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Area 51 Report Declassified

A recently declassified document tells us about the U-2 spy plane, Area 51 and UFO reports from over 50 years ago, now part of US history and finally in the public domain.

Programmer Quits Job To Sell Street Food

A game programmer finds that his job in high tech isn't as he expected, and instead starts selling food in the street. To his amazement, he doubles his salary and ends up doing something he enjoys much more.

'Pajama People' Rise Before Leona Lansing Has Her First Cup Of Coffee

In the HBO drama series, "The Newsroom," Jane Fonda plays the recurring role of Leona Lansing, the self-important CEO of the TV news show, Atlantis Cable News (ACN). Fonda views the fictional network's influence as falling "somewhere between Ted Turner (her ex-husband) and Rupert Murdoch." Playing against type and her real-life liberal bias, Lansing is a staunch Republican who feels the need to constantly remind her news team staff headed up by Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) . . .

Super Social Media For 'The Man Of Steel' In Webcomics

Granted, now that Superman is turning 75 this year, the chances of him taking to social media this late in the game is probably slim. However, a recent Pew Survey statistic did indicate that 32% of online seniors over 65 are using social networking sites -- so, it's not inconceivable that the Man of Steel just might have some social media skills in his arsenal of super powers.

10 Unanswered Science Questions

Surprise!  There are a lot of things out there that we don't know--and this video will cover a wide range of topics, with links to other videos that will delve even deeper into each mystery...

Science Experiments That Are Awesome!

Okay, kiddies.  Don't try these at home.  Some of them like... blow up and stuff.  And that's not good.  What is good is that this brief video shows some really cool stuff about why science can be fun as well as educational...

Why Inventors are Awesome....

I think we all know that inventors are awesome.  Even when their inventions don't work, they still show an incredible amount of creativity that many people don't possess.  I'm one of those people that can't think that far out of the box to create something (other than art and fiction, that is).  This video is a salute to inventors--and it's pretty funny as well.

Cicadas, Going Nowhere At The Speed Of Light

In A Tale of Two Cities, when Charles Dickens penned his famous quote, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times," while he was relating how opposing factions viewed the French Revolution, one might make a similar observation regarding the return of the cicadas.

Your Passwords Are Weak

Our lives are increasingly online, but are your digital accounts safe from hackers? Here is why what you thought was a good password may not be.

The Web Is 20

20 years ago CERN created the World Wide Web. Now to celebrate, they are bringing back the original web pages at their original URLs for all to see, proof that no one knows how popular their inventions might become.