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Is Blake Griffin Teasing a 'Space Jam' Sequel?

If his new Jordan Super.Fly 4s are any indication, the Clippers star could be taking on the Monstars soon<p>Nearly 20 years after losing to Michael …

Upside-Down Icebergs, Living Fossil Sharks, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

McDonald's U.S. Fries Have Three Times as Many Ingredients as Those in the UK

<b>McDonald's</b> recently published a video revealing what really goes into their French fries. It's part of their new ad campaign called "Our food. Your questions." in which they try to prove that their menu items are indeed made from recognizable ingredients. Mashable notes that in the video host Grant …

McDonald's

Chin-chin: US company toasts anti-fat drug to make double chins history

Experimental ATX-101 seeks to end curse of the double chin Company claims more than 90% success, non-serious side effects<p>There may soon be a way to get rid of an undesirable double chin, without going under the knife.<p>ATX-101, an experimental drug made by the California-based Kythera …

FDA

Sony is giving away old games to settle its 2011 PlayStation Network breach

Cheap digital goodies for everyone<p>Are you still feeling bitter about the PlayStation Network outage that left PS3 and PSP owners offline back in 2011? If so, Sony's here to ease your pain. The company has started accepting claims as part of a class action settlement announced last summer.<p>The bottom …

PlayStation

California educator pleads guilty to sex crimes in YouTube confrontation case

An educator who was confronted with allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube has pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving two victims.<p>The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1CzrY9F) that Andrea Cardosa entered …

Crime

ISIS apparently demands release of terrorist to spare Japanese hostage

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> ISIS appears to have beheaded one of its Japanese hostages and is demanding the release of a convicted terrorist in Jordan to spare the other.<p>A video file posted online Saturday by a known ISIS supporter shows an image of one hostage, Kenji Goto, holding a photo of what appears to be …

Islam

US offers Japan condolences over 'IS killing'

<b>US President Barack Obama has telephoned Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to offer his condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.</b><p>Mr Obama said the US stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan.<p>Mr Abe said he accepted that a video claiming Haruna Yukawa had been …

Japan

President Obama predicts more states will legalize marijuana

You can’t fit everything into a State of the Union.<p>President Barack Obama told YouTube today that more states will consider legalizing cannabis thanks to his Administration’s approach to the issue, and the government should treat marijuana use as a health problem, not a criminal one.<p>Several …

Cannabis

Journalist with links to Anonymous sentenced to 5 years in prison

Barrett Brown drew the attention of law enforcement after posting a public link to data stolen in the 2011 hack of security think tank Stratfor.<p>Barrett Brown, a journalist who has served as an unofficial spokesman for various Anonymous hacking operations, was sentenced Thursday to five years in …

Obstruction of Justice

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Technically Incorrect: Speaking at Davos, Google's executive chairman explains that we'll all be experiencing our digital connections as a seamless part of our everyday world.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not …

Computer Science

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Inflammation

5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

Mother of Japanese man held by ISIS begs for mercy

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> As the deadline imposed by ISIS approached, the mother of one of two Japanese men held by the militant group begged for her son's life.<p>"To all members of ISIS, Kenji [Goto] is not the enemy of ISIS. Please release him," Junko Ishido, Goto's mother, said in a statement Thursday. "There …

Japan
Minecraft

Nintendo is killing its Club Nintendo loyalty program

Nintendo has announced the worldwide closure of Club Nintendo, its loyalty program in which customers could collect "coins" from software and hardware and exchange them for various goods. Members in the US will be able to earn coins through the end of March, and will have until the end of June to …

Retrogaming

Millennials Will Overtake Baby Boomers to Become America's Biggest Generation

There’s a lot of them: 75 million total, in fact.<p>Millennials, or individuals born between 1981 and 1997, are set to become the most populous …

Demographics

US still pursuing long road to justice in 1998 Africa embassy bombings

Khalid al-Fawwaz will appear charged with planning attacks and setting up al-Qaida’s media office, among other things<p>• Analysis: attacks that propelled Bin Laden into the limelight<p>On the morning of 7 August 1998 Ellen Karas saw her colleague peering out of the window of the US embassy in Nairobi, …

Terrorism

German Cops Raid Apartments Linked to Self-Proclaimed 'Emir'

MAINZ, Germany — Police investigating a suspected Islamist extremist terror cell raided 13 apartments early Tuesday in Berlin, Potsdam and a town in the state of Thuringia.<p>About 200 officers took part in the raids, which began at 6 a.m. local time (midnight ET) and were connected to last week's …

Extremism

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Online

Canadian Special Forces Confront ISIS In First Confirmed Coalition Iraq Ground Battle

The standoff is the first confirmed ground battle between the extremist group and Western troops, which are supporting Iraqi government efforts to repel the group (also known as ISIS or ISIL) that has seized swaths of territory in the country.<p>"My troops had completed a planning session with senior …

Middle East

Pope: Good Catholics Don't Have to Mate 'Like Rabbits'

After a triumphant visit to the Philippines, where he defended the Catholic Church's historical opposition to artificial contraception, Pope Francis said Monday that the church's position doesn't mean couples should abandon "responsible parenthood" and "be like rabbits."<p>In a news conference aboard …

Christianity

ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.<p>The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men -- …

Natural Gas

Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, Cambridge University finds

Even a small amount of exercise, such as brisk daily 20 minute walk, reduces the risk of premature death.<p>Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, but a brisk 20-minute walk each day is all it takes to avoid an early death, Cambridge University has said.<p>A study of more than 334,000 people …

Boko Haram Appears to Be Using Abducted Girls as Suicide Bombers: Experts

Three suicide bombings by girls aged as young as 10 suggest that Nigeria's Boko Haram has employed a new tactic of forcing abducted children to blow themselves up, according to experts.<p>The Islamist sect has been carrying out almost daily killings and kidnappings across northeast Nigeria in a …

Africa

Watch: US man arrested over jihadist inspired plot to attack Capitol

A US man is arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the Justice Department and the FBI<p>An Ohio man claiming sympathy with <b>Islamic State</b>militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to <b>attack the US Capitol with</b> …

France