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UFO hacker Gary McKinnon charges dropped

Officials in Britain have opted to drop all charges after a legal battle lasting more than a decade. Asperger’s Syndrome sufferer Gary McKinnon’s extr…

Company offers $1.5 billion Moon trips

A new company headed by two ex-NASA officials hopes to provide flights before the decade is out. Talk of a manned Moon mission has intensified lately …

Europe and China may conduct joint missions

European astronauts could be hitching a lift in to space aboard Chinese rockets within a decade. The European Space Agency typically conducts joint op…

Man has fork in stomach for 10 years

A man hospitalised with stomach pains was found to have had a 9-inch fork lodged inside him for a decade. Lee Gardner was rushed to hospital after suf…

Commercial space flights to generate $1.6B ?

Suborbital space trips could generate as much as $1.6 billion within the first decade of operations. Space tourism accounts for 80% of demand for subo…

Epic Desk Doodle From The 90s

As the young’ns become slightly older’ns, and a new decade fad replaces the old, our popular interest sights are set upon the 1990s, a time of Bush/Clinton, Nicktoons and Cross Colours (which some kids felt the need to wear backwards, thanks to flash-in-the-pan kid rap act Kris Kross). This massive desk doodle seems to sum it [...]

The Number of the Day: 1 in 11

At your typical American shopping mall, one in every 11 stores is currently empty — the highest vacancy rate in a decade. Related Link: The stories behind 20 mall staples. [Sources: The Week and TIME. See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]

Give Me an A! Grade Inflation at U.S. Colleges

I’ve got some bad news for you. All those A’s and B’s you received in college that made your parents so proud and boosted your self-esteem? Well—they were bogus (sort of). A new Economix blog post by Catherine Rampell of the New York Times discusses a recent study on grade inflation at U.S. colleges since [...]

Man Amputates Hand for Bionic One

It has to be the toughest decision anyone could make, but a man has decided to voluntarily amputate his hand. However this looks like a better alternative as he is going to replace his damaged limb with a bionic one. An Austrian man has voluntarily had his hand amputated so he can be fitted with a [...]

ESP experiments conducted over 10 years

Evidence collected from over a decade of experiments allegedly bolster the idea that ESP exists. Professor Daryl Bem believes the results suggest that…