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Brooks HaysAUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The presence of a third option acts as a "decoy effect," inspiring a female frog to consistently select the less attractive of the two original options.
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Boeing Introduces Portable Laser Weapon Capable Of Destroying Drones
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Ben Carson Employs Cylon Logic Against Women
Oh Ben Carson, continuing to say the most foul things in soft-spoken tones so you don’t notice he’s an asshole. “There is no war on women,” he said at a recent Arkansas campaign event. “There may be a war on what’s insi
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Britney Spears To Present Award At Sunday's VMAs
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Chelsea Handler Flashes Underwear In New Photo
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Officials: Both Slain Virginia Journalists Died Of Gunshot Wound To Head
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Official: Virginia News Crew Shooter's Gun Was Purchased Legally
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Federal Judge Cites John Oliver In Her Ruling Against Guam In Tax Refund Case
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WATCH: Scarborough Tells Trump In 2010 To Stop Impersonating Asians
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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
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Trump Lead Grows, Clinton Slips: Poll
Billionaire Donald Trump extended his lead yet again atop the Republican presidential field, with front-running Democrat Hillary Clinton slipping and Vice President Joe Biden faring better than her against Republicans, poll results revealed Thursday. Trum
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Majority Of Women On Adultery Website Ashley Madison Were Fake: Report
If one analysis of hacked data from Ashley Madison is true, the affair-seeker website promoted a lot of talk, but little action. The news site Gizmodo said its analysis showed little if any activity from the purported 5.5 million female members of Ashley
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Trump Mocks Jeb For Getting Eric Cantor's Endorsement: He's A Loser!
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Oil Unable To Sustain Rally
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Water Use Plummets In Drought-plagued California
Mandatory water-saving measures in place to fight California’s historic drought have produced a sizeable drop in consumption over the past two months, regulators said. The measures have been far reaching and the US state’s 38 million residents
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Murder Of Journalists On Live TV Reignites Calls for Gun Control
The brazen killing of two US journalists during a live television broadcast by a former reporter fired by the station reignited calls Thursday for tougher gun control in America — though there was little hope for change. Mass shootings in the United
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North Korea: U.S. Most Responsible for Threat Of War
Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- North Korea blamed the United States for placing the Korean peninsula at the risk of war and demanded an end to U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises.
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Jessica Lange May Return To 'American Horror Story'
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Spike Lee To Receive Honorary Academy Award…AND MORE
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced yesterday, Spike Lee will receive an honorary Academy Award for his work.
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O.J. Simpson Documentaries To Air On A&E, LMN
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Grumpy Cat Measured for Madame Tussauds Animatronic
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Islamic State Struggles To Make Progress In Taliban Bastion Afghanistan
The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, US drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough. The jihadist group, which
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Chemicals Used for Fracking May Harm Human Development
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WATCH: Nearly Naked Miley Cyrus Makes Some Great Points About Our Nipple Hang-ups
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Behind Bright Facade, Mississippi Coast Still Battles Hurricane Katrina Difficulties
The columned facade of Pass Christian’s city hall looks out over the Mississippi coastline to a refurbished harbor, a new yacht club and a bar where locals streamed in for sundown cocktails. A few miles west, in the city of Bay St. Louis, tourists s
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Vatican Official Jozef Wesolowski Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse Dies
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Report: Clinton Campaign Says She's Already Locked Up 1/5 Of Delegates
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Florida Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Storm Erika
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika as it made a soggy path through the Caribbean toward the southeastern United States. Scott, in announcing his decision, cited a five
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Newscast Shooting Survivor Walked To Ambulance Despite Bullet In Her Back
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Watch: Justin Bieber's Lyric Video for New Single 'What Do You Mean?'
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North Dakota Police Sorry for Threatening To Shoot Students After Mistaking Telescope for Gun
Police in North Dakota apologized to a pair of college students after mistaking their telescope for a gun. Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up the telescope Monday night to take photographs of the moon when officers blinded them with a brigh