• Let’s Fix It: Let's End Human Driving

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of technology replacing human drivers. Meet the New Leader of the Fourth-Largest Country in the World Let’s be honest: people aren’t always great drivers. They get distracted, tired and make mistakes. Technology can simply do a better job. This is a subject I’ve thought about deeply for the past 20 years. I believe it will have as much impact on the world as the switch from horse transport to automobiles.

  • No Bias in NJ Football Team's Banana Prank: Agency

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The organization that governs high school sports in New Jersey says there was insufficient proof that a high school football team's prank was racially motivated. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association investigated after North Plainfield High School filed a complaint because the Summit team shoved bananas through a hole in the visiting team's locker room door before a Sept. 13 game. About half of North Plainfield's players are black.

  • Private sector meteorology sees boost from energy companies

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    When it comes to guessing the weather, energy companies are throwing less caution to the wind. Analysts and experts say energy companies are increasingly seeking out private firms to provide weather prediction models to inform their decision-making, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The nation’s energy companies are among the major companies for the private sector meteorology industry, which could grow to $1.8 billion by 2020, according to a recent report from Dallas market research firm Markets and Markets. “Weather has become now the primary driver for commodity prices in energy,” said Paul Corby, senior vice president of energy for Planalytics, a Berwyn, Pa.-based firm in its third decade of providing “business weather intelligence” tailored to clients’ market needs and the commodities they sell. “It has an impact on

  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco’s Spain, sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82.

  • 28 Percent Of Americans Admit To Being Internet Trolls

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Americans are just as mean on the Internet as you thought they were. Twenty-eight percent of Americans admit to participating in "malicious online activity directed at somebody they didn’t know," according to an online survey.

  • James Harden defends his bad defense

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Much has been said about James Harden's defensive shortcomings. The former Oklahoma City Thunder guard is defending his lack of defense, saying that it's a matter of him staying focused for an entire game. Harden does admit that there's a need for improvement from the Rockets' defense - himself included. "It's not a matter of whether I can or can't play defense," Harden told USA Today. "It's just a matter of me focusing for 48 minutes throughout a game and making sure that I'm always alert on both ends of the floor."

  • Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square ? Arx Pax, a small company from Los Gatos, California, is now offering the real thing - although don’t expect to do much travelling on it.

  • How To Seed A Pomegranate Without Getting Juice Everywhere

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The pomegranate can be a little intimidating to deconstruct. The seeds' red juice is potent -- it can and will stain anything within splattering distance. Luckily, there's a simple pomegranate-seeding method that will ensure your clothes and kitchen keep clean, while you separate all the juicy arils from their inedible membrane. You'll need a cutting board, a sharp knife and a large mixing bowl filled with water. Follow the steps from YouTuber YourProduceGuy below, and enjoy your fruit mess-free.

  • How Many Parents Use Time-Outs Inappropriately

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    We recently wrote an article for TIME Magazine online where we discussed time-outs as a discipline strategy. We've received a great deal of positive feedback on the piece, and some criticism as well. We're excited that people are thinking and talking about the important ways that parents interact with and influence their children in discipline moments, but we'd also like to clear up any confusion about our position on time-outs. So here are our responses to four questions we've received since the article's debut.

  • Feds: 'Another potential surge' coming, more asylum officers hired

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    As President Obama readies a post-election immigration plan expected to clear a path for citizenship for millions of illegals, his immigration czar on Tuesday said that the border is bracing for another surge of undocumented children, raising this year’s wave across the southern border to some 130,000. Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services , said that the federal government is already working to “prepare for another potential surge” across the border. Part of that preparation includes a new focus on asylum requests and clearing the backlog of 400,000 claims

  • The Tell-Tale Sign My Marriage Wasn't Going To Last

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    When you're young and in love, it's all too easy to get swept up in the moment and overlook any possible red flags. (Heck, it's true at any age. Let's not pretend the middle-aged or post-50 set are immune to love's debilitating effects on rational thought.

  • Kevin Durant says 'I'm not going to rush' back from surgery

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    With a scooter for his surgically repaired right foot, Thunder forward Kevin Durant rolled into Monday's press conference and said he won't rush back from the first major injury of his career. Durant addressed the media for the first time since news of his injury was revealed last week. Durant said he wouldn't rush back from an injury that's expected to keep him out 6-8 weeks. Durant had a screw placed in his right foot to repair a Jones fracture. "It's something that's definitely going to help my foot and make it better in the long run," Durant said about surgery . The 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player was positive about missing time to injury, particularly in regard to his teammates . When asked about Russell Westbrook, Durant said he's had conversations with the Thunder point guard about doing what he always does. "Stay who you are," Durant said. "You may get more opportunities but you don't have to change what you do."

  • The New Yorker feature: Inside the Ebola Wars

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    As the epidemic widens, the virus is mutating. Geneticists are racing to keep up. Richard Preston reports. "The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever. We now know that he was infected with Ebola virus. The virus is a parasite that lives, normally, in some as yet unidentified creature in the ecosystems of equatorial Africa. This creature is the natural host of Ebola; it could be a type of fruit bat, or some small animal that lives on the body of a bat—possibly a bloodsucking insect, a tick, or a mite. Before now, Ebola had caused a number of small, vicious outbreaks in central and eastern Africa. Doctors and other health workers were able to control the outbreaks quickly, and a belief developed in the medical and scientific communities that Ebola was not much of a threat. The virus is spread only through direct contact with blood and bodily fluids, and it didn’t seem to be mutating in any significant way. After Ebola infected the boy, it went from him to his mother, who died, to his three-year-old sister, who died, and to their grandmother, who died, and then it left the village and began moving through the human population of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Since there is no vaccine against or cure for the disease caused by Ebola virus, the only way to stop it is to break the chains of infection."

  • College Football Halftime Show Rocks The Stadium Like A Hurricane

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    This collegiate marching band takes rocking the crowd to a whole new level. During the halftime show of Ohio State's Oct. 18 game against Rutgers , The Ohio State University Marching Band didn't just play a classic rock medley -- its members expertly formed rock tribute symbols, including images of people jamming on musical instruments.

  • Michele Bachmann given security detail over ISIL threat

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Federal law enforcement officials are taking an ISIL threat against Michele Bachmann so seriously that Capitol Police have given the Minnesota Republican her own security detail, Politico reports. An online threat against Bachmann emerged recently, according to multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the situation. Last week, Bachmann was provided a security detail in response, according to the sources. Members of the U.S. Capitol Police’s Dignitary Protection Division were briefed on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The police security will continue until Bachmann, who will retire at the end of this Congress, is no longer in office.

  • Study: Vegetarians have much lower sperm counts

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Vegetarians and vegans may be harming their chance of having children after a study found that men who do not eat meat have significantly reduced sperm counts, The Telegraph reports. Although a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School, in southern California, embarked on a four-year project to find out how diets affect sperm. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who believe that meat is impure and so are strict vegetarians.

  • Oil CEO Dies in a Moscow Plane Crash

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The CEO of one the world's largest oil companies died in Moscow on Monday when his plane "collided with a snow-clearing machine," according to a spokesperson for Vnukovo Airport, NBC News reports. Christophe de Margerie, whose extravagant facial hair earned him the nickname "Big Mustache," according to Bloomberg News, spent seven years in charge of Total S.A., one of the world's six so-called super-major oil companies. He was 63. "I can confirm that the passenger was Total's head de Margerie,'' Elena Krylova, the airport spokesperson, told Reuters.

  • News 9: Oklahoma 16-year-old drives 3,000 miles in 6 days looking for 'a good time'

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CADDO COUNTY - A missing Caddo County teen was found after she traveled 3,000 miles away from home, News 9 reports. Alexis Blum, 16, was last tracked to Oklahoma City using her father's Pike Pass, but six days later, she was pulled over in New Mexico ...

  • KSWO: Woman arrested in Lawton claimed Jesus Christ will pay her restaurant tab

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Police say a woman in Lawton ordered food and alcoholic drinks at a restaurant in Lawton and told managers that her husband, Jesus Christ, would pay for them, KSWO reports . Kristi Rhines was booked into the Lawton City Jail on a complaint of fraud. Read the rest of this story at KSWO.com .

  • OSU wrestling: Eddie Klimara reinstated after spring dismissal from team

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith announced at Monday’s media day that Eddie Klimara, who was dismissed in March, has been reinstated, according to OSU wrestling coach John Smith. Klimara was arrested in March on suspicion of public drunkeness and possession of cocaine , the same day the Cowboys placed third at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Smith said that Klimara "had to go through a set of things" in order to get back on the Cowboys roster. Klimara, a junior, was the Big 12 runner up in his weight class as a sophomore. The Daily O'Collegian first reported on Klimara's reinstatement.