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Man to test bionic leg by climbing skyscraper

Man to Test Bionic Leg by Climbing Skyscraper (via NewsLook) Three years ago, doctors had to amputate Zac Vawters right leg from above the knee after a motorcycle accident.…

Daylight Savings messes with sleep schedule, study finds

Daylight Savings Messes With Sleep Schedule, Study Finds (via NewsLook) A study conducted in England says that the extra hour of sleep that comes with setting the clocks back for Daylight Savings is the beginning of poor sleep through the winter. According to the study, we’re not able to rebound…

Colbert calls Trump his ‘future scrotum holster’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert revisited the terms of his challenge to Donald Trump. In response to Trump’s “October Surprise,” an offer of $5 million to the charity of the president’s choosing if he would reveal his college records and applications and passport application…

Stewart: Gov. Christie realized Obama not an empty chair

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart praised New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for finally finding the real President Barack Obama thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Stewart noted that Christie had been a vocal ally of Romney, playing a clip of the New Jersey governor mocking Obama’s…

NASA scientist: Candidates cowed by fossil fuel industry cash

Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies said Wednesday that climate change was not discussed in the 2012 presidential campaign because both parties were intimidated by the fossil fuel industry. “Neither party wants to offend the fossil fuel industry,” he told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. “They…

Gov. Christie: ‘I cannot thank the President enough’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican once touted as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney, on Wednesday continued to praise President Barack Obama for the federal government’s disaster relief efforts. “Our challenge now is to get back to normalcy,” Christie said during a joint press conference with the…

Republican candidate: ‘The rape thing’ doesn’t justify abortion

Republican John Koster, who is running for Congress in Washington state, said over the weekend that “the rape thing” did not justify a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. When asked about his view of abortion at a Sunday fundraiser, Koster said the practice should be prohibited unless the life…

Pat Robertson’s Halloween advice: Scary movies will literally ‘haunt you’

Unlike in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, television preacher and conservative commentator Pat Roberson has kept mum about Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still taking on the most pressing and timely issues of the day on a regular basis. In a special segment ahead of Halloween this year, Robertson warned viewers…

Chris Matthews calls climate change deniers ‘pigs’

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” said that Hurricane Sandy is proof that climate change is real and called its deniers “pigs” in a highly charged segment on Tuesday. President Clinton, Matthews said, was the first major public figure to call attention to Romney’s stance on climate change in the…

Sandy unearths centuries-old skeleton in Connecticut

A homeless woman in Connecticut discovered a spooky remnant from superstorm Sandy’s landfall — a human skeleton, which surfaced after the storm uprooted a famous local tree. The skeleton was found in a 103-year-old tree known as the “Lincoln Oak” on the New Haven Green,WTNH-TV reported Tuesday. “I noticed what…

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