Emily Montano

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Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five lakes were …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>With …

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Powerful & Gritty Photographs Of New York City 36 Years Ago

36 Years ago, Matt Weber was driving his iconic yellow cab around the neighbourhoods and boroughs of New York. In between fares, he would take …

Watch: A Captivating Time-Lapse Of Snowflakes Forming In Midair

What does a snowfall look like? Not as it floats down from a gray sky to land upon an outstretched tongue, but as it grows from a single molecule? It looks like some kind of crystal flower, blossoming from a singularity in space-time.<p>Backed by a soft piano nocturne taken from Aphex Twin, Russian …

Time-lapse Photography

15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

In a scene from the new season of the popular Netflix political drama <i>House of Cards,</i> the elegant Claire Underwood catches her soon-to-be vice president husband puffing an e-cigarette.<p>"You're cheating," she says, referring to their efforts to quit smoking.<p>"No, I'm not," Congressman Francis Underwood …

Tiny Houses: A Big Idea to End Homelessness

Advocates tackling the nation's homeless problem are thinking small.<p>In Austin, Texas, a village of 200 tiny houses is being built for the homeless. In upstate New York, Rochester Greenovation has designed a prototype for small-scale individualized shelters. “Homeless No More Survival Pods” have …

Homelessness

Mexican drug lord's deputy to plead guilty in $1bn trafficking conspiracy

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman indicated in a US courtroom Wednesday that he will change his plea to guilty in a $1bn trafficking conspiracy that prosecutors say was masterminded by his infamous boss.<p>The decision by Alfredo Vasquez Hernandez, who stood …

Other states copy Arizona SB 1062

It’s not just Arizona.<p>The state’s controversial bill, which Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Wednesday, captured national media attention and put prominent Republicans on edge, who worried SB 1062 could have hurt the party. Meanwhile other states have moved toward similar measures within their own borders.<p>A …

British troops less likely to get PTSD than Americans

British troops have been "relatively resilient" compared to US troops when dealing with the strains of Iraq and Afghanistan<p>British combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are up to four times less likely to suffer PTSD than their American counterparts, but are more likely to drink to dangerous …

NSA Wants to Keep Phone Records Longer Because of Privacy Lawsuits

The National Security Agency says it needs to hold Americans’ phone records for longer than the law currently allows so they can be used as evidence …

Judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban

HOUSTON -- A federal judge in San Antonio overturned the Texas ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the prohibition is unconstitutional and stigmatizes the relationship of gay couples in the conservative state.<p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia does not allow same-sex couples to …

Christie faces uproar in Newark

Just as he’s fighting to regain his political footing, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing a new uproar on the homefront, as public protests mount against state control of the public schools in Newark, the state’s largest city.<p>Parents and teachers are demanding the ouster of Christie’s …

Vodka blamed for high death rates in Russia

<b>The high number of early deaths in Russia is mainly due to people drinking too much alcohol, particularly vodka, research suggests.</b><p>The study, in The Lancet, says 25% of Russian men die before they are 55, and most of the deaths are down to alcohol. The comparable UK figure is 7%.<p>Causes of death …

JUDGE: Connecticut's Tough Gun Control Law Is Constitutional

The stringent law is constitutional, said the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Alfred Covello, denying a legal challenge by a group of gun owners.<p>The state's gun control measures, among the strictest in the nation, were signed into law four months after a gunman in December 2012 killed 26 …

Vice Admiral Mike Rogers Is the Next Head of the NSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Navy vice admiral Mike Rogers will be the next head of the NSA, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel …

Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

Spain vows to block Catalan independence vote

Spain vows to block Catalonia’s drive for independence as referendum announced<p>Catalonia will hold a referendum on independence next November, its regional president announced on Thursday, setting it on a collision course with the government in Madrid which has vowed to block it.<p>Separatist parties …

Alleged Mandela Deathbed Photo Surfaces On Social Media, Sparks Anger

The South African government said Thursday it would not release photographs of Nelson Mandela lying in state, and urged people to shun a purported image of the dead president posted on the Internet.<p>While tens of thousands queued to file past the democracy icon's open coffin in Pretoria, social …

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

Leonardo Da Vinci

“The Hunger Games” is hardly our future—it’s already here

<i>The Hunger Games</i> paints an eerily apt picture of the world’s reality. The Capitol is the rich nations of the world: the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel, New Zealand, some oil kingdoms, most European nations. The Districts are the poor nations of the world—Haiti, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, …

Papua New Guinea

Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament, Calls New Elections

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the country's Parliament on Monday and called early elections in the face of anti-government protests that began last month. But protest leaders said their goal was to rid Thai politics of her family's influence, and to that end, they want to …

Ukraine Buses Police Into Kiev

President Obama: 'Nowhere to Go But Up'

Despite facing a disastrous rollout of his health care plan, criticism over his policies and approval ratings that have plunged to an all-time low, …