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NBA announces 5 rule changes

Three of the changes allow for expanded use of instant replay.<p>The NBA's Board of Governors approved five rules changes in a Thursday meeting, the league announced. Among these changes are three expansions to the use of instant replay.<p>When using instant replay to determine whether a defensive player …

Stunning Northern Lights Glow Over the Rocky Mountains

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Now 7.2 billion humans, and counting

The United Nations says global human population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013. The “medium-fertility” projection for the year 2050 has been revised …

Can Mammal Mothers Choose The Sex Of Their Offspring?

"Hmm, it seems to be a tough year for food. I believe I will have a litter of...females."<p>There's been speculation for decades about whether gender splits among offspring are truly random. Is it really just complete chance whether you'll end up with a male or female? A new study led by a Stanford …

Apple 'Aggressively' Hiring for Smart Watch Project, Looking Toward Late 2014 Launch

<i>Financial Times</i> reports that Apple is "aggressively" hiring new employees to help with its smart watch effort, suggesting that the company needs additional expertise to tackle the project's challenges. Sources also indicate that the "iWatch" may not appear until late next year, as has been …

Rows of Reflective Boxes Illustrate Portuguese Street Party

Portugal-based project FAHR 021.3 is a creative collaboration between artists Filipa Frois Almeida and Hugo Reis. According to their website, the duo explores “new concepts of ephemeral architecture, installation and urban art.” Recently, the group produced this temporary piece entitled <i>Estrutura de</i> …

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“Fruitvale Station” star responds to Zimmerman verdict: “My heart hurts so bad right now”

Michael B. Jordan spoke out, drawing parallels between the film and the Trayvon Martin case<p>During a Q&A for "Fruitvale Station," a disturbingly prescient film about the last few hours of the life of a young black man shot to death by a white cop in 2009, star Michael B. Jordan cut off moderators to …

The Wrap Up: Watch the Trailer For the Japanese Remake of ‘Unforgiven’

<i>ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, watch Japan remake a classic Clint Eastwood movie, learn who is</i> …

Lakers Rumors: How Free-Agency Strategy Affects 2014 Pursuit of LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers have never been a team to shy away from major offseason signings. While Dwight Howard exited just as quickly as he arrived, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see general manager Mitch Kupchak brush it off and look for another superstar next offseason.<p>And as Alex Kennedy of …

British singer astronomyy serves up another enchanting addition to your summer playlists with his beautiful second single "Things I'd Do For U." http://pnps.co/141GM14

White supremacy, meet black rage

How does black life come to have value in a white supremacist system, where the rules only apply to us?<p>Yesterday, six women in the state of Florida, five of them white, made clear that the inherent value of black life and black personhood is legally indefensible.<p>The legal sanctioning of George …

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Why US pop has gone mad for Molly, aka ecstasy

Not long into Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, the rapper delivers an emphatic statement: "I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford." The Molly in …

Young Jeezy Releases ‘It’s a Cold World’ in Tribute to Trayvon Martin

As the jury deliberated on Saturday in the trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Young Jeezy posted a note on Facebook …

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Starwatch: What's the dark matter?

If we could look back at our Milky Way galaxy from deep space then we might view something very like this Hubble image of the galaxy NGC 5754. Both …

FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others?

People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming. They're "supertasters," and as such they add cream to their coffee and order food mild instead of spicy. Subtasters, on the other hand, have low papillae density and prefer …