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"Slime worlds" may prove excellent targets for the search for extraterrestrial life, according to new calculations. The research suggests future space missions may be able to detect the signature of microbial life around as many as 200 nearby stars.

Web usability expert Jakob Nielsen predicts that more people will live in rural settings, with technology enabling them to do almost anything they like, be it work or play, without leaving their homes.

Russell Simmons and Abe Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, are battling over Minister Louis Farrakhan and Malik Shabazz's affiliation with the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March in D.C.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to driving skills.


Adam, Kimberly, John, Josh, and Lynn make up This Is A Gang And I'm In It.


The one or two fans of UK cuisine out there may enjoy a super-sized Scotch Egg made with an ostrich ovum.

Two cats using a toilet

Dead Monkey Comics presents a little animation on what actually happens when you open those "Want a bigger penis?" emails. It's not pretty, but it's funny.


"Their dirty little secret is the repetitive strain injuries. Starbucks is not some old-world European coffeehouse. We face an extraordinary demand every day, while an epidemic of understaffing requires us to work at lightning speed."

-- Daniel Gross, who is trying to unionize Starbucks employees on Madison Avenue

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