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Archive for December 2011

NASA Kepler Probe Finds Two Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting Star

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: World News

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found two new planets orbiting a distant sun-like star, and the researchers who made the find say these two are the size of Earth or smaller. That’s a first in the search for extraterrestrial life. If the discovery holds up under scrutiny by other scientists, it could be a very big deal. Earth-sized planets are considered [...]

Gay Couple Receives Obama Congratulations on Wedding

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Home & Family

Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz of Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to receive a letter fromPresident Barack Obama congratulating them on their marriage. (Courtesy Matt Katz)  A gay couple in Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to find a letter in their mailbox six months after their wedding congratulating them, but they were more surprised to find it was from the commander in chief. [...]

2012 End-of-the-World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Starts Today

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Popular News

The countdown to the apocalypse is on. We’re one year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendarallegedly marked as the end of an era that would reset the date to zero and signal the end of humanity. But will it? There have been many end of times predictions over the years. Christian radio [...]

See Russell Crowe’s Hot New Body

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: People

After packing on the pounds for the 2008 flick “Body of Lies,” Russell Crowe had trouble shedding the weight… until now! Learn how the actor got back in “Gladiator” shape! Plus, Vanessa Hudgens steps out sporting some interesting pants, and find out how the Kardashians spend their Khristmas!   [Read More...]

Possible UFO in Kansas mystery solved

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Residents of Cowley County, Kansas caused a sensation last week when they captured video of the military towing a concealed object on a flatbed truck down US Highway 77. It wasn’t long before a wave of speculation hit, claiming the object was a UFO. Depending on the angle from which you spotted it, the 30 foot-wide [...]

For two days, North Korea’s best-kept secret

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Popular News

SEOUL (Reuters) – When South Korean President Lee Myung-bak left on a state visit for Japan last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had been dead for about four hours, indicating that neither Seoul nor Tokyo — or Washington — had any inkling of his death. North Korean state media announced Kim’s death two days later, on Monday, apparently catching governments around [...]

Truck driver wins Lamborghini, crashes it hours later

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Thanks to a Utah convenience store’s contest, Frito-Lay truck driver David Dopp won another set of wheels last Saturday: this lime-green, 631-hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640, worth at least $200,000. Such an awesome car that will…oops, he already wrecked it.   Just a few hours after getting the keys to the V-12 powered Italian supercar named [...]

Tom Brady’s Green Dream Home

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: People

Tom Brady’s 22,000-square foot palace near Los Angeles is nearing completion, and it will make almost any environmentalist smile. Oh sure, the Patriots star will be living life like a coal baron. His new home includes eight bedrooms, six-car garage, a lagoon-shaped swimming pool with spa, a weight room and a wine cellar, reports the Boston [...]

Origin of Stonehenge rocks discovered

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: World News

Researchers in the United Kingdom have finallysolved a major piece of Stonehenge’s enduring mystery: the place of origin for some of the ancient structure’s most-famous rock formations.  The National Museum Wales and Leicester University have identified the source as Craig Rhos-y-felin, located more than 100 miles from the Stonehenge site. But this discovery, of course, just opens on to another [...]

See Fergie and Josh Duhamel’s Adorable Christmas Card!

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Entertainment

For this year’s holiday card, the spouses of nearly three years enlisted the talents of caricature artistJames Malia, who transformed the A-list stars into a sexy Mrs. Claus and a cheery snowman. Malia also included illustrations of the couple’s two dogs, Meatloaf and Zoe.   [Read More...]