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Chicago-area mosque shot with rifle after Rep. Walsh warns of ‘radical’ Islam

Only hours after tea party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) released a statement warning that radical Islam was trying to “kill Amerians,” police say that shots from a “high-velocity air rifle” narrowly missed a security guard at the Muslim Education Center near Chicago, while about 500 Muslims prayed inside during Ramadan…

NASA astronaut demonstrates the physics of yo-yos in space

Don Pettit likes to play with a yo-yo. In space. In zero-G. And because he’s a NASA astronaut, he gets to do just that. He also gets to make up new tricks that would be impossible on Earth. “You’ve got all of these neat pieces of physics working on this,”…

Tea party activist: Fox News too far left because of Bob Beckel

Dr. Jerome Corsi, a tea party activist and conspiracy theorist, on Saturday accused Fox News of being too liberal. In a video uploaded to YouTube, Corsi said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was the “best possible choice” for Romney and said the tea party movement would rally behind the new vice…

Fox News host chats up sex therapist about ‘fleshier women’

A recent study published in the scientific journal PLoS One found that environmental factors can alter some men’s perception of female attractiveness. And on Friday, that study became the subject of an alarming Fox News segment featuring British business reporter Stuart Varney chatting up a sex therapist about what he…

Scientists create most disgusting robot yet

Scientists create most disgusting robot yet (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) An international team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Seoul National University have succeeded in creating the world’s most disgusting robot. Known as Meshworm, the soft, repugnant automaton moves via peristalsis, a method…

U.S. Army tests football field-sized super spy blimp over New Jersey

The U.S. Army’s Long-Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) — a high-tech robotic spy blimp — was launched for its 90-minute maiden voyage on Tuesday from a military base in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Lakehurst Naval Air Station is notorious as the location of the Hindenburg disaster of May 6, 1937. However,…

Watch: NASA’s prototype Moon lander crashes and burns

Video is now available of the speculacular crash of NASA’s low-cast experimental Moon lander, Project Morpheus. A test-firing of the engines last winter went smoothly, but the first test of autonomous free flight failed within seconds. The space agency is taking the failure in stride as part of the normal…

Trojan vibrator giveaway buzzing again in Meatpacking District

After the city of New York shut down Trojan’s “Pleasure Carts” earlier this week, the sex toy and condom giveaway was back up and running on Thursday. Mayor’s Bloomberg’s office shut down the operation on Wednesday, citing a lack of permits. But the operation was buzzing again on Thursday night,…

Victim of ‘Miami cannibal’ face-eating attack recalls the horrible incident

The victim of the so-called “Miami cannibal” told police officers that he briefly thought his attacker “was a good guy.” Rudy Eugene was shot dead in July by police after he was found eating Ronald Poppo’s face on the MacArthur Causeway in Miami. “He just ripped me to ribbons,” Poppo…

Rep. Todd Akin: Morning-after pills should be banned

Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, on Wednesday said that emergency contraceptive pills should be outlawed. “As far as I’m concerned, the morning-after pill is a form of abortion,” he told KCMO’s Greg Knapp, “and I think we shouldn’t have abortion in this country.” Akin…

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