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The end of the world (according to video games)

Humanity is doomed! But how exactly did it happen?. If there's one thing games love to do, it's bring about the apocalypse. Click here to read the full article

Peyton gets paid $105,000 to speak at Oklahoma State

Alabama coach Nick Saban got Peyton Manning’s time for free.  Oklahoma State had to pay a bit more. According to the Tulsa World, Manning received $105,000 for a 30-minute speech and a 30-minute question-and-answer session in Stillwater.  The money was paid by the OSU Speakers Board. So what did they get in return?  Apparently, a…

World Briefing: Viral Disease Spreads to Southeast Asia

8 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The viral disease known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has reached Asia, according to reports from Malaysia and the Philippines.

Adrianne Wadewitz, an important and rare figure in the world of Wikipedia editors and a scholar of 1

13 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Adrianne Wadewitz, an important and rare figure in the world of Wikipedia editors and a scholar of 18th-century British literature, died earlier this month from head injuries sustained during a rock climbing fall. According to Sue Gardner,...Show More Summary

The Cost & Solutions to Stress and Mental Illness in the Workplace: An Interview with Graeme Cowan

The direct cost of depression to the United States in terms of lost time at work is estimated at 172 million days yearly. According to the World Health Organization, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. Australian Graeme Cowan, who experienced a horrific five-year mental breakdown, published a report […]

10 Countries With the Fastest Netflix Speeds

According to Netflix's latest ISP Speed Index, which is released monthly, the United States has the eighth-fastest Netflix speeds in the world, clocking in at 2.2 Mbps. The Netherlands have the fastest speeds, at 3.5 Mbps, followed by...Show More Summary

Ukraine Still Lives in a Man's World, Bans All Single Russian Men From Entry

Ukraine's most famous political figure and presidential candidate (Yulia Tymoshenko) and protest collective (Femen) may be women, but according to the government in Kyiv only men pose as a formidable threat. How else do we interpretShow More Summary

World’s Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

16 hours agoNews : ABC Headlines Blog

Construction for the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder for tallest man-made construction, the...

Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife

Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford researchers. read more

Craig Sager battling leukemia according to son’s tweet

20 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

This is some sad news from the NBA media world.  Thursday night Craig Sager’s son tweeted that his father would be undergoing leukemia treatment for the next 3-4 weeks and would be away from the sidelines.  The news comes just as the NBA postseason is set to begin. Sager has been a longtime sideline reporter […]

Brazil Proposes Carbon Credits Swap

Brazil is trying to offset carbon emissions caused by the 2014 Soccer World Cup it is hosting in June by offering owners of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games, according to Reuters. Carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the events are estimated at over […]

Review: High-def recording of L.A. Phil's 'The Other Mary' is otherworldly.

The Minimalist Easter opera 'The Gospel According to the Other Mary' by John Adams is played like a revelation of a Revelation on Deutsche Grammophon. In a perfect colossally Minimalist world, where resources and rehearsal time are no...Show More Summary

In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's Notorious Traffic

Dhaka is one of the most unlivable cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, and its extreme traffic congestion contributes a lot to this fame.

North Korea reports two cases of H5N1

H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has struck two poultry producing farms in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, killing more than 46,000 birds, according to a report posted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Mussolini's Granddaughter on Ballot in Italy

The granddaughter of World War II fascist Benito Mussolini will be on the ballot in Italy's May elections. Alessandra Mussolini says she is "surprised" to hear she is a candidate but will "accept the challenge." According to,...Show More Summary

These Are The Crazy Things Americans Think Will Be Possible By 2064

A world where teleportation is possible and human organs are primarily grown in labs may only be 50 years away. At least that's what Americans think, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center has published a new study detailing how Americans see the future of technology and science. Show More Summary

1,020 fake FIFA World Cups seized by Zhejiang customs

Over one thousand gnarly-looking fake FIFA World Cups were seized by customs in Yiwu of Zheijiang province on April 16, according to Xinhua, after being discovered in shipping containers en route to Libya. [ more › ]

Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria

According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. Show More Summary

World Popular Resistance Clippings 17/4/2014

CPN-M preparing for “peoples’ revolution”: Thapa MAHENDRANAGAR: CPN-Maoist General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa said that his party is gearing up for historical revolution against status-quo and regression, that, according to him, came to rise after the second Constituent Assembly. Speaking at a press conference organised in Mahendranagar on Thursday, he said that the party has [...]

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