Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011

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Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011The Definitive Japan Crisis Timeline

It's been seven days in hell. Here is the timeline to the crisis caused by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake in Japan-constantly updated. It includes all the news and features ordered chronologically, as well as the latest videos and images. Keep reading... More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011Facebook You Versus Actual You

Quick, check the "Activities and Interests" section of your Facebook profile. Unless "sitting around thinking about maybe doin' stuff but honestly just killing time on the internet" is on there, you're living a lie. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011The Hanford Legacy

There is a right way and a wrong way to dispose of our nuclear effluence and I'm pretty sure just dumping it into the Columbia River isn't the right way. Plutonium takes a closer look at the economic and environmental costs of our Cold War arms race. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011Turn a Pair of $30 Headphones into a $300 Pair

If you want high-quality music but don't feel like shelling out hundreds of dollars for a decent pair of headphones, blogger Stacy D shows us how to turn a cheap pair of knock-offs into a legit set of audiophile headphones. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011Could You Live in This Ultra Minimalist Home?

I like minimalism. But Aires Mateus's House In Leiria goes a few notches beyond being merely clutter-free-the Portuguese abode doesn't just have stark interiors but a strikingly featureless white exterior, too. And I'm pretty sure it would drive me crazy. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011Why Fukushima Daiichi Won't Be Another Chernobyl

Six days after the earthquake that rocked Japan and left thousands dead, the nation is now struggling to avert disaster at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Events have moved fast and risks are hard to assess. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011The new Hubble Constant proves the universe isn't avoiding us

New calculations have just been completed that show the rate of expansion for the universe. By zeroing in on the rate, the Hubble Constant, these calculations hammer another nail the casket of a quirky little idea called Void Theory. More »

Top Stories of Today, March 18, 2011Specialized's McLaren Venge Aero Road Bike Will be a Winner This Weekend

Bike company Specialized has worked with F1 racers McLaren to come up trumps with the McLaren Venge road bike, which will be used this weekend in the Milan-San Remo competition by Mark Cavendish, who won back in 2009. More »