David Main

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Real Life Story of Friends Who Discovered a Beautiful Message in a Bottle

These days, finding a message in a bottle seems like something out of a storybook. But this heartwarming tale is a real life experience that took place just recently along the shores of California. While some friends were fishing, they came upon a glass bottle that had washed up on the sand. Upon …

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Cruz fires up conservatives, says bomb Islamic State 'back to the Stone Age'

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, made clear this weekend his foreign policy strategy for dealing with the militant group Islamic State: “bomb them back to the Stone Age.”<p>"They want to go back and reject modernity," he said. "Well, I think we should help them. We …

Player's cancer diagnosis unites World of Warcraft community (update: interviews)

<i>This story was updated with interviews with Tabytha Armstrong and Aaron Chapman.</i><p>David Armstrong took to the World of Warcraft forums last week to thank the game’s developers for years of entertainment for himself and his wife Tabytha, who had just been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of …

Instagram Solves A Problem That Goes Back To The Birth Of Photography

Instagram yesterday outlined how this neat algorithm works. The gyroscopic samples and frames are first fed into a stabilizer to generate a new set of camera orientations as an output. Each input frame is changed by the IGTrackStabilizer until it is in the right camera orientation.<p>Cinema also has …

Why Uber must be stopped

<b>Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," Michael Douglas in "Wall Street"</b><p>The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>August 31, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and …

Gingers: Scotland's redheads - in pictures

Scotland has the highest percentage of people with red hair in the world, with Edinburgh - where 40% of people carry the gene - the global capital. Photographer Kieran Dodds, in his body of work Gingers, asked some of them what it meant to be a redhead

Photographer Creates a Fantasy World for Her One-Handed Daughter to Show Her Anything is Possible

Photographer and mother Holly Spring‘s photography has always been about her daughter. Born with only one hand and suffering from something known as …

The Only Person Who’s Naked in These ‘Nude Portraits’ is the Guy Behind the Camera

There’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is …

Photo du Jour: The Hand of God

Swimming out into the water with a waterproof camera in hand, Greek photographer Costas Masseras captures the country’s islands in miniature, the …

This small town is crowdfunding a full-scale Enterprise space ship

A small Canadian town called Vulcan has banded together to build the ultimate tribute to popular sci-fi TV franchise <i>Star Trek</i>: a full-sized version of the starship <i>Enterprise</i>.<p>And the town <i>only</i> needs to hit its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign goal of CA$2 billion (about $1.8 billion) by Oct. 4 to make …

Survey Confirms: Most Trolls Would Shut Up If Forced To Use Their Real Identities

Take away a troll’s source of power–anonymity–and the online commenter will think twice before posting on a blog or forum.<p>A study released Wednesday by online commenting platform Livefyre finds 40% of respondents have commented anonymously. Surveying 1,300 people, the company found of those …

What Happens When 3-D Printing Outgrows Plastics?

Yes, computer-created desserts are about to become a reality thanks to 3D Systems’s new ChefJet printer, which is able to print whole …

IBM lets scientists pay to play with its thinking supercomputer

IBM's Watson promises to usher in a new era of "cognitive computing," but, so far, all the system has demonstrated is a knack for game shows. Now, however, IBM has announced Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud-based service that'll enable researchers to harness those smarts to do more than put Ken …

Dietary Experiment Claims to Successfully Extend Human Vision Into Near Infrared

<i>Update: Since we published this, a reader and retinal neuroscientist wrote up a rebuttal, explaining why this couldn’t possibly work in humans. Click</i> …

The 20 photographs of the week

The protests over the shooting of Michael Brown, the aftermath of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the Arctic Race – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Eerie Photos of Feral Parrots in Tokyo

“Parrots should not be in Tokyo,” writes photographer Yoshinori Mizutani of the hundreds of green parakeets that have nested in the city’s trees. …

Stunning Video of Paris Captured Through the Viewfinder of an Old Pentax 67

If this video doesn’t make you want to go out and buy a Pentax 67, nothing will. Paris is beautiful enough as-is, but there’s something about …

Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …