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Russian Policewomen Told to Dress More Conservatively

Russia’s Military of Internal Affairs is enforcing a crackdown on police attire in response to rapidly rising hemlines on the skirts of Russian …

Melo, Kobe, CP3 and Andre Iguodala Star in Kevin Hart's 'I Wish' Remix

Actor Kevin Hart has released a remix of Skee-Lo's "I Wish," featuring Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala, to promote his upcoming movie <i>Ride Along</i>.<p>Thanks to David Astramskas of Ball Is Life for the find.

Basketball

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Yellowstone volcano would be 2,000 times the size of Mount St Helens

New study reveals that the magma chamber beneath Yellowstone National Park more than double the size previously thought and a potential supervolcano would erupt with mammoth force<p>The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park's …

Beyoncé's surprise new release is the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever

Beyoncé's surprise album release on iTunes this past Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a huge hit. Apple just announced that the self-titled video and song collection sold a whopping 828,773 copies in only three days, making it the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever. 617,213 copies were sold in …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Abandoned mine could yield clues to stopping global warming

An abandoned mine in California is providing scientists with important data that could lead to a possible new weapon to fight global warming.<p>Massive amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide vacuumed from smokestacks or the air could be permanently locked up in a type of tight, magnesium-rich …

Climate Change

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Papua New Guinea

High School Football Player Tony Picard May Be 'Biggest Running Back In The World' At 6'4, 400 Lbs.

Billed as "The Biggest Running Back In The World" in the description of a YouTube video of his highlights, high school football player Tony Picard seems to be part myth, part viral video sensation and part college scout's dream but he is entirely a nightmare for opposing defenses.<p>According to …

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

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Basketball Legend, Dr. J, Reveals Intimate Details On Conceiving His Daughter

Revered as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, fans will now get an up close glimpse into the life Julius “The Doctor” Erving in his forthcoming autobiography “Dr. J.”<p>The candid memoir, which is set to hit stores on Nov. 5, has already drawn buzz surrounding the good doctor’s …

Kobe Bryant Gets A $24 Million Check Today Because Of A Quirk In His Contract

The Los Angeles Lakers star will receive 80% of his $30.5 million salary today in one lump sum payment today, Eric Pincus of the LA Times reports.<p>That means he'll get a check for $24,363,044.<p>NBA players typically get paid bi-weekly during the season, but they have the right to negotiate a different …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

LeBron James Calls Kobe Bryant a Top 5 NBA Star 'For Sure'

LeBron James thinks ESPN is wrong. For sure.<p>While the King was holding court on Twitter, he was asked if ESPN ranking Kobe Bryant the 25th-best player in the NBA was accurate. Not only did he disagree, he asserted that the Black Mamba was still a top-five player.<p>Before using his tweet as a means to …

Basketball

Angler Hooks 134-Pound Carp In Thailand, May Crush World Record

Holy carp!<p>A British tourist may have just reeled in a world record. While vacationing in Thailand for his birthday, Keith Williams hooked a 134-pound carp, believed to be the biggest ever caught.<p>"He told his wife that he could feel in his bones that he was going to catch a special fish that day," …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Addicted to Oreos? You truly might be

Oreos are as addictive as cocaine, at least for lab rats, and just like us, they like the creamy center best.<p>Eating the sugary treats activates more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than drugs such as cocaine, the team at Connecticut College found.<p>“Our research supports the theory that …

18-foot 'sea monster' terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one of the creatures thought to be the "sea serpents" of nautical legend.<p>Jasmine Santana, a science instructor for the …

Fish

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

Krokodil, The Flesh-Eating Nightmare Drug, Is Back In The News

Photo: Isopix/REX USA.<p>If you hadn't heard of krokodil until now, consider yourself lucky. The Russian-born heroin substitute with disturbing — and …