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Knicks, Lakers, Bulls Top Forbes' List of NBA's Most Valuable Teams

On-court success is the ultimate goal for every NBA team, but as evidenced by <i>Forbes</i>' latest listing of the league's most valuable franchises, winning and profitability don't necessarily go hand in hand.<p>According to Kurt Badenhausen of <i>Forbes</i>, the New York Knicks are the NBA's most valuable team with …

Basketball

Katy Perry Is the Highest-Paid Woman in Music

Once upon a time, the original supermodels didn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day. Now, Katy Perry doesn’t walk away from a single concert with less than $2 million.<p>Perry—a one-woman hit factory since “I Kissed a Girl,” truly—is the highest-paid woman in the music industry, according to …

Daniel Craig Facts: 11 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Spectre' Star

Daniel Craig took over the iconic role of James Bond in 2006's "Casino Royale," which kicked off some of the best movies in the franchise. Now he's hitting the screen as 007 once again with "Spectre." Since he plays an international man of mystery, it shouldn't be a surprise that you don't know …

James Bond

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Alfonso Ribeiro on how the Carlton Dance was invented on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

<i>Alfonso Ribeiro played Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990-96. He recently won season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars.” He currently hosts “Unwrapped 2.0” on the Cooking Channel, and will take over as host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” in the fall. He talked about the Carlton</i> …

Dancing

Hip-Hop

How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 2 days ago 9 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 3 days ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 5 …

Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building

It's probably the last place the feds would have looked<p>Yesterday, Congress requested more information about a July 18 explosion in one of the buildings operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology outside Washington, D.C. There’s reason for Congress to raise an eyebrow; based on …

'The Simpsons' to Brew Actual, Officially Licensed Duff Beer

To thwart copycat brewers, 21st Century Fox bringing "a premium lager" inspired by series to Chile and potentially everywhere<p>Duff Beer, Homer …

Wall Street

U.S. Olympic Committee sticks with Boston's troubled 2024 bid

The<p>U.S. Olympic Committeeemerged from a lengthy session here Tuesday with a mixed message for Boston and its embattled 2024 Olympic bid.<p>USOC board members pledged to stand behind the city they chose over Los Angeles in a close vote last winter. But they also voiced concerns about lagging public …

Los Angeles

Flatworm uses 'hypodermic penis' to inject sperm into own head

Hermaphrodite flatworm is able to self-fertilise thanks to an evolutionary development resulting in a needle-like penis, scientists have discovered<p>The pursuit of reproductive success in the animal kingdom sometimes calls for extreme measures. But few creatures can match the hermaphrodite flatworm, …

Biology

NSA to resume mass surveillance for another 6 months

Following a ruling from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Monday, the National Security Agency (NSA) is set to resume its bulk data collection program, which allows it to store and analyze data about American citizens’ phone calls.<p>The Freedom Act — signed on June 1 after section 215 …

Surveillance

Keith: Stricter gun laws wouldn't really make a difference

NEW YORK (AP) — Toby Keith says he's not sure how to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, but doesn't …

Gun Control

Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.<p>Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical …

Meet Mobile Odin, a must-have app for flashing Android phone or tablet software

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Gadget Helpline<p>Modifying the operating system on an Android(s goog) device has been an arcane process for years. …

Soon you’ll be able to flip somebody off in a text message

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s officially named the reversed hand with middle finger extending, according to the Emojipedia, and it’s coming to your …

Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be 'The End of Iraq as We Know It' | The Takeaway | WNYC

The world is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq and across the Middle East, according to veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, chief international …

Middle East

Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President<p>ObamanotifiedCongresson Monday that he was sending up to 275U.S. militarypersonnel “to provide support and security for U.S. personnel andthe U.S. Embassyin Baghdad.”<p>Obama also is considering sending 100 or fewer special operations troops to Iraq to …

Middle East

The Decision 2.0: Where will LeBron James end up after this debacle?

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the 2014 NBA Finals and send LeBron James off into another offseason where he …

Basketball

Eli Manning says he is better at sex than Peyton

Nobody asked how he knows, which is what's most disturbing.<p>Jay Mohr sat down with Eli Manning to ask him questions we're sure he has been asked 20,000 times -- who's better at cooking? Who does dad like more? WHO DOES MOM LIKE MORE? -- and then things got weird.<p><b>Mohr:</b> "Who gives better</b> …

Michael Jordan Reportedly a Billionaire

Forbes is reporting that Michael Jordan is now a billionaire due to his increased stake from 80% to<p><i>Forbes</i> is reporting that Michael Jordan is now a billionaire due to his increased stake from 80% to 89.5% to the Charlotte Hornets. Analysts estimate the Hornets are currently worth between $600 …

FIFA cut off the Brazilian anthem, so their fans finished it

Brazil 1, FIFA 0.<p>Brazil had waited for this moment for years. They spent billions building stadiums and rode out protests, but finally, the World Cup was here. And when the Selecao walked out onto the field, lined up and the national anthem started, they belted it at the top of their lungs.<p>It was a …

Art Rooney II on NFL in LA: Build stadium, team will come

The NFL-in-LA math is pretty simple, really: If there's a stadium, an NFL team will follow. At least that's how Steelers co-owner and president Art …

NFL

Wearable sensor can tell you when you're dehydrated

Summer is the ideal time to frolic out in the sun, but there's always the risk that you'll neglect the amount of water that you're taking in. Sandia National Laboratories is hoping to put an end to that, after designing a wrist-worn sensor that lets you know when you're dehydrated. An array of …

How to Freeze People and Bring Them Back to Life

Doctors in Pittsburgh are beginning the first-ever human trials of "suspended animation" among gunshot victims with potentially fatal injuries.<p>In the 1992 comedy <i>Encino Man</i>, two California teenagers unearth a frozen caveman while digging a pool in their back yard. With the aid of some space heaters …

U.S. Military Will Develop Brain Implants to Treat PTSD - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 27, 2014 1:27 pm<p>DARPA’s SUBNETS program seeks new neurotechnology for analyzing neuronal activity across sub-networks of the …

Turning greenhouse gases into mobile phone cases

New technology takes GHGs from the atmosphere and turns them into an eco-plastic claimed to be stronger and less expensive that oil-based plastics<p>Forget old-style alchemy. A California-based tech company has come up with something far cooler than just turning dull metal into shiny metal. Using a …

Sustainability

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

Dementia

The Fire Hydrant Gets Its First Major Redesign In 100 Years

Today’s hydrants break, leak, and freeze, sometimes costing people their lives. The tamper-proof and incredibly durable Sigelock Spartan, designed by a former New York firefighter, is intended to work when people need them.<p>Picture this: Your house is on fire. You call 911, the fire trucks arrive, …