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    What's Up With This Bizarre Major League Baseball Play?

    30th August 2014 22:30

    In a Major League Baseball game on Friday night, the Dodgers pulled one of the most bizarre-looking strategic moves you'll see. Just look at the screenshot, aboveWhat is going on there? Basically, it's a baseball strategy called the infield shift — but taken to an extreme that looks odd to even the most seasoned baseball observer See also: Absurdity at USC: How Did Josh Shaw's Bogus Story Get Out? The infield shift typically moves a defensive player over to the…

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    Michael Sam Cut by Rams, But His Story's Not Over

    30th August 2014 21:40

    Michael Sam became the first openly gay player picked in the National Football League Draft this May. In August, he became the first openly gay player to play in a pre-season game, performing well. But the St. Louis Rams cut Sam on Saturday just before the start of the NFL regular season, so making more history will have to wait The Rams announced the move on Saturday afternoon, the deadline for teams to finalize their 53-man rosters before the 2014…

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    Pakistani Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters as They March Toward PM's House

    30th August 2014 21:20

    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters, as they tried to march toward the prime minister's home in the capital on Saturday, blanketing the route with clouds of white smoke and scattering demonstrators. Police also fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, injuring some protesters, and at least a dozen were taken to a nearby hospital, police said. See also: In Pictures, Pakistani Protesters March on Parliament The march's leaders, cricket-legend-turned politician Imran Khan and anti-government…

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    New Drug Makes Strides in Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says

    30th August 2014 20:51

    Researchers announced on Saturday an experimental drug that significantly reduces the negative effects of heart failureSome are calling it "one of the biggest potential advances" against the disease in more than 10 years. Currently called LCZ696, the drug is being developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. A release from Novartis suggested that LCZ696 cut the risk of death and hospitalization from heart failure by a fifth, and measurably improved…

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    Cosplayer's Groot Costume Is Amazingly Impressive

    30th August 2014 18:57

    You aren't Groot, this guy is. Lee Hurley, a sculptor attending Dragon Con in Atlanta, has created a perfect and totally wearable Groot costume. At a convention renowned for excellent cosplay, Hurley is standing out like, you know, a tree. See also: How to Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot Hurley told Mashable in a Facebook message that he's been constructing the costume for approximately three months, well before Guardians of the Galaxy was even released in theaters. So far,…

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    Apple Wins Patent on Transparent Cube Store Design

    30th August 2014 18:33

    Those dreams of massive cities full of beautiful Apple store-style glass cube buildings? They've been officially been smashed Apple has won a patent on its glass cube building design, effectively guaranteeing that the only see-through cube buildings you'll see in U.S. cities — at least the ones that look like Apple stores — will be property of Apple See also: 14 Tiny Houses That Make Simple Living Stylish Discovered by Apple Insider, the patent document reveals that the design patent,…

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    15 Big Dogs T-Shirts That Typify '90s Dad Humor

    30th August 2014 18:30

    If you can't handle dad humor, stay out of this post This hacky joke formula was gold back in the '90s, and was solidified after being tacked onto an XL Big Dogs tee See also: 100 Terrible Band Names That Should Never Leave the Garage You haven't forgotten about those, right? As a refresher: Each t-shirt offered a catchphrase that someone — probably a dude with a soul patch — dreamt up in a hazy poker room between cigar puffs.…

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    U.S. Marine Corps Bulldog Chesty Gets Promoted to Corporal, Is Good Boy

    30th August 2014 17:57

    The U.S. Marine Corps' top dog (in the literal sense) has been promoted to the rank of corporal following a ceremony in Washington on Friday. Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, promoted Chesty XIV from lance corporal. Amos told onlookers that Chesty had "grown into the job in more ways than one," The Wall Street Journal reported, likely a backhanded compliment referring to the bulldog's recent purported weight gain. Read more... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs…

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    5 Can't-Miss Apps: 'Cookie Monster's Challenge' and More

    30th August 2014 17:30

    With the launch of Instagram's newest standalone app and news that the iPhone 6 and long-rumored iWatch's unveilings are both imminent, you may have overlooked some of the week's best new apps. Luckily, Mashable creates a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps, so you won't miss out. See also: 9 Excellent Apps For Discovering New Things This week's list includes the latest app out of the Sesame Street Workshop, an updated NFL mobile app and a…

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    Watch the Made in America Music Festival Live Stream in 1 Easy Step

    30th August 2014 17:27

    Eighty acts, two cities and one Labor Day weekend full of music — that's what you'll see during the Made in America festival live stream on Saturday and Sunday. Streaming live simultaneously from Philadelphia and Los Angeles, the 3-year-old festival curated by Jay Z will be available to watch on Budweiser's festival website. See also: Broken Ribs Won't Stop Kings of Leon, But Tears May Fall at Concert "The live stream will allow users to toggle between Philly and L.A.…