Julie Willberg

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Is Virtual Reality the Next Big Form of In-Bar Entertainment?

Would you strap on an Oculus Rift headset at your favorite bar? In the latest example of how marketers are embracing virtual reality, alcohol brands …

What If We Turned Ancient Monuments Into Greenhouses?

Now, a group of architects proposes using the pyramids to help agriculture survive in the area. By turning the pyramids into biospheres, the …

UC Berkeley

The legal battle for gaming's past

A feud blew up this week between two major tech organizations: the Entertainment Software Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that defends game industry interests, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group best known for providing legal funds and support in …

The Great Dying: Acidic Oceans Blamed for Earth's Biggest Extinction

Huge amounts of carbon dioxide spewed from colossal volcanic eruptions in Siberia may have turned the world's oceans dangerously acidic 252 million years ago, helping kill most land and sea creatures in the worst mass extinction in Earth's history, scientists said Thursday. The researchers studied …

'Absolutely Devastated': At Least Two Dead in Illinois Tornadoes

The tornado that left two people dead and dozens of homes destroyed in central Illinois Thursday spanned nearly 20 miles and delivered winds of up to 200 mph, the National Weather Service said Friday, classifying it as an EF4 — the second most intense classification on the tornado rating scale.<p>In …

Has YOUR neighbourhood been buzzed by aliens? Interactive graphic shows the location of EVERY official UFO sighting around the world between 1933 and 2015

A map that reveals every official sighting of a UFO over the past 76 years suggests that we are experiencing more cosmic traffic than ever …

Paranormal

What's Causing Weird Weather? Blame a 'Warm Blob' of Water

What's behind the weirdly warm and dry weather in the West, and the weirdly wet and cold weather in the East? Two studies point to a huge "warm blob" of water that's been lurking off the U.S. West Coast. The long-lived patch, which measures about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) wide, is about 2 to 7 …

Watch 'UFO' appear behind news anchors during live broadcast - but is it all it seems?

This is the intriguing moment a mysterious 'UFO' appears during a live TV news broadcast, sending sky-watchers into a frenzy of rumour-flinging …

Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal: 'They Cannot Fight Us'

President Barack Obama stressed that the U.S. still has cards to play if the Iran nuclear deal doesn't work out and insisted his government will ensure nobody "messes" with Israel.<p>In an interview with the New York Times' Thomas Friedman, Obama defended the controversial pact as part of a broader …

Archaeologist uses drone to track looting of ancient tombs in Jordan

Archaeologist Chad Hill is using a custom-built "septocopter" drone to monitor looting of an ancient cemetery in Jordan.<p>Part of the "Landscapes of …

Mummified Body Found In Alleged Hoarder's San Francisco Home, Police Say

The mummified body of an elderly woman was pulled from the home of a San Francisco woman that neighbors described as a hoarder on Saturday.<p>ABC 7 reports there was so much debris in the home that the door was blocked and firefighters wearing protective masks had to enter through a window.<p>“A police …

San Francisco

New study confirms ancient people of Chile died of slow poisoning from arsenic

Previous studies have established that people of numerous pre-Columbian civilizations in northern Chile suffered from chronic arsenic poisoning …

Ancient Mars May Have Had Slow-Moving Monster Waves

Surfing may have been a more epic undertaking on ancient Mars than it is on modern-day Earth because of the possible existence of giant, slow-moving …

US court rules in favour of school yoga classes

Yoga taught in a public school is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate the religious rights of students or their parents, an appeal court in the US state of California has ruled.<p>An appeal court in San Diego on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that tossed out a family's lawsuit that …

Teenagers putting their health at risk by trying e-cigarettes, experts claim

Teenagers who would never have smoked are now putting themselves at long term risk by using e-cigarettes, a new study suggests<p>Hundreds of thousands of teenagers who would never have started smoking are now using e-cigarettes, putting themselves at risk of long term damage, a study suggests.<p>A survey …

Shrinking of Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating

A new study shows that not only has Antarctica’s ice shelf volume gone down, but losses have accelerated over the past decade.<p>Ask people what they …

Anglo-Saxon antibiotics are just the start | Vanessa Heggie

Photograph: Wellcome Library, London<p>Faint traces. What will we lose when we can no longer read texts like this? (a page from a 15th century medical recipe …

15th century

Tampon test finds pollution in rivers and streams

Engineers have started using tampons to identify where wastewater from baths, washing machines, sinks, and showers is polluting rivers and …

Satellite Data Show The Earth Is Getting Greener

Maybe there's a little hope?<p>It isn't often that environmental scientists get good news. But a new study in <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that for the past few years, the earth has been getting a little bit greener, accumulating an additional 4 billion* tons of biomass (vegetation) between 2003 and …

Carbon Dioxide

Gardening in Space Gets Ready for Lift-Off

Feeding space colonoists farm-fresh produce is one step closer to reality, now that NASA’s Veg-01 experiment results are in from the International Space Station, showing resounding success with red lettuce. Locavore astronauts are readying for their second space-farm-to-fork mission.<p>Last month 100 …

Crowds Gather In Canada to Watch Reindeer Migration

Reindeer

Smart Drones And Cheap Missiles Could Work Together To Win Future Wars

DARPA has dubbed it "system of systems", but a better name would be "fighter jets command robot swarms"<p>For an organization at the heart of the future of war, DARPA can sometimes really undersell what it’s making. Late last night, the agency released a video about drone and missile swarms, full of …

Scientists in Portugal Discover the Fossils of Earth's Largest Predator

Fossils

Paleontologists Uncover “Super Salamander” Boneyard

Finding fossils takes a combination of skill and luck. You have to be looking in the right place and have some idea of how to distinguish those precious pieces of prehistoric life from all the rock surrounding it. But that’s not all. How the sun hits stone, where your eyes fall along the outcrop, …

Wildlife Struggling Five Years After BP Oil Spill: Report

Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a new report says that creatures like dolphins, sea turtles and fish still haven't fully recovered.<p>Bottle-nose dolphins were found dead on the Louisiana coast in 2014 at four times historic rates, according to "Five …

U.S. Unveils Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gases

White House submits targets for meeting UN goals on climate change.<p>Following through with a pledge made last fall, the White House submitted plans Tuesday to the United Nations to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025.<p>The U.S. joins more than 30 other countries—including …

Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …