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A woman died and at least three more people were injured when an explosion rocked a Baltimore neighborhood. A number of houses were destroyed and aerial footage shows what CNN described as "profound devastation" in the area. The situation is unfolding and efforts are underway to rescue people trapped in the rubble. No word on […]
A massive explosion rocked Beirut today, killing at least 135 people and injuring at least 3000 more. It obliterated much of the port district and sent a visible shockwave through the city, filling the streets with shattered glass and debris. Officials blamed the catastrophic blast on 3000 tons of ammonium nitrate left moldering in a […]
The Action Lab's James Orgill writes, "In this video I show you how it is possible to contain the fire from a burning ball of propane in a wire mesh." Yes, it is possible. But that doesn't mean you should do it. In fact, you shouldn't. The experiment demonstrates the phenomenon behind the Davy Lamp, […]
One million Americans use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication. But as you'd expect, even though ASL is the sixth-most used language in the US, it isn't just any old language like English or Spanish or French. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, 98 percent of Deaf people don't receive education […]
After a successful round of funding on Kickstarter, Fluster: The Social Card Game is now ready to help turn a party or game night into the engaging, surprising, and enlightening social affair you always hoped it would be. A deck of 100 cards, Fluster is chock full of unusual, funny, and thought-provoking questions inspired to […]
Physics may have been that class you sleepwalked your way through in high school. But while it might have just slipped under your radar throughout your academic career, you probably shouldn't have given it such shallow attention. Sure, we could focus on the immediate pluses of a career as a physicist, like the more than […]