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1962 Alcatraz escape was survivable, scientists show how

A famous prison-break mystery gets a new wrinkle as scientists examine a hydraulic model that gives the escapees a brief window for a survivable run.

By December 16, 2014

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Dissident artist's Lego portraits of injustice do time on Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei creates an elaborate series of installations for display on Alcatraz, even though he's forbidden from traveling outside China and has never been to the notorious prison site.

By November 18, 2014

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At Alcatraz prison, Lego portraits fight for freedom (pictures)

At the site of a notorious federal penitentiary, renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei uses an unlikely material, 1.2 million Lego bricks, to highlight the global reality of political detainment.

12 Images By November 18, 2014

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Trapped in the Time Travel Lab: My puzzling Sunday

Wear comfortable shoes. Pen and paper will be provided. Crave contributor Kelsey Adams explains how she became trapped forever in a spatiotemporal distortion, and maybe so could you!

By March 11, 2014

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Cyclist bikes across SF Bay, no bridge required

Next up in his quest to turn "aquatic biking" into a global phenomenon, BayCycle Project founder Judah Schiller will cross the Hudson on a bike fixed to a portable flotation device.

By October 2, 2013

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Let's build a statue of Steve Jobs bigger than Statue of Liberty!

An Indiegogo campaign arises, its goal to build a statue of Apple's co-founder somewhere in the Bay Area. But who's behind it?

By August 16, 2013

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Xbox overdose makes home-arrest prisoner beg for jail

A New Zealand man nearing the end of home detention sentence just can't stand another day with his Xbox, so he asks the police to take him to jail.

By June 6, 2013

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Romney breathes new life into Amazon's binder reviews

With his comment about having "binders full of women," the Republican presidential candidate stirs much online activity -- especially on Amazon.

By October 18, 2012

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Peek.com, the traveler's do-it-all digital concierge

Aiming to be a one-stop shop for vacationers looking to find -- and book -- great things to do, the San Francisco startup funded by heavyweights like Twitter founder Jack Dorsey launched today.

By October 11, 2012

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Amazon Prime licenses 'West Wing,' other Warner Bros. shows

Amazon signs licensing pact with Warner and obtains such shows as "Dark Blue," "Fringe," Alcatraz," and "The Whole Truth" as it battles with Netflix for streaming viewers.

By July 20, 2012