The Obamas and Bidens recently released their tax returns. Here's a chart from NBC comparing how they stacked up next to last year.
Modern Medicine sure is amazing.
The first woman to have a successful womb transplant from a dead donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said.
Derya Sert, 22, who was born without a womb, had been receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment after the transplant in August 2011.
Would you ever consider this if you were born without a womb? More at Reuters.
So what exactly happens to your e-mail account after you die? According to The Guardian, Google is dealing with that problem now:
Google has opened a new service to let people control what happens to their email, online photos and blogposts saved in its accounts, as concern grows over what happens to users' "digital life" when they die.
Called Inactive Account Manager – which Google's Andreas Tuerk accepts is "not a great name" – it will let users decide whether to trigger it if they haven't logged in for three, six, nine or 12 months, and then either delete their data or send all or selected elements to a nominated person of their choice.
What's your plan for your digital death?
TMZ has the latest critical information about whether or not Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) supports gay marriage:
Snoop Lion believes homosexuality and rap music are like Lindsay Lohan and sobriety ... they just don't mix.
Snoop -- a known supporter of same-sex marriage in the America -- was asked by The Guardian if Frank Ocean coming out last year would pave the way for other gay rappers.
Snoop said we shouldn't hold our breath, explaining "Frank Ocean ain't no rapper. He's a singer. It's acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine."
He continues, "It's like a football team. You can't be in a locker room full of motherf----g tough-ass dudes, then all of a sudden say, 'Hey, man, I like you.' You know, that's going to be tough."
Is he making any sense?
NASA never seems to run out of creative ways to do really complicated things. From Business Line:
NASA wants to grab a small asteroid and tow it into orbit around the moon, as part of a long-range plan towards establishing permanent manned outposts in space, according to a US senator.
To get the project off the ground, US President Barack Obama will propose around $100 million for the US space agency in his 2014 budget, which he submits to Congress on Wednesday, Senator Bill Nelson said in a statement.
So, half-baked scheme or awesome science?
Remember that story a few weeks ago, in which Bill Gates offered $100,000 for someone to make a more desirable condom? Well, this is a good start. The Daily Caller reports:
“J&D’s Bacon Condoms™ are proudly Made in America of the highest quality latex. Every Bacon Condom has been rigorously tested to help ensure reliability and the utmost safety for when you’re makin’ Bacon.”
“As an added bonus, J&D’s baconlube™ ultra premium water based meat flavored personal lubricant has been generously applied inside and out for an even more hot pork experience.”
What else would you like to see that's made of bacon?
Bad news for any window shoppers planning a visit to Australia:
Tired of having people walk into her gluten free produce store looking around and asking questions only to leave empty-handed and buy similar products somewhere else, a business owner from Brisbane, Australia, put up a sign announcing would-be shoppers they will be charged a $5 fee for “just looking”.
A photo of the notice in the window of Celiac Supplies went viral on popular social news site Reddit, this week. A lot of people thought it was a joke, but reporters from the Australian Associated Press tracked down the owner of “Brisbane’s only glutenfree and wheatfree store” who confirmed the measure was for real. Apparently Georgina felt forced to take radical action after spending several hours each week giving advice to people only to see them walk out empty handed and buying the same kind of products from local supermarkets or online shops. ”I’ve had a gut full of working and not getting paid,” she told AAP. ”I’m not here to dispense a charity service for Coles and Woolworths to make more money.” Her frustration is also fueled by the fact that in most cases her prices match those of larger supermarkets, but people still prefer to shop elsewhere thinking they’d find them cheaper. As you can imagine, her $5 “just looking” tax has turned some potential customers away, but Georgina says a few have actually paid up.
Read more about it at Oddity Central. Would this make you stop shopping there?
If you thought never had a reason to go to New Mexico, you might be wrong. From the SF Chronicle:
A single-page FBI memo relaying a vague and unconfirmed report of flying saucers found in New Mexico in 1950 has become the most popular file in the bureau's electronic reading room.
The memo, dated March 22, 1950, was sent by FBI Washington, D.C., field office chief Guy Hottel to then-Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Is it worth a trip?