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GOP Members Of Congress Hold Surreal Press Conference In Egypt Thanking Military For Overthrowing Morsi

Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Steve King (R-Iowa) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the "common enemy" Muslim Brotherhood.<p>Via the Washington Post's …

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Anthony Weiner: “I’m gonna be the next mayor” of New York

The former Congressman is in fourth place in the polls, but he’s convinced he’ll win the election<p>Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, better known these days as Carlos Danger, is convinced that he will win the bid for New York's mayor despite polls placing him in fourth place at just 7 percent. "I’m …

Life on Mars to become a reality in 2023, Dutch firm claims

A few months before he died, Carl Sagan recorded a message of hope to would-be Mars explorers, telling them: "Whatever the reason you're on Mars is, …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …

Thousands want to take one-way trip to Mars, but will you pay their way?

Organizers of the Dutch-based Mars One project opened up their website on Monday to take applications for a one-way trip to Mars in 2022.<p>That's right: These astronauts won't be coming back. The idea is to jump-start a permanent settlement on Mars, with more supplies and settlers arriving every …

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …

Bitcoin Miners Are Racking Up $150,000 A Day In Power Consumption Alone

There’s a gold rush going on these days, or a Bitcoin rush, at least. Driven by the recent swings in the value of a Bitcoin, more and more people are learning about and becoming interested in the currency. While they could just buy Bitcoins at the current market rate, others are looking to try …

Why Google Will Win the Messaging Wars

Messaging standards are great! Maybe that’s why we have so many of them.<p>Don’t look now, but people communicate via the Internet. Whichever company can get the majority of users on their system wins. To quote Newman, the Seinfeld mailman: “When you control the mail, you control… information!”<p>The …

French minister defends AppGratis, lashes out at Apple for app’s removal

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>How do you say, “Oh no they didn’t” in French? Because that’s a pretty good (translated) paraphrase of an interview that Fleur …

Unfazed By Bitcoin’s Wild Swings And Mysterious Origins, Silicon Valley VCs Place Their Bets

Bitcoin’s record highs and the ensuring surge in hacking attempts and thefts may be grabbing headlines. However, beneath the chaos, Silicon Valley’s best-known venture firms are finally starting to make real bets around the crypto-currency.<p>The price of a single bitcoin had more than quintupled to …

The $5 Million Question: Should College Athletes Buy Disability Insurance?

Gifted student-athletes sometimes buy athletic-disability insurance to secure their potential pro earnings, but the expensive policies almost never pay out.<p>AP / Michael Conroy<p>Kevin Ware's grisly leg fracture during Louisville's run to the title was excruciating to watch for anyone—but especially so …

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Amazon's Olympic athletes aim for faster, stronger, deadlier

Poised on the starting blocks at the Olympics, the 15 swimmers had good reason to feel apprehensive. But the cause of their nervousness was not the …

Lance Armstrong returns to competition as a swimmer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong is looking to make a splash with a return to competition.<p>The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins says Armstrong …