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Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building

It’s been awhile since there was a good King Kong movie. But I don’t think the solution is bigger and badder visual effects. I think the problem is Kong himself. The Planet of the Apes movies…

Tiff with Sen. Blumenthal recalls Trump's Empire State Building loss

President Donald Trump has a tangled history with the family of one of his favorite targets for Twitter attacks: Senator Richard Blumenthal. Trump in the 1990s waged a yearslong court battle... To view the full story, click the title link.

Today in History for July 28th

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse 'Bonus Army' marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born. (July 28)        

Humans Have Produced 9 Billion Tons of Plastic Throughout History

4 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The total is approximately 25,000 times the weight of the Empire State Building.

Emojipedia founder talks the past, present and future of emoji

We've been a little surprised by the outpouring of enthusiasm for World Emoji Day so far: Apple released a sneak peeks of its new emoji designs, Google signaled the end of its blobs, and the Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow to mark the occasion. Show More Summary

The Empire State Building will light up 'emoji yellow' for World Emoji Day

It's World Emoji Day, and people are celebrating the cartoon smileys and symbols used in instant messaging apps in festivities all across the world.  SEE ALSO: Cult of the party parrot: How a ridiculous bird became an emoji hero ButShow More Summary

Qatar copies rival Saudi's 'investment diplomacy'

President Donald Trump may accuse Qatar of sponsoring terrorism, but that did not stop the wealthy emirate this week from lighting up the Empire State building in the national colors of his Middle Eastern nation. Trump -- who himself...Show More Summary

Big Wind Gets Bigger

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Would Be Taller Than the Empire State Building; Massive, flexible blades would bend with storm winds like the palm trees that inspired them Annie Sneed, June 26, 2017 (Scientific American) “…[Renewable energy] capacity has more than tripled in the past nine years, and wind and solar power are largely responsible. Show More Summary

Here’s Why The Empire State Building Lit Up In Qatar Airways Colors On Tuesday

Well, this is pretty funny, given everything that's going on. On Tuesday night (June 27, 2017), the Empire State Building lit up in Qatar Airways' signature burgundy and white colors to celebrate the airline flying to the US for 10 years. Show More Summary

Empire State Building lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute

Top of the Empire State Building was lit in the airlines' colors Tuesday night to recognize its 10th anniversary of flying to the United States.        

Watch The Empire State Building’s Lights Sync Live To Last Night’s Dead & Company Encore

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The lights at the top of New York City's iconic Empire State Building sometimes change color to recognize special occasions. And last night, they were synchronized to Dead & Company's live encore performance of "Touch Of Grey." The quasi-Grateful Dead reunion were playing a concert nearby at Queens' Citi Field, and lighting designer Marc Brickman,…

The Empire State Building Was Constructed Incredibly Fast, It Was Built In Just 13 Months!

There aren’t many buildings more famous than the Empire State Building. It’s been featured in many movies over the years; it’s one of the most photographed buildings on social media, and 110 million people have visited its observation...Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Suicide: Picture of Evelyn McHale After Jumping from the 86th Floor of the Empire State Building in 1947

Evelyn McHale was an American bookkeeper who killed herself by jumping from the 86th floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building on May 1, 1947. A photograph taken four minutes after her death by photography student Robert Wiles has become an iconic suicide photograph, referred to as “the most beautiful suicide”. Show More Summary

Column: ‘The New Urban Crisis’ is a crisis of capitalism, writ large

A woman walks in a local park while clouds shroud the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York as it is seen from Weehawken, New Jersey, U.S. May 29, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Editor’s Note: This Thursday’s Making Sen$e segment features the man who made the term “creative class” famous: Richard Florida. Show More Summary

Julianne Moore lights Empire State for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Actress Julianne Moore lights the Empire State Building for National Gun Violence Awareness Day and talks about trying to protect her daugher from gun crime. (June 2)        

Julianne Moore Urges Fans to Wear Orange on Friday to Promote Gun Violence Awareness Day

Julianne Moore poses at the top of the Empire State Building to honor National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Thursday (June 1) in New York City. The Oscar-winning actress is urging her fans to wear orange on Friday, June 2 to help promote the important day. Julianne became involved with the cause after the horror [...]

Columnist fired over tweet about Japanese driver’s Indy 500 win says it wasn’t ‘based in racism’

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Takuma Sato, winner of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, did the kinds the things usually expected of the winner of the storied race. He visited New York’s Empire State Building, opened trading at Nasdaq, made the rounds of TV appearances and visited the Dallas Cowboys during workouts. But Sato’s victory was anything but usual. As the first Japanese […]

30 pages of calculations settle a 30-year debate over a mysterious new phase of matter

Zoom in on a crystal and you will find an ordered array of atoms, evenly spaced like the windows on the Empire State Building. But zoom in on a piece of glass, and the picture looks a bit messier—more like a random pile of sand, or perhaps the windows on a Frank Gehry building.

Mr. Human Rights

In 2005, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation (steps away from NR in the Empire State Building). In 2009, he founded its companion, the Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is taking place this week. Thor is my guest on the latest Q&A podcast, here. Show More Summary

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