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Stream live games, check the latest scores or watch the best highlights with the best brand in sports: ESPN. Pick your favorite teams and leagues to …

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer: Hiccup and Toothless, Together Again – /Film

By the time <i>How to Train Your Dragon 2</i> comes out, over four years will have passed since the first <i>How to Train Your Dragon</i> hit theaters. And rather …

France decides 'textopornographie' is French for 'sexting'

The French have shut down yet another English word: "sexting" will now be known as "textopornographie," with "sexto" as the noun "sex text." France's General Commission on Terminology and Word Invention (or Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme, <i>s'il vous plaît</i>) decided to change the …

Capitals fan takes puck to the face, waits until after the game to go to the hospital

In the third period of Sunday’s rivalry game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers at the Verizon Center, Caps fan Tricia Drummond took a puck to the forehead, opening a nasty gash. Drummond needed medical attention, but waited until after the Caps won in a shootout to go to the …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Watch A Cat Unlock The iPhone 5s Using Touch ID And The Fingerprint Sensor

As you can see in the video above, Apple’s new fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s isn’t restricted to human users. After commandeering a cat, I tested a colleague’s hypothesis that you could register the identifying skin segments of your favorite furry friends for Touch ID, too.<p>The cat’s paw …

You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named 'Ugliest Animal'

At first glance, we thought it was a <i>Star Wars</i> character.<p>But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.<p>And now it's the "winner" of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society's online vote to choose a mascot.<p>Or as the society and the British Science Association say, …

Olympics James Bond stuntman killed in Swiss accident

The stuntman who amazed the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has died while wing-diving in Switzerland.<p>Mark Sutton, 42, was killed on Wednesday after crashing into a ridge near Martigny at the Swiss-French border.<p>The former Army officer …

Updating 10 MLB Records That Can Be Broken in 2013

Don't spend too much time committing current MLB records to memory. From now through the end of 2013, there could be a handful of new teams and individuals rewriting history.<p>Career and single-season marks set by Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Nolan Ryan and Cy Young seem to be completely safe. While it's …

Which MLB Rotation Is Built Best to Dominate a Short Playoff Series?

Pitching in the MLB postseason is a different animal.<p>It's one thing to have a strong rotation during the regular season, when teams are grinding through 162 games, and simply having dependable starters who can take the ball every fifth day is almost as important as them actually pitching …

Roku iOS app update lets users stream videos to televisions

Roku added a small, yet significant, addition to its app for iOS on Thursday. With the new 2.3 update, users can now stream videos stored on their iOS device directly to their televisions.<p>The new functionality is part of an update to the "Play on Roku" feature that the company announced last …

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Carolina Panthers and Make-a-Wish Grant Child's Dream of Becoming NFL Coach

Jack Bolton is an eight-year-old who has spinal muscular atrophy. In conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Carolina Panthers signed him to a one-day contract as an official associate coach.<p>Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab spotted the video, which should bring a smile to your face similar …

Eli and Peyton Manning Made a Hilarious Rap Video

Eli and Peyton Manning have done the truly unexpected: donned awesomely bad wigs in a rap video. The clip — which features the two star NFL …

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NBA 2013 schedule: Charlotte Bobcats have most back-to-backs

The range of back-to-back sets in the 2013-14 NBA schedule ranges rom 14 to 22.<p>The Charlotte Bobcats will have the most back-to-back sets in the NBA next season. The league's schedule was released on Tuesday and saw a wide range of back-to-backs. The Bobcats lead all teams with 22 while the New …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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APOD: The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble and Chandra (2013 Jul 30) Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N. Ruiz et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130730.html Explanation: In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula. From the ground, NGC 2392 resembles a person's head surrounded by a parka hood. In 2000, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged the Eskimo Nebula in visible light, while the nebula was imaged in X-rays by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2007. The above combined visible-X ray image, with X-rays emitted by central hot gas and shown in pink, was released last week. From space, the nebula displays gas clouds so complex they are not fully understood. The Eskimo Nebula is clearly a planetary nebula, and the gas seen above composed the outer layers of a Sun-like star only 10,000 years ago. The inner filaments visible above are being ejected by strong wind of particles from the central star. The outer disk contains unusual light-year long orange filaments. The Eskimo Nebula spans about 1/3 of a light year and lies in our Milky Way Galaxy, about 3,000 light years distant, toward the constellation of the Twins (Gemini). http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2013/ngc2392/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130730 #APOD

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner <br>+<p>Colorful explosions captured after a balloon covered with paint is pricked with a needle.<p>This series is a …

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World Freestyle Football Champ Makes Mind-Blowing Skills Video in London

There’s no shortage of “insane” soccer juggling videos on the Internet, but few hold a candle to the latest exhibition by world freestyle champion Andrew Henderson.<p>Henderson’s latest video takes place in downtown London, where he incorporates several historic and contemporary landmarks around the …