Evolution: Life on Earth is one Big Extended Family
Evolution: Life on Earth is one Big Extended Family
"Memorial Day is a national holiday dedicated to remembering Americans killed in wartime.
This year, unfortunately, we remember war dead who didnt have to die, and unless Congress and the president act, well remember more needless deaths next year."
World War I was called the war to end all wars.
The soldiers who fought the first modern war were under the illusion that they would be the last ones to die in the name of the human collective psychosis that is warfare. I avoid to get into personal stories ...
Unemployment Extension retroactive payments are now available to Americans by the 2011 legislation bill through 2011.
This was passed by Congress due to record-high unemployment figures, causing many states to change their laws in order to make the extra benefit available to their residents, according to Unemployment-Extension.org.
The $6.4 million that Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. paid Chief Executive Craig Martin last year normally wouldn't have raised many eyebrows.
President Obama visited the tornado ravaged city of Joplin, Missouri to give comfort to the victims of the devastation that obliterated their lifes possessions.
Tribute was paid to the hundreds who died. Meanwhile, Fox Nation....
A mother faces up to 45 years in jail after being found guilty of killing her son in a botched exorcism.
Growing up in post-Vietnam America, I've always lived in a country with an all volunteer armed forces.
So what it means to serve and sacrifice never hit so close to home. The contentious debates and protests that divided an earlier generation rippled through my education through teachers who served or ...
For those of you who think Sarah Palin is presidential, take a look at what the real president was doing in tornado devastated Joplin, MO.
Just can't stop the rhythm.
The good news just keeps piling up.
The 4-day Memorial weekend looks like its going smash box office records, with Hangover 2 leading the charge.
He starts of strong...but then he loses his cool.
A Jedi would never lose his cool
Getting Dressed Like A Boss (GIF)
For the first time, the American social networking site has bowed to a court action brought by a British group complaining that they were libelled in messages.
Imagine the scene: Youre out in your 2011 Nissan Leaf only to discover you have 6 miles of available range left but need to travel 26 miles to reach your youngest daughters birthday party.
Oh, and theres no-where to charge.
Republican Gov Rick Scott sliced $615 million off the state budget in one fell swoop, leaving the elderly, children and veterans, among others at risk.
During a Town Square event campaign-style budget signing ceremony in The Villages retirement community in Central Florida, Scott incorporated another tactic to keep the ire at bay; he banned constituents who he deemed liberal looking� from the event...
Soon the major news outlets were discovering what many bloggers have known for years: Dean and his ministry are spectacularly homophobic.
Dean has called for gays to be arrested and jailed, and has said Muslim extremists are "more moral" than American Christians because they call for the execution of homosexuals.
India has banned "overtly sexual"deodorant advertisements from its television channels.
Never Gonna Poke, Man
The pill abiraterone acetate - which extends the lives of men with late-stage disease - could be available in the UK within a year.
Human skin cells can be converted directly into functional neurons in a period of four to five weeks with the addition of just four proteins, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The finding is significant because it bypasses the need to first create induced pluripotent stem cells, and may make it much easier to generate patient- or disease-specific neurons for study in a laboratory dish.
Ivan Stoiljkovic, a 6-year-old boy from Croatia, might be the next Magneto.
He can stick frying pans, spoons, forks, irons, dumbbells, coins and anything metallic onto his chubby stomach.
Today, a group of scientists announced that beneath the surface of the Moon there may be as much water as we have on Earth.
This revelation could change everything we know about the Moon � and pave the way for lunar colonies in the next twenty years.
SUMMER VACATION: THEN AND NOW
A girl who had sex with three men and then claimed she had been raped has been given a suspended sentence.
So everyone knows by now that Harold Camping is at it once again, instead of admitting he was just a crazy old man he changed the date of rapture to the date to October 21, 2011.
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A delegation of internet and media industry chiefs, including Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuck
The death of Osama bin Laden has created a rise in the appearance of wannabe Navy SEALs decked out in military uniforms, bearing the SEALs gold trident and other insignia associated with the elite military outfit.
Phoenix woman gives birth to baby she carried in abdomen, A Phoenix woman on Monday gave birth to a baby boy she carried in her abdomen, not in her womb.
Doctors at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix delivered the child through surgery Monday morning. Both the baby and the mother, Nicolette Soto, 27, were doing fine, said Rainey Daye Holloway, a hospital spokesperson.
Doctors said the pregnancy is rare. They were still determining where th
Amidst stories of war-dogs, secret choppers, and hard drives chockablock with porn, there was a small furore on Twitter about Osama bin Laden watching hit UK TV show The IT Crowd�or was it Big Bang Theory? Turns out, it was all an elaborate hoax by The IT Crowd's writer.
Taking a Load Off (Pic)
Taking apart iconic sci-fi inventions and making them suitable for an IKEA audience, these manuals make it seem all too easy.
Startups and small businesses may not have the funds for a recruiter, but the social web can serve up premium prospects - if you know where to look.
A black hole with a mass of 55 million suns is spewing jets of material into the cosmos, hurling gamma rays and radio waves into interstellar space.
Researchers peered at the galaxy with the closest-ever resolution, seeing galactic features up to 15 light-days across.
The Taliban denied a report in the Afghan press that the insurgent group's leader had been killed in neighboring Pakistan, saying Monday that Mullah Mohammad Omar is alive and in Afghanistan.
In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya the whispers and rumors about rape being used as a tool of war by Moammar Gadhafi's troops are coming from all corners of society, from rebel fighters to doctors and citizens, who have come in contact with families displaced by the conflict.
Toshiba has reportedly emerged as the top contender in the bidding war over Swiss smart meter maker Landis & Gyr, leapfrogging several engineering giants, including General Electric, Honeywell and Siemens.
We've repeatedly hammered Time Warner Cable (and its big-cable cronies) for crying to the North Carolina legislature about municipal broadband.
While Texas pushes to outlaw TSA groping, EPIC files a lawsuit against Homeland Security for withholding documents about expanding the use of mobile body scanners into crowds of moving people.
Iceland has closed its main airport in the wake of a volcanic eruption which sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air, the civil aviation authority said on Sunday.
A tornado steamrolled across Joplin, Mo., Sunday night, directly hitting a hospital and causing many deaths, according to various reports.
President Barack Obama warned America's pro-Israel lobby on Sunday that the Jewish state will face growing isolation without a credible Middle East peace process.
He defended his endorsement of a future Palestine based on Israel's 1967 boundaries but subject to negotiated land swaps as a public expression of long-standing U.S. policy.
On Wednesday, we told you about the unlikely alliance between Minnesota Rep.
Michele Bachmann, a possible GOP presidential candidate, and Bradlee Dean, a head-banging, tatooed, death* heavy metal drummer. (The relationship becomes a lot less confusing when you consider that Dean belives that gays are, by defintion, "criminals," and should be prohibited from holding government jobs; that the average gay man will molest 117 people before "they're f
Scientists say Iceland's most active volcano has started erupting.
Barack Obama's citation of Israel's 1967 borders may have triggered a political storm about the Middle East peace process � but it is more about Israeli anxieties and spin than a substantive US policy shift.
Egypt's top Sunni Muslim cleric says the country's former president Hosni Mubarak should be granted mercy instead of facing prosecution, a German newspaper reported Saturday.
The city of Spokane, Washington has gone batshit crazy on busting medical marijuana dispensaries.
So much so, that the Chief of Police posted this on the city's web site: "We are at a critical point that requires us to severely limit property crime investigations...We will always respond to 911 emergency response calls, but other investigations will be curtailed." In other words: unless you're dying, don't bother calling.
Thousands of Spaniards protested on Saturday in defiance of a court-approved ban on demonstrations the day before Sunday's local and municipal elections.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is determine to swipe the title of most business-friendly state from Rick Perry, his counterpart in Texas, which has held it for seven years.
An explosion occured at Foxconn's Chengdu plant earlier today, with reports claiming several workers have been injured.
The Taiwanese company has y
In ongoing legal dispute with Amazon over the name of Apple's applications marketplace, Apple files counterclaim that 'app store' is not a common way to describe a place to buy downloadable apps.
This stuff writes itself.
Fox stooge: Do you have that fire in the belly [to run for president], do you have it?�
Sarah Palin: I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly
You make the diagnosis,� said the anatomy instructor, looking up expectantly at his students.
The handful of undergraduates gathered in close around the newest anatomy teaching aid, a life-sized, iPad-like dissection table with a 3-D image of a CT scan of a young womans injured shoulder.
An Illinois man told police he used child pornography and photos of dismembered women to keep himself from killing his wife and two daughters.
On hearing the testimony Judge Edward Burmila halted the hearing and increased Price's bail to $1 million, twice the amount prosecutors had been seeking.
They recommend you put together an emergency kit that includes first aid items, a utility knife, battery powered radio, and, of course ... duct tape.
The kid who fucks on first date is all grown up (pic)
Use this handy guide to figure out whether or not your facial hair style will help land you a lady.
Although Ive never personally come face-to-face with an angry bear or an aggressive crocodile, Id like to think that Id know what to do if I did; Id defuse the situation by staying perfectly calm, because as everyone knows, animals can smell fear.
Or can they?
When a new product is brought home from the store, a scientific process begins.
Depending on the age of the children in said household, if the product can be used to start fires, smoke pot or replace a missing tool, that potential will be discovered.
A new book suggests that a favorite incident of UFO conspiracy theorists was really just a Cold War attempt to scare Americans.
Young Afghans being coerced into joining jihad with threats of violence and promises of martyrdom
Young Afghans being coerced into joining jihad with threats of violence and promises of martyrdom
The Drudge Report drives more traffic to news sites than Facebook and Twitter combined, according to a Pew Research Center report.
Maybe its time to acknowledge Matt Drudge not only as a powerful media presence but also as a great web entrepreneur.
Facebook is closing in on 700 million users, but according to a new study by the Pew Research center, the Drudge Report sends more than twice as much traffic to the nations top news sites. Accor
using a second persona - called a sock puppet - to further some secret agenda is a bit seedy.
It's also an effective way to win an argument online.
Forget Fetch...This Beagle Plays Catch! Most fairly coordinated dogs can catch balls in their mouth, but just how many dogs can catch with their paws? Check out the remarkable eye-paw coordination of this darling Beagle pup who, after a few tries, masters the art of "catch" - and looks darn proud of herself I might add.
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Chief prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Libyan leader, his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi
The United States got tarred with a negative outlook on its credit rating by Standard & Poor's last month, but there are plenty of other countries in the same boat.
Here's a look at where they stand, the good, the bad and ugly.
A hearing later this week will point the lens on Apple, Google, and Facebook's mobile privacy policies.
This follows last week's hearing about the same topic.
Endeavour blasted off on NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight, thundering through clouds into orbit Monday morning as the mission commander's wounded wife, Gabrielle Giffords, watched along with an exhilarated crowd well into the thousands.
Archaeologists are digging for the bones of the woman who may have sat for the �Mona Lisa.' Will facial reconstruction confirm her identify?
Popeye and Bluto are both running for president.
They are tied with exactly the same number of votes, but Miss Olive Oyl has yet to cast her ballot. Which candidate will be able to impress her the most and earn her precious vote?
Around one in 20 men is infertile, but despite the best efforts of scientists, in many cases the underlying causes of infertility have remained a mystery.
New findings by a team of Australian and Swedish researchers, however, will go a long way towards explaining this mystery. According to their research, a small set of genes located within the power-plants of our cells -- the mitochondria -- are crucial to unravelling the secrets of male inferti
When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.
NASA Sunday readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program.
Depression and anxiety may result from short-term digestive irritation early in life, according to a study of laboratory rats by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The findings suggest that some human psychological conditions may be the result, rather than the cause, of gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The world's population pyramid is changing shape
Electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are the gasoline alternatives getting most of the press lately, but for us eco-futurists, hydrogen-powered cars are still considered a viable prospect.
The next step to getting there just happened with the grand opening of Toyota's new pipeline-fed hydrogen Shell station, located in Torrance, California.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea and Iran appear to have been regularly exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of U.N. sanctions, according to a confidential United Nations report obtained
A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African Americans who passed a firefighters entrance exam 16 years ago and pay millions of dollars to thousands more who took and passed the same test.
Remember when then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got that question about "hillbilly armor" in 2004 from a soldier in Kuwait complaining about lousy protection for troops in the war in Iraq? And Rumsfeld's timeless response: "As you know, you go to war with the Army you have.
There has been a lot of talk concerning executive compensation lately, with much of it coming in the form of stock awards, but now the General Motors CEO has decided to go beyond compensation and make a personal investment into his company.
If you live in the United States, chances are good that you've never heard of Hatsune Miku.
In Japan, the young pop star has a huge following, and played a series of sold-out concerts across the country in 2010.
Dwight Holly: Syria is cracking down on activists such as Lina Mansour, but they will not be deterred from pursuing a better future
Senator calls on torture proponents to stop making it up about Bin Laden
Today, on the opening day of the 2011 Ceres Conference, Levi's president, John Anderson, announced new Terms of Engagement that aim to step up the commitments put in place two decades ago.
Jon Stewart was so frustrated last night with Fox News' bogus scandal about the rapper Common coming to the White House that the only way he could express his outrage was by rapping about how lame Fox News is.
America funding technology to break web censorship in repressive regimes, such as China and Iran
Security has been increased around the home of President Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Obama in Kenya after Al Shabaab, the Somalia branch of al Qaeda, issued a personal threat against her, police said today.
he White House took a dim view on Tuesday of Republicans' demand that President Barack Obama accept more than $2 trillion in spending cuts in exchange for their agreement to raise the $14.3 trillion U.S. debt limit.
At a Tea Party press conference African-American Rev.
C.L. Bryant argued for a return to the Founders which would make him 3/5 of a person.
If one thing was expected from Microsoft paying $8.5 billion for Skype, it was the criticism of the deal.
I spoke with Steve Ballmer and Tony Bates about the deal and what comes next. Here are my notes from that conversation.
MIT researchers have created a new detector so sensitive it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.
Not surprisingly, a 5.99 Web host doesn't handle Anonymous distributed denial of service attacks well.
What� the hell girls?� The two of you were practically billionaires already and this is all you've got for the man?� Not cool.
A new study just released in the American Journal of Psychiatry has found that the rate of autism among children may be more than double what previous studies have found.
Yes, This Is A Ninja Turtle Punching Hitler In The Face
I just don't have the heart to make fun of this boy.
He truly believes that he'll make a real life hulk one day. The boy posted his question up on Yahoo Answers to find some help. And I believe he really got the most accurate answer...
High in the sky, water in clouds can act as a temptress to lure airborne pollutants such as sulfur dioxide into reactive aqueous particulates.
Although this behavior is not incorporated into today's climate-modeling scenarios, emerging research from the University of Oregon provides evidence that it ...
One of Bin Laden's wives was shot in the leg during the raid, but Pakistan "has said nothing about allowing interviews of the wives, who were among the handful of survivors of the raid."
Y'know, there are only so many pristine beaches and spectacular slopes one can see before terrestrial tourism becomes blas.
That's why Space
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- Witnesses say two loud explosions have rocked the Pakistani town where Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid.
The source of the blasts were not immediately clear.
Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation that is a victory for anti-abortion advocates.
Royal Bank of Scotland, the bank that is 83 per cent owned by taxpayers, was lossmaking again in the three months to the end of March.
Pakistan's prime minister will on Monday warn the United States it will defend its air space if American forces mount another raid on terrorists suspected of hiding inside the country.
President Barack Obama ordered the commando raid that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after deciding the risks were outweighed by the possibility of us finally getting our man� following a decade of frustration, he said in a Sunday broadcast interview.
Examining the flow of plastic and garbage waste into the ocean after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the cleanup.
Drilling in every orifice of the United States isn't going to do a damn thing to lower gas prices anytime soon, even if you wouldn't know that from listening to spin on new bills.
Father of U.S. soldier held captive in Afghan war nearly 2 years makes online plea directly to Pakistan officials for assistance
The price of a barrel of oil dropped by $9.44 on Thursday alone, lowering the price below $100 per barrel for the first time in two months.
According to the Associated Press, the per-barrel price reportedly dropped further to $97/barrel early Friday, and the trend may not reverse itself any time soon.
While his world had shrunk, he was still revered at home �� by his three wives, by his children and by the tight, interconnected circle of loyalists in the compound.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces bombed key fuel depots in the contested city of Misrata Saturday, destroying six containers and causing a massive fire, a rebel spokesman said.
If you mess with Barack, you'll end up with dos equis--where your eyes used to be.
Lucky Little Bugger
Born in 1990: Jessica,Ashley,Brittany,Amanda,Samantha,Sarah,Stephanie,Jennifer,Elizabeth,Lauren,Michael,Christopher,Matthew,Joshua,Daniel,David,Andrew,James,Justin,Joseph -- Born in 1970: Jennifer,Lisa,Kimberly,Michelle,Amy,Angel,aMelissa,Tammy,Mary,Tracy,Michael,James,David,John,Robert,Christopher,William,Brian,Mark,Richard
If men really are from Mars, then Takeshi Muratas new exhibition Get Your Ass To Mars at Ratio 3 in San Francisco might give us a sneak peak of some of the planets potential portraiture.
Dude it's hard when I think this is fuckin' hilarious, but I can't advocate that kind of behavior.
The reporters reaction is priceless. She's like holy shit
Is that a shotgun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? (Pic)
The original version of the song Sunny D and Rum, and also the autotune version.
Many of you are aware that today is Cinco De Mayo, the 5th of May. And while 99% of you reading this have no clue why its a day to celebrate you do know that its your duty to go out there and get wasted.
Congratulations for finding yet another day to waste by drinking! Have a tequila on us. And while youre waiting for your drinks you can check out this fabulous collection of Mexican women weve compiled.
Now that hes dead all we have are the memories.
But what memories? Memories like the corners of my mind. I think of him now in slow motion, running through cornfields, the wind in his beard as we raced breathlessly down to the riverbank, our spot.� Bin Laden, like any long-surviving band or singer, inhabited several incarnations throughout his career. Here are just a few of those.
The top staffer for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has objected to the US military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader.
The saga of 'Semengate"
Looking like something straight from a 1950's science fiction magazine, the stealthy Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS) successfully completed its first flight on April 27, 2011 at NASA�s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
The 17-minute flight took ...
Targeting only mosquito larvae may work in the short run, but could result in higher resistance in the insects and less disease immunity among human.
The usage of gadgets in public life has increased significantly.
Previously gadgets were conceived as fictitious and powerful products that were seen only in sci-fi movies. But the advancement of technology has blurred the line between reality and imagination.
Sony has been beaten up pretty badly lately, but this is kicking 'em while they're down: hackers have compromised Sony Online Entertainment, which provide
Long considered just a "speed bump" in the budgeting process, the debt ceiling is in danger of becoming a serious roadblock.
And now the government is perilously close to the $14.3 trillion limit. Congress has never not approved an increase in the debt limit, but some members say this will be the first time.
Peruvian President Alan Garcia says Pope John Paul II should get credit for the death of Osama bin Laden.
WASHINGTON (AP) � U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon.
The National Socialist Movement lost its SoCal chapter's fearless leader today in a bizarre at-home shooting that Riverside Police Department investigators seem to be blaming on Hall's 10-year-old son.
His wife and four other children were likewise at the house when he was killed.
In New Hampshire over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared that the American tax code creates "a similar death and a similar taking away" as Hitler's extermination of six million Jews during the Holocaust.
How clean is it really?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The concept of time as a way to measure the duration of events is not only deeply intuitive, it also plays an important role in our mathematical descriptions of physical systems.
For instance, we define an object�s speed as its displacement per a given time. But some researchers ...
Osama bin Laden has been killed, a United States official said Sunday night.
President Obama is expected to make an announcement on Sunday night, almost 10 years after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
The Hackleburg, AL tornado in Marion County is now confirmed as an incredible, and very rare EF-5.
Hackleburg is (was?) not far from the little town of Guin that was wiped out by an EF-5, on April 3, 1974, during the super-outbreak. Many of the paths on Wednesday were eerily similar to that day.
Explanation: It may look to some like a duck, but it lays stars instead of eggs.
In the center of the above image lies Barnard 163, a nebula of molecular gas and dust so thick that visible light can't shine through it. With a wing span measured in light years, Barnard 163's insides are surely colder than its exterior, allowing conditions where gas can clump and eventually form stars. Barnard 163 lies about 3,000 light years from Earth toward the
Pictures of space taken from earth are mind blowing but pictures from space of our planet earth are equally so. They really hit "home" and put things into perspective.
Sarah Palin's support among Republicans has shrunk and there's no evidence she's close to saying whether she will run for president in 2012.
Logo plays an important role creating business marketing.
It is creates a memories for your clients. Web designing based on power of eye catching designing. The easiest way to recognize a company and distinguish it from others is by its logo.
And check out what Kate did to comfort the 3-year-old when the noise of half a million people cheering was a little too much for the girl's ears.
Investigative reporter Chris Adams from McClatchy Newspapers wrote an extraordinary three-part series that shows how years of experimental testing has taken a mental and physical toll on these intelligent animals.