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Calvin Johnson catch: Another silly NFL rule

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Oakland Raiders fans still burning about the tuck rule have some company today, after the Detroit Lions were victimized Sunday by another silly NFL rule. With 24 seconds to go and the Lions trailing the Chicago Bears 19-14, Lions’ receiver Calvin Johnson got two feet, a knee and his rear end down with the ball […] [Read More]

San Bruno CA explosion raises questions of gas pipeline safety

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The natural gas line explosion that struck San Bruno, CA last night, killing at least four, is a rare but not unheard of failure from the pressure cooker of lines that run across the nation. Marketwatch reported: “Over the past two decades, there have been 846 ‘significant’ accidents from onshore gas transmission, resulting in 33 […] [Read More]
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Google Instant: Quit reading my mind!

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And now for the people who don’t have enough excitement in their lives. You can try to see whether Google, which will apparently soon rule the world, can also read your mind. The uber power introduced Google Instant on Thursday. Type a letter, and results start spitting out. I typed “I,” and there was Ikea. […] [Read More]
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At 44, Star Trek has lived long and prospered

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On Sept. 8, 1966, NBC aired the first episode of what it touted as a science fiction series for adults. Star Trek went on to air for only three seasons, but grew into a  towering TV and film franchise and a cultural touchstone that transcends generations. The first episode aired on a Thursday night and […] [Read More]
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Lady Gaga wears raw meat bikini, risks E. coli outbreak

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What are we to make of Lady Gaga? One day she’s requesting Yves vegan hot dogs in a concert rider, and the next she’s wearing a raggedy dress of butcher trimmings for a magazine cover. On the September cover of Vogue Hommes Japan, the provocative singer dons an ensemble of thinly sliced cuts of presumably […] [Read More]
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Woman gets stuck in boyfriend’s chimney after he refuses to let her in

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Another bizarre-0 story for you. This one is about a woman who went to visit her on-again, off-again boyfriend two days before they were to take a trip to the Netherlands. He wasn’t feeling her visit, so he refused to let her inside and escaped out the backdoor. She banged on the door with a […] [Read More]
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U.S. Open fight — ‘Hey, Security!’

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Here’s something you wouldn’t see at Wimbledon–a fight in the upper stands at U.S. Open tennis on Thursday evening during the featured match between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Germany’s Philipp Petzschner. It starts with a woman fan becoming incensed over the f-bombs a male fan was throwing around and getting into an argument with him, […] [Read More]
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Stephen Hawking, belief in God and the multiverse

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Physicist Stephen Hawking is certainly not the first scientist to dismiss thousands of years of religious belief, but he’s the latest. And he’s got a new book. Hawking and Caltech physicist Leonard Mlodinow, in “The Grand Design,” tackle questions both scientific and philosophical, exploring man’s understanding of how life came to be. The authors argue […] [Read More]
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