"The following annual numbers may help to put US expenses and benefits in perspective. "
"iOS: Time lapse videos are great, but they can be hard to make. Not only are they time consuming, but you need to stabilize your camera and stitch photos into a video. Hyperlapse simplifies the whole process. "
"A novel way of measuring a photon’s location allows physicists to measure its momentum, too—a feat once thought impossible "
"Many popular dynamic web apps (Hulu, GitHub, and Basecamp, to name a few) are built using the Ruby on Rails framework. If you’d like to dive into Ruby on Rails, here are some of the best online courses, tools, and other resources for you to bookmark. "
"Here’s Israel’s Iron Dome chasing down 15 rockets in the air at one time and well, it’s crazy. Recent footage of the Iron Dome shows the defense system working and it’s like a firework show mixed with an air chase sequence that eerily resembles smokey tentacles reaching out to the sky. "
"A group of likely-former police officers caused an international incident earlier this month when they mistook the King of Morocco for a common smuggler and attempted to storm his boat. "
"Celebrities ranging from basketball All-Stars to miscreant pop stars are desperate to cash in on Silicon Valley’s boom. But rarely are they as successful as Jessica Alba. "
"Researchers at the University of Buffalo found a significantly lower incidence of domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot. "
"Although 81 percent of the state is experiencing an "extreme drought," for many parts of California there is no apparent water shortage. Visit the highest-income neighborhoods and you’ll see lush lawns and sparkling fountains defiantly sucking our lifeblood from the Earth. Apparently, the rich will do whatever it takes to keep themselves moist. "
"Lovely infographic on the role of evidence and hypothesis formation. (via @Sci_Phile) "
"The internet is filled with plenty of photo fakery. And we here at Factually are here to help you distinguish the true from the too-good-to-be. Today we have six more images you may have seen floating around recently. None of them is precisely what it claims to be. "
"Although it sounds entirely like something dreamed up in a smoke-filled dorm room, whether the entire universe is hologram is a very serious question—a question that gets at the heart of a fundamental problem in physics. A new experiment starting up at Fermilab just might hold the answer. "
"So instead, can someone just shoot Jesus already? "
"If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have to access to both. "
"The public corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen continues to provide the drama we all hoped it would. In an effort to convince the jury that he and his wife did not conspire to take money and gifts in exchange for political favors, Bob has testified that his marriage was, and is, in shambles. He even said he moved in with a priest at a local rectory to drive the point home. "