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Oroville dam spillway may fail, 188,000 told to  evacuate

Update: A mandatory evacuation affecting nearly 200,000 people around Lake Oroville in California was downgraded to an evacuation warning Tuesday — with the caution that the condition of the dam … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Religion from ancient fake news 

Apple and Facebook want to combat fake news that is “polluting the web,” but I have to ask, how much truth do people really want?  Facebook, a massive government database … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dashcam: high winds blow moving semi onto empty police car

Freeways in Wyoming are quite long and the odds of this happening just as it did are extremely low, but highly weird and unlikely things happen every day.  Dashcam video … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Awakened by the Hunger Moon

The angle was just right. At 6:10 am, I woke up hungry to what felt like sunlight on my face. This morning’s light, however, came through the wrong window, the … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Huggable breathing robot pillow could cure insomnia

It could be your ideal sleeping companion – intelligent, caring, soft yet firm of body. And it won’t hog the duvet or thrash about in the night. Researchers have developed … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Persistent grief? Try meditation.

It’s been 10 months since she died and I still cry every day. I feel broken, like I can’t do much without sadness wrecking me. I loved my fiancé so … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brain balls, the beginning of better beings?

Brain cells self-organize into structures given the right conditions. Research using them may contribute to less animal cruelty and to more customized drugs in the future, but answer me this: … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment