Parents have long taken inspiration for their child’s name from pop culture. For the last few years, “Twilight”-inspired names like Bella/Isabella and Edward have been huge, as have names borrowed from famous tots like Mason (Kourtney Kardashian’s son). But the names on the rise this year are mostly inspired by characters on the small screen, [...]
Recent work from researchers may lead to a potential treatment of brain diseases. The researchers found that a novel and unique compound, named NT219, selectively inhibits the process of aging in order to protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases, without affecting lifespan. Show More Summary
Karaoke games are nothing new for consoles. We've had SingStar, SiNG Party, and Lips, just to name a few. But I know what you're thinking, PC owners! You want your own karaoke game, so that you can bust out your singing chops after about six shots and a 12-pack. Lucky for you, publisher Voxler Games is ready to fill your needs on December 12 by bringing Let's Sing to PC.
An animal rights group filed a writ of habeas corpus for a chimpanzee named Tommy in Gloversville, New York. The Nonhuman Rights Project has been working on this legal strategy for years, sifting through decisions in all 50 states to find one that is strong on what is called common law, and one that recognizes […]
In honor of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, ESPN rounded up some ACC basketball players and had them attempt to spell Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski's last name. The results were hilarious. Thanks to ESPN for sharing. Read more College Basketball news on BleacherReport.com
San Francisco chef Kim Alter has made a name for herself over the years, working her way through various illustrious kitchens from Charlie Trotter's and Gary Danko to Manresa and Acquerello. For the last few years, Alter has been...
Here's a list of 19 people that did some regrettable things for love. Found on Quora's "What's the stupidest thing you've done for love?" thread.
An alliance of organizations supporting biotech crops has named a leader to help “spearhead collaborative efforts to improve the environment for technology innovation and the market for U.S. crops produced through modern biotechnology.” Dr. Michael J. Phillips has been selected … Continue reading ?
by Alex Balk "The name makes it sound like the stuff of organized crime, but fingerbreaking is for dancers, not thugs." —Given that Wall Street Journal readers are exactly the kind of people to believe in something like "the knockout game" I am glad they cleared this up. Show More Summary
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining! In the last week we’ve added more huge names to the roster, including heads of data from Verizon, Intuit, MailChimp, IBM, …
President Barack Obama has named Christine Fox as acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, the number two spot in the Pentagon, CBS reports. The move would make Fox the most powerful woman in America's military, and the highest ranking woman in military history. Show More Summary
If you pay any attention to coverage or discussion of poverty issues, you've likely read or heard about this post by a woman named Linda Walther Tirado. Called "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts," it purports to be an autobiographical account of a poor woman struggling to make ends meet while attending school and attending two jobs. Show More Summary
The stars of Duck Dynasty inspired parents name choices throughout 2013. According to BabyCenter’s yearly survey the names from the show’s cast were chosen for thousands of babies over the last 12 months. It’s been calculated that the name Korie increased by 89 percent, while Mia was up 44 percent, Phil by 32 percent, Sadie... Show More Summary
Pico is the name of a fairly new CMS, which doesn’t need any database connection at all. Its developer Gilbert Pellegrom calls the system "stupidly simple". I’d object and say, that this is only true for developers. If you are a PHP aficionado and like to write your posts using Markdown, Pico might just be the CMS for you.
The above screencap is from an ad for an Alabama law firm named McCutcheon and Hamner. If you are wondering if placing this still image in context with the rest of the 21 seconds of video in the ad somehow explains things in a way that makes it anything less than “really, really super racist,” well… So, yes.
By Matthew Smith: There has not been a whole lot to be excited about for those who are overweight in their exposure to the oil and natural gas names. The few wins that have been had by investors were due to surprises during earnings season and smart money buying positions due to value. Show More Summary
Besides coming up with the best name for a promotion I can recall, Sonny's BBQ (multiple locations) is onto something with this: Guests get to nominate a deserving individual or family in their community to receive a free holiday meal. Show More Summary
click to enlarge Kids aren't the only ones who need help at Christmas time. Visit a Gift Tree at Bridgeview Bank or the Marine Drive Walgreens to get the name of a local senior citizen to buy for this year.
A new promo is out for one of the longest-running reality shows on television and, man, times, they are a-changin?. MTV?s Real World has added an ex-plosive element this season ? namely the addition of ex-girlfriends and boyfriends of its seven strangers ? and the results are? well, outrageous. Show More Summary
181 Fremont isn't expected to be ready for occupancy until at least 2016, but that hasn't stopped the project from getting a fancy name and an even fancier website. The 54-story tower adjacent to the Transbay Transit Center site has...