Anki Overdrive is a toy racetrack with the feel of a video game

Anki Overdrive is a vehicular combat game with one slight distinction from more familiar titles like Twisted Metal or Jak X: Combat Racing. Anki Overdrive is not a video game. Integrating concepts from popular science-fiction racing games, Anki ...

Fossil of lizard that walked on water found

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming. Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern ...

Oceans face ‘acidification crisis’

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximu

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto’s equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. lRelated NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto · Science · NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ...

Sprint, T-Mobile chiefs duke it out on Twitter

The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile locked horns Thursday in a flurry of hostile tweets, with each accusing the other of over-hyping and misrepresenting their service plans. “I am so tired of your Uncarrier bulls–t when you are worse than the other two ...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

WASHINGTON Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Ag

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

Facebook’s Internet For All Project May Involve Laser-Shooting Drones

Facebook's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday the laser communication system which will act as the bridge between the world wide web and the next billion of people living off the internet grid.

Damian Lillard making trip to LA hoping to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge to stay …

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) lays in the ball as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Memphis Grizzlies in game 3 of the NBA playoffs on April 25, 2015, in Portland. Bruce Ely / Staff. Bruce Ely | The Oregonian/OregonLive · Print Email.

Johnson: St. Louis remains the one that got away from Flames

Martin St. Louis, right, signs the jersey of young hockey player Austin Cowley in June 2000. Later that summer, he was released from the Flames and went on to a Hall of Fame-calibre career with Tampa Bay and New York. Lorraine Hjalte / Calgary H

Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has 

Cardinals Fire Rising Front-Office Star Amid Hacking Investigation

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into a breach of the Houston Astros' database, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their scouting director, Chris Correa, who once worked under Jeff Luhnow before Luhnow left the Cardinals to be Houston's ...

Rafael Nadal loses his edge on grass courts

WIMBLEDON, England — After having reached the final here in five consecutive appearances in the last decade, Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth consecutive loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked outside the top 100. It begs the question: Is Nadal done on ...

Sources: LaMarcus Aldridge, Lakers to meet again; Heat join fray

Highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will take a second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers and will have dinner with Pat Riley of the Miami Heat, sources told Aldridge's meeting with the Lakers will focus on just talking basketball

Jared Dudley traded to Wizards from Bucks

After losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, the Washington Wizards reached a deal to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks, two people familiar with deal told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity ...

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat reach one-year, $20 million deal

Dwyane Wade and the Heat agreed to a new contract on Thursday that arguably gives the team the best backcourt in the Eastern Conference. News of Wade's deal for one year at $20 million came one day after the Heat locked up point guard Goran Dragic ...

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

Paper that won’t publish Mohammed cartoons oddly okay with Pope portrait …

That's great, but neither were the Charlie Hebdo cartoons. Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was murdered in the January terror attack, wrote a book (published posthumously) that criticized France for scapegoating Muslims immigrants for t

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

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University