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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court will take up California’s ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. The justices said today they will review a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex weddings, though on narrow grounds. Read more…

Uncovered: PSY’s Anti-American Past

There’s no doubt Korean rapper PSY is beloved across America, but the “Gangnam Style” star doesn’t necessarily feel the same way about America—or at least, he didn’t a few years ago. During a 2002 concert protesting the presence of US troops in Korea, PSY smashed a toy “American tank” on the ground as the crowd cheered, Mediaite reports. Two years later, during protests against the US war in Iraq after it indirectly led to the beheading of a Korean missionary in that country, PSY performed part of a vitriolic anti-America song by a Korean rock band. Some of the “Dear American” lyrics he rapped:

  • “Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully.” Read more…

What Life Will Look Like For Royal Baby

Royal-watchers are ravenous for news about the forthcoming progeny of Prince William and wife Kate, so E! and other sites take a look at what life will be like for the soon-to-be third in line to the British throne:

  • He or she will be welcomed with tolling bells, cannons, and bonfires. Yes, really.
  • His or her last name will be the same as William’s. Which is Mountbatten-Windsor, for those not in the know.
  • If she’s a girl, her name will probably include “Diana.” But it most likely won’t be her first name, just one of many, the Atlantic Wire points out. Europe’s largest betting firm is already taking bets, reports People. Read more…

Why Our Nose Heats Up When We Lie

So Pinocchio wasn’t that far-fetched after all: The nose may not grow when we lie, but two Spanish scientists say it does get noticeably warmer. Using thermal imaging cameras on volunteers, Emilio Gómez Milán and Elvira Salazar López found that nose temperature changed depending on their mood, the Daily Mail reports. The reason: Part of the brain called the insular cortex is altered when people lie about their feelings, and the insular cortex detects and regulates body temperature. Read more …

Romney Face-Tattoo Guy Changes His Mind

If you ask us, it seems a little two-faced. Just two weeks after he said he had no regrets about his Mitt Romney face tattoo, Eric Hartsburg has decided to accept an offer to have it removed for free, reports Politico. What’s behind the change of heart? He apparently didn’t like Romney’s post-election “gifts” comment, and says the tat now “stands not only for a losing campaign but for a sore loser.” Will Kirby, who has appeared on shows like “Dr. 90210,” will provide the painful removal sessions, which could take almost a year to complete. Politico notes that, unfortunately for Hartsburg, blue is one of the trickier colors to erase. Read more…

‘Man Boob’ Surgery Surges

Dude looks like a lady no more. More men are seeking breast reduction surgery to treat gynecomastia, which causes the dreaded “man boobs,” reports the BBC. Statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show that 790 men in the UK underwent the procedure last year, double the amount who had the surgery five years ago; it was also a more popular procedure among men than liposuction or facelifts in 2011. Read more…

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