US average mass shooting incidents triple in 5 years

The average number of mass shootings in the US has tripled in recent years, US Attorney General Eric Holder said at an annual conference of police chiefs on Monday.

The yearly average of mass shootings has tripled from an average of five per year between the years of 2000 and 2008, the attorney general said. . . . → Read More: US average mass shooting incidents triple in 5 years

Using drones for adventure sports

The use of drones in Pakistan normally brings to mind images of US spy planes attacking tribal areas. But drones now are being used to capture a different kind of picture in the country – showing some of the world’s highest mountains being scaled by world-class climbers through some of Earth’s thinnest air.

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Afghan rural life in a short film

By Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

“Heal,” subtitled in English (spoken language: Dari), is set for public debut through Facebook on July 6, 2012, with plans for limited theatrical release later in the year.

A boy in an unnamed village – presumably between Pakistan and Afghanistan (shot in Orange County, California) – discovers a knack for the . . . → Read More: Afghan rural life in a short film

Glass Beach

Before you say anything about the content of this article, I hate people who litter. I’ll judge you if I think you’re too lazy to recycle. I hate pollution and the death of our fragile ecosystems and all the rest. But- with that disclaimer out of the way- Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California is the incredible result of human . . . → Read More: Glass Beach

Mad cow case discovered in US

The nation’s fourth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), sometimes referred to as “mad cow disease,” has been confirmed in a dairy cow in central California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

The carcass was at a Baker Commodities Inc. rendering facility in Hanford, California, according to Executive Vice President Dennis Luckey.

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A TV channel for the mutts!

Television really is going to the dogs, thanks to an Israeli media company.

Canines in San Diego, California, will now have a chance to be entertained by TV images of happy dogs, people playing soccer and relaxing piano music while their owners are at work. All of this can be accessed through a television network . . . → Read More: A TV channel for the mutts!

Astronomers Create 3-D Map of 3-Billion-Year-Old Universe

Using light from 14,000 distant yet powerful cosmic beacons, astronomers have pieced together the largest and most detailed 3-D map of the ancient universe.

Previous versions plotted the locations of galaxies within 7 billion light-years of Earth. The new version, however, charts clouds of hydrogen in a swath between 10 billion and 12 billion light-years . . . → Read More: Astronomers Create 3-D Map of 3-Billion-Year-Old Universe