Survey: American Religious Knowledge Lacking

A recently conducted survey has revealed that Americans in general do not have a good grasp of basic religious knowledge. Among those who participated, atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions. Released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on Tuesday, the survey aimed… Keep Reading


Canadian Blogger Sentenced to 19 Years in Iranian Court

A famous Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakhshan, was spared the death penalty and instead sentenced to 19.5 years in prison for charges including spreading propaganda, insulting Islamic thought, and co-operation with hostile countries. Derakhshan, 35, has been affectionately referred to as “the blogfather” in Iran, due to his popular blogging software and instructions on how to… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Urine Tests Reveal Genetic Differences in Sense of Smell

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A. – Scientists at the Monell Center have recently published results from a study that made use of individual differences to explain a genetic contribution to our sense of smell. According to the report, not all people are able to detect a distinct, sulfurous odor in their urine after eating asparagus and it was… Keep Reading


RIM Unveils iPAD Competition with PlayBook Tablet

NEW YORK – Research in Motion, maker of the popular smart phone giant BlackBerry, recently announced the PlayBook – a tablet computer aimed at challenging the iPad in the that market. The tablet arena has so far been dominated by the Apple iPad, but due to its enormous growth potential many companies are slowly trying… Keep Reading


iPhone 4 Launches in UAE and Qatar without FaceTime

The newest iPhone 4 has just launched over the weekend in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. However, buyers got a shock when they discovered that the popular FaceTime feature could not be performed on their iPhone’s front-facing cameras. According to local media, phones sold at UAE carriers Etisalat and Du, as well as those… Keep Reading


NATO Choppers Enter Pakistan Pursuing Insurgents

N.A.T.O. attack helicopters from Afghanistan crossed over into Pakistan territory in pursuit of insurgents over the past week. There was an exchange of fire during the incident and 49 people were reportedly killed. Although U.S. Maj. Michael Johnson states that crossing the border did not violate the International Security Assistance Force rules of engagement, Pakistan… Keep Reading


‘Octomom’ Sells Family Photos, Collectibles at Yard Sale

Mother of the famous octuplets, Nadya “Octomom” Suleman, held a yard sale earlier this week at her La Habra residence in California. According to media who attended, the public’s response was overwhelming with more than 150 people showed up by as early as 10:30 am on a Saturday morning. Nadya Suleman told the Orange County… Keep Reading


Segway Company Owner Dies in Segway Accident

Police in England have confirmed that the millionaire owner of Segway, James Heselden, was involved in a fatal accident that apparently involved one of his own 2 wheeled vehicles. According to the authorities, Heselden’s body was pulled from the River Wharfe in northern England on Sunday. In addition, police said that a Segway-type vehicle was… Keep Reading


U.S. Navy Confirmed Helicopters Took a Dip in Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA – U.S. authorities are currently investing a case of two Navy choppers dipping into the waters of Lake Tahoe, a popular tourist spot in California. The MH-60 Romeo helicopters had apparently hovered just a few feet above the lake before righting themselves and flying off to a nearby airport. A video… Keep Reading


Katy Perry Banned from Sesame Street (Video)

Katy Perry’s scheduled appearance on the popular children’s TV show, Sesame Street, has stirred up a new debate on whether or not the pop star is too sexy for young fans. The 25 year old singer was due to appear on the show to perform a music video based on her hit song “Hot N… Keep Reading

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