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Vulcan and Cerberus win online poll to name Pluto’s smallest moons

via LA Times “The people have spoken, and they would like the two smallest moons of Pluto to be named Vulcan and Cerberus. Vulcan was the only candidate with more than 100,000 votes. In fact, it blew away the rest of the field with 174,062 votes from people all over the world. The biggest fan … Continue reading

Court takes up question of arrestee DNA sampling

“A man wearing a hat and scarf and brandishing a gun had raped and robbed a 53-year-old woman in her home and then vanished into the night. Almost six years later, Alonzo King was arrested in a nearby county and charged with felony second-degree assault. Taking advantage of a Maryland law that allowed DNA tests … Continue reading

Penn State Football Slammed With NCAA Sanctions

Penn State Football Slammed With NCAA Sanctions “No death penalty. More like slow death. Wiped out in the record book. Wiped out in the wallet. Wiped out in the ability to recruit, and keep what it already has. Penn State got slammed by the NCAA on Monday in every way. The governing body of college … Continue reading

Survey: 30% of meat eaters won’t date a vegetarian

Survey: 30% of meat eaters won’t date a vegetarian.

The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care About the God Particle. And, Sadly, Why You Don’t

The Higgs Boson: Why You Should Care About the God Particle. And, Sadly, Why You Don’t.

Actor Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Actor Ernest Borgnine dies at 95

Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools”

Texas GOP Declares: “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ in Texas Public Schools”.

What are you willing to do for some good-good-lovin’?

It might be time for a move. The folks over at RealAge have released a list of the top 10 cities for the best sex in the United States. And, as if we need any more reasons to get down in the dirty-nasty, they let us know about the health benefits of sex too. The … Continue reading

Monday Musings: E-protesting, change with a click of the mouse

A few years ago I wrote a story about e-protesting and how it would never have the same effect as people in the streets.  I waxed poetic on the time-honored tradition of Americans piling into the streets toting signs with catchy slogans.  I interviewed an activist from the era of Vietnam protests who swore kids … Continue reading