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Tim Duncan Cut His Salary In Half To Keep The Spurs Together

But rather than demanding one last massive payday, Duncan cut his salary in half by signing a three-year, $30 million deal. One year after being the third highest paid player, Duncan knocked himself down to 61st, meaning he made less this year than Richard Hamilton or Hedo Turkoglu.<p>Duncan's pay cut …

This Young Woman Doesn't Regret Traveling Around India On Her Own

Just off the plane in India, while my auto-rickshaw driver navigated the labyrinthine streets of Kolkata, I found myself thinking, "Where are all the women?"<p>The fruit sellers, stoop sitters, pedestrians and passengers were nearly all men. But I didn't only see this in Kolkata. Through the next four …

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Shakuntala Devi Dead: 'Human Computer' Math Prodigy Dies In India At 83

By: Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor<p>Published: 04/26/2013 12:46 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Quick: What's the cube root of 61,629,875?<p>Stumped? Shakuntala Devi, the woman known as the "Human Computer," could tell you, and probably faster than any mathematical computer could.<p>Devi, who passed away on April …

Marriage In India: Grooms Required To Prove They Have A Toilet Before Marrying

To participate in a mass marriage ceremony in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, there was just one requirement for grooms-to-be: prove they owned a toilet.<p>In an effort to improve sanitation (India's 2011 census revealed that less than half of Indian homes had a toilet), the local …

Kishwar Desai on rape in India: 'A discussion that needs to be had'

Kishwar Desai doesn't look angry. In her bright, London home where books spill from their shelves to half-fill the floor, she is friendly, cheerful …

Lion Is BFFs with a Pack of Dachshunds (VIDEO)

By Michael Leaverton , Dogster<p>Bonedigger is a five-year-old, 500-pound male lion. Milo is a seven-year-old, 11-pound Dachshund.<p>After dinner, Milo licks the food from Bonedigger's teeth.<p>His friends Bullet and Angel help, too. Bullet and Angel are also teeny-tiny Dachshunds. Bonedigger is still a …

Combining Soccer and Fair Trade to Change Lives

What do soccer and fair trade have in common?<p>Both have an enormous potential to improve the lives of millions of people, and combined they offer a unique recipe for positive change. I started Senda Athletics in an effort to combine two passions -- to make fair trade soccer balls and support …

Why Is Pot Illegal but Alcohol Legal?

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APOD: NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula (2013 May 29) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130529.html Explanation: Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar material. Imaged with narrow band filters, the glowing filaments are like long ripples in a sheet seen almost edge on, remarkably well separated into atomic hydrogen (red) and oxygen (blue-green) gas. The complete supernova remnant lies about 1400 light-years away towards the constellation Cygnus. This Witch's Broom actually spans about 35 light-years. The bright star in the frame is 52 Cygni, visible with the unaided eye from a dark location but unrelated to the ancient supernova remnant. http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130529 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0529