Alex Pakatar

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Power from the people: Human energy will fuel NYC’s New Year’s Eve ball drop

A 11,875-pound geodesic sphere, covered in 2,688 Waterford crystals, illuminated by 32,256 LED bulbs, powered completely by human energy.<p>That is what …

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

A new greenhouse gas that is 7,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the Earth has been discovered by researchers in Toronto.<p>The newly discovered gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.<p>The chemical, that does not …

Guy Goes Insane Playing FIFA 14, Destroys the TV with His Bare Hands

A guy playing <i>FIFA 14</i> with friends goes completely insane after the match takes a turn. Based on the laughs from those in the room, it's probably safe to assume this was his TV.<p>TerezOwens had the original, with a hat tip to MiddleEasy.com for bringing this to our attention.

Future News: Football canceled until Lionel Messi is able to play again

FIFA has announced that football at all levels — from the amateur ranks to the top professional leagues — is canceled until Lionel Messi recovers …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

Xabi Alonso. Stateside this summer? Reports: http://soc.cr/pUhhr

World Cup 2014: 10 things we learned from the qualifiers

With the first stage of World Cup qualifying done and dusted, Telegraph Sport takes a look at the European statistics to see what we have learned ahead of the finals next year<p><b>1. England are better at passing than we thought</b><p>Often criticised for failing to keep hold of the ball, the statistics show …

Marco Reus Defies Laws of Physics with Impressive Trick Shot

When most footballers perform trick shots, they use a single ball for a single move. Marco Reus clearly is not most footballers.<p>Reus, the 24-year-old attacking midfielder who plays for Borussia Dortmund and Germany, shows off his considerable footy skills in this trick-shot video. It features not …

Sergio Ramos Scores Amazing Flying Backheel Goal in Spain Training

Yesterday we brought you the Spain U-21 team warming up for a match by generally having a lot of fun and looking technically excellent.<p>Today we bring you Sergio Ramos (he's the centre-half, remember), scoring the sort of backheel golazo that Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo would be more than …

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee indicted for perjury

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a perjury charge in connection with the killing of his friend.<p>A Massachusetts prosecutor said Friday that a grand jury indicted Shayanna Jenkins on a single count in relation to the …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

Today on YouTube: German side Rot-Weiss Essen bamboozle the opposition with a sneaky free-kick

A training-ground plan comes together for German fourth division side Rot-Weiss Essen, who score past opponents Fortuna Dusseldorf II with a sneaky free-kick.<p>The match, which took place on Sept 1st 2012, deserves to be seen. Trailing to Fortuna Dusseldorf II, Rot-Weiss are awarded a free kick in …

FIFA 14: Young Stars You Should Target Using Global Transfer Network

Who says you can't win anything with kids?<p>Buying young players is often the most fun strategy when playing Career Mode in <i>FIFA</i>. Anybody can put Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Dante, Arturo Vidal and Manuel Neuer on a team and win. It's more of a ride when you have a bunch of promising talents …

Ranking the Top 25 Young South American Talents in World Football

The perennial seedbed of footballing talent that is the South American continent continues to produce top-class young players in impressive numbers.<p>Here we rank the top 25 talents from the region currently plying their trade at home or abroad, using 21 as the cut-off age for the list.<p>Traditional …

Martino: Valdes will leave Barcelona

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has ruled out any attempt to renew Victor Valdes’ contract despite the goalkeeper again starring in the 4-0 win over …

7 GIFs That Will Make You Reconsider Your Decision To Fight UFC Champion Jon "Bones" Jones

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Today on YouTube: Defender gets nutmegged three times and then upends his tormentor

No one likes being nutmegged; it's the biggest humiliation on the football pitch. So when it happens three times in a row, in the space of 10 seconds, it's enough to make you blow your top.<p>That is exactly what happened to Nautico defender Jean Rolt, who suffered three nutmegs on the trot while …