Javier Cortes

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Geography in the News: The Scourge of Landmines

Changing Planet<p>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM<p><b>The Scourge of Landmines</b><p>In January 2012, U.S. Navy SEALs stormed an encampment in northern Somalia to rescue two aid workers taken hostage in October 2011. While the rescue itself was newsworthy, the operation also …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

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How to Find a Diamond in Arkansas

A teenage visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park takes home a 3.85-carat gem.<p><b>As teenager Tana Clymer discovered this month, watching where you step can really pay off—especially on a certain patch of volcanic soil in southwest Arkansas. Visitors to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro</b> …

Left or Right Tail Wags Elicit Different Emotional Responses From Dogs

Dogs can tell which way a tail wags, and respond emotionally to its direction.<p><b>Not all tail wags are created equal. Although a dog wagging its tail may look friendly to us, to other dogs, there is a wealth of information in such a seemingly simple action.</b><p>A new study finds that dogs respond to the …

Q&A: What Makes a Good Cadaver Dog?

Author Cat Warren talks about the science of working dogs.<p><b>Looking for a way to harness the energy of an unruly German shepherd puppy named Solo, English professor Cat Warren started training him as a cadaver dog. The two have spent the past seven years as volunteers searching for the dead.</b><p>In her …

Gold Grows On Eucalyptus Trees

Australian researchers confirm that deep-rooted Eucalyptus trees pilfer gold from ore deposits underground and transport them into their leaves.<p><b>There's gold in them thar trees. Eucalyptus trees, that is. Australian researchers have found that microscopic gold particles from underground ore deposits</b> …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

Redskin's running back Alfred Morris takes delivery of his fully refurbished '91 Mazda 626

Want to restore your 20-year-old daily driver for free? All you have to do is be a starting running back in the NFL.<p>After being drafted as starting running back for the Washington Redskins in 2012, Alfred Morris drove his 1991 Mazda 626 from Florida to Virginia for his first day of NFL training …

Behind the Cover: Honoring Late Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

National Geographic's November cover image shows Tim Samaras doing what he loved.<p><b>This month's National Geographic cover story is about the life and death of Tim Samaras. The renowned storm chaser and self-taught scientist died on May 31, at age 55, when he was overtaken by a tornado in El Reno,</b> …

Auschwitz Victim - 1942

Adorable & angelic Yeti Rozenfarb taken when she was around 3 years old in Lorraine France, 1939. She was murdered three years later in 1942 at Auschwitz. [ Original: Yeti Rozenfarb 1942 Auschwitz Holocaust Victim ]

This Is The Alleged "Secret Menu" At McDonald's

The dollar menu may be dead (RIP), but you can still allegedly order these top-secret McDonald's items.<p>"Our fans like to customize our menu in many unique ways. It's important to remember that participation varies from restaurant to restaurant as McDonald's franchisees are independent business …

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Pauly D Meet Pauly D's Baby Mama She's a Hooter

Meet the woman <b>Pauly D</b> knocked up on the first try.<p><b>Amanda Markert</b> -- a Hooters' alum who worked as a VIP hostess when she and Pauly got wasted in …

The fighter workout

There’s a way to burn fat without doing hours of skull-numbing cardio: martial arts training.<p>That’s right: Used for years in boxing and MMA training, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Eight miles of water: underground with Manhattan's new aquatic lifeline

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – after studying calcified plaque on Neanderthal fossil teeth found in El Sidrón cave in Spain – last year concluded that members of this extinct human species cooked vegetables …

The Secret Life Of Jaws

After tagging more than 75 sharks, researchers at the University of Miami have built a database that tracks the movements of several species. The nine individuals here have vastly different migration patterns. The bull shark Lia covered only 20 miles over 74 days, while Linda, a tiger shark, …

Scientists want to annihilate asteroids using nuclear weapons

There's a devastating asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and humanity only has a few years to destroy it before it destroys us. Scientists around the world are looking for solutions to just that scenario, and some of them are channeling Bruce Willis to do it.<p>Experts have previously pondered the idea …

Sex Positions That Won't Break Your Artificial Hip, According To Science

A motion capture study explores the range of hip motion required for sexual activities.<p>These are questions you try not to think about when your graddad gets his hip replaced, but when you get an artificial joint, some hip-shaking activities become a little more risky. Like, uh, dancing. Or sex.<p>As a …

'Climate change refugee' fights to stay in New Zealand

A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he is a refugee – suffering not from persecution, but from climate change.<p>The 37-year-old and his wife left their remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati six years ago for higher ground and …