Nick Shrader

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Hear Elk Scream Like Demons From Lord of the Rings

The large North American deer have evolved a dual strategy to produce their bloodcurdling shrieks, a new study says.<p>If you’re walking through the woods in parts of the United States or Canada and hear a bloodcurdling screech, a <i></i>Ringwraith isn't on your tail. It could be just a male elk in the …

A 12-Year-Old Girl Who Had Her Family Murdered a Decade Ago Is About to Be Free

It remains one of the most disturbing murders in Canadian history.<p>He would have graduated high school this year.<p>On April 23, 2006, the boy—who we still can't legally name—was killed in his bed. The eight-year-old's throat was cut from end to end, his blood splattered on his toys. His parents were …

A' design award and competition 2016 winners revealed!

<b>A’ design award and competition 2016 winners revealed!</b><p><b>the A’ design award, the world’s largest and most diffused international design awards</b> …

Packaging Design

The Human Who Teaches Orphan Sloths How to Be Wild Animals

Sam Trull was never prouder of Kermie than when she watched him fight another sloth for the first time.<p>The two-toed sloth was hanging upside down …

"Civil War's" Evans, Downey Jr. Wage Doughnut War In Tense Video

If you thought the issue of superhuman registration got Captain America and Iron Man riled up, just wait until you see what they do when a highly …

Marvel Universe

America’s “Prince” problem: How Black people — and art — became “devalued”

<b>Prince (AP/John Shearer)</b><p>The reserved musical icon spoke hard truths at the Grammys — about art, artists and our disturbing racial politics<p>Brittney Cooper<p>April 21, 2016 6:06pm (UTC)<p>Near the end of the 2015 Grammy Awards, musical icon Prince presented the Grammy for Best Album, with this preamble: …

Black Lives Matter

Revamp Transforms Crumbling 1700s Stone House Into Stellar Modern Home

It's located on a Scottish island, natch<p>When it comes to residential adaptive reuse, the sky is the limit: a grain silo could be home sweet home. But a more confounding challenge could be what to do with a very old home in a state of total disrepair.<p>At an ailing 18th-century stone house on the …

5 Extinct Animals Science Could Bring Back to Life

As climate change and poaching threaten species like the South China tiger, Gulf porpoise and Sumatran elephant, and while as many as 1 in 6 animal …

These Zaha Hadid Buildings Will Open Posthumously This Year

Long live Zaha.<p>Though Zaha Hadid unexpectedly passed away on March 31, the prolific architect is still introducing new work to the world. Her firm, which will still operate under the name Zaha Hadid Architects, has 36 projects on the boards in 21 different countries. (Moreover, Hadid herself …

1965 Mustang Espionage

No state secrets were stolen in the making of this 1965 Mustang Espionage, but its true capabilities might be a secret — until you step on the gas. …

6-year-old Afghan girl's murder puts spotlight on history of discrimination and abuse in Iran

On the last day of her short life, Setayesh Qoreishi – a 6-year-old Afghan refugee – stepped out of her family's home in the Tehran suburbs to buy an ice cream. She didn't return.<p>Police records say she was kidnapped by a teenage Iranian neighbor who raped and stabbed the girl to death, and then …

Human Rights

Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On 'The Obama Effect'

<i>This story is part of an occasional Code Switch series we're calling "The Obama Effect." The series explores how conversations about race and identity have evolved over the course of the Obama presidency. You can read more about the series here.</i><p>Earlier this spring I met Pablo Ramirez, a …

Immigration

Harriet Tubman: 5 Things You Didn't Know About the Underground Railroad Icon and Civil War Spy Who Will Grace the New $20 Bill

Many Americans rejoiced when it was announced Wednesday that Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of a new $20 …

Black History

The reason why you can't sleep when staying away from home explained by science

After a long journey you arrive at the hotel and vow that the holiday of a lifetime will begin after a good night’s sleep. Except the next morning, …

Prince Hated What The Internet Was Doing To Music

And that's why it's hard to listen to Prince on streaming services.<p>Prince left a pop music legacy when he died Thursday at age 57, but you can't listen to his work everywhere online. In July, he pulled all but one solo track from Spotify. Meanwhile, he has a sparse Vevo presence and nothing on …

Apple Music

U.S. soldier helps foil plot to blow up school in Denmark

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Army captain working in Iraq helped foil a terrorist plot to blow up a school in Denmark, according to a U.S. defense official.<p>Capt. Bradley Grimm provided "actionable intelligence" gleaned from captured documents in Iraq about foreign fighters from Denmark that included information …

U.S. Army

Congress looks at re-starting the F-22 Raptor program

<b>(CNN) —</b> A week after Russian military aircraft buzzed dangerously close to U.S. Navy ships and Air Force spy planes, Congress is considering bringing back production of stealthy F-22 Raptor air-to-air fighter jets.<p>Lawmakers have tacked a provision onto a defense bill that will determine how much it …

Military

Surprise: 1990s Design Trends Are Coming Back

The 1990s gave us so much: Koosh balls, slap bands, dial-up Internet, and the Taco Bell Chihuahua. (Ranked in no particular order.) And while these all evoke warm feelings of nostalgia -- or maybe that's just a taco craving -- some '90s trends should be left in the past, especially when it comes to …

Prince Dies at 57, and the Fashion World Reacts on Instagram

With the sudden death of Prince at age 57, the fashion world has taken to Instagram with remembrances of a fashion and music icon. Over the course of his more than three decade-long career, he released an enormous catalogue of tracks that defy genre but won him myriad fans and admirers. At the same …

Kylie Jenner

Here's the REAL Story Behind Kylie Jenner and That Blogger Twinning at Coachella

Apparently, it's not at all as it seemed.<p>Last weekend at Coachella, fans accused Kylie Jenner of copying blogger and designer Brit Day's bold festival look. The two both wore the same Discount Universe bikini, and similar colorful hair. Brit posted a side-by-side pic to her Instagram, joking that …

How Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, and Karlie Kloss Are Changing the Face of Eco Fashion

It might only be five years old, but Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge has prompted designers from Alberta Ferrettito Victoria Beckham to rethink how they approach fashion. Focusing on environmentally sustainable materials, designers have created countless runway-ready designs using ethical …

11 Books That Scared Master of Horror Stephen King

<i><br>Author Stephen King | Image: Pinguino</i><p>It would likely take a well written and original horror tale to impress the master of that book genre, Stephen …

This clothing company whose CEO is richer than Warren Buffett is blowing the competition out of the water

Inditex, the fast-fashion retailer's parent company based in Spain, recently said profits in the first quarter jumped by a whopping 28%. Sales were up by an impressive 14%.<p>Zara's mysterious founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the world's second-richest man— surpassing even Warren Buffett.<p>The retailer, …

Clothing

How To Use a Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

Faubourg Tremé: The Fascinating and Tragic Story of America’s Oldest Black Neighborhood

“Long before Rosa Parks, people in my neighborhood [Faubourg Tremé] lived a civil rights movement that changed the course of American history.” – …

Drone carrying drugs, hacksaw blades crashes at Oklahoma prison | Reuters

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A drone carrying mobile phones, drugs, hacksaw blades and other material dangling in a bundle from a fishing line crashed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester before inmates could grab the contraband, prison officials said on Tuesday.<p>A drone that was carrying a …

Drones

Simple And Easy Tips for Complete Lower Back Pain Relief

With over 65 million Americans suffering from back pain. It’s the second most common reason for medical visits. For 20 long years, I suffered from …