James Smith

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Marks and Spencer apology over alcohol and religion

Marks and Spencer has apologised after a worker in a London store politely referred a customer trying to buy alcohol to another till.<p>The retailer said it had failed to follow its internal policy of trying to find suitable roles for staff whose religious beliefs restrict food or drink they can …

Element of the week: roentgenium

This week's element is roentgenium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Rg</b>, and atomic number, <b>111</b>. Originally known by its temporary name, unununium (Uuu -- which is my favourite atomic symbol that is associated with any of the elements' temporary names), this element was named in honour of German …

Largest Wal-Mart civil disobedience ends with over 50 arrests

The rally in L.A. coordinated with a series of worker walkouts, and organizers promise more action to come<p>Natasha Lennard<p>November 8, 2013 7:22pm (UTC)<p>In what organizers have called the largest single act of civil disobedience in Wal-Mart's five-decade history, Wal-Mart workers and their supporters …

Obama: I wanted to fix healthcare site, 'but I don't write code'

NEW ORLEANS -- President<p>Obamavented his frustration with his broken healthcare insurance website Friday, joking that he “wanted to go in and fix it myself but I don’t write code.”<p>"We've had this problem with the website," Obama told a crowd during a visit to the Port of New Orleans. "I'm not happy …

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Doctor Who: The Time War - Illuminating the Dark Age

Everything we’ve learned about the Doctor’s darkest hour.<p>With the Day of the Doctor fast approaching, Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary special appears …

The Ugliest Cars at SEMA 2013

Take a walk past the hundreds of customized cars, trucks and SUVs at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas and you'll see some incredible innovation, artistry, and craftsmanship. And then there are the custom rides that wear<p>Take a walk past the hundreds of customized …

Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

According to the new book "Double Down," in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.<p>Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment …

GTA 5 vs. Saints Row 4: Who's better? (A JT Machinima/TeamHeadKick collab)

The 10 Worst Action Movie Posters Ever Made

0<p>SHARES<p><b>10. The Spy Who Loved Me</b><p>The classic Bond films normally had pretty busy posters, traditionally featuring something along the lines of 007 …

10 Movies That Make Prison Look Like an Awesome Place

0<p>SHARES<p><b>10. Shawshank Redemption</b><p><b>Prison:</b><p>Shawshank<p>State Penitentiary<p><b>Perks:</b><p>Shawshank<p>has all sorts of privileges you just won't find at other maximum …

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The Five Biggest Perverts In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

0<p>SHARES<p><b>A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game hits stores today, which got us thinking - what would the original show's stars be like in real life?</b> …

Infographic of the Day: The Most Comprehensive Size Comparison of Science-Fictional Spaceships Yet

Click through the image for a closer look at this awesome chart of science-fictional spaceships compiled by DeviantART user DirkLoechel.

Slavery, the Rebel flag and the shutdown

<b>Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave" (Fox Searchlight)</b><p>How the toxic effects of white supremacy, seen so clearly in “12 Years a Slave,” endure in American politics<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>October 19, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Five years before the beginning of the Civil War, Robert …

Apple iPads earn the “most responsive screen” tablet title in tests

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>If you think Apple’s(s aapl) touchscreen tablets are more responsive than the competition, you’re right. So says Agawi, which …

Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …