Patrick Barnard

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A Giant on the Beach Optical Illusion

Happy weekend, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your time off. Wow, you guys and gals are on fire lately! I’ve been receiving a ton of messages …

Dark chocolate ingredient may prevent obesity, diabetes, study shows

Snacking on unprocessed dark chocolate may help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and diabetes, Medical Daily reported.<p>Dark chocolate is rich in flavonols, a type of antioxidant shown to improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. In order to determine whether …

Bush previews painting exhibit

As he gears up for the opening of his first art exhibit, President George W. Bush says he was initially “annoyed” when a hacker released images of some of his paintings online, especially the one that got out first.<p>“I was annoyed. It’s an invasion of one’s privacy,” Bush said in an interview with …

George Bush to Voluntarily Release 24 Portraits of World Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Wire loves George Bush's second act as a painter and so tomorrow is like our own personal …

Obama: Putin 'misreading' U.S.

President Barack Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin still harbors hard feelings over the collapse of the Soviet Union, but he is “misreading” the situation in the world today.<p>“I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet …

The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again

Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren’t caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of tsunamis that pummeled the coast, one of which towered 219 feet (66 meters) high.<p>They come taller …

Geology

Jane Bown: 'I was born the wrong side of the blanket. On the kitchen floor'

'I spent my whole life worrying," Jane Bown says, "about time and light. If I had time it was something, but if I had light it was even better. Often, though, I had neither. I remember doing a picture of Danny DeVito: I had five minutes to squeeze him into a little window bay in the Dorchester to …

Google says Turkey is intercepting web traffic to spy on users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports …

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