Bad news for arachnophobes! Spiders can ‘sail across water like ships’

Researchers at the spider lab at Nottingham University have found that spiders are able to travel across water like ships, using their legs as sails and silk as an anchor, according to new research. They are already known to be able to use their silk

‘Square’ seahorse tails can inspire future ‘armored’ robots

A new research has suggested that cylindrical tail of seahorse, which is organized into square prisms and surrounded by bony plates connected by joints, can inspire the future technological breakthrough in robotics. By: ANI | July 3, 2015 5:42 pm.

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

‘That Is Not Racist’: Hollywood Actor Who Called Justice Clarence Thomas a …

After shocking fans and foes, alike, with his harsh comments about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, actor and activist George Takei took to Facebook on Thursday night to defend his use of the word “blackface,” while further rebuking the African ...

Latest hack of US government personnel data worries Washington

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has exposed millions of Americans working for the US federal ...

Barack Obama gets his groove back

Washington (CNN) Barack Obama is hanging as loose as the pinky and thumb salute of his native Hawaii. With his White House on a roll and his place in history solidifying by the day after a series of important policy victories, he's letting America

False prophets spin scare stories about same-sex marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court's affirmation of a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry has set off an explosion of fear-mongering among conservative pundits, radio preachers and religious lobbyists. Devout people have the right to believ

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

Pamela Geller Files Lawsuit To Get Muhammad Cartoons on D.C Metro

Pamela Geller has been unapologetic for her anti-Islamic stance ever since achieving public recognition after the American Freedom Defense Initiative came under attack for holding a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest. On Wednesday, Geller continued he

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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BP Oil Spill Cartoons

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Vintage Highland Village gets a ‘lifestyle’ remake

Jimmy Fowler founded Highland Village in 1972 and for two generations it maintained its niche as a premier high-end shopping place in Jackson. “Curated,” is the term that Lou Masiello uses to describe how Fowler and his son-in-law, Guy Boyle, manage

Video: Riding Sydney’s Northern Beaches – The Aussie Lifestyle

DHaRCO teamed up with Sean Anderson to release an edit showing the lifestyle and riding in Sydney, Australia. We rented a house near our home on the Northern Beaches, and hit up our favourite local trails. The video is about life - work hard, play

Gruppo Campari, Eataly Enter Global Partnership Promoting Italian Lifestyle

SAN FRANCISCO (July 1, 2015) – Gruppo Campari, with its iconic Italian drinks portfolio, has announced a global partnership with high-end Italian food market Group Eataly, to promote the Italian lifestyle around the world. Eataly, who prides itself

Lifestyle briefs (July 3, 2015)

First Friday event set for Murphys. Join the Murphys Community Club at its First Friday in the Park event at 5:30 p.m. today at Murphys Community Park, located on Algiers Street in downtown Murphys. Grover Anderson and Jill Warren will be perfo

Ellen DeGeneres Adds ‘Lifestyle Guru’ To Her Resume, Wants You To Buy A …

It seems like most celebrities either launch a lifestyle brand or start a clothing line these days. Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon and Melissa McCarthy have all done one or the other and now we can another name to the list -- Elle

New Balance Launches Lifestyle Sneakers With High-Tech Elements

The New Balance Lifestyle collection will soon boast a few new features. On July 1, the casual line — a division of the Boston-based athletic brand — will release updates to some of its most popular styles. And for the first time, they wi

Kim Kardashian About To Unveil A New Lifestyle Blog?

Kim didn't share much about her upcoming venture, but if we had our way, it'd have to be a lifestyle blog to teach us all about living life to the fullest. Are you going to subscribe to her site once it launches?? [Image via Kim Kardashian/Instagr