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Watch Oakland Coliseum convert from baseball to football

After an A's walk-off win on Saturday night, the grounds crew had about 20 hours to get the stadium ready for football. Here's what it looked like.<p>(h/t to Deadspin)

Packing For The Apocalypse And Other Amazing Images From This Week

How NASA Would Wrangle An Asteroid [Video]

The agency released an Armageddon-style video to explain<p>New telescope technology is helping scientists better detect asteroids, but what happens after we find them?<p>One of NASA's goals has been to latch astronauts onto space rocks and take samples for studying, and the agency has just released a …

Ben Affleck is the next Batman

<i>Variety</i> is reporting that Ben Affleck will be the new Batman. The news, reportedly coming straight from Warner Bros., means that he'll be starring opposite Henry Cavill in the 2015 Batman / Superman movie. Affleck has gained critical recognition for his more recent work — especially with <i>Argo</i> — but …

Squeeze The Bacteria Out Of Water With A New Gel

In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe.<p>After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many without access to clean water, researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore …

NASA reveals how its plan to capture an asteroid and harvest a piece would work

Since the start of this year, NASA's been talking about the idea of capturing an asteroid and bringing it into orbit near the Earth, where astronauts can visit it and take home a sample. The US space agency isn't kidding around, either, already beginning plans to complete the mission by 2025. But …

David Bradley Enjoyed "Every Moment" Playing Game of Thrones' Red Wedding Host

David Bradley<p>David Bradley isn't worried after playing Walder Frey, one of the most despicable characters on <i>Game of Thrones</i>."I'm not exactly watching …

'Game Of Thrones' Spoiler: George R.R. Martin Gives Away Massive 'Winds Of Winter' Plot News

George R.R. Martin <b>probably</b> gave away a massive plot spoiler about the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, and the Game of Thrones TV show, during an interview with io9.<p>We warned you, right? You saw that warning? Just in case:<p>Here's what he said in the wide-ranging …

'Game of Thrones' Cast Member Crashes Panel, Surprises Emilia Clarke With Kiss

The "Game of Thrones" panel at Comic-Con was crashed by a familiar face Friday.<p>During the 45-minute event, former "GoT" actor Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) took the stage to lock lips with co-star — and on-air love interest — Emilia Clarke.<p>Clarke, who plays "mother of dragons" Daenerys Targaryen on the …

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Raw image Earth and moon from Saturn

On Friday, the Cassini spacecraft, Saturn and the sun were aligned so that Cassini could capture Earth’s picture from distant space. Cassini got the …

Agnieszka Radwanska responds to Body Issue controversy

Tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska broke her silence about the uproar in her native Poland about her nude photo shoot for <i>ESPN The Magazine’</i>s Body Issue. Earlier this week, Radwanska was dropped from a Catholic youth group for her “immoral behavior.”<p>The following statement was posted Friday on her …

Tiger Woods still in mix after 71

GULLANE, Scotland -- Tiger Woods survived an increasingly treacherous Muirfield on Friday, holing a number of key par putts -- while also missing two …

98% of murders in Mexico last year went unsolved

The capture of Mexican drug lord Miguel Angel Treviño Morales earlier this week has brought Mexico’s crime scene into the limelight, but its criminal justice system is perhaps what most deserves scrutiny.<p>Some 27,500 people were murdered in Mexico last year. That’s more than Colombia and …

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Masks banned from Pope Francis's Mass in Rio de Janeiro

<b>Security forces in Brazil have banned masks at Pope Francis's opening Mass at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro next week.</b><p>More than one million people are expected at Tuesday's Mass, which will be policed by 7,000 troops.<p>The authorities are worried the visit could spark …

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Nazi-themed cafe draws fire in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities are to ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists.<p>Soldatenkaffee includes a red wall of Nazi-related memorabilia, including a large flag with the swastika and a giant picture of Adolf …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent announces retirement

Troubled Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is retiring from the NFL.<p>The team made the announcement Thursday afternoon.<p>"This is the right decision for me, and something that I have given a lot of thought to," Brent said in a statement.<p>"I am at a point where my main focus is all about …