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Researcher say ‘super-Earth’ planet made of diamonds

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Pack up the picks and shovels and head to 55 Cancri e. The planet, must a mere 40 light years from Earth, has been declared a diamond planet. Researchers at Yale University announced Thursday that the planet is likely covered with graphite and diamonds. This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a [...] [Read More]
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Tesla coil plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

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Don’t ask me how or why this works, but here is a Tesla coil playing “Sweet Home Alabama.” Next up, according to the poster, the Ghost Busters theme.
Enjoy.

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Texas Chute Out imploded at Six Flags over Texas

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Some childhood memories came plunging down Wednesday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The Associated Press reports the implosion of the 200-foot-tall Texas Chute Out ends the popular ride’s long run. The parachute drop-style ride opened in 1976 but closed last month to make way for a tower swing ride called the Texas SkyScreamer, AP [...] [Read More]
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Shocking video: Teen charged for sucker-punching teacher

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley — an attack caught on surveillance video — apparently picked the victim at random, police and school officials said. The attack happened last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. The surveillance video, which Pittsburgh police used to make an arrest Tuesday, shows [...] [Read More]
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Magazine tells kids how to build a Molotov cocktail

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In a country still reeling from the affects of the Arab Spring, a children’s magazine offers up instructions for building (and using) a Molotov cocktail, according to NBC news. “Qawz Quzah,” aimed at the elementary school set in Tunisia, tells kids the improvised incendiary device is “easy to make and use,” says NBC: “(A Molotov [...] [Read More]
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Beach Boys release remastered albums, box set

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The Beach Boys reunion may have come to an end recently, but the band’s 50th anniversary celebration is still rolling as Capitol Records releases a new hits collections and 12 remastered versions of the group’s classic records on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The studio albums, which have been digitally remastered by longtime Beach Boys producer Mark [...] [Read More]
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Ex-NFL cheerleader pleads guilty to having sex with ex-student

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-NDN COVINGTON, Ky. — A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time. In a tearful admission in Kenton County Circuit Court in Covington, Ky., 27-year-old Sarah [...] [Read More]
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Teen’s loses stomach after drinking liquid nitrogen

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Doctors removed the stomach of a British teenager over the weekend after she drank a cocktail containing liquid nitrogen, The Huffington Post reports. Gaby Scanlon reported feeling breathless after consuming the drink at a wine bar, and then began to suffer from severe stomach pain. Doctors found that she had a perforated stomach and had [...] [Read More]
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‘Wizard of Oz’ dress up for auction

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The Dorothy dress is going up for auction. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien says Judy Garland’s original costume from “The Wizard of Oz” could sell for half a million dollars when it hits the auction block next month. The white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore has inspired countless Halloween costumes since the film was released [...] [Read More]
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Scientists say dogs, cats catch flu from humans

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You probably keep your spouse or your children at arm’s reach when you come down with the flu, in hopes that the sickness won’t spread. But did you know that you need to avoid coughing in Fido’s face as well? Scientists at Oregon State University said in a press release last week that they’re concerned [...] [Read More]
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