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The 25 Most Productive Ways to Spend Time on the Internet

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This Terrifying Worm Leaps at You out of the Ocean Floor

This is the Eunice aphroditois, a worm found in the depths of warm ocean waters across the world. It lives at depths of about 10 to 40 meters. The …

Sharpton leads N.Y. rally

NEW YORK — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.<p>The afternoon rally and march was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and relatives of Eric Garner, …

US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis terror chiefs in Syria

The United States was said to be considering air strikes aimed at eliminating individual leaders of Islamic State as Turkey came under mounting pressure to stem the flow of jihadists across its border into Syria.<p>As Washington on Saturday debated extending air strikes into Syria, senior British …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

<b>1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse</b><p>Police in Los Angeles are investigating allegations of child abuse made against singer Michael Jackson.<p>They have refused to give details but it has emerged that two of Mr Jackson's homes were searched at the weekend following allegations of child abuse.<p>It …

Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Broke Up Because It Was Always "Cara, Cara, Cara"

As much as we hate to admit it, summer is finally coming to an end. Soon it will be time to put away our swimsuits, roll out some chunky knits, and cork those white wine spritzers. For celebs, the Ibiza vacations are wrapping up, water guns are being holstered, and weird, crazy romances are finally …

Pamela Anderson Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because Of ALS Animal Testing History (UPDATE)

While many celebrities have accepted the now-viral ice bucket challenge, meant to raise awareness and money for the ALS Association, Pamela Anderson has decided to turn the challenge down.<p>In a Facebook post written Wednesday, August 20, Anderson explains she would like to "challenge ALS to stop …

Officer Wilson's supporters: 'We will not hide'; fund-raising tops $300,000

Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson say they have faced threats over their views, but vowed not to be silenced.<p>Wilson on August 9 shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, an incident that stirred racial tensions and unrest.<p>An unnamed spokeswoman for the Support …

Why Did Ferguson Erupt? The Answer Depends on Your Race

FERGUSON, Missouri - On Tuesday night, a group of long-time residents fanned out across Ferguson’s tree-lined neighborhoods to deliver 3,000 lawn signs: “I Love Ferg” they read, with a red heart in place of the word love.<p>Their campaign was spearheaded by Brian Fletcher, mayor of Ferguson from 2005 …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Newlywed Deemed "Too Young" for Pap Smear Dies of Cervical Cancer

Now her heartbroken husband is trying to honor her dying wish.<p>Today's papers tell the heartbreaking story of Dawn Weston who has passed away after a yearlong fight with cancer. Dawn's initial symptom was terrible back pain that she had put down to being on her feet all day as a hairdresser.<p>But when …

20 Ways You Can Tell if a Guy Is a Basic Bitch

Come at me, bro.<p><b>1. He is Brody Jenner.</b> Except for the white skin around his eyes, his face always looks sunburned. His hair is always longer and fuller on top only because that's how frat guys achieve ~*SeX ApPeAl*~.<p><b>2. He starts moshing when he hears "Turn Down for What" at a wedding.</b> This song, …

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Adds World's Smallest Woman To Cast

The latest casting news for Ryan Murphy's upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" includes the world's smallest woman.<p>On Wednesday night, Aug. 13, Murphy tweeted the news introducing Jyoti Amge as the latest cast member.<p>The 20-year-old Indian woman is the shortest living woman in the world, …

14 Foods You're Probably Overeating

It's not your fault. It's those ridiculous and unrealistic serving sizes.<p>Ten carrots. Two crackers. One egg. Some food labels' serving sizes are completely unrealistic for people with Real Appetites.<p>That's because they're based on food consumption data gathered in the '70s and '80s, when people …

The Escape Artist

West Virginia frat boy, hippie expatriate, big-time drug dealer, prison escapee, millionaire mortgage broker—Jim Sargent was many things before he arrived in the idyllic Hawaiian town of Hawi and established himself as a civic leader. But it was only a matter of time before his troubled past would …

20 words that once meant something very different

Words change meaning all the time — and over time. Language historian Anne Curzan takes a closer look at this phenomenon, and shares some words that …

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most anticipated events on the skywatcher's calendar.<p>Given a dark, clear sky in a normal year, it is common to see more than 100 of the meteors an hour during the second week in August. But this year the Perseids …

This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Celebrating 45 Years of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Park

We’re doing something a bit different for this week’s post to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park. You might …

28 Breathtaking Photos Of Lighthouses That Have Stood The Test Of Time

The lighthouse is a near-universal symbol of safety and guidance that has helped mariners find their way home since ancient times. Although they are …

USC medical student missing since Tuesday

Police are seeking the public's help in finding a USC medical student who has been missing since Tuesday.<p>Derek Adam Seehausen, 26, of Los Angeles, was seen around 9 p.m. that night by a friend in the 400 block of W. Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale, police said, and was then seen withdrawing money …

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Gaza's wounded: Living reminder of ravages of war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When an Israeli airstrike hit the Gaza home for the handicapped where she was staying, Sally Saqr was left shattered. …

#BBCtrending: Trends of the week in 60 seconds

<b>What's been trending on social media around the world this week?</b><p>The monkey who took a selfie, to Libyans sharing survival tips online, BBC Trending brings you some of the top trends - in 60 seconds.<p><i>Produced by</i> Ravin Sampat<p><i>Images courtesy of Getty, AFP, AP, Caters</i><p><b>You can hear more from the BBC</b> …