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America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

Marina Koren<p>Sept. 6, 2013, 10:05 a.m.<p>For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to …

Rick Gates

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

How Marvel's superheroes found the magic to make us all true believers

Incredible advances in special effects have enabled characters such as Spider-Man and Thor to captivate cinema audiences<p>Gallery: Marvel superheroes in film<p>Marvel Comics revolutionised the superhero genre in the 1960s with comic book characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man and the Hulk. …

Joss Whedon Points at 'Temple of Doom' Scene as Example of Cultural Problem – /Film

Watching the films of some of our most revered filmmakers, it’s often difficult to point out exactly why their work is so much better than others. …

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass Could Return for More BOURNE

Avatars of Death Animated Short - DEATHINGER

Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

<b>Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.</b><p>US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.<p>The team says with the current projected …

Climate Change

19 Copycat Recipes That Taste Better Than The Store-Bought Originals

We've all fallen victim to culinary laziness after a long, hard day. It takes close to no effort to pop open a sack of chips, rip open a wrapped Hostess cupcake or make a quick stop for a greasy bagged burger at the drive-thru.<p>But convenience need not trump taste. Food can be so much more enjoyable …

Pliny The Elder: Great Minds

Edward Snowden asylum: US 'disappointed' by Russian decision

White House says Moscow should hand back whistleblower and hints Barack Obama might boycott Vladimir Putin meeting<p>The White House expressed anger and dismay on Thursday after Russia granted temporary asylum to the American whistleblower Edward Snowden and allowed him to leave the Moscow airport …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Batman vs Superman: Fanboy Faceoff Results

NSA spy leaks: US denounces Snowden's Russian asylum

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/999000/999385_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518161263_97ccffd079a87ead2f780a729f5a4a25<p><b>The US has labelled Russia's decision to grant asylum to fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden as "extremely disappointing".</b><p>The White House is …

Surveillance

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

5 Fantastic Patio Flooring Ideas

Patios are a perfect addition to a home, particularly in the summer when evenings are long and barbeques or other social gatherings are plentiful. …

Landscaping

Students spoof GPS signals to send yacht off course

University of Texas at Austin students used a custom-built GPS signal spoofer to send a yacht off course. The $80 million vessel relies entirely on GPS for navigation, and with the owner's permission the students used their device to mimic a GPS signal. The yacht's on-board navigation system …

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Canada

These Bacteria Are Wired to Hunt Like a Tiny Wolf Pack

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>You wouldn’t know it, but there is an …

Modernist Cuisine Is Static: This "Bagel" Is Proof

<b>Now celebrating its tenth anniversary,</b> the 17-seat Minibar in Washington, D.C., has received every award possible. Last year, its chef José Andres was named by <i>Time</i> as one of its 100 Most Influential People in the world. This year, the President and Mrs. Obama celebrated Valentine's Day there.<p>With …

Hospitality

Charcoal vs. Gas Grilling: A Scientific Look at Which Method is Better - http://bzfd.it/1aHzoIq

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The Toronto Film Festival lineup: Every movie you'll want to see for the rest of 2013 

Sending normally level-headed film lovers into a flight-booking, hotel-securing, credit-card-maxing frenzy, the programmers of the Toronto …

Hugh Jackman Says He Dressed Up As Wolverine At Comic-Con And No One Recognized Him

Hugh Jackman said he did the same.<p>During the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" panel, the actor said he walked around Comic-Con in his Wolverine outfit only to get ridiculed by fans.<p>"I got dressed up in my full Wolverine costume. Not one person stopped me," said Jackman. "One guy goes, 'Eh, not bad.' …

Comics

President Obama: Pitch Perfect on Trayvon, yet Silent on Abdulrahman

Do Americans care as much about justice and individual rights when Muslim Americans are killed?<p>Few things divide us as quickly and powerfully as criminal trials that contain or spark racial controversy. Think of the police officers who beat Rodney King; the murder case against O.J. Simpson; the …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …

My Hometown: What Detroit’s Demise Says About America

My an­cest­ors helped build De­troit. The Fourniers were fur-trap­pers and farm­ers liv­ing hard by the De­troit River un­til the fledgling auto …

Paul Krugman

How To Get Some Privacy Into Your Backyard – 10 Modern Ideas

Having a spacious backyard can be very rewarding. You get to relax outdoors and to entertain your guests when they come over. But there is an issue …

Landscaping