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Milky Way over Crater Lake

Crater Lake in Oregon is famous for the clarity and blue color of its water. But it’s also a beautiful place to go stargazing.<p>Ben Coffman Photography …

Astronomy

Science Weekly podcast: The Burning Question – can we quit fossil fuels?

It is one of the greatest social, scientific and political dilemmas facing humankind. This week's Science Weekly is dedicated to exploring the …

Martin Solveig & The Cataracs "Hey Now feat. Kyle"

Adam Freeland-Indefinable Mysterious Power -(DJ mix)

THE STRÖKES - Welcome to Japan (Dj Supermarkt extended disco edit) FREE DL

Hilarious: Coachella Festival Goers Pretend to Know Bands That Don’t Exist

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cringe at this. During last night’s episode of <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i>, the chat show host sent his Lie Witness News crew …

Stream She & Him’s new album, Volume 3

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are steaming the third album from She and Him, <i>Volume 3</i>, one week ahead of its official release date (May 7th via Merge). …

The fragile ecosystem in Baja California that's under threat from a Spanish resort chain

I was scuba diving in Mexico in the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, a 27.5-square-mile ecosystem with an unusual history and an uncertain future. At …

Middle East

A Democratic Senator From Virginia Knows The Best Anti-Deficit Strategy There Is

Ben White and Tarini Pariti at Politico have a good story on how Democrats are increasingly comfortable saying that austerity is pointless and that you can't fix the deficit by focusing on spending.<p>... aided by a pile of recent data suggesting the deficit is already shrinking significantly and …

Economics

Picture of the Day

A photo that tells you we’re living in the teens and not the nineties.

Hong Kong is trying to stop the spread of bird flu as 4 million mainland tourists visit this week

Some memories die hard. For Hong Kong, the economically devastating 2003 outbreak of SARS is only too fresh in the collective memory. Now, as the H7N9 avian flu virus spreads through China, killing 23 on the mainland finding its way to Taiwan, the city is desperate to stop it from getting a …

Hong Kong

BOMBING SUSPECTS' MOTHER: This Is Nonsense, My Sons Are Completely Innocent

But Zubeidat Tsarnaeva is drawing increased attention after federal officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her elder son. In another, she was recorded talking to someone in southern Russia who is under FBI investigation …

Rhode Island

Colorado's New Gun Laws Send Businesses Packing

Colorado responded to the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., by passing new gun control measures last month. That's not sitting well with several gun-related businesses in the Centennial State, where four companies have announced plans to relocate all or some of their …

Utøya massacre survivors: ‘I bear my scars with dignity’ - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/apr/28/sony-world-photography-awards-anders-behring-breivik<p>720<p>Photographer Andrea Gjestvang's …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)