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Phone Case Harvests Radio Waves For Power

Posted 5/05/2015 7:39 pm by

One of Nicola Tesla’s craziest, most famous ideas was the idea of so-called wireless energy, in which electricity just floated through the air to be plucked down to power your car or headphones or whatever device you might have that needs electricity.  That idea is beginning to take off in a limited way, but a company […]

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The New Royal Princess Has A Name

Posted 5/04/2015 7:49 pm by

The first Royal Baby watch ended up in a cute little prince named George.  Royal Baby Watch 2 resulted in a lovely little Princess who, so far, has been nameless.  That has finally changed, thanks to some serious consideration on the part of William Windsor and Kate Middleton.  The new royal baby is going to […]

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German Magazine Prints With HIV+ Blood

Posted 5/01/2015 7:17 pm by

It seems that as the years advance, HIV and AIDS are becoming forgotten diseases.  Everyone knows they’re there, but they’re not nearly as scary to people these days as they used to be, since the disease isn’t a guaranteed death sentence within a few years anymore.  There are vaccines being worked on, stem cell research […]

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FDA Approves Anti-Double Chin Injection

Posted 4/29/2015 6:06 pm by

If you’re looking to lose a little weight, there’s nothing like a short cut to make the job easier.  Americans in particular seem to love the idea of a get-thin-quick scheme.  There’s everything from fad banana diets to the use of pills as weight loss helpers.  The truly desperate turn to surgery, but it looks […]

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Orioles and White Sox To Play In Empty Stadium

Posted 4/28/2015 7:42 pm by

Another day, another  troublesome situation.  This time it’s on the sporting field, rather than in the middle of the rioting, fiery streets.  The Baltimore Orioles aren’t known for a lot of on-field success; indeed, the words ‘middling’ or ‘woeful’ is often used to describe the team from a historical standpoint.  Now the Orioles are going […]

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Baltimore Explodes In Looting And Riots

Posted 4/27/2015 8:32 pm by

In the best of times, Baltimore, Maryland, is not the best city in the world to live in.  There are nice places to be sure, but the rest of the city is notorious for violence, chaos, and a general post-apocalyptic environment that would put any zombie movie to shame.  It’s a troubled place, and police […]

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Starbucks Gives Away Thousands Of Free Items

Posted 4/25/2015 6:37 am by

Did you get a chance to go by Starbucks last night?  If you did, then you probably came away with a surprisingly large amount of money.  No, Starbucks wasn’t giving cash away, but they weren’t taking cash away either.  Last night, the Starbucks point of sale system went down and the company had no way […]

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Brittney Griner And Fiancee Arrested For Assault

Posted 4/23/2015 6:11 pm by

Usually when you hear about giant WNBA star Brittney Griner, the 6’8 center is dominating the competition on the court, or at worst, punching her opponents in the face during the course of a game.  However, it’s an off-court altercation Griner had with another WNBA player that’s getting her in trouble.  That player also happened […]

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Church Botulism Outbreak Kills 1, Sickens 23

Posted 4/22/2015 7:39 pm by

There’s nothing like a good potluck.  I love it.  Everyone shows up with a big plate or bowl or crock pot of something great and everyone shares and eats too much and then eats more, because there’s so much stuff left over.  The epicenter of potlucks in the South is usually the local church, but […]

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Netflix Is Bringing Back “Full House”

Posted 4/21/2015 7:08 pm by

Netflix is really climbing into the original content game with both feet now.  Not only are they bringing in great original content like Marvel’s Daredevil, they’re also making sequels to hit movies like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II.  Now they’re combining their worlds, making sequels to hit television shows from decades previous.  Netflix is making […]

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The “Batman v Superman” Trailer Lives!

Posted 4/17/2015 9:26 pm by

Earlier today, the trailer for the upcoming Batman/Superman adventure from Warner Brothers and DC leaked online.  DC made the rounds and got it pulled down wherever possible, but the bat is out of the bag and no amount of takedowns can make us all unsee that.  The best thing about leaked trailers is that they […]

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Adrian Peterson Is Coming Back Next Year

Posted 4/16/2015 8:02 pm by

In 2011, Adrian Peterson blew out his left knee, tearing his ACL and MCL.  The next year, he came back and just missed breaking the NFL single-season rushing record by 9 scant yards.  In that spectacular year, he scored both the MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year awards in a masterful season running behind […]

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Mailman Lands Gyrocopter On US Capitol Lawn

Posted 4/15/2015 8:51 pm by

Campaign finance reform is a big issue facing the United States.  Increasingly, it seems like the side with the most money wins the races, or at least both sides have to spend millions of dollars to win anything.  That’s why people who support campaign finance reform tend to be a little more animated about it […]

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Google Doodle’s Pony Express Game

Posted 4/14/2015 5:07 pm by

Google loves any excuse to make a game, and it seems like a Google Doodle event is a great excuse to also create some sort of Doodle-based game.  They’ve done them for entertainment properties like the Google Whodle game, and for existing video games, like Google Pac-Man.  However, it’s not often that they do a […]

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Hillary Clinton To Launch Presidential Bid Sunday

Posted 4/10/2015 6:36 pm by

She’s already lived in the White House for eight years, and now she wants to go back.  Senator, Secretary of State, and now President?  Since her primary loss to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton has had her eyes on the big chair, and all the other stuff she’s done has simply been to add to her […]

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Seven Kentucky Underclassmen Declare For NBA Draft

Posted 4/09/2015 6:21 pm by

No college basketball coach has won as many games in a single season as John Calipari.  He’s got three 38-win seasons to his name, and given his prowess at recruiting, that number looks to grow as he racks up wins and NBA draft picks, in that order.  It’s a credit to his ability to coach […]

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Crack A Cold One For National Beer Day

Posted 4/07/2015 7:10 pm by

Around the world, there’s one thing that reaches across all races, creeds, and cultures, and that’s the allure of a nice, cold, frosty beer in hand.  In Europe, tipple a Belgian Ale or an English Stout.  In South America, beer powers the fun of Carnivale.  In Africa, Guinness is the beer of choice.  North America […]

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Easter Bunny Stuffed With Meth

Posted 4/06/2015 5:43 pm by

Drug dealers will do anything to move their product without people paying them any attention.  Anything can be used to smuggle drugs, and nothing is sacred.  Not pregnant women, not kid’s fashions, and definitely not toys.  Even toys related to one of the most adorable holidays on the holiday book aren’t going to escape manipulation. […]

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Welcome The Blood Moon

Posted 4/03/2015 8:53 pm by

It seems that every time something interesting is happening in the night sky, I dutifully drag myself out of bed, go out into the chill of the night, and watch the skies.  Among my favorite events is the blood moon, a lunar eclipse in which the moon turns a lovely shade of red.  I was […]

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A Gallon Of Tea A Day Can Kill Your Kidneys

Posted 4/02/2015 8:37 pm by

There’s something very satisfying about a nice helping of tea.  Iced tea on a hot day, hot tea on a cold day, tea is pretty much satisfying in any context.  Certainly a man from Little Rock, Arkansas, would agree, or he would have before a very weird, very horrible accident.  An Arkansas man who drank […]

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Garlic, Bile, And A Cure For MRSA

Posted 3/31/2015 7:59 pm by

Garlic is good for you.  There’s lots of proof for that, and as such, garlic is the go-to ingredient in folk medicine throughout Europe.  However, as it turns out, garlic might be potent enough to kill one of the most dangerous infections in the world.  If you get MRSA, also known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, […]

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Little-Known Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart

Posted 3/30/2015 8:40 pm by

At age 36, Jon Stewart went from a modest stand-up comedian to the seat that would make him a household name.  Now he’s a little long-in-the-tooth for the daily grind of creating television news satire that’s more informative than your average news broadcast and is looking to do other things.  That leaves Comedy Central in […]

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James Bond Versus SPECTRE

Posted 3/28/2015 9:37 am by

James Bond just cannot be stopped, except perhaps by himself.  Studio struggles almost killed Skyfall, but the movie turned out to be a huge hit when it was finished and audiences demanded more, as they have over 24 movies by now.  The rumored 24th Bond movie is making its first appearances online, and it’s pretty […]

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Heinz To Buy Kraft, Make Tomato Mac And Cheese

Posted 3/26/2015 5:26 pm by

Take your Kraft Dinner and slap some ketchup on it.  Add some cheese-type food to your tin of baked beans.  The home eater has long had free reign to do whatever they want with their food, and now it looks like companies are following suit.  Heinz is buying up Kraft, merging two food giants into […]

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Angelina Jolie Removes Her Ovaries After Cancer Scare

Posted 3/24/2015 5:35 pm by

Two years ago, Angelina Jolie made waves when she made a decision to save her own life.  Cancer is common in her family, and Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation that significantly increases cancer risk for both breast and ovarian cancer.  Jolie’s mother died of ovarian cancer, and having seen that struggle, Angelina Jolie decided […]

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Toddler Revived After Being Dead For 101 Minutes

Posted 3/20/2015 8:13 pm by

The fact that we can take people who are dead and bring them back to life is mind-boggling.  CPR is an incredible feat of human ingenuity and body engineering, isn’t it?  Sure, it doesn’t always work, but when it does work, that’s a small miracle.  Gardell Martin, a 22-month-old boy from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, is another […]

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Austin Businesses “Exclusively For White People”

Posted 3/19/2015 6:27 pm by

When it comes to racist business signs, there are the sort that are deliberate and the sort that are accidental.  It’s not hard to accidentally change Rich Whitney to Rich Whitey, and freshly ground black people is a typo, not a real ingredient in a meal.  Still, some Austin, Texas businesses opened for business with […]

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Kraft Recalls 242K Cases of Mac And Cheese Over Steel Shards

Posted 3/18/2015 5:52 pm by

When I say people love macaroni and cheese, I mean it.  Like, people get crazy over mac and cheese, and they’ll do anything to it to make it better.  Mac and cheese and bacon?  You bet.  Healthier mac and cheese?  Of course; anything to eat better and not give up anything.  Mac and cheese with […]

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Dot Com Addresses!

Posted 3/15/2015 6:12 pm by

It seems like only five years ago we were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first dot com address.  That’s because we were.  Thirty years ago, symbolics.com was the first dot com address registered, kickstarting the modern Internet as we know it.  Happy 30th anniversary, Symbolics.com!  And more importantly, happy 30th anniversary, Internet! “In the […]

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Once-In-A-Century Pi Day Today!

Posted 3/14/2015 8:28 am by

Every March 14 is a big event.  At my work place, we have Pie Day in honor of Pi Day.  The first three digits of pi show up every March 14 (3.14), but this year’s Pi Day is a slice of something very special.  It’s 2015, so Pi Day is 3.1415.  That’s a once-in-a-century conflagration […]

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