Newtown 911 recordings: Chaos in an impossible situation.
Storm pushes through Rockies, Midwest; bitter cold's effects reach Calif. crops.
America’s lackluster performance on international math, reading and science tests released Tuesday has rekindled the debate over the status and pay of U.S. teachers.
The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say. These new findings could shed light on a mysterious extinct branch of humanity known as Denisovans, who were close relatives of Neanderthals, scientists added. Although modern humans are the only surviving human lineage, others once strode the Earth. These included Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, and the relatively newfound Denisovans, who are thought to have lived in a vast expanse from Siberia to Southeast Asia.
Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast & Furious" action films, died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" in a car accident, the Los Angeles County coroner said on Wednesday. Walker, 40, was a passenger in a fiery one-car crash on Saturday in Santa Clarita, California, about 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Los Angeles. The driver of the Porsche Carrera GT, Roger Rodas, died of multiple traumatic injuries, the coroner said. As a result of Walker's death, Universal Pictures has put filming "Fast & Furious 7" on hold for an unspecified period.
Tapes released today in response to legal challenge.
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Dozens of whales were beached in the Everglades National Park in southwest Florida, and rangers and wildlife workers were trying to keep the animals stable until the tide rose enough to allow them to return to sea, a park spokeswoman said on Wednesday. About 30 whales were stranded in shallow water, and 10 more were on the shore, in a remote park of the Everglades near the Gulf of Mexico when the pod was first sighted Tuesday, park spokeswoman Linda Friar said. The animals were believed to be short-finned pilot whales, typically found in deep water in tropical and temperate areas. "Pilot whales are common stranders.
A 56-year-old grandmother drove from Kentucky to New Jersey several times in order to fight a $56 traffic ticket over her so-called "Liberty Van." Good news for the woman: She won.
The vehicle was transporting a "teletherapy source" containing cobalt-60 from a hospital.
By Joseph Lichterman DETROIT (Reuters) - The auction house Christie's put a price tag on one of Detroit's highest-profile city assets, its share of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, stating that nearly 3,000 works controlled by the city are worth between $452 million and $866 million. The finding by Christie's, hired to place a value on art treasures that could become a contested element of the Detroit bankruptcy, puts a range of value on 2,781 works owned or partially owned by the city. The holdings represent only about 5 percent of the DIA's full collection, but with the finding Tuesday that Detroit is bankrupt under Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code, it is possible the city may seek to monetize some of the artwork. Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr retained Christie's in August to appraise city-owned works as part of Detroit's bankruptcy case.
Her name might not be in the title, but Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman has cast its Wonder Woman. Actress Gal Gadot will play the Amazon warrior (as well as her civilian alter-ego Diana Prince) opposite Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
The door shuts behind you, and suddenly you find yourself surrounded by what appears to be a galaxy of shimmering LEDs.
EcoSwitch, a modular kitchen kit, could replace half a dozen gadgets.
Here's a glimpse inside North Korea's Pyongyang Metro system.
Come see the ice geysers of Enceladus, the searing volcanoes of Io, or the secluded canyons of Mars! The wonders of the solar system have never looked so wonderful. That's the sense you get from looking at this brilliant collection of planetary posters from astronomer and artist Tyler Nord
Connect this 2 TB hard drive to your network, and you can create your own personal cloud in your home ? not on some server in San Jose.
HP is often derided as the king of computer printers that somehow missed the recent revolution known as 3-D printing. But if you venture into the basement of the company's famous Palo Alto research labs, you'll find a 3-D printer that looks like no other.
Athos embeds sensors into gym clothes, allowing you to track workout efficiency.
I read while traveling, waiting for meetings, in the evening, and especially on vacation. As you can see, I'm still pretty much an old-school print guy, because I like to jot notes in the margins, but I assume I'll move over to ebooks when annotation features get better.
Behold the awesome. It's called the Red Bull X2014 concept. And no, you can't drive it. At least, not in this shabby excuse for reality.