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5 Years on MeTV

Since we’ve been getting some inquiries- yes, tonight marks 5 years that our show has been on the national MeTV network. Now available in over 95% of …

This helpful infographic shows the chemistry behind diamond rings

Diamonds might purportedly be 'a girl's best friend', but they're also quite interesting from a chemical perspective.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that there's not a whole lot to them; after all, they're simply one of the possible forms of carbon, formed at high pressure beneath the Earth's …

Top 10 UFO Sightings Not Proven Fake

<b>5. Cash-Landrum UFO Incident</b><p>The Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming has witnessed several alleged UFO sightings since 1965. However, in a …

Paranormal

RetroN 5 Ultimate Combination Of Nintendo And Sega Gaming Console

Being a current-gen gamer comes at a hefty price – very, very literally. For all the uncanny and bleeding-edge revolutionary experiences hardware …

Retrogaming

15 reasons you should buy a Wii U right now

1/<p>1. The Wii U is the least expensive console you can buy<p>Nintendo<p>At just $250 (including a game, remember), the Wii U is the least expensive game …

SEGA Dreamcast 2 to be PC and console hybrid?

A new teaser site hints that SEGA may be developing a Dreamcast 2, and it may feature PC-grade hardware in a console form factor similar to Valve's …

The 10 Best Video Games of 2015

The 10 Best Video Games of 2015Our favorite digital distractions of the year.It’s been two full years now since the eighth console generation got …

Why People Who Don't Chase Love Are Blessed By Cupid

Men and Women are often frustrated when they are rebuffed in their efforts to engage with a love interest. Mr. or Ms. Wonderful appears, and they go …

Judge Says You Can't Lock Up People On Probation For Being Poor

The system traps the indigent in a "pernicious cycle for years."<p>Thirteen indigent inmates are free after a federal judge in Nashville, Tennessee, granted an injunction that bars local officials from jailing poor probationers for their inability to pay probation-related fees.<p>Advocates for the …

E-Cigs' Inconvenient Truth: It's Much Safer to Vape

Daniel Walsh was first drawn to electronic cigarettes for the same reason millions of smokers have taken up the devices. "I was a guy who could work …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Salaries: Harrison Ford Reportedly Paid 76 Times More Than Daisy Ridley

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is raking in the $$$ at the box office, but not all of its stars have the paycheck to reflect the windfall.<p>An initial report from the Daily Mail outlined the salaries of the major actors in "The Force Awakens."<p>Variety checked those figures and here's what sources told …

Sickle-wearing skeletons reveal ancient fear of demons

How do you keep a demon from disturbing the living? A blade to the throat should do the trick.<p>A few skeletons unearthed in a 400-year-old Polish cemetery have been discovered with sickles placed around their necks. Archaeologists believe this strange burial practice is evidence of a belief in magic …

Watch How Obama Responds When Reporter Confronts Him: ‘What Is the Public Missing About Your Strategy’ on Islamic State?

President Barack Obama was confronted Monday by an NPR reporter who asked during a sit-down interview why the public doesn’t have much confidence in the White House’s current strategy to combat the Islamic State.<p>“What is the public missing about your strategy?” NPR “Morning Edition” host Steve …

'We’ve never been bombed like this': Russia's military campaign in Syria has escalated to new levels

"We've never been bombed like this," Issa Khaled, a resident of the Aleppo suburb of Ghouta, told The Guardian the day after the attack.<p>"The skies above us looked like Hiroshima," he said, referring to the Japanese city targeted by an atomic bomb during World War II. "There were clouds like …

Loblaws selling homeopathy is junk science and bad corporate ethics

Photo: Chris MacDonald<i>This post has been updated with comment from Loblaws.</i><b>Imagine</b> you walked into your local bank, and saw a sign that read:<i>“Lottery</i> …

Homeopathy

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

Table of Contents<p>Foreword Daniel G. Amen, M.D xi<p>Introduction: The Greatest Habit You Can Ever Break Is the Habit of Being Yourself xv<p>Part I The …

15 Confusing Plant and Animal Misnomers

People have always given names to the plants and animals around us. But as our study of the natural world has developed, we've realized that many of …

New method delivers Alzheimer's drug to the brain

(PhysOrg.com) -- Oxford University scientists have developed a new method for delivering complex drugs directly to the brain, a necessary step for …

Ancient 'Loch Ness monster' reptiles swam like penguins | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Plesiosaurs, marine reptiles that thrived in the world’s seas when dinosaurs ruled the land, swam much like penguins by using their flippers to “fly” underwater, scientists said on Thursday, resolving a debate that began nearly two centuries ago.<p>A replica of the Plesiosaur …

Scientists are training computers to ‘think' by simulating brain processes

Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms - and in the process are compiling massive amounts of data.<p>For instance, a scientist can use "omics" tools such as DNA sequencing to tease out which human genes are affected in a …

Martin Shkreli was one terrible investor, SEC document shows

From this time forward, the dictionary entry for "schadenfreude" -- taking pleasure from another person's misfortune -- will come with a photograph of Martin Shkreli, 32, in federal custody.<p>Shkreli is the pharmaceutical company wunderkind who won worldwide obloquy by acquiring the rights to an …

Martin Shkreli

Pharma Scrooge Martin Shkreli is a symptom of a much larger problem

Martin Shkreli, dubbed the world's most-hated CEO, has been arrested on securities fraud.<p>It is tempting to savour the <i>Schadenfreude</i> of the pharma Scrooge getting screwed, or the karma of the hedge-fund Grinch being hoisted on his own petard – especially at Christmas.<p>If only the storyline was so …

More Minimum Wage Stupidity - The Big Picture

@TBPInvictus<p>In his latest screed against the minimum wage, Mark Perry goes international in an attempt to demonstrate that countries without a …

Economics

Best and worst places for people on minimum wage

Working full time, earning minimum wage and barely making it<p>Many people around the world still struggle to put food on the table despite being in full-time employment. The debate over what amount is “enough” for a minimum wage is hotly contested. In some countries our data reveals the minimum isn’t …

Cruz: Permanently block illegals from welfare

(Breitbart) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aims to block any illegal immigrant from ever receiving any state, local, or federal welfare or public benefits with …

Impact | HuffPost

Al Jefferson Suspended Five Games for Violating Drug Policy

The NBA announced Wednesday that Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is facing a five-game suspension after violating terms of the NBA/NBPA …