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Real Madrid Sign 9-Year-Old Wonderkid Takuhiro Nakai; Watch 'Pipi' Play

Real Madrid have been planning for the future by signing a nine-year-old to their youth program, but given the skills Takuhiro Nakai, also known as "Pipi," displays in this video, you can see why they were so desperate to bag him early.<p>According to <i>Marca</i> (Spanish, reported in English via 101 Great …

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Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin

Here are the full remarks of his speech, as provided by the White House. They lasted 19 minutes.<p>Video of the speech follows the text:<p><i>1:33 P.M. EDT</i><p><b>THE PRESIDENT:</b> I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the …

Are Knockoff IPhone Chargers Electrocuting People?

Last week a 23-year-old Chinese woman was killed allegedly via an electric shock that came from her iPhone, which was plugged in and charging. Apple said it would help Chinese authorities investigate the incident. Ma Ailun was using an iPhone 4, and fresh information on the case suggests that her …

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Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …

After 69 years, 'pitch drop' experiment finally caught on video

In 1927, a researcher at the University of Queensland in Australia began what's widely recognized as the longest-running experiment ever, the so-called "pitch drop." It's a simple set up: fill a flask with tar pitch and let it ooze out the bottom to see how quickly it flows, and eventually it makes …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …

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There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Adam Lee<p>July 20, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few …

8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

<b>((Wikimedia))</b><p>Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>July 20, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, …

Zimmerman Attorneys Suspicious of Florida Prosecutors’ Motives

George Zimmerman’s defense attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West joined Sean Hannity in studio for a revealing interview. Zimmerman was acquitted of …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Apple sued because its devices display porn

And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand that Apple should sell its products with a built-in antiporn filter.<p>Yes, a Tennessee lawyer is suing Apple because its …

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The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden’s Final Years

Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his walled-in Pakistani compound, contemplating whether to trim the …

Obamacare's missing mandate

The massive coast-to-coast campaign to get people to sign up for Obamacare is light on mentions of one central element: the widely disliked individual mandate.<p>Poll after poll has found that Americans don’t like being told they have to get insurance or face a penalty. So the groups doing outreach …

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on Thursday when it announces plans to …

Increased gas prices? Don't blame unrest in Egypt

You may soon find yourself paying a dime more for a gallon of gas, which you may blame on unrest in Egypt.<p>You’d be only partly right. Another culprit, believe it or not, is how successful the energy business has been recently in the U.S.<p>Inventories of domestic crude oil have plunged in recent …

The Lone Ranger

Why is <i>The Lone Ranger</i> such a huge flop at the box-office?<p>According to the Ranger code: “Never Ask a Question You Already Know the Answer To.” And the …

Rent-a-Paramilitaries Freak Out Wisconsin

Here’s a fascinating little story. There’s been a battle royale up in Wisconsin over an effort to establish a big iron mining operation near Lake …

Obamacare Requirements Relaxed For State Insurance Exchanges

(In July 7 story, changes paragraph 4 from saying "only" random checks by health exchanges to random checks in some cases where discrepancies exist)<p>By David Morgan<p>WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - Days after delaying health insurance requirements for employers, the Obama administration has decided to …

Not Qualified For Obamacare's Subsidies? Just Lie -- Govt. To Use 'Honor System' Without Verifying Your Eligibility

If you thought the delay in the employer mandate was bad news for Obamacare, just wait. On Friday, Sarah Kliff and Sandhya Somashekhar of the <i>Washington Post</i> discovered that the Obama administration had buried in the <i>Federal Register</i> the announcement that the government won’t be able to verify …

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

The Fringe Factor: The Perils of Sex Ed

Sex education makes teens hot and bothered, Glenn Beck says Food Insurance is patriotic, and other claims from our fearless leaders.<p><b>Texas: Sex Ed</b> …

George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Our Era of Bipartisan Ineptitude

Bush 43 and Obama have brought us back to the unhappy era of Johnson, Nixon, and Carter, writes Lloyd Green.<p>Who says that the bipartisan spirit is …

Apple Paid No UK Corporate Taxes In 2012: Report

Despite making millions in profit in Britain, Apple paid no corporate taxes to the U.K. last year, according to company filings cited by various news outlets.<p>The tech giant logged a pre-tax profit of 68 million pounds -- or more than $103 million -- from its main U.K. subsidiaries last year, the …

Cleaner air linked to more hurricanes

Efforts to improve the quality of our air could be causing more hurricanes as a sideeffect, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Met Office established a direct link between levels of industrial pollution and the frequency of hurricanes in the North Atlantic.<p>For much of the 20th century, …

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

Why would-be marijuana moguls have their work cut out for them

When you think economic opportunity, do you think of a heavily regulated, highly-competitive consumer goods sector where prices are set to drop? No? Maybe we should dial back the excitement around the potential of the US marijuana industry.<p>With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the …

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