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Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project

EVERYONE ALIVE GIVES ME A PENNY. —@milked_ via Twitter Honorable Mentions: Smelt decommissioned weapons into musical instruments. —@casinclair via Twitter Climate app tracks local CO2 levels. —@big_big_love via Instagram Global oral history keeps ...

Angry Nerd: Don’t Fall for the Quantum Con

Have you ever really looked at a photon? Part wave, part particle, all perfection. Yet they bring out the worst in some ­people, who bring out the worst in me. Let's start with the obvious: Photons, in all their quantum quintessence, can improve the ...

Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy

Aer Cable Kit The Law of Cables is clear: Place them next to each other and they will become tangled. Aer's ballistic nylon case has two compartments with a bevy of pockets, pouches, and elastic strips to eliminate cord chaos. When it's time to ...

Indian College Students Forced To Strip For Menstruation Inspection

At least 60 students were forced to the bathroom where they were told to take off their underwear to prove they weren't on their periods. Sahajanand Girls InstituteFemale students at a college in India were forced to strip and undergo an inspection ...

Rembrandt Painting Thought To Be A Knockoff Turns Out To Be Real Thing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master ...

Watch: Man gives CPR to gecko found drowning in beer

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- An Australian man may have saved a lizard's life when he fished it out of his beer at a pub and performed CPR on the seemingly lifeless animal. The customer named Brett, known to his friends as Slab, said he initially thought staff ...

Australian navy begins three-week fleet certification exercise

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Warships of the Royal Australian Navy left the port of Sydney on Monday to conduct ready-to-deploy exercises. The three-week event, known as the sea phase of Fleet Certification Period 2020, will verify the capabilities of ...

Animal rescuers investigating after 29 snakes found in pillow cases

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in Britain are investigating after 16 snakes were found abandoned in pillow cases just days after 13 snakes were found in the same condition. The RSPCA said 15 corn snakes were found in a pillow case abandoned in a ...

Kids raised by grandparents more likely to be overweight, obese

Grandparents can be a bad influence on kids' weight, researchers say. That's the upshot of an analysis of 23 studies conducted in the United States and eight other countries by a team from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. ...

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy, pursues sale of company

Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Pier 1 filed for bankruptcy Monday after reaching an agreement with lenders and will pursue sale of the company. The Fort Worth, Texas, company has reached a plan with lenders to provide it $256 million and commenced Chapter 11 ...

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