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Universities warned of 'explosion' in use of smart drugs

Students at some of Britain’s top universities are putting their health at risk amid an “explosion” in the availability of illicit smart drugs, an investigation has found.<p>As many as a quarter of students at leading institutions may have experimented with Modafinil – a prescription drug intended to …

Hill prediction: Headed for shutdown

House and Senate leadership aides in both parties are increasingly convinced the federal government will close for the first time in more than 17 years on Tuesday morning.<p>There is still time to avoid such a climactic stalemate, the aides acknowledged. But unless there is a dramatic change in …

NPR to shed 10% of staff amid budget shortfall

<b>US broadcast network National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (£3.8m) budget deficit, a spokeswoman has said.</b><p>It will offer voluntary redundancies to its roughly 840 employees.<p>The non-profit broadcaster put the budget shortfall in part down to a decline in …

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Killzone: Mercenary Review

Vita, meet your first great shooter.<p>With its dual analog sticks and powerful innards, PlayStation Vita is tailor-made for great first-person …

Associated Press News

Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high

The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.<p>On Wednesday the country's nuclear regulation …

Confirmed: Fracking practices to blame for Ohio earthquakes

Wastewater from the controversial practice of fracking appears to be linked to all the earthquakes in a town in Ohio that had no known past quakes, research now reveals.<p>The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves injecting water, sand and other materials under high pressures into a …

Natural Gas

New Ecstasy Craze Molly Leads to Deaths in Unregulated Market

Two fatal suspected Molly overdoses have cancelled the Electric Zoo festival. Kent Sepkowitz reports.<p>The recreational drug Ecstasy muscled its way …

Use a Projector to Change Your Window View to Anywhere in the World

Ken Kawamoto wanted something a little more inspiring to look at than the view from his living room, so he grabbed his home theater projector and set …

Living Rooms

Prairie Dogs Cuddle Like Humans And We Can't Even Handle It (PHOTO)

Ready for the most adorable fact in the universe? Prairie dogs always greet one another with a kiss or nuzzle, according to National Geographic.<p>Redditor v3rmillion89 posted this picture of two prairie dogs cuddling like humans at a pet store.<p>FYI, photos like these are pretty much why the Internet …

Understanding Dementia: What to Expect With Sundowning

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, there are a number of side effects that can accompany this devastating disease. One of the most important side effects to understand is something known as sundowning. This is something that impacts many but not all individuals with …

California's 'Pillowcase Rapist' to be released in Los Angeles County

An admitted serial rapist who attacked 38 women in California could be a free man within weeks after the state’s Supreme Court denied prosecutors’ requests to block his release from a state mental hospital.<p>Christopher Hubbart, a sexually violent predator dubbed the “Pillowcase Rapist,” has spent …

Play This Destructive Housecat Simulator

Catlateral Damage, by Chris Chung.<p>Here is what happens in <i>Catlateral Damage</i>: You, a cat, have two minutes to scream around a single room, destroying as much property as you can. That is it. If you have ever wanted to know what it is like to be a little feline menace, this is your chance.

Oskar the Blind Kitty - Memed

Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …

SEVEN BOOKS I HAVE ACQUIRED THROUGH CASUAL SEX

Recently, <b>[1]</b> I grabbed dinner with a friend of mine from when I worked in the financial services industry. To me, that seems like a lifetime ago but …

'Exhilarating': 4,000 run from the bulls in US event modeled after Pamplona

About 4,000 people - dressed in everything from thongs to superhero costumes - dodged 1,000-pound bulls as they sprinted down a quarter-mile dirt track on Saturday in rural Virginia's version of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.<p>It was the first event of what promoters say will be a …

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease

Mixed evidence on the role of copper in Alzheimer's<p><b>A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.</b><p>However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain.<p>The latest study in Proceedings of the …

Peru: alarm over appearance of isolated Mashco-Piro tribe

Members of an indigenous tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's south-eastern Amazon have attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet.<p>Authorities are unsure what provoked the three-day encounter but say the …

Fukushima nuclear plant: Radioactive water leak found

<b>Radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank into the ground at Japan's Fukushima plant, its operator says.</b><p>Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said the leak of at least 300 tonnes of the highly radioactive water was discovered on Monday.<p>The plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami in …

SLAYER Announce Select Tour Dates with GOJIRA, 4ARM

Depending on your feelings about <b>Slayer</b> 2013, you are either really excited or really indifferent about today's announcement. The band announced …

Oh yuck! Bagged salad could be cause of stomach virus

Marc O. Finley/Stockfood Creative/Getty Images / Today<p>Bagged Salad<p>In yet another gross round of illness related to contaminated food, NBC News is …

The Innards of a Spacesuit

NASA engineers are busy investigating the cause of the leaking spacesuit that caused an EVA on the ISS to be aborted a couple of weeks ago. Astronaut …

I Thought They Were Supposed to Chase a Rabbit?

CyanogenMod Unleashes Its Own Camera App Called Focal

CyanogenMod, the popular Android firmware replacement installed on over 5.6 million devices, has announced a powerful new camera app to replace the …