You’ve probably played stone, paper, or scissors as a kid, so you know which wins over what. But there is one thing that just might beat all three: PVC pipes. The best PVC pipes in the world can withstand blows dealt with a sledgehammer. They can even escape being run over by a 6-wheeler truck unscathed! That’s what Neltex Development Company, a trusted manufacturer of PVC pipes, has been telling
By Stef dela Cruz on Sep 30, 2014
Peaceful protests that started in Hong Kong continues despite the apparent flexing of muscles by the Chinese Government using tear gas and pepper spray on protestors. The protest, which became huge last Friday as a largely student movement, has been strengthened by the joining of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement. Hong Kong is known for its largely peaceful protests and the use of the
By Preetam Kaushik on Sep 30, 2014
Science & Tech
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, has almost completely dried up, according to new images and research from NASA. Nestled between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia, the lake’s shrinkage is one of the worst man-made ecological disasters of our time and has far-reaching implications for the entire continent. The massive lake, which once spanned over 1,200 square miles,
By Barry Eitel on Sep 30, 2014
If you didn’t like your grades in college, you will hate how you didn’t know about a common herb that could have given you much higher test scores. Yes, a humble plant you probably already have in your kitchen can spell the difference between success and failure, both in school and at work! Research has confirmed that the herb rosemary, a common ingredient in many household dishes, can improve mem
By Stef dela Cruz on Sep 30, 2014
Week 5 of the NFL fantasy season is usually primetime for fantasy owners to panic. If you're an owner of LeSean McCoy, Demaryius Thomas, Eddie Lacy, or Tom Brady, the second-guessing and self-loathing is probably at an all-time high right about now. Lucky for everybody but Tom Brady owners (the man has no offensive line and that's tough to combat) these guys are likely to turn it around soon. LeSe
By Greg Fortier on Sep 30, 2014
Did you enjoy that wide, establishing shot at the beginning/end of the movie? The one that took you high above the action/people/building and created a moment of suspense/conclusion/thoughtful pause? Those shots are coming to the U.S.! The FAA gave the “okay” and movie studios are excited. Confused? Let us explain… Camera angles that lift high above a crane’s reach used to be achieved by helicopte
By Jordan Lints on Sep 30, 2014
You've dreamed of getting away into the mountains of Colorado for a winter vacation, but have you seen the prices of ritzy ski towns of the rich and famous? If that's out of your budget, a Colorado trip may still be within your reach, in the charming town of Ouray (pronounced "Your-ay," as in "Hooray!"). This quaint town is snuggled in the mountains near Telluride, but with decidedly working-class
By Diana Price on Sep 30, 2014
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