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Here are some of the best tweets mocking the “White Man March”

Twitter righteously and hilariously mocks a bunch of aggrieved white supremacists<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 16, 2014 2:40pm (UTC)<p>While Saturday, March 15 was a normal weekend day, much like any other, for the vast majority of the world, for a select few defenders of white men and the white race in general, …

Boston mayor skips St. Patrick's parade over exclusion of gay group

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston’s Irish-American mayor skipped the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday after failing to hammer out a deal with organizers to allow a group of gay and lesbian activists to march openly.<p>Bill de Blasio and Martin Walsh (L) speak to the press outside the West Wing of the …

How investigators turned the screw on 'El Chapo'

As Mexican troops forced their way into Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's main hideout in Culiacan, the country's most powerful drug lord sneaked out of the house through an escape tunnel beneath the bathtub.<p>Mexican marines working with U.S. authorities chased him but lost the man known as "Shorty" in a …

Heart cells beating in a Petri dish offer new hope to heart patients

Adele Johnson was 26 when she was involved in a motorway accident in 2009. She sustained only minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash. But several weeks later she still felt stressed, tired and depressed.<p>Johnson's condition initially baffled doctors, but a cardiologist provided a …

Gun Hill Brewery Opening in the Bronx

The former head brewer of the Chelsea Brewing Company has banded forces with two longtime, beer-loving friends to open the Gun Hill Brewing Co.. In …

Photographer Brings the Landscapes of the Brothers Grimm to Life in Haunting Photos

People familiar with the Brother’s Grimm fairy tales know that the Disney versions of many of these tales were rather less dark than the original, …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fluorescent portrait of Arthur Radebaugh - a picture from the past

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Oh Say, Can You See? A Musical Salute

Some things are so familiar, so fixed in our heads, that we stop noticing them. Buckle-your-seat-belt instructions in an airplane, for example. You don't have to listen. You know the drill.<p>Here's another: "The Star-Spangled Banner." You vaguely hear the words, but all you're really doing is waiting …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

The Rise and Fall of the Battleship (And Why They Won't Be Coming Back)

Those who cover the militarized aspects of the ocean eventually will encounter a group of people who want the U.S. Navy to get back into the battleship business.<p>The argument goes like this: The four remaining World War II Iowa-class battleships are cheaper to operate, cheaper than building new …

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Sixers, Suns show off the new 1-year rebuild

Could Philadelphia be really good in a year? How did the Suns rebuild in a year? The Hook looks at rebuilds on fast-forward.<p>As we've discussed ad nauseum, the Philadelphia 76ers are the team that was least modest in signifying its intent to lose as many games as possible in the 2013-14 season. New …

9 Cities That Get Better With Friends

The narrow trails between Italy's Cinque Terre look as if they were designed especially for couples. And the glacial plains of Iceland are so pristine, they pretty much beg you to visit alone. In Paris, all you'll want to do is sip an intimate cup of coffee with your best friend.<p>Europe has a city …

10 songs to add to your playlist in 2014

Chan Marshall released an uncharacteristically happy record last year called “Sun.” After struggling with alcoholism and personal problems, the …

14 Hangover Burgers to Start 2014

There is a burger for every occasion, of course, from the celebratory last-day-of-the-year double burger to the please-don't-shout hangover burger for the year's first day. A year ago, BurgerBusiness.com offered 17 burgers created to chase the 1/1 blurries. Below for 2014 are 14 burger restaurants …

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I’m a Republican — and “social conservatism” must be stopped

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Salon)</b><p>For a Republican like me, the current agenda of many on the right is politically stupid and counter-productive<p>Matt Barnum<p>December 28, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Rep. Randy Forbes is not happy. The Republican Party is not actively discriminating against gay congressional …

If Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé want to be feminist, they need to quit the celebrity machine

2013 has been a bumper year for the celebrity feminist. There was THAT video by Lily Allen, and THAT performance by newly proclaimed women's libber Miley Cyrus. Policymic's 28 most iconic feminist moments of 2013 featured 11 celebrity feats. Jennifer Lawrence refused to lose weight, bootilicious …

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — sitting “Duck” edition | Salon.com

10 worst right-wing moments of the week — sitting “Duck” edition<p>Newt Gingrich compares Phil Robertson to the Pope, while Rick Santorum goes off the deep-end over health care<p>Janet Allon<p>December 23, 2013 12:42pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><b>1. Conservative Hootenanny Over Firing</b> …

Al-Qaeda Offers Rare Public Apology for Assault on a Hospital

Al-Qaeda’s regional commander for the Arabian Peninsula has offered a rare public apology for an assault on a hospital that killed 52 people.<p>“We rid …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

The mysterious story of the battery startup that promised GM a 200-mile electric car

At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company called Envia Systems—had awaited an …

Intellectual Property

Americans Broadly Support Minimum-Wage Hike

Amer­ic­ans over­whelm­ingly fa­vor rais­ing the fed­er­al min­im­um wage, sug­gest­ing the is­sue could be one that gives Demo­crats some mo­mentum …

Wireless 'Desk Free' Computer System with Projection Display Detailed in New Apple Patent

Apple has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via <i>AppleInsider</i>) detailing a wireless "desk-free" computer system that consists of only a computer housing with a built-in unique smart projector including advanced capabilities.<p>The patent, which was filed in 2008, details a …

Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …

Kanye West Gets Roasted Again In South Park’s Season Finale

South Park closed out their 17th season on Wednesday night by bringing back one of their most popular characters, Kanye West. Returning for a second …

ASUS CEO: The PadFone is coming to America in Q2 2014

ASUS has big ambitions with its PadFones, a unique phone-to-tablet convertible concept that was first introduced back at Computex 2011. While these devices are barely nibbling on the global mobile market (let alone entering the US), the company still stands by its "N+1" philosophy: "to add on a …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

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