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Anderson Cooper reports on ‘jailbait’ section of reddit.com

Thursday night on CNN, Anderson Cooper reported on the “jailbait” section of the popular social media site reddit.com, which contains non-nude pictures of girls who are purported to be under-aged teenagers. Cooper noted that the site was for adults, and that users posted “creepy” comments. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey…

Diebold voting machines hacked with $10 in parts

Anyone with about $10, physical access to a Diebold voting machine and rudimentary knowledge of electronics can remotely hack into the device, according to experts at the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. A hacker could potentially change a person’s votes without them ever knowing about it.…

Navy secretary: For every 50 convoys of gasoline, we lose a Marine

Ray Mabus, Secretary of the U.S. Navy, said at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 that the military needed to end its dependence on fossil fuels. “And it’s costly, but it’s costly in more ways than just money,” he said. “We import gasoline more than anything else – gasoline and…

Human skin embedded with spider silk can stop a bullet

Dutch artist Jalila Essaïdi and cell biologist Abdoelwaheb El Ghalbzouri have blended spider silk with human skin to produce material that is three times stronger than kevlar. Watch video, courtesy of Reuters, below:…

Santorum mocks Medicare with ‘food insurance’ proposal

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Wednesday attempted to illustrate the problem with Medicare by comparing it to “food insurance.” “How many people in this room can tell me what their latest health care procedure cost?” the candidate asked a group of supporters in Aiken, South Carolina. “How many can tell…

Time-lapse video: Flying around the world in 60 seconds

Science teacher James Drake has compiled over 600 images from the International Space Station (ISS) into 60 seconds of video that captures what it feels like to fly over the Earth a night. “This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight…

Bravo’s Zalaznick: Popular TV reflects national psyche

Lauren Zalaznick, chair of NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks, appeared on a recent TED talk to discuss a study that tracked national attitudes against TV ratings over five decades. “I believe television has a conscience… I believe television directly reflects the moral, political, social and emotional need-states of our…

Puppy saved after falling into Texas drought-caused hole

Rescuers in Garland, Texas Thursday rushed to save a month-old puppy that had fallen into a ground crack blamed on the Texas drought. Garland animal control officers used water to loosen the dirt and the whimpering puppy was free about 40 minutes later. Ten-year-old Ketrick Sanders had gotten the dog…

NASA: New rocket design will take humanity to Mars

NASA officials appeared with congressional leaders on Wednesday morning to announce what they called a “monster” new rocket design that will serve as the basis for deep space exploration in the coming decades. NASA said the “Space Launch System,” or just SLS for short, is the most powerful rocket ever…

Bachmann on HPV vaccine: Mental retardation a ‘very real concern’

Following up her debate performance, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on NBC Tuesday, piling on Texas governor Rick Perry for “the requirement that all innocent little 12-year-old girls or 11-year-old girls in the state of Texas would be forced by the government to take an injection of what could…

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