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Pentagon accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs via FedEx

Dangerous bacteria sent to labs in nine states and one in South Korea, but officials say there is no risk to the general public<p>The Pentagon this week said that it accidentally sent live anthrax samples to government and private laboratories in at least nine states, and to a US military base in …

Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

Close encounters can hurl a cosmic hailstorm of comets, some of which might collide with Earth.<p>Seventy thousand years ago, when modern humans were on the verge of migrating from Africa and before Neanderthals died out, an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Passing less …

NFL Combine results: Defensive linemen run the 40-yard dash

Vic Beasley was the top defensive lineman in the 40-yard dash Sunday, with a time of 4.53 seconds. The slowest player was one of the top prospects in the nation, Danny Shelton.<p>While the top defensive linemen from around the nation generally put on an impressive showing in the weight room Saturday, …

NFL

Startup founder: I want to be a horse, not a unicorn so I won't take VC money

It was 2011 and I was at a roundtable event at Grow Conference, an annual gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and wantrepreneurs alike. I'd just finished telling my table that I didn't want to raise venture money and had decided to bootstrap Flow, which we had launched a couple months …

Venture Capital

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

Neil Patrick Harris's jokes on whiteness of Oscars unsettle some viewers

In his first year as host, the actor and comedian tackled a sensitive subject – but often failed to hit the right tone<p>A string of jokes about diversity at the Academy Awards and controversial nominee American Sniper made Neil Patrick Harris’s first year hosting the Oscars a controversial one – even …

Jokes

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

'The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 11 Review: She's Going 'The Distance'

<i>Spoilers through Season 5 of ‘The Walking Dead’ follow.</i><p>Rick is paranoid. That much we can gather from Sunday night’s episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p>It’s not like he shouldn’t be, either. A healthy dose of paranoia keeps smart people alive in this world.<p>The last time the survivors tried to join a new …

TV

The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived

Bloomberg reported on the progress of the biggest name in the flying car business, Terrafugia, which is nearing the culmination of a decade-long effort to build, drive, fly, market and, yes, <i>sell</i> flying cars to the dreamers who have always wanted them.<p>OK, the Terrafugia Transition is more of a …

Flying Car