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  • Justin Timberlake Has A Cold

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    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    The end of the rock star era.
  • Pabst Sold To Russian Company

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    19 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Pabst Brewing Company — and its signature Pabst Blue Ribbon, the ironic, iconic favorite of the young and the cool — has sold to a Russian beverage firm after a century and a half of American ownership.
  • St. Louis Police Academy Promotes ‘Highly Entertaining’ Course On Michael Brown Shooting

    Digg: Entertainment Stories
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    The deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson prompted nationwide outrage and weeks of protests. But police in the area apparently still have a lot to learn.
  • Is This The Next Big Idea In Interactive Gaming ?

    Digg: Gaming Stories
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    This new system — called THAW — allows for seamless interaction between a smartphone and a larger screen. With a little tweaking, this could be a huge boon, not just for games, but for seamless interaction between devices.
  • Venezuela Has A Shortage Of Breast Implants

    Digg: Lifestyle Stories
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards.
 
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    Digg: Business Stories

  • Pabst Sold To Russian Company

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Pabst Brewing Company — and its signature Pabst Blue Ribbon, the ironic, iconic favorite of the young and the cool — has sold to a Russian beverage firm after a century and a half of American ownership.
  • Scotland Voted No. The Next Step Must Not Be A Return To Business As Usual

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to retake the reins, but the answer isn't to pull harder on Scotland — it's to ease off.
  • Family Business At The National Security Agency

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    A powerful National Security Agency official involved in the controversial domestic surveillance program is married to an executive at a company that appears to be doing or seeking business with the agency. The executive also registered an intelligence business at the couple’s home. The NSA says it has a strict ethics policy.
  • Good for Business : Five Years in, What Does ‘Shark Tank’ Mean for America?

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    If you want to appear on "Shark Tank," you have to email a Yahoo address. Now approaching its sixth season, ABC’s live-hot-pitches business incubator is wildly, strangely, consistently popular — it’s the most-watched show on Friday nights for viewers ages 18–49, as well as the best and certainly most American reality show on TV — and yet its typo-laden official ABC site persists in pointing all hopefuls to SharkTankCasting@yahoo.com.
  • The Only Place In The World Where People Still Buy CDs

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Around the world, the music business has shifted toward downloads and streaming. But in Japan, the compact disc is still king.
 
 
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    Digg: Offbeat Stories

  • Corporations Aren't Recruiting Enough Weirdos

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    We need to expand our definition of diversity to include the weird — a group often maligned and avoided. These are people who appear to us as different, strange, and even offbeat ; they just don’t fit in.
  • Archery Is Brooklyn's Newest Obscure Hobby

    21 Jun 2014 | 1:54 pm
    But Gotham Archery , their new 7,500-square-foot archery range that opens this week, is the latest addition to what is starting to look like the city's offbeat sports destination.
  • Never Say Die

    7 May 2014 | 10:01 am
    Their timing was perfect: he was itching to do something new and offbeat , something high risk and potentially high reward.
  • Crowdsourcing Shows Its Bias

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Crowdfunding campaigns have helped offbeat businesses get off the ground and even paid the hospital bills of cancer patients — it's laughing in the face of the recession and reimagi...
  • Hands-On With 10 Of The PS4’s Independent Darlings

    14 Nov 2013 | 1:06 am
    Sony's outreach to smaller developers pays off with a number of offbeat titles.
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  • To Get More Out Of Science , Show The Rejected Research

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The intense competition for space in top journals creates strong pressures for novel, statistically significant effects. As a result, studies that do not turn out as planned or find no evidence of effects claimed in previous research often go unpublished, even though their findings can be important and informative.
  • Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Jesus Toast And Other Silly Science

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Even seemingly silly science can be useful — for example, it's good to know that if you're experiencing a raging nosebleed, shoving a slice of cured pork up your nose just might save your life. Or that it's normal to see the face of Jesus on a piece of toast. Those published scientific findings, and many more, won the highest honors at the 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, conducted at Harvard's Sanders Theater on Thursday.
  • Only Science Fiction Can Save Us!

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories Visions for a Better Future .
  • Pride In Science

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    The science s can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases still discourage many from coming out.
  • The Science Of Beer

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    It's one of the world's oldest drinks, and one our favorites. But how exactly does it become the liquid gold we enjoy today?
 
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  • FIFA Executive: Qatar Will Not Host The World Cup

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.
  • The Hidden World Of Facebook 'Like Farms'

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Facebook has become the advertising outlet of choice for many of the world ’s businesses and companies.
  • Around The World In Eight Hospital Meals

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    From tasty tempura to gross gruel, hospital meals across the globe vary wildly. Highbrow institutions in China and India have long served top-notch food. U.S. hospitals are starting to follow suit.
  • How ISIS Works

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    The jihadist group has oil revenues, arms and organization, controls vast stretches of Syria and Iraq and aspires to statehood.
  • Thanks To Nutella, The World Needs More Hazelnuts

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Ferrero, the Nutella-maker, now a giant company based in Alba, Italy, uses about a quarter of the world 's hazelnut supply — more than 100,000 tons every year.
 
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  • How Julia Roberts Became An Icon Playing The Girl Next Door

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Over the course of a career spanning 25 years and more than 35 films, Roberts has rarely strayed far from the onscreen persona that made her one of the biggest movie stars in history — that of a simple girl of limited means and unlimited heart, pulling herself up by her bootstraps.
  • Bryan Cranston's One-Man Baseball Show

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Looking for a new challenge in his career , actor Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" puts on a one-man recreation of the MLB Postseason in this incredibly strange commercial.
  • Derek Jeter's Career , Swing By Swing

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The Times, with an assist from Jeter, has attempted to calculate the number of times he has swung a bat in his professional career — in practice and in games.
  • A Child Helps Your Career , If You’re A Man

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The data about the motherhood penalty and the fatherhood bonus present a clear-cut look at American culture’s ambiguous feelings about gender and work. Even in the age of “Lean In,” when women with children run Fortune 500 companies and head the Federal Reserve, traditional notions about fathers as breadwinners and mothers as caregivers remain deeply ingrained.
  • Those Jennifer Lawrence Pictures Aren’t Scandalous

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    More than 60 years ago, an “it” girl not dissimilar to Jennifer Lawrence also had highly suggestive and topless photos emerge into the public sphere, just as her career was ro...
 
 
 
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    Digg: Science Stories

  • To Get More Out Of Science , Show The Rejected Research

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    The intense competition for space in top journals creates strong pressures for novel, statistically significant effects. As a result, studies that do not turn out as planned or find no evidence of effects claimed in previous research often go unpublished, even though their findings can be important and informative.
  • Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Jesus Toast And Other Silly Science

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    Even seemingly silly science can be useful — for example, it's good to know that if you're experiencing a raging nosebleed, shoving a slice of cured pork up your nose just might save your life. Or that it's normal to see the face of Jesus on a piece of toast. Those published scientific findings, and many more, won the highest honors at the 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, conducted at Harvard's Sanders Theater on Thursday.
  • Only Science Fiction Can Save Us!

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph: Stories Visions for a Better Future .
  • Pride In Science

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    The science s can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases still discourage many from coming out.
  • The Science Of Beer

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    It's one of the world's oldest drinks, and one our favorites. But how exactly does it become the liquid gold we enjoy today?
 
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    Digg: Sex Stories

  • Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Have Better Sex ?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Great sex , Rabbi Shmuley Boteach argues, is the glue that keeps couples strong. Science of Us spoke with him about this philosophy and about how secular couples can apply ultra-orthodox sex tips to their own lives.
  • The Strange Case Of An 18th Century Sex Change Surgery

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    One day in 1779, a London couple, seeking treatment for their seven-year-old daughter, showed up at the Soho Square Dispensary for the Relief of the Infant Poor. The first doctor thought she might have a hernia. The second had a different idea.
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem Was Once A Song Of Drinking And Sex

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song that praised drinking and sex .
  • Why Narcissists Have More Sex

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Successful narcissists have a whole lot of sex , which means they’re statistically likelier to have a whole lot of babies — at least compared to everyone else.
  • Yazidi Girl Tells Of Horrific Ordeal As ISIS Sex Slave

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Seventeen-year-old says she is one of about 40 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as 12, still being held captive and sex ually abused on a daily basis by ISIS fighters.
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    Digg: Space Stories

  • Why Not Watch A Space Launch?

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    After a 24-hour rain delay, the Space X Falcon 9/Dragon space craft set off for the International Space Station early this morning.
  • Boeing Is Going To Sell Rides On NASA's New ' Space Taxi'

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Boeing's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program.
  • NASA JPL's Sculpture Is A Conversation With Space

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    This sculpture reacts to real-time communications between 30+ interplanetary space craft missions and the Deep Space Network. Communication sent to a space craft triggers streams of light upward. Information sent back to Earth triggers lights downward. The more activity in the lights, the more data is being transmitted.
  • NASA To Award Contract For Space Taxis To Boeing And Space X

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    NASA plans to award a much-anticipated, multibillion-dollar contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station to both Boeing and Space X, according a person familiar with the process.
  • A Timelapse Of Earth, From Space , In 4K

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    This footage came from the European Space Agency, so of course it has house music playing over it.
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    Digg: Travel Stories

  • What It's Like To Be Voluntarily Homeless

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    To learn about the mainstream culture of an era, it helps to look at the vagrants and nomads who have dropped out of it: the tramps of the Gilded Age; the beatniks of the 1950s. Today they are called crusties, gutter punks, or the voluntary homeless — but they often refer to themselves simply as travel ers.
  • Is Today’s Travel Better Than The Grand Tour?

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Can today’s travel deliver on the promise of the Grand Tour — or is the idea of edifying travel utterly bankrupt?
  • It's OK To Cheat On Your Space- Travel ing Spouse

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    In the future, when astronauts are voyaging at close to the speed of light to other solar systems and gone for decades at a time, should their spouses have to wait for them?
  • The New Rules Of Travel

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    It's getting easier to travel quickly and stay connected while doing it—but there are higher fares and the usual hazards of getting out there to deal with.
  • Time Travel Simulation Resolves 'Grandfather Paradox'

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    It was, he said, "a welcome reception for future time travel ers," a tongue-in-cheek experiment to reinforce his "1992 conjecture that travel into the past is effectively impo...
 
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