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Neil deGrasse Tyson drops some science on ‘Gravity’

Everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter to fact-check the new Warner Bros. film, “Gravity,” starting Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The results are, predictably, entertaining: [<a href=”//storify.com/preovolos/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-gravity” target=”_blank”>View the story “Neil deGrasse Tyson on ‘Gravity'” on Storify</a>]

‘Carrie’ prank terrifies coffee shop patrons

Stephen King fans may take such a trick in stride, but the folks at this New York City coffee shop didn’t know what was coming when a pissed off patron broke out her “telekenetic” powers. CBSNews

Trayvon Martin-themed homecoming gets mixed reactions

The memory and controversy surrounding Trayvon Martin still lingers in the American mindset as a high school in Pittsburgh just learned. Parents at Carrick High were less than thrilled when they learned the school voted on having a Trayvon Martin-themed homecoming, KDKA-TV reports. Students were encouraged to wear hoodies in honor of Martin that Wednesday.  

Lady Gaga goes nude for new album cover

Lady Gaga commissioned artist Jeff Koons to create a nude sculpture of herself for her next album’s artwork, and she tweeted the image on Monday.  The sculpture itself is set to be displayed as part

Spoiler Alert: Breaking Bad obituary breathes new life into Albuquerque paper

Warning: If you have not watched the series finale of “Breaking Bad,” you’re advised to watch it now because it was pretty good. Shortly after the finale aired, devoted fans of the show pushed for an obituary for Walter White, the series protagonist, in the Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal. The paper ran the obit on Oct.  

SEALs or Ninjas? US admiral answers child’s very important question

A 6-year-old child sent a letter to U.S. Admiral William McRaven, asking a very important question: Is a ninja quieter than a Navy SEAL? Walker Crabtree, who will turn 7 this month, was playing in the yard when his mom scolded him, according to Blue Star Families. “Be quiet like a SEAL,” Walker’s mom said.  

Madonna: I was raped on a rooftop

Pop superstar Madonna has revealed she was raped on a rooftop in New York within months of arriving in the city. Madonna moved to the Big Apple from Michigan in 1977 to pursue a music career, but the

CNN: This is the woman behind Siri’s voice

There’s long been speculation as to whom the voice of Siri, Apple’s personal assistant in iOS devices, belong to, but today, CNN reporter Jessica Ravitz says she knows who it is. In her piece, “I am the original voice of Siri,” Ravitz describes how while reporting a story about an airport in Atlanta, she stumbled  

‘The Simpsons’ to add another name to the list of TV’s most shocking deaths

It took 14 years, but another citizen of Springfield will head to the morgue on The Simpsons this season or next. As to which character will die, that remains a secret. Executive Producer Al Jean did

Fox News downplays shutdown as just a ‘slimdown’

Fox News has deemed the federal shutdown merely a “slimdown.” Though the network is not using the term on-air, it’s all over its website. Exhibit A: Compare that to, say, the LA Times and every other major news outlet: Technically, Fox is right. The government’s still chugging along, having relieved itself of only deemed-as-such “non-essential”