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New Yorkers Have Already Pedaled 1.28 Million Miles on Citi Bikes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's been an entire month since a hellacious swarm of extremely blue bikes, designed for the …

College football bowl in Dubai? Conferences planning more games, according to reports

Tired of getting frozen out by the big boys, college football's smaller conferences are looking into starting new bowl games for themselves.<p>The Group of Five conferences are exploring the possibility of adding more bowl games, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy. Those five conferences -- the …

Tim Tebow News: New England Patriots Wise to Sign Polarizing QB as a Backup

There will be no quarterback controversy in New England in 2013. There will be much more of a focus on the Patriots offense next season, however, after the team signed free agent signal-caller Tim Tebow on Monday according to the team's official website.<p>According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, …

NFL

China launches Shenzhou-10 manned space mission

Three Chinese astronauts blast away from the Jiuquan base in Inner Mongolia on a Long March 2F rocket, watched by President Xi Jinping.<p><b>China</b> began its longest manned <b>space</b> mission yet Tuesday with the launch of the Shenzhou-10, state television showed, as the country steps up an ambitious …

China

Old Opportunity Mars rover makes rock discovery

<b>Nasa's ageing Opportunity rover on Mars has just made what may be one of its most significant discoveries to date.</b><p>The nine-year-old robot has identified rock laden with what scientists believe to be clay minerals.<p>Their presence is an indication that the rock, dubbed Esperance, has been altered at …

Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson gets 30 days in jail in domestic violence case

The former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case, by a judge who …

Surgeons implant lab-grown blood vessel into first US patient

In a major step forward for tissue engineering, surgeons at Duke University have successfully implanted a bioengineered blood vessel into the arm of a patient with end-stage kidney disease. The procedure is the first of its kind in the US, and one of the first such efforts worldwide.<p>The engineered …

Light Pollution Is Killing Endangered Sea Turtles

Orbital pictures of the region, coupled with sea turtle nesting data from Israel's National Parks Authority, revealed that the species of turtles in that area cluster their nests in darker spots.<p>"The two species of sea turtle in our study are nocturnal nesters. It is thought that the light …

Multiple CT scans in kids linked to later cancer risk

Over the last two decades CT scans in children have skyrocketed and the radiation from the CT procedures could result in thousands of future cases of cancer, according to a large, multi-center study published Monday. But cutting unnecessary scans and lowering the dose level for kids could reduce …

Thai police discover 14 albino lions in warehouse near Bangkok

Thai police have arrested a pet shop owner after discovering 14 albino lions smuggled from Africa and hundreds of other protected animals in a …

On the run and out of a job: Consulting company fires professed NSA leaker

Edward Snowden, who outed himself as the source of leaks about massive government surveillance programs, is out of a job.<p>The consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, which does billions of dollars in business for the National Security Agency and other corners of the federal government, said Tuesday …

WNBA debuts referee cam

Smile! You're on referee cam.<p>The WNBA debuted a new camera Saturday worn by official Lamont Simpson during the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever …

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Rafael Nadal downs David Ferrer to win record eighth French Open crown

It was already written that the Spanish national anthem would be the closing soundtrack to the 2013 French Open final and it was widely held that it …

Scientists Find 3 Billion Year Old Plankton Microfossils

Scientists have found 3 billion year old plankton microfossils in marine sediment rocks from the Farrel Quartzite in Western Australia. The …

Second rover finds hint of a life-friendly ancient Mars | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A Martian rock analyzed by NASA’s rover Opportunity contains clays formed in non-acidic water, an environment potentially suitable for the chemistry of ancient life to brew.<p>A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this color view from …

Google bans Glass from shareholder meeting

In an ironic twist, Google has decided to ban Glass from their annual shareholders meeting. Like so many bars and other establishments ahead of them, Google fears Glass may be a bit too invasive. If they were hoping to avoid controversy in Mountain View with regard to Glass, they failed.<p>To be fair, …

Android News

Was a subway terror plot really foiled by the PRISM surveillance program?

President Obama addressed the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that "they helped us prevent terrorist attacks," but without mentioning any specific incidents to back up that claim. Now, <i>Reuters</i> and <i>The New York</i> …

Saudi Prince drops $20 million in Disney spending spree

Disney may have hiked admission prices again this week, but the $20 million a Saudi prince spent during three fun-filled (we hope) days in May at Disneyland Paris is worth a lot of mouse ears.<p>Prince Fahd al-Saud reserved parts of Disneyland Paris for himself and 60 or so guests to "celebrate his …

Same-Sex Partners Of US Troops To Receive Military Benefits In September

An internal personnel notice posted to the web Thursday states the military's commitment to upgrade their systems "so that eligible SSDPs and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards" beginning on Sept. 1.<p>From The Times:<p>The ID card Web notice refers to same-sex domestic partners as …

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

George Karl, Grizzlies have spoken about potential coach opening

The Grizzlies wasted no time to call George Karl after the Nuggets fired the 2013 Coach of the Year. The Clippers are also expected to speak with Karl about their coaching vacancy.<p>The Memphis Grizzlies wasted no time to reach out to recently-fired head coach George Karl after the Denver Nuggets …

Belmont Stakes 2013: Overrated Contenders That Will Struggle at Belmont

The 145th running of the Belmont Stakes marks the final leg of the 2013 Triple Crown. With two high-stakes races already in the books this year, bettors have the book on just about every contender.<p>Or do they?<p>The Belmont can be a tricky race to project. Its place at the end of the stakes schedule …

Horse Racing

Dennis Rodman claims LeBron James would be 'just an average player' in 80s or 90s

NBA rebounding legend Dennis Rodman thinks Miami Heat superstar LeBron James would be "just an average player" if he played in the 1980s and 90s. It's a bold opinion that raises this question: why does anyone listen to Dennis Rodman anymore?<p>LeBron James posted yet another postseason triple-double …

Report: Kevin Durant Is Signing With Jay-Z's New Sports Agency

A source told NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski that Durant "doesn't want a traditional NBA agent anymore" and that "KD wants Jay Z to handle his branding. He had a chance to be with his idol and couldn't say no."<p>Durant joins Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, and Victor Cruz as some of Jay-Z's first …

Robinson Cano

Mike Tyson Says Evander Holyfield's Ear Tasted Horrible

Tyson gave a very candid interview to Fuel TV's Ariel Helwani at UFC 160. The two discussed who's the baddest man on the planet, how to improve boxing, how Vince McMahon would beat UFC President Dana White and what Evander Holyfield's ear tasted like.<p>Of course we all remember that Tyson gnawing off …