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EXTREMISTS ATTACK IN IRAQ

Volunteers in the newly formed “ Peace Brigades” participate in a parade near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf.<p>AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo

With the AIA convention in Denver, a look at ten architectural gems

Among the responses to the severity of the functionalist ethos was the sumptuousness of formalism with its European roots. The marvelous 1965 U.S. …

Yosemite Pioneer Warren Harding

<b>When California’s pioneering state geologists</b> – hardbitten field surveyors normally inured to the sight of wildly configured mountains in a continent …

World's Largest Sand Sculpture Festival in Belgium

Now that it's officially summer, it's prime time for people to hit the beach and soak in some sun, though some truly imaginative folks do more than simply lounge around. Sand sculptors take this opportunity to show what they do best. To share and celebrate the work of gifted sand artists, there is …

Produce Exposed to Light is More Nutritious

Study finds that all-dark environments stunt antioxidant production.<p>How vegetables are stored could affect their nutritional value, new research from Rice University and the University of California, Davis shows.<p>Produce, as it turns out, has circadian rhythms like humans. If those day-night cycles …

University of California

'Supermoon' Science: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 Explained

There is more to a "supermoon" than meets the eye.<p>Science governs the appearance of the largest full moon of the year, and this weekend you can check …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

England, Meet Your New Giant Sheep-Eating Plant

It's huge and spiky and about to bloom in Surrey.<p><i>Puya chilensis</i> is a very large bromeliad, native to the mountains of Chile. Bromeliads are spiky, mostly tropical, mostly New-World plants, the best-known of which is probably the pineapple. But while the pineapple is delicious, <i>Puya chilensis</i> is a …

Harwich ferry emergency as boat holed after striking quay

A ferry carrying almost 500 passengers struggled to stay upright on Saturday afternoon after striking a dock and letting in water. The Sirena Seaways …

Drone Over Washington

Artist and critic James Bridle's UAV-focused show opened this week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one block from the White House.<p>STML/Flickr<p>Before you set foot in James Bridle's new exhibit at D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art, you will likely walk directly on top of its largest work: an outline of a …

Billionaire Dan Gilbert's 7.6 Million Square Foot Stake In Detroit

Even as Detroit battles to stay fiscally afloat, billionaire Dan Gilbert continues to snap up property in the Motor City. On Tuesday, Gilbert’s Rock Ventures confirmed that Gilbert has purchased two more buildings on Woodward Avenue, a stone’s throw from the Detroit River.<p>Gilbert, who ranks as the …

This New York Company Could Become The Etsy Of 3D Printing

Think of it as Etsy for people who make their stuff using 3D printers.<p>The company just raised $30 million so that it can bring its 3D printing business more mainstream. Shapeways plans to use the cash to grow its team, build more factories, and continue to overcome technological challenges that …