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May 10, 2011


1. Inside Seal Team Six: 9 Reasons Why Navy Seals Are Cooler Than You http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news43
Seal Team Six is so secretive, the U.S. Navy won't even confirm its existence. But it's no secret that the elite squadron was behind last week's takedown of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. And let the stories flow. Former Navy Seal sniper Howard Wasdin, in his memoirs released Tuesday, describes the harrowing [...]

2. Inside Seal Team Six: 9 Reasons Why Navy Seals Are Cooler Than You http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news44
It was really just too good to be true. The website Coal Cares claims to be an initiative of Peabody Energy, the world's largest private coal company, offering coal-themed kids' puzzles and free jazzy inhalers to children who lived within 200 miles of a coal plant and suffered from asthma. (Our favorites are The Bieber, [...]

3. Study: 30% of Young Girls' Clothing is 'Sexualized' http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news45
A recent study published in the journal Sex Roles revealed that nearly 30% of young girls clothing had "sexualized" characteristics. Led by Sarah Murnen, a professor of psychology at Kenyon College, a research team studied 5,666 items of young girls' clothing available on 15 different websites for popular stores in the U.S. The purpose of [...]

4. Report: Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Was FBI Informant http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news46
The FBI released documents on Monday showing that New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had actually worked for them as an informant, including giving his assistance in a terrorism investigation, before he was given a pardon by President Ronald Reagan for illegal campaign contributions. Several news organizations requested the FBI files on Steinbrenner after his [...]

5. Texas Senate Approves College Concealed Carry Bill http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news47
On Monday, the Texas Senate approved a bill that, if passed, would allow those with concealed handgun licenses to carry weapons in public college buildings and classrooms. Supporters of the controversial legislation, which now heads to the state's House for a vote, say carrying guns on campus is a self-defense measure, one that could allow [...]

6. Study: Did Modern Humans Actively Kill Neanderthals? http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news48
Is the human race guilty of the annihilation of our closest prehistoric relative? A new studyâ€"based on a new dating technique for fossilsâ€"suggests that the Neanderthals disappeared almost immediately on contact with modern humans in Eastern Europe 44,000 years ago. PHOTOS: Darwin's 200th Birthday And scientists don't know why. Perhaps we took over the species' [...]

7. Tumblr of the Week: S--- My Students Write http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news49
Ah, high school.  This week's Tumblr, "S--- My Students Write" chronicles the "Evidence of the true cost of educational funding cuts" by highlighting particular passages written by students. And it's (hilariously) dismal. MORE: See more of our favorite Tumblrs From students' expositions on Darwin ("Darwin's theory of natural selection is also known as survival of the [...]

8. California College Adds Secularism as a Major http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news50
Religious studies? So old. Secular studies? Brand spanking new! Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in southern California, has added secularism as a possible major for its students and is the first college to do so. Among the courses offered there will be “God, Darwin and Design in America,” “Anxiety in the Age of Reason” and [...]

9. Congressman Bares His Abs â€" Because of High Health Care Costs? Sure, Why Not http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news51
The youngest member of Congress, 29-year-old Aaron Schock, represents Illinois. This month, he's also representing on the cover of Men's Health as "America's Fittest Congressman." And if the stomach he's flashing is any indication, you'll find no objections here. Matt Lauer interviewed him on Today, along with the editor of the magazine, and had his [...]

10. Celebrity Cub: Alicia Silverstone Names Her Son 'Bear Blu' http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNyaecBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTvJ/news52
Actress Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki welcomed their first child on May 5, just in time for Mother's Day. On Monday, the 34-year-old actress announced on her blog that she had named her son Bear Blu Jarecki, a decision that will undoubtedly lengthen the ever-growing list of unorthodox celebrity baby names. Silverstone married Jarecki [...]


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