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German minister Annette Schavan stripped of doctorate

France: Hundreds of Islamist militants killed in Mali

Iranian leader Ahmadinejad targeted with shoe in Egypt

Quake off Solomon Islands triggers deadly tsunami

New Google Maps view adds another level of North Korean scrutiny

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Search for “North Korea” in Google Maps and you’ll get a whole new perspective. Google on Monday published its most detailed map yet of North Korea, including some road names and points of interest. “To build this map, a community of citizen cartographers came together,” Jayanth Mysore, senior product manager, Google Map Maker, wrote on [...]

Four ways to transform your unused basement

Four ways to transform your unused basement

Having a basement is a treasure. Sure, that dark room below might not seem like much now, but the hole beneath your feet is actually a huge untapped space. So throw out those old boxes, open up those dusty windows, and let’s reveal your basement’s hidden potential. But before you get started, Jonathan Smithwner of [...]

Stuck Minesweeper to Be Cut Into Pieces

Unable to tow the minesweeper USS Guardian off a reef in the Philippines, the Navy has decided that the only way to free the ship without causing further damage to the reef is to cut the ship into pieces. That basically means the USS Guardian will no longer exist as a Navy vessel and will [...]

Massive sinkhole in China swallows building

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If you happen upon the work of Jonty Hurwitz, be sure to look twice. The talented artist turns perception on its head in his incredibly cool illusory sculptures, which at first glance look like distorted blobs. Viewed at just the right angle in a mirrored cylinder, however, and the sculpture’s true image is revealed. Hurwitz [...]

ESPN snafu allows audience to see Hannah Storm and Mark Schlereth doubt Tim Tebow’s future

The country's sporting attention may be focused on the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens as the two teams prepare to square off in New Orleans on Sunday.

The country’s sporting attention may be focused on the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens as the two teams prepare to square off in New Orleans on Sunday. [Also: Colin Kaepernick taking silence-is-golden approach to media circus] It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, to find that ESPN’s talking heads still have Tim Tebow on [...]