Humans accept the idea that we’ll grow old and die. But some animals are resistant or immune to aging, so perhaps growing old isn’t so natural after all. Learn more in this primer by Joao Pedro de Magalhaes and PHD Comics.
Video by NASA Updated 3:00 p.m. EST | NASA confirmed Tuesday that Comet ISON did not survive its journey around the sun, vaporized by solar radiation. "Though the exact time of ISON's death is uncertain, it does appear to be no more," C. Show More Summary
When Jason Baldwin was 16 years old, he and two other boys, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly Jr. became known as the West Memphis Three when they were convicted for the murder of three boys who had gone missing in the small Tennessee town. After the convictions, the media began questioning the lack of evidence [...]
ByQuoth the Raven: Hoards of longs, 80 year old billionaires who have more money than I'll ever see in my life, weight loss believers, and those who have either made money on Herbalife (HLF) stock or are distributors. That is the list of people who I, and several other bears, are against when we write about our bearish leans towards Herbalife. Show More Summary
A portion of a EDGE review... This is a game that skilfully blends the safe with the courageous in an alchemical fusion of old and new, somehow brave and default all at once. Full review here
In an effort to mercilessly beat this old news story into the ground, I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of things that may be on Nick Starr's iPod. Remember Nick Starr? Yes, it's easy to forget last week's news in today's fast fleeting net-memory webtertainment. Show More Summary
Why Watch? In this lovelorn short from Laurence Jacobs, a sad sack dumpee (Tyler Ritter) relives a lost relationship as he explores the physical space created by his ex’s (Alexandra Daddario) text messages. Old words, videos and pictures become signposts for an experience now gone. Show More Summary
Gawker has uncovered something fairly obvious: The majority of newspaper columnists are old dudes. The site crunched the data for columnists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. It also included columnists at The Creators Syndicate, Universal Press, King Features, and Tribune Media. Show More Summary
Windows XP is now more than 12 years old but according to data from Net Applications, it is still used on more than 31% of desktop and laptop computers around the world. Those tens of millions of PC users could be in for a very rude awakening next year once Microsoft cuts off support for the aged operating system. Show More Summary
In my family, we don't do the whole matching Christmas stocking thing. In fact, it's an unspoken rule that they all must be homemade by a member of the family, no matter how old or impractical they might be, or how they might clash with their fellow family stockings. Show More Summary
Jason Kuznicki This month’s Cato Unbound tackles an issue as old as humanity, and maybe even older: Sex work has been a part of nearly all human societies, even despite frequent prohibitions. Well, some say, we should allow it – but we should regulate it very heavily. Lead essayist Maggie McNeill takes a much more libertarian view: simply allow it. Show More Summary
A few months ago at my parents’ house I was rifling through a drawer full of tokens of my adolescence (read: a bunch of old stuff my mom has failed to throw away) and happened to discover a mood ring. It was in the shape of a dolphin and I was beside myself with glee. [...]
Manchester United take on Everton at Old Trafford and the game marks manager David Moyes ' first against his former club. It has been a bumpy couple of months for Moyes in the Premier League with his current club currently in eighth place. Show More Summary
Hot off pretending to murder an old woman at the Britannia Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen ?is reportedly going to be doing his Leslie Nielsen thing in a spy spoof for Incredible Hulk director Louis Leterrier
"You don't tug on Superman's cape You don't spit into the wind You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger And you don't mess around with Jim" What did you do with your holiday weekend? Me? I chilled...
Bob Smith, who left the Republican Party in 1999 to pursue a right-wing independent presidential run and returned 111 days later when a plum committee chairmanship came open, will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The post Ex-Senator Who Accused Teachers Of Spreading Homosexuality Wants His Old Job Back appeared first on ThinkProgress.
by Alex Balk The bands Black Flag and Boston have new albums out today. No, no, it's still 2013, you didn't magically fall into some kind of wormhole and travel backwards through time until you landed in the '80s, although if you had...Show More Summary
Ozzy Osbourne Turned 65 today which means he’s a pensioner in Britain, from where he comes and even qualifies for a free bus pass if he really wants one. Ozzy spoke to reporters about the fact that he doesn’t think, at the ripe old age of 65, that he is very talented. Show More Summary
With Edward Snowden becoming a leading candidate for Time magazine’s Person of the Year, it is important to remember that he is the central character in not one but three distinct stories: 1) the story what his disclosures tell us about the U.S. government’s surveillance system, 2) the story of what the treatment of him and the reporters publicizing...
Why are newspaper opinion columnists so consistently baffled by the politics, technologies, and social mores of the 21st century? We've crunched some data, and we think we've figured out the answer: They're old as hell. Read more...