Ben Ravetta

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Real Succubus Tales: Sleep Paralysis and the Genesis of Erotic Horror

“Succubus 2” by Miles Teves, used with his permission<p>I was struck by Richard Gavin’s recent commentary in which he observed that most horror fiction …

3 Perfect Color Combinations We Don't See Nearly Enough

Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. …

Home Decorating

Evolution of cats - appPicker

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Rooms Of Memory Review

Part of a growing trend of freemium-focused Hidden Object games, <i>Rooms of Memory</i> is entertaining enough but the timer and other freemium based …

MyGlass app lets you control Google Glass via your phone

Google Glass owners can now control the interface by swiping and tapping their way on an Android phone or tablet via the MyGlass app.<p>Updated Thursday in the Google Play story, MyGlass offers an altenative to Google Glass owners who may not always want to nod their head or speak a command to control …

TheiPhoneAppReview.com

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The kids are heading back to school! You love this season, because you can finally get your routine back. …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 will receive Android 4.3 in October

Most of today’s big news revolved around new devices, but there was some good news for those with the Samsung Galaxy S III and S4. Samsung announced …

[New App] Sidebar Plus Arrives In The Play Store With Customizable Sidebars Full Of Widgets, Settings, And Apps

Sidebar Plus got a bit of attention a few days ago when it was in testing on XDA, but now the app is done and live in the Play Store. This app …

Samsung to build Lookout into KNOX protection

If your business uses Samsung's Knox to protect phones and tablets, Lookout's mobile security app will soon help lock down your digital fort.<p>Lookout CEO and co-founder John Hering announced the partnership on Wednesday.<p>"Already more than 50 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies have employees using …

Samsung Opens Up KNOX To Consumers, Available For 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 And Note 3 At Launch, Support For SIII, S4, And Note II Coming Later

Samsung KNOX separates data and apps into containers, making it difficult for malware or intruders to gain access or cause damage where they aren't …

Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter

Have a break, tear a Galaxy in half<p>Nokia just sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft this week, and it's clearly feeling fairly confident about its future prospects. In a Twitter post from its German account, Nokia is issuing a KitKat themed death threat to Samsung's Android handsets. An …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

APOD: Fire on Earth (2013 Sep 01) Image Credit: (AFS, BLM) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130901.html Explanation: Sometimes, regions of planet Earth light up with fire. Since fire is the rapid acquisition of oxygen, and since oxygen is a key indicator of life, fire on any planet would be an indicator of life on that planet. Most of the Earth's land has been scorched by fire at some time in the past. Although causing many a tragedy, for many places on Earth fire is considered part of a natural ecosystem cycle. Large forest fires on Earth are usually caused by lightning and can be visible from orbit. Above, in the year 2000, stunned elk avoid a fire sweeping through Montana's Bitterroot Valley by standing in a river. http://fire.ak.blm.gov/ http://www.blm.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130901 #APOD

Plantwatch: Britain's native lime tree

Warm sunshine brought out masses of wildflowers this summer, including many rarities such as the lesser butterfly orchid. Lime trees also did well in the heat – they need hot summers to flower and set seeds. Unfortunately, limes have a bad reputation for the sticky mess they drop on cars parked …

Squeeze The Bacteria Out Of Water With A New Gel

In an emergency, clean drinking water can be tough to find. Floods, earthquakes and hurricanes can make our usual sources of water potentially unsafe.<p>After the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean left many without access to clean water, researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore …

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

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Big Pic: The Sun Rises In Antarctica After 3 Months Of Darkness

At Concordia Research Station, 350 miles from Lake Vostok and just over a thousand miles from the geographic South Pole, the temperature reaches –112°F and night lasts for three months, which makes it that much more amazing when the sun finally does rise. It's one of the most otherworldly places in …

Packing For The Apocalypse And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

A bigger fish for palaeontogists to fry…

An international team of scientists has uncovered the remains of the world's largest fish. The 50ft <i>Leedsichthys problematicus</i> swam the oceans of the Jurassic era more than 160m years ago, sweeping up shoals of plankton through giant, mesh-covered gills. <i>Leedsichthys</i> was eventually wiped out by the …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue, The Sharpest Space Photos Ever, And More

<b>250 microns</b>: the thickness of the microtissues printed out by the first commercial 3-D bioprinter, which will soon help biochemists test new drugs<p><b>100 miles</b>: the distance the Galileo space probe made it into Jupiter's atmosphere in 1995 before being vaporized (could a stronger spacecraft fly …

How To Grow Your Own Photo

Use microbes to make black-and-agar still lifes<p>Microbes aren't known for their artistic merit, but that hasn't stopped scientists from using bacteria to find their inner Ansel Adams. Bioengineer Chris Voigt and his team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have hacked a harmless strain of</i> …

Could 'triple whammy' technique that beat HIV win battle against cancer?

Wing commander Brian Liversidge was 60 when he was diagnosed, in 2004, as having aggressive prostate cancer. The CEO of a Cumbria educational trust was given 18 months to live.<p>Liversidge – who is married with two sons and three grandsons – has since confounded that grim prediction thanks to a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

August guide to the bright planets

In August 2018, 4 planets arc across the evening sky. From west to east as night falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Late …

Astronomy

Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

The mysterious globe was discovered by a Belgian map collector.<p><b>A recently discovered globe from the early 1500s, carved onto ostrich eggs, may be the oldest globe of the New World ever identified, experts say.</b><p>Latin inscriptions dot its surface, and two small islands sit in the place of what we now …

Jurassic Park Joins The Billion Dollar Club

While Steven Spielberg’s <b>Jurassic Park</b> was certainly a dino-sized hit when it arrived in cinemas back in 1993, it never quite made it past $1 billion, …

Jurassic Park