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10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Yellowstone National Park

The U.S. Constitution On A Receipt And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Super Mario

Turkey PM says incriminating tapes are fake amid growing phone-tapping scandal

In the recordings two people alleged to be Mr Erdogan and his son are heard discussing means of getting rid of large amounts of cash<p>The office of Turkey's prime minister has said that recordings of allegedly wiretapped conversations between the Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his son - …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date | The Art of Manliness

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a …

How To Be Happy—Right Now

It's the universal quest. And it might be way easier to embrace than you think.<p><b>1. Be nice to yourself.</b> "Sometimes the biggest bully you know is you," says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>May Cause Miracles</i>. "Every thought is an affirmation either lifting you up or …

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

MentalHealthCop blogger's Twitter account suspended

West Midlands police say aspects of Insp Michael Brown's social media communications are being investigated<p>The Twitter account of an award-winning police inspector well regarded for his work on mental health issues has been suspended.<p>West Midlands police said "certain aspects" of Michael Brown's …

The Hunt for a Criminal BASE Jumper

Canadian police are searching for a man who made an illegal BASE jump from the Peak 2 Peak Gondoloda in Whistler, British Columbia, then posted the video to YouTube. The video, shot from a helmet cam, was posted on Tuesday and shows the man prying open the doors of the gondola and leaping …

Whistler, BC

The US government is helping illegal pot producers destroy California’s water supply

Heavy rains in California in recent days have partly alleviated the drought that parched the state in January. The dry spell is merely exacerbating a long-developing problem in northern California, however: The huge volumes of water used to grow marijuana, as well as the noxious fertilizers and …

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The next episode: how TV is inspiring a new style of games

WIth the success of 'The Walking Dead,' episodic gaming is here to stay<p>In 1987, Apogee Software released a game called <i>Kingdom of Kroz</i>. It was a relatively short maze game in which you played as an archaeologist exploring mystical ruins. But the 25 levels of <i>Kingdom of Kroz</i> weren't the entire game — …

Pebble engineer explains why its Android app isn't ready yet

iOS users have been enjoying the new Pebble app store for the past week, but the Android version of the app is still MIA. Sure, you can download the beta if you sign up to be a developer, but if you'd rather wait for the final product, it's still in the works. What gives? Pebble engineer Kean Wong …

Marco Rubio Won't Say if He Smoked Pot

Florida Senator Marco Rubio doesn’t want you to know if he ever smoked marijuana. In an interview on Monday, he refused to answer the question posed …

Adam Orth Is Turning His Personal Disaster Into A Beautiful Game

Adam Orth, one of last year’s most notorious people on the Internet, was nervous last week as he was showing me his new creation: a beautiful, …

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Swiss nervous after vote to limit EU migrants

<b>The Swiss vote to reintroduce immigration quotas and abandon free movement of people has attracted worldwide attention, not least from Switzerland's EU neighbours, where there is also heated debate about free movement of people.</b><p>In Switzerland itself, one day after the vote, there is a feeling of …

Europe

Renault Concept Car Packs a Flying Drone in Its Roof

Renault's new concept car, the Kwid, is chock-full of futuristic ideas, including a flying quadrocopter drone that would launch from the car's …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

First Android Bootkit Found on Over 350,000 Mobile Devices

A new trojan for Android has been discovered that resides in the memory of infected devices and launches itself early on in the OS loading stage. Even if some elements of the threat are removed successfully, at least one component will still reside in the protected memory area and will reinstall …

Much of China's web traffic mysteriously sent to Wyoming shell company

Much of China encountered a major web traffic jam yesterday. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, something seemingly went seriously awry within the country's Great Firewall on Tuesday, causing it to redirect nearly all traffic from inside China to the servers of a mysterious company registered to a …

Virginia Wants to Bring Back the Electric Chair

As leth­al-in­jec­tion drugs be­come harder to come by, states are turn­ing to elec­tro­cu­tion to carry out ex­e­cu­tions.<p>The Vir­gin­ia House of …

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Syrian regime document trove shows evidence of 'industrial scale' killing of detainees

Senior war crimes prosecutors say photographs and documents provide ‘clear evidence’ of systematic killing of 11,000 detainees<p>Read the Syria report in full<p>Syrian government officials could face war crimes charges in the light of a huge cache of evidence smuggled out of the country showing the …

Obama Says Pot No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.<p>As more states …

Biggest Texas Charter School Network Reportedly Teaching Creationism

According to science advocate Zack Kopplin, Texas students in more than 65 schools are not learning real science. Instead, he alleges, students enrolled in schools operated by the state’s largest charter school program are learning a curriculum that is riddled with factual errors, pushes …

Hackers? Techies? What To Call San Francisco's Newcomers

<b>Listen · 7:18</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>"There goes the neighborhood." Every so often that cry goes up in San Francisco, announcing a new chapter in American cultural history, as the rest of the country looks on. There were the beats in North Beach, then the hippies in the Haight, then …

Meta wants to augment your world with the 'Iron Man' interface

When someone tells you they have a pair of augmented reality glasses with an interface designed by the same Hollywood staple who created the Iron Man suit's UI, you listen. Then, you ask if you can put them on.<p>The glasses come from Meta, a small company with huge dreams that's already comparing …