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AP report: Commander in Nazi SS-led unit living in Minnesota

A top commander of a Nazi SS-led unit accused of burning villages filled with women and children lied to American immigration officials to get into the United States and has been living in Minnesota since shortly after World War II, according to evidence uncovered by The Associated Press.<p>Michael …

Open Culture - The Best Free Cultural and Educational Media on the Web.

in <i>Music, Online Courses</i> | June 5th, 2018<p>When Leon Theremin debuted his strange electronic device on the world stage, it seemed to many people more …

UC Berkeley

Creative Dad Photoshops Daughter Into Funny Situations

Emil Nyström is an advertising and portrait photographer from Sweden. In an ongoing personal project, Emil has taken a series of creative portraits …

Ottawa pulls diplomats out of South Sudan

The federal government is withdrawing diplomatic staff from South Sudan amid growing concern over violent clashes in the world's newest country.<p>The move comes as South Sudan's government on Friday pledged to end hostilities, regional leaders said at the end of a crisis summit, raising hopes for a …

People with autism are not necessarily meant to be computer programmers

A lot of people are telling me that as an “autism mother,” I should be thrilled that SAP, the German software company, is looking to hire hundreds of adults with the same disability as my son. SAP believes individuals who have autism make excellent software testers, programmers and data quality …

Autism

Dialect Map Of U.S. Shows How Americans Speak By Region (IMAGE)

We could spend hours looking at this and not get bored.<p>Self-described professional linguist and Christian missionary Rick Aschmann spent years creating this painstakingly detailed map of regional American and Canadian dialects.<p>"This is just a hobby of mine," Aschmann writes on his website. "Some …

German rail network to fight graffiti with drones

From personal photographers to aerial artworks, drones are finding new applications every day. Now Germany's national rail network wants to deploy them against graffiti.<p>Deutsche Bahn says its trains were defaced about 14,000 times in 2012 alone, costing the operator about $9.8 million in cleanup …

Deutsche Bahn

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Microsoft’s new Xbox One is an Apple killer, in the living room

Microsoft today unveiled the Xbox One, the third generation of its popular gaming console and the first significant hardware upgrade since 2005. With it, Microsoft continues a quest to be king of the living room and remains, at least in this market, a more innovative and successful company than …

Living Rooms

Spain just spent $680 million on a submarine that can’t swim

One of Spain’s largest defense splurges may also be one of its most embarrassing. After spending nearly one-third of a $3 billion budget to build four of the world’s most advanced submarines, the project’s engineers have run into a problem: the submarines are so heavy that they would sink to the …

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Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

There’s a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe – the kind designed to improve one’s own physiology, exceeding typical …

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What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Google CEO Larry Page says his voice problems were caused by vocal cord paralysis

Google CEO Larry Page has finally opened up about a recurring and noticeable health problem — what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt characterized as the loss of Page's voice last year. In a post on his Google+ page today, Page describes how he first encountered the issue "about 14 years ago," right …

Publisher Threatens Librarian With $1 Billion Lawsuit

A scholarly publisher has issued a warning to Jeffrey Beall, a librarian who writes about what he calls "predatory" practices in the scholarly publishing industry, threatening him with a $1 billion lawsuit for his blog posts criticizing the company.<p>Beall is an academic librarian at the University …

Pope Francis hits out at global 'cult of money'

<b>Pope Francis has called on world leaders to end the "cult of money" and to do more for the poor, in his first major speech on the financial crisis.</b><p>Free market economics had created a tyranny, in which people were valued only by their ability to consume, the pontiff told diplomats in the …

Hispanic Outreach Director Explains Why He Said ‘Adios’ to the GOP

The guy in charge of reaching out to Hispanic Republicans has bolted for the Democrats. Pablo Pantoja talks to John Avlon.<p>Conservatives should …

State Drops Charges Against High School Student Arrested For Science Experiment

Florida state attorneys have decided not to file felony charges against a 16-year-old whose science experiment was actually not boring.<p>Good news coming out of Florida this week: 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot won't be charged with dual felonies for conducting a science experiment on school grounds at her …

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Read more <i>→</i><p>Chase the blues away this Christmas<p><i>0</i><p>The different shades of blue are really fascinating, aren't they? Care to see some of them? Here they …

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New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015

Are you ready for a barrage of <i>Star Wars</i> films? Disney hopes so: according to multiple outlets, the company has just announced at CinemaCon that it will be releasing a new film in the universe every summer, starting in 2015. We had previously heard that <i>Episode VII</i> was destined for a 2015 release, …

66 Behind the Scenes Pics from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

[clockwise from up left] Producer Gary Kurtz, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Director Irvin Kershner<p>[from left] Harrison Ford, Carrie …

Top 10 NFL Draft Picks of All Time

For this year’s NFL Draft, we are excited to partner with Bleacher Report to create 32 “Top 10 Draft Picks of All Time” infographics (one for each …

Insane Insane Insane Lord Of The Rings Battle Of Helm's Deep Recreated w/ 150,000 LEGO Bricks, 1,700 Minifigs

<i>1,700 minifigs!</i><p>This is the 150,000-piece LEGO recreation of the Battle of Helm's Deep from Lord of the Rings. It was built by Rich-K & Big J and …

World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It

It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning. That's because as a British prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, Pryor's letters home to his family also included intricate codes that were recently deciphered for the first time since the 1940s.<p>Pryor's letters …