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'South Park' trolls PS4 and Xbox One fanboys

The console wars commence in just over 24 hours, when the PlayStation 4 officially launches in the US. But if you’ve been reading gaming forums or YouTube comments lately then you’ll know the war really started months ago. South Park manages to capture the insanity of Black Friday and the upcoming …

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Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Jennifer Garner Fights For Preschool At The Capitol

WASHINGTON -- It's not every day an actress can be found crouching down in the U.S. Capitol to play with children, but that's what Jennifer Garner did Wednesday. Several members of Congress joined the actress and local preschool students to stack blocks and host tiny tea parties (the make-believe …

Diabetes: Asia's 'silent killer'

<b>Asia is in the grip of a diabetes epidemic.</b><p>In human and financial terms, the burden is huge and it is hitting the poor especially hard.<p>Often thought of as a disease of the rich, experts say the unabating rise may be fuelled as much by food scarcity and insecurity as it is by excess.<p>Changing …

Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved their probability of suffering a heart attack …

Diabetes

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Black Holes

"Pink Star" diamond sells for world record $83 million at auction

The "Pink Star," a huge flawless pink diamond, sold for a world record $83 million at auction in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, the auction house Sotheby's said.<p>"Ladies and gentlemen, 68 million (Swiss francs) is the world record bid for a diamond ever bid and it's right here," Sotheby's David …

Fine Art