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Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

The South African anti-apartheid activist died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness, said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He passed peacefully,” said Mr. Zuma in a state address. “This is a moment of our deepest sorrow. Our nation has lost its greatest son.” Mandela has being treated for the past three months in a Pretoria hospital for a ... Read More »

Adorable Olinguito is first carnivore found in Western Hemisphere in 35 years

Adorable Olinguito is first carnivore found in Western Hemisphere in 35 years

For all of modern history, a small, carnivorous South American mammal in the raccoon family has evaded the scientific community. Untold thousands of these red, furry creatures scampered through the trees of the Andean cloud forests, but they did so at night, hidden by dense fog. Nearly two dozen preserved samples—mostly skulls or furs— were mislabeled in museum collections across ... Read More »

Fast & Furious crew in tribute to Paul Walker (VIDEO)

Fast & Furious crew in tribute to Paul Walker

Universal Studios released “A Tribute to Paul Walker” on YouTube Wednesday. The video showcases Walker’s memorable scenes from “Fast and Furious” and has since received more than one million views. Fans remembering the actor, who died in a Saturday car crash, left more than 9,000 comments on the tribute. Read More »

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Reviews : Singer gets lost in her mind

Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Reviews

Lady Gaga’s “Artpop” has serious artistic pretentions, right from the album’s title and cover: a Jeff Koons statue of the star with a Botticelli montage. Gaga has described the album as “a celebration and a poetic musical journey.” Yeah, right. Well, at least “Artpop” — out on Nov. 11 and already leaked online — is more ambitious than its predecessors. Read More »

Barry Bonds Selling Beverly Hills House for $25 million (PHOTO)

Barry Bonds Selling Beverly Hills House for $25 million

Barry Bonds put his estate in the gated Beverly Park community on the market for $25 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The colossal estate is a home run: The seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom home sits on 1.85 acres and boasts a music room, theater, wine room, gym, spa and elevator. There’s also a pool, a basketball court, a guesthouse and a ... Read More »

Department of agriculture loans plan from USDA to aid rural consumers

Department of agriculture loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to make $250 million in low-interest loans available to retrofit residences and businesses in rural communities to improve their energy efficiency, the agency announced Wednesday. Through the Energy Efficiency and Loan Conservation Program, the USDA will make the money available to rural energy cooperatives, which in turn will offer loans to business and residential ... Read More »

Singer Britney Spears on kissing Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake in the Mickey Mouse (VIDEO)

Britney spears

Bust out your all denim, Britney Spears just gave the cutest quotes about Justin Timberlake ever! Okay, so we’ve sadly accepted that Justin is married, and Brit’s in a great relationship… but we’re still pulling for Britney and Justin to happen; and on a Dec. 3 appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Brit reaffirmed our belief that it’s always been ... Read More »