SEOUL, South Korea -- Fear of earthquakes is part of life in California.
But people experience this anxiety in different ways. For some, the fear prompts them to take steps to protect themselves: strapping down heavy ...Read more
On May 24th, 1830, Sarah Hale published the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
On May 23rd, 1618, the Second Defenestration of Prague helped to instiage the Thirty Years' War.
On May 22nd, 1906, the Wright Brothers patented the airplane.
palimpsest \PAL-imp-sest\ (noun) - 1 : A manuscript, usually of papyrus or parchment, on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible. 2 : An object or place ...Read more
The Vowel-less Knights are back again today ... and they're even more difficult to understand! Can you place vowels in the following three sentences to figure out what they're saying? For extra points, see if you can figure out who said them.
1) shll rtrn.
2) Th sht hrd rnd th wrld.
3) Cm p nd s m smtm.
You have the privilege of sharing the planet with the largest animal that ever lived on Earth.
The great blue whale, which can be found in every ocean around the globe, is bigger than any dinosaur you've seen in a museum....Read more
WASHINGTON -- A digital worm powered by stolen National Security Agency software caused $1 billion in damages when it infected hundreds of thousands of computers in less than a week, a Florida digital security company says...Read more
Armageddon and the 4th Timeline: A Spiritual Odyssey through Time and EternityDon Mardak
In a world faced with violence and the potential of cataclysmic annihilation, what if the only means to save mankind existed in an alternate reality?
Armageddon and the 4th Timeline, is a fast-paced mystical fantasy with three thought-provoking themes: the war...
MIAMI -- A year after getting caught off-guard by the first outbreak of the Zika virus in the continental U.S., Miami-Dade County aims to enter this mosquito season armed and ready.
The small mosquito-fighting division ...Read more
We can do the remove and install in two days. The build will take a week. I'd like to introduce the new hire.
If these sentences grate on your nerves, you're not alone. Mark Lander of Old Saybrook, Conn., sent them to ...Read more
A thought for the day: Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. -- Lady Gaga
On this date in history:
In 1626, the Dutch West Indies Trading Co. bought the island of Manhattan from American Indians, paying with goods worth about $24.
In 1844, the first U.S telegraph line was ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- Polish inventor Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1686
- French journalist and revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat in 1743
- British Queen Victoria in 1819
- U.S. Supreme Court ...Read more
Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017, with 221 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune. Evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn.
constitutional \kon-stih-TOO-shuhn-uhl; -TYOO-\ (noun) - A walk taken for one's health.
"A wise physician does not simply give a tonic for a diseased limb, or a high fever; the patient might be dead before the ...Read more
For those of you who never played the computer game "Might and Magic," the Vowel-less Knights would always say something without vowels. It was up to you, the player, to figure out what they were saying. In their tradition, what are these famous quotes? (And for bonus points, who said them?)
1) Spk sftl nd crr bg stck.
2) gv hm th whl nn yrds!
3) Nvr hv s fw gvn s mch fr s mn.
Q: I'm thinking about dropping cable TV but keeping cable internet service for streaming TV.
Right now, the speed of my Comcast Xfinity X1 Triple Play internet service is 87 megabits.
That's enough to support a mesh Wi-...Read more
While most people won't find themselves in the position of needing to secure a bartender on short notice, those who do can turn to on-demand alcohol delivery company Saucey to send one straight away.
This week, the ...Read more
Pretty much every parent of a young child has told the occasional white lie to preserve his or her sanity. You might, for example, say "I went to the bank" and leave out the fact that you also stopped for frozen yogurt to ...Read more
How does science fare under President Donald Trump's proposed budget?
Not too well.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, estimated that the budget released Tuesday morning represented a 16.8 ...Read more
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