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Elizabeth Warren urges expansion of Social Security

Going against the conventional wisdom, the MA senator endorses increasing Social Security benefits<p>Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren went against pro-austerity conventional wisdom and advocated for the <i>expansion</i> of Social Security benefits, joining a small …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

Michael Jordan's Flu Game Shoes Sell for More Than $100,000

A lucky buyer has purchased one of the more interesting pieces of Michael Jordan memorabilia.<p>Preston Truman, a 35-year-old former ball boy for the Utah Jazz, put Jordan's Flu Game shoes up for auction. According to Grey Flannel Auctions, they sold for $104,765 on Thursday, Dec. 12.<p>Yes, you heard …

Michael Jordan Dishes on His Starting 5, Favorite Shoes, Dunks and More

In a recent interview to promote <i>NBA 2K14</i> next-gen, Michael Jordan dished on a number of topics that would interest all basketball fans.<p>Some of the takeaways from the interview:<p><b>Who his starting five would be in a pickup game:</b> Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Hakeem Olajuwon and</b> …

Basketball

An Open-Source Hive To Save The Bees

Bees are dying in droves. Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.<p>You may have heard by now: bees are dropping like flies, continuing to die at unprecedented rates, and the reason why is still a bit of a mystery.<p>So to give them a leg up, the group Open Tech Forever has developed a …

Ecology

How To Win A Trampoline War, According To Science

A study from the Ohio State University looks into the physics of bouncing on trampolines.<p>Before Alison Sheets was an assistant professor at Ohio State University, she was a competitive gymnast who knew her way around a trampoline. Over dinner one day, she began explaining the dynamics of trampoline …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

What Earth would be like if humans never existed

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

Calm wives may make for happier marriages - Futurity

When it comes to keeping the peace after an argument, it may be more important for wives than for husbands to stay calm and keep emotions under …