Less than a third of today's population.
VICE travels to Slab City, an ex-military base-meep-squatter haven in Southern California. With the help of two booze-guzzling sherpas, we traverse the Colorado desert to understand why so many call this wasteland home.
'If you're a responsible business, you don't let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country,- he added.
Big Boys Toys.
"The bus did not know it lost its load and had continued on."
is there a dustbowl in it's future?
Carved British stones are written Pictish.
For those who want to get their LS links from news publications, OR just read stories from different nations' perspectives.
A rare and beautiful look at Afghanistan, through an iPhone.
Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy
A wonderful paper on Runes, signs, and symbols used by the Vikings their Ilk.
Piloting a zeppelin airship is a rare privilege-and harder than it looks.
Photos from events leading up to the Second World War.
Automated railway construction.
The spacecraft observed the flare's peak at 2:41 a.m. Eastern time (06:41 UTC). SDO's AIA instrument recorded images at the extreme-ultraviolet wavelengths of 171, 211, and 304 angstroms. These were followed by wider frames from the LASCO C2 white-light coronagraph on SOHO.
News with every slant imaginable.
Nature, we are told, equipped us with all sorts of instincts to help us survive. However, most of them just get us into trouble. Especially the fear response ones. It's true that we live in a very different world than the primates who evolved these responses, but often what we do when we're afraid doesn't seem to make sense even in nature.
These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.
Tour of the defunct amusement park Six Flags New Orleans
Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.
An interesting slice of aviation history
Busy news day in Cunukville.
Wife is relaunching his website, mitchhedberg.net and hosting a tribute comedy show.
Before I break your heart with a magnificent demonstration of naked, forlorn, magnificent passion, I should tell you a thing or two about the male jumping spider.
Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need. This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas's Cat. About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn't changed since. The other species, Martelli's Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats.
On April 20, war photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed, apparently by a rocket-propelled grenade, while covering the front lines of Libya's civil war in the besieged rebel outpost of Misrata. For the staff of Foreign Policy, Chris was far more than a credit line under a photo, though he was certainly that: His name appears on countless FP stories, from a devil's grab bag of locations -- Liberia, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Haiti, Egypt's Tahrir Square, and most recently, Libya.
Sweet dreams, Swarmers.
Candid remarks were supposed to be private
On the opposite side of the globe from where you live is nothing but empty ocean.
The usual scary as meep, up close bug pics, and some art works, videos, and an FAQ
Like a motherfuking cityboss, thats how!
Sailor rides the tsunami then uses boat to transport people and goods.
...and pay no taxes
A Brief History of Title Design
Knives, guns, watches, repelling rope, flashlight, firesticks...
Our labor force is increasingly dominated by so-called metaworkers who analyze the work of others and get paid more - often enormously more - than the people who actually work.
Deep green energyproduction -- decentralised, based on the products of the land -- is farmore damaging to humanity than nuclear meltdown.
Bank of America=Bank of Idiots. After a threat of leaks, BoA bought up all sorts of domain names that could be used against it, including terms such as 'sucks', 'blows', etc. etc.... Except for 'suck'.
So, I'm working on a project for random acts called hope to haiti. Misha Collins, and Matt Cohen, along with the random acts team are taking forty people to Haiti to build a community center and fishing pond, to feed, educate, and house homeless and orphaned children in Jacmel Haiti. The forty people they take however, need to raise 5,000 dollars, so anyone who is willing please, please, go to crowdrise.com/ajphelps
Michigan researchers have built a prototype of a new auto motor that does away with pistons, crankshafts and valves, replacing the old internal combustion engine with a disc-shaped shock wave generator. It could slash the weight of hybrid cars and reduce auto emissions by 90 percent.
This website is a comprehensive source of government manuals, in PDF format, free to copy, republish and distribute as you want. The goal of this website is to "liberate" government manuals from the dirty hands of CDROM selling mafia. :)
If you've ever dropped Windowpane, Orange Sunshine, or Purple Haze, Thank This Guy! His Candle is burning in my house tonight.
A U.S.-led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago in mud flats in southern Spain.