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Jeb Bush Continues "Death Spiral" At GOP Debate

An ill-fated attack on Marco Rubio was followed by a quiet, and at times awkward, performance for Bush — who badly needed a good night.<p>BOULDER, Colorado — Jeb Bush's beleaguered presidential campaign was dealt another blow at Wednesday's Republican primary debate when the candidate's high-stakes …

Making Ocean Water Drinkable Is Much Harder Than You Think

California's Carlsbad Desalination Project, which will start operating later this year, will process more than 104 million gallons of seawater daily, turning about half that into drinking water.<p>When Dean Spatz began his introduction-to-engineering-design class as a sophomore at Dartmouth in 1963, …

DIY household cleaners you can make in 5 minutes or less

Pinterest has spoken: DIY cleaners are one of the biggest home trends the visual bookmarking site expects for 2015. And we're here to help you hop on the bandwagon, which is a good idea for more reasons than just being trendy.<p>Not only can DIY cleaners be more cost effective, but they are also free …

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

Stacey King; the master of the jika rig

During the second week in July, we posted a report on the Finesse News Network that caught the attention of Stacey King of Reeds Spring, Missouri.<p>The …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

Hanging from rails up to 80 feet above the street, the Skysmart system uses a series of personal pods that run on either solar power or pedaling from …

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Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white lesions form on its skin. Next, the starfish, normally plush with water absorbed to keep its shape, starts to deflate. Then suddenly, its limbs begin …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

5 Getaways That Are Only Good in Winter

We know, we know: It's cold out. Not just "cold," but that finally-really-winter frigid that makes you feel achey, keeps you at home, and -- more often than not -- makes you feel totally, maddeningly stir-crazy. But fear not, our temporarily housebound readers: The savviest travelers know that …

Ecofarm, An At-Home Mini Ecosystem With a Built-In Aquarium That Grows Herbs Using Fish Waste

Ecofarm is an aquaponic miniature herb garden that uses fish waste generated in a small aquarium to grow plants. Contaminated water and fish fecal …

Catch More Bass On Small Natural Lakes By Finding The "Middle Zone"

Every bass fisherman enjoys escaping the hustle and bustle of crowded summer lakes. I know I do when time permits. And I believe one of the finest …

Amazon’s Echo and the smart TVs that are listening to and watching everything you do

Amazon’s Echo defies easy description. Actually, that’s not quite true: the easy way to describe it is “creepy as hell”. What’s trickier is explaining what it is.<p>The Echo <i>(below)</i> is a 20cm-tall black cylinder, that sits in your home and listens to everything you do. You will want it to do this, if …

Amanda Knox Now Writing For Local Weekly Newspaper

Amanda Knox has gone from making the news to writing it herself.<p>Nearly a year after being found guilty of murder for the second time, Knox is currently working as a freelance reporter for the West Seattle Herald, a local weekly newspaper in Washington.<p>The paper's managing editor, Ken Robinson, told …

Where to Eat Rabbit In Los Angeles

Give it a try. You can buy the cuts yourself at select butchers around town, or just head to these four restaurants in Los Angeles that aren’t …

Treated Human Waste as Fertilizer?

When Angelenos flush their toilets, where does all that waste go?<p>Sewage sludge accumulated by more than four million residents in Los Angeles is …

Five Tips for Catching Trophy Brown Trout in Autumn

I love the fall colors. And I'm not talking about trees.<p>I'm talking about the vivid, vibrant spots on brown trout in spawn mode. At this time of …

Trout Eats Shrews In Bizarre Case Of Fish-On-Mammal Gluttony (PHOTO)

Someone was very, very hungry!<p>Researchers conducting a trout study a few years ago in Alaska's Togiak National Wildlife Refuge reported the unusual discovery of a rainbow trout with close to 20 baby shrews (a small mammal) in its stomach. The find was so interesting, Togiak wrote about it on its …

Fishing Shallow Water Bass Using Lip-less Crankbaits

Here’s Elite Bass Pro Gerald Swindle (G-Man) discussing how to use the Lucky Craft LV-100 lip-less crankbait to target shallow, schooling bass.<p>This …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

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A balloon for obesity: an option between medication and surgery?

For many struggling with obesity, taking one of the newly approved prescription medications for weight loss (marketed as Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave) feels like climbing a mountain with a walking cane — it's a little help, but not enough. And bariatric surgery — a permanent replumbing of the …

The World’s Top False-Memory Expert Explains Why Everything You Know Might Be Wrong

Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and Oliver North—Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has testified on behalf of them all.<p><i>Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Photo by the author</i><p>Ted Bundy, O. J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and …