Michael Hawkins

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6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield, whom you may recognize from all of the videos he uploaded to YouTube about his life aboard the International Space Station, wanted to …

How the Spurs put together the best offensive half in NBA Finals history

San Antonio's offensive explosion in Game 3 wasn't due to big, major changes. It was due to a bunch of small adjustments that added up to big things.<p>Over the course of a seven-game series, we get an excellent opportunity to see both teams make a series of both large and small between-game …

Contractor to again sift debris from deadly Washington landslide

Three months after a deadly landslide wiped out the community of Oso, Wash., officials have selected a company to deal further with wreckage that remains.<p>The Snohomish County Council agreed Wednesday night to award a $6.4-million contract to IMCO General Construction to handle "sorting, screening, …

Los Angeles

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America’s Anchors

I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little nervous to meet with me. I was the real news commentator, after all, and they were the …

Comedy

Hollywood tackles the amazing story of the Soviet Red Army

The Soviet Red Army squad dominated like no other hockey team before or since. Acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker Gabe Polsky looks at how they became so …

Dutchtub Wood

Following the huge success of the original Dutchtub, Dutch company Weltevree have recently launched the Dutchtub Wood, a wood fired outdoor hot tub …

Witness Says Bigfoot Might Be Squatting In Detroit's Abandoned Houses

You're a nice family driving through the outskirts of Detroit, shopping for a new house. What you don't expect to see on your real estate tour: a "strange, ape-like creature" climbing out of the window of an abandoned home.<p>A man named C. Brown told Cryptozoology News that he, his wife and two …

The Five Most Incredible Sideshow Freaks (VIDEO)

From bearded women to men with no arms or legs, the outliers of mankind have fascinated us for centuries.<p>Now, thanks to the YouTube channel Dark5, we can take a look at five of the most peculiar and breathtaking sideshow freaks.<p>To check out the fascinating group of people yourself, give the video …

10 Brilliant Comedy Moments Hidden on YouTube

It's hidden YouTube gems time, baby! We dig up the most criminally underappreciated videos and give them the respect that they deserve. At the risk …

For pot entrepreneurs, it's a 'Stoner Bowl' matchup made on high

OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - For Nate Johnson, the excitement surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl is two-fold. Not only are his hometown Seattle Seahawks taking on the Denver Broncos - football teams representing two major U.S. cities where recreational pot use is legal - but his medical weed …

Cannabis

Thanks to Pope Francis, Revolt Against the Global Super-Rich Is Underway

<i>Chrystia Freeland is a Liberal member of the Canadian Parliament and author of "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich."</i><p>OTTAWA -- 2013 was the year the rise of the plutocrats made it to the top of the international agenda. Witness the remarkable consensus at the year's end of the world's …

5 Sad Ways A&E Became the Walmart of Television Networks

When it comes to things that used to be great but slowly became terrible, cable television network A&E doesn't even make the list. That's because …

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

Sorry, But Your Cat Is Actually A Total Jerk. It's Just Science.

Bad news for all you cat lovers: That feline you are obsessed with is a total jerk. Sure, cats are cute, soft, lovable and an endless source of viral GIFs and memes, but in actuality, they kinda suck.<p>Don't hate us for this blasphemy just yet. We understand your dilemma. Some people just <i>love</i> cats, …

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It takes all kinds: The Globe’s 29th Annual Travel Infamy Awards

Here's to you, the boneheads, the scoundrels, the I'm-going-to-act-however-I-please-no-matter-how-it-affects-other-people travellers. We've compiled the year's weirdest tales in travel for Globe Travel's 29th Annual Hall of Infamy Awards.<p><b>The Making His Mark Award</b><p>… goes to a Chinese schoolboy who …

Los Angeles

Apps that make music sound better in your car

Now that mobile devices are the music player of choice for many drivers on the road nowadays, it might help to augment the experience even more by …