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  • Why Do Tabloid Headlines Use So Many Puns?

    Controversy sells, that's understood, but not all puns are controversial, so why is this particular linguistic tool the go-to technique for tabloids?

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 08:03 PM

  • The Most Rewatchable Movies Of All Time

    First of all, the obviously correct answer is “Star Trek” (2009).

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:00 PM

  • The Best Answers From Paul Ford's Dialog

    ​On Friday, writer, coder and human Paul Ford answered your questions about his latest piece on the beautiful mess of Wikipedia. All in all, he wrote over 3,000 words, answering questions on the future of Wikipedia, the systemic bias within their dominantly male staff of volunteer editors, and, of c…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 04:00 PM

  • Inside The Koch Brothers' Industrial Empire

    Koch Industries is enormous — it's the second-largest private company in the United States. You might know it because of the two famous brothers who run it, but we wanted to see what this behemoth actually does.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 04:00 PM

  • Would You Pull The Trolley Switch? Does It Matter?

    The lifespan of a thought experiment.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 04:00 PM

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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:55 PM

  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teac…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:55 PM

  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:55 PM

  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:55 PM

  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mist…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:55 PM

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  • Re/Code: Twitter Plans Layoffs Next Week

    ThumbnailOct 9 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources.The news comes after Jack Dorsey was appointed permanent chief executive on Monday.It is unclear how many of Twitter's staff will be laid off, but it is likely…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:10 PM

  • Minnesota Mom Masters Work-Life Balance

    ThumbnailAol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence over the content, but may be organically integrated within content in an authentic manner that does not impact editorial integrity. Heidi Leach has not…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:53 PM

  • Climate Change Haunts This Year's Pumpkin Crop

    ThumbnailIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill in August making pumpkin pie the official state pie. But climate change -- which Rauner has not publicly acknowledged is a thing -- may be a big part of the reason that some Thanksgiving tables lack the holiday classic this year. The canned food industry…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:52 PM

  • Shark Bites Surfer On Oahu's North Shore

    ThumbnailHONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bit by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright said the attack happened near a popular surfing spot known as Leftovers, about 3 miles away from the famed Banzai Pipeline.Enright said…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:39 PM

  • Tanzania Arrests The Notorious 'Queen Of Ivory'

    ThumbnailTanzania took an important step this week to combat the ivory trade and save the African elephant.The country's National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit on Thursday arrested a string of high-level ivory traffickers accused of illegally smuggling elephant tusks from East Africa to…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:05 PM

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  • Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo; U.S. abandons rebel training effort

    BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:52 PM

  • Exclusive: U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

    LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and U.S. bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with …

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:08 PM

  • Student charged with killing one, wounding three at Arizona university

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An 18-year-old student killed a classmate and wounded three other students when he opened fire during a confrontation on the campus of Northern Arizona University early on Friday, in the latest shooting to hit a U.S. school, authorities said.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:59 PM

  • Leading Republican Ryan reconsiders House speaker run: lawmakers

    WASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wis. (Reuters) - A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul Ryan, is weighing a bid to replace retiring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, fellow lawmakers said on Friday as they sought to defuse a leadership battle.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:16 PM

  • Fed still plans rate hike this year, but not committed

    NEW YORK/MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Two influential Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday reinforced Fed Chair Janet Yellen's message that an interest rate hike is coming by year's end.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:02 PM

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The Zimbabwean

  • Shooting yourself in the foot

    Dear Family and Friends, The post Shooting yourself in the foot appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:48 AM

  • Grace ‘s Rally Claims two lives

    Chimanimani - At least two people died while several others were seriously injured last night in a stampede for Grace Mugabe‘s freebies at Mutambara High school near here. The post Grace ‘s Rally Claims two lives appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 03:43 AM

  • No maternity fees, no birth record: Is this legal?

    The question, whether it is legal for hospitals to refuse to give new mothers their children’s birth records because the mothers cannot afford to pay maternity fees has been asked numerous times. The post No maternity fees, no birth record: Is this legal? appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 03:00 AM

  • Regime change inevitable

    President Robert Mugabe’s speech at the recent United Nations may have been the correct paper but it was definitely irrelevant to the plight of suffering Zimbabweans. The post Regime change inevitable appeared first on The Zimbabwean.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 01:30 AM

  • Zim man in trouble over Mugabe “wrong speech” jibe

    ZIMBABWEAN police have arrested a man over some comments, which he allegedly expressed following the recent embarrassing gaffe by President Robert Mugabe during which he read a wrong speech as he presided over the official opening of a session of Parliament. The post Zim man in trouble over Mugabe “…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 01:24 AM

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BBC News

  • Lord Rose to lead pro-EU campaign

    Lord Stuart Rose, former chief executive of Marks and Spencer, is to lead the campaign for Britain to stay in the European Union.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:42 PM

  • England's hospice ratings 'encouraging'

    More than 90% of England's hospices inspected so far have been rated as good or outstanding, the care watchdog says.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:40 PM

  • North Korea marks 70th anniversary

    North Korea holds what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:58 PM

  • Thatcher was urged to soften image

    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was urged to soften her image, newly released personal documents reveal.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:27 PM

  • JJ Valaya: India designer brings royalty to Delhi streets

    Photographs by one of India's best-known fashion designers JJ Valaya, which show models dressed up as characters from the royal courts, and placed in the present-day Delhi, are being exhibited in the Indian capital.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:26 PM

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  • VIDEO: Street harassment confronter stabbed
    Costa Ricans are celebrating a man for defending a woman in the street - but he has now been attacked.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:32 PM

  • VIDEO: North Korea celebrates ruling party
    North Korea is preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 05:23 PM

  • VIDEO: Fassbender and Winslet on Steve Jobs film
    A new film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs examines the man's life, personal relationships and gadgets.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 05:18 PM

  • VIDEO: Huge waterspouts filmed in China
    Footage of spectacular waterspouts filmed off the coast of Dalian, has been broadcast on Chinese TV.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 11:27 AM

  • VIDEO: Employer 'cut off my arm'
    An Indian domestic servant said her Saudi employer cut off her arm when she was trying to escape, having been locked in.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:50 AM

  • VIDEO: 4K camera films drone-like video
    The Chinese drone-maker DJI unveils a camera-on-a-stick that captures the kind of smooth video typically associated with drones.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:07 AM

  • VIDEO: Russian opinions shift in favour of strikes
    A new poll shows that more than 70% of Russians support President Putin's military intervention in Syria.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 05:18 AM

  • VIDEO: VW boss apologises for emissions scandal
    Volkswagen's US boss Michael Horn has said he would like to offer a sincere apology over the emissions scandal.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 06:55 PM

  • VIDEO: 'I was a child soldier in Kony's army'
    At 12 Polline was forced to become a soldier in Joseph Kony's army, now 26 she is telling her story to some of the most powerful and famous women in the world to raise awareness.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 06:03 PM

  • VIDEO: Lifeguards dive in to rescue whale
    Lifeguards are usually called upon to help swimmers and surfers who have run into difficulties, but a whale was the subject of an unlikely rescue in Florida on Thursday.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 05:11 PM

  • VIDEO: Inside the reclusive North Korea
    A BBC team has been granted rare access inside the reclusive state of North Korea.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 12:26 PM

  • VIDEO: Drone flies over sea to deliver package
    A Singaporean package delivery firm flies a t-shirt and letter to a small island - but how long will it be before the tech is ready for regular use?

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 11:50 AM

  • VIDEO: Child refugees still dying at sea
    The latest to lose their life at sea was a baby boy found washed up on the shores of Kos.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 11:23 AM

  • VIDEO: Mysterious ripples found on nearby star
    New images from the European Southern Observatory have revealed mysterious ripples around a star close to Earth.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 07:14 AM

  • VIDEO: Pakistan earthquake: Ten years on
    Shaimaa Khalil reports on a school where students are studying outdoors, 10 years after a major earthquake in Pakistan.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 04:48 AM

  • VIDEO: The couple giving refugees a home
    Charities in France have seen a rise in people wanting to give homes to refugees.

    Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 12:37 AM

  • VIDEO: Lottery winner quits 'nasty, dirty' job
    A supervisor at a Michigan fibreglass factory who won $310.5 million (£203 million) says she quit her nasty, dirty job on the spot.

    Wed, 7 Oct 2015, 07:08 PM

  • VIDEO: Is Germany's refugee policy fuelling far right?
    A senior German intelligence official has told Newsnight that Germany's open-door policy on refugees is fuelling a rise in the far right.

    Wed, 7 Oct 2015, 06:58 PM

  • VIDEO: Meryl Streep 'paid less than male co-stars'
    Meryl Streep talks about unequal pay in Hollywood and why she rejects the label 'feminist', ahead of the upcoming film Suffragette.

    Wed, 7 Oct 2015, 06:33 PM

  • VIDEO: 'They love pigs, dogs, but not Muslims'
    Jonah Fisher reports on the struggles of Myanmar's Muslims as the country's election approaches.

    Wed, 7 Oct 2015, 06:09 PM

  • VIDEO: Japan on a 2019 hosting mission
    After its strong showing this year, Japan is already looking forward to hosting what it hopes will be a successful Rugby World Cup in 2019.

    Wed, 7 Oct 2015, 06:00 PM

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Science Daily

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ treatments evolve over 20 years, but cancer death rates vary little

    ThumbnailTreatment patterns for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have shifted since the 1990s, with more U.S. women opting for lumpectomy in combination with radiation rather than single-breast mastectomy, according to a study. But the researchers also found an increased tendency for women to seek removal of…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:22 AM

  • When should pediatric residents consult supervisors on issues that come up after hours?

    While resident physicians responsible for the care of hospital patients are always able to call a supervising senior physician for advice on handling situations that may come up, which situations require immediate consultation and which can wait until the next day can sometimes be unclear. A new stu…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:20 AM

  • Magnet hospitals better patient experiences may positively enhance reimbursement

    A new study shows that Magnet hospitals nationally accredited for nursing excellence have higher patient ratings of care than other hospitals. The study suggests that hospitals seeking to improve patient satisfaction, and qualify for new financial incentives, would be well advised to consider invest…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:20 AM

  • Scientists pave way for diamonds to trace early cancers

    ThumbnailPhysicists have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumors before they become life threatening. Their findings reveal how a nanoscale, synthetic version of the precious gem can light up early-stage cancers in non-toxic, non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:20 AM

  • Adoption of streamlined breast cancer treatment has stagnated, study finds

    It was hoped that the development of accelerated partial breast irradiation would increase the number of early-stage breast cancer patients getting radiation treatment. A new study, however, has found that adoption of the technique has stagnated -- and many women still aren't getting the radiation t…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 09:20 AM

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  • American Voices: Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Tunisian Group

    The Nobel Committee has awarded its annual Peace Prize to the National Dialogue Quartet, a collection of Tunisian civil society groups that have worked together since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising to foster democracy in the region and prevent dictatorships from regaining control. What do you think?

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 03:09 PM

  • News in Brief: Biden Huddling With Closest Advisers On Whether To Spend 200 Bucks On Scorpions Tickets

    WASHINGTON—In an effort to carefully weigh every option before determining his future, Vice President Joe Biden reportedly huddled with several of his closest advisers Friday to decide whether to “pony up 200 smackers” for Scorpions tickets. “This is the toughest decision I’ve faced—sure, it’s Rudy…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 02:27 PM

  • Sportsgraphic: Strongside/Weakside: Odell Beckham Jr.

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  • News in Brief: Group Of Christie Campaign Deserters Found In Forest

    SHAMONG, NJ—Huddling together around fires of burning yard signs while sipping small rations of soup from mugs adorned with the phrase “Telling It Like It Is,” a ragged encampment of advisers, pollsters, and volunteers who deserted Chris Christie’s presidential campaign was reportedly found living d…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 12:42 PM

  • Infographic: How To Talk To Your Child About Sex

    It’s not easy to decide when and how to have a discussion with children about sex, and many parents wonder how explicit they should be or where to establish boundaries. Here are The Onion’s tips for having “the talk” with your kids:Avoid being too vague or abstract when explaining sexual acts by usi…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 11:39 AM

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  • This Video Shows You How to Bake the Legendary Double-Sided Pizza

    If you feel like your pizza never has enough cheese and toppings, it’s time to experience the majesty of the double-sided pizza.Read more...

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:00 PM

  • Develop Your Emotional Intelligence by Watching Great Television Dramas

    Who says watching TV can’t be good for you? A recent study suggests that watching top notch television dramas like Mad Men and The Good Wife can help you develop your emotional intelligence and empathy.Read more...

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 05:00 PM

  • Boxes 2 Lists and Organizes All your Stuff, Lets You Sell It All If You Want

    iOS: Have a lot of junk sitting around your house? Boxes is an app that’ll help you organize all that junk and sell it if you want to. Read more...

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 04:30 PM

  • Grab a Fresh Set of Wiper Blades For $23

    If your wiper blades are starting to streak, Amazon’s offering a pair of Rain-X Latitudes for just $23 today. All you have to do is pick the two you want, add them to your cart, and you’ll see the discount at checkout. You can even mix and match sizes, so you’re almost certain to find a combination…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 03:30 PM

  • All the Stuff iCloud Syncs Besides the Obvious

    We all know that iCloud syncs up items like photos, contacts, reminders, calendar events, and iMessage conversations, but chances are you’ve noticed that it also syncs up a few other little things. Finer Things in Tech is putting together a list of those unexpected synced items. Read more...

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 03:30 PM

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  • Seth Meyers on his comedy best friends and the 'SNL' sketch that never was

    ThumbnailSeth Meyers is a big sports fan. He’s pretty mad at himself for not being a better athlete, but he thinks it worked out for the best “In high school I would’ve given anything to be good at sports,” the former Saturday Night Live writer and current host of Late Night said Friday at New York Comic Con…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:45 PM

  • Our reactions to Facebook 'Reactions'

    ThumbnailIt's not a 'Dislike' button after all. Facebook announced today it will begin rolling out Facebook 'Reactions,' which allows users to react to statuses with a range of options including 'Haha,' 'Wow,' and 'Sad.' See also: Microsoft shows off its new confidence with the Surface Book There are a lot…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:17 PM

  • Wear the Force on your feet with these Star Wars-themed shoes

    ThumbnailIrregular Choice, an eclectic U.K. based shoe brand, is launching a Star Wars-inspired line ahead of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens release on Dec. 18 The company's founder and designer, Dan Sullivan, worked with Disney to produce realistic products that stayed true to the original charact…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:16 PM

  • Celebrate Bo Obama's 7th birthday with a tribute to his early years

    ThumbnailThe first dog celebrated his birthday on Friday, marking seven years of White House events, greeting tourists and hanging out with foreign dignitaries. Watch our tribute to Bo Obama and take a trip back through the presidential dog's eventful first seven years. Read more...More about Obama, Animals,…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 07:15 PM

  • Hipsters rejoice! This contraption makes your bike sound like a trotting horse

    ThumbnailThere is nothing old-timey-er than the sound of a horse trotting down a cobblestone street. Now, thanks to Trotify, you can enjoy this auditory pleasure while also making your mustachioed hipster friends wildly envious. See also: Texas sues Volkswagen, Audi over diesel emissions cheating If that wer…

    Fri, 9 Oct 2015, 06:49 PM

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