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Manchester United have no chance of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, claims agent Jorge Mendes

Super agent Jorge Mendes admits the Portuguese remembers his time at Old Trafford fondly, but will retire at the Spanish giants<p><b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b>’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has ruled out the prospect of the player rejoining <b>Manchester United</b>, insisting it would be “impossible” for the Portuguese forward …

NASA | Many Views of a Massive CME

NASA

Mariners issue statement on incident, Montero will not play again in 2014

Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik issued a statement about the Jesus Montero/ice cream incident, saying "we will issue further information when it is …

What Happens When the CrossFit Games Meets the NFL?

You're about to find out<p>Football isn’t the only sport to look forward to this Fall. The National Pro Grid League kicks off its inaugural season on August 19.<p>At first glance, <b>The Grid</b> looks like the CrossFit Games. And it’s no wonder: It’s founder and commissioner Tony Budding worked as a CrossFit …

20 Biggest Songs of the Summer: The 2000s

20. Lifehouse, “Hanging by a Moment”<p>Lifehouse's debut single was a grunge-pop sleeper hit that wound up being the Hot 100's top song of 2001 – on the …

Music

The Great Oxygenation Event: The Earth’s first mass extinction.

Let me tell you about a catastrophe. I don't use that word lightly: This event was monumental, an apocalypse that was literally global in scale, and …

Why the World Cup Round of 16 Continues to Be Mexico's Downfall

Six successive rounds of 16 and not a single ticket to the quarterfinals: That's Mexico's reality. No other team in the planet holds this record.<p>In the past six World Cups, El Tri have had players of the likes of Jorge Campos, Claudio Suarez, Ramon Ramirez, Luis Hernandez, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, …

Soccer

2014 FIFA World Cup: What we learned, Day 17

A recap of Sunday at the World Cup, with Netherlands coming back to beat Mexico, 2-1.<p><b>More World Cup: Scoreboard | Schedule | Group Standings | U.S.</b> …

'Secret' App Is Now Available on Android

On the Secret social-networking app, which launched in February, there are no user names, photos, profiles or other clues as to who’s saying what. …

Apps

Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

Lindsay Lohan Confirms Her 'Sex List' Is Real

Lindsay Lohan‘s “Sex List” is real, according to the 27-year-old actress.<p>On Thursday night, Lohan stopped by <i>Watch What Happens Live</i> and confirmed …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Texas woman wins half-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit

A woman in Texas has won a rare, major legal victory in a revenge porn case. Local station ABC KTRK reports that a civil court has awarded the anonymous woman $500,000 after her former boyfriend of seven years posted photographs and videos from their relationship on YouTube and other sites as a way …

Series of Snowstorms Trigger Monster Avalanches in West

Heavy snowfall this month that smothered mountains in the West has also paved the way for a perilous setting, creating some of the meanest avalanches in recent memory.<p>Officials are amazed about the frequency — and intensity — of avalanches since a series of snowstorms struck early this month, …

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally different experiences and yet the science of them is very much the same." --Curtiss Murphy, founder of GiGi Games<p>If you can distract that chatterbox of this nosy bossy, the …

James Martin

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Richard Sherman: I'm no villain

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that his postgame comments Sunday were ''misdirected and immature" but he …

Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space

Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest asteroid as well as the smallest known dwarf planet.<p>The find comes just in time. Next year, NASA's Dawn …

Astronomy

Microsoft may preview Windows 'Threshold' in April, launch it in 2015

Microsoft may have just released Windows 8.1 a few months ago, but it's reportedly on the cusp of previewing its <i>next</i> major Windows version, Threshold. The <i>SuperSite</i> <i>for Windows</i> hears from sources that Microsoft will provide a "vision" for the OS at its Build conference in early April. While there …

'Rare Earth' Revisited: Anomalously Large Moon Remains Key To Our Existence

Science fiction has continually given us the notion that once our starships start surfing the Milky Way’s grand spiral arms, we’ll soon find ourselves on some sort of galactic A-list.<p>But what if no one’s there to host an interstellar meet and greet? What if we’re very rare, if not truly alone as …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

The 10 Men's Accessories That Matter The Most

Recently we asked the D’Marge community what the must-have fashion accessories for men. The responses we received ranged from the basic to the …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

See Comet Tails Flap In Solar Wind

Or, giant space sperm swim toward Planet Ova.<p>Last Thursday, NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) captured images of two comets passing through solar wind. At the center is Comet Encke, and emerging later is Comet ISON.<p>STEREO consists of two sun-orbiting observatories, one ahead …