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  • Lawro’s predictions v Death in Paradise
    By on January 10, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson is taking on Death in Paradise stars Don Warrington and Kris Marshall.


  • Researchers: Rats Didn’t Spread Black Death, Humans Did
    By on March 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    concertina226 (2447056) writes “Scientists studying the human remains of plague victims found during excavations for London’s new Crossrail train line have concluded that humans spread the Black Death rather than rats, a fact that could rewrite history books. University of Keele scientists, working together with Crossrail’s lead archaeologist Jay Carver and osteologists from the Museum of London, analyzed the bones and teeth of 25 skeletons dug up (more…)

  • Las Vegas Hotel Vdara an Accidental Death Ray
    By on September 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    evanism writes “A hotel in Las Vegas is accidentally designed to be a massive parabolic dish that focuses the suns rays into a death ray! Burns hair, plastic and causes pain.” It apparently lasts for several minutes during afternoons of bright sunlight, but if you need to perform science on it, you better hurry since they plan to ruin/fix it.

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Former Marine, Stabbed to Death by British Kickboxer
    By on August 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A manhunt is now underway to find British kickboxer, Lee Aldhouse, who police say followed the Purple Heart recipient back to his hotel and ambushed him outside his hotel room, stabbing him several times in the chest and ultimately killing him.


  • How Death Rally Got Ported
    By on August 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Last year, I got the opportunity to port Remedy Entertainment’s Death Rally to modern platforms off its original MS-DOS sources. I wrote an article about the porting process for Game Developer magazine, and now I’ve posted the text of the article for general consumption. ‘The source software platform was DOS, Watcom C, and some Dos4GW-style DOS extender. The extender basically meant you could use more than 640k of memory, (more…)

  • Xbox 360 slims shut down to prevent Red Ring of Death
    By on June 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Its a well known fact that for the first few years of the Xbox 360, the platform was marked by constant hardware failure when the infamous ‘Red Rind of Death’ used to start flashing on the console. Now it seems that the 360 slim will actually be having the same issue.


  • Remembering the Inspiring Jimmy V 17 Years After Death
    By on May 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jim Valvano passed away 17 years ago yesterday. His memory, his foundation, and his words – “Don’t give up; don’t ever give up” – still live on and inspire today.


  • Death of QB Brees’ Mother Ruled a Suicide
    By on November 25, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Grand County coroner Brenda Bock concluded this week that the 59-year-old Mina Brees, who died August 7th, died of a prescription drug overdose and ruled the death a suicide. Brees is the mother of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees


  • Greek team Olympiakos exits U.S. amid alleged death threats
    By on October 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    While Olympiakos lost both of its exhibition games against NBA teams this week, the Greek basketball club was on the verge of escaping the U.S. Tuesday with its uniforms and other property amid an allegation of a death threat.


  • 8 Death-Defying Helmet Cam Videos
    By on October 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A tip of the hat goes out to those people who have the cojones to strap a camera to their heads and document their flirtations with death just so the rest of us can live, vicariously, on the edge. The truth is that helmet cam video footage is the closest a lot of us will ever get to base-jumping, attempting a motorcycle wheelie, or getting stuck in