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September 11, 2014
by M.S. Scully


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Real apple watch carves its own niche online

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Hiromichi ShojiIt turns out you don’t need $350 to own an apple watch, you just need an apple — and a paring knife.

One Japanese fan of the iPhone didn’t wait for the next big thing from Apple. Instead, Hiromichi Shoji made himself a watch.

When he tweeted photos of his creation, it became an Internet sensation, getting more than 32,000 hits from around the world in a few hours, Channel News Asia reports.

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September 7, 2014
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Has DNA finally identified Jack the Ripper?

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aaronkosminskijacktheripperBlood and semen found on a shawl has positively identified the killer who terrorized 1880s London and still haunts the popular imagination, Britain’s Mail on Sunday reports in an exclusive.

Jack the Ripper turns out to be somebody who was one of the suspects all along

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September 4, 2014
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That stinks! A little booze boosts our sense of smell

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It’s not only our social inhibitions we may lose when we drink modest amounts of booze, our sense of smell may be heightened, too, according to research led by Yaara Endevelt-Shapira of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Continue Reading →

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September 3, 2014
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Video: The bucket challenge? A few brave souls in Pa. help bear

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bucketbearOn Sunday, the plight of a young and curious black bear wandering around Clarion County with a bucket stuck on his head earned him a Facebook page.

By the next day, a few brave souls who volunteer in animal rescue decided to try to find him and free him.

They did, with a hacksaw, and posted a video on YouTube.

h/t PennLive.com

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September 3, 2014
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Second beheaded American was grandson of Holocaust survivors

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American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels  west of Misrata in 2011. jihadist video in which fellow US journalist James Foley was executed.   In the video the militant form the Islamic State (IS) threatens to kill Sotloff next if the US continues its aerial campaign against the insurgency.  (Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

American journalist Steven Sotloff (center in black helmet) talks to Libyan rebels west of Misrata in 2011. Photo by Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

How much suffering does one family have to endure?

Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who wrote for Time and Foreign Policy, didn’t “cower from danger, he flew right into it, intent on telling the stories he believed would shape history,” Danielle Berrin, a childhood friend, notes in her Hollywood Jew blog. Continue Reading →

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