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Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

Why does salt melt ice, and what else is it doing?

This is a common scene in the Northern states and Canada, the salt truck spreading rock salt on the roads. According to Slate, more than 20 million …

Pollution

Super Mario World is the key to parallel universes

This has to be the best example of the <i>Many Worlds</i> hypothesis by Hugh Everett, a theory that postulates that an infinite number of parallel universes …

California Couple Finds $10 Million in Gold Coins

A couple in Northern California has literally struck gold, finding $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property.<p>The discovery, thought to …

China's Awful Air Pollution Is Turning Into a 'Nuclear Winter'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Faced with pollution conditions that experts say is like a "nuclear winter", people in Beijing are …

Pollution

North Korea's Still In The Dark, As Photos From Space Show

At Night, North Korea Disappears<p>Photos from space show that at night, North Korea is a huge, almost completely dark patch between its two prosperous neighbors, South Korea and China.<p>Pictures really do tell the story about how far behind economically North Korea is compared with its neighbors.<p>In …

Arctic Blast Sends Temps Plunging to 50 Degrees Below Normal

A blast of cold air from the Arctic locked swaths of the United States in a deep freeze Wednesday with temperatures falling to as much as 30 degrees below average.<p>The icy punch arrived Tuesday and is the first of two Arctic air masses to descend from the north this week. The second will arrive …

Weather

Hong Kong journalist slashed amid concerns of eroding media freedoms

BEIJING -- A recently dismissed Hong Kong newspaper editor was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after assailants wounded him in the back and leg and fled on a motorbike.<p>The assault on Kevin Lau, whose removal as editor of the Ming Pao daily last month helped spark demonstrations over …

Hong Kong