Posts Tagged 'news'

Hey, Kid, You Could Be A ‘Disaster Hero’

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In Disaster Hero, disaster specialist Dante Shields (far right) and his sidekick Mika (seated) guide players through games about emergency preparedness.Enlarge image i

In Disaster Hero, disaster specialist Dante Shields (far right) and his sidekick Mika (seated) guide players through games about emergency preparedness.

VIDEO: Could It Be? American Claims To Have Surfed 100-Foot Wave

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An amazing headline, video and picture have been sailing across the Internet today: The American Garrett McNamara has surfed a 100-foot wave, breaking his previous world record.

The pictures and video are certainly impressive. Amazing, really:

As the Boston Globe reports, McNamara claims to have caught the wave off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, the same place he caught a wave the Guinness World Record measured at ...

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Ancient Manuscripts In Timbuktu Reduced To Ashes

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  • Men look over ancient manuscripts that were destroyed at the Ahmed Baba Centre for Documentation and Research in Timbuktu on Jan. 29, 2013. The manuscripts date back to the 13th century.

  • A man displays ancient manuscripts destroyed at the Ahmed Baba Centre for Documentation and Research in Timbuktu on Jan. 29, ...</li></ul><a class=Continue Reading →

How Mountain Grass Makes The Cheese Stand Alone

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Cows graze in front of the Rosengarten mountain massif in northern Italy. Pasture grazing is practiced throughout the Alps.Enlarge image i

Cows graze in front of the Rosengarten mountain massif in northern Italy. Pasture grazing is practiced throughout the Alps.


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Boy Scouts Considering Lifting Ban On Gay Scouts, Leaders

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In Mississippi last month, scouts took part in a flag retirement ceremony.Enlarge image i

In Mississippi last month, scouts took part in a flag retirement ceremony.


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As Developing World Goes Mobile, Can Apple Make The Sale?

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A salesperson demonstrates the Apple iPhone 4 in New Delhi, India. While mobile device use is growing rapidly in emerging markets, Apple's current product line may prove prohibitively expensive for many consumers.

A salesperson demonstrates the Apple iPhone 4 in New Delhi, India. While mobile device use is growing rapidly in emerging markets, Apple’s current ...

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Gun-Control Advocates Should Listen More, Obama Says

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks at the White House on Jan. 16 about proposals to reduce gun violence. Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and is pushing other policies in the wake of the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.Enlarge ...

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Djokovic Beats Murray To Win Australian Open

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic tosses his racquet as he celebrates his win over Britain's Andy Murray in the men's final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday.Enlarge image i

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tosses his racquet as he celebrates his win over Britain’s Andy Murray ...

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Fatalities Reported At Mass Funeral For Riot Dead In Egypt

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Relatives of the Egyptian policemen who were killed in Port Said grieve during their military funeral in Cairo on Sunday.Enlarge image i

Relatives of the Egyptian policemen who were killed in Port Said grieve during their military funeral in Cairo on Sunday.

Obama Administration Takes Gun Control Fight Outside Washington

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Vice President Joe Biden participates in a roundtable discussion on gun violence at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond on Friday with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. The panelists included people who worked on gun safety after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting.Enlarge image i

Vice President Joe Biden participates ...

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Help Slow To Come For Returning U.S. Veterans

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Hundreds of veterans and military spouses meet with prospective employers at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., in December. Veterans say they're still having trouble finding jobs and getting other types of assistance.Enlarge image i

Hundreds of veterans and military spouses ...

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Pinup Moms Reveal How Far They’ll Go To Raise Funds

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Ms. October is one of several moms who posed for a calendar to raise funds for school bus service in their Spanish town. The page reads, No to the budget cuts!Enlarge image i

“Ms. October” is one of several moms who posed for a calendar to raise ...

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