Paul Merritt

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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

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Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Published: 24 Feb 2014<p>The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Published: 30 Dec 2013<p>With …

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Make A DVD At Walmart Cost One Cent More

Ken Jacobs, chair of the Labor Center at the University of California, Berkeley, estimates that a minimum wage at that level would add $200 million to Walmart's yearly labor costs, which comes to just 0.8 percent of what it currently spends. That also represents just 0.06 percent of the company's …

Vape life: welcome to the weird world of e-cig evangelists

Addiction (and cred) without the consequences<p>On Saturday night at a pink-lit bar in New York's Lower East Side, the musician Aaron David Ross took a moment away from DJing his own party to evangelize a bit.<p>"Look," he said between vaporous pulls of a dual-coil atomizer, "I'm like the vegetarian that …

Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday, in a congressional hearing aimed at banning the treatment for some inmates. The federal push to reduce solitary confinement is being led by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who calls it "a human rights issue we can't ignore."<p>Inmates …

Report from Apple’s sapphire supplier points to fall release for iPhone 6

The supplier of Apple’s sapphire displays is quickly becoming one of the most reliable sources for news concerning the next iPhone. In its latest …

Earnhardt on whirlwind tour after Daytona win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is all over the place. No time at all to process the significance of his second Daytona 500 victory.<p>Earnhardt has been traveling almost non-stop since he won NASCAR's premier race Sunday night. He made a couple of national TV appearances before arriving in …

California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Farmers in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency last month, are facing hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. They must weigh the costs of paying for irrigation against the chance that their fields will never get enough water this season.<p>A striking …