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Israeli forces shoot dead convicted US killer who had seized gun and shot 3 prison guards

Israeli special forces raided a prison in central Israel Sunday, killing a notorious prisoner who was serving time for a gruesome murder carried out in the United States.<p>Police identified the inmate as Samuel Sheinbein, an American who fled to Israel after murdering and dismembering another man in …

Woman Forced to Marry Man-God with Tail

Via BoingBoing I discovered this intriguing tale (ahem, sorry) of a man with a 37cm "tail" in Banharat, West Bengal. 27-year old (or possibly 35-year old, according to various sources) Chandre Oraon claims to be an incarnation of Hanuman, a Hindu monkey god revered for his strength and devotion. …

Crocodiles climb trees

A new study finds that crocodiles climb trees. If you don’t believe it, here’s a photo.<p>When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them …

University of Tennessee

The battle of SEGA and Nintendo to be made into a book and a film – film to be made by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

To gamers, the battle of SEGA and Nintendo is something of legend. The video game giant Nintendo being taken on by the underdog SEGA. It’s almost …

Interesting '90s George Lucas Interview on All Things STAR WARS

Ten Video Game Trends That Need To Go Away

There are lots of little, annoying game design elements and practices that have come up over time. Some have lived out their welcome and disappeared into memory. Others, like the ever-irritating Quick-Time Events (QTEs) we see in so many titles, remain.<p>Lots of others, too, that I won’t get into …

Global Military Spending Set To Rise In 2014

After years of decreases, military spending is expected to rise globally in 2014 for the first time in five years.<p>And the rising defense budgets of China and Russia are a key reason why.<p>The IHS Jane's Annual Defense Budgets Review predicted substantial increases in defense spending in Russia, …

Omnidirectional treadmill turns Skyrim into a walking experience

A new video from omnidirectional treadmill creator Cyberith shows off how its latest device, the Virtualizer, can be paired with the Oculus Rift for a more immersive experience.<p>In the video above, Cyberith uses the Virtualizer in tandem with virtual reality headset Oculus Rift and Wii remotes to …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

TV Spot for the Navy SEAL Film LONE SURVIVOR

Engineer floats on boat made of mushrooms

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Egypt's Students Defy Protest Law In Familiar Battle Against Government

CAIRO -- "My mom was afraid for me to come to this meeting," says Mohamed, a student and frequent protester at Cairo's Al-Azhar University. "When all your friends are dead or in prison, you wonder: 'When is it my turn?'"<p>In a private office far from the university, a small group of Al-Azhar students …

JURASSIC WORLD Timeframe Revealed

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Military

Slice Away Your Thanksgiving Stresses with Chocolate-Pistachio Sablés

These chocolately slice-and-bake sablés are an easy last-minute Thanksgiving dessert.<p><i>It’s hump day. Why not celebrate with something sweet? Welcome to Baking Wednesday.</i><p>Thanksgiving, though rewarding, is one of the most stressful holidays of the year. Sure, there are comforting turkey and mashed …

Philippines farmers face “double tragedy” in typhoon’s aftermath

The United Nations’ food agency is calling for urgent assistance to help clean and clear agricultural land<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>November 27, 2013 3:35pm (UTC)<p>It will be a long time before Tacloban City recovers from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan. But for rural farmers, the storm's true impact …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Apple buys motion sensor maker PrimeSense

<b>Apple has purchased PrimeSense, an Israeli firm that specialises in making 3D motion detection technology.</b><p>PrimeSense is best known for developing gesture control for Microsoft's Kinect sensor, and has made strides towards bringing the technology to mobile.<p>Apple's deal is likely to spark speculation …

Mobile Devices

Zuckerberg says US 'really blew it' on surveillance programs

Mark Zuckerberg believes the United States "really blew it" on surveillance programs that have drawn intense criticism as lacking respect for citizens' privacy.<p>"I think that these things are always a balance, in terms of doing the right things and also being clear and telling people about what …

The Week in Plagues: A World Without Antibiotics, Why You're Not Drowning in Poop, and More

Here are some links on infestations, contagions, and controls from around the web this week. There were some great longreads, so I hope you have time this weekend to dig in. Did I miss anything big? Add it in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news</b><p>The World Health Organization has confirmed that the polio …

Public Health

China's Hospital Ship Stays Home While Typhoon Death Toll Rises In Philippines

By Greg Torode<p>HONG KONG, Nov 15 (Reuters) - While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit Philippines, a state-of-the-art Chinese hospital ship has stayed at home and in doing so has become a symbol of China's tepid response to the crisis.<p>The decision not …

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review

The Killzone series has often been lauded for its technological merits, but its artistic merits go too often unheralded. To define these games through terms like "IBL sampling" and "particle vertices" diminishes their striking beauty. Like its predecessors, Killzone: Shadow Fall is likely to be …

Self Defense

Study: Odds Of Being Murdered Closely Tied To Social Networks

A team of scientists has confirmed something your parents probably warned you about as a teenager — that hanging out with the wrong crowd can be dangerous.<p>A study by two Yale University sociologists titled Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community found that some …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours

"There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn," William Herschel once remarked. "It is a magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring; attended by seven satellites; ornamented with equatorial …

Star Wars open auditions come to Bristol - video

Casting calls for JJ Abrams's continuation of the Star Wars franchise have hit the English and Irish capitals<p>Published: 25 Nov 2013<p>Actor Saoirse Ronan expressed regret about going public with her audition for Star Wars, while director JJ Abrams praises English actors and more open auditions …