Trump Assassination Attempt

Someone tried to assassinate Donald Trump

By on June 21, 2016 at 9:02 AM.

Someone tried to assassinate Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s campaign has been nothing if not controversial. The republican presidential hopeful knows exactly how to push everyone’s buttons. Among his supporters he can do no wrong and among his critics he can do no right. But whichever side of the fence on which you stand, you have to appreciate the fact that Trump has an uncanny ability to steal the spotlight and evoke strong responses from his supporters and from the opposition.

This past weekend, things came to a head when a 19-year-old British man made an attempt on Trump’s life. More →

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Orlando Shooting 2016

John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando mass shooting was perfect

By on June 13, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando mass shooting was perfect

Tragedy struck Orlando early Sunday morning as a lone gunman with ties to ISIS entered a gay nightclub and opened fire on those in attendance. When the smoke finally cleared at Pulse nightclub and a hostage situation ended with SWAT personnel shooting the 29-year-old attacker dead, Omar Mateen had taken 50 lives and wounded 53 more.

The nation and the world is now in mourning following the most horrific mass shooting in United States history. The attack was also deadliest such event in the US since 9/11. While some took to social media to express their outrage — and others shamelessly used the massacre as an opportunity to shift focus to them — many banded together offline and selflessly attempted to help those affected by the shooting. They were the focus of John Oliver’s moving response to the Orlando shooting on Sunday night. More →

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Zika Olympics Rio

Long jump champion freezes sperm ahead of Olympics as Zika fears swirl

By on June 8, 2016 at 10:31 AM.

Long jump champion freezes sperm ahead of Olympics as Zika fears swirl

News emerged earlier in the week that some journalists are refusing to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics over fears that they might contract Zika, a mosquito-borne virus spreading across Brazil and other regions. Zika is widely known to potentially cause serious birth defects in babies, and the outbreak in and around Brazil has been a topic of heated debate where the Olympics are concerned. But it’s not just journalists who are taking precautions amid fears that infected mosquitos will spread the virus throughout the Summer Games — the Olympians themselves are now also beginning to take steps to protect themselves and their families. More →

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Trump Sanders Debate

Bernie Sanders wants to debate Donald Trump in a football stadium

By on May 27, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

Bernie Sanders wants to debate Donald Trump in a football stadium

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been flirting around each other like teens at a high school dance. But thanks to Sanders’ appearance on Kimmel last night, we’re finally getting a look at whether this debate is going to happen, and what Sanders thinks it should look like.

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Lost Hiker Journal

Lost hiker who survived for a month before dying kept a journal documenting her plight

By on May 27, 2016 at 2:11 PM.

Lost hiker who survived for a month before dying kept a journal documenting her plight

An elderly hiker who wondered off a trail in the Appalachian mountains in 2013 was found dead two years later, but her story wouldn’t end there. A journal recovered with her body details an ordeal that would last at least 26 days before she finally perished due to lack of food and exposure. More →

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Suicide By Lion

Man survives after stripping naked and jumping into a zoo’s lion cage in attempted suicide

By on May 23, 2016 at 2:26 PM.

Man survives after stripping naked and jumping into a zoo’s lion cage in attempted suicide

A 20-year old man in Santiago, Chile over the weekend attempted to commit suicide by breaking into a lion enclosure and subsequently stripping off all of his clothes at a local zoo. As one would expect, the man’s presence quickly drew the attention of a pride of three lions who shortly thereafter began to play with the man before beginning to outright attack him in front of a group of stunned onlookers.

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Hidden high-tech ocean pods will unleash Naval drones

By on May 12, 2016 at 10:12 PM.

Hidden high-tech ocean pods will unleash Naval drones

What if the U.S. could seed secret pods deep in the oceans that suddenly burst out of the water unleashing devastating surprise attacks on the enemy? While this sounds like the stuff of science fiction the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working to make this amazing project science fact.

Known as Upward Falling Payloads (UFPs), the pods are made by DARPA, which aims to develop innovative technologies to keep the U.S. safe. More →

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Cheating Students

The crazy tech Thai students used to cheat

By on May 11, 2016 at 9:57 AM.

The crazy tech Thai students used to cheat

With consumer electronics products becoming smaller and increasingly more powerful over the years, students have started to come up with any number of clever ways to discreetly cheat on exams. You might recall, for instance, that a group of 50 students at an elite High School in New York were caught up in a massive cheating ring that centered on slyly taking photos of exams ahead of time.

In the most recent instance of technology creatively being used for cheating purposes, a group of students taking an entrance exam for medical school in Thailand were caught using an elaborate system that relied upon smartwatches and hidden cameras embedded in eyeglasses. More →

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Top special operations snipers go head to head

By on March 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Top special operations snipers go head to head

Top sniper teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines went head to head last week – but who proved they were the best?

Snipers from the world’s most elite special operations forces converged on Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the seventh annual Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition hosted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

The annual competition is five grueling days designed to test the world’s best snipers to the limit. Some 25 teams took part in 21 incredibly difficult events during the competition, which ran from March 20 through March 25. More →

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Hoverboard gunman shoots Dallas driver, rolls away to avoid capture

By on March 3, 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Hoverboard gunman shoots Dallas driver, rolls away to avoid capture

A man on a hoverboard shot a driver in Dallas early Thursday and then rolled away to avoid capture, Fox 4 News reports.

Police were called to a gas station in northwest Dallas shortly after 4 a.m. where they found a man with a gunshot wound in his arm. The wounded man told police that he was driving when a black male with dreadlocks rode by and shot him. More →

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