that projects the screen of a smartphone directly onto the user's arm. Marketed as “Like a tablet…but on your skin,” the bracelet emits the interface of a remotely connected …

Wearable Tech

The Worst New Words of 2014 | The Takeaway | WNYC

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

How fairytales grew up

With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from <i>Frozen</i>’s Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they’ve had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls<p>“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when …

10 Pieces of Bad Wedding Advice

Just like your most-fashionable friend will occasionally have a, "What was she thinking?" style day, your trusted bridal-publication can miss the mark when it comes to advice from time to time, too. While we pride ourselves on offering great tips for brides-to-be, when we gathered up our best …

Former iTunes Engineer Claims Apple Aimed to Block '100% of Non-iTunes Clients'

As a part of the ongoing class action iPod lawsuit Apple is facing in court this week, former iTunes engineer Rod Schultz testified that he worked on a project that aimed to block non-iTunes clients and shut out third-party music providers competing with the iPod, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>A …

Sorry, Haters: Facebook Won’t Add a ‘Dislike’ Button

Lynsey Addario for TIME/Getty Images Reportage<p>Lynsey Addario for TIME/Getty Images Reportage<p>Lynsey Addario for TIME/Getty Images Reportage<p>Lynsey …

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