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Australian Prime Minister 'shakes it off' in glorious new video

There has never been a video that so perfectly captures how Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott acts in the face of criticism Taylor Swift's anthem 'Shake It Off' is no doubt what Abbott plays as he dances around his office in Canberra, as detractors beat down his door and the public throw their hands in the air in desperation. Show More Summary

Superfish-like software is more common than you might think

A little-known software called Superfish was catapulted into the spotlight last week when it became clear that the adware was responsible for a dangerous security hole in some Lenovo computers Superfish is able to exploit SSL certificates to break into HTTPS connections to scan images for advertising purposes. Show More Summary

Gmail autocomplete bug could confuse you into emailing the wrong person

Gmail has recently been experiencing an issue with autocomplete, which prioritized the wrong accounts, according to multiple reports from users For example, you could start typing the address of someone with whom you've exchanged hundreds...Show More Summary

Fake Jim Carrey showered with confetti at Czech awards ceremony

Take a look at this man. Who does he look like? Anyone familiar? Image: YouTube No? Just a random bloke right? Well, according to the organisers of the ?esky Lev (Czech Lion) awards in Prague, he's the spitting image of Jim Carrey. AKA this guy. Jim Carrey attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. Show More Summary

Greece readies new list of bailout reforms

Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials said. See also:...Show More Summary

'Better Call Saul' Episode 4: Where the Saul Goodman name came from, at last

In “Hero,” Episode Four of AMC’s Better Call Saul, we finally learn the origins of Jimmy McGill’s pseudonym, “Saul Goodman," and get a deeper look at that criminal past. While conning unsuspecting but arguably deserving goons in Cicero, Illinois, Jimmy would offer a play-on-words moniker when asked for his given name: “Saul... Show More Summary

The Fukushima nuclear plant has been leaking contaminated water again

Highly radioactive water has again been discovered leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the site of a severe meltdown in 2011. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the plant's operator, detected contamination levels 70 times higher than normal on Sunday. Show More Summary

Fresh honey on tap? Beehive invention nets $2 million

Two Aussie inventors have enticed investors like bees to a honeypot with their new beehive creation. Father and son duo Stuart and Cedar Anderson have created a contraption that allows for honey on tap straight from the backyard hive The...Show More Summary

Leonard Nimoy hospitalized for severe chest pains

LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy was hospitalized late last week after experiencing severe chest pains, following multiple trips to the hospital for the Star Trek star in the past months, TMZ reported Monday. It wasn't clear whether Nimoy...Show More Summary

First ever public jetpack company zooms onto Australian Stock Exchange

A New Zealand man has made millions of childhood dreams come true, after taking a massive leap in the world of personalised jetpacks. Glenn Martin started working on the Martin Jetpack, which he calls "the world’s first practical jetpack," 34 years ago in his back shed in Dunedin, New Zealand. Show More Summary

Plane slides off frozen runway at Dallas-Fort Worth

An American Airlines plane slid off the runway Monday night at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport during a combination of sleet and freezing rain. Crews at the Texas airport had been working to keep ground conditions safe amid the poor weather, but were up against about two inches of precipitation and freezing temperatures. Show More Summary

United States of pot: Alaska becomes third state with legal weed

As of Tuesday you can smoke a joint in Juneau, fire up in Fairbanks, or get blazed on the Bering Strait without running afoul of the law But that doesn't mean you can have a doobie in Denali or meet Mary Jane up on Mount McKinley — because...Show More Summary

'Broadchurch' renewed in the U.K.

On the heels of airing the Broadchurch season 2 finale in the U.K., British network iTV has announced the show will return for another season Stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman, who play detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, respectively,...Show More Summary

'American Horror Story' actor Ben Woolf dies from injuries after SUV strike

LOS ANGELES — Ben Woolf, the 34-year-old “American Horror Story: Freak Show” actor who was hit by a car while crossing the street last week, has died from his injuries, his talent agent confirmed to Mashable. Woolf, who stood 4' 3½"Show More Summary

22-year old sets bacon-eating record: 182 pieces in 5 minutes

You may love bacon, but the thought of eating six pounds of the pork product is enough to make anyone sick Anyone except competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, who has snagged another award — this time for eating 182 slices of bacon (approximately 6 lbs) in five minutes at the Daytona 500 in Florida on Sunday, Huffington Post reports. Show More Summary

Robot firm's founder steps down as Softbank takes more control

Japanese giant Softbank now owns 95% of the shares in French robotics company Aldebaran. The new shares come from Bruno Maisonnier, who will step down as CEO of the company he founded on March 4. Softbank took a 78.5% interest in Aldebaran in 2011. Show More Summary

18 photos that bask in golden hour glow

For this week's photo challenge, we asked you to capture the golden hour, meaning the first hour of light after sunrise and the last hour of light before sunset. The photos we saw were breathtaking — from the warm reds and oranges that...Show More Summary

20 striking portraits from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

For A-listers lucky enough to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a simple photo booth just doesn't cut it. Instead, Vanity Fair had renowned photographer Mark Seliger on hand for the second year in a row to capture editorial-style celebrity...Show More Summary

How 16 Oscars stars transformed their red carpet looks

Celebrities did not disappoint at the 87th Academy Awards, pulling out their most glamorous, sleek and elegant looks But it's taken years of red carpet experience to get these A-listers up to par and off of the Fashion Police's worst...Show More Summary

Cowbell-playing dog is the Christopher Walken of pups

This dog has a fever, and the only cure is more cowbell. Maple the border collie/golden retriever/sheltie mixed breed accompanies his owner, who goes by Trench on social media, for a perfectly looped rendition of Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't...Show More Summary

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