Steve Leslie

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Poo’s Clues

Changing Planet<p>I have a completely healthy obsession with poo … particularly of the animal variety, mostly of the whale variety. Whether you like it or not, there is something ridiculously eye-catching about this stuff. Don’t believe me? <i>Did you see the photo?</i><p>I am a firm believer that blue whale poo …

Ferguson: Cover of Darkness, Rays of Light

The announcement arrived at the telegraphed moment, conveniently scheduled for prime time in most zones. A decision said to shed light on a matter of national importance is revealed only after dark, with the lede buried under a pile of prosecutorial dereliction. When the decisive words are finally …

The 10 Best Cities In America

From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the cut?<p><b>Smartest city: Ithaca, New York</b><p>According to Lumosity, a polling company that seeks to understand human intelligence, Ithaca, New York, tops the list …

Planes Get Too Close For Comfort On St. Maarten Beach

It's a scene you don't normally see on the beach -- airplanes coming towards land almost directly on top of sunbathers, with tourists and locals alike occasionally diving out of the way of the jumbo jets.<p>But at Maho Beach on St. Maarten, close encounters with planes and people are almost an <i>hourly</i> …

The Geopolitics of Oil Promotes Islamic Fundamentalism. Ben Affleck's Political Correctness Doesn't. Tell Sam Harris.

"But what about the billions in weapons we give to Saudi Arabia, the most extreme example of everything Sam Harris advocates against, doesn't this undermine..."<p>Straw Man!<p>Non Sequitur!<p>If those are your first impressions of the headline, or of this article, take a moment to look at the geopolitics of …

Republican Right Embraces Its Long, Hypocritical Tradition of Pandering to Fear

They're back. Like the fourth sequel to a bad horror movie, the Republican Right has once again chosen to embrace its long ignoble, hypocritical tradition of pandering to -- and stoking -- fear.<p>As the election nears, their ads are filled with images of ISIL terrorists, Ebola viruses, Secret Service …

Less Lobster, More Misery: The Republican Poverty Fantasy

The most perceptive insight into modern conservatism doesn't come from somebody who is alive. It doesn't even come from somebody who is real. To understood 21st century conservatism, turn to Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf in Game of Thrones. In the second book of George R.R. Martin's series, Tyrion …

Winston Reid Link Is Endorsement of Liverpool's Ongoing Defensive Problems

As Brendan Rodgers enters his third season at the Liverpool helm, the Reds' defensive problems don't show any signs of abating: A series of errors have cost them points in a slow start to the 2014/15 season.<p>This comes on the back of a summer spending spree at Anfield that welcomed the big-money …

Soccer

Dele Adebola Wants Everybody to Know He Does Not Have the Ebola Virus

Journeyman striker Dele Adebola surname ends with ebola—so that means he must have the Ebola virus, right?<p>Well apparently not!<p>The former Birmingham City and Coventry City striker has been getting numerous message from concerned users on Twitter but he has put everybody at ease by assuring us all he …

Merlino back in court; prosecutors want him back in jail

Former mob boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino cut a colorful figure Friday as he swaggered into a federal courtroom in Philadelphia for his first …

I Went on a Tour of Some of England's Most Unhygienic Restaurants

Just how much of a risk are you taking by eating at a place with a bad health rating?<p><i>Photos by Chris Bethell</i><p>If you're thinking of opening a restaurant, your number-one priority is probably to avoid poisoning anyone in the process. The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is the government body charged …

St. Louis Cardinals Fans Have A Seriously Racist Response To Ferguson Protesters

Some St. Louis Cardinals fans clashed with Ferguson protesters Monday in a back-and-forth that included a slew of racist remarks.<p>Ahead of the Cardinals-Dodgers game, protesters gathered outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis to call for justice for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was …

Guys Who Buy The iPhone 6 May Just Want To Hook Up

Peacocks have their extravagant plumage, bull elk their haunting bugle. And men? They have the iPhone 6.<p>At least that's the word from researchers at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. Their new study of 352 men and women between the ages of 16 and 34 shows that guys who are single or in …

A Sketchy E-Cigarette Liquid That Gets You High Is Making People Sick in Michigan

People are panicking over "Cloud Nine," a new synthetic drug that has sent dozens of kids to the hospital.<p>Cloud Nine, a kind of e-cigarette liquid that people have been using to get high, is the latest nightmare drug making the rounds, in the process getting a bunch of TV news reporters extremely …

'Homeless Bill Of Rights' Wants People On Streets To Be Able To Freely Stand, Sit In Public

Many homeless people in America don’t want much -- often it’s just the ability to sit down in public without fear of getting arrested. But with increasing measures to criminalize homelessness across the U.S., that’s often not a possibility.<p>Advocates now hope that by pushing through a "Homeless Bill …

Why Bill Maher and Ben Affleck Are Both Wrong

When I watched Bill Maher -- with whom I agree about many other issues -- talk about Islam on his show "Real Time" last Friday night, I felt as though my father's life story was being erased.<p>According to Maher, no one in Muslim majority countries openly denounces fundamentalism. "They are afraid to …

MLB Implementing Experimental Pace of Play Rule Changes for Fall League

With Major League Baseball's games constantly increasing in length, the league took a big step toward quickening play Wednesday.<p>Via Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, MLB will experiment with a number of rules in this year's Arizona Fall League in the interest of speeding up games in the …

Baseball

Hunting for British American Football Fans at London's NFL Street Party

To try convincing Brits they should care about a sport that—to an outsider, at least—seems to revolve around timeouts and advertising, this Saturday the NFL hosted a "fan rally" on Regent Street.<p><i>Photos by Thomas Hjelm</i><p>In 2007, the Miami Dolphins played the New York Giants in the first regular season …

You're Young, You're Black, And You've Got No Future

You're young, you're black, and you've got no future.<p>Why? Because you were arrested on drug charges. You've been arrested before, just like more than half of the other young black men in your neighborhood. But this time, you'll receive a mandatory "war on drugs" sentence.<p>Your father was …

John Oliver Puts American Drone Strikes Into Perspective: We've Made Children 'Fear The Sky'

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight."<p>Early in his sobering segment on the U.S. drone program, John Oliver noted that "Drone strikes will be as much a characteristic of the Obama presidency as …

GOP Defrauds Voters

The GOP is working desperately to deny the right to vote to citizens it doesn’t like. You know, poor people, black people, Hispanic people, old people, female people, especially people it believes are inclined to vote for Democrats.<p>Republican politicians have hatched a multitude of schemes in …

5 Fall Destinations That Are Majorly 'On The Rise'

Fall marks the start of the low season for tourists in many hot-ticket destinations. And as a traveler, the pressure is on to pick a getaway that's exotic and stimulating but also relaxing.<p>After all, THIS is your one big chance to unwind before the whirlwind known as going home for the …