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Inky the Octopus and His Daring Jailbreak from Aquarium to Pacific Ocean

Inky the Octopus and His Daring Jailbreak from Aquarium to Pacific Ocean

It sounds like the plot of a new movie by Disney Pixar. A daring cephalopod, known as “Inky the Octopus” engineers a nighttime jailbreak from an aquatics museum. His daring maneuvers, which include breaking out of the aquarium, sliding down a drain pipe, scaling a wall and no doubt making […]

by April 12, 2016 11 comments Science, Trending, World
Phishing and Business Email Scams: the Two Most Common Internet Cons and How to Avoid Them

Phishing and Business Email Scams: the Two Most Common Internet Cons and How to Avoid Them

If you have ever had an email address, then you have probably received a suspicious email asking you to donate money to a Nigerian prince. Although most people scoff at such emails, these scams have proven very effective at making money. Now the FBI is warning that a new generation […]

by April 8, 2016 2 comments Trending
The Freakish Predicament of George RR Martin: Game of Thrones Season 6 Debuts Before Next Novel

The Freakish Predicament of George RR Martin: Game of Thrones Season 6 Debuts Before Next Novel

The world in which George RR Martin began his life as a novelist bares no resemblance to the world Martin lives in now: subjected to constant scrutiny, analysis of his writerly pace (or lack thereof) and lots of public fretting about whether he will complete his magnum opus, Song of […]

by April 8, 2016 1 comment Arts, Trending
Baseball is Back, Bringing Exciting and Strange New Foods to Baseball Stadiums

Baseball is Back, Bringing Exciting and Strange New Foods to Baseball Stadiums

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the park. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack…” Americans still like their Cracker Jacks, but the modern baseball stadium has gone far beyond hot dogs, peanuts and popcorn. With 2016 baseball season now underway, baseball teams are offering […]

by April 6, 2016 6 comments Food, Trending
Google’s Project Loon Aims to Change the World – One Balloon at a Time

Google’s Project Loon Aims to Change the World – One Balloon at a Time

“Almost the entire world is connected to the internet.” If you live in Europe or North America, then you will probably agree with that sentiment. Who in the world doesn’t actually have internet in 2016? The answer may be surprising. According to the United Nations, 4.2 billion people do not […]

by April 5, 2016 3 comments Science, World
The Vikings Got There First: New Findings Confirm Vikings Discovered America Before Columbus

The Vikings Got There First: New Findings Confirm Vikings Discovered America Before Columbus

“In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This nursery rhyme helps students memorize the year that Christopher Columbus discovered North America. However, new evidence collected by archaeologists in Newfoundland is forcing historians to partially retract that statement. Columbus did sail to the Americas in 1492, but the Vikings got […]

by April 1, 2016 5 comments Trending, World
Almost Extinct Sumatran Rhino Seen in Borneo For First Time in 40 Years

Almost Extinct Sumatran Rhino Seen in Borneo For First Time in 40 Years

There is rarely good news when it comes to endangered species, but now small positive sign has been provided by a sighting of the Sumatran rhino for the first time in 40 years. The endangered Sumatran rhino was declared extinct in the wild in Malaysia, with conservations warning humanity that […]

by March 21, 2016 0 comments Science, Trending
Fascinating Photographs of Cuba as the Country Reopens to the World

Fascinating Photographs of Cuba as the Country Reopens to the World

On Sunday President Barack Obama arrived in Cuba for the first U.S. Presidential visit to Cuba in nearly 90 years. The visit is part of the opening of normalized relations between the USA and Cuba after democratic ties were reestablished in 2015. The U.S. Embassy is now open for business, […]

by March 18, 2016 5 comments Trending, World
Twitter Celebrates Ten Years: Highlights & Lowlights From Social Media Monolith’s 10th Birthday

Twitter Celebrates Ten Years: Highlights & Lowlights From Social Media Monolith’s 10th Birthday

Twitter turns 10 years old today. The social media network became supremely powerful during the decade, even as it struggled to turn a profit. A short 10 years later, Twitter is actually scrambling to remain relevant in a constantly-changing social media landscape. This list of social media moments demonstrates the […]

by March 17, 2016 3 comments Trending
What You Don’t Know About the Pagan and Christian Origins of Easter

What You Don’t Know About the Pagan and Christian Origins of Easter

The modern holiday we know as Easter is a mix of traditions from both Christianity and Paganism. People have been celebrating themes of death and resurrection during the March or Vernal equinox for several millennia, in keeping with the renewal aspects mirrored in nature. Let’s take a closer look at […]

by March 16, 2016 6 comments Trending