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Hungry porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner

Teddy Bear is the Nate Silver of spiky-backed rodents. The porcupine has accurately predicted the winner of the Super Bowl for the last three years. In this year's showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, Teddy Bear selected... Show More Summary

Force of nature: Behold the mighty microburst

One farmer has captured an unusually good video of a severe microburst — a massive shaft of cold air that plunges to the Earth — in a thunderstorm in outback Queensland. The footage filmed on Sunday by Peter Thompson, shows the weather...Show More Summary

High tide, strong winds batter coastal Massachusetts with more flooding

Massachusetts is not in the clear yet, even as a blizzard that dumped 20 inches of snow on the Boston area winds down. The state's remaining travel ban will end at midnight, but coastal communities are bracing for more flooding during...Show More Summary

How to use Snapchat's new Discover feature

Snapchat is no longer just for sharing selfies with friends The messaging app stepped up its business in a big way Tuesday with its new Discover feature, its first major update that has nothing to do with messaging. The long-rumoredShow More Summary

What your delivery guy went through to bring you pizza in the blizzard

Monday night's blizzard in New York City was less powerful than reports predicted, but going out to deliver your food in several inches of snow is still pretty rough on your neighborhood delivery guys. This GoPro footage of a delivery man making his rounds during a snowstorm should make you feel thankful for the gift of ordering in. Show More Summary

Director teases 'Ghostbusters' cast with photo of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy

Who you gonna call? Apparently Saturday Night Live The possible cast for the all-female remake of Ghostbusters was made public Tuesday when director Paul Feig tweeted an image of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and KateShow More Summary

GoDaddy pulls puppy Super Bowl ad after animal rights backlash

GoDaddy has pulled a 2015 Super Bowl commercial due to backlash from animal lovers, after it featured a puppy being sold by its owners online. The ad shows a golden retriever pup who falls off the back of a truck in the middle of nowhere. Show More Summary

FCC prohibits hotels from blocking guests' Wi-Fi

The FCC issued an advisory Tuesday that warns companies not to block personal Wi-Fi devices. The agency was responding to a petition, brought by Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), asking for clarification about rules for blocking hotspots. Show More Summary

The Apple Watch will go on sale in April

Apple unveiled its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday — and the numbers were huge — but in the follow-up conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed another bit of much-awaited information. The Apple Watch is "right on schedule," and Apple...Show More Summary

We're 100 days from the UK election. Here's what the parties are saying

LONDON — On May 7 Britain heads to the polls to vote for a new government. As far ahead as that sounds, it's now only 100 days away — so it's a good time to look at what the parties are promising See also: How to follow the major UKShow More Summary

Offset your carbon footprint when you swipe your credit card

Would you feel less guilty about whipping out your credit card if you knew buying stuff could actually help save the planet from climate change? Especially if that piece of plastic was biodegradable? Now's your chance to find out. AShow More Summary

Will new leftist leader put Greece on collision course with the rest of Europe?

ATHENS — Alexis Tsipras, Greece's new prime minister, took over an official residence stripped of documents, computers and soap. Outgoing conservative leader Antonis Samaras left the safe open and empty Perhaps symbolic, the gestureShow More Summary

Say goodbye to your coffee break with the Starbucks delivery app

Here's your coffee. Now get back to work. UCB Comedy sketch team Pocketwatch was so excited about all the possibilities of Starbucks' new delivery options that they created a parody commercial for the new service. Now you never have to be bothered with getting up from your desk to see the light of day or breathe fresh air. Show More Summary

Pro photogs take to Instagram to snap what matters to them

We take photographs because that moment in time is special to us. It doesn't really matter what others think. What’s important is how much it matters to you, the person behind the lens. The rise of photo-sharing apps like Instagram and...Show More Summary

Asteroid that zoomed past Earth has own moon

An asteroid that traveled unusually close to the Earth Monday was orbited by a smaller asteroid moon, NASA has discovered. The small natural satellite was spotted in radar images taken by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna located in California. Show More Summary

WWE hits 1 million subscribers, but stands as a warning about digital media

The WWE announced on Tuesday that it has signed up 1 million subscribers to its streaming network in just 11 months The service, which costs $9.99 per month, includes the company's 12 major pay-per-view events and is available on almost every single streaming device around. Show More Summary

'Dad Rap' is your favorite, groan-worthy dad jokes in one music video

Dads are dropping beats and puns. Old school. Comedy duo Samantha Reece and Becky Chicoine, a.k.a. Girls with Brown Hair, created a hip, rap music video featuring their painfully unhip but lovable dad alter-egos, Roger and Jim. There...Show More Summary

Huge beat: Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in December quarter, setting new record

Steve Jobs may not have liked the idea of bigger iPhones, but Apple customers clearly do. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in the December quarter, the first full three-month period that the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices were on sale, setting a new record for iPhone sales in the holiday quarter. Show More Summary

Obama should consider 'Uptown Funk' for White House karaoke night

The popular YouTube channel Baracksdubs, which does just what it sounds like — dubs song lyrics over Obama's public apperances — is back with a presidential tribute to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Thanks to that "Michelle Pfeiffer" line, one of Obama's many references to the One True Michelle have finally come in handy. Show More Summary

Teaser for Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' series confirms epic cast

If this doesn't make you excited for this summer, nothing will On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled a few more details about its eight-episode Wet Hot American Summer series, and a new teaser confirming the huge cast See also: 'Wet Hot American...Show More Summary

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