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The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

Kim Jong Un Directs Rocket Drills Near Border With South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Tuesday showed detailed photos of Kim Jong Un directing rocket launches from a site close to the South in an apparent act of defiance that puts a personal face of its leader to actions provoking its neighbors. Satellite imagery and photos released by state media …

The NSA Spied On Targets' Porn Habits

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an effort to discredit individuals thought to radicalize others, the NSA monitored the online …

Brazil gang in huge tablet robbery at Sao Paulo airport

<b>An armed gang in Brazil has stolen tablets and notebook computers worth an estimated $800,000 (£500,000) from the cargo terminal at Sao Paulo airport.</b><p>Police say the robbery was carried out by a group of 10 men, who stormed the building after overpowering security guards and taking two of them …

Miso Ramen With Crispy Pork and Burnt Garlic-Sesame Oil Recipe

<b>Read more: The Food Lab: Miso Ramen With Crispy Shredded Pork and Burnt Garlic Sesame Oil</b><p>Ingredients3 pounds pig trotters, split lengthwise or cut crosswise into 1-inch disks (as your butcher to do this for you)2 pounds chicken backs and carcasses, skin and excess fat removed2 tablespoons vegetable …

27 Drinks Made With Coffee

This week we're on location at The Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Chicago with guest host Craig (A.K.A. WheezyWaiter), who looks at 27 drinks you can …

Report: U.S. Helped Iraq With Chemical Attacks

Copper exposure likely ‘key player’ in Alzheimer’s

<b>U. ROCHESTER (US) —</b> Copper, found in a variety of foods and some drinking water, may be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset …

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Science Images that Border on Art

A false-colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of caffeine crystals. “It is a bright, intricate image of something that most of us experience …

Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Once, the earth was comprised of a supercontinent called Pangea. So what would that continent look like if it had the political boundaries of today?<p>It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York. …

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Before The World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science | Book Review

It's rare when I learn new things in a children's book, but that is the case for Claire Eamer's newly published book, Before The World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science [Annick Press, 2013; Amazon UK; Amazon US].<p>In this 128-page book, the author tells us about eight groundbreaking …

Robin Thicke's Song Sounds Like Marvin Gaye. So He's Suing Gaye's Family.

"Blurred Lines," this year's song of the summer*, sounds a lot like Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," one of the songs of the summer of 1977.<p>In fact, it sounds so much like the Marvin Gaye song that Robin Thicke and the other guys behind Blurred Lines have launched a preemptive strike: They filed …

Episode 481: The Economist's Guide To Drinking While Pregnant

On today's show, we meet a woman who is trying to bring nuance and subtlety to a world of black-and-white rules: pregnancy.<p>Emily Oster is an economist and the author of a book called Expecting Better. Like our own Chana Joffe-Walt — who takes a break from maternity leave to host today's show — …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

Kale Competitors: How Do Other Greens Stack Up?

<i>By Keri Gans for U.S. News</i><p>These days, hardly a day goes by that I don't read something promoting kale as a nutritional powerhouse. Recipes that include kale are popping up all over the place, making you wonder how we survived without it.<p>To be honest, I don't love kale. It tastes bitter to me. But …

What Does That Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

<i>Uvula image via Shutterstock</i><p>The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent …

Ibiza: 'Nothing is innocent and dealing is normal'

As two women who worked on the island face drug-smuggling charges in Peru, other Britons who work there warn of how easy it is to be drawn into the culture of crime<p>A crowded dancefloor is hemmed in by multiple VIP areas. Topless men with flawless physiques perform camp manoeuvres on a stage. As …

This Couple's Radical Solution To The 'We Never See Each Other' Problem

<i>This story is the second of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Check out how Meghan and Josh used the same strategy to transform their marriage.</i><p>Sarah and Jeff Russell hadn’t been in …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Diary of an ice queen: The literature of the Amanda Knox case

Whether she’s guilty or not, there’s something about the accused murderess that will always arouse our suspicion<p>ON THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 1, 2007 in Perugia, Italy, somebody stabbed the 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in the neck. Her body was found in her bedroom half-naked and under a …

Gmail Users Shouldn't Expect Privacy, Google Says In Filing

People who use Gmail and other free email systems have no reasonable expectation of privacy, according to papers filed in a U.S. district court by lawyers for Google. The filing was made in June, when Google moved to dismiss a case accusing it of breaking federal and state laws by scanning users' …

In regenerative medicine breakthrough, lab-grown human heart tissue beats on its own

Progress in regenerative medicine has been coming fast and furious in recent months: scientists are now using far-out tissue engineering techniques to restore liver function in mice, regrow human muscle, and even implant bioengineered blood vessels into ailing patients. Now, a team at the …

Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade

Breastfeeding is so protective against breast cancer that it can delay the onset of the disease by 10 years – but only among women who do so for over six months and do not smoke, new research has found.<p>The authors of a Spanish study of 504 female breast cancer patients aged 19 to 91, published in …

10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines

There was a time when you could have subsisted on graham crackers, Moxie, and Goo-Goo Clusters and called it a healthy diet. In fact, a lot of foods …

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Amazonian tribe in Brazil caught on camera for first time - video

Rare footage of the Kawahiva tribe from Brazil's Amazon rainforest that has been released to the public. Men holding bows and arrows make their way through the forest, as a woman carries a child on her back. The nomadic people are thought to have very little contact with other tribes, and even less …

Nearly 1,500 South African police exposed as convicted criminals

Some of South Africa's most high-ranking police officers have been exposed as murderers, rapists and thieves but none have yet been fired, officials have admitted.<p>Opposition MPs said the revelation that crime fighters are themselves criminals demonstrates "serious mismanagement" of the police, …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

On May 31st, president Barack Obama strolled into the bright sunlight of the Rose Garden, covered from head to toe in the slime and ooze of the …