Saturday, February 18, 2017

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who discovered the power had gone out citywide.

Some left their houses or peered outside to check on the neighborhood. It was eerily dark — no streetlights and few cars at that late hour.

They looked up at the sky. It was flush with cosmic bodies that had been invisible up to that point — twinkling stars, clustered galaxies, distant planets, even a satellite or two. Then some people became nervous. What was that large silvery cloud that trailed over the city? It looked so sinister they called 911.

Meanwhile in North Carolina

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Watch A Lava 'Fire Hose' Stream Into Pacific Ocean

Predators Attack Fish Bait Ball - Blue Planet - BBC Earth

Guy Risks His Racing Drone Flying Up A Mountain!

The first video is his view provided by his controls while flying the drone. The second one is the actual drone camera footage stabilized and with music added!


What happens to your body when you die in space?

We’ve lost only 18 people in space—including 14 NASA astronauts—since humankind first took to strapping ourselves to rockets. That’s relatively low, considering our history of blasting folks into space without quite knowing what would happen. When there have been fatalities, the entire crew has died, leaving no one left to rescue. But as we move closer to a human mission to Mars, there’s a higher likelihood that individuals will die—whether that's on the way, while living in harsh environments, or some other reason. And any problems that arise on Mars—technical issues or lack of food, for example—could leave an entire crew or colony stranded and fending for themselves.

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here's Why

Only FIVE PER CENT of the world’s population has ever been on an aircraft: 39 incredible plane facts revealed

MailOnline Travel has scoured the internet and spoken to insiders at the Royal Aeronautical Society and carriers such as British Airways and easyJet to bring you 39 incredible plane facts.

Short Film Brilliantly Edits Together Scenes From 53 Movies to Show People Trying to Kill Bruce Willis: Part 1 & 2

Logging in the early 20th Century

"The End of The EL" - New York's Elevated Railroad in 1955

How Psychologists Determine Whether Someone Is Faking Insanity

For the past three months, I’ve been covering a Manhattan murder trial that might finally solve the mystery of what happened to Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to the school bus in 1979. In my time in the courtroom, several questions I’ve heard have stuck out. Like, “Do you have any major problem communicating with other planets?” And, “Do you sometimes have strange feelings in your body? Do these feeling only occur on Tuesdays?” And how about, “Have you ever felt that people were following you? Did you experience an increase in appetite during those times?”

These aren’t the type of questions that often come up during witness examination. You normally hear the where-were-you-on-the-night-of inquiries that establish means, motive, and opportunity. But this is a trial involving an allegedly mentally ill defendant, and these are questions that forensic psychologists testified they asked him to determine if he has a legitimate mental disorder — or if he’s just faking it.

What Would Happen If You Never Got Up From Your Seat?

We’ve all been there. Your bones ache. Your skin yearns for rest. You sit down, and exhale a groan of relief. A thought, suggestion, creeps into your head: What if you just never got up? What if you just remained sitting. Forever.

Why Earth Is A Prison and How To Escape It

Proof Of Evolution That You Can Find On Your Body

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves?


Boston-based cybersecurity company Cybereason has released a real-time ransomware detection and response program called RansomFree for consumers. The free software for Windows 7 to 10, the company claims, can spot most strains of ransomware before it starts encrypting files, alerting the user to take action.

RansomFree uses “behavioral and proprietary deception techniques” to detect ransomware strains in action. Users receive a pop-up notification when ransomware has been found on their computer and is trying to encrypt files. The user can then decide to take action.


Magic Cloud

Lime Bast Rope

Mystery of Prince Rupert's Drop

Chrysler Hemi FirePower Engine Rebuild Time Lapse

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

By combining 36 different qualitative “best books” lists by everyone from the New York Times to The Telegraph to a smattering of celebrities, Quartz has created the Ultimate Authoritative Unimpeachable Top 20 Books of 2016. Here they are:

What Time Is the Super Bowl… ON THE MOON?

We all know what time the Super Bowl starts, whether it’s here in New York City or in other, less important places, but there’s one question nobody has asked: what time does the Super Bowl start… on the moon?

Want to fix your sleep schedule? Go camping this weekend.

You're probably not sleeping enough. More than a third of American adults get fewer than the seven hours of sleep a night recommended by health professionals. And that accumulation of sleep deprivation has been linked to everything from depression to diabetes. New research shows just how badly our modern environments throw us out of wack, but the study also offers a potential solution: take a hike. For like, a couple of days. Right now.