Rapper ‘Tim Dog’ Reportedly Faked His Own Death To Avoid Paying Thousands Of Dollars In Restitution

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A Mississippi woman is claiming that a popular 1990s rapper faked his own death to get out of paying her thousands of dollars.

On Feb. 14, rapper Timothy Blair, better known as “Tim Dog,” reportedly died from a seizure following a battle with diabetes. Rolling Stone reported this news via a report from The Source, but that link is now disabled. Southaven, Miss., native Esther Pilgrim may know why such news disappeared. She is claiming the rapper actually faked his death to swindle her out of $32,000. Continue reading

Russia admits no new life form found in Antarctic lake

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Russian scientists on Saturday dismissed initial reports that they had found a wholly new type of bacteria in a mysterious subglacial lake in Antarctica.

Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics had said Thursday that samples obtained from the underground Lake Vostok in May 2012 contained a bacteria bearing no resemblance to existing types. Continue reading

FDA approves first study on ecstasy-assisted therapy for social anxiety in autistic adults

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The U.S. Federal Drug Administration in late April approved a study to examine whether the drug ecstasy could help autistic adults suffering from social anxiety. But the first-of-its-kind study still has some hurdles to jump over before it can begin.

“The study could start enrolling subjects in several months,” Brad Burge, the communications director at Multidisciplinary Dssociation for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), told Raw Story. Continue reading

Microsoft Xbox Takes on Apple, Google With Smart TV

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Microsoft unveiled its long-anticipated next generation console Xbox One on Tuesday, but it was its inclusion of live TV, rather than its gaming capabilities that set tongues wagging.

“I think what Microsoft is doing here is taking on not just Sony Playstation and Nintendo; it is taking on Apple and Google as well,” Will Dunn from consumer electronics magazine Stuff told CNBC on Wednesday. Continue reading