The Air Force’s Secret Hypersonic Glider Flew So Fast Its Skin Fell Off [Airplanes]

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Last summer, the Pentagon’s Falcon HTV-2 glider—which the Air Force says can fly from New York to LA in under 12 minutes, disappeared. Nobody knew why! Now we know why: it went so fast it ripped itself apart. More »


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Coach fired after just 2 days on the job in Brazil

Associated Press Sports updated 2:29 p.m. ET Feb. 16, 2012 SAO PAULO (AP) -Just two days after introducing their new coach, a Brazilian club has fired him. Coach Nem was officially introduced by third-division side XV de Jau to fans and local media on Monday. He was let go after the team’s 3-1 loss to [...]

Maria Menounos' favorite diet tip

Girl Crush:?Maria Menounos Can hot water help youlose weight? Want to learn a diet secret that Maria Menounos relies on to stay in shape? Our favorite Extra host and Girl Crush for February says her key to keeping that “awe-mazing” figure isn?t brutal dieting or workout regimes. It?s simply drinking hot water. Heat [...]

Bigup to Brent Rose, The Crime-Fighting Tech Writer [Heroes]

Tech writers often get a rap for being shy wimpy nerds. And, you know, a lot of us are. But not Brent Rose, our space-reporting, booze-hacking, Android-love-espousing, (frequently found cross-dressing) actor-cum-writer from Berkeley, CA. While riding his bike through Prospect Park last night, Brent stopped a group of four jerks from mugging a solitary citizen. [...]

Report cites fracking-related activities as potential suspect in minor quakes

The rate of minor earthquakes from Colorado to Ohio has quickened in the past decade. But the report doesn’t make a direct link between fracking and quakes, notes an Interior official. Federal research scientists are linking the deep underground injection of waste water from oil and gas exploration to a major increase in minor earthquakes [...]

In the Kitchen with Tori Avey | San Diego Jewish Journal

By Tori Avey My friend Etti Hadar descends from a Polish Jewish family. Her maternal ancestors, the Levins, lived in the Pinsk region of Poland (now considered Belarus) in a small town called Luninets. While researching her ancestry, Etti found a 280-page memoir written by her late uncle, Dov Shimon ?Beraleh? Levin. Dov grew up [...]