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Interview: Gorgeous Landscapes Heightened by Auroras Illuminating the Night Sky

While Calgary, Canada-based photographer Neil Zeller has photographed everything from cityscapes to remote mountains to corporate events, his heart ultimately belongs to the night sky and its myriad of breathtaking wonders. Twinkling stars, bright hints of the Milky Way, and the otherworldly glow …

See Architect Stefano Boeri's High-Rise Tree House

See Architect Stefano Boeri's High-Rise Tree HouseGreen design—integrating eco-friendly components into urban architecture—is a movement that's been …

Architecture

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

Quantum Mechanics

Adidas’s Latest “Futurecraft” Shoes Are Made From One Seamless Piece Of Leather

At first glance, Adidas’s new shoe looks like their iconic Superstar, just sewn up in leather. That is, until you look closer at the toe box, ankle, those three stripes. You see that’s not stitching holding the shoe together. Actually, that’s not <i>anything</i> holding the shoe together.<p>In fact, the …

8 Mind Bending Optical Illusions by Erik Johansson

These images by Swedish photographer, artist, and Photoshop genius Erik Johansson are anything but ordinary. What at first appears to be a room, …

Modern Art

Walmart’s Use of Sci-fi Tech To Spot Shoplifters Raises Privacy Questions

In the old days, when a store caught someone stealing, a detective would march the thief to a backroom and take his picture with a Polaroid camera. …

An accidental breakthrough in a Stockholm lab could reap a fortune for the engineers who made it

Since John Elvesjo noticed a sensor tracking his eye movements in a lab experiment, the technology he developed with Henrik Eskilsson and Marten Skogo has helped disabled people use a computer by identifying where they are looking on the screen.<p>The system uses invisible infra-red light to …

Augmented Reality

100 Dalai Lama Quotes That Will Change Your Life

The Dalai Lama, his holiness is a world leader that is committed to promoting positive values such as , forgiveness,self-discipline, tolerance, …

Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Is Released From Prison - XXL

<i>On this day, Nov. 4, in hip-hop history…</i><p><b>2010:</b> At the height of his music career, Lil Wayne was arrested in 2007 and charged with criminal possession …

National Grid uses 'last resort' measures to keep UK lights on

Coal plant breakdowns and low wind power output force National Grid to pay dozens of businesses to reduce their energy usage<p>Britain was forced to rely on new "last resort" measures to keep the lights on for the first time on Wednesday after coal power plants broke down and wind farms produced less …

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st …

The Unhackable iPhone Has Been Compromised: "Intelligence Agencies Can Intercept Calls, Messages, & Access Data"

Iphone maker Apple, Inc. claimed last month that their latest iteration of the wildly popular handheld device was <b>unhackable</b>. According to HackRead, …

Congressman introduces bill to end warrantless Stingray surveillance

Legislation from Jason Chaffetz would make it illegal for Stingray technology to be deployed without a warrant: ‘If you’re just on a surfing expedition, back off’<p>A bill has been introduced in Congressthat aims to control the use of the sophisticated surveillance equipment known as Stingray, …

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Astronomy
Oregon

Edward Snowden interview: 'Smartphones can be taken over'

<b>Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said.</b><p>The former intelligence contractor told the BBC's Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the power to hack into phones without their owners' …

Surveillance

How Hip-Hop Cars Have Changed Through the Ages

Cars and hip-hop go together like blunts, 40s and company of the female persuasion. But that’s not to say tastes have always remained the same. From …

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot - Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

Tampa Bay, FL – A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his …

Couple throws Oregon wedding complete with open weed bar

While it’s been a long-standing tradition to sneak weed into a wedding, one couple has gone out of their way to get all their attendants stoned.<p>Bride Whitney Alexander married groom John Elledge this summer in an Oregon wedding complete with an open weed bar set up in a tent — or what Alexander …

Did Police Arrest Juvenile For Rapping N.W.A. Lyrics At Them?

ROGERS PARK — North Side police officers have become unwitting stars of a viral Facebook video that allegedly shows a young person being arrested for …

Twenty percent of deputies walk off job after Oregon sheriff allegedly beats handcuffed suspect

Over twenty percent of deputies Klamath County, Oregon recently asked to be put on leave after Sheriff Frank Skrah was accused of punching a …

How To Write a Healing Poem

For years, psychotherapists have suggested poetry as a way to navigate difficult times. This mode of healing is particularly valuable for those who …

Is this proof the US is carrying out SECRET weather tests that could cause an earthquake?

YouTubeThe light over Indiana (top left) and clouds over Texas<p>UFO shaped clouds seen over Texas and a strange light seen darting above Indiana have …

Weather

25 things only emotionally unavailable people know

<b>Dead inside?</b><p>Snap.<p>Let’s stay at a respectful distance from each other, discuss nothing emotional, and be best internet friends.<p>Being emotionally …

North Dakota Becomes First State To Legalize Drones Weaponized With Tasers, Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets & Sound Cannons

To Cover Up for the BAD Guys ...<p>They'll be much more careful in the future...<p>If you want to keep your gold close at hand in your own home, you will …

Does marijuana smell bad? An Oregon court issues ruling on 'olfactory assault'

Every now and then, the people must call upon the wisdom of the American judicial system to answer the urgent questions of our time.<p>For instance: Does weed smell bad?<p>Not necessarily, an Oregon appeals court says.<p>"Indeed, some people undoubtedly find the scent pleasant," the Oregon Court of Appeals …

Cannabis

Be the first in your family to land on Mars

There’s a good chance I will be the first Pierini to land on Mars. No, I did not win some contest that sends me on a one-way trip to the Red Planet in the name of reality TV.<p>But I did register my name with NASA to have it embedded on a microchip headed to Mars. Now it’s your turn.<p>The process is …

Space Science