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Hammerheads under Siege: Human Pressure Threatening an Iconic Species

A scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) (Photo: moments in nature by Antje Schultner / Flickr Creative Commons) Sharks have existed for roughly 450 million years—even before the dinosaurs. But, the very adaptations that have allowedShow More Summary

A Random Door to Hyperlapse Space

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog In 20+ years, the internet has never failed to provide me a continuous giddy stream of unexpected surprises. It makes Alice’s trip look like a cheesy 1980s VHS movie. Show More Summary

U.S. Postal service announces $2 billion spring loss

Photo by Flickr user Aranami WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday. The loss for the spring quarter, which ended June 30, was significantly higher than the $740 million loss for the same three-month period last year. Show More Summary

The Cynical and Weird Hypocrisy of Florida's Marijuana Opponents

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson teamed up with Mel and Betty Sembler on Fred Thompson's disastrous 2008 presidential campaign, too. Photo via Flickr user freddthompson If you listen to foes of Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative,...Show More Summary

Meet the Dusky Shark: A Species that Needs Your Help to Literally Get Off the Hook (Photos)

A dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus). (Photo: Richard Ling / Flickr Creative Commons) You may not have heard of the dusky shark, a bronze-blue colored species found in warm coastal and pelagic waters around the world. While they may...Show More Summary

Weediquette: Stoned Zombie in a Haunted House

Photo via Flickr user Sam Howzit Smoking at work is completely acceptable if you have one of those really agonizing jobs. If taking a few hits makes the monotony of sitting in a tollbooth even slightly more bearable, then who are weShow More Summary

Why Russians Still Kinda Like Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. Photo via Flickr user Presidencia Perú On Wednesday, a survey released by the Levada Center, Russia's premier independent polling outfit, revealed that a record-high 87 percent of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin’s performance as their president. Show More Summary

FCC mandates text-to-911 service to all U.S. wireless carriers

The FCC wants to make it easier for people to contact emergency responders through text-to-911. Photo by Flickr user Jhaymesisviphotography The Federal Communications Commission voted on Friday to require all of the U.S.’s cell phone...Show More Summary

Beach Cat: photos from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing reader Simon Turkas captured this "Beach Cat." Read the rest

Ocean News: Sharks Seized from Poachers in the Gulf of Mexico, Elusive Jellyfish Makes Rare Appearance, and More

A shark caught on a long line. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - It turns out that sharks may be confusing surfers for birds, according to a study that examined a previous deadly shark attack. That study found that the motions made by kite surfers puts them at particular risk. Discovery News

Wall Street Criminals Are Still a Protected Class in America

A Bank of America branch in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo via Flickr user Mike Mozart It's becoming a sort of ritual for the US government to cut a deal with the Wall Street bankers who caused the 2008 financial crisis. Last October, we saw JP Morgan get slapped with a $13 billion settlement for hawking shady mortgages to investors. Show More Summary

The Unbearable Lightness of Waiting

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Photo by Alice Popkorn (Flickr) While waiting is not unique to publishing, Lord knows there are thousands of opportunities for waiting in this industry. Hurry up and wait is practically our motto. Waiting on agents, waiting on editors,...Show More Summary

Drone crashes in Yellowstone hot spring, causing potential damage

Photo of Great Spring and Paradise Lake at Yellowstone National Park by Flickr user jamesbmore. What happens when a drone crashes into one of the world’s largest hot springs? The aircraft might potentially damage the spring, but trying...Show More Summary

A Few Impressions: Catfishing with Nev Schulman and His New Book, 'In Real Life'

Photo via Flickr user Mingle MediaTV Nev Schulman of the Catfish documentary and television show has a new book called In Real Life. In the book, he explores how we behave and misbehave on social media. As depicted in the Catfish documentary,...Show More Summary

Content Performance Marketing: The Power of Measurement & Optimization

Photo Credit: Marketing is undergoing a massive transformation that has been fueled by content, social and mobile technologies. A little less than a year ago, I wrote about the "three pillars" for modern marketing to help marketers navigate these industry shifts. Show More Summary

Woolwich, Maine, 1976

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars :

Aha, a parking scenario we have yet to explore in our carspotting series: the flea market. As we see in this Spencer Grant photo from Woolwich, Maine, that we came across on the Boston Public Library’s Flickr page, a certain few types of cars seemed to appeal to flea marketers: trucks, station wagons, and hatchbacks. […]

The $2 trillion economic risk you haven’t heard about

There’s just as great a chance of a catastrophic solar flare hitting Earth as there is of an earthquake rocking California. Photo by Flickr user Dave’s Domain. Editor’s Note: There’s a 12 percent chance of something really disruptive hitting Earth in the next decade. Show More Summary

U. of Minn. president aims to block ‘Redskins’ name from stadium, promotions

Photo by Flickr user Keith Allison Washington’s NFL team has drawn more fire over its use of the “Redskins” nickname, this time from the collegiate level. According to Minnesota Public Radio, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler...Show More Summary

Want a tattoo? The FDA urges you to do your research

Photo by Flickr user Micael Tattoo Faccio WASHINGTON — Thinking about getting inked? Check the bottle first. The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Last month, California company White and Blue Lion Inc. Show More Summary

Photos: Oceana Launches Expedition to Balearic Seamounts

A hermit crab holding a big sponge pictured during the Oceana expedition to the Balearic seamounts. (Photo: Flickr / Oceana in Europe) Earlier this week, Oceana launched an expedition to document three seamounts located between the islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, all of which belong to the Balearic Islands. Show More Summary

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