Aug 24 2012

Good Samaritans Electrocuted

2 Good Samaritans electrocuted trying to help car crash victim. U.S. NEWS

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Two women were electrocuted Wednesday after trying to help the victims of a car accident in Los Angeles, fire department officials said.

The women, who have not been identified, were apparently responding separately to the scene of a crash in Valley Village in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles., where a vehicle slammed into a fire hydrant and a light pole which knocked down a power line around 8:30 p.m.

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Aug 24 2012

5 Ways Math Can Improve Your Life

5 Ways Math Can Improve Your Life. msn

When Steven Strogatz, Ph.D., hears it, he thinks of the intoxicating rush of finding a solution, the beauty in a mathematical puzzle, and the pleasure of a math problem.

Yeah, we don't get it either.

Strogatz, an applied mathematics professor at Cornell University and author of The Joy of X, has spent his life trying to make others see math the way he does, as a beautiful challenge with real-world implications instead of confusing mumbo jumbo.

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1. Run a Faster 5K

2. Apply Discounts at the Cash Register

3. Get More Cream Cheese on Your Bagel (Seriously)

4. Keep a Tennis Ball in Bounds

5. Meet Your Other Half

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Aug 24 2012

iPhone 4S discounted

iPhone 4S discounted to $148 at Walmart. NBC News

 

Given that Apple is expected to announce the next-generation iPhone on Sept. 12, it's no surprise that retailers are slashing prices on the current model. You can now snag a 16 GB iPhone 4S for just $148 at Walmart.

The new pricing kicked in on Thursday morning and it'll be in place as long as supplies last. Walmart previously offered the smartphone for $188, so you're now saving yourself $40. (Do note that you'll have to sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon in order to take advantage of this offer.)

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