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‘I Was an ISIS Jihadist—Until They Arrested and Tortured Me’

A former soldier of the caliphate recounts a story equal parts ‘Midnight Express’ and ‘Darkness at Noon.’<p>Abu Omar says he didn’t give a damn about …

Illusions

Most of us don’t really understand how mirrors work, which makes for some fun reflective deception<p>May 1, 2017 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. …

Cognition

Sculpting the Impossible: Solid Renditions of Visual Illusions

<b>N AN IMPOSSIBLE FIGURE,</b> seemingly real objects—or parts of objects—form geometric relations that physically cannot happen. Dutch artist M. C. Escher, …

Art

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Connecticut Fire Department Gets Help From A Drone

When a fire broke out near a storage unit full of explosives, an RC quadcopter saw what humans couldn't.<p>When a fire breaks out at an industrial location, first responders need information fast: What chemicals are on site, and are they explosive? How close is the fire to those chemicals? Last week, …

Hoffman withdrew $1,200 from ATM the night before he was found dead: sources

Philip Seymour Hoffman withdrew $1,200 from an ATM at a supermarket near his New York City apartment the night before he was found lifeless in his bathroom with a syringe still in his left arm, sources told NBC News.<p>The Oscar-winning actor, 46, withdrew the money in six transactions while talking …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

Dessert

Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges

The alleged operator of the online drug bazaar Silk Road, which was seized last October, has been indicted on four charges.<p>The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara announced Tuesday that Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by the moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," could now …

Silk Road

YouTube starts auditing video views

<b>The video-sharing website YouTube said it has started to "audit" the number of views a video has received.</b><p>The move is aimed at preventing users from artificially inflating view counts which, YouTube said, mislead people about the popularity of a video.<p>There are concerns that some viewers are using …