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    ISIS militants bulldoze ancient archaeological site in Iraq

    5th March 2015 23:42

    Islamic State militants have "bulldozed" the ancient Nimrud archaeological site, which dates back to the 13th century BCE, near the northern city of Mosul according to Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Nimrud, located on the banks of the Tigris River, 18 miles southeast of Mosul, is one of the world's most important Assyrian archaeological sites, but has been been threatened by looting and damage since the United States-led invasion in 2003. See also: The ISIS campaign to erase history…

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    'Oops, I Did It Again' without music will make your ears bleed

    5th March 2015 23:25

    Few sounds can drive a person to madness: a dripping faucet, nails on a chalk board, Britney Spears in a leather catsuit. If you're a big Britney Spears fan, listening to her single "Oops, I Did It Again" is just a fun, Throwback Thursday experience until some sociopath takes out the music and all you're left with is the stroke-inducing sound of screeching fake leather. And if you're not a Britney Spears fan, there has never been any hope for…

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    Developers divided over virtual reality at gaming conference

    5th March 2015 23:11

    In a sea of booths, tethered smartphones and developers at this week's Game Developers Conferences (GDC) in San Francisco, virtual reality had another “moment." Virtually everywhere you looked, VR reared its headSony showed off an updated version of its headset, Project Morpheus, due out the first half of next year. Smartphone maker HTC trotted out a headset called Vive for a holiday 2015 release Meanwhile, Oculus demoed the latest Rift prototype called Crescent Bay. Less than 10 yards away from…

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    Fan-made live-action 'Legend of Zelda' makes Hyrule look like Westeros

    5th March 2015 23:04

    Hyrule has never looked so intense. Rumors are circulating about a possible live-action Legend of Zelda series coming to Netflix, so gamer fans PlayerPiano created an impressive teaser trailer for the show. With all that glorious scenery and epic music makes Link look like he's on a quest to King's Landing rather than Castletown. 'Oops, I Did It Again' without music will make your ears bleed There's simply no topping this musical Bar Mitzvah invite Goat dressed as Elsa is…

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    Water once covered one-fifth of Mars, new research shows

    5th March 2015 22:45

    New maps of water in the atmosphere of Mars reveal that the Red Planet might once have had enough to cover up to a fifth of the planet, researchers say. Further research to refine these maps could help guide the quest to identify underground reservoirs on Mars, the scientists added. A new NASA video describes the ancient ocean on Mars. Although the Martian surface is now cold and dry, there is plenty of evidence suggesting that rivers, lakes and seas…

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    12 essential places in Britain for book lovers

    5th March 2015 22:41

    LONDON — Britain has been home to a formidable number of writers over the centuries, and offers numerous literary spots as a result. Add in a decent smattering of libraries and an encouraging number of independent bookshops, and the country makes for a book lover's dream destination. See also: 12 amazing places to visit in Britain in 2015 Here are a few of our favourites: Image: TumblrHay-on-Wye, Wales Image: Mike Kemp/CorbisThe tiny Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye is brimming with bookshops,…

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    Toronto tunnel digger reveals identity, confirms it was a man cave

    5th March 2015 22:26

    TORONTO — The person responsible for Toronto's much-discussed mystery tunnel has finally come forward. His name is Elton McDonald, and he's a 22-year-old construction worker who describes himself as the "main digger" behind an elaborate 34-foot-long chamber that set the city abuzz and puzzled police last week See also: Toronto police perplexed by mystery tunnel found under city "I just want people to know that I meant no harm at all," McDonald told The Toronto Sun in an interview on…

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    Goat dressed as Elsa is the next logical step in the 'Frozen' phenomenon

    5th March 2015 22:20

    You might think there are no innovative Frozen tributes left, but there's always room for goats This regal goat is a vision swaddled in layers of blue tulle and rocking a long, blonde braid. The barnyard Elsa has a slightly different vocal style than Idina Menzel, but the impassioned bleats are still deeply inspirational. 'Oops, I Did It Again' without music will make your ears bleed Fan-made live-action 'Legend of Zelda' makes Hyrule look like Westeros There's simply no topping…

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    'The Daily Show' fave Samantha Bee leaving to host her own TBS series

    5th March 2015 22:14

    We could have predicted this was coming Just more than a week after The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones announced he was leaving the program to run a show at TBS, his wife and fellow Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee has announced that she, too, is exiting the Comedy Central program. See also: Replacing Jon Stewart won't be easy, but Twitter users are having fun speculating The twist? Her next stop is hosting her own satirical current events series But...…

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    Facebook, Google, Apple and others urge Supreme Court to back gay marriage

    5th March 2015 21:46

    Big business thinks gay marriage is good business. Nearly 400 companies have signed on to an amicus brief uring the Supreme Court to support gay marriage ahead of a hearing on the issue scheduled for late April. See also: If you think interviewing for a job is hard, try doing it pregnant The list of companies includes household names like Coca-Cola, Barnes & Noble, Comcast and Delta as well as tech heavyweights like Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter, just to…