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Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

Environment<p>Mile for mile, there are almost as many earthquakes rattling Oklahoma as California this year. This major increase in seismic shaking led to a rare earthquake warning this week from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey.<p>In a joint statement on Monday, the agencies …

Geology

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk

When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical therapist told his mom Debby Elnatan some upsetting news: “Rotem does not know what his legs are. He has no consciousness of them.”<p>Rotem, now 19, has cerebral palsy, a condition affecting the brain and nerves that impacts movement. His therapists did …

The Devil and the Art Dealer

It was the greatest art theft in history: 650,000 works looted from Europe by the Nazis, many of which were never recovered. But last November the world learned that German authorities had found a trove of 1,280 paintings, drawings, and prints worth more than a billion dollars in the Munich …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

Winter Cabin In Malalcahuello / MC2 Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located between Araucarias and Oaks, in an almost pristine forest. In the access to the ski resort of …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Onions

Glenn Beck Is Sorry He Helped Tear 'Fragile' America Apart

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, now an older and wiser and richer man, told Fox News' Megyn …

Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space

Science News<p>Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest asteroid as well as the smallest known dwarf planet.<p>The find comes just in time. Next year, …

Today's archidose #728

Here are some photos of the Brick House (2011) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by Ventura Virzi Arquitectos, photographed by Federico Kulekdjian.<p>To …

Square-Shaped Impressive Prefab Villa in Lyon, France by Tectoniques Architects

<b>Villa B,</b> a square-shaped prefab modular house <b></b>in Lyon, France was completed last year by Tectoniques Architects. The impressive timber-on-concrete …

The Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands by Safdie Architects: http://www.archello.com/en/project/artscience-museum-marina-bay-sands

Notable Contemporary Design Approach: Mariam House in Valencia, Spain

Architects <b>Antonio Altarriba</b> envisioned Mariam House, a 510 square meter residence showcasing a contemporary design approach and located in Valencia, …

casa maracanã

The process of creating this house was intense, due to the absence of the relation architect-client that allowed a natural development of it. In fact, there was never a formula of how to make a family housing, because creating it became a process of architectural research. The initial condition of …

Houses

50 Unique Homes Boasting Awe-Inspiring Panoramas

Site-specific architecture has blessed home owners with the thrill of enjoying wonderful views of their surroundings while living comfortably in …

Architizer

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

14 Chicago bars and lounges for singles

Photograph: Martha Williams<p>Located in the Chicago Athletic Association, the sprawling bar has pool tables, a poker table, chess boards and a full …

Music Videos

B House / ch+qs arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Yellow<p>This is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, …

California governor declares drought emergency

Low snowpack in the Sierra will not ease water woes.<p>SACRAMENTO — In what could become one of California's biggest crises in years, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought emergency Friday, an action that sets the stage for new state and federal efforts.<p>The governor also wants to focus …

6 More Stores Attacked By Same Hack As Target: Firm

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cybercrime firm says it has uncovered at least six ongoing attacks at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from Target Corp.<p>Andrew Komarov, chief executive of the cybersecurity firm …

Utah Attorney General's Office Seeks 10-Day Delay In Marriage Appeal

WASHINGTON — The Utah attorney general's office has asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to give it an additional 10 days to submit its opening brief defending the state's amendment that bans the marriages of same-sex couples. The brief currently is due to be submitted to the court by Jan. …

Salt Lake City

Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder

When Viking invaders tore through 9th-century Europe, only one Anglo-Saxon leader was able to withstand their ferocious onslaught. King Alfred of …

Italy town angered by Syria chemical disposal

Plans for the disposal of Syrian chemical weapons at an Italian port are meeting with local opposition.<p>Syria's most toxic chemicals - 560 tonnes worth - are to be transferred from a Danish ship to an American one. The so called 'priority one' chemicals are changing ships at the Calabrian town of …

Budget deal puts NASA's space exploration plans back on track

Science News<p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The federal spending bill signed into law by President Barack Obama on Friday finally picks up the pieces from an initiative that set NASA on a course beyond Earth orbit a decade earlier — a program called Constellation.<p>Back in 2004, President George W. Bush set …

Bakery Violated Civil Rights