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U.S., allies conduct 20 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies made 20 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq on Saturday, with targets near Ramadi bearing the brunt of the attacks, the military said on Sunday.<p>Five strikes near Ramadi hit tactical units, tanks and an armored personnel carrier for the …

Ice flows, haze offer more clues to Pluto’s geology

Exotic ices flow across Pluto’s surface, and its reddish color appears to come from a thin haze, the latest report from the New Horizons spacecraft …

Stop Using My Song: 35 Artists Who Fought Politicians Over Their Music

In 1932, FDR became the first presidential candidate to use a pre-existing popular tune for a campaign when he embraced "Happy Days Are Here Again" …

Music

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo …

Tutorials

Hunt for alien life on Jupiter begins

European Space Agency joins forces with Airbus to develop new space probe to look for extra-terrestrial existence<p>In the past year humanity has landed on a comet, ventured to Pluto and discovered another planet which is so like our own it has been dubbed Earth 2.0.<p>But in the coming decades, space …

Astronomy

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

How To Check If Your Windows PC Contains Hacking Team Malware

It was only a couple of weeks ago that the ominously named Hacking Team were the ironic victim of an external hack themselves, leaving approximately …

Here's everything you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

You probably have some questions. So we've prepared some answers.<p><b>What's new and cool about Windows 10?</b><p>Windows 10 comes with lots of nifty new features: The Cortana digital assistant takes the best parts of Apple's Siri and Google Now and adds a little more attitude; the new Windows Store promises …

U.S. Air Force Primed and Ready to Attack Iran's Nuclear Sites

U.S. and Iranian negotiators have been scrambling in Vienna to concoct an accord that will stay Tehran’s nuclear ambitions for at least a decade. …

About That Time Ed Sheeran Sharted While Performing On Stage

Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest new artists right now. While he has millions of adoring fans, there are also a segment of people who think his music is kinda crappy. Well, after turning the other cheek over and over again, maybe he can now win those stubborn fans over with this latest news dump. …

Best Story of the Day: The Worst Day Ever Poem That's Cheering Up London

<b>Published on</b> July 24th, 2015 | <i>by Alan Cross</i><p>0<p>Best Story of the Day: The Worst Day Ever Poem That’s Cheering Up London<p>This sheet of paper showed up on …

Eminem namechecks Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump in eight-minute freestyle – listen

Rapper was a guest on US radio station Shade 45 yesterday<p>Eminem mentioned celebrities including Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump in an …

Foo Fighters and Slipknot supergroup Teenage Time Killer sign record deal

Metal group formed by Corrosion Of Conformity's Reed Mullin will release debut album in 2015<p>A supergroup featuring Dave Grohl and Slipknot’s Corey …

Buffalo National River Cabins and Canoeing in Beautiful Ponca, Arkansas

You could spend a lifetime exploring the upper Buffalo National River on foot, with something beautiful and inspiring to discover around nearly every …

Hiking

NASA's Pluto mission is already surprising scientists with what it has found

A group of New Horizons scientists took to Reddit on July 14 to answer questions about the Pluto flyby, and it quickly became clear that the preliminary data holds some curiosities.<p><b>For starters, we didn't know Pluto had craters until today.</b><p>"We didn't really start seeing craters until the image …

Solar System

An Oklahoma couple has been arrested after a friend of theirs reported them abusing their two children. The woman spent the night at Jamie Goodin and Jacob Baker’s Oklahoma City home and told police she witnessed the abuse. She told detectives that she saw Goodin put a pillow over her 7-month-old daughter’s face to stop […]

KFOR (Jamie Goodin and Jacob Baker)<p>‘Meth Addict’ Couple ‘Tried to Kill 7-Month-Old’ Because She’s ‘The Spawn of Satan, Deserves to Die’<p>An Oklahoma …

Mean streets: Oklahomans have it rough, national roads study finds

Oklahoma City and Tulsa roads are among the most deteriorated in the nation, according to a study by a national nonprofit transportation organization.<p>…

Roads

Squirrel gets ‘drunk’, causes hundreds of dollars in damage

We've all been there, buddy.<p>According to an account given to the BBC, the Honeybourne Railway Club was totally trashed by a squirrel who may have been totally trashed himself.<p>The secretary of the club reported finding the place covered in tipped over glasses, then seeing a squirrel -- one who he …

Alcohol

PotBotics: better cannabis recommendations through science

Medical cannabis, recreational cannabis; it's getting hard to tell the two apart -- even in states where only the former is allowed. Just look at your local dispensary. If it's anything like my local weed shop, your cannabis choices are governed more by the brand name and relative THC content than …

Ryan Adams pays tribute to 'bastard' Dave Grohl with Foo Fighters cover

Ryan Adams has a special message for Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl.<p>The rocker was performing at the Sydney Opera House when he decided to …