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Scientists Find a Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than the Sun

A team of international astronomers has discovered a black hole of almost unimaginable proportions.<p>At 12 billion times more massive than the sun, it …

The Break-Off Effect

At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Cuba releases American Alan Gross after five years in prison

The United States and Cuba ended more than a half-century of enmity Wednesday, announcing that they would reestablish diplomatic relations and begin dismantling the last pillar of the Cold War.<p>The historic move, following 18 months of secret negotiations and finally made possible by Cuba's release …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Apple reveals government data requests

<b>Apple has revealed details of requests it has received from governments across the globe to share customer data.</b><p>The US government, which made between 1,000 and 2,000 requests in the six months to 30 June, topped the list.<p>The firm said the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave …

Meet One Of The Hackers Who Cracked Apple’s Touch ID

By Michael Grothaus3 minute Read<p>Last week a group of hackers at the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin announced they had already bypassed the Touch ID, …

Touch ID

How Republican idiocy backfired — and is helping Obamacare

<b>Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>GOP’s shutdown lunacy diverted attention from Obamacare’s rough debut — giving a chance for a 2nd first impression<p>Brian Beutler<p>October 2, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Tuesday could have been a great day for Republicans.<p>Oct. 1 …

Obama Slams Kanye West And Kim Kardashian For Complicating The American Dream

In fact, he's even called the rapper a "jacka--" on two separate occasions.<p>So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Obama used Kanye and his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, as examples of a warped American dream.<p>In a recent interview with David Blum for Kindle Singles, Blum asks the president about the …

Local Anti-Drone Activism Begins: 'If They Fly in Town, We Will Shoot Them Down'

Will surveillance-state opponents start to fight at the municipal level, as anti-nuclear activists did in the 1970s and 1980s?<p>Reuters<p>Charles Krauthammer once predicted that the first American to shoot down a domestic drone would be a folk hero. Phillip Steele, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, …

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Comic-Con Poster - Fear Us!

President Obama Gave A Touching Father's Day Message And Spoke About The Dad He Hardly Knew

"I want to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have, and that's being a dad," Obama said.<p>Speaking about technological advances that allow us to connect instantly with anyone in the world, Obama told viewers there would never be a substitute for the "love and …

MAN OF STEEL Nightline Special - "Why We Need Superheroes"

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …

Behold the Koenigsegg One:1. Early claims suggest around 1,250 to 1,350 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of just 2.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 250 mph. Your move Bugatti. More -> http://bit.ly/14eM2N2

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

Teacher's Constitutional Warning: John Dryden Informs Students Of Rights, May Face Disciplinary Action

An Illinois high school teacher's constitutional warning has put him at odds with school officials.<p>Batavia High School teacher John Dryden may face disciplinary action for reminding students that there is a Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination before administering a school survey last …

JCPenney Forced To Deny Tea Kettle Looks Like Hitler

JCPenney has officially denied that a tea kettle being advertised on a billboard on the 405 Interstate near Culver City, Calif., is intended to represent Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator during World War II.<p>The notion that the kettle looked a bit like the architect of the Holocaust caught on after …

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Entire Bridal Party Falls Into Lake During Wedding Photo Shoot

A bride and groom in Georgia thought they had avoided being soaked by an expected rainfall that never materialized, but wound up getting wet anyway …

NYPD to Amanda Bynes: No One Slapped Your Vagina

<b>Amanda Bynes</b> straight up LIED when she accused an NYPD officer of <b>"slapping" her vagina</b> during last week's bong arrest ... this according to …

Spied! We caught the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG testing on the Nürburgring, but what's under the hood? More -> http://bit.ly/12fbDYm

New Music: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Emeli Sandé “B**ch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)”

Earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar was joined by Scottish songstress Emeli Sandé at a Brooklyn show, where she performed a soulful opening interlude …

Zach Braff's Kickstarter campaign closes on $3.1m

Zach Braff's bid to fund a follow-up to Garden State, his critically acclaimed 2004 directing debut, closed on Friday after gathering support worth a …

Teenager Carves His Own Name Into 3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Relic

A family in Nanjing, China, was left embarrassed and apologetic after their 15-year-old son was found to have defaced an ancient Egyptian relic with …

Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon

The controversial Google Glass computer could soon recognise who you are talking to thanks to a new ‘hack’.<p>The new software from Lambda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers …

China Is Winning the Cyber War Because They Hacked U.S. Plans for Real War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Washington Post</i>'s Ellen Nakashima reports in Tuesday's paper that Chinese cyberthieves have …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Spider-Man and His Mini-Me Take on The Rhino in Set Photos