you cannot make this shit up.
lol. I swear Mali is trolling france.
Bitcoin is undergoing a classic correction after quintupling in price over the past 30 days. The currency, which was trading as high as $265 earlier today on Mt. Gox, plummeted and is now trading at around $150.
Helmut Kohl, Germany's former chancellor, has admitted that he acted like a "dictator"
to bring in the single currency to the country, otherwise he "would
have lost" had he held a referendum.
Democratic Austin City Council member and potential next mayor Mike Martinez admitted during a speech that the Obama administration’s long term gun control agenda is focused on banning firearms altogether.
Someday, Bitcoin prices may come crashing down, causing the suckers who own them then to lose their shirts.
But, in the meantime, those who are speculating in Bitcoin are just laughing at all the people who are dismissing Bitcoin as a bubble. These speculators have made 7X their money in six weeks, which is a return that more than justifies the risk they took of potentially losing everything. (As long as the chance of each outcome is roughly the same, downside of 100% and upside of 600% is a great bet.)
Small studies with low power undermine the reliability of science and new evidence suggests that low power is the norm in neuroscience.
This comic is a (still ongoing) series of pictures, that was updating every 30 minutes, but is now updating on the hour. As of this writing, it is still updated after more than 246 hours - even after several new, different comics have been posted on the front page.
The comic appears to be an illustration of passing time. From the spectator's point of view, each image is meaningless by itself ; the only possible perception of time is to "wait for it" and see how things evolve. Thus, time is in the spectator's perception, not in each individual frame.
The US Navy has debuted a laser cannon capable of bringing down a drone or disabling another vessel
The creator and the dungeon master of the 1980s fantasy game show revisit dodgy technology and terrified children
The actor and comedian recalls a bizarre recent encounter with the Iron Lady, and how it prompted him to think about growing up under the most unlikely matriarch-figure imaginable..
A group of European researchers has proposed the largest quantum network yet: Between Earth and the International Space Station. Such a network would see entangled photons transmitted over a distance of 250 miles — two or three times greater than previous quantum communication experiments. Not only will this be the first quantum experiment in space, but it will allow the scientists to see if entanglement really is instantaneous over long distances, and whether it’s affected by gravity.
Anderson Cooper: Did you know that the world was round?
Shin Dong-hyuk: I had no idea if it was round or square.
Anderson Cooper: Growing up, did you ever think about escaping?
Shin Dong-hyuk: That never crossed my mind.
Anderson Cooper: It never crossed your mind?
Shin Dong-hyuk: No. Never. What I thought was that the society outside the camp would be similar to that inside the camp.
Anderson Cooper: You thought everybody lived in a prison camp like this?
Shin Dong-hyuk: Yes.
A Connecticut family posed for a photo with the man dressed as the "Sesame Street" character. Police say he demanded $2 but the family refused to pay. A criminal complaint says the man shoved the toddler and yelled obscenities at the family.
Orlando Sentinel Columnist, Charley Reese and what is purported to be his final column. Unclear when it was written.
A 60-year-old war veteran has shot dead 13 people in Serbia, including a baby, in a pre-dawn house-to-house rampage before trying to kill himself and his wife.
Slovenia faces a "severe banking crisis" and must act fast to avoid the "daunting outcome" of a prolonged downturn and being cut-off from financial markets, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned.
Here we go again...
Knutsford, at the heart of the chancellor's Tatton constituency, appears to be the epitome of aspirational Tory Britain, but it is already deeply divided. Patrick Barkham talks to local people about job losses, the bedroom tax and the growing gap between the rich and the poor
Popularity is now a commodity.
This is freaking hilarious. An XBOX fan gets really pissed about the new ALWAYS ONLINE requirement. MEET FRANCIS.
The new incarnation of Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN robot, being developed for DARPA with Department of Defense funding, not only looks human but it also sweats to regulate body temperature.
British housewife Lindsay Sandiford WILL be executed for drug smuggling in Bali after losing appeal against death sentence
Julian Assange says 1973-76 reports, including many by Henry Kissinger, show vast range and scope of US activity
Man gets shock of his life when he buys two toy poodles for $150 only to be told by a vet that
they are actually GIANT RODENTS pumped up with steroids to look like dogs
The timeline of events of ultraconservative, paranoid and racist far-right organization John Birch Society, the publisher of The New American publication.
The New American is otester's new source of spam.
In an interview with The New American last month at the UN Rio conference, an Icelandic journalist wonders if the UN sustainability craze is simply more fraud. by Alex Newman
The UN is growing by leaps and bounds in its size and scope of operations, yet those who claim it’s becoming a global government are ridiculed. Who’s right? by William F. Jasper