Shannon McKiernan

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Brilliant Garage Apartment Maximizes Space With Custom Multi-Functional Furniture

This garage near Laurelhurst Park in Portland is actually an Auxiliary Dwelling Unit topped off with a brilliant space efficient apartment. Designed …

Design

Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping

Underground images show a large complex of monuments and buildings used in rituals dating back thousands of years.<p><b>An astonishing complex of ancient monuments, buildings, and barrows has lain hidden and unsuspected beneath the Stonehenge area for thousands of years. Scientists discovered the site</b> …

Comet Probe Finds Elements Of Life

The Rosetta spacecraft has discovered all the elements of life in the gases jetting from a comet as it approaches the Sun.<p>The ingredients that make up amino acids, life’s building blocks, are all contained in the tail of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G). Among them are methane, …

So You Lost Your Drone Again?

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>One of …

US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit

1 / 3<p>An artist's illustration of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane in orbit. The solar-powered winged spacecraft has spent more than 620 days in …

Another Look At Why Alcohol May Be More Dangerous Than Heroin

An authoritative 2010 study led by former UK drug czar David Nutt found alcohol to be the most dangerous drug in the country. The research rated 20 drugs based on 16 criteria: nine related to the harms that a drug produces in the individual and seven to the harms to others.<p>This chart from Nutt's …

Smaller environmental footprints spell profits for businesses

Environmental progress comes in many forms, from grassroots political action to international emissions reduction targets. But if you want to make …

Here's Today's Sign That Europe Is Coming Apart...

With the economy still basically in Depression, antipathy towards the Eurozone and the EU continue to grow.<p>The latest bit of evidence? In regional elections today, in Germany, the anti-Eurozone party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) garnered over 10% of the vote. Note that AfD didn't even exist in …

Drone footage reveals what little now remains of Gaza

The 50-day war between Israel and Hamas was more destructive than you might have imagined<p>Gaza was devastated by this summer's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, 64 Israeli soldiers, and five Israeli civilians. Israeli air strikes destroyed more 17,000 …

Why doesn't Amazon sell iPhones?

Amazon sells virtually everything, but it has never offered the newest iPhones on its site, a testament to the complicated relationship it has with Apple.<p>As consumers scramble all over the web to get their hands on Apple's latest creations, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there's one place no one …

Arab states 'offer help with air strikes' against Islamic State

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1108000/1108314_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525091503_488cd69e1788f9a340f57f141b9bec4e<p><b>Several Arab countries have offered to take part in air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, US officials say.</b><p>But any action is …

Middle East

Gaza children back to school after 50-day war

At least half a million children returned to their schools in the Gaza strip on Sunday, where many will be given special attention and pyschological counselling before their regular classes begin.<p>This initiative aims to help children deal with the traumas the war has inflicted on them.<p>There has …

IS: Using hostages as a weapon of war? | Iraq

British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the group which calls itself the Islamic State for killing a British aid worker David Haines, the third such killing in recent weeks.<p>Cameron said: "The fact that an aid worker was taken, held and brutally murdered at the hands of ISIL, sums up what …

North Korea sentences US citizen Matthew Miller to hard labour

An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile acts" by a North Korean court, the state-run KCNA news agency has said.<p>Matthew Miller was arrested in April, shortly after arriving as a tourist. The charges against him have not been specified but authorities claim he tore …

North Korea

Brain may 'compensate' for Alzheimer's damage

<b>The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows.</b><p>The study suggests some people recruit extra nerve power to help maintain their ability to think.<p>Scientists hope the findings could shed light on why only some …

Neuroscience

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

Bergen: British connection to ISIS beheadings

<i>Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at the New America Foundation and the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden."</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- He has beheaded again. The tall, masked British man with the London accent, working with ISIS.<p>His first two victims …

Arizona Congressman Claims It's "True That We Know That" ISIS Is On The U.S. Border

"It is true that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez or they were within the last few weeks." It appears he's citing a report that federal authorities have dismissed.<p>A Republican Arizona congressman says ISIS currently is or has operated on the U.S. border in the past couple weeks, …

El Paso

British PM vows justice after 'act of pure evil'

Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants, along with the United States, State Department officials said Sunday.<p>The offer was disclosed by officials traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry, but the Arab countries were not identified.<p>The …