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NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project

This week NASA and the Centre national d’études spatiales (the French space agency, CNES) signed an agreement to work towards a future Mars lander set to launch in 2016. The mission is known as the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, …

Sarah Palin Turns 50: A Look Back At Her SNL Days
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Former governor of Alaska and one-time candidate for vice president Sarah Palin has seen quite a few jokes at her expense over the years, and a good many of them were played out in front of a live studio audience–and …

Genius Asks Kickstarter for $8 Burrito, Gets Hundreds of Dollars
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Good use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter–or best use of popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter? Screw getting a movie made or funding a cool new 3D printer. Kickstarter was made for supporting man’s quest to experience a Chipotle burrito in as …

Prince William & Prince Charles Make Wildlife Plea

Prince William and Prince Charles have teamed up to publicize the devastating effects of the illegal wildlife trade in a video they released today, in an effort to stop the trade and killing of the world’s wildlife species. The duo’s …

Goat Simulator Is Now A Reality Thanks To The Internet

Last month, Coffee Stain Studios, makers of Sanctum and Sanctum 2, shared a short alpha gameplay video of an experiment they called Goat Simulator. Quite frankly, it was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. The Internet agreed and …

Shaun White Will Leave Sochi Empty-Handed

The snowboard king has been dethroned. Shaun White was vying for his third straight gold medal in Men’s Halfpipe at the Sochi Winter Games on Tuesday night. But this time, the Flying Tomato did not even medal. Iouri Podladtchikiov, known …

New ‘Dead Rising 3′ DLC Released Today

Less than one month ago Capcom released the first DLC pack for Dead Rising 3. The add-on contained new weapons, a new vehicle, and a new short campaign story involving a “Spec Ops” commander trying to locate the President of …

After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report] After Major Overhaul, Klout To Be Acquired By Lithium Technologies [Report]

Update: A Klout spokesperson offers, “Klout doesn’t comment on rumor or speculation.” Klout is reportedly about to be acquired by Lithium Technologies for at least $100 million. This is according to Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Liz Gannes, both generally reliable …

Instagram Bug That Could’ve Made Private Photos Public Fixed (Operative Word Being Could’ve) Instagram Bug That Could’ve Made Private Photos Public Fixed (Operative Word Being Could’ve)

It looks like Instagram users are lucky that a vulnerability was never utilized – even though the bug was there for at least 6 months. Barcelona-based security researcher Christian Lopez has just revealed that Facebook has effectively plugged a vulnerability …

3D Printed Meat May Be Coming To New York City 3D Printed Meat May Be Coming To New York City
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New York City is home to some of the best dining in all of the world. If the stars happen to align for Modern Meadow, it might also be the go-to destination for 3D printed meat. Modern Meadow, the company …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App Yahoo Acquires Wander And ‘Days’ App

Yahoo is showing no signs of slowing down the acquisition train. In the fifth piece of company-being-acquired-by-Yahoo news of the year, Yahoo has acquired Wander, which operates the social photo app Days. The Wander team announced the news on the …

New York Cockfighting Ring Is Busted

A cockfighting bust, referred to as “Operation Angry Birds,” resulted in three separate raids on Saturday and Sunday. Officials discoverd a bloody late-night cockfight in the dark and dirty basement of a vacant Queens store. Police discovered birds waiting for …

SUV Crashes Into DMV, 10-Year Old Ticketed

On Monday in Parker, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, a mother parked outside of the Division of Motor Vehicles and went inside, leaving her two daughters, ages 10 and 12, in their family SUV. A few minutes later, at approximately …

Brittany Bowe Competes in First Event at Sochi Winter Olympics

Brittany Bowe took 13th place in the women’s 500-meter speed skating event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Tuesday. Thirteenth place might not sound like much, but it was an impressive race for the 25 year-old Ocala, Florida native. A …

Julia Roberts’ Half-Sister Nancy Motes Dies From Drug Overdose

The news is not making huge headlines due to the fact that she was not an actress like her half-sister, but Julia Roberts’ family suffered a loss over the weekend when her half-sister was found dead. Nancy Motes, the half-sister …

Justin Bieber’s Wax Figure Is Ruined

Madame Tussauds in New York is a well-known attraction for tourists from all over the world, but the wax figures showcased there can take quite a hit from the thousands of admirers who visit every year. Such was the case …

India’s Olympics Ban Lifted By IOC

India is back in the game, officially. After being suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in December 2012, India has been reinstated in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The suspension is a result of the country’s refusal to …

Bruce Jenner Shows Off New Flat Adam’s Apple

Bruce Jenner was spotted in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday while filming scenes for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, the first time he’s been seen out in public since having surgery to shave down his Adam’s apple. The reality star …

Katherine Gazda, Dating Justin Bieber?

“Don’t believe everything you read!!” Rumors have been flying that pop icon Justin Bieber has been dating American singer Katherine Gazda. The 17-year old was introduced to Bieber in late 2013 by a mutual friend, rapper Blake Kelly. According to …

Dennis Rodman Reportedly Seen Drinking After Rehab Stay
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Dennis Rodman made headlines in January after he checked himself into a rehab facility for alcohol abuse following a media frenzy that involved his friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un; now, witnesses say, he’s drinking again, and he’s …

Julia Lipnitskaia Is Russia’s New Figure Skating Star

It’s undeniable. Julia Lipnitskaia is a star. The 15-year-old Russian figure skating princess electrified spectators in Sochi on Saturday. Veteran male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko called her a “genius”– a sentiment shared by many of Lipnitskaia’s colleagues. Retired American figure skater …

Prince Harry Assassination Suspect in Jail
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The man who threatened to kill Prince Harry was ordered to spend three years in jail by a judge on Monday. Ashraf Islam, a British Muslim convert, was found guilty of threatening to murder. The 31-year-old walked into a police …

Far Cry Classic Comes To Xbox 360, PS3 Today
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Remember Far Cry? The original PC game developed by Crytek back in 2004 was the first game to introduce us to the veritable CryEngine that’s now being used in games like Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome. It also helped …