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Famed Race Driver Dick Trickle Dies, Suicide Suspected

Dick Trickle, a "short-track hero" in the '70s and '80s who moved to the NASCAR circuit later in his career, died Thursday.<p>According to <i>The Charlotte Observer</i>, the 71-year-old was killed by "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lincoln County [N.C.] deputies said."<p>The <i>Observer</i> adds that "in …

Syrian Electronic Army Adds Financial Times to Its Social Media Hacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Financial Times</i> became the latest news agency to fall prey to the Syrian Electronic Army, the …

Toxic nuclear waste leaking from Washington dump

CBS News has a startling report on a toxic leak at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, which they call "the most contaminated …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Scientists respond to planet hunter's plight with pointers – and poetry

NASA is getting plenty of advice — and sympathy — as it assesses whether its Kepler planet-hunting telescope can be revived after the failure of its reaction-control system. The reactions from scientists and engineers range from repair tips to an Audenesque elegy. Here's a sampling:<p><b>How to fix …

Dramatic cougar chase in Victoria ends with tranquilizer dart

It was the perfect Hollywood ending to a guns-drawn pursuit of a cougar bounding across backyards, over fences and through garages in a downtown Victoria neighbourhood steps from British Columbia's legislature.<p>Dozens of residents peered over fences or stood on balconies watching the drama as police …

US brand Russia's decision to send missiles to Syria as 'ill-timed and unfortunate'

The US have condemned Russia's shipment of advanced anti-ship missiles to Syria, saying it could serve to encourage President Bashar al-Assad's forces to keep fighting a bloody civil war.<p>"It's at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime and prolong the suffering," …

APOD: Galaxy Collisions: Simulation vs Observations (2013 May 14) Images Credit: NASA, ESA; Visualization: Frank Summers (STScI); Simulation: Chris Mihos (CWRU) & Lars Hernquist (Harvard). http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130514.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0GaBQ494E Explanation: What happens when two galaxies collide? Although it may take over a billion years, such titanic clashes are quite common. Since galaxies are mostly empty space, no internal stars are likely to themselves collide. Rather the gravitation of each galaxy will distort or destroy the other galaxy, and the galaxies may eventually merge to form a single larger galaxy. Expansive gas and dust clouds collide and trigger waves of star formation that complete even during the interaction process. Pictured above is a computer simulation of two large spiral galaxies colliding, interspersed with real still images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Our own Milky Way Galaxy has absorbed several smaller galaxies during its existence and is even projected to merge with the larger neighboring Andromeda galaxy in a few billion years. http://hubblesite.org/news/2008/16 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130514 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0514

ISS commander Chris Hadfield returns to Earth - video

Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, who became an internet sensation after his rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity, …

Taiwan's abandoned resort town and the future that never was

San Zhi is a futuristic resort town that never was. As <i>Design You Trust</i> reports, construction on the Taiwan site began in 1978, but was abandoned just two years later, after a series of fatal accidents. Today, all that remains are colorful, pod-shaped homes, scattered across the overgrown coastline. …

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

Mount July Filters Are Ready To Give Your Photos An Acid Trip

Not long ago, we mentioned Mount July’s filters. These filters are color splashed and stackable. When used together, they mimic the look of various …

Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

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A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

O4W Music Un-Fest; Bloody Marys; Wine Dinner

<b>DOWNTOWN</b>— On Friday, May 19, <b>Nikolai's Roof</b> is hosting a seasonal three-course wine dinner with passed canapés and a cheese course. There will be pairings from Beaux Freres Vineyard and a champagne reception. Tickets are $180 a person and can be reserved by calling (404) 221-6362. [EaterWire]<p><b>OLD</b> …

5 Sky Events This Week: Return of Venus, Solar Eclipse

Wildlife<p>The crescent moon will be paying a visit with Jupiter and Venus this week. Illustration via Starry Night Software/Andrew Fazekas<p><b>Here at National Geographic, we’ve discovered that readers love their space. So today we’re launching what we hope will be a far-out new feature: What to look for</b> …

NASA Scientists Observe The Brightest Explosion Ever

Look at a lightbulb. Now imagine 35 billion lightbulbs.<p>If you weren't looking at the constellation Leo very early on Saturday morning, you probably missed the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever observed. It was three times as bright as the next-brightest explosion, and a ridiculous, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Big Pic: The Milky Way's Black Hole Devours Hot Gas

Chomp chomp, guuulp.<p>Later this year, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way will dine on a small passing cloud of gas, which wandered too close and is now spiraling toward the black hole's maw. But that may only be a first course, according to new observations.<p>The Herschel space …

11 Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Would you ever pass up tacos and margaritas? Neither would we. To help you effortlessly plan your best party yet, we've rounded up ten of our favorite Mexico-inspired drinks and snacks, which should leave you fiesta-ready.<p>Lemon Lime Margaritas by thirschfeld<p>Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole by …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Now We Know What Early Earth Smelled Like

When one kind of microbe fed on another, the result was a rotten-egg stench—and a pathway for complex life.<p><b>P. U.</b><p><b>Early earth had a distinctive aroma. And it wasn't very nice. That's what scientists have now determined, using advanced imaging techniques to examine fossils nearly 1.9 billion years old</b> …

Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

The UTTE By Arnold & Son

The Swiss company with British heritage created what it says is the world's thinnest tourbillon watch. The case of this timepiece is 8.34 mm thick. It is equipped with the A&S8200 movement that is just 2.97 mm thick. The caliber was created in-house. It is available in a limited edition of 50 …

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