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Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech After Tough Loss
Tom Hanks famously yelled, "There's no crying in baseball!" in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." Fast-forward to the Little League World Series Monday night. Coach and manager Dave Belisle of Rhode Island's Cumberland American All-Stars stopped the waterworks by giving an inspiring speech to his little guys after they were eliminated after a close game with Jackie Robinson West, 8-7.
Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'
My peers of a certain age will remember an Oil of Olay commercial about deciding not to grow old gracefully, but rather to "fight it every step of the way." And while we spend billions trying to turn back time, the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found at the bottom of a lotion bottle. But one researcher from Harvard Medical School, David Sinclair, believes the secret to stopping the aging process is closer than we think...
Teen Siblings Create App to Monitor Police Activity
Three teenage siblings from Georgia came up with a high-tech way to report any interactions with police — good or bad. It is a smartphone app called Five-O. Across the nation, people who buy the app can use it to document every step of an encounter with police.
Video Captures First-Ever Footage of Jellyfish Sting Through Microscope
You've heard of a jellyfish sting, maybe you've even experienced one. But have you ever seen one? When a jellyfish actually stings someone or something, the action is often too small and too fast to see with the naked eye. This video, however, captures a real-life sting in slow motion! Destin from SmarterEveryDay visited toxinologist Dr. Jamie Seymour, one of the team members present when Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter," was fatally stung by a stingray in 2006...
Gov. Chris Christie Gets Into Twitter Argument With Constituent
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is no stranger to commuter controversy following Bridgegate earlier this year, has been taken to task on Twitter while on vacation with his family in California.
Tipsy Wedding Singer Goes Viral Thanks to Actress Michelle Rodriguez
Has this ever happened to you? You go to a wedding reception to celebrate. You have a few drinks. Maybe you take to the stage and do a little performance. Somebody videos it and puts it on Instagram. Cute. Except whenthat somebody is a celebrity, and now, like it or not, you're Internet famous. That's what happened to Sarah Lane. The 26-year-old council worker from Bridgend, Wales, in the United Kingdom, was the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding Saturday...
Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Heavyweights Take the #IceBucketChallenge
We first told you about the #icebucketchallenge last week. In efforts to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself and then nominate three others to do the challenge. If they don't, they have to donate at least $100 to the ALS Association. You've seen your friends doing it all over social media. Well, now the people at the head of those social media platforms are getting in on the action...
Left-Handers Day Celebrates Southpaws the World Over
It's Aug. 13, and it's Left-handers Day. Going all the way back to 1976, it's a day for 7 to 10 percent of the world's population to celebrate their left-handedness and highlight some of the challenges faced by those who adapt to use right-handed tools and objects such as scissors, spiral-bound notebooks, and can openers. Even high-fiving and shaking hands with a right-handed person can be a little tricky for a lefty...
Man With Dwarfism Wears Hidden Camera to Show a Day From His Point of View
New York is a big city, and the sheer size of it can be overwhelming for anyone. Now imagine what it feels like if you are a little person. Jonathan Novick, 22, has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Sharing a definition of dwarfism, Novick says it is "the abnormal underdevelopment of the body characterized predominantly by extreme shortness of stature." He adds, "The term is dwarf or little person, one or the other is totally fine — just not midget ...
Spider photobombs TV news program
The "giant spider" was mostly an optical illusion — but it still provided a disturbing distraction for viewers at home and abroad.
First test-tube baby penguin says hello to the world
The 12-week-old baby penguin could offer a boost to both science and the dwindling number of wild penguins, researchers say.
Friends and Fans Alike Mourn Robin Williams on Social Media
The big story today on social media is the passing of celebrated comedian and movie star Robin Williams. He died Monday at the age of 63 in his home near San Francisco from an apparent suicide. According to a statement issued from a representative, he had been battling severe depression of late. Williams had a devoted following that is evident from the sheer number people who took to social media to remember him...
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Queen Elizabeth Thinks Selfies Are Strange
Even after waiting several hours near Buckingham Palace, you'd be lucky to catch a glimpse of the queen of the United Kingdom. But now it's even cooler if you can get a selfie with her. And she's not too happy about it if you do. In the modern age of self-absorbed cellphone photography and social media postings (and very awkward moments), the British monarch is having a hard time adjusting to this mainstream medium...
Mother With Alzheimer's, Daughter Share Moving Moment of Clarity
As a friend or family member, living with and watching someone suffering with Alzheimer's disease is frequently heartbreaking. But sometimes, when all seems lost, something miraculous happens. In a video that has gone viral,Georgia-native Kelly Gunderson captured a precious and unpredictable moment while lying in a hospital beside her ailing mother. For a brief moment, the older woman was able to reflect and recognize her loving daughter...
Social Media Erupts With Stunning Footage, Images of Volcano Blast
When was the last time you saw someone get up close and personal with a volcano? Probably never, except through the eyes of film fantasy, television documentaries, or the occasional adventure video game. Shifting all fantasy aside, take a look at some impressive images and video of a volcano in action.
Tropical Storm Marie Spins Off Swell Images
In the wake of Tropical Storm Marie, which is currently off the coast of Baja California and stretches more than 100 miles, many are feeling its negative effects. But one community has found immense pleasure in the force of Mother Nature's winds and waves. Many surfers in the Malibu area and other parts of Southern California flocked to the seaside to ride waves that reached 15 to 20 feet, presenting once-in-a-lifetime, extremely risky sporting conditions...
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy: Time to call Russia-Ukraine conflict a ‘war'
With Russian forces apparently rolling across eastern Ukraine, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy told Yahoo News on Thursday that it is past time to call the escalating conflict a “war” and label Moscow's actions an “invasion.”
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