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Police tell victims: Call 911 and you’ll get evicted under ‘nuisance’ laws

In Pennsylvania and other states, police can force landlords to evict tenants who officers consider to be a nuisance. According to the New York Times, under so-called “nuisance property” laws, individuals like domestic violence victim Lakisha Briggs of Norristown, PA can be told by police that if they call 911…

America ready for female president: Michelle Obama

US First Lady Michelle Obama says in remarks published Friday that America is ready for a woman president, but would not comment on prospects for Hillary Clinton getting the job. Obama’s comments came in an interview with Parade magazine, excerpts of which were published on its website. Asked if she…

IAAF makes Swedish ‘gay rights’ high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro repaint rainbow nails

Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro has repainted her nails after being warned by the IAAF that the rainbow colours she sported in qualification in support of gay rights were a breach of regulations. Russian pole vault gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva has provoked a furore at the World Athletics Championships over…

Obama has not delivered on May’s promise of transparency on drones

An escalation of drone strikes in Yemen highlights the fact that the US public is still in the dark about this use of lethal force The past two weeks have seen an escalation in drone strikes more dramatic than any since 2009. The media estimate that more than 37 people have…

Tesla Model S causes power blackout

A Tesla Model S unfortunately caused a power disruption in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this week. The power blackout lasted a few hours. As you can see in the image below, the power blackout was caused by the Tesla Model S crashing into a power transmission…  …

Should cops wear Google Glass?

Over at The Kernel, staff writer Greg Stevens wonders whether police departments around the world should outfit their officers with Google Glass. There’s some logic behind the idea. A cop with wearable electronics constantly streaming audio and video…  …

Brazilian woman cuts off husband’s penis

A Brazilian woman cut off her husband’s penis after she caught him cheating on her with a man, a report said Friday. Upon learning of her husband’s indiscretion, the woman did not act at first but days later proposed a sex game during which she tied him to their bed.…

Early Apple employees talk memories of Steve Jobs and new biopic

Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez had front-row seats to the birth of the personal computing industry, as well as the most valuable technology company in the world. Both served as employees of Apple Computer in its earliest days: Kottke working with…  …

Ancient Chinese ‘super rat’ who beat the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was outdone by ‘modern’ rodents

Scientists have recovered the oldest complete skeleton ever found from a mammal lineage that outlived the dinosaurs.Some 66 million years ago, an entire ecosystem – one packed with the largest animals that ever lived…  …

Beam me over, Scotty? Scientists take quantum leap in quantum teleportation.

Quantum research defies easy language. How do you describe jumping from one spot to another without passing through the space between?;  …

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