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AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.<p>An AP analysis of water quality revealed …

Top 10 fantasy prospects: Futures edition

<i>Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on</i> …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

C.Hill Gave Mid-2000s Rap Classics the Music Videos They Deserved Through the Magic of 'The Sims'

You've never lived until you've seen a Sims-ified R. Kelly wearing all white looking godly.<p>The remix for Swizz Beats’s 2007 single “It’s Me Bitches” does not have a video. The original does, but on the remix Lil Wayne lets her lick the rapper, R. Kelly beats his chest like King Kong and Jadakiss …

Grammys Does Not Televise Hip Hop Categories

Although the 57th-annual Grammy Awards announced the Hip Hop category winners before the telecast aired yesterday (February 8), the event’s broadcast …

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

The US Solar Workforce Has Doubled in Just Four Years

The industry has been booming for the last four years—it's adding jobs 20 times faster than the rest of the economy.<p>The solar industry continues to defy its naysayers; it closed out 2014 as a remarkably strong engine of US job growth. According to ​the Sola​r Foundation's annual census, 31,000 new …

Sorry, Fox: No U.K. City Is Muslim-Only

LONDON — It is true that England’s second city is home to the nation’s finest collection of curry houses but, much to the surprise of a misguided …

Religion

America’s over-policing bombshell: How new data proves “stop & frisk” critics were right all along

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Brendan Mcdermid/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>NYPD’s aggressive “stop & frisk” policy divided a city into two camps. Now, new stats say the opponents were right<p>Blake Zeff<p>January 10, 2015 11:30am (UTC)<p>People are talking about the police a lot these days. The killing of unarmed …

How Nokia made the modern cell phone

Nokia. Knock-ia. Know-kia. Noh-keea.<p>However you pronounce it, few companies (other than Motorola, of course) have been so influential in creating the cell phone that we use today. Apple, LG and Samsung may get all of the glory now, but Nokia dominated the mobile industry for two decades. When I …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …