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Mythbuster developing vehicle armor for military Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Hyneman's task is to come up with an ultra-lightweight armor that won't encumber vehicles, but can still withstand shrapnel and blast damage from improvised explosive devices while protecting those inside the vehicle.
Comments: 4 Score: [-] 292 [+].

Bolivia grants nature same rights as humans Posted: 6 months ago by dollyllama
The Bolivian government -- under president Evo Morales -- will establish a ministry of mother earth and commit to give communities the authority to monitor and control the industries and businesses that are polluting the environment.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 483 [+].

Why people fear "chemicals" out of proportion to actual risk, Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
We know everything is made of chemicals and that without chemicals, life would be impossible. But just keep that stuff away from us, okay? It’s dangerous.
Comments: 5 Score: [-] 300 [+].

2 Cops Fake 911 Call after Raping a Resident Posted: 6 months ago by ragingherpes
Jurors in the case of two cops charged with rape heard evidence Monday suggesting the officers made a bogus 911 call to explain one of the four trips they made to the accuser's home.
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Question for Truthers, Birthers, and other Conspiracy-Mongers Posted: 6 months ago by 2manyusernames
Why Assume Sinister Schemes When Corruption, Incompetence, Politics, Ideology, Greed, and Self-Interest Are Better Explanations? Conspiracy theories are best left to David Baldacci novels
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Is it torture? Those who decide have not felt it Posted: 6 months ago by midnightbliss10
Those who approve "enhanced interrogation techniques" probably have a flawed idea of whether this constitutes torture, because few have felt the pain these methods can cause, researchers reported Monday.
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Bristol Palin’s Nonprofit Paid Her Seven Times What It Spent On Actual Teen Pregnancy Prevention Posted: 6 months ago by drogue
In 2009, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie’s Foundation. Today, the Associated Press reported that the Candie’s Foundation released its 2009 tax information, revealing that Bristol was paid a salary of $262,500.

But a closer examination of the tax form by ThinkProgress shows that the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics.

*Yeah, I realize the source, but there are others, forthcoming, and even a busted clock is right twice a day:*

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Chicago school bans home-made lunches Posted: 6 months ago by qpon
"To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy."
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Anti-porn MP caught surfing porn during parliament Posted: 6 months ago by qpon
*Irony alert*

"An Indonesian MP who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law has resigned after being caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate."
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FBI Confirms Craft & Bodies Recovered From Roswell Posted: 6 months ago by pocksucket
So Roswell, it seems, is real. A memo released by the FBI recounts details of three flying saucers and three diminutive humanoid bodies.
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Solar salamanders have algae in their cells Posted: 6 months ago by plurk
In 1888, a biologist called Henry Orr was collecting spotted salamander eggs from a small, swampy pool when he noticed that some of them were green. Now, more than 120 years later, scientists have found that this is due to algae that actually invade the cells of the growing embryo, becoming part of its body.
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The anti-nuclear lobby has misled us all Posted: 6 months ago by plurk
For the last 25 years anti-nuclear campaigners have been racking up the figures for deaths and diseases caused by the Chernobyl disaster, and parading deformed babies like a medieval circus. They now claim 985,000 people have been killed by Chernobyl, and that it will continue to slaughter people for generations to come. These claims are false.
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Woman crashes car while brushing teeth Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Alcohol may have been involved.
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Unkindest cut: Woman charged in home circumcision Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
A 29-year-old Portland mom is accused of performing a home circumcision on her 3-month-old.
She allegedly performed that procedure at midnight, using a box cutter for a scalpel and a pair of pliers as a tourniquet.
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Director Sidney Lumet Dies Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
Sidney Lumet, the director of such film classics as 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and Network, passed away Saturday morning in Manhattan at the age of 86 from lymphoma.
Comments: 1 Score: [-] 257 [+].

What if you get sucked out of a plane? Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Discovery News thought it would be a good idea to ask some expert what would happen if you get sucked out of a plane. If you get sucked out of a plane at 30,000 feet, you're pretty much going to be dead right away and there's nothing you can do about it. Want some gruesome details about how you'd die? Here's one pilot who survived.
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Chernobyl's Tragic Legacy Posted: 6 months ago by zircon77777
An intelligent, lively four-year-old with almost no lymphatic system, his limbs swollen into monstrous trunks; a toddler whose torso blossoms into a tumor that cannot be removed, since his kidneys are contained within it; a baby born with its brain outside its body; children slithering around the floor, wordless pack animals, groaning and rolling, eating from bowls like dogs.
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Man Catches disease From a Mosquito Then Infects His Wife Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
While in Sengal, Brian Foy became infected with the rare Zika virus after being bitten by a mosquito. After returning home he inadvertently passed it to his wife after having intercourse. This would be the first documented case of sexual transmission of an insect-borne disease.
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Six shot dead, 11 injured in Alphen aan den Rijn shopping centre Posted: 6 months ago by DoggySpew
At least six people have been shot dead in a shopping centre in Alphen aan den Rijn by a gunman who sprayed passersby with an automatic weapon.
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Teen suicide bomber apologizes for attack Posted: 6 months ago by drogue
A Pakistani boy who took part in a suicide mission that killed more than 40 people at a Sufi shrine sought forgiveness Friday in a television interview from his hospital bed.
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God comments on the Westboro Baptist church protest signs Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
I arranged an audience with the deity and got a photo of him. He even signed my cast. Why didn’t I give him something more permanent to autograph?! Oops! In case you’re wondering, his signature wasn’t all that great—a big G followed by squiggly lines and a small dot for a flourish. It’s a mess.
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Draw A Bird Day Official Website Posted: 6 months ago by Moe
Some bird thing, I dunno
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Old people are cool Posted: 6 months ago by zircon77777
Talk about your ancient mariners! British adventurer Anthony Smith, 85, and a senior citizen crew have sailed their tiny raft, An-Tiki, some 3,000 miles from Portugal's Canary Islands to St. Martin in the Caribbean. They arrived this morning.
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Rare WWII German Bomber found off English coast intact Posted: 6 months ago by Moe
It ditched into the sea after being hit during the Battle of Britain. After many years, the sands have shifted enough to show that it is virtually intact.
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Boy With No Hands Receives Penmanship Award Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Born without hands and lower arms, fifth-grader Nicholas Maxim received a unique award Monday for his participation in Zaner-Bloser's 20th annual National Handwriting Contest.
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