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Well, that was quick. Looks like Brian is coming back to Family Guy. Hopefully he wasn't buried in a "Pet Sematary." See the IGN report here: http://hulu.tv/e5T.

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 …

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This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …

Adventures in Google Self-Driving Cars: Pizza Delivery, Scavenger Hunts, and Avoiding Deer

After 500,000 miles of road tests, Google’s self-driving car team gave New Yorker writer Burkhard Bilger unusually deep access for a profile this …

Autonomous Cars

Instagram Fills Up with Batkid Photos as SF Helps Bring a Young Boy’s Dream to Life

Yesterday a young boy named Miles, better known now as Batkid, inspired the world and probably became the most photographed child on Earth, if only …

At Least Six High School Football Players Have Died From Head And Neck Injuries In 2013

It's been a terrible fall for youth football.<p>We all know that football, from the pros on down, has a brain-injury problem. But the number of teenagers who have died playing youth football in 2013 is still shocking.<p>On Monday afternoon, 17-year-old Charles Youvella of Hopi High School in Arizona died …

Kinesiology

Google's New TV Gadget, the Chromecast

Chromecast doesn't so much "solve a problem" so much as create a new one: Why can't I put my content, whatever it is, on any screen I encounter, at the touch of a button?<p>For the past couple days, I've been playing with Google's new $35 device for your TV, the Chromecast. It works simply: You plug …

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13 Clothing Items That Are Seriously Pointless

Unless you're Lady Gaga, pants are incredibly useful. Same with t-shirts, jackets and the rest -- each clothing item in our closets serves an important function. But every now and then, you stumble upon a piece of clothing that just baffles the mind. You find yourself stopping and thinking, "Why …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

Japan asks international community to help solve Fukushima crisis

Japan's prime minister has appealed to the international community to help fix the on-going crisis at its damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.<p>Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, confirmed that Japan was open to receiving assistance from overseas in a bid to help resolve the world's worst nuclear …

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Nike Releases N7 Turquoise Uniform Collection to Support Native Americans

Nike's N7 campaign is designed to support athletics in the Native American and Aboriginal communities. Four schools will wear these special turquoise jerseys for Native American Heritage Month. Florida State, Nevada, Oregon State and New Mexico will be the schools rocking these custom jerseys.<p>Here …

Native Americans

Native art now: indigenous and digital

How do indigenous artists challenge existing community and cultural stereotypes?Across platforms, reports Helen Gilbert<p>Many Britons today are barely aware of the extent of their nation's imperial history, but the wounds of colonialism are never far from the surface of indigenous arts in the dozens …

NBC to air Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson's trek to space - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>TODAY to air Virgin Galactic’s first commercial flight<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>Play Video - 3:14<p>More video<p>5:31 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch the TODAY anchors take a tour of Rockefeller Center<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter …

Blockbuster’s Demise Puts to Rest the Movie-Rental Store Era

It’s been years in the making, but DISH has finally pulled video store rental chain Blockbuster off life support. The company announced today that it will shutter Blockbuster’s remaining 300 retail stores in the US and cease its DVD mail distribution service.<p>Blockbuster by Mail will halt in …

The 10 Best Practical Places to Explore Ancient Rome

The legacy of the Roman Empire can be found in far more places than you might imagine. Many of the most interesting ancient sites, however, are located in countries and regions that are difficult or dangerous to visit. But that doesn't mean you can't get your fill of ancient Rome in more practical …

New York City Marathon's Oldest Female Finisher Dies

Joy Johnson, 86, fell at the race's 20-mile mark.<p>Joy Johnson, who at 86 was the oldest woman to complete Sunday’s New York City Marathon, died on Monday at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.<p>As the <i>New York Daily News</i> reports, Johnson fell and hit her head on pavement near the marathon's 20-mile mark. …

Here's the Insane Video from the Skydiving Plane Crash That Everyone Survived

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, two planes full of skydivers crashed into one another some 12,000 feet in the air, …

India Set to Launch Mission to Mars

Christie: N.J. mall shooting shows need for stronger mental health treatment

Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that the shooting at a popular New Jersey mall, carried out by a young man who “came there to end his own life,” demonstrates the need to strengthen mental health treatment.<p>The gunman, identified by authorities as Richard Shoop, 20, fired six shots at the mall …

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Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

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Nation In Distress

War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines

Syria’s conflict is drawing a motley crew of adventure-seekers and adrenaline with murky motivations—and little experience with surviving in war …