Martha Thieman

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Idaho faces risk of 'explosive fire growth' as 34 wildfires rage nationwide

Near historic droughts have led to dozens of wildfire breakouts in Western states, leaving firefighters struggling to battle flames threatening homes and inching closer to populated areas from Alaska down to Arizona.<p>The National Weather Service warned early Friday that gusting winds and “very low” …

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Former Campus Athletes Indicted on Multiple Counts of Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Sexual Battery

Three of the four former Vanderbilt football players who were indicted for allegedly raping an unconscious 21-year-old student in a dorm room on the …

U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.<p>Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than 13 gigawatts of new wind power capacity to the …

See Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters As “Simpsons”

Co.Create has covered obsessive tributes to <i>The Simpsons</i> before, as well as cartoonists dabbling in other creators’ styles, and now both aspects have …

Gastronomista for Cool Hunting Gift Guide - Cool Hunting

A "place where you might find architectural chicken coops, tea parties, decanters, bespoke knives or donut art," the NYC-based blog Gastronomista is the work of Emily Arden Wells, an architect by day, and a writer and drinks aficionado by night. Wells' background in art and design lends itself to a …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Camel racing industry faces calls for tighter regulation after jockey death

Australia's thriving camel racing industry is facing calls for greater regulation after a jockey was killed in a fall in Winton, western Queensland.<br>Police said that the 63-year-old man, who was from Bundaberg, was an experienced horse rider but had only been riding camels for three weeks. Paddy …

Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' cleared of all charges

It is a story worthy of Sweden's finest crime writers. A serial killer who cuts up and eats more than 30 people in the country's worst murder spree, earning a reputation as the country's very own Hannibal Lecter.<p>Under interrogation by police investigators a suspect confesses to the crimes, saying …

Rovio’s Bad Piggies goes free for iPhone and iPad as Apple’s App of the Week

I’ll admit I’ve wasted a few hours building vehicles to nowhere with my kids on Bad Piggies. Now Free HD for iPad or iPhone (via MacRumors) as Apple’s App of the Week.

No honey, more problems: A ‘catastrophic’ year for bee colonies

Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why.<p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a …

Insects

For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

Science News<p>NEW YORK - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous.<p>Two studies released on Monday beg to differ. By sticking to one female, they conclude, males of many species, …

National Academy of Sciences

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

Maria S.C. single test tubes chandelier / lamp / // vase / floral decoration

Maria S.C. chandelier is made from laboratory test tubes, set in two plywood bands. This surprising material and geometric shape makes this lamp both classic and innovative. The double glass cylinder recalls Art Deco forms in a unique contemporary way. The use of ready-made objects gives an …

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

Jarren Benton - Life In The Jungle (Official Music Video)

Neako - The Nabbalah (EP Trailer)

Harry Fraud - Loopy (Feat. Smoke DZA & Chinx Drugz) (Official Music Video)

Cardi B Already Knows How She'll Handle The Stripper Conversation With Her Daughter

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Issues<p>He calls for 'a widespread ban on …

Tink - Kilo (Feat. Lil Herb & Lil Bibby) (Official Music Video)

Nas Teams with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland for 'Sinatra in the Sands'

Now that he and Jay-Z have conquered the charts with <i>Magna Carta… Holy Grail</i>, Timbaland has set his sights on the next hip-hop icon—Nas.<p>During an …

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D.C.'s Worst-Smelling Plant Has Blossomed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Attention, D.C. metro area: run, don't walk, to the U.S. Botanic Gardens, where our nation's "corpse …

Thresher sharks use their tails like bullwhips to kill or stun prey

A diver has captured rare footage of the unique hunting style of thresher sharks in tropical waters off the Philippines.<p>The film was shot near coral …

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

An Austrian resort opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies on Wednesday. The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of …