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Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

<b>(Public Affairs Books/Jenna Pope)</b><p>SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Radley Balko<p>July 7, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces”<p>Sal Culosi is dead because …

5 ways fundamentalists are trying to sneak creationism into public schools

Urging teachers to conflate Darwinism with other controversies is just one of their most popular tactics<p>Rob Boston<p>July 7, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Evolution is the linchpin of modern biology. Young people who don’t understand it are missing out on an entire …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

Meet The Chief Justice Of America's Secret Supreme Court

Judge Reggie Walton believes while "we have an obligation to vigorously prosecute people, we don't do it at all costs." But the "fair but harsh" judge has overseen a breathtaking expansion of domestic surveillance in the United States.<p>WASHINGTON — The chief judge of America's most powerful secret …