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The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

A Pickpocket’s Tale

The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins.<p>A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability. Jillette, who ranks …

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2012)

Apple’s MacBook Air was initially an expensive luxury, but with an update in 2010 became an affordable, excellent machine. It’s light, well-made, and relatively powerful, and it’s become the choice of many people willing to trade the raw computing prowess of a more high-end machine for a device …

Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, Arrested By Madison, Wisc. Police

We've seen plenty of weird crime mugshots and heard plenty of bizarre stories. But when it comes to criminal names, this one is ... a mouthful.<p>Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, 30, was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, …

Most popular baby names of 2012

A complete breakdown by gender — and a look at some possible candidates for 2013. (“Messiah,” anyone?)<p>Top baby names for girls in 2012<p>1. Sophia<p>2. Emma<p>3. Isabella<p>4. Olivia<p>5. Ava<p>6. Emily<p>7. Abigail<p>8. Mia<p>9. Madison<p>10. Elizabeth<p>___<p>Top baby names for boys<p>1. Jacob<p>2. Mason<p>3. Ethan<p>4. Noah<p>5. William<p>6. Liam<p>7. …

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …