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Terminator to the rescue? Watch the most advanced humanoid robot in action

It’s the stuff of science-fiction movies: A six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot that is agile enough to climb using its hands and feet. And it is what DARPA, a research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, hopes one of seven teams will be able to turn into an life-saving emergency…

Larry Elder angrily berates Rachel Jeantel for having a speech impediment

Conservative radio host Larry Elder lashed out at Rachel Jeantel Wednesday night on CNN because she suffers from a speech impediment. How the young black woman talked during the trial of George Zimmerman resulted in a combination of sympathy and mockery. Elder suggested that Jeantel was unintelligent and uneducated because…

Daily Caller sends 16-year-old intern to question the White House

A conservative publication sent a high school junior to the White House briefing on Wednesday. Gabe Finger, a 16-year-old intern at The Daily Caller, asked White House spokesman Jay Carney if President Barack Obama was providing protection to George Zimmerman and his family. Carney informed the boy that such protection…

Arizona cop arrested for pointing gun at store clerk while drunk

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old off-duty police officer was drunk when he pointed his gun at a convenience store clerk for no apparent reason on Tuesday. According to KVOA, surveillance video showed Kyle James McCartin and a companion entering Giant gas station in Tucson on Tuesday at around…

New York pedophile pleads guilty to raping girl and murdering her mother

New York resident David Renz, 29, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to allegations that he raped a 10-year-old girl and murdered her mother, in a broad-daylight attack that began in a shopping mall parking lot. The attack began after Renz removed an electronic tracking device affixed to his ankle, then reassembled…

Rachel Jeantel schools Limbaugh on the N-word: ‘It is racist for an adult’ to use it

Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, has never heard of Rush Limbaugh but she knows a racist when she sees one. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Jeantel said that it felt “racist” after Limbaugh used his Tuesday radio show to announce that he was now allowed to use…

Utah lawmaker calls for an end to compulsory education

A Republican lawmaker in Utah is calling on his state to put an end to the requirement that children go to school. On Tuesday, Deseret News flagged a Friday article posted to state Sen. Aaron Osmond’s blog where he says that Utah “should take a close look at repealing compulsory…

Video shows white Milwaukee man shooting black teen as mother watches

Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from…

Poop-based parasite sickens over 100 in three states

A parasite that comes from fecal matter has been spotted in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas since the beginning of July, authorities warned this week. The cyclospora parasite comes from fecal matter and is typically contracted by humans who eat produce tainted by said fecal matter. Over 100 people came down…

MIT professor: ABC’s The View legitimatizing dangerous unscientific autism claims

The decision to add former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy to ABC’s The View was unfortunate and potentially dangerous, according to a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “That message she’s giving out has been roundly, roundly disproved time and time again,” MIT professor Seth Mnookin told CNN. “I think…

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