On Wednesday, after the Angels played the final innings of their 7-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals under protest, Manager Mike Scioscia said he believed he was “100% correct” that umpire Phil Cuzzi had improperly interpreted a rule. On Thursday, Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre denied...
ESA's ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) spacecraft zeroed in on Mars today as it successfully conducted a 53-minute course correction burn of its main engine. According to the space agency, the probe used a new ultra-precise navigation...Show More Summary
Considering all that’s been going on in the world lately, it’s probably not the most opportune moment for the arrival of a documentary about stand-up comedians struggling against the constraints of political correctness. Taking aim against that seemingly growing faction of society it calls “the...
Catholic scholars have appealed for Pope Francis to condemn the errors in his apostolic exhortation.
A study compared the effectiveness of combining mulching with remediation for reseeding lawns damaged by diesel and hydraulic fluid spills. Reseeding perennial ryegrass and mulching with peat pellets after remediation with either humic amendment or activated charcoal resulted in acceptable turf quality six weeks after fluid spills. Show More Summary
Researchers have unveiled a new photo-editing method for correcting distortions in 'selfies,' photos taken at abnormally close range, to make them look more like conventional portraits. The techniques have broader implications for adjusting and animating photos.
After spending more than six years at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, I give proper respect to Orange Is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan for authenticity as well as being topical, since Season Four of the Netflix...Show More Summary
US Department of Defense inaction to correct contractor deficiencies and seek repayment of funds, resulted in the need for a new Afghan army vehicle maintenance contract that is projected to cost more than $1 billion over the next 5 years, according to a report.
Bill Reilly’s corrective to Michelle Obama’s speech is one of the most vile moments in his tenure at Fox News. On Monday at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an eloquent speech about...Show More Summary
“POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KIND OF CUTS US OFF AT THE KNEES AND DOESN’T ALLOW US TO BE OUR AUTHENTIC SELVES,” says Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard Pryor, in a brand new FIRE exclusive interview with the daughters of comedy godfathers Pryor, George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. Check out the podcast here or the video below. And […]
A trans prison nurse has filed a complaint against the Department of Corrections for unfair treatment and discrimination.
Mr Justice Foskett dismisses challenge by Michael Foster. Says NEC "correct in law' to allow Corbyn on ballot automatically. — Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) July 28, 2016 We have full ruling. Judge says decision was "a narrow point of law" and "wholly unaffected by political considerations". — Peter Walker (@peterwalker99) July 28, 2016 Foskett's ruling says […]
South Carolina-based Transformation Church Lead Pastor Derwin Gray took to Twitter Saturday to share and celebrate the news that 20 men were baptized at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville.
The corporate-nonprofit partnership is a rare beast. But when done correctly, such models are a boon for communities, nonprofits and businesses.
Diehard cocktail aficionados swear by serving specific drinks in the correct glass. I wonder what they’ll make of the Levitating CUP, a cocktail glass designed to float above a portable base, in seeming defiance of gravity. Read mor...
OK, I really thought I was gonna get to a second day with this one. It was a 3DO game for christ’s sake! Anyway, congrats to noobi who correctly guessed that yesterday’s ScribbleTaku was Way of the Warrior. Nice job! More »
Last week, the major U.S. stock indices posted their fourth consecutive weekly gain. The rally was led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which advanced 1.7%, lifting this market-leading index further into
“Mo Rocca takes a look at the unique sounds of Philadelphia” in this five-minute video clip for CBS. Bonus: he talks with an actual linguist, Meredith Tamminga; I’m pleased to say that I guessed correctly that, as her website puts it, “Tamminga is a Frisian surname.” (Via the Log.)
The Economist’s interactive currency-comparison tool THE Big Mac index is a lighthearted guide to whether currencies are at their “correct” level.
I argued, correctly, that this is not catfishing, but George Glassing. A stupid world, uncaring of what words mean, has made me an ignored dissenter and an internal exile. So "catfishing" it shall be. I submit to the dumb temporal.....