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Bill Clinton portrait artist hints at Monica Lewinsky scandal

The artist responsible for a portrait of Bill Clinton in Washington’s National Portrait Gallery says he painted a hint of the Monica Lewinsky scandal on the canvas.<p>Nelson Shanks, of south-east Pennsylvania, told the Philadelphia Daily News that while painting a portrait of the former president, “I …

Art

Google Fiber postpones decision to install speedy Internet service in Portland, other metros

Those hoping for super-fast fiber Internet across the nation from Google will have to wait.<p>The search giant announced Thursday that it will delay a …

Health.com: Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine | Health

Health's editor-in-chief sits down with the fitness superstar for an au...<p>Health's editor-in-chief sits down with the fitness superstar for …

Ask a grown-up: how do bees make honey?

Bees start making honey, which is their food, by visiting flowers. They collect a sugary juice called nectar from the blossom by sucking it out with their tongues. They store it in what's called their honey stomach, which is different from their food stomach.<p>When they have a full load, they fly …

Brittney Griner dunks, shoots 9-for-9 as Mercury finish sweep of Sparks

LOS ANGELES -- Brittney Griner bounced back from a poor performance and helped show why the Phoenix Mercury are such a dominant team.<p>Griner scored a …

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: photos

Iraq: Deadly blast at Baghdad bus station

<b>A car bomb has killed at least nine people and wounded others at a bus station in central Baghdad.</b><p>The bomb went off on Sunday morning outside the station in the Allawi area, local police said.<p>Last Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up among army recruits in the same area, killing 23 …

Extremism

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

The Objects in Space That We Really, Really Can't Explain

Forget UFOs — there are a lot of objects and events in space that are identified, but still completely incomprehensible. From planets in our solar …

Hot Stuff from CES in Pictures

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

MTV2's Guy Code | Season 5 Episodes (TV Series) | MTV

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$104,765 for Michael Jordan's shoes

The shoes Michael Jordan wore in his famous "Flu Game" sold for $104,765 early Thursday morning, shattering the record price paid for a pair of …

Michael Jordan

North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …

North Korea

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

South Korea—Imprisonment of Conscientious Objectors Causes Outcry

South Korea imprisons hundreds of young men who are not criminals. Why? They are Jehovah’s Witnesses and have chosen to follow the dictates of their …

YouTube rounds up the biggest videos of 2013

2013 is almost over, which means it's time for self-reflection — and Jean-Claude Van Damme, of course. His "epic splits" video (pictured above, and part of an advertisement for Volvo) is just one of many YouTube's compiled as the top trending videos on the service during the year. That's different …

Amazon: Threat or menace? | Salon.com

Amazon is the perfect narrative vehicle for exploring how the revolutionary changes ushered in by the Internet have remade our world. As Stone reminds us, from the very first moment any of us pointed and clicked our way to an online book purchase in the 1990s, Amazon embodied the utopian, …

Get face to face with original 'Star Wars' artifacts

Visitors to "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" can get a close-up look at dozens of actual models, props, and costumes from the six films.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When George Lucas made "Star Wars" in 1976, he probably never imagined that artifacts from that film and the five that followed it …

Star Wars

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear arrive with Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has become the latest carrier to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Big Red had pre-orders open for the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition review

it's time for Samsung's yearly refresh of the popular Note series, and this go-around we're going to take a good look at the big boy of the bunch — …

Gear & Gadgets

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 edition launches in the U.S.

Right on schedule, the high-end, hyphenated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 edition is now available for sale in the U.S. The Wifi-only version of …

Galaxy Note

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.