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Raw: Hezbollah Says It Attacked Israeli Convoy
Raw: Hezbollah Says It Attacked Israeli ConvoyThe Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for firing a missile that targeted an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an attack that prompted Israel to fire at least 50 artillery...…
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Google High-Speed Service Coming to 4 Cities
Google High-Speed Service Coming to 4 CitiesGoogle is expanding its fiber-optic high-speed internet service to four cities in the Southeastern US. The company selected Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Nashville and their surrounding communiti…
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Spike Wishes for Seahawk Superbowl Win
Spike Wishes for Seahawk Superbowl WinDuring Spike lee's recent visit to the Sundance, he talked about the latest controversy in the NFL, "Deflategate" and how he's gunning for the Seattle Seahawks to win in this year's Superbowl....From…
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Mormon Leaders Call for Gay Rights Protections
Mormon Leaders Call for Gay Rights ProtectionsThe Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while also protecting people who assert their religious.…
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AP Top Stories January 28 A
AP Top Stories January 28 ASubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Here's the latest news for Wednesday, January 28th: Winter storm; Indonesian military leaves AirAsia search; Google Fiber...From:Associated…
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Verdict Reached in Vanderbilt Rape Case
Verdict Reached in Vanderbilt Rape CaseAfter three hours of deliberation, a jury has convicted a pair of ex-Vanderbilt University football players of raping a student inside a dorm room. Both face decades in prison. (Jan. 27) Subscribe...…
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  • iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 6:45am -
  • Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble

    Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised "radical" change on Wednesday as his new government swiftly moved to roll back key parts of Greece's international bailout, prompting a third day of losses on financial markets.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 28 15, 5:58am -
  • Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

    Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's undemocratic practic…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:54am -
  • Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

    Exclusive: Spending- why 'red' states shoulder the deepest cuts under Obama

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:46am -
  • Obama's pick for attorney general faces heated confirmation debate

    Obama's pick for attorney general faces heated confirmation debate

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general faces a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that will likely highlight tensions between the Obama administration and the new Republican Congress.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:09am -
  • Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecasts

    Blizzard hits Boston and New England, spares New York despite forecasts

    BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:52am -
  • Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
    - 12 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:13pm -
  • Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

    Spying program leaked by Snowden is tied to campaign in many countries

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:34pm -
  • Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

    Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone an…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:09pm -
  • Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

    Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade.
    - 13 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:01pm -
  • Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    Apple iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global record

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history.…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 27 15, 6:58pm -
  • Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

    Nine killed as gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavily armed gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Tripoli favored by Libyan officials and visiting delegations on Tuesday, killing at least nine people, including foreigners, before blowing themselves up with a grenade.
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:49pm -
  • Obama and Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit

    Obama and Saudi king discuss Iran, energy in symbolic visit

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation acro…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:47pm -
  • Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment valued at roughly $40 billion.
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:46pm -
  • Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:35pm -
  • U.S. business spending weakens, but consumers upbeat

    U.S. business spending weakens, but consumers upbeat

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. business investment spending fell for a fourth straight month in December, a sign that slowing global growth may be weighing on the economy, but consumers remained upbeat and new home sales in December hit their highest le…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:14pm -
  • Blizzard pounds U.S. northeast, New York spared its brunt

    Blizzard pounds U.S. northeast, New York spared its brunt

    BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. blizzard swept past New York City and struck hardest at some 4.5 million people around Boston, dropping nearly three feet of snow in areas and triggering high tides that breached a seawall and forced residents to fl…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:04pm -

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  • Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The estate of an eccentric Elvis Presley memorabilia collector who for more than two decades offered tours of his Mississippi house at any time day or night will be auctioned on Saturday, his attorney said.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:51pm -
  • China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:50am -
  • San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    (Reuters) - The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.
    - 1 day ago Jan 26 15, 11:36pm -
  • Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 mill…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 4:35pm -
  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 8:29am -
  • Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    (Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency number to report a man who looked like he was going t…
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 2:48pm -
  • Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overd…
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 2:57pm -
  • Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:54am -
  • Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 12:19pm -
  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
    - 10 days ago Jan 18 15, 8:52am -
  • Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference.…
    - 12 days ago Jan 16 15, 8:21am -
  • Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a friendly slap at Green Bay Packers fans, popularly known as "cheeseheads," the manager of a city near Seattle has banned cheese in municipal headquarters before Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Packers and Seattle Seahaw…
    - 12 days ago Jan 15 15, 8:08pm -
  • Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 8-foot alligator was found next to the carcasses of two cats in the back yard of a suburban Los Angeles home where the reptile had been living illegally since the 1970s, authorities said on Thursday.
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 7:34pm -
  • 'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are hunting a hooded man who was about to rob a convenience store but stopped after recognizing the clerk and then gave the startled employee a cheery thumbs-up.
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 1:06pm -
  • Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Governors in three Venezuelan states have banned overnight queuing amid huge and sometimes rowdy lines around shops across the scarcity-plagued country.
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:50pm -
  • Volunteers search for missing wallaby in Washington state

    Volunteers search for missing wallaby in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Volunteers were searching a wooded area north of Seattle for a missing marsupial who bounded away from its crate during a transfer to a local petting zoo last week, putting the animal at risk for predators, its guardian said on We…
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:26pm -
  • Man rescued off coast of Mexico by Disney cruise ship: ABC News

    Man rescued off coast of Mexico by Disney cruise ship: ABC News

    (Reuters) - A man who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, was rescued hours later by a passing Disney Cruise Line ship after a passenger heard him calling for help, ABC News reported on Tuesday.
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 1:28pm -

Life Hacker

  • Define an Emotional Intention to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

    Define an Emotional Intention to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

    Confronting someone about a problem or concern is hard from the start. If you come at it from a standpoint of venting your own emotions, though, it will just get harder. Before you have the talk, define the emotional goal you want the conversation…
    - 32 mins ago Jan 28 15, 7:30am -
  • Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

    Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

    Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day li…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 28 15, 7:00am -
  • The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

    The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

    London-based portrait photographer Tom Barnes has built himself one impressive, massive desk. It's as functional and clutter-free as it is unique.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:00pm -
  • Silence a Loud-Clicking Mouse with a Little Memory Foam

    Silence a Loud-Clicking Mouse with a Little Memory Foam

    The repetitive, clicking sound of a mouse can become pretty irritating. If you want to silence your mouse for your own peace —and the peace of others around you—a little memory foam can do the trick with no soldering required.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago Jan 27 15, 7:09pm -
  • When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time at All

    When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time at All

    Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 6:00pm -
  • Build a Hidden Compartment in a Fake Potted Plant to Hide Valuables

    Build a Hidden Compartment in a Fake Potted Plant to Hide Valuables

    Hidden compartments are fun and you know it . If you're looking for a way to hide some of your smaller valuables while brightening up your place, this potted plant compartment is perfect.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:35pm -
  • Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

    Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

    So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narr…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:00pm -
  • Deadspin Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case?

    Deadspin Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case?

    Deadspin Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case? | Jalopnik Here Are The Four Legal Ways To Import A Car To The United States | Jezebel A Note to Chait: Dissent Isn't Suffocation, Internet Isn't Real Life | Kotaku My First Few Hours With…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:47pm -
  • TodayRemote Controls Your Mac's Music from the iOS Notification Center

    TodayRemote Controls Your Mac's Music from the iOS Notification Center

    Mac/iOS: Apple has a handy remote for controlling iTunes from your phone, but it's limited to iTunes and requires you to actually open it. TodayRemote works from the Notification Center, and controls Spotify, Rdio, VLC, or Vox. Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:30pm -
  • Movecheapr Compares Prices Between Moving Trucks

    Movecheapr Compares Prices Between Moving Trucks

    Finding a cheap moving truck requires a bit of finesse , but a hackathon project dubbed Movecheapr makes comparing those prices a bit easier by scanning for truck prices in your area and giving you all the results.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:00pm -
  • Stanford's Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift Course Is Now Available

    Stanford's Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift Course Is Now Available

    If you're looking to get into iOS app development, you have a lot of free options available to you , but few are better than Stanford's online courses. They've just released their newest course, which tackles Apple's new Swift programming language…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:30pm -
  • How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

    How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

    A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be p…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:10pm -
  • ​What to Do If You Think Your Period Is Affecting Your Workout

    ​What to Do If You Think Your Period Is Affecting Your Workout

    Is it harder to run fast and lift heavy while you're on your period? A lot of athletes say yes, but the science is lagging behind, so it's hard to know whether there's a real performance dent or what you should do about it. Here are some tips from…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:00pm -
  • The Case for Learning C as Your First Programming Language

    The Case for Learning C as Your First Programming Language

    We could probably debate forever which programming language is best to learn first —it could depend on your goals and other considerations . Mac developer Evan Miller, however, makes a strong case for learning C first, likening it to learning t…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 27 15, 2:00pm -
  • Compare Mortgage Rates with the Government's New Rate Checker Tool

    Compare Mortgage Rates with the Government's New Rate Checker Tool

    It pays to shop around for your mortgage, since lenders' rates are all over the place. This rate checker from the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows the most common rates based on your financial inputs.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:30pm -
  • iOS Updates Will No Longer Require So Much Free Space on Your Phone

    iOS Updates Will No Longer Require So Much Free Space on Your Phone

    Apple has just released an update to iOS that addresses the common complaint that updates themselves require too much free space to download and install. The update, 8.1.3, also fixes some other bugs, and is available to download now. [via Ars Techn…
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:19pm -
  • Dell XPS 13 Review (2015): The Windows Laptop To Beat

    Dell XPS 13 Review (2015): The Windows Laptop To Beat

    Are you thinking of buying a Windows laptop? Don't, until you've read this review. The new Dell XPS 13 isn't perfect, but it's freaking incredible for the $800 you'll spend to bring one home. Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:00pm -
  • How to Keep Your Pets from Ruining Your Stuff

    How to Keep Your Pets from Ruining Your Stuff

    We try to domesticate our pets, but they're wild creatures at heart. Because of this, a lot of their instinctive habits can wreck our living space and drive us nuts. With some effort and understanding, we can accommodate their natural needs and sti…
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:00pm -
  • $15 Sennheisers, Popular Logitech Gear, Your Own Drone, and More Deals

    $15 Sennheisers, Popular Logitech Gear, Your Own Drone, and More Deals

    Not everyone needs amazing headphones, so if you just want a decent pair of comfy on-ears for the price of some basic earbuds, these Sennheiser HD 202 IIs might be exactly what you're looking for. [Sennheiser HD 202 II Professional Headphones, $15]…
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 12:45pm -
  • Hide a Wi-Fi Router in a Magazine Holder

    Hide a Wi-Fi Router in a Magazine Holder

    As important as they are, routers and modems aren't the prettiest things to look at. Keep them from cluttering up the view with their constantly blinking lights with a simple magazine storage box.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago Jan 27 15, 12:30pm -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Online Privacy
         Consumers failed to amend claims that Google and Viacom use cookies to track the Internet use of children, a federal judge found.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:58pm -
  • Funeral Mishap
         At the funeral last year for a woman killed by her husband, the casket opened while being lowered into a "too-small grave," a lawsuit alleges.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:50pm -
  • Ex-Virginia. Gov. to Remain Free on Appeal
         Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will remain free while he appeals his convictions on corruption charges, a federal appeals court ruled.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:46pm -
  • Retired Pro Football Players Push 9th Circuit to Revive Their Case
         NFL retirees appealed to the 9th Circuit on Tuesday to save their class action over painkillers allegedly doled out to mask serious injuries.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:21pm -
  • Arbitrator Restored for Vegas Condo Dispute
         An arbitrator's flirtation with "high-value" litigation investment did not warrant his removal from a dispute over luxury Las Vegas condominiums, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 27 15, 2:56pm -
  • Feinstein Slams CIA Report as Error-Riddled
         The 2014 CIA hack of its Senate investigators marked the "third unauthorized intrusion that we know of" into that network," Sen. Dianne Feinstein noted Tuesday.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:38pm -
  • Spying Claims Bounce Off Smartphone Makers
         A federal judge has dumped the bulk of a sprawling class action accusing smartphone makers of installing software that spies on customers and drains batteries.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:15pm -
  • Widow of Slain Piracy Hostage Loses Claim
         The widow of a Taiwanese man whose fishing vessel was sunk in the effort to rid it of pirates cannot seek damages, the 4th Circuit ruled.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:02pm -
  • Alabama Poised to Fight Gay Marriage Ruling
         The state of Alabama is appealing a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 27 15, 12:51pm -
  • Hungarian Holocaust Suits Don't Belong in U.S.
         Claims over the role of Hungary's national bank and railroad in the Holocaust must first go through that country's courts, the 7th Circuit ruled.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 27 15, 9:16am -
  • Toxic Hip-Implant Suit Needs Work, Judge Says
         A woman who says her hip implant poisoned her with cobalt, about a year after Smith & Nephew recalled it, must amend her claims, a federal judge ruled.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 27 15, 9:03am -
  • Labor
         Rio Farms, of Monterey County, has shorted workers on wages for four years, the California Labor Commissioner claims in Alameda County Court.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:38am -
  • Medical
         A Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville employee sexually assaulted a patient while she was doped up, the woman claims in Duval County Court.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:38am -
  • Court Outburst Leads to Stiff Sentence
         An outburst in court contributed to the seven-year, three-month sentence a federal judge handed a Sacramento mortgage fraudster Monday.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • New Steps in Michael Jackson Hologram Fight
         The Michael Jackson hologram that appeared in the 2014 Billboard Music Awards violated three patents, hologram technology companies claim in court.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • Greens Fight California Pesticide Spraying
         Eleven environmental groups claim in court that the California Department of Food and Agriculture intends to spray toxic pesticides statewide in violation of the state's Environmental Quality Act.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • Montana Lawmaker Wants to ProtectJournalists From Government Snooping
         A bill introduced in Montana's House Judiciary Committee would bar state government agencies from accessing digital servers to get reporters' notes.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • Class of Constables Challenges Mass Firing
         In a federal class action, 12 deputy constables and process servers say Clark County officials conspired to abolish the Las Vegas Township Constable's Office and fire them unconstitutionally.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • Marvell Technology Class Action Dismissed
         A federal judge Monday dismissed a securities class action against semiconductor developer Marvell Technology Group.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 27 15, 8:26am -
  • Closing Arguments Begin in Vandy Rape Trial
          Prosecutors in the trial for two former college football players say photo and video evidence shows they participated in a rape, while one defense attorney told jurors his client was too drunk to form intent.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 5:05pm -
  • Arizona Must Defend Claims Over Jail Attack
         Arizona may be liable for claims filed on behalf of a prison inmate who was assaulted by two others while a prison guard escorted them to a visitation center.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 4:20pm -
  • Ex-CIA Agent Found Guilty in Leak Case
         Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was found guilty Monday on all nine counts of unlawful disclosure of classified information and related charges in Federal Court.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 3:43pm -
  • Morgue Execs Must Face Claim Over Corpse Abuse
         A former coroner and morgue director must face state law claims regarding the abuse of several corpses by one of their employees.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 3:35pm -
  • Fees Possible, Despite Case's Consolidation
         An environmental group that defeated changes to a coal-mining permit has a shot at recovering its costs, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday.
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 2:54pm -

Cyber Threats

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Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
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In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
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VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
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Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
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VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
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Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0308 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 291200Z - 301200Z...NO CRITICAL AREAS......SYNOPSIS...SEVERAL MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGHS WILL…
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  • SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0308 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 281200Z - 291200Z...SYNOPSIS...A HIGH-AMPLITUDE MID/UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL PROGRESS EWD OFFSHORETHE A…
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  • SPC Jan 28, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    SPC Jan 28, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    Day 4-8 Outlook DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0249 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015VALID 311200Z - 051200Z...DISCUSSION...BELOW-AVERAGE CONFIDENCE CONTINUES REGARDING THE EVOLUTION OF MINORMID-LEVEL IMPULSES EM…
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Out of this World

  • Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are getting a pair of U.S. spacesuits ready for a set of spacewalks beginning in February. Throughout Tuesday in the Quest airlock, they recharged suit batteries and checked out fans and other suit compon…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:38pm -
  • Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    After a week of medical science activities, the space station residents began the new week focusing on worms, fruit flies and plants. The tiny organisms provide scientists a model for larger organisms and how microgravity affects such things as immun…
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 12:32pm -
  • CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    With CATS successfully installed to an external platform on Japan’s Kibo laboratory, the Expedition 42 crew spent Friday working life science, combustion and a variety of other experiments. › Read more about CATS The Combustion Integrated Rack (C…
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:03pm -
  • Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Ground controllers overnight remotely guided the Canadarm2, with its Dextre robotic hand attached, to deftly remove the CATS experiment from the SpaceX Dragon trunk. They then handed it off to the Japanese robotic arm for installation on the Kibo lab…
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 1:43pm -
  • Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    The six-member Expedition 42 crew worked Dragon cargo transfers and science on the International Space Station Wednesday. Commander Barry Wilmore conducted botany research and harvested plants grown for the Advanced Plant Experiments-03-1 (APEX-03-1)…
    - 7 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:28pm -
  • Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Ground controllers have completed troubleshooting work after last week’s false alarm indicating an ammonia leak. Heat exchangers and thermal control systems on the U.S. side of the International Space Station have been recovered and reintegrated an…
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:05pm -
  • Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    The International Space Station residents were back at work Thursday after an ammonia leak indication sent the crew over to the Russian segment. Flight controllers determined there was no leak and NASA managers allowed the crew to resume normal activ…
    - 13 days ago Jan 15 15, 12:35pm -
  • Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    The crew opened the hatch to the U.S. segment and returned inside at 2:05 p.m. Central time. Wearing protective masks, Virts and Cristoforetti sampled the cabin atmosphere and reported no indications of any ammonia.
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -
  • Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    The International Space Station mission management team, including all of the station Partners, met this afternoon and directed the station’s residents to return to the U.S. segment of the complex before the end of the day, systems permitting. The…
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:54pm -
  • Manager of NASA’s Station Program Discusses Alarm
    The six-member Expedition 42 crew is safe in the Russian segment of the International Space Station after an alarm went off in the U.S. segment of the orbital laboratory Wednesday morning. Flight controllers are seeing no direct evidence of an ammoni…
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 12:55pm -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

  • Jan 28: Jackson Pollock
    1912—56, American painter, born in Cody, Wyo. See biography and links to other people born today...
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Today in History

  • January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes
    At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:00am -

Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • jaundiced
    1. Exhibiting prejudice from envy or resentment. 2. Having jaundice: a disease marked by unnatural yellowness of the skin, white of the eyes, etc., caused by an increase of bile pigments in the blood.
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Today's Slang

  • inappropriate selfie

    inappropriate selfie

    When someone or a group of people decide to take a selfie at the absolute wrong moment in time. Like at a funeral or during intercourse.Girl 1: OH MY GOD! Did you see that selfie of the two of them at that funeral!?!Girl 2: I know! I can't bel…
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  • Sad Masty

    Sad Masty

    To masturbate while crying, and using the tears as lubricantim upset my cat died, but am gonna use these tears in my next sad masty to create a happy ending
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  • Turdulence

    Turdulence

    The discomfort that occurs due to an inability to pass flatus on a flight.Just got in from London and man, due I have some turdulence.
    - 3 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:00am -
  • percentage advantage

    percentage advantage

    The deciding factor of who gets the car phone charger. The lowest battery power always gets the charging port first.Hand over the the charger quick before my phone goes dead!. At five percent battery I've got the percentage advantage on you guy…
    - 4 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:00am -
  • ambitchous

    ambitchous

    striving to be more of a bitch than the average bitchUgh! Britney fucked my boyfriend!Yeah, she's pretty ambitchous.
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:00am -
  • conversation walling

    conversation walling

    When you're trying to make a conversation with a girl/guy you met recently, either A) online B) via text message or C) in person, and she/he responds to any of your questions with blank stares, one letter text messages using the words: oh, cool, or…
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:00am -
  • Sing a disney song

    Sing a disney song

    Have sex or do anything sexual.*Taken from the movie Lion King where Simba and Nala lick each other while the song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" plays.G: Honey, I feel horny as everB: Come on and sing a disney song with me babeG: Screw me.…
    - 7 days ago Jan 21 15, 3:00am -

This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 28, 1994
    Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London. The couple then went on to Hard Rock Cafe, where the film star Mike Myers presented them with a cheque for LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for £25,000 (…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1985
    The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, B…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Relax!' BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read expressed on air his distaste for both the record's suggestive sleeve and its lyrics, he announced his refusal to play the record…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984

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  • On this Day January 28, 1977
    Pink Floyd's tenth studio album 'Animals' entered the UK charts at #2. The sleeve concept was that of Roger Waters, who lived at the time near Clapham Common, and regularly drove past Battersea Power Station. A view of the imposing but disused former…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1968
    Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theatre.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1965
    The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1956
    Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS…
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred “him-i-canes.” For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut. Horses c…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 5:00am -
  • Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails from people who received new Kindles or Fires for Christmas and are really enjoying them; I’ve also received several emails from people who were really hoping for a new one … Continue…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Sex for one hour will burn off 11 Hershey Kisses, or 360 calories. 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. In the Brazilian jungle, women of the Apinaye tribe bite of portions of their mates’ eyebrows during … Continue rea…
    - 3 days ago Jan 25 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Polar bears are left handed. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The catfish … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago Jan 24 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. Humans…
    - 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. It’s impossible to sneeze with … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago Jan 22 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid. The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy. Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey went on ……
    - 7 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago Jan 19 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Why is China called the “Flowery Kingdom?” Flowery Kingdom is a translation of the Chinese “Hua Kuo” and is the most ancient name in China. It is not known if it originally referred to flowers in the literal sense (which … Continue reading…
    - 10 days ago Jan 18 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Why do pigeons make a whistling sound when they jump up to fly? It’s not the pigeon’s voices: it’s their wings. You are actually hearing the sound of air passing through feathers spread wide for acceleration, beating faster for lift … Continu…
    - 11 days ago Jan 17 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago Jan 16 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Why does the phrase “to kick the bucket” mean to die? There are a number of explanations for the origin of this expression, but the most realistic one has to do with the way some people committed suicide in the … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago Jan 15 15, 11:09pm -
  • Bonus Trivia

    Bonus Trivia

    Why does something annoying “rub you the wrong way”? It would be tempting to guess that this has something to do with genies and magic lamps. Rub the lamp the wrong way and maybe an angry genie makes you walk … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:00pm -

Funny Quote of the Day

  • Groucho Marx
    "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
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  • Jack Benny
    "If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
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  • Lillian Hellman
    "People change and forget to tell each other."
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  • Kin Hubbard
    "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."
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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Helen Keller
    "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
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  • Henry Drummond
    "The people who influence you are the people who believe in you."
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  • Horace Walpole
    "We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second."
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  • Jules Renard
    "If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."
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Wright Better

  • Empathize vs. Sympathize

    Empathize vs. Sympathize

    A reader says: I've always been confused on how to use [the words empathize and sympathize] in proper context.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 8 hours ago Jan 27 15, 11:38pm -
  • Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Several years ago, when a reader said he refused to use “Dear So-and-So” to begin a business letter because dear is too intimate a word to use with a stranger, I assumed that he represented a minority of one. Who, I wondered, would interpret an e…
    - 1 day ago Jan 26 15, 11:13pm -
  • Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    A reader questioned the introduction of a direct quotation with the word that: I've had the understanding that preceding what was said with the word "that" indicates that what follows is not a verbatim quote, but rather a description of what was said…
    - 2 days ago Jan 25 15, 11:06pm -
  • The Changing Meaning of Mural

    The Changing Meaning of Mural

    Because I am used to thinking of a mural as a painting on a wall, I was startled to hear a local radio announcer refer to a contest for artists to submit designs to paint “murals” on storm drains.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercis…
    - 3 days ago Jan 24 15, 11:03pm -
  • Two Inverted Idioms

    Two Inverted Idioms

    As the residents of my state prepared for a cold front, one of the local television anchors remarked: We are in store for a big chill.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 4 days ago Jan 23 15, 11:01pm -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
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Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
- 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 3:01am -
Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
- 2 days ago Jan 26 15, 3:01am -
Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
- 3 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:01am -
Shimmer Tree
Shimmer Tree
- 4 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:01am -
Bear River Meanders
Bear River Meanders
- 5 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:01am -

Earthquakes

Natural Disasters

Tropical Storms

  • Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm  - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 13 Knots, Out wind speed: 55 Knots, Gust speed: 70 Knots, Wave height: 17 feet
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  • Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression  - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 4 Knots, Out wind speed: 30 Knots, Gust speed: 40 Knots, Wave height: 8 feet , Pressure: 1006 hPa
    - Jul 3 14, 11:16pm -
  • Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 16 Knots, Out wind speed: 85 Knots, Gust speed: 105 Knots, Wave height: 23 feet , Pressure: 976 hPa
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