As the Director of The Regional Laboratory for the Science of Cultural Heritage Conservation at Portland State University, I’m excited about the many diverse projects that are studied by the lab – from Ethiopian manuscripts to modern sculpture. One of
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:Consumers OK with Data Limits on Wireless, But Not Wired Broadband — GAO Finds That Internet Users Were Confused About How Much Data They Use — WASHINGTON—Consumers are OK with
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits — Twitter has acquired Madbits, a deep-learning-based computer vision startup founded by proteges of Facebook AI director Yann LeCun. Its the
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip — Poptip, a startup that helps companies conduct social media surveys and analyze online conversations, just announced that its team will
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:Amazon Calls for Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices — Online Retailer Also Suggests Hachette Should Boost Proportion of Digital Book Sales It Pays to Its Authors — Amazon.com Inc.
Michael Kan / PC World:Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office — China has opened an anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft over problems arising from its Windows and Office software, a government regulator said
The good news? Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his mostly-meaningless holds on State Department nominations.The bad news? Senate Republicans continue to impose an across-the-board virtual hold on every executive branch nomination.Having invoked the nuclear option, whi …
Mississippis lone abortion clinic can stay open after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday issued a ruling essentially dooming the state law that had threatened to close it.The high courts decision upholds a preliminary injunction
Prohibitionist Bill OReilly host a poll about marijuana legalization and 83% say it should be legalized like alcohol. Leaving poor BillO in a a pitiful minority of 17%.The tide has turned prohibitionists, the war on pot is over and you
The impeachment debate is another example of fringe conservative ideology hurting the establishments election chances. House Speaker John Boehner knows that, which is why he said Tuesday that impeachment is a scam created by Democrats to motivate their base to
A Queens teen who insisted he smoked marijuana so much that wasnt impaired by the drug in a fatal crash that killed his four friends reversed course Tuesday and pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges to avoid a possible longer
Well known and easily recognizable Quacker Jack or Mad Jacks Taxi, adorned with numerous ducks, geese and recently a gramophone speaker to amplify his well known duck call, was destroyed in a Saturday evening accident at the corner of Nash
The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.
YouTube user crysisknife007 has apparently spent the last several weeks compiling 12 hour clips of various ambient (and some transient) sounds. Hits include 12 hours of keyboard typing, a hair dryer, and various alarm sounds, each lasting for 12 hours.But
Nicki Minaj (autoplaying video) is a singer, rapper, songwriter and actress who is known for her outlandish outfits, makeup, and wigs, and gutsy, lyrically skilled rapping. She creates personas or masks in her music and videos to communicate her message.
Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!It isnt fit for humans now,There isnt grass to graze a cow.Swarm over, Death! John Betjemans poem Slough, published in 1937, forever doomed the town to ridicule and infamy. Slough has repeatedly attempted to
What happens if you get hit by the main beam of a particle accelerator like the LHC?.Well, fortunately (unfortunately?) we dont have to guess, as this exact scenario actually happened to Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian scientist, way back in 1978.
Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.—and all over the world. We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest
Will Self and Robert Macfarlane Walk Wild Britain We met on the sea wall beneath the lowering weirdness of Bawdsey Manor and bonded over the bizarre extent of its rock garden: how had it come to be there? Xenoliths –
If you lose sight of your keys for the better part of 20 seconds, you should consider them lost, says Jos Weyers, a Dutch lockpicking guru and security consultant. If you find them later, consider them a souvenir. The App
Multiple websites are out there to help you dine like an anime character. Typically, they consist of anime screencaps plus either adapted or invented recipes that attempt to replicate the dishes. Okonomiyaki, dainty strawberry cakes, gyoza, Ponyos ramen, coffee jelly,
Welcome to The Unbelievable Truth, the panel game show about incredible truths and barely credible lies. I am your host, David Mitchell. The rules are as follows: each panelist will present a short lecture that should be entirely false save
Back in May 2014, the Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction launched the #ThisBook campaign. The aim was simple: to find out which books, written by women, have had the biggest impact on readers. The results were announced today. Check out
Female Purity Is Bullshit Men cant actually care whether or not women are pure, because there is no way for purity to be verified. Its just not a real thing, and chasing some phantom virtue for your entire life is
... a series of curated, open access books about life — with life understood both philosophically and biologically — which provide a bridge between the humanities and the sciences. Although they offer frozen PDFs, these books—on topics like biosemiotics, animal