Joe Lapalombella

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Astronaut finishes the London Marathon from space in record-breaking time

Tim Peake – the first bona fide British astronaut to visit the International Space Station – just became the second person to run a marathon in space. And his record-breaking time makes him the fastest extraterrestrial marathon runner ever.<p><i>[Graphic: What happens to your body during an ultramarathon]</i><p>…

London Marathon

Family of murdered IRA informer protest against inquest delays

The family of a murdered senior IRA and Sinn Féin figure who was also a British spy walked out of a court in protest over the Irish Republic’s delay in holding a full inquest into his killing, which is linked to a secret journal he had written.<p>Denis Donaldson was once a close ally of the Sinn Féin …

Crime

'Panama Papers' push Iceland's PM to resign

Iceland’s under pressure prime minister,Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson has tendered his resignation after his family’s offshore investments were revealed in the ‘Panama Papers’ leak.<p>The move must first be approved by his government’s coalition partners and the president before becoming …

Neanderthals ‘kept our early ancestors out of Europe’

The discovery of a hoard of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave has forced scientists to reconsider our species’ relations with our closest evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. The find, revealed in the science journal <i>Nature</i>, shows modern humans must have left their African homeland and …

Humanity

The Verge Review of Animals: the immortal jellyfish

Behold the tiny, gelatinous face of god<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Previously, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight.</i><p>In medieval bestiaries, every animal is …

Net neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the internet

FCC says ‘we listened and we learned’, and passes strict broadband rules that represent ‘a red-letter day for internet freedom’<p>Internet activists scored a landmark victory on Thursday as the top US telecommunications regulator approved a plan to govern broadband internet like a public …

Net Neutrality

Great Job, Internet!: These elementary school percussionists goddamn own these Led Zeppelin songs

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are an extracurricular performing group for kids ages 7-12 in Kentucky. Back in November, they embraced their …

Kids

Neil Blomkamp On ‘Elysium’: ‘I F*cked It Up’

I love <i>District 9</i> and I have a rock hard throbbing boner for <i>Chappie</i>, but even for apologists (like me), <i>Elysium</i> was at least a bit of a misfire. And Neill Blomkamp himself is the first to admit it.<p>As he told Uproxx‘s own Mike Ryan:<p><b>“</b>The thing that bothers me is if I feel like I f*cked it up.” […] I …

Satire

Boehner Has a Plan to Avoid a DHS Shutdown—But It Might Not Pass

Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night finally laid out a plan to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department: kick the can a little …

Obama on Arming Ukraine: “˜I Have Not Made a Decision About That Yet’

El­ev­en months after the Rus­si­an an­nex­a­tion of Ukraine, one far-reach­ing ques­tion still lingers over the fu­ture of the con­flict there: Will …