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Why Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech Is So Hard to Find Online

King himself once sued to prevent the unauthorized sale of his speech. Today, the publicly given speech is still tightly controlled.<p>As Washington gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech later this month, one thing might be …

Study: Near-Death Experiences Might Just Be Brain Fireworks

In a recent experiment, rats' brain activity surged as they approached death.<p><b>Problem:</b> One time I went to a Target in Indiana and all the “Non-Fiction Bestsellers” were arguments for the existence of heaven, with the exception of Cheryl Strayed’s <i>Wild</i> and maybe a cookbook or something. A lot of the …

Watch Lab-Grown Heart Tissue Beat On Its Own [Video]

Be still my heart.<p>A team of scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has created lab-grown human heart tissue that can beat on its own, according to a new study in <i>Nature Communications</i>.<p>In 2008, a University of Minnesota study showed that the original cells from a rat heart …

What Is the Best Solar Power Plant Technology to Cut Land Costs?

As the price of photovoltaic solar levels out and the value of concentrating solar power's storage improves, it is possible that the price of land …

Dolphins, Sharks, and Mermaids, Oh, My! Interview With a Real-life Mermaid and Ocean Activist

We're not in Kansas, anymore in our popular imaginations. In fact, Dorothy, in the 21st century, we're not even on land anymore. We're underwater. Perhaps it was inevitable that as coastlines sink and monster hurricanes flood our cities with increasing fury, we wake up to the fact that ours is a …

Mermaids

News by Month

Friday, August 30, 2013<p>Q&A with Jonathan Zittrain delves into recent cyber attacks on news media by the Syrian Electronic Army (Harvard …

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Photography

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Ryan Braun loses endorsement

Embattled Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun, suspended Monday without pay for the rest of the Major League Baseball season (65 games) for …

Dronestagram is the first social network for flying robot photography

Most drone-focused art projects seem to be using technology as a way to protest the continued attacks that the US military has been using them for. But a new website called Dronestagram is hoping to invigorate the creativity of commercial drone owners by giving them a place to upload the …

The Worst Companies To Work For In The U.S.: 24/7 Wall St.

From 24/7 Wall St.: For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on our list continue to make workers miserable.<p>In order to identify America’s worst companies to …

8 reasons our economy is more dysfunctional than ever

Self-sacrifice, fear and lowered expectations are the new normal in post-recession America<p>There’s a new normal in the American economy for vast slices of society and it’s discouragingly tough, despite all the cheerleading from the White House and economists that the country is in a slow but steady …

How To Use A Mortgage To Renovate Your Shabby House

Unfortunately, home improvement isn't free. Materials must be purchased and, in many cases, contractors must be paid. As such, home improvement loans are often in order.<p>How can you use a mortgage loan to renovate your shabby house and turn it into the home of your dreams?<p>If you decided to reenact …

Real Estate

The Datafication of Human Resources

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a “data business.”<p>Think about it this way: Facebook has “datafied” our friend network. Google has “datafied” our search and information retrieval. LinkedIn has “datafied” our professional connections. …

Pakistan's New Big Threat Isn't Terrorism—It's Water

Shortages of the precious resource threaten to destabilize the region even further.<p>In a report released last week by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan was pinpointed as "one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified, 'water-scarce'." As water demand …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

Here's The Full Text And Video Of Obama's Speech On Trayvon Martin

Here are the full remarks of his speech, as provided by the White House. They lasted 19 minutes.<p>Video of the speech follows the text:<p><i>1:33 P.M. EDT</i><p><b>THE PRESIDENT:</b> I wanted to come out here, first of all, to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is very much looking forward to the …

African-American News

Conceptual Self-Portrait Photography with an Unusual Twist

The self-portraits of photographer Alicia Savage are ethereal, bizarre and captivating all at once. It is also unusual how she conspicuously leaves …