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Merciless gunman shot woman in a wheelchair, Oregon survivor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> He showed no mercy. He ordered his victims to the ground and shot them even if they did what he asked.<p>He asked them their religion but shot them no matter the answer. He even shot a woman in a wheelchair.<p>The description of the savagery that killed nine people at Umpqua Community College in …

Oregon

Month in Space: See the Supermoon and Other Super Sights - NBC News

Supermoon

Box office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' powers to $65 million

Wise-cracking turtles went head-to-head with a talking raccoon and a sentient tree at the multiplexes, and, in the end, the turtles came out on top. Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" beat expectations with a strong $65 million in the U.S. and Canada at the weekend box office, claiming the …

Jon Stewart is not enough: The curse of centrism, and why the Tea Party keeps rolling “Daily Show” Democrats

It’s easy to take shots and laugh at the know-nothing right. But our smirks let complicit Democrats off the hook<p>I have spent many years deriding the right, and I have to admit, it has been a hoot. The conservative world is an endless shooting gallery of hypocrites, con men, narcissists, and walking …

Gulls Turn Cannibal on Sundays

<i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Ah, Sunday. The day of rest. A day for sleeping in, having a big brunch and watching bad action movies on basic cable. A day for …

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Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

Zack Snyder To Direct Justice League Movie After 'Batman vs. Superman'

While <b>Zack Snyder</b>‘s <i>Man of Steel</i> sequel <b>Batman vs. Superman</b> is gearing up to begin production next month (with an announced May 6th 2016 release), …

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat<p>On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean …

How Many Words Do Eskimos Really Have for Snow?

There are three answers to this question: a heck of a lot, not that many, and a whole heck of a lot. Or, if you want specifics: 5, 2, and 99. …

Language

This Dwarf Planet Might Have More Fresh Water Than All Of Earth

And it's actually (relatively) nearby<p>This is poor, unfortunate Ceres. Discovered in 1801, it was at first called a planet, then soon classified as an asteroid, and recently as a dwarf planet, not quite qualifying for real planet status despite residing in the solar system's asteroid belt. But now …

Astronomy

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

2015 Subaru WRX Deep-Dive Details

Subaru’s original neo rally-car for the road is getting a major overhaul for 2015—you can read our other debut story here—receiving a stiffer structure and suspension, a new turbo engine, an optional automatic, and sheetmetal that will help increase the WRX’s perception as a distinct product line …

Subaru

Comet ISON brightening fast as its moment of truth nears

“We might witness a nice, long-tailed comet visible to the naked eye that will leave millions of people with fond memories for a lifetime, or maybe …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

BATMAN ETERNAL Thanksgiving Art by Jason Fabok

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

Obama: It's 'on me'

President Barack Obama came to the White House podium Thursday to apologize. And apologize. Then apologize some more.<p>The press conference was the kind no president ever wants to have: admitting his political enemies have a point. He conceded that a project his administration spent years on is …