Drew E. Wirth

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Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

JA Motorsport Nano is world’s cheapest car, accelerated

The Tata Nano was meant to be an affordable way to get India off mopeds and mobile. The 21st Century answer to the VW Beetle, if you will. Fair to say it failed in that grand ambition, the Nano managing a deplorable 10,200 sales during the first half of this year.<p>However, that hasn't stopped some …

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The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it's becoming harder and harder to see -- unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven …

Leviathan review – Andrey Zvyagintsev’s outstanding tale of the epic and the everyday

Russia’s official entry for next year’s foreign language film Oscar is surprisingly subversive<p>• Andrei Zvyagintsev: ‘Living in Russia is like being in a minefield’<p>In the current climate, any film boasting official support from the Russian Ministry of Culture may be looked upon with suspicion. Yet …

Xiaomi, The Chinese Smartphone Company That's Crushing Everyone, Is Earning A Lot More Money Than People Realize

Xiaomi is currently trying to raise $1 billion in funding, the Journal reports. As part of the fund raise, it has a document detailing its financial performance. The Journal saw that document, and it reports the following:<p>A table in the document showed that Xiaomi's net profit last year rose 84% to …

High-Tech Harness Lets You Communicate With Your Dog

Benefitting humankind as well as canine-kind<p>Man has long dreamt of being able to talk with his best friend, but "dog-translator" devices are an old and hokey sort of concept. Yet now, a new communication invention by scientists at North Carolina State University seems to be much more realistic, …

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Xbox One's next update adds custom backgrounds and Twitter

Microsoft only just unleashed its October update for the Xbox One, and now it's talking about what to expect next month. The update will hit consoles for those in the preview test group soon, and adds many features Major Nelson and crew say the community has been asking for, including custom …

16 Easy Ways To Add Marble To Your Home (Under $100!)

How to decorate with this trend.<p>Experts say: Marble's the next hot thing. Here are 16 ways to incorporate it into your home—without breaking the bank.

Penelope Cruz Is the Sexiest Woman Alive, According to Esquire

Esquire has announced its selection for the 2014 Sexiest Woman Alive, and Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has claimed the title.<p>In a feature story about the Spanish beauty, the magazine notes that it's both her knockout looks and fiercely private personality that make her alluring.<p>"She is …

The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. More photos<p>Mexico City: Protesters march during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the 43 students who went …

Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Box office update: 'Dracula Untold' leads, 'Gone Girl' close No. 2

Amazing Amy has a new foe to reckon with this weekend. Universal and Legendary’s <i>Dracula Untold</i> (Cinema Score: A-) edged out <i>Gone Girl</i> for the No. 1 …

WhoSampled for Android Reveals Remixes, Samples & Covers

London-based startup WhoSampled answers music’s most frustrating question, as we wrote back in 2009: Where <i>DO</i> I recognize that song from?<p>In a nutshell, the service scans the music on your device to tell you who has sampled, remixed and covered each song. And now, two years after it arrived for …

The Latest ‘Alien: Isolation’ Trailer Features Impressive Alien Drool And Robot Vomit

Guys, guys, guys – <i>Alien: Isolation</i> is coming out next week. I’m kind of excited about this. The fact that somebody actually made an <i>Alien</i> game with only one alien in it, and actually made it <i>work</i>, fills me with much happiness. Also, dread at how many times that alien is going to kill me.<p>So, with the …

Destiny review: no fate

Destiny suggests potential it never realizes<p><i>Editor's Note: Destiny has been repeatedly called ... well, it depends on who you ask. Bungie has used terminology from the MMO space to describe their new franchise, but has said it's not an MMO. Meanwhile, fans seem most comfortable calling it an MMO,</i> …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

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6 Strange Body Hacks That Are Actually Useful

Some people choose not to accept those limits.<p>Neil Harbisson was born without the ability to see color. Now, he can perceive more than 360 colors and even discern the infrared spectrum. Kevin Warwick, the U.K.-based cybernetics professor and author of "I, Cyborg," was the first person to implant a …

Who loves dinosaurs

From brainless behemoths to sprightly saurians, Doctor Who’s prehistoric beasts have evolved alongside the Time Lord himself writes Marc Vincent<p>Dean Burnett: The Brain of a Time Lord<p>Kieron Flanagan: Even Daleks need a Science Policy<p><i>As part of the mini blog festival to celebrate the new Dr Who, I’ve</i> …

2050 and the Future of Infrastructure

Much of the world around us has been formed around key pieces of infrastructure. Most see this as a testament to who we are as a society, and part of …

Mysterious, Giant Half-Mile-Long Crack Splits Ground In Mexico

Scientists in Mexico are puzzling over a giant fissure that has split the ground in the northern part of the country.<p>The crack, which runs for nearly two-thirds of a mile, measures close to 30 feet deep and is just more than 15 feet across at its widest spot. Locals found the geographical oddity …

Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

It is a sad reality that some of the world's most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world's natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it's too late. Whether it's ancient …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

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Photo of the Day: Best of July

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands around National Geographic. Here are some highlights from July.<p>With some photographs, each time you see them, it feels like the first time. As I click through July’s Photo of the Day, I pull the images that make me catch my breath all over again. …

10 Great Gifts For College Students From The Future

Her roommates will wonder where the DeLorean time machine is parked.<p>Chances are that, if you're reading this article on this site, you're after the perfect present for your future-forward college student.<p>Worry not. We've scoured the web to round up 10 gift ideas for your grad's dorm room, including …