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Meet Cyro: the robotic jellyfish that will haunt your dreams

If you’re frightened of the ocean, or the creatures that lurk beneath the waves, we recommend that you read no further.  According to the Los Angeles Times, engineers at a Virginia Tech lab are working on a giant, synthetic…  …

Michigan judge: ‘Gap tooth skank hoes’ was a compliment

A Michigan judge says that he was just trying to flatter his mistress when he referred to his courtroom as “tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes.” In a response to a formal complaint, Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree admitted that to the Michigan Judicial Tenure…

CBS sports analyst tells all-black panel he’s giving ‘the white man’s perspective’

A CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb is apologizing after telling an all-black panel that he was giving “the white man’s perspective” during coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday. Gottlieb made the awkward joke during pre-game coverage of the Sweet 16 portion of the tournament on Thursday night. “Cream rising…

Assault rifle with thermal scope stolen from car of top Utah gun lobbyist

Police in Cottonwood Heights are searching for an assault rifle that was stolen Wednesday from the vehicle of a top Utah gun lobbyist, who called for more guns in schools after the shooting deaths of 20 children in Connecticut last year. Utah Shooting Sports Council Chairman Clark Aposhian told KSTU…

Republican congressman refers to Latino workers as ‘wetbacks’

Update (below): House Speaker condemns ‘wetbacks’ remark Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Thursday used a racial slur during an interview with a local radio station. “My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young said in the interview with KRBD.…

Armed protesters show up to counter Indianapolis gun control rally

A group participating in the “National Day to Demand Action” to end gun violence in Indianapolis this morning faced a counter-protest from gun rights advocates, who brought their loaded firearms with them. The group Moms Demand Action held the rally outside the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday to call for an…

Neil deGrasse Tyson channels John Lennon: All we are saying is give math a chance

Thursday on StarTalk Radio, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained what prompted him to pursue a career in astrophysics and implored others to “give math a chance.” “I was fortunate because my parents… took us around, we grew up in New York City, to all of the cultural institutions that showed adults…

Zimmerman’s brother tries to justify comparing Trayvon Martin to alleged baby killer

Appearing Wednesday night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live,” the brother of George Zimmerman repeatedly tried to justify comparing Trayvon Martin, the black teen Zimmerman claims he killed in self defense, to a teen recently accused of shooting a baby boy in the face. Robert Zimmerman originally made the alarming analogy…

Gun-toting former Republican candidate claims ‘conspiracies’ after shoplifting twice

A former Republican candidate for Agricultural commissioner in Alabama, who once waved a rifle in a campaign ad about “thugs and criminals,” said on Thursday that he had been a victim of “conspiracies” after his second shoplifting arrest in six months. According to the blog Yellow Hammer, Dale Peterson was…

Pastor Robert Jeffress calls freedom from religion a ‘perverted idea’

Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress on Wednesday night claimed the First Amendment did not protect non-religious Americans in the same way it protected religious Americans. The pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss a school in Arkansas that canceled an Easter Egg hunt…

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