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Your favorite pop stars from the ’80s, then and now

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Axl Rose put on a few pounds. Michael Stipe shed some hair. Prince potentially traveled to Jupiter and back. But what does the guy who sang “I Ran” look like now? (Not sure you want to know.) How much work have Hall and Oates had done? (Your guess is as good as ours.) Should George […] [Read More]
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Police hunt woman after she rides manatee

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By Soumya Karlamangla: Swimming with the dolphins is OK, but riding a manatee? Not so much. A Florida woman turned herself in Tuesday after police began investigating reports and photos they received of a woman illegally riding a manatee in Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, Fla. Manatees are mammals that are frequently a part [...] [Read More]
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Giant pumpkin shatters world record

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It’s the biggest fruit ever grown in the world, and Rhode Island resident Ron Wallace did it in one growing season. His pumpkin, which tips the scales at 2,009 pounds, earned him $15,500 at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass.

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Diva smackdown on ‘Idol’: Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah

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During auditions in in Charlotte, N.C., the current queen of hip-hop reportedly told the pop superstar, “I’m gonna knock you out,” TMZ said Tuesday night. [Read More]
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Bikini basketball league coming soon

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After the success of the Lingerie Football League, comes the Bikini Basketball Association. According to the BBA’s Twitter account, there are eight teams gearing up for the league’s debut.

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If the Earth could speak…well, it can

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A research team at the University of Iowa has released a new recording of the sound the Earth broadcasts to outer space, a phenomenon otherwise known as “chorus.” The recording, made on Sept. 5, captures radio waves magnetosphere that surrounds the Earth. The radio waves, which are at frequencies that are audible to the human [...] [Read More]
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The CD turns 30, remembers when Reeboks were cool

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The Compact Disc turns the big three-oh today making it way older than the hipsters who wince at the sound of its non-analog music.
Sony introduced the CDP-101, which after years of industry development, was the first commercially available CD player.
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Study: Cute animal photos improve concentration

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Perusing cute photos of furry cats and dogs may not be a complete waste of time, a new (and not-so-scientific) Japanese study suggests . The study found that test subjects experienced improved concentration in a game of “Operation” after they were shown a series of cute animal photos. The study conducted three experiments to determine [...] [Read More]
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