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Today in Pictures: August 22

Water Parks

The Confessions of Thomas Quick review – compelling serial-killer doc

The story of Sture Bergwall is a true-crime tale with a twist, as well as a damning indictment of the Swedish authorities<p>This luridly compelling doc unravels the story of Thomas Quick, aka Sture Bergwall, who until recently was considered Sweden’s most notorious serial killer. Viewers au fait with …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

Mark Zuckerberg

Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu

NASA<p>Fresh veggies grown in space microgravity are on the menu for the first time for NASA astronauts on the International Space Station.<p>Crew members …

Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power

UK-designed turbines aim to harness tidal energy to produce cheaper electricity − without endangering marine life, reports Climate News Network<p>A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current …

World's biggest plane to launch in 2016: Designers reveal megaplane could send astronauts into orbit using a mini shuttle

The world's biggest plane is set to take off early next year in its groundbreaking first test flight.<p>The aircraft, named the Stratolaunch Carrier, is …

Space Travel

See the secret airplane bedrooms where flight attendants sleep on long-haul flights

But where do they do it?<p>Most Boeing 777 and 787 airliners have a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for the cabin crew — and few people know they even exist.<p>See what the secret cabins look like.<p><i>An earlier version of this story was written by Jim Edwards.</i>

Aviation

This Is How People In China Are Riding Escalators After A Horrific Accident

Just Tuesday, another teenager burst into an empty hotel elevator shaft, fell, and died, according to news portal <i>Sina News</i>.<p>Businesses' overall lack of any sort of safety mentality, appropriate training for staffers, and failure to comply with regulations are making people distrustful of public …

Regulation

Astronauts Watch Space Spiders Weave Wild Webs

Pity the space spiders and the webs they weave.<p>A pair of orb weaver spiders flying aboard the International Space Station have fought a battle with …

Mexico drug lord Guzman's escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape.<p>A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, lighting, oxygen tanks, …

New government sugar advice will mean 'extreme' diet changes

Most treats will be off limits and replaced with wholegrain and vegetables if health officials act on imminent recommendations from scientific advisers<p>Adults and children should be instructed by the Government to halve the amount of sugar they consume and eat almost twice as much pasta, potato and …

North Carolina shark attack victim: 'I didn't see it coming'

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of two North Carolina teens injured in a weekend shark attack said he had little warning of what was to come.<p>"I didn't see it coming," Hunter Treschl said from his bed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.<p>"I was just in about waist-deep water, playing with my cousin ... …

Zoo animals loose in streets after deadly floods hit Georgian capital

TBILISI, GEORGIA — The Georgian capital was turned into a big-game park Sunday after lions, tigers, a hippopotamus and other wild animals escaped from the city zoo following torrential flooding that killed at least 12 people.<p>Georgian leaders asked residents to stay inside as they hunted the escaped …

Tbilisi

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

Lenovo's Website Was Hacked And It's Kind of Amazing

Lizard Squad has allegedly taken over Lenovo’s website right now, posting what seems to be a slideshow of pictures of the hackers dressed up, set to “Breaking Free” from High School Musical.<p>It’s kind of a bizarre defacing and couldn’t come at a worse time for the company. The attack comes the news …

Lenovo

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

Russian vigilantes take on idiots who drive on sidewalks

"Stop a Douchebag" kids shame people who drive on the sidewalk, slapping giant stickers on their windshields. It gets ugly.<p>In Russia, apparently some drivers steer for the sidewalks when there's too much traffic on the roads. A youth movement called "Stop a Douchebag" takes on those reckless …