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What Your Birthday Says About Your Mood And Personality, According To Science

Astrologers and other spiritual types are typically the only people to believe in a connection between a person's birthday and their personality. But according to a recent study, there's scientific evidence that indeed, the season of your birth may have some impact on who you are.<p>Researchers from …

This Is How Taylor Swift Gets Revenge

Photo: Getty Images<p>Last night on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, the host shared a sad little tale about his guest, Taylor Swift. Apparently 10 years ago, a 14-year-old Swift tried to play a song for the show's booker and was unceremoniously kicked out of the studio. (One guess at who's kicking himself now, …

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“Honey Boo Boo” cancelled over matriarch’s relationship with convicted child molester

Mark McDaniel was convicted in 2004 and served 10 years in prison<p>TLC decided to cancel its hit reality program "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," after reports that the show's matriarch, "Mama June" Shannon, is in a relationship with a convicted child molester, TMZ is reporting. TLC will not air an entire …

The 10 Best Red-Carpet Photobombs

The <i>Collins English Dictionary</i> this week declared that its 2014 Word of the Year is “photobomb,” defined, as you probably already know, as something that intrudes into the background of a photograph without a subject's knowledge. As the Collins language experts are likely aware, the photobomb …

Failure to check foreign criminals 'costing millions'

Major blind spot in the criminal justice system revealed in report disclosing a catalogue of 'appalling' errors in Home Office’s handling of foreign criminals<p>Police are failing to check whether seven out of 10 foreign suspects have criminal records in their native countries.<p>The full extent of the …

Let’s Celebrate Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Birthday By Looking Back At His Most Ridiculous Scenes

Every major action star always has that one scene that people love to drag out every now to make fun of, because it reminds us that even the biggest badasses in the world have their bad moments. But only the truly greatest stars have many of these moments to make fun of, because it shows that they …

Video: Helmet saves Marine from sniper’s bullet

A U.S. Marine has uploaded this footage of a fellow solider taking a sniper’s bullet to the helmet — totally escaping injury. The footage was recorded in 2013 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan during the raid of a village.<p>The footage is pretty amazing:

System failed to avert battered child's slaying

The family rented the ramshackle two-flat for nearly three years without neighbors realizing the raven-haired girl with dark eyes lived there. No one recalled her ever playing outside, walking with friends to a nearby park or waiting for a school bus in the morning.<p>It wasn't until Sept. 5, when …

Victim in Levi’s Stadium attack may be paralyzed

A vicious, video-recorded bathroom attack at Sunday’s 49ers game in Santa Clara happened after the main victim — who needed brain surgery, hasn’t spoken since and may be paralyzed — “nudged” one of the assailants on the shoulder to point out a free urinal, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Santa Clara …

Mom who tried to kill daughter gets 10-22 years

BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A judge Wednesday sentenced the mother of an autistic Michigan teenager to 10-22 years in prison for what the woman described as …

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

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Dancer in Mastodon's "The Motherload" Video Defends Band, Details Behind-the-Scenes Experience

In case you hadn't heard, Mastodon filled their clip for "The Motherload" with a bunch of twerking dancers. It caused a bit of controversy, but the band's Brann Dailor came to its defense. "With the video itself, we wanted to make sure that the women that were there were in charge and that they …

How To Make An 'Invisibility Cloak' At Home For Under $100

All it takes is four lenses, an optics bench for holding the lenses in place, and an insatiable appetite for making things disappear.<p>The four lenses, when aligned just right, will bend light around the object you place between them, cloaking the object in the process. Watch this device, called the …

After more than 20 years of research, a team of scientists are bioengineering penises in the lab which may soon be transplanted safely on to patients. It is an extraordinary medical endeavour that has implications for a wide range of disorders<p>Gathered around an enclosure at the Wake Forest …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Use A 3-D Printer To Turn Your Smartphone Into A 1000X Microscope

Simple and powerful<p>The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released printable files that will help turn your smartphone into a microscope of up to 1000X magnification. If you have access to an 3-D printer--which you may through your local library or community center--this is something you …

Cute Cartoon Animals Get Mean in Fiat 500 Commercial

Most childhood cartoons aren’t meant to only entertain kids; they’re also supposed to teach them a lesson. Fiat has exploited that strategy in a new 2015 500 commercial, using cute and cuddly cartoon animals to warn us that bad things can happen if we don’t buy the stylish and fuel-efficient …

Transgender teen told she can't come to school as girl

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — The last time Rachel Pepe was at school, she was known to her teachers and classmates as Brian.<p>Now, as the 13-year-old transitions her identity and gender with the support of her mother, Rachel may not be able to go back.<p>Her mother says an official at Thorne Middle School told …

Police find buried shipping container in investigation of 1974 QLD murders

A buried shipping container with a concealed hatch has been found during the excavation of a property in rural Queensland linked to a triple unsolved murder from 1974.<p>A tip-off from the public led police to the find near the Southern Downs town of Warwick.<p>The find comes a day after Thomas Edward …

Men indicted in German tourist's death plead to lesser charges

Four men who were indicted in 2011 in the killing of a German tourist who was visiting San Francisco when she was caught in gunfire pleaded guilty to lesser charges and will each serve between five and nine years in state prison, authorities said Friday.<p>The men reached plea agreements with the San …

St Louis protesters demand murder charges for police officer who shot teen dead

Sunday night’s riots gave way to more peaceful protests on Monday as residents of Ferguson, Missouri, took to the streets to demand justice for an unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by police over the weekend.<p>Hundreds of protestors attended a rally outside the Ferguson police station …

Organizer Of Parade Where 2 Teens Were Shot Faults Media For 'Unfair' Coverage

The organizer of one of Chicago's most popular annual parades -- and the nation's largest African-American parade -- is lashing out after a shooting wounded two teens and overshadowed the rest of the day's festivities.<p>The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, after two young men got into a …

New Jersey mother charged in son's death decades after he disappears

For more than two decades, New Jersey investigators had not been able to solve the homicide of 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey.<p>His mother, Michelle Lodzinski, reported the boy missing on May 25, 1991, telling police he disappeared at a carnival.<p>On Wednesday, 23 years after Timmy vanished, Lodzinski was …

Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 …

Hunter charged with sparking massive Rim fire, state's third-largest

A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 32-year-old hunter with starting a campfire last year that spread to become the Rim fire, which scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park.<p>It became the third-largest blaze in state history.<p>Keith Matthew Emerald of Columbia, …

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