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Louis Van Gaal Slams Manchester United's Preseason Tour, Talks Transfer Plan

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has publicly criticised his club's tour plans of the USA, stating that the team's commercial commitments will force him to adapt his practices. Sky Sports reported on the Dutchman's thoughts, which were given during his first press conference. Show More Summary

My Friends Were Murdered in the MH17 Bombing, but I Feel Like They've Been Avenged

My friend Tim with his girlfriend, Sascha My close friend Tim Nieburg and his girlfriend, Sascha Meijer, were murdered last week. Shot down from the sky. It’s so incredibly surreal to not only be dealing with the death of two peopleShow More Summary

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Flies to Israel, Dismissing Safety Fears

Hamas rockets may be falling from the skies, but Israel, Bloomberg says, is "safe" and "a great place to visit”

The downside of giving weapons

WASHINGTON — The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying attention. By now there is little doubt that Malaysia Airlines Flight [...]

Comic-Con 2014: Exclusive Interview with Doug Jones on Space Command Falling Skies and More!

Fauno and Pale Man in “Pan’s Layrinth.” Abe Sapien in the “Hellboy” and “Hellboy 2.” Chochise in “Falling Skies.” You have seen Doug Jones in the past few decades playing various sort of creatures and monsters from your favorite fantasy, sci-fi or horror movie. Show More Summary

SCAD Tower Free Fall

3 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Here’s the simplest idea for a theme park ride yet. In fact, it’s not even a “ride” at all, unless you count the elevator trip up. The Sky Tower in Tivoli Friheden, Denmark, is an actual free fall, with no ropes or kill switch. Show More Summary

Stasi: Putin is acting like a thug, lying like a spy

President Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had the commercial airliner shot out of the sky to make Russia, Putin and the pro-Russian separatists look bad.

Jaguar F-Type Team Sky Edition

Automaker Jaguar is once again teamed up with the British professional cycling crew Team Sky to build the Jaguar F-Type Team Sky Edition. Built specifically for the upcoming Tour de France, the car boasts both form and function. Read the rest of the story at: Jaguar F-Type Team Sky Edition

In Peter Pilotto

Also in attendance at the Awards was socialite Niamat Bakshi who for the occasion picked a Peter Pilotto origami pleat dress. A box clutch and ankle-strap sky high heels completed the look. My first instinct was to wish for a ponytail but more I look, less I mind the hair. The less full-skirted dress was […] The post In Peter Pilotto appeared first on High Heel Confidential.

Best flight simulators and aircraft combat games for Mac

Flight simulators and aircraft combat games serve a solid niche for those of us that like to take to the skies when we're not doing other things with our computers. Here's a roundup of the top ones you can download today, with prices from free to reasonable and the focus from arcade-style action to ultra-realistic flight sim. Show More Summary

Jaguar gets on its bike with Tour de France F-Type concept

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Some say that cars and bicycles mix like sheep and cattle, and that supercars and bicycles mix like bears and sea otters. Jaguar has other ideas with the creation of a bespoke version of the F-Type Coupé for the Team Sky British professional...Show More Summary

Safeguarding Belize's barrier reef with conservation drones

Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use “eyes in the sky” to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems in what is the first use of conservation drones to monitor marine protected areas.

This Open Thread Is A Desperate Cry For Too Cute

Dear readers, do you ever have one of those weeks where you’re already ugly crying into your coffee? And yes, I’m aware that it is only like 2½ days into the week. Maybe work is a crock of crock, or your bills are sky high, or maybe everything is just blah. Whatever it is gnawing at your spirit and biting... Read More

Reporter Apologizes for Crossing ‘Boundaries of Decency’ in MH17 Report

11 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Sky News had to apologize for a report this past weekend in which reporter Colin Brazier went through the luggage of an MH17 victim. Many considered the report horrible and tasteless, and today Brazier wrote a lengthy piece in The Guardian profusely apologizing for the report.

Scientists Set New Record By Discovering the Two Most Distant Stars Ever Found in the Milky Way

In an effort test predictions for the formation of the Milky Way, Sky and Telescope tells us that Dr. John Bochanski and his team of astronomers have discovered the two most distant stars ever recorded in the Milky Way Galaxy. The discovery by Dr. Bochanski and his team is important because data gathered about the

Bats use polarized light to navigate: First mammal known to use polarization patterns in the sky to navigate

The bats use the way the sun's light is scattered in the atmosphere at sunset to calibrate their internal magnetic compass, which helps them to fly in the right direction, a new study has shown.

New York City, July 21, 2014

by Tom Scocca ? ? ? ?  There was a little light in the sky when the artificial voice built into the portable speaker began announcing, loudly and repeatedly, that its battery was dying. There was full daylight when the alarm went off. Show More Summary

The Worlds Most Scary Anti-Ride

Calling this is a ride, is like calling a rock a toy. The Sky Tower at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park in Denmark is an anti-ride. There are no rails. No safety bar. And no rope. The “ride” begins when the operator suspends the rider on their back, 100 feet up in the air by […]

MH17: Russia Sanctioned By EU, Dutch Bodies Headed Home, Plus Other New Developments

We’ve got the latest developments on MH17, the Malaysia Airlines plane shot out of the sky last week over the Eastern Ukraine, leaving 298 passengers dead. U.S. To… READ ON

One Of The Best JRPGs Comes To PC Next Week

If you read Random Encounters with any regularity, you have probably seen me obsess over The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, a wonderful role-playing game that came out for the PSP back in 2011. Read more...

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