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Nicole Scherzinger Knows How to Stay Sexy

Nicole Scherzinger revealed on VH1's Behind the Music last night that she used to have an eating disorder. Wait, that show's still on? Oops, I mean that's horrible. What a horribly sexy thing for a woman like Nicole to endure. Via the New York Daily News: "I just hated myself, I really was just hated myself," Scherzinge says.During one particularly low point, Scherzinger locked herself in the bathroom after the Pussy Cat Dolls were given skimpy outfits to perform in. "I got my outfit and my outfit was a bra and some underwear and some garters," she says on Sunday's episode of the music documentary series. "I was sweating in the back room. I can't go out. I can't do this. I was not comfortable with my body. I hated myself. I felt so alone. I was in a group, and I never felt so alone in my life."

Natasha Poly went to the Beach

Natasha Poly is a Russian model famous for having worked with brands such as Prada, Lanvin, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2, Nine West, Proenza Schouler, Printemps, Blumarine, Jil Sander, Missoni, Balenciaga, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Victoria's Secret, Shiatzy Chen, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Tse, Balmain, H&M, Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, MaxMara, Alberta Ferretti, JOOP!, and Dolce & Gabbana, and Sunday she was spotted in a bikini at the beach in Miami. Wow, brag much? This chick needs to be a little more humble

Kylie Jenner Is On-Trend for Fall in Burgundy Leather Pants

Kylie Jenner rocked two of fall’s hottest styles rolled into one stylish pair of oxblood leather skinnies on Tuesday. Letting her fashion-forward bottoms be the center of attention, Jenner kept her overall look minimalistic, pairing a sheer black tank and pointy-toe pumps with her statement pants. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 15, who was snapped en route to the Justin Bieber concert in Los Angeles, Calif., nailed the perfect mix of cool and comfy in her rocker-inspired ensemble. What gave Jenner’s outfit an edge? The model and reality star amped up her simple ensemble with metallic accents — a chain-strapped pocketbook, chunky necklace, and stylish watch — that coordinated with those on her pants and furthered the rocker vibe.

Shauna Sand Wore That

Boy, Shauna is really pushing the limit of those implants -- they could explode at any second. And it wouldn't even really be the manufacturer's fault. How could they possibly design an implant that could withstand the force of someone like Shauna running down the beach? The only safety testing they did was with women on their back.

PHOTOGRAPHY & EYE CANDY

Images That Make Forests Look Magical

Of all the landscape photography, shots of and within forests seem to be almost forgotten about, or at least take a back seat to other more desirable landscape photography. There are a few key elements to make a magical forest shot, as seen in these 23 great images below. Sunrise / sunset, shooting into the rising / setting sun, Fog, Wide angle lens, Different seasons, silhouettes; Most all photos below include at least two of each of these elements, some more, to make magical photos. Keep in mind, shooting within a forest is much darker then outside, so take along a tripod to make sure your shots are sharp and you have a stable shooting platform.

Baby Lemurs Born at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomed two endangered baby red-ruffed lemurs on April 21. The babies are the first lemurs to be born at Jambo Junction, home to the parks’ animal ambassadors, since parents Maditra and Bozeny arrived as babies three years ago. The sex of the babies has yet to be determined, but they are developing well overall, according to trainers. They are getting braver each day, and exploring their habitat under the watchful eye of Mom and Dad. They currently weigh about 300 grams or a little more than half a pound; lemurs average about 80 grams, or .17 of a pound, at birth. They grow to be about 8 to 10 pounds. All species of lemurs are native to the island of Madagascar. Red-ruffed lemurs are one of nearly about 50 lemur species. Busch Gardens is home to five lemur species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers all lemurs endangered. Lemurs are endangered largely due to habitat destruction. Their forests are destroyed for their wood and to grow agricultural crops.

Post-Soviet Aircraft Graveyard Discovered on Abandoned Far East Russian Air Base

During the Cold War CIA and U.S. Air Force pilots risked life and limb to spy on the Soviet Union. Today, we too can peer behind the former Iron Curtain, all from the comfort of our personal computers. Intriguingly, such virtual exploration has revealed abandoned military bases in the far reaches of Russia that – even today – house the rusting remnants of the feared Soviet bomber force. Littered with at least 18 gutted Tupolev Tu-22M Backfires of the 444th Heavy Bomber Regiment, Vozdvizhenka air base resembles a post-apocalyptic landscape. Entering this barren place, located near Ussuriysk in the Primorsky Krai region of Far East Russia, 60 miles north of Vladivostok and 40 miles from the Chinese border, is like taking a step back in time.

Eciton Hamatum, Orange Scourge Of The Social Insects

Meet Eciton hamatum. This is a delightfully orange-colored army ant from Neotropical rain forests, big and charismatic, like the iconic E. burchellii. But- and here’s a secret trick of the wiley nature photographer- it is a much friendlier insect. If you’ve got an assignment to shoot army ants and your editor neglects to specify the species, I’d hold out for these guys. You won’t get swarmed over, gored, bitten, stung up, or otherwise assaulted anywhere near the amount you suffer by approaching the vicious E. burchellii.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

Continental Shaft: The Best Cars You Can't Buy in the States

If the car industry's recent tumult has any upside, it's that after years of crowding dealerships with some… less than inspired domestic designs, automakers are finally reaching across borders to stay afloat in a keen, competitive market: Ford is importing models from its excellent European division, and Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler means we'll be seeing the first Stateside examples of the brand in almost thirty years. Still, that doesn't mean we'll get everything we really want. Here, we break down the best examples of the foreign cars that won't be arriving on our shores. Read it and weep.

Three Deuces and a Four-Speed: The Rise and Fall of the Pontiac GTO

As many of our readers are probably aware, General Motors announced at the end of April 2009 that its venerable Pontiac division will become extinct in late 2010. This week, we take a look at the rise and fall of the car that many consider the definitive Pontiac: the original GTO. As we have previously discussed, until the mid-1950s, Pontiac made some of America's least-distinguished cars. They were solid, dependable, and not unattractive, but they were staid and dull to the point of invisibility. By 1955, sales were slumping badly, and the division needed help if it was to survive.

SYNC upgraded with GPS location tracking for 911 Assist

Ford has just added a helpful new function to its 911 Assist SYNC app. Emergency services can now easily locate distressed motorists via a vehicle's GPS coordinates and call for assistance, thereby diminishing response times. Ford says that the service is completely free, and will show up on 2011 models equipped with MyFord and MyLincoln Touch, along with some SYNC-equipped vehicles. Don't think the new tech is a direct challenge to the General Motors equivalent, though. Ford says that 911 Assist requires the user to have a phone paired to the system via Bluetooth in order to make any emergency call. Left your phone at the house? You're out of luck.

Citroen’s Ten Best Big-Air at WRC

To build hype for the upcoming Rally Finland, reigning WRC Champions Citroen have released ten of their best “big-air” photos from this year’s rallies in Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden. Having attended a few rallies ourselves, we know a thing or two about getting big air in a car, and we like it. The photos show Citroen’s star driver, Sebastian Loeb, and others catching big air as they push their C4 Rally cars to the absolute limit. Loeb said, of his massive, 85-meter jump in Turkey, “It was an incredible sensation as we were up in the air for several seconds. Not for a moment did we imagine that we would jump so far.” Hit the jump (no pun intended) for all ten big-air shots.

TECHNOLOGY & OTHER NEAT STUFF

Mitzi With The World's First Artificial Paw

A German Shepherd called Mitzi has become the first dog in the world to be fitted with a pioneering prosthetic ankle. The three-year-old had her rear right foot amputated after she was trampled by a horse. But the lively dog is back to enjoying walks with her owner after being fitted with an artificial foot and ankle by pioneering vet Dr Noel Fitzpatrick. The prosthesis is the first in the world to have been inserted into a fully moving bone and allows Mitzi to walk with a normal gait and no limp. Mitzi's owner Viv Davis, from Dorchester, Dorset, and her daughter Zoe Randle were desperate to find a way to give her a better quality of life after she lost her hind foot. Ms Davis said: 'The options were three legs, euthanasia, or give her a chance to walk. We had to give her a chance to walk.' Dr Fitzpatrick, from Godalming, Surrey, added that the implant proved a success when Mitzi was taken off her lead for the first time on Thursday.

Chinese Transformers Fan Builds His Own Army of Robots

All geeks love Transformers, but Yang Junlin of Huizhou, China, took his passion for the franchise to a whole other level when he opened the “Legend of Iron” factory and began producing his own robots. Remebre that uber-cool Megatron Tank we featured a few weeks back? That was one of Yang Junlin’s iron masterpieces, but I had no idea he had created hundreds of other incredible metal sculptures. In 2006, after retiring from the army, Yang went to a concert where various steel sculptures were placed on display. Some of them were simple human figures created from twisted metal wire, but they made such an impression on him, that he decided to try and make his own steel works.

AFRL tests Speed Agile Transport VBehicle Concept at NFAC

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) researchers have embarked upon a critical set of experiments designed to test a new Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) transport vehicle concept. During this set of experiments, a 23-percent scale model is being tested in the Arnold Engineering and Development Center's (AEDC) National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC), the world's largest wind tunnel. This testing will validate the low speed aerodynamic performance of the hybrid powered lift system. Powered testing at this scale with Williams FJ-44 engines achieves realistic conditions and allows researchers to obtain crucial data on lateral directional stability, ground effects, aircraft performance, engine performance, and engine operability.

Authorities in Awe of Drug Runners' Jungle-Built, Kevlar-Coated Supersubs

The clatter of helicopter blades echoed across the jungles of northwestern Ecuador. Antinarcotics commandos in three choppers peered at the mangroves below, scanning for any sign of activity. The police had received a tip that a gang of Colombian drug smugglers had set up a clandestine work site here, in a dense swamp 5 miles south of Colombia’s border. And whatever the traffickers were building, the tipster had warned, was truly enormous. For decades, Colombian drug runners have pursued their trade with diabolical ingenuity, staying a step ahead of authorities by coming up with one innovation after another. When false-paneled pickups and tractor-trailers began drawing suspicion at US checkpoints, the cartels and their Mexican partners built air-conditioned tunnels under the border. When border agents started rounding up too many human mules, one group of Colombian smugglers surgically implanted heroin into purebred puppies. But the drug runners’ most persistently effective method has also been one of the crudest—semisubmersible vessels that cruise or are towed just below the ocean’s surface and can hold a ton or more of cocaine.

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