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‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ mashup goes viral

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It’s been more than a decade since “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” taped its last episode, but his lessons are going viral this week with the help of musician and producer John D. Boswell. Boswell, known for his “Symphony of Science” videos on YouTube, created a mashup of Rogers’ episode clips. Created in partnership with PBS and [...] [Read More]
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Houston’s public library scans for counterfeit $5 bills

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While on its mission to provide free information, the Houston Public Library has to swat at the occasional counterfeiter. [Read More]
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Does this anti-Obama button go too far?

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By PEGGY FIKAC Hearst Remember the controversy over the button sold at the 2008 GOP convention that asked, “If Obama is President … will we still call it the White House?” Not sure if the button on the left will draw the same concern. It was among a variety already snagged by Dallas Morning News [...] [Read More]
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Analyst predicts Facebook to ‘disappear’ within 8 years

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At least one American analyst thinks social media giant Facebook will fall off the map within a decade. [Read More]
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The Wire: The Musical on Funny or Die

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There isn’t much I can say about Funny or Die‘s musical theater rendition of HBO’s The Wire except that you need to watch it. Again and again. And again. [Read More]
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After gory incidents, online ‘zombie’ talk grows

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TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press, VICKI SMITH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First came Bridgeport, with Tyree Smith, who allegedly hacked another man to death with an ax and ate part of his brain. Then Miami where a naked man ate most of another man’s face. Then Maryland, a college student telling police he killed a […] [Read More]
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Old-people smell desired over young B.O.

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A study published Wednesday by the journal, PLoS ONE, found that people favored the “old-people smell,” which can resemble a very ripe prune, over the body odor of young or middle-aged adults.

Researchers took 41 volunteers of all ages and told them to wear T-shirts with “nursing pads” sewn into the armpits. They were told to sleep in the shirts for five nights, and during the day, keep them in freezer bags so that bacteria could not grow.

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‘Teacher of the Year’ accused of sexting student

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A Texas middle school band director accused of texting sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old student was named teacher of the year at his school a few days earlier, according to NBCDFW.com. Police in Grapevine, TX, told the Associated Press that John McDaniel, a 32-year-old educator at Colleyville Middle School in the Dallas area, was arrested Thursday, [...] [Read More]

Faces of the Spelling Bee

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At last night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, 14-year-old Snigdha Nandipati of San Diego took home the trophy after spelling winning word “guetapens.” The Bee was a hard-fought battle, with a range of emotions running the gamut for the young competitors. Check out some of our favorite reaction shots below. [Read More]
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Hurricane names for 2012

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