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Monday, October 12, 2015

Born on September 22, 1910, the race marvel recently celebrated his 105th birthday, but shows no signs of slowing down."Today my target was 35 seconds," Hidekichi said after the race, according to Guinness. "I shed tears of disappointment because I was not in good condition. I am not satisfied with today's time. But I am satisfied that I could cross the finish line." read more

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ann Coulter just couldn't help herself.

As Pope Francis paid a visit to the White House this morning, opening his remarks to 11,000 ticketed guests by noting that immigrants helped build the United States of America, the conservative flamethrower greeted His Holiness with a series of ugly nativists tweets, claiming Pope Francis' teachings on economics are why the nation's founding fathers excluded Catholics from citizenship, seemingly excusing anti-Catholic bigotry.

Coulter's tweet was in response to one by fellow conservative commentator and Rush Limbaugh's brother, David, chiding Pope Francis for speaking out against economic inequality: read more

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A year-long Marine Corps study trying to understand how gender integration would affect combat readiness has found that all-male units were faster, more lethal and able to evacuate casualties in less time. Overall, according to a summary of the study, all-male squads performed better than mixed groups in 69 percent of the tasks evaluated. The Pentagon lifted a ban prohibiting women from serving in combat in January 2013. read more

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A supercomputer capable of detecting whether a patient will die in hospital has been developed in Boston.

Doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center claim results generated by the machine are accurate: "We can predict with almost a 96% confidence that these patients will have this probability of dying – so, the computer says you're gonna die, you're probably going to die in the next 30 days," project leader Dr Steven Horng told BBC News. read more


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