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America's Top Union Leader Just Destroyed Scott Walker in Six Words

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the most hardcore right-wing extremists in America. His slash-and-burn policies have gutted Wisconsin workers' …

Unions

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …

Batman v Superman may not be terrible, according to this fan-made gif

<i>Man of Steel</i> was criticized due to the level of destruction and violence caused during the fights on Earth, but now that we know more about the plot of <i>Batman v Superman</i> all that destruction may be put into a bit more context. There could, in fact, be a very good reason all these super people are …

Man of Steel

Pictures of the Week 3.12.15

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

Apple Announces New Cool Stuff

Ethereal Photos of the Palace of Mystery in Portugal Look Straight Out of a Storybook

Canadian Taylor Moore recently captured the spectacular and enigmatic place that is the legendary <i>Quinta da Regaleira</i> found in the UNESCO village of …

Tim Cook wants the Apple Watch to replace your car keys

During the interview, Cook was asked about what the Apple Watch will actually be able to do. He talked about the health tracking, and how accurately it keeps time, things we've heard before. But also said something new.<p>Cook explained to The Telegraph that the Apple Watch is "designed to be able to …

Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly …

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle …

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

Photo Manipulation

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Online Life

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Zoology

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

What Would Actor Stephen Fry Say If He Met God? “How Dare You”

Actor and writer <b>Stephen Fry</b> has always been very open about his atheism and staunchly anti-monotheistic world view. So Irish TV presenter <b>Gay Byrne</b> shouldn’t have been <i>too</i> surprised when Fry answered his recent question of “What would Stephen Fry say to Him, Her, It?” with a wallop. Fry's rejoinder, …

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Rio Dell, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 20 miles from Rio Dell, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:19 p.m. PST at a depth of 11.8 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Fortuna, 37 miles from Eureka and 42 miles …

In a hurry? Let a robot valet park your car

<b>(CNN) —</b> Throwing your keys at the parking valet as you sashay onto a flight may seem like the stuff of James Bond films, but already a robotic valet is taking the sweat out of getting on a plane at Germany's Dusseldorf airport.<p>Rather than getting behind the wheel, however, this robotic valet …

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Shooting Aston Martins from a Minivan at 120MPH on the Daytona Speedway

Here’s an interesting 1-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how the racing team The Racer’s Group (TRG) recently did a photo shoot that involved …

EA Charging Players For Gas In New 'Need For Speed'

There are some things that we can do in video games that we can’t possibly do in real life. Some games let us fly, or unleash super-powers, or pilot fighter jets or spaceships. I call this feeling “superful.”<p>Other times, it’s the things we don’t have to do in video games that make them so great. We …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Wearable Tech

Man wedged between two semis walks away with Band-Aids

Kaleb Whitby crawled out of his crushed Chevy pickup with just a few scrapes<p>This isn't some stunt photo. What you see above is all that remainedof Kaleb Whitby's Chevy Silverado after a 50-car pileup on icy Interstate 84 outside of Baker City, Oregon, on Saturday. Astoundingly, Kaleb wiggled …

Man Walks Away from 26-Car Pileup After Being Pinned Between Two Semis

A massive highway accident in eastern Oregon involving approximately 100 people and 26 cars, left 12 people injured Saturday. Heavy winds and fog, …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

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Pets

'Evolve' Lets Xbox One Players Skip Grinding With $60 Pre-Purchase

Lately pre-order bonuses and console-exclusive content have frustrated many gaming fans who feel like they’re getting the short end of the stick when it comes to new releases, unless they pledge their loyalty to an unreleased game months ahead of time. But today with 2K’s upcoming shooter Evolve, …

Call of Duty

U.S. Army Aims to Build a Better Bullet

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Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …