David Giertz

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See the Worst Place to Breathe in America

A passenger train travels through town past a refinery in Bakersfield, Calif.<br>Lexey Swall—GRAIN<p>1 of 15<p>If you think about smog, you're probably …

Pollution

Scientists Say They've Created A Freaky New Form Of Light

It's easy to shine light <i>through</i> a crystal, but researchers at Princeton University are turning light <i>into</i> crystals--essentially creating "solid light."<p>"It's something that we have never seen before," Dr. Andrew Houck, associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers, said in …

Jack the Ripper was Polish immigrant Aaron Kosminski, book claims

Infamous killer is identified from blood samples on a shawl found next to one victim’s body, says ‘armchair detective’<p>• Five other (unlikely) suspects<p>A self-confessed “armchair detective” claims to have solved perhaps the most notorious whodunit ever by claiming to have discovered the identity of …

Spheree lets you watch animated images in full 3D

Like a crystal ball, Spheree contains a projected 3D image that you can interact with and move around.<p>It's official: we're well on the way to a true 3D display. This one, called Spheree, is the work of a team of researchers working together from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the …

Augmented Reality

Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Found in Racial Theory Book

Experts confirmed Tuesday what had long been whispered at a public library in the small town of Clinton, Illinois — a name written on a page in the …

Black History

Police still investigating after burglar killed

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said.<p>Long Beach …

Archaeologist Claims He Has Found the Wreck of the Santa Maria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Archaeologist Barry Clifford believes he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus's ship, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

10 insane lessons religious schools are teaching American kids

How private voucher programs are using tax dollars to teach ideology<p>School voucher programs are being debated everywhere you turn — in courtrooms, in state governments, and even in popular culture. Just Thursday, Republicans in Florida tried and failed to expand their state’s voucher program. On …

Happy New Year's in Pictures

Tiny…Tinier..Tiniest.

Spread the Cute:<p>The QTE comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are some petite prosh peeps!<p>Via the tasteful folks @ My Modern Met.<p>Advertisements<p>13creepy …

Hunt ghosts with Snooperscope smartphone night vision lens

This magnetic device lets you act like a creepy spy, observe nocturnal wildlife, or see Kinect infrared dots.<p>Maybe you want to check out whatever it was that just went bump in the night. Or maybe you just want to see things in the dark. Here's a handy scope that goes nearly anywhere.<p>Snooperscope is …

Android Phones

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

Batkid saves San Francisco as charity makes a wish come true

Thousands volunteer to help five-year-old leukaemia patient battle The Riddler and Penguin on a day of realised dreams<p>San Francisco was beset by a wave of crime on Friday, as a woman was taken hostage and tied to cable car tracks, a criminal calling himself the Riddler attempted to rob a bank …

How did ancient Greek music sound?

<b>The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.</b><p>"Suppose that 2,500 years from now all that survived of the Beatles songs were a few of …

Ancient History

Comet Strike Evidence Found in Tutankamun's Brooch and the Sahara Desert

A comet strike hit the Earth long ago, and evidence has been discovered in Tutankhamun’s brooch by African and international researchers.<p>The comet …

'Attention Powered Car' won't drive unless you're concentrating

A brainwave-measuring headset interfaces with custom software installed in the car, with lapses in concentration making the vehicle slow down to …

Oktoberfest 2013: the world's largest beer festival kicks off in Munich, Germany - Telegraph

Vladimir Putin Wrote an Op-Ed on Syria for The New York Times

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin, already established as a prominent artist, singer, and judo …

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