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Atheist Chaplains Would Call Fallen Soldiers 'Worm Food,' GOP Congressman Says (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON -- There are no atheists in foxholes, the saying goes. Republicans in Congress don't want them in the military chaplain corps, either.<p>That's after New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rob Andrews offered an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday that would allow …

The Nest: Modern, Low Cost Home with Mesh Facade

A mesh facade disguises a home built on a tight budget, providing open indoor/outdoor spaces and support for climbing plants and vines. A21studio …

Architecture

Tower House has Powerful Verticals, Horizontals & Views

Sometimes a design concept gets in the way of good design, but at other times, a generative idea can carry through to create a space both remarkable …

Ghostly Ship Graveyards from Around the World

Where do boats go when they die? Sometimes they end up in vast ship graveyards, sometimes craggy, foggy places where ships have met their doom, and …

Cemeteries

Cooling Tower #exploringtheforgotten #thesouthern1800

Steampunk Sphere Home is a Prefab Disaster Shelter

Powered with wind and solar energy, this spherical home on five stilts is a self-sufficient, sustainable prefabricated shelter that can withstand …

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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps

Ever wonder what it would look like to plot <i>every single</i> geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that.<p>Twitter posted these maps of …

Schmidt: If governments want Google to pay more taxes, they should change tax laws

Google chairman Eric Schmidt and Apple CEO Tim Cook may be rivals but they both agree that government officials need to look at themselves in the …

Secret Spaces: Repurposing a Piano into a Hidden Workbench

As you might remember from earlier posts like this one or this one, an intense amount of woodworking used to go into furniture designed to hold …

JTA will go green with its first alternative fuel buses

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is moving some of its buses into the green lane.<p>Over the past 15 years, the nation's transit agencies have …

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City governments aren’t exactly known for innovation. “Get in line,” “fill out this form” and “you need a permit” are the bureaucracy’s invariable responses to virtually any question. Municipal technology is also often mired in the past: paper files, outdated computer systems and an aversion to …

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Teenager caught defacing ancient temple

Last week a photo of a monument in Luxor with Chinese characters scratched into it was posted onto Sina Weibo, a similar website to Twitter.<p>The graffiti, which roughly translates as “Ding Jinhao was here”, was spotted at a temple dedicated to Amenhotep III, and sparked outrage in China, coming just …

Divers explore a sunken shipwreck in the Red Sea http://t.co/rJK2a9Nker

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abandoned aerial tramway : A station and gondola are abandoned for 14 years in the mountain, without being removed.<p>廃ロープウェイ : …

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows | Colossal

<p>This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the …

Seth Meyers On 'Late Night': NBC Names New Host

After months of speculation, Seth Meyers is officially taking over "Late Night" on NBC.<p>"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, …

Abandoned Asylums in Focus: Photos by Jeremy Harris

Toothbrushes, disturbing ‘seclusion rooms’ and surprisingly well-preserved bowling alleys are highlighted in Jeremy Harris’ photos of abandoned …

Photos of Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Film Set Locations in Tunisia

New York-based photographer Rä di Martino photographed a number of abandoned <i>Star Wars</i> set locations in Tunisia for her series “Every World’s a Stage” …

When a Billionaire lost a bet

How Colleges Are Selling Out the Poor to Court the Rich

A new report finds hundreds of schools are charging low-income students obscene prices, even while lavishing tuition discounts on their wealthier classmates.<p>(Reuters)<p>Neat fact: If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could …

The Truth About Attacks on Our Diplomats

Protesters throw rocks at the US Embassy in Cairo, September 2012.Amanda Mustard/ZUMAPress<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Miracle on Ashley Street 2013

Local Chefs & Celebrity Servers host lunch for Jacksonville community in efforts to raise funds and awareness for Clara White Mission's …

After six months, state's FSCJ investigation still not complete

It has been six months since Florida State College at Jacksonville's president announced his resignation and the governor ordered an investigation …

Snake takes down power at St. Johns Town Center

<b>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.</b> - The lights went out at St. Johns Town Center early Thursday afternoon, forcing most stores to close their doors for about an …

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