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Tebowing Out

Well with Peyton Manning signing with the Broncos I suppose Tebowing will have to put it’s mark on a new city. Funny how everyone in Denver defended …

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The 13 Most Shocking TV Deaths: Lt. Col. Henry Blake, MAS*H

More than 30 years later, this classic death is tough to top. After finally getting discharged from the Army and bidding farewell to the 4077th, …

25 Things You Didn't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

Critics praised the 23-year-old Oscar winner, saying she delivered a mesmerizing performance that makes the film's action, adventure, political subtext, and humor <i>work</i>.<p>How much do you know about the Girl on Fire?

Indian couple sentenced to life for murder of daughter and housekeeper

A court in India has sentenced two married dentists to life in prison for killing their 14-year-old daughter and their housekeeper, resolving a five-year-old case that dominated headlines and polarised the country.<p>Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, from the Delhi suburb of Noida, had reportedly broken down …

'Do-nothing' Congress on track for one of the least productive years ever

It's not quite a "do nothing" Congress – but it's not far off.<p>With only a handful of remaining legislative days on their calendar, this current Congress is on track to go down as one of the most unproductive in modern history.<p>The paltry number of bills Congress has passed into law this year paints …

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 …

50 Things Millennials Have Never Heard Of

‘2 Legit 2 Quit’<p>MC Hammer was already on a downward trajectory when he released "2 Legit 2 Quit" in 1991, but that didn't stop him from dropping …

Comedy

New Video: will.i.am Feat. Miley Cyrus, French Montana & Wiz Khalifa “Feelin’ Myself”

will.i.am keeps the futuristic theme going with the video “Feelin’ Myself.” The Black Eyed Peas frontman debuts a vibrant performance clip which …

Find Your Perfect Fall Fragrance

Your guide to selecting the season's standout scents.<p>In 2012, a whopping 1,330 fragrances launched worldwide, and this year will be no different. Overwhelming, yes, but the good news is, you don't have to choose just one. In fact, you shouldn't pick just one. Similar to how you update your wardrobe …

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Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Understanding language influences how brains process sound

We live in a society that is fascinated by the brain – how it works, how it differs across individuals or changes over our lifetimes and how it makes …

Language

Why do we judge people by the food they eat?

Back in the day, there was a popular stereotype of the Guardian reader as a sandal-wearing muesli eater. I think we're beyond all that now, so I can get away with admitting that I am big muesli fan. It's pretty rock'n'roll, actually. The Grateful Dead are putting it (well, granola, which is muesli …

Evolution Explains Why Mean Girls Get the Guys - D-brief

By Lisa Raffensperger | October 28, 2013 3:42 pm<p>When it comes to choosing mates, the standard formula is that males compete to impress females. …

Gravity May Not Be As Straightforward As Scientists Once Thought

"But we were extremely perplexed. We tried to think of what could be happening in the middle of the night that could account for it. My students …

Spy in a bag: family reject police conclusion death was 'tragic accident'

The parents and sister of MI6 spy Gareth Williams still believe he was murdered<p>The family of MI6 spy Gareth Williams, who was found dead in a locked holdall, have rejected police conclusions that he died in a tragic accident by himself.<p>The parents and sister of the codebreaker still believe he was …

Gay marriage bill passes in Hawaii

The Hawaiian senate passed a bill on Tuesday legalising gay marriage, putting the state a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination.<p>Governor Neil Abercrombie, who called lawmakers to a special session for the bill and has vocally supported gay marriage, said in a statement he will …

Typhoon Haiyan: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse seeking food supplies.<p>The Philippines National Food Authority said police and soldiers stood by helpless as people streamed into the warehouse in …

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York.<p>By sequencing the gene structure, doctors hope to find treatments …

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

Binge Eating

Watch A Drone Make A Masterpiece Of The New York Public Library

A unique look inside NYPL’s architecture using ultralight, flying technology<p>The New York Public Library is a stunning piece of architecture. Its Rose Reading Room has 51-foot ceilings and measures the length of a football field (that’s more than a Manhattan block), yet it has no columns, making it …

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Double The Fun: Monkeys Control Two Virtual Arms With Just Their Thoughts

It's yet another step toward creating lifelike, mind-controlled prosthetics for those who have lost use of their limbs.<p>Those old Doublemint chewing gum ads got it right: Two is better than one. That's the idea behind a new study, published today, that showed off a system that hooked up monkeys' …

Faces to order: how 3D-printing is revolutionising prosthetics

A giraffe wearing a frilly ruff, an Escher-like puzzle of interlocking cogs and a homoerotic Batman figurine are just some of the strange items on display at the 3D Printshow in London this week, a trade fair which proves that where high technology goes, novelty trinkets follow. But wade through …

Hope Seen In Chromosome Therapy For Down Syndrome

Some of the greatest scientific innovations have occurred because someone was clever enough not to reinvent the wheel—and instead to think of new ways to use something that already exists in nature.<p>Jeanne Lawrence is just such a woman. A scientist in pediatrics and developmental biology at the …

Nat Geo Photographer Crashes His Camera Drone in China’s Enshi Grand Canyon

Flipping through the pages of <i>National Geographic</i> might give aspiring shooters the impression that the magazine’s photographers never run into issues. …

A Kind of You: Disturbing Portraits of Street Performing Monkeys in Jakarta

There are only a few words that adequately describe photographer Perttu Saksa‘s series <i>A Kind of You</i>. Many news outlets chose “haunting” and we …