Aaron William LeVier

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6 old weapons that still serve the military well

Sorry Mike Huckabee, but some old workhorses don't need replacing.<p>During the recent Republican debate, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee chose the venerable B-52 Stratofortress to exemplify how the military was being hobbled by declining defense spending. But as some commentators have explained , …

Send your name to Mars without ever leaving your computer

Now, even if you can't go to Mars, your name still can.<p>NASA is asking members of the public to submit their names to fly to Mars aboard the space …

Space Science

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Samsung's Note line of phones has always been about three things: a huge screen, outsized performance, and a stylus. But now, with the Galaxy Note 5, two of those three things aren't so special anymore. Every Android phone is big now, and almost all of those big phones are fast and powerful. And …

These are the official Galaxy Note 5 accessories from Samsung

Whether you're holding out for that new fast charge wireless charger or a new OEM case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you can't go wrong with …

Three of the most influential Alien Species on Earth

<b>There is a worldwide debate going on about aliens. There are people who believe that we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings, and</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 review

Twice a year each and every year, just like clockwork, smartphone reviewers like myself used to look forward to finding new ways to phrase the same …

Microsoft was secretly planning to make a GameBoy rival, but had a really good reason for killing the project

Nintendo had the Game Boy, then the DS, now the 3DS. Sony had the PlayStation Portable, and now has the PlayStation Vita.<p>So why not Microsoft?<p>"That's just not a priority. It's just not what we're going to do. It's interesting! And there might be somebody who could do a good job with that, but it's …

Cannabis discovered in tobacco pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden

Forensic testing of 400-year-old pipes suggest playwright might have smoked more than just tobacco<p>South African scientists have discovered that 400-year-old tobacco pipes excavated from the garden of William Shakespeare contained cannabis, suggesting the playwright might have written some of his …

Expose: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 fully leaked, packaging and all

There are secrets, and then there are <i>secrets</i>. Samsung sure knows how to keep them given the design and definite details of last year’s Galaxy Note Edge remained a total secret until the launch event. <i>This year</i> however, the Galaxy Note 5 can’t seem to stay out of the limelight. While the past few …

Astronauts are about to eat the first food grown in space

Space: the final frontier for leafy greens.<p>The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The lettuce was grown for 15 months with a system called Veg-01, which uses red, blue, and green LED lights to grow …

Why walk? Ride this portable personal transporter instead

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Here's something I find bonkers.<p>People slide their Lexuses into a mall parking lot and desperately drive around until they can find a spot as close as possible to the mall.<p>Sometimes, it takes them 10 or 15 …

Portable

This guy quit his job at Walmart after his crazy life hacks went massively viral on YouTube

You've probably seen 28-year-old Taras Kulakov's lifehack videos, but you probably don't know exactly who he is.<p>You're not alone! For someone with over 400 videos that have been viewed nearly 779 million times, very little is known about Kulakov. He has never given an interview and aside from two …

Removing Military Weaponry From Our Streets

Police and sheriff departments in California have obtained more than 15,000 assault rifles, many for use in ordinary street patrolling. Police in the state received about half of these military-grade weapons through Pentagon handouts during the last decade, while California police have purchased …

WATCH: 'UFO' seen at space station leads to conspiracist claims 'ISS monitored by aliens'

Alien chasers believe the number of sightings means astronauts on board the ISS "are probably being monitored by extra terrestrials" almost daily.<p>The …

Paranormal

Teenage boys and girls don't use social media in the same way

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, technology and social media are more integral to teenagers’ social lives than ever. The …

Parents of South Carolina teen killed by police demand answers

Zachary Hammond went out on a date on the evening of July 26. He drove a 23-year-old woman to the parking lot of a local restaurant, and he never …

South Carolina

Police Stop Man for Jaywalking and Find Over 30 Bags of Marijuana, Illegal Gun — Here’s How He Escaped All Charges

A Detroit man could have ended up in prison for the rest of his life, but one very significant detail helped to make sure that didn’t happen.<p>Police arrested Dwight Robinson for jaywalking, then found 30 bags of marijuana and a gun on him during a search, WJBK-TV reported. Robinson isn’t allowed to …

This man is determined to make his brand of legal weed as recognizable as TV dinners

A marijuana dispenser in Colorado is modeling his career after an unlikely business hero: TV dinner tycoon Clarence Birdseye, who practically invented the frozen food industry thanks to his dual interests in food preservation and inventing new technology.<p>Ryan Fox is hoping to do the same by …

Scientists Discover Farthest Galaxy From Earth Ever Recorded

Scientists have just found a galaxy so far away from Earth that it offers a glimpse back in time to the Big Bang.<p>The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. …

Synthetic Weed Is F-ing Up New York

Subway surfing, hallucinations, suicide, murder. Thanks to K2, people are losing their minds—literally.<p>If you haven’t heard of K2, consider yourself …

It Turns out the Worst Rumors About Marijuana Are Dead Wrong

Researchers have come to some remarkable conclusions about the effects of marijuana use in recent years—how it reduces pain and helps heal fractured …

State Lawmakers Want Feds To Respect Their Marijuana Laws

“State lawmakers just sent a message to Congress that could not be any clearer."<p>State lawmakers agree: The federal government should not interfere with states that set their own marijuana laws.<p>The National Conference of State Legislatures, a nongovernment organization composed of state lawmakers …

Samsung teases Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and what could be a new tablet

Every Samsung Unpacked event is preceded by a litany of teasers, and the one scheduled for next week in New York is no exception.<p>Samsung has already kicked off the teaser campaign for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a countdown page that the company put up on its Philippines site reveals …

Phones

This infographic shows how likely different races are to go to prison

The criminal justice system in America is racially skewed, and as incarceration rates continue to climb, studies have found that African-Americans are disproportionately affected to a significant extent.<p>This illustration from the Sentencing Project shows exactly how stark the racial disparity is in …

Samsung's new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone

Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's the only way to destroy a black hole

I've suggested a bunch of crazy ideas, like blasting it with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it. Nothing would work, everything would just make it bigger and angrier.<p>Turns out the only way to defeat a black hole is to sit on your hands and wait for it to evaporate. That's not …

Is This the Beginning of the End of the War on Weed?

<b>This story was published on July 6, 2015. Here's the original writeup:</b>Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California, is the largest medical …

Gun, cannabis lead to habitual criminal charge

<b>Photo by: Champaign County sheriff's office</b><p>Justin Cavette<p>URBANA — A multiple-convicted felon found in an Urbana home where police also located a gun …

Cannabis

Cannabis bill could remove restrictions on medical marijuana in schools

Missourians Testify in Support of Medical Marijuana<p>07/02/2018 (0) (0)<p>San Francisco will wipe thousands of marijuana convictions<p>02/02/2018 (0) …