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VIDEO: Cyclist jumps out of the path of runaway truck

CCTV footage from China has emerged showing a quick-thinking cyclist jumping out of the way of a runaway tanker. Luckily, nobody was hurt.

  • The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

    It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world. The announcement he had made promised to overturn our understanding of the Universe. If the data gathered by 160 scientists working on the OPERA project were correct, the unthinkable had been observed. Particles – in this case, neutrinos – had travelled faster than light. This time the scientists got it wrong According to Einstein's theories of relativity, this should not have been possible. And the implications for showing it had happened were vast. Many bits of physics might have to be reconsidered. Although Ereditato said that he and his team had "high confidence" in their result, they did not claim that they

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  • Small Turbines Can Outperform Conventional Wind Farms, Stanford Prof Says, With No Bird Kill

    Decades ago, engineers largely dismissed vertical-axis wind turbines—which spin around a central axis like a top—because they could not match the efficiency of the propeller-like turbines common today. But researchers have found recently that clusters of vertical-axis turbines, arranged to take advantage of each other’s turbulence, can outperform conventional wind farms. When added to conventional farms, according to a study published this month, they can even increase the older turbines’ output. “We’re able to get significantly higher performance,” said Stanford Professor John Dabiri, “both due to the fact that you can put the turbines closer together, but also in putting the turbines together

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  • Man Blocks Police Speed Camera With Car Boot, Heads To Pub

    A man has come up with an ingenius way of stopping a police speed camera from catching drivers in the act - parking his car behind it, and blocking it with his open boot. A nearby resident promptly posted the image on Imgur with the caption: “Someone just parked in front of a speed camera, lifted his boot so nobody could get caught speeding.

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  • Here's the real reason why photos of Bin Laden's body won't ever be shown

    There are a lot of puzzled expressions on people’s faces when it comes to the subject of the late Osama Bin Laden and why the White House has not authorized the release of any pictures of the body.  Photographs and video were released of Saddam Hussein’s hanging, as well as post-mortem pictures of his criminal sons, Uday and Qusay, after Delta Force took them out.  Why not release a few pictures of Public Enemy #1 to prove that he is dead and show the world what happens when you take on the US of A? Matt Bissonnette, one of the SEAL Team Six operators on the raid, partially outs the reason in his book, No Easy Day.  The book reads, “In his death throes, he was still twitching and convulsing.

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  • Pippa Middleton Looks Stunning In Custom Suzannah Gown At ParaSnowBall

    Pippa Middleton looked stunning in a custom Suzannah gown at the ParaSnowBall held at the Fulham’s The Hurlingham Club in London on Thursday night. The 32-year-old glammed up for the night at the Winter Wonderland-theme event which was hosted to raise funds for disabled skiers. Pippa was the belle of the ball in her custom floor-length gray gown, designed by her favorite brand Suzannah. The dress featured a structured, sleeveless fitted bodice and a soft pleated skirt. The custom Roma gown had an additional feature, an embellished collar in black and gray. It also featured cut-out detailing in the shoulders and peplum waist. Inspite of the demure design of the gown, Pippa showed off her athletic

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  • The vitamin that made elderly mice live longer, and stopped their organs from aging

    Scientists say that they have found evidence that an already-celebrated vitamin can stop the aging process of organs in mice. It could also have the potential to treat degenerative diseases in humans. Called nicotinamide riboside (NR for short), the vitamin was given to elderly mice. Compared to their non-vitamin taking counterparts, the mice were better able to regenerate their muscles and organs. They also lived longer. The study was published Thursday in the journal Science. As humans, mice, and other mammals age, our muscles and organs are less able to regenerate and repair themselves when they’re damaged. This leads to many common age-related disorders, according to Medical Xpress. The scientists,

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  • Archeologists find longhouse remnants on Sechelt property

    The Sechelt Indian Band says archeologists have discovered a 4,000-year-old longhouse on a residential lot near Porpoise Bay. “This reinforces that our people have been here a long time,” said Sechelt Indian Chief Calvin Craigan. The discovery was made during the destruction last month of a 1960s A-frame house on Osprey Street. Owners Larry and Maureen Hamblin intend to build a larger rancher on the lot, according to the Coast Reporter. Craigan said archeologists are always involved in the construction or reconstruction of any buildings in Sechelt because “there’s a lot of history buried on our lands.” After the house, which sat on concrete blocks, was taken down, archeologists dug more than

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  • 20 Celebrities on Not Wanting Kids (21 photos)

    No, being a parent isn't something everyone wants to be.​ From Marie Claire

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  • Boy Shoots Himself In Head While Taking Selfie

    Police said 15-year-old Ramandeep Singh was taken to hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state following the incident. Deputy police superintendent Manoj Kumar said it happened when the schoolboy was playing at home with the licensed revolver, which is normally kept in a wardrobe.

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  • Kim Jong-Un Has A 'Pleasure Squad' Of Teenage Girls Who Follow Him Around The World

    Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered a new ‘pleasure squad’ of teenage girls to serve his every whim. The North Korean leader originally stopped the practice – which has been employed in the country for decades – following the death of his father and predecessor, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told The Telegraph, that at first Kim Jong-un stopped the practice because he didn’t trust the girls.

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  • You've Never Laughed This Hard About Thigh Gaps Before

    Meet Luisa Omielan and remember her name, because when you're feeling down about your jeans feeling a little snug or inhaling that entire batch of brownies you just baked, you'll want to watch this video over and over again. This London comedian preaching the truth about body image, Beyoncé, and thigh gaps is all too real — you'll totally relate. And the end is the absolute best part! Just note that there's a little language that's NSFW.

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  • Native American Model Reminds Us Her Culture Isn't a Fashion Statement

    Daunnette Reyome is a 13-year-old Native American model who's had enough of cultural appropriation. She's making it her mission to make people think twice before wearing Native American-inspired accessories, and we think some fashion and cosmetics brands should take note.

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  • Looking for answers on UFOs, aliens

    Galbiati said each area they went to has some sort of significance or meaning. Phoenix, for instance, is where an alleged UFO sighting known as the Phoenix Lights was reported on March 13, 1997. "In Denmark or in Europe, it's kind of taboo: If you believe in UFOs, you keep it to yourself. It's not something you go around talking about, because the majority will think that you're kind of mad," Galbiati said. "But in America, especially, of course, the places we went, it was more like an understanding -- 'If you believe in this, I'm not going to question you.' It's almost like a religion -- 'I won't judge you, everybody has their right to believe in what they want.' " Galbiati, Eriksen and Markussen

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  • With First Nations snub, Trudeau shows contempt for media

    OTTAWA -- There has been a running battle between prime ministers and the media going back to John A. Macdonald but on Thursday, Justin Trudeau took prime ministerial contempt for the country's news organizations to new heights. Trudeau made what is an unequivocally historic visit to a First Nations community in crisis. The people of Shoal Lake 40 have been living under a boil-water advisory for 17 years. They've pleaded with one federal government after another for financial help to build the infrastructure for clean drinking water. But no Canadian news organization was permitted to document this historic encounter on the reserve that straddles Ontario and Manitoba. The Trudeau PMO permitted

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  • Brampton woman convicted of manslaughter in sister-in-law's death

    A jury found Mandeep Punia guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter in the death of her 27-year-old sister-in-law on Saturday, after acquitting the Brampton woman of second-degree murder. At Punia's first court appearance, police said Litt's husband had never been considered a suspect in her disappearance.

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  • Even as He's Dying, This Dog Wants His Owner to Know He'll Never Leave His Side

    The bond between a human and a pet runs deep, and many of us consider our pets to be our babies. So when that time comes when your pet is old and weary and sick and they have to leave you behind, it's devastating. John Pointer recently lost his dog, Benny, to cancer and heart and kidney problems, and he dealt with his grief by penning Benny's final days as a story. In the voice of Benny, John writes about how much he loves his human and how he's always so supportive, always saying, "Don't worry, I gotcha buddy," when he starts to get sick. Read John and Benny's touching story below, and be sure to hug your pets tonight. Posted by Benny Pointer on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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  • This small town might burn for 250 years

    In what seems like the plot to a disaster movie, the quiet town of Centralia, Pennsylvania has endured a burning problem since 1962: It's been on fire, literally, for more than five decades. And how this fire started still remains a mystery. But chemistry can help explain why it's still going. The problem runs deep Centralia, Pennsylvania sits atop a few of the biggest coal deposits in the world. This was fortuitous for the sleepy town at the time because coal was — and still is — one of the main sources of energy and electricity, having fueled the Industrial Revolution. In the 1800s, miners in Centralia blasted tunnels underground to harvest the coal, but by the mid-1900s, many of the mines

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  • Princess Charlotte poses for mom Kate in 1st birthday portraits

    To mark Princess Charlotte's first birthday on May 2, Kensington Palace has released a set of official new portraits. Princess Charlotte turns one on May 2. With perfect lighting and a soft background, these new portraits of Charlotte could easily have been taken by a pro, proving Kate has mastered her photo taking skills.

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  • My Weird, Fun, Life-Changing Quest to Have Sex with 100 Different People

    Ultimately, things fizzled with Stewart. But, a small victory: I had spoken up for myself, with a relative stranger. I was ready for the next adventure. #65. The Writer In art class, I met a brilliant writer 10 years younger than me. First, we met to discuss our work. He had been a fashion photographer and hearing him expound on the beauty business turned me on—as did hearing about how the patriarchy prompted him to quit his job. He was unassuming and scrawny, but he also stood up for my work in class during critiques. Slowly, we became enamored with each other's brains, talking late into the night at our favorite libraries and cafes. Finally, one night at my apartment, tea turned into making

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  • Dog by Dog documentary highlights puppy mill horrors at Calgary screening

    Two high profile cases of animal hoarding in Alberta shocked many last year with hundreds of dogs kept in horrible condition but a local animal rescue group says plenty more are being kept privately, at times inhumanely, and they say that will only change with education. Hundreds of dogs crammed into cages, filled the screen of Calgary's Globe Cinema Sunday afternoon in a documentary by Chris Ksoll. "It's legal to keep a dog its whole life in a chicken-wire crate, with no solid flooring, no veterinary care and the cage can be six inches bigger than the dog, for its whole life," Ksoll said.

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