Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87
The New York Times | 17 April 2014
Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude”…

Infants ‘Unable to Use Toy Building Blocks’ Due to iPad Addiction
The Telegraph | 15 April 2014
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks…

RIP Michael C. Ruppert | 15 April 2014
It has been confirmed by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office that investigative journalist…

The Vanished World of the New Orleans Longshoreman
Southern | 05 March 2014
The Vanished World of the New Orleans Longshoreman” was selected for the 2014 Southern Spaces series…

Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ
NPR | 14 April 2014
A telephone box near Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters is now bracketed with a trio of snoops…


How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: An Online Course by Michigan State
Open Culture | 08 April 2014
These days, the naysayers like to ask: “What is a college education good for? What does it prepare you to do in the world?”…

Sunken Portuguese galleon sighted in Java Sea
The Star | 07 April 2014
Underwater drones may have successfully found the 16th-century Portuguese vessel Flor De La Mar…

The Life And Times Of Dinah Washington

YouTube | 10 December 2012
First of four parts. A brilliant film about Dinah Washington…


The Cinderella Law: Emotional Correctness Gone Mad
The Independent | 02 April 2014
Rather than protecting children, the Cinderella Law could turn family life into a place where no one is safe…

Mars Attacks “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

A beautiful speech by President Jack Nicholson…

The Vertical City Shanghai Tower

YouTube | 23 February 2014
Super Skyscapers Season 1 Episode 3…

UFOs Appear at Unbelievable Bus Shelter

Dark Matter | 28 March 2014
Pepsi Max brings you the Unbelievable…


Why Likability Matters More at Work
The Wall Street Journal | 25 March 2014
Is the workplace becoming more like high school?

Celebrate Aretha Franklin’s Birthday With a Playlist Of The Queen Of Soul’s Best Songs
The Huffington Post | 24 March 2014
The legendary Aretha Franklin turned 72 years old on Tuesday. Happy birthday, Aretha!


Quality of Life
Village News | 10 March 2014
My daughter, Marly, had her baby on Thursday after 40 hours of labor…

Build Yourself. Build Your World.
Open Source Ecology
This 3 or 4-day workshop – led by Marcin Jakubowski, founder of Open Source Ecology…

100-year-old Saudi Beggar Dies Leaving Million-Dollar Fortune
Al Arabiya | 16 March 2014
Over 50 years of panhandling on the streets of Jeddah had taken its toll on her and residents…

Amazing Taiwan Street Performer – The Ring Man!

TobeFree | 16 March 2014
A street performance in taipe by a man how dances with a ring as one with it…


Number of Days Without Rain to Dramatically Increase in Some World Regions | 14 March 2014
By the end of the 21st century, some parts of the world can expect as many as 30 more days a year without precipitation…

California Just Had Its Warmest Winter on Record
Mother Jones | 13 March 2014
This winter has been a tale of two Americas: The Midwest is just beginning to thaw out…

World’s 10 Most Mysterious Plane Disappearances and Strangest Aircraft Crashes
Mirror News | 09 March 2014
As events surrounding the disappearance of Malasian Airlines flight MH370 unfold – we look at some of the most unusual aircraft incidents through history…

Amazon’s Killer New App for Books
Marketwatch | 09 March 2014
With linked e-books/audiobooks, there’s ‘time enough at last’ to read…


Snowiest Cities of Winter 2013-2014
The Weather Channel | 07 March 2014
Erie is America’s snowiest city with a population of 100,000 or greater this winter through March 3…

Shilling Discovery Could Rewrite Canadian History
Yahoo! News | 04 March 2014
An amateur treasure hunter with a hand-held metal detector has turned Canadian history on its head after finding a 16th century shilling buried…

SF Heist at Turn of Century May Explain Buried Gold
SF Gate | 03 March 2014
A story that describes a gold heist from the San Francisco Mint at the turn of the century could explain the source of the gold coins worth $10 million…

The World’s 20 Most Amazing Bridges
The Weather Channel
They span some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth…

We’re Nothing But a Bridge Between Past & Future Generations – A Hardscrabble Farmer’s Story
The Burning Platform | 28 February 2014
Hardscrabble Farmer did it again. He made such a great comment on another thread that it deserved its own post…


Why Best Buy Recycles

YouTube | 21 May 2013

One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society
New York | 17 February 2014
Recently, our nation’s financial chieftains have been feeling a little unloved…

NorCal Couple Finds $10M In Gold Coins; May Be Greatest Buried Treasure Ever Found In U.S.
CBS | 25 February 2014
A couple has made the buried treasure find of a lifetime…

A Boy and His Dog

YouTube | 12 February 2014
Last year we made this film as part of our documentary filmmaking course at the University of Hertfordshire…


77 Reasons You’re Awful at Managing Money
The Huffington Post | 20 February 2014
People usually get better at things over time…

Ruins of the Rust Belt: Haunting Photos of Abandoned Buildings by Seph Lawless
The Weather Channel | 07 February 2014
Perhaps no other region in the country has more eerie examples of urban decay…

142 Cities In Brazil Are Now Rationing Water As Drought Goes Critical
Zero Hedge | 19 February 2014
Did you know that the drought in Brazil is so bad that some neighborhoods are only being allowed to get water once every three days?

DIY Houses In The Internet Age: Some Assembly Required
NPR | 17 February 2014
If you can barely swing a hammer, you can still build your own home…


Time for a Ceasefire
The Economist | 01 February 2014
Technology and fresh ideas are replacing classroom drill—and helping pupils to learn…

Just Beesweet
Edible Austin
Nine-year-old Mikaila Ulmer might be adorable, but you’d be a fool to underestimate her…

Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst
The New York Times | 01 February 2014
The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply…

Alabama Neurosurgeon Walks 6 Miles in Snow Storm to Perform Brain Surgery
Fox News | 01 February 2014
An Alabama neurosurgeon was at Brookwood Medical Center when he was needed six miles away for emergency brain surgery at Trinity Medical Center…

New HD Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s Incredible Leap to Earth

Yahoo! News | 31 January 2014
If there’s one thing we never get tired of watching, it’s Felix Baumgartner’s 2012 jump to Earth. Newly released HD footage offers another look at the beautiful, yet terrifying experience…