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Would You Go to Mars If You Could Never Come Back to Earth?

Space

This New Netflix Hack Lets You Get Even More Out Of Your Streaming

If you thought "Gilmore Girls" was the only thing awesome thing coming to Netflix this month, prepare to be left speechless.<p>Lifehacker has just unveiled a new add-on for Chrome that lets you to take your streaming to the next level. Flix Plus lets users customize their Netflix experience, providing …

How do you get from dinosaur arms to bird wings? It's all in the wrist.

A team of scientists that looked at both dinosaur fossils and embryos of modern birds have clarified long-debated details about how dinosaur arms …

6 Surprising Things That Can Influence Your Dreams

<b>By Aatif Zubair, Delhi Technological University, India</b><p>What goes into creating dreams is a subject of great interest to almost everyone—including …

8 Things That Will Get You Banned From Six Flags

Planning a visit to Six Flags? Make sure you check this list before you go. Wearing the wrong clothes, having the wrong tattoos, or being the wrong …

Pop Culture

Fireworks Filmed With a Drone

This one's for anyone who enjoyed a Fourth of July fireworks show but wished you had a better view. According to Joe Stiglingh, who uploaded the …

Honolulu Police Chief's Ban On Visible Tattoos Sparks Criticism

The Honolulu Police Department motto is "integrity, respect and fairness." But many of the Hawaiian natives on the force say the new rule banning visible tattoos isn't fair and doesn't respect their religious customs.<p>Keone Nunes is a practitioner who taps out tattoo designs just as they were done a …

Language Barriers Pose Challenges For Mayan Migrant Children

Among the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who have come from Central America this year are children who speak little or no Spanish. Many are from Guatemala's indigenous communities, who speak more than 20 different Mayan languages.<p>Rafael Domingo, 16, grew up in Guatemala speaking …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

NSA investigation: Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'

<b>An employee of Germany's intelligence service has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say.</b><p>The man is said to have been trying to gather details about a German parliamentary committee that is investigating claims of US espionage.<p>German authorities have asked the US ambassador …

Boulder County Defies Colorado Attorney General, Won't Stop Same-Sex Marriages

"As things currently stand, nobody can be happy." The state's attorney general is locked in a fight against a county clerk.

North Korea fires missiles into the sea

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, a day after South Korea rejected its proposals to reduce tensions, including the cancellation of annual drills between Seoul and Washington.<p>The projectiles, with a range of 180 kilometres (110 miles), were fired from …

Federal court orders Indiana to recognize one gay marriage

Just days after a federal appeals court issued an emergency order stopping gay marriages in Indiana, the same appellate panel ordered the state to legally recognize a marriage between two women as one of them battles ovarian cancer, according to court filings.<p>The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals …

Protesters block buses carrying immigrants

Angry protesters forced three buses carrying undocumented immigrants to turn around Tuesday in Southern California.<p>The immigrants had arrived in San Diego from south Texas and were on their way to be processed at the Murrieta Border Patrol station.<p>Protesters chanting "USA!" "Impeach Obama!" and …

Associated Press News

Obama Announces Plans For Executive Action On Immigration

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Monday he's done waiting for the House of Representatives to pass an immigration bill, and plans to take executive action to change deportation policies.<p>In remarks from the White House, Obama said that given the House's decision not to move forward …

5 Things Nintendo Should have Announced at E3

Nintendo gave us a well-presented and all-around enjoyable E3 Digital Event. There isn\’t much I could complain about and there is a growing …

Retrogaming

Ancient Europe Colonized by Island Hoppers?

Modern DNA reflects movement of people from the Near East 9,000 years ago, study says.<p>By leapfrogging from island to island across the northern Mediterranean, Neolithic people were able to quickly spread their farming lifestyle across southern Europe some 9,000 years ago, a new genetic study …

Four Myths About the Bowe Bergdahl Swap That Must Be Destroyed

The return of U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo-held Taliban of varying importance has become the most important …

Bowe Bergdahl

Meet Slender Man, the Online Phantom That Inspired Attempted Murder

When police recently found 12-year-olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier walking near Interstate 94 after stabbing a friend 19 times and leaving her to …

Crime

Three New Ways the Koch Brothers Are Screwing America

"They are truly cowards in the worst way," says filmmaker Robert Greenwald, of the notorious billionaires Charles and David Koch. And he should know. …

Middle-class

Confronting Campus Rape

April 4th, 2004, is a date Laura Dunn has never forgotten. That was the day the Midwestern preacher's daughter who didn't believe in sex before …

Title IX

London property bubble entombs a thousand digger-machines

London's property bubble has got people energetically expanding their property, digging out sub-basements -- and the insane bubblenomics of London …

Letter from Serbia: we are drowning in a flood of censorship

We need your support, solidarity, and help to spread the word about endangered civil rights and free speech in Serbia.<p>For the past few months the …

Pope works on Mideast peace

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.<p>Israeli President Shimon Peres was the first to …

The CIA's cute first tweet can't cover its bloody tracks

In the latest CIA coup, America's leading spooks have sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy with their chucklesome debut on social media: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." How droll! More than a quarter of a million people have retweeted what has been described as "the …

40 Years of Improv Comedy: An Oral History of the Groundlings

It’s the theatre where Pee-wee Herman was born; where Saturday Night Live found Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and many of its stars; and the venue where Melissa McCarthy met her husband and comedy collaborator, Ben Falcone. As the iconic improv theatre turns 40, all hail The Groundlings.<p><i>“O, it</i> …

Comedy

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Help for student loan debtors

The president will issue an executive order Monday in the name of easing student borrowers’ debt loads by capping repayments at 10 percent of their monthly income, the White House confirmed to POLITICO.<p>President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that he would take action on student …

Associated Press News