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It's another boy for actress Elizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman, who recently welcomed their second child via gestational surrogate.
The music is different, but the intense fandom for One Direction isn't far off from the screaming fans who would mob the Rolling Stones, says the band's legendary frontman, Mick Jagger. The rocker has picked up on the recent fervor for 1D, as the five-member group is called, and Jagger told CNN at Tuesday's premiere of the film "Crossfire Hurricane" that the group reminds him of his band's younger years.
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Here's a thought that might make even the most conscientious e-mail user nervous: "When the CIA director cannot hide his activities online, what hope is there for the rest of us?" The American Civil Liberties Union posed this question in a recent blog post. The group, of course, was referring to the scandal involving David Petraeus, who resigned as head of the spy agency after the FBI uncovered e-mails indicating he was having an affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
When Kelvin Doe, a then-13-year-old from Sierra Leone, saw that off-the-shelf batteries were too expensive for the inventions he was working on, he made his own at home. Kelvin did not have the privilege to do his project in a school environment. Rather, he was compelled to act by necessity and for the joy of solving practical problems. Kelvin combined acid, soda, and metal, dumped those ingredients in a tin cup, waited for the mixture to dry and wrapped tape around the cup to make his first battery. He failed several times before completing a final, working prototype. He hasn't purchased a battery since. Next up: A generator.
Humans are picky eaters, and not just because we're the only species that reviews restaurants. A new study suggests that our ancestors' diets may have been different from our close primate relatives much earlier than we thought.
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The Sandy recovery is stumbling, writes Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led the Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the hurricanes that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.