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Freestyle’s Josh Felser Launches #climate, A Nonprofit That Connects Influencers With Environmental Orgs

Josh Felser has founded and sold a number of companies and started VC firm Freestyle, and today, he’s adding a nonprofit to the list of his entrepreneurial endeavors. Felser and the Sandler Foundation have funded and founded #climate, which aims to connect influencers to amplify the most impactful …

Kirk Passmore's Final Wave

<b>FROM THE PASSMORE FAMILY:</b><p><b>KIRK PASSMORE</b> <b><br>February 11, 1981 to November 13, 2013</b><p>Kirk was born February 11, 1981 in Orem, Utah. He grew up in Carlsbad, …

Fisherman Sets World Record by Catching Eight-Foot, 206-Pound Albino Catfish

British fisherman Bernie Campbell has been trying to catch a rare albino catfish for <i>seven years.</i> The hard work has paid off as he has reportedly set the world record by hauling in an eight-foot, 206-pound albino catfish out of River Ebro near Barcelona, Spain.<p>Bernie, who is 54 years old, was in the …

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Woman sells wedding ring for tickets to Chiefs-Broncos game

Previously on <i>For The Win</i> we told you about the woman who was trying to sell her<p>soul wedding ring on Craigslist in exchange for tickets to the Chiefs-Broncos game Sunday night. The woman has found a buyer, and shared some previously unknown details about her reasons for parting with the ring.<p>“It’s …

Watch this nitrous-snorting C7 Corvette make a 9-second pass

Because fast is never fast enough.<p>It seems like just last week that the first video of a 2014 Chevy Corvette ripping off a 10-second 1/4 mile pass surfaced on the web.<p>Oh, wait. That <i>was</i> last week.<p>Frankly, though, we can't get enough of the new Stingray tearing down the drag strip. Late Model …

TV interview interrupted by blasts in Syria - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> well, the following scene took place this weekend on iraqi tv . the man on the right of your screen is a political commentator taking questions from a panel. he is live in damascus, syria, when just behind him a car bomb goes off. he takes a moment, gathers himself before continuing. 27 seconds …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Arizona Voter ID Law

Would-be voters in Arizona will not need to provide proof of citizenship before they register to vote, the Supreme Court said today.<p>The state must, …

There's no unlimited right to bear arms

There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial.<p>This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify federal gun regulations. For the nullifiers, and many …

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Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …

NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing

And we never even got a chance to say goodbye.<p>After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists,<p>NASAofficials confirmed Thursday thatVoyager 1had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago.<p>The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Meteor enters atmosphere over Alabama and disintegrates, says Nasa

Nasa officials say brilliant lights in the sky and loud booms reported in Alabama and Georgia came from a meteor that streaked across the South.<p>Officials at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville say a baseball-size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama at 8:18pm CDT …

The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

Jellyfish Could Take Over The World's Oceans

That's because jellyfish are remarkably resilient — they are efficient breeders, "voracious feeders," and require very little oxygen to survive, reports Tim Flannery in The New York Review of Books.<p>It's no wonder these floating creatures have been around for more than 500 million years. Jellyfish …

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