Every day, the same, again

33.jpgFlorida rescue personnel on Saturday searched for a Florida man who disappeared into a sinkhole that swallowed his whole bedroom while he was asleep. More: One of the most heavily developed states is also one of the most geologically hazardous.

Tank brokers—yes, there is such a thing—estimate there are several hundred to 1,000 private tank owners in the U.S.

Obama has granted clemency at a lower rate than any modern president. Obama had granted 39 pardons; he had received petitions from 1,333 individuals. By contrast, former president George W. Bush received 2,498 petitions and granted 189 pardons, while former president Bill Clinton received 2,001 petitions and granted 396 pardons.

Nearly every crime in NYC involves a cyber component. Prosecutions for cybercrime and identity theft in Manhattan have increased by 50 percent in the last five years, and criminals are rigging ATM machines and scanning your credit cards when you’re not looking.

Visualizing U.S. Incarceration.

Baby born with HIV may be first person cured by drugs.

A deadly new virus has scientists scrambling to learn more about it and figure out whether the virus will become a pandemic or remain a limited threat.

Researchers dispell the myth of altruism and generosity surrounding Mother Teresa.

A recent study showed that White British heterosexual men’s preferences for larger female breasts were significantly associated with a greater tendency to be benevolently sexist, to objectify women, and to be hostile towards women.

Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks.

Ion Torrent’s chip-based genome sequencer is cheap, fast, and poised to revolutionize medicine.

High frequency trading has led to widespread efforts to reduce information propagation delays between physically distant exchanges. Using relativistically correct millisecond-resolution tick data, we document a 3-millisecond decrease in one-way communication time between the Chicago and New York areas that has occurred from April 27th, 2010 to August 17th, 2012.

Systematic strategies to help users create and remember multiple passwords. [PDF]

In many ways, today’s 3D printing community resembles the personal computing community of the early 1990s.

It all began on February 11, 1933 when a 21-year old student named Kiyoko Matsumoto committed suicide by throwing herself into the volcanic crater of Mount Mihara on the Japanese island of Izu Oshima.  The Volcano Suicides.

update: The Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality. [Thanks Tim]

Psychotic Drug Ads Of Yesteryear.