Offlander CaptWest

40 Added | 3 Magazines | 10 Likes | 3 Followers | @OfflanderCa85qc | Keep up with Offlander CaptWest on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Offlander CaptWest”

Is this a crashed UFO? Strange sighting on Google Maps baffles internet sleuths

A strange sighting in the Antarctic snow on Google Maps looks like a crashed UFO - can you use Google Maps to figure out what it is?<p>Internet sleuths are convinced that the remains of a crashed UFO can be seen in the snow of the South Pole - via Google Maps.<p>The co-ordinates of the 'crash site' have …

Paranormal

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos19 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion

Marijuana Doesn't Shrink Brains, But It Can Change Them, Studies Find

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Marijuana doesn’t appear to shrink important regions of the brains of users, but a study published Wednesday shows something possibly more subtle and important: …

Cannabis

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Milky Way Galaxy

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

The Future

Extinction - Trailer 1

Patrick, Jack, and his daughter Lu have outlasted the zombie apocalypse by shutting themselves off. When Patrick goes scavenging, he discovers the …

Extinction

10 Reasons Gamers Will Love Windows 10

Whenever I think about Windows 10, I hear Russell Watson belting the <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> theme song: “It’s been a long road, getting from there to …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Pluto New Horizons mission: what happens next?

Nasa’s spacecraft made its historic flypast of Pluto yesterday, and scientists are standing by for data. Here’s a guide to the mission and what happens next.<p>When did the mission begin?<p>New Horizons blasted off in January 19 2006, and was the fastest launch recorded, reaching speeds of over 36,000 …

'Antarctic vortex' settling in across NSW and Victoria, say meteorologists

As the big chill sets in, snow dusts Orange in NSW’s central west, storms damage homes in the Riverina region, and strong winds down power lines in Adelaide<p>The cold spell dubbed the “Antarctic vortex” that has enveloped much of south-eastern Australia is “not going away in a hurry”, the Bureau of …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Mexico

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Military

NSA loses power to collect phone records as parts of Patriot Act expire

Senate fails to meet midnight deadline after opposition by libertarian senator Rand Paul<p>The NSA has temporarily lost its power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans after the US Senate failed to meet a midnight deadline for re-authorising the surveillance programme.<p>A deadlock …

13 Best and Worst Modern-Horror Movie Remakes

From 'Halloween' to 'Evil Dead,' how do today's scary-movie redos measure up?<p>Last weekend, horror fans were blessed (or cursed) with a new version of</i> …

Evil Dead

MIT's Cheetah-Bot Makes Running Jumps With Lifelike Ease

MIT has been working on its Cheetah robot for years, showing how it can run fast, change its gait mid-stride, and so on — but this latest achievement might be the the most impressive. The robot can now make flying leaps over obstacles as high as 15 inches. Doesn't sound like much, sure, but you try …

Robotics

Inside Palmyra, the Ancient City ISIS Just Sacked

Hours after the terror group grabbed its second city in a week, Palmyra was pitch-black and silent. But residents are bracing for bloody …

Middle East

How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed."<p>It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco, Texas. A wild shootout in broad daylight left …

The 6 best exercises for six-pack abs

1. Pullup<p><b>Why it works your abs</b>: People typically think of the pullup as an exercise for your biceps and back, and it is. But when done correctly—no …

Two Feet

44 ways to get stronger now

Getting strong doesn't mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. Moves like that are what get you hurt, and …

Lighten Up to Bulk Up

<b></b>Lighten Up to Bulk UpIt’s one of the most popular assumptions in all of gymdom: To get big muscles, you need to lift big weights. Fitness culture is …

Exercise

The One Workout You Need to Strip Off Body Fat for Summer

<b></b>The One Workout You Need to Strip Off Body Fat for SummerLast minute man? If you’ve waited until now to get your body in shape for the season of …

Exercise

Home Improvement Assistance Programs for Seniors

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as possible, but money is very tight.<p>-- Inquiring …

Scientists Watching Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano for New Eruption

Scientists are closely watching a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island for a possible eruption after volatile changes in the level of a lake of lava on its …

The Ghosts of Laprak

How life in a small mountainous village was turned upside down by Nepal’s deadly earthquake — loved ones lost, homes destroyed. BuzzFeed News’ Anup Kaphle brings the first in-depth report from Laprak, near the quake’s epicenter.<p>LAPRAK, Nepal — It was a quiet Saturday in Laprak. With the village’s …