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NFL Stars Erupt In Anger Over Donald Trump's 'Son Of A Bitch' Speech

"I can’t take anything our Celebrity in Chief says seriously. He’s a real life clown/troll."<p>National Football League stars past and present are expressing outrage after President Donald Trump used an address in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday to attack players who protest during the national …

Chinese vase sells for 10,000 times estimated price as auction involving amateur buyer gets way out of hand

A Chinese vase valued between 500 and 800 Swiss francs (or £382 to £611) has sold for a record five million Swiss francs (£3.8 million), a Geneva auction house said.<p>According to the catalogue, the vase, which is 23in tall and depicts three blue dragons on a yellow background, is from the 20th …

9 signs you might be smarter than average

1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 Norwegians published in Science magazine revealed that the oldest sibling had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings. The reason is due to environment and family dynamics, not genetics. The firstborn gets the benefits of full …

How to Survive the Apocalypse

President Trump threatens to “totally destroy North Korea.” Another hurricane lashes out. A second monster earthquake jolts Mexico. Terrorists strike in London. And that’s just this past week or so.<p>Yes, the world is clearly coming to an end. But is there anything you can do to prepare?<p>That is not a …

Survivalism

Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth

1 of 18<p>Google spies shipwrecks<p>The world's most famous shipwreck may be the RMS Titanic, but the remains of the luxury steamship are visible only to …

Is It Really Bad to Share a Bed With Your Dog? Science Weighs In

Good boy.<p>The question: Family dogs often spend the night in their owner's bedroom. Might this affect people's sleep?<p>In this study, the researchers …

Sleep

The science of why you should add water to your whiskey

The secret to enjoying a good whiskey? A dash of water.<p>Whiskey drinkers have been doing this for centuries to heighten certain flavors and reduce burn.<p>Science has two competing theories for why this works. One explanation suggests water traps bad flavors. Whiskey contains a compound called "fatty …

Robots learn to walk naturally by understanding their bodies

The challenge with bipedal robots isn't so much getting them to walk at all (although that's sometimes a problem) as it is getting them to walk naturally. They tend to either step cautiously or quickly run into trouble. Swiss researchers think they can do better, though: they're working on COMAN …

Robotics

People spend more time sitting on the toilet each week than exercising, study finds

People in the UK spend more time sitting on the toilet every week than exercising, a study has found.<p>Adults clock up an average of three hours and nine minutes on their loos every week - but spend just 90 minutes being active.<p>In fact, more than a quarter (26%) of people exercise for 30 minutes or …