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BBC Drops B.C. And A.D. In Favor Of “Religiously-Neutral” Terms

The BBC has come under fire for recently dropping the date suffixes B.C. and A.D. in favor of something more politically correct.  The term B.C. (Before Christ) has been replaced by B.C.E. - which stands for  Before Common Era

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Amanda Knox Freed After Italian Court Overturns Murder Verdict [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, the American woman convicted of murder by an Italian court in 2009, has been freed after an appeals court overturned the decision on Monday. Her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was cleared as well.

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70 Weird Yet Cool Cars Worth A Drive

Who doesn't like "weird" cars? Out of all 70, I still prefer the "wienermobile" Take a peek and pick out your favorite!

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Dinosaur Feathers Found

For centuries, we've only known dinosaurs through the fossilized bones they've left behind.  Now, researchers have found other  - more dramatic - remains.

Examples of ancient feathers ranging from the simple to the complex are now being studied. They were preserved in amber found in western Canada, researchers led by Ryan C. McKellar of the University of Alberta report in Friday's edition of the journal Science.

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Robots To Compete In Triathalon in Hawaii

Today on the show, was I pulling your leg? No, not really, Panasonic announced they have come up with robots to compete on a triathlon course in Hawaii.

The company said three types of Evolta robots, developed to swim, bike and run, will challenge to complete an Ironman triathlon course in Hawaii, October 24, 2011, powered by three AA-size rechargeable Evolta batteries, the company said

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Scientists Discover New Planet That Has Potential For Earth-Like Conditions

Since the beginning of the Space Age, astronomers and astronauts have searched for planets in the solar system that could support life much like Earth does.  Now, astronomers in Europe believe that they've discovered just such a planet

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Image Courtesy Press TV - Commander of Iran's Basij Force Mohammad-Reza Naqdi
Image Courtesy Press TV - Commander of Iran's Basij Force Mohammad-Reza Naqdi
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Iran Ready to Send Peacekeepers to London

 

One has to wonder how this could possibly be helpful, but there's a report suggesting Iran wants to help the people of the United Kingdom bring stability to the recent unrest.

Press TV is reporting that Iranian Military commanders are ready to send Basij peacekeeper forces to the United Kingdom to help stabilize the the unrest in London. The report says that forces are ready and awaiting orders of deployment.

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What Are the Most Depressed Countries in the World?

According to a multi-national survey of over 9,000 adults by the World Health Organization, France and the United States are the two most mentally depressed countries in the world.

Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States, at 19.2 percent. Belgium, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also among world’s most depressed nations, by this metric.

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When Has Taking Second Become A Bad Thing?

I spent the weekend watching the U.S. women's soccer team play Japan for the FIFA World Cup. I was disappointed they lost. So much work and to lose on penalty kicks at the end. The First thing I thought was, soccer is a cruel game, you spend an hour and a half running......running....running...and it's so hard to score a goal. All it takes is being in the right place at the right time.  The US team was getting the shots, just not the breaks. The other thing I thought was how proud I was of this team. The Americans are never looked at as the soccer power of the world, and for this team to make it to the finals was an accomplishment.That was yesterday, now there's today. I still feel nothing but pride for these women, but anger for the media and how they are treating these women. Since when is taking second a bad thing? The US is the second best team in the WORLD!! The thing is, it could have gone either way, and almost did. Back to the media..

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Husband Builds Electric Chair To Murder Wife Who Wants A Divorce

Over in Great Britain, things can get a bit dramatic.  Andrew Castle's wife of 18 years asked him for a divorce.  He built a make-shift electric chair in the garage and invited her in for a chat

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Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Papal Tweet From an iPad [VIDEO]

The technologically-savvy Pope Benedict XVI has already encouraged priests to blog and helmed the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel and Pope2You mobile and Facebook apps. So it’s really no surprise that as part of his newly-launched news portal, the pontiff sent his first tweet recently — from the papal iPad.

You can follow the Vatican on Twitter at @news_va_en.

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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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