Eric Roop

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Strange Creature Washes Up On Santa Barbara Beach

What is this beach beast?<p>On Tuesday, KEYT Senior Reporter John Palminteri was walking on a Santa Barbara beach doing a story on the fallout from a recent storm when he stumbled upon this:<p>"It certainly has been a mystery," Palminteri told The Huffington Post. "It definitely had teeth and I would …

Mother Cat Nurses a Days-Old Pit Bull Puppy Right Next to Her Newborn Kittens, Accepting Him as Her Very Own

In this report from Annette Lawless of FOX8 in Cleveland, Ohio, a generous mother cat named Lolene, who just had a litter of kittens, very kindly …

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Law Enforcement Is the Fattest Profession, Study Finds

Police officers, firefighters and security guards have the highest rates of obesity of all professions, according to a Wall Street <i>Journal</i> analysis of …

Watch: If Tim Burton directed a porn video

<i>Edward Skimmerhands</i>. Fairly safe for work.

Texas plumber's old truck resurfaces in Syria, mounted with terrorists' guns

A Texas plumber has been receiving threats after a photo emerged of Islamic extremists in Syria firing a high-powered gun from the bed of his old pickup, which still bears his company's logo on the door.<p>An extremist group, Ansar al-Deen Front, posted the photo of its fighters aboard the Ford F-250 …

More than $1 trillion in secret cash sneaked out of China in the last 10 years

China’s capital account might be closed—but it’s not <i>that</i> closed. Between 2003 and 2012, $1.3 trillion slipped out of mainland China—more than any other developing country—says a report (pdf) by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a financial transparency group. The trends illuminate China’s tricky …

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T-Mobile will let you bank your unused data come January 2015

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier announcement might lack the pomp and circumstance of a big media event, but CEO John Legere's conversation with <i>Yahoo Tech's</i> David Pogue is already proving fruitful. Once January rolls around, T-Mobile customers will be able to roll over their unused data into what …

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?

<b>For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert Peston, explains lower down why China matters to</b> …

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Here's How You Should Store Your Tires This Winter

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>Maybe you've heard of flat-spotting but you're not sure if it's something you should worry about, or perhaps you're already worried but don't know what to do to protect your tires. Deciding how to respond requires an understanding of …

Our Democracy Is Dying

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. …

Behind The Wheel: 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

When too much is just enough.<p>Mercedes-Benz does something that most other brands don’t: they make a super-tuned version of almost every car they …

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean

Major study sheds new light on the world's plastics problem<p>Researchers have found that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, with a combined weight of nearly 269,000 tons. In a major study published this week in the journal <i>PLoS One</i>, scientists from the US, …

Watch Quentin Tarantino Discuss His Career with Robert Rodriguez

The Pirate Bay might be on its last legs, but founder Peter Sunde couldn’t care less

The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been down for almost a day now after police raided its data center in Sweden and seized servers, computers, and other equipment.<p>“We had a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm because of a copyright infringement, and yes it was Pirate Bay,” confirmed local …

Siobhan Thompson Explains the Significance of Guy Fawkes and the Mask Made in His Image

In “Who Was Guy Fawkes,” host Siobhan Thompson of the BBC America web series Anglophenia explains the significance of Guy Fawkes, the celebration …

ISIS Mass Beheading Video Took 6 Hours to Film and Multiple Takes

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria’s (ISIS) video of the beheading of 22 Syrian soldiers took between four and six hours to film and used …

Watch: Morning Joe Co-Host Loses It On Air After Learning What a Furry Is

Sometimes you learn something that prompts an uncontrollable reaction of anger, laughter or surprise. And sometimes that epiphany happens on live …

10 Things That Will Change the Way You Think About Love

• Studies show that, in general, men are actually more romantic than women. Men also say “I love you” first, have more positive recollections of their …

When is my earliest sunset?

At the latitude of Miami, Florida or Brownsville, Texas in the U.S. – or, say, the city of Naha in Okinawa, Japan – the earliest sunsets of the year …

Astronomy

The UK pornography law: a scientific perspective

As far as I’m aware, I have no bizarre sexual leanings. I don’t talk about my own sex life – it would probably be as entertaining as listening to someone read aloud from the Dulux colour chart, specifically the page with the “cool neutrals”.<p>I recently read Girl on the Net’s book. It’s brilliant, …

2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon Review @ Top Speed

Overview<p>The Icon is the starting point from which to express yourself. It is characterised by its comfortable riding position and steel teardrop tank …

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Police practices in the US

Putin's Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia's Elites

Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s …

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them

<i>This Influencer post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo Bock and insights from other top minds in business on LinkedIn.</i><p>I’ve sent out …

On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.<p>On November 11, 1926, the newly established United States Numbered Highway System changed the way U.S. drivers navigate the country.<p>Before the numbering system, long …

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