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Arjen Robben says sorry for diving but insists he was fouled for Holland's winning penalty against Mexico

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera criticises Arjen Robben for diving and Fifa for choosing a referee from the same continent as Holland for controversial World Cup round of 16 tie<p>An incandescent Miguel Herrera has accused <b>Holland</b>'s Arjen Robben of being a cheat. The <b>Mexico</b> manager also insisted that his …

World Cup: Netherlands nets two late goals to advance past Mexico, 2-1

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had provided a few more clips for his highlight reel of saves. If the darlings of the World Cup could keep winning, as it seemed they would with a one-goal lead entering the 88th minute, the reel might become as long as a full-length feature film.<p>But the …

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Homeopathy Company Recalls Products Because They Might Contain Antibiotics

Homeopathy: The medicine that's not supposed to contain medicine.<p>A homeopathy company is recalling some products because they may contain traces of a real antibiotic in them.<p>It's a funny recall because, among other principles, homeopathy is based on the idea of diluting substances to such an extent …

Look Into The Face Of Gnathostoma Spinigerum, A Worm That Infects Eels… And People

A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.<p>Aww, aren't they cute? These are scanning electron microscope images of nematodes of the species <i>Gnathostoma spinigerum</i>. You could get these little critters from eating imported eels that are sold …

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Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

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The Month In Plagues: Giant Invasive Lizards, Ebola Outbreak, And More

Here are some links to stories on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this past month. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news</b><p>There’s an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, a rare but much-feared hemorrhagic fever, and a lot of people are talking about it. The Ebola strain …

Israeli Students Spoof Waze App With Fake Traffic Jam

The future of cyber attacks is mildly annoying.<p>What happens when an app becomes so popular it's basically a public utility? For a school project, Shir Yadid and Meital Ben-Sinai, fourth-year students at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, hacked the incredibly popular Waze GPS map, an …

Robots Seem More Thoughtful If They Glance Away While They Talk

Maybe you can use some of these tricks to impress your next date. (Plus, talking about robots is always impressive and sexy, non?)<p>Check out this Nao robot looking at you out of the tail of its eye. Do you feel it's thinking more deeply? Many people do, apparently.<p>In a recent bit of research, …

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A Chemistry Prank From The April 1939 Issue Of Popular Science

These trick matches create serpents of ash. Happy April Fools' Day!<p><b>WARNING: This is just a historical romp—so don't try it. Mercury and its compounds are toxic and can be corrosive. They can also emit harmful vapors even at room temperature, and may be fatal if heated and inhaled.</b>

5 Science And Technology Claims That Should Be Jokes But Aren't

We wish these were April Fools pranks.<p>This April Fools' Day, we're feeling grumpy. Below are five major claims that have crossed our science-and-technology radar in the past few months, and that we only wish were jokes. The pushers of these items continue to make mischief, meaning people are still …

The Weird Way Captain Crunch Makes You Love Him

The Captain and other cereal mascots make eye contact until you accept their brand goodness into your heart.<p>No surprise: The Brands want you to want them. What's odd are the lengths—often subliminal—they'll go to make you a repeat customer.<p>Researchers at Cornell's Food and Brand Lab recently …

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The Week In Numbers: An Alien Ocean, Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans, And More

<b>310 miles</b>: the diameter of Saturn's moon Enceladus, whose large underground ocean is now a top candidate for extraterrestrial life<p><b>10 million microbes per square centimeter</b>: the population density of human skin (see what's living with you here)<p><b>$9</b>: the price per pound of Jelly Belly's new …

Jeb Bush says illegal immigration often 'an act of love'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an “act of love.”<p>Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Faith and …

Repressed Brits, evil Mexicans, Arab villains: why are Hollywood's animated movies full of racist stereotypes?

These are supposed to be progressive times for movies and people of colour. Django Unchained was a hit action movie about slavery. A black director just won the best picture Oscar for another one (Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave), and a Mexican won best director (Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity). …

“Game of Thrones”: How Westeros is a right-wing fantasyland

Want to live in Westeros, where there are weapons, massive inequality and violence against women? Just vote GOP<p>Aaron Kase<p>April 5, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>Fans of the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" can finally escape back to George R.R. Martin's world of dragons, swordplay and gratuitous nudity when the show's …

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When Did ‘Dependence’ Become a Dirty Word?

Too many Americans—including Christians—are afraid that helping the poor will create ‘dependency.’ They’re forgetting that’s what religion is all …

Here Are The Most Ridiculous Laws In Every State

This iconic (read: horrifying) scene in last year's megahit "Wolf of Wall Street" shows Jordan Belfort and company tossing a little person at a Velcro-covered target. Fortunately for Leo's character, they weren't in the Sunshine State.<p>In Florida, owners of commercial establishments (where alcohol …

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5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

Burglars Beware: New Material Steams, Foams Upon Break-In

The material was inspired by bombardier beetles.<p>When bombardier beetles are attacked, they mix chemicals in their body to create a rapid and violent reaction, squirting out a concoction that's corrosive and hot, near the boiling point of water. Inspired by this defense mechanism, Swiss engineers …

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Squid And Robot Have Brief Underwater Affair

When researchers pulled their seaglider out of the Atlantic, they discovered evidence of a tentacular embrace.<p>Marine science blog-with-attitude Deep Sea News made note last week of a critter-'bot encounter: A seaglider—an automated underwater vehicle that collects data on the ocean's temperature, …

Narrow-Explosion Missile Tested For Drones

Brimstone is the new Hellfire.<p>There are generally three ways to improve an explosive weapon: make the explosion bigger so it's guaranteed to hit the target; improve its precision so that it doesn't hit anything but the target; or shape the explosion so that when it goes off, it travels in a …

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Soft Rocker: Sculptural Solar-Powered Outdoor Lounger

Lay back and relax outdoors with your laptop, tablet or phone without any fear of losing juice. The SOFT Rocker by architecture students at MIT is a …

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Shaquille O'Neal is subject of investigation

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating an alleged assault by former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal.<p>According to the police incident report, Robert Williams said O'Neal tackled him as he was working at Turner Studios on May 9, 2013.<p>"Shaquille O'Neal ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch …

Bob Knight Makes Controversial Remark on NBA and College Basketball Process

The one-and-done era in college basketball has generated plenty of criticism from those within the sport, and legendary former Indiana University head coach Bob Knight is the latest to speak out.<p>According to Chris Littmann of <i>Sporting News</i>, Knight lamented the fact that college basketball players …

Stabbing charge for Williams' brother

The brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams turned himself in to police at Orient Road Jail in Tampa, Fla., late Monday night.<p>Eric …

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