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Rare Earthquake Warning Issued for Oklahoma

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 said the …

Earth Science

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

Northern Ireland

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 …

Cabins

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 …

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 …

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 …

Safdie Architects - Project - The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is conceptualized and designed by architect Moshe Safdie as the first museum dedicated to the dynamic …

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 …

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 …

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

Located in the Chicago Athletic Association, the sprawling bar has pool tables, a poker table, chess boards and a full bocce court, so there’s plenty …

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, …

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

A day after hiring new lawyers to help in its defense of the Utah marriage amendment, the attorney general's office requests a brief deadline extension for filing its appeal.

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

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the remains of Alfred the Great, the 9th-century monarch who laid the foundations for the English …