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Rights & Freedoms

Powdered metal could replace fossil fuels, eliminate greenhouse gas emissions - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>One of the core problems with …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Comedians swap Bible for Koran to test prejudice against Islam

How well do you know the Bible and Koran? That's what two Dutch comedians wanted to find out.<p>Sacha Harland and Alexander Spoor bought a Bible and …

Extinct vegetable resurrected from 850-year-old seeds

A recent post on Reddit drew attention to the happy conclusion of what has ended up being a long and somewhat exciting story. It started back in 2008 …

Northern California town colder than Barrow, Alaska, as deep freeze intensifies

A record cold snap continued across Northern California on Sunday, including more below-zero temperature readings.<p>According to the National Weather Service, it was actually colder in Alturas, Calif., the seat of Modoc County in the far northeastern corner California, than it was in Barrow, Alaska, …

Weather

Australia's transition from the mining boom is bust. Or is it?

Despite private capital expenditure recording its biggest-ever quarterly fall, there may be a small-business-driven silver lining on the economic cloud<p>The latest capital expenditure figures show that investment across the board continues to plummet. However, one bright bit of news is that the …

LED implants: A new device for the biohacker cyborg arsenal - ExtremeTech

By on November 13, 2015 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Those of you sickly fascinated …

Forget hoverboards, this 3D printed electric skateboard is cooler

Hoverboards that don’t really hover may be fashionable right now, but a 3D printed open-source electric skateboard has the potential for far more …

Video: Now NASA can see what the surface of the sun actually looks like

The surface of the sun is a constantly erupting landscape of super-hot plasma, but scientists on Earth are blocked from getting a good look at it by our planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field. So in 2010, NASA launched an observatory to study the sun from space.<p>The Solar Dynamics Observatory orbits …

Astronomy

'Homosexuality is not natural': Christian lobby slams anti-bullying program

"Homosexuality is not natural".<p>This is a statement from one of the thousands of people who are supporting an Australian Christian Lobby campaign …

Burnie Is A Portable Self-Burning Camping Grill

When you're camping, simple tasks, like bathing and cooking, are harder since you don't have amenities like a shower and traditional kitchen …

BBQ

Australia's obsession with border protection has reached peak farce with the Kyrgyzstan plan

• Destination Kyrgyzstan: the latest troubled country Australia wants to send refugees<p>If an obscure and impoverished survivor of the Soviet Union is …

Australia

Russian ships may be preparing to attack the global internet - ExtremeTech

By on October 27, 2015 at 2:05 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>US government sources have …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

South Carolina deputy fired for throwing student, even though 'she started this,' sheriff says

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was clear about why he fired a sheriff's deputy Wednesday for flinging a student across a high school classroom after she refused multiple orders to leave class for using her cellphone.<p>"Ben Fields did wrong this past Monday," Lott said at a news conference.<p>But the …

Justice

Extinct cave lion cubs found frozen but remarkably intact - ExtremeTech

By on October 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The fortuitous bounty of cyclic …

Eddie Obeid faces coal mine next door to Bylong farm

After plans for a coal mine at Mt Penny in which the Obeid family had a secret stake worth at least $30 million were scuttled by the Independent …

Snorkeling

Lockheed Martin has been testing a jet-mounted laser turret

Late last week, Lockheed Martin announced that it has verified the performance of its laser weapon during almost 60 flight tests over the course of …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

History Lovers Reconstruct a Roman Empire Display Entirely Out of LEGOs

A group of British LEGO fans known as Brick to the Past have reconstructed history using the iconic toy blocks. They recently finished Hadrian's famous wall at Rome's northern frontier, creating a sprawling scene that's incredibly well informed–several members of the team researched it by …

Lego

Founders of 'anti-Islamic' group Reclaim Australia make first television appearance on Sunday Night

A television interview with the founders of Reclaim Australia, once a group on society's fringe, was followed by a fiery response on social media on …

NASA Just Released 8,400+ Incredible Apollo Moon Mission Photos

Not long ago we showed you the amazing 7-mile scale model of our solar system, which gives you an understanding of what role Earth plays in the …

Why Can't We Drop the Mic? 5 Black Stars Who Have No Business Making Rap Music, But Are Doing It Anyway

<i>This post was originally published on Thsppl.com</i>.<p>My girlfriend asked me when one of my friends was going to stop rapping. Just like the homie Sway -- I did not have the answers. This line of questioning, however, opened up an entire new collection of thought.<p>Why are so many of us trying to rap?<p>How …

Travis Barker drumming with ex-At The Drive-In, Mars Volta members on new Antemasque album - News - Alternative Press

Cedric Bixler-Zavala has revealed that Blink-182’s Travis Barker will be drumming on the new Antemasque album, as well as joining them on their …

Usain Bolt backs 105-year-old Japanese man who set 100m world record

A 105-year-old Japanese man has broken his own world record as the world's oldest competitive sprinter - and caught the eye of his hero Usain Bolt in …

Athletics

Flashback: A Hungover Black Sabbath Briefly Reunite at Live Aid

Watch Sabbath play "Iron Man," "Paranoid" and "Children of the Grave" at 1985 charity show<p>Ozzy Osbourne had been out of Black Sabbath for just five …

Rock Music

Kanye West: I'm the Most 'Honest Celebrity We Have'

Rapper talks still in-the-works album, acceptance in fashion, his viable chance at presidency in 2020<p>Kanye West proffered zen ruminations about his …

MTV Video Music Awards

Malcolm Turnbull puts tax white paper on ice

For Australia's largest corporations and industry groups, the timetable could not have been simpler.<p>A green paper, outlining a set of proposals for …

Australia