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7 Weird Things Found in and Under Parking Lots

From Viking parliaments to kings to bee swarms … you’d be surprised to learn about all the strange thinks found in -- and under -- parking lots......»»

Category: topSource:  discoverNov 5th, 2013

Lots of us have had the urge to jump to our doom

A recent study found that the urge to jump off tall things is pretty common, even among people who are not suicidal......»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsJul 8th, 2014

Those Ugly Surface Parking Lots Are Actually Costing Cities Money

Parking lots are already one of the worst things ever invented by humans—acres of buckling, blighted fields of concrete that often sit completely empty. But now a new study shows that parking is not only ugly, it's actually making cities lose revenue.Re.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 7th, 2014

RIP, Lucius Shepard, gone too soon

Lucius Shepard, one of science fiction's great writers, has died. He was 66. I had met Lucius on several occasions and found him to be just as you'd hope from his novels: smart and witty (but lots of writers are smart and witty), and kind, and weird in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsMar 20th, 2014

The 38 Most Interesting Designs of 2013

Welcome to the end of another year, people! We made it, and not without a ton of brand new stuff to carry us into 2014 and beyond. We saw lots of beautiful, interesting, and just plain weird things, but here we’ve rounded up the items that stuck wit.....»»

Category: gadgetsSource:  techandgadgetnewsRelated NewsDec 31st, 2013

The 38 Most Interesting Designs of 2013

Welcome to the end of another year, people! We made it, and not without a ton of brand new stuff to carry us into 2014 and beyond. We saw lots of beautiful, interesting, and just plain weird things, but here we've rounded up the items that stuck with us; .....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsDec 31st, 2013

Ancient cemetery found under parking lot in England

It would seem parking lots in England are the places to go for those wanting to find some ancient bones – or, in this case, a rather large grave, which is said to be the final resting place of individuals of different religions, making it especially.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsMay 4th, 2013

ATM skimming comes to non-ATM payment terminals in train stations, etc

ATM skimming isn't limited to ATMs! There are lots of terminals that ask you to swipe your card and/or enter a PIN, and many of them are less well-armored and -policed than actual cashpoints. Skimmers have been found on train-ticket machines, parking mete.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsApr 6th, 2013

Experts Find Remains of England"s King Richard III

He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 528-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester --.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2013

This Will Make You Feel Better About Meeting Your S.O. Online

We've all been there: You're having a conversation with a couple and you innocently ask them how they met. That's when things get weird: both parties freeze up and go all deer-in-the-headlights until one of them has the nerve to confess, "We met online." .....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

10 Things to Make Your App Secure: #1 Parameterize Database Queries

OWASP’s Top 10 Risk list for web applications is a widely recognized tool for understanding, describing and assessing major application security risks. It is used to categorize problems found by security testing tools, to explain appsec issues in sec.....»»

Category: javaSource:  dzoneRelated News22 hr. 47 min. ago

Two Tales: Object Oriented Programming & Functional Programming

Introduction I was terrible at keeping an ongoing blog and (as a natural part of being a developer) I've produced lots of crap. Recently, while crawling in old scrap repositories, I've found something that ironically still makes sense! And that was a dif.....»»

Category: javaSource:  dzoneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2014

Google’s self-driving car is far from ready, can’t drive through rain, snow or parking lots

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing. The post Google’s self-driving car is far from r.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2014

Why Aren"t We Farming Octopus?

Octopuses grow quickly, have lots of tasty flesh and are found all over the world. As the world's supply of fish diminishes while the number of humans keeps increasing, it seems these creatures would make an ideal mass-produced food for our hungry mouths......»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsAug 30th, 2014

When You Have Found The Right Woman, These 10 Things Will Happen

My wife is a self-proclaimed nerd.  We have comic books in our bedroom, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster in...The post When You Have Found The Right Woman, These 10 Things Will Happen appeared first on Lifehack. My wife is a self-proclaimed .....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated NewsAug 27th, 2014

Weird Microscopic Structure Found in Mars Meteorite

Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life......»»

Category: topSource:  discoverRelated NewsAug 26th, 2014

NSA’s ICREACH search engine gave info to foreign agencies

It seems the NSA didn’t need a backdoor after all. A new report says the NSA, who have been found to be working on all sorts of intrusive electronic things, may have jumped the shark, internationally speaking. Called ICREACH, the NSA’s search engine e.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsAug 25th, 2014

Why Ikea Is Ditching Giant Parking Lots

Ikea is synonymous with the suburbs; part of the furniture shopping ritual has always included an often-lengthy drive to a industrial or semi-rural area of your town. But this summer, the company is testing out a new paradigm for its empire: Stores in the.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsAug 25th, 2014

The Kickball Ice Cream Maker will give you sweets if you play ball

It’s hard to balance eating the things we want with moving our bodies enough to work off what we consume. In the summer we want to keep cool, and it is very easy to eat lots of the sugar-filled fat bomb known as ice cream. Instead of shoveling this .....»»

Category: blogSource:  coolestgadgetsRelated NewsAug 25th, 2014

The Kickball Ice Cream Maker will give you sweets if you play ball

It’s hard to balance eating the things we want with moving our bodies enough to work off what we consume. In the summer we want to keep cool, and it is very easy to eat lots of the sugar-filled fat bomb known as ice cream. Instead of shoveling this .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  coolest-gadgetsRelated NewsAug 25th, 2014

Engineers develop damage-detecting "skin" for airplanes

Modern aircraft require lots of ground checks to ensure they're safe to fly, but researchers at BAE Systems believe they've found new hi-tech way to minimize that down time. Using tens of thousands of micro-sensors, the aerospace giant has developed........»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2014