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Dwyane Wade Acknowledges Birth of Son Outside of Gabrielle Union Engagement

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade confirmed on Monday, Dec. 30 that he recently fathered a son outside of his current relationship with fiancee actress Gabrielle Union, according to <i>The South Florida Sun Sentinel</i>'s Ira Winderman.<p>Wade explained what led to the birth of his son a month ago and why the …

NBA

Boston Gangster "Whitey" Bulger Transferred To A Prison In Oklahoma

Bulger might face another murder trial for the execution of millionaire businessman Roger Wheeler in Oklahoma.<p>Former South Boston crime boss and convicted killer James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved from Brooklyn, N.Y. to a prison in Oklahoma City, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' …

Detroit Seeks Help to Save City's Art | The Takeaway | WNYC

The collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts sits among the top six in America, housing everything from Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” fresco …

2013 in review: a year of increasing extreme weather events

2013 was the seventh warmest year on record and saw one of the strongest cyclones, some of the longest heatwaves and the most topsy-turvy weather experienced in decades.<p>Nowhere is thought to have witnessed faster change than Nikkaluokta, a small Lapland village above the Arctic circle in northern …

32 Disturbing & Scary Halloween Outfits From Yesteryear

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd give you some inspiration for your outfit this year, by featuring some of the most sinister …

Starving Settlers in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Cannibalism

The harsh winter of 1609 in Virginia’s Jamestown Colony forced residents to do the unthinkable. A recent excavation at the historic site discovered …

Nightmares of Halloweens Past

Gary Baseman's work merges his life journey and family history with colorful pop images from his boundless imagination. Exploring the almost overwhelming amount of past and present projects in his studio, it's becomes clear that Baseman truly loves Halloween. This weekend at KK Gallery in Los …

William Hope's Eerie Spirit Photography

These haunting photos are a product of early trick photography.<p>These photos, taken throughout the early 1920s, are the work of controversial UK medium, William Hope, who claimed to be able to communicate with the dead through photography.<p>Hope used double exposure techniques to help create the …

Headless Portraits From the 19th Century (15 pictures)

Trick photography has been around for centuries, and even though the folks in Victorian times weren’t nearly as concerned with artificially slimming …

Ion Glasses offer a discrete first step into wearables

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Ion<p>In a world where wearable devices are just emerging, albeit rapidly, is it too soon to start thinking about …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

Tokyo's New 'Smart Restaurant' Is a Little Bit Creepy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Glance at any 1970s or '80s futurist predictions of life in the twenty-first century (here's a …

Sewer Sensors Detect Homemade Bombs As They're Being Made

Picking up on bomb ingredients after they've been flushed down the drain.<p>Could the secret to finding illicit explosives labs before they harm anyone be hiding in a city's poop? A European Union-funded research project spearheaded by the Swedish Defense Research Agency FOI aims to sniff out the …

Wikimedia Launches Beta Program to Test Upcoming Features

Wikimedia today announced the launch of a beta program simply called Beta Features. In short, the organization is offering a way for users to try out new features on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites before they are released for everyone.<p>If you’re reading this with bated breath, you’ll be happy …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

Business Strategy

Delta and JetBlue now permit personal electronics use during all stages of flight

That was fast -- mere hours after the FAA said it would allow the use of personal electronics during takeoff and landing, airlines have begun flying under the relaxed rules. Passengers on both Delta and JetBlue aircraft are now free to use their mobile gadgets at nearly every stage of flight. Other …

The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones—one hour apart

Daylight saving time in the US ends Sunday, part of the an annual ritual where Americans (who don’t live in Arizona or Hawaii) and residents of 78 other countries including Canada (but not Saskatchewan), most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand turn their clocks back one hour. It’s a controversial …

Daylight Savings Time

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …