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A sartorial smackdown

A man demonstrates a T-shirt as he takes part in a campaign organized by activists of pro-Kremlin patriotic movements in central Moscow, September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

A man demonstrates a T-shirt as he takes part in a campaign organized by activists of pro-Kremlin patriotic movements in central Moscow, September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

The other American apparel controversy

Russians swap t-shirts with U.S. logos for pro-Moscow attire in response to western sanctions.

 

Video:  Russians, Americans clearly need their space

The International Space Station brings together geopolitical foes.

 

Just don’t text and drive. Not ever, not with anything.

Using the wearable Google Glass to text and drive is just as dangerous as texting and driving on a phone, a new study shows.

 

A slimy villain

An Oregon regatta is cancelled after toxic blue algae crops up in the Willamette River.

 

Yes, time is on your side

It may be tedious — but spending more time preparing meals could mean a healthier diet, a new study shows.

Raise a glass!

A waitress carries mugs of beer during the opening day of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich September 20, 2014. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the Oktoberfest, which starts today and runs until October 5.                REUTERS/Michael Dalder

A waitress carries liters of Bavarian beer during the opening day of the 181st Oktoberfest in Munich on September 20, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Un-happy hour? 

As beer prices rise, Germany’s waitresses risk seeing smaller tips this Oktoberfest in Munich.

Start your office pool now

A Reuters analysis looks at the likely candidates for the Nobel Prize.

Which superhero handles student loans?

More into Thor than Thoreau? Then University of Baltimore’s new course “Media Genres: Media Marvels,” which focuses on pulp comic book heroes, may be for you.

Why steal a car when you can eat one?

Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Video: This is way more entertaining than The Hampton Classic

Yaks and their charges gather in a remote region of Pakistan for a friendly polo match.

 

But some animals are less friendly

A white tiger at an Indian zoo mauls a visitor to death after he climbed into its enclosure.

 

But let’s not dwell on catastrophe – T.V. already does that

A study shows that television news may put too much emphasis on disasters like floods and extreme weather when discussing climate change.

Protests, a lawsuit and maybe a cocktail when you’re done

Police scuffle with protesters during the 'Flood Wall Street' demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York on September 22, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Police scuffle with protesters during the ‘Flood Wall Street’ demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York on September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The 300,000 protesters were a clue

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he notices a ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change.

 

Next up: Grand Theft Giuliani

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is suing over his depiction in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” The unlikely co-counsel appearing for the video game’s makers: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Things are heating up

Demonstrators in animal costumes walk in the "People's Climate March" in central London September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Demonstrators in animal costumes walk in the “People’s Climate March” in central London September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Gallery: A heated protest

An international day of action on climate change and global warming drew protesters across the globe.

 

Putting the ‘app’ in ‘collapsed roof’

New phone applications can help with remodeling and repairing homes.

 

Video: Yes, but how many Riddlers are there?

A group of 542 men dressed as Batman set a Guinness World Record.

 

Should have tried Madame Tussauds

A lawyer finds herself in hot water after photoshopping celebrities into pictures with her and publishing them on her site’s “publicity” section.

Taking the ‘retire’ out of ‘retirement’

  The sun rises over the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires

The sun rises over the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Florida? Please.

Bucking the usual retirement trends, one couple decides to sell their house and travel the world instead.

 

Like the Nobel prizes, just more entertaining

Banana peels, pork strips and humans in polar bear suits are among the “scientific” topics to showcase at this year’s “Ig Nobel” comedic prizes.

Hands-free flying, ghost diving and an armpit auto crash

  Screengrab/Reuters

Screengrab/Reuters

Video: Taking hands-free to new heights

Steering a plane with your brain? Scientists say their new technology could make it possible.

 

No, it’s not the Black Pearl

Divers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait seek out so-called “forgotten ghost ships.”

 

Video: The other British rivalry going on

And you thought Scotland was getting all the attention this week? Elsewhere in the kingdom, Brits commemorate an old rivalry with a black pudding tossing contest.

Up, up and away!

Astronaut Mike Hopkins as he participates in the second of two spacewalks which took place on December 24, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Astronaut Mike Hopkins as he participates in the second of two spacewalks which took place on December 24, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Gallery: Gimme some space!

Reuters compiles a collection of stunning images from the International Space Station.

 

Actually, on third thought…

They deactivated him; they reactivated him. And now, the Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely amid allegations of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Bison, goldfish, bats and mice all catch a break

A bison emerges after swimming across the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A bison emerges after swimming across the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

No bison burgers for dinner

Conservationists petition to halt the killing of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

 

Video: No sushi, either

A 10-year-old pet goldfish undergoes surgery to remove a tumor from its brain.

 

Frankenmouse

Scientists successfully splice a human brain gene into some mice.

 

Head’s up

Congress mandates NASA to find 90 percent of dangerous asteroids nearby. NASA, sadly, seems likely to fall short of this goal.

Algae: It’s smarter than we are

A man stands beside the algae-covered coastline of Qingdao, Shandong province, June 26, 2014. Picture taken June 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer

A man stands beside the algae-covered coastline of Qingdao, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Algae: 1, Humans: 0

While climate change continues to baffle humans, marine algae has found a way to evolve during global warming.

 

But it really prefers to be called ‘Ed,’ thanks

“Edouard” is the year’s first major hurricane of the Atlantic season.

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