Tremors felt by residents of New Jersey Shore and Long Island today prompted speculation that an earthquake had occurred—but the US Geological Survey confirmed that the rumbling sensations were caused by a sonic boom.
To outsiders, 17-year-old Gladys MacKnight seemed an unlikely killer, as did her boyfriend, 18-year-old Donald Wightman. But to those who knew the high school sweethearts, the death of Gladys’ mother, Helen, wasn’t entirely shocking. (Though being hacked to death in one’s own kitchen certainly is.)
The year was 1972; the place, suburban Springfield, New Jersey. One September day, a bizarre murder shattered the town’s sense of safety, and set in motion a cult-tinged mystery that’s become a local legend—and now, the subject of a new true-crime book.
Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions.
From 1978 to 1996, the Action Park of Vernon Township, New Jersey provided thousands of teenagers with the white-knuckle thrills only inattentive employees and poorly conceived amusement park rides can deliver. The Park's dubiously safe rides were responsible for countless scrapes and bruises and at least six…
In the bucolic New Jersey town of West Milford lies the abandoned remains of a military aircraft. Despite crashing almost 50 years ago, no one's thought to entirely clean it up. Shades of Mr. Eko's beechcraft, anyone?
In Basking Ridge, New Jersey, a strange hole recently appeared in an unsuspecting lawn. This spontaneous divot has fascinated residents and local news anchors, spinning dark, eldritch dreams of meteorites and UFOs. Plus, witness the wannest Smallville joke ever made.
io9 was lucky enough to run into mellifluous Venture Bros. creator Jackson Publick (second from the right) after the Adult Swim panel. Publick talked about The Thin White Duke and answered a stupidly obscure question only I care about.
This strange, silvery sausage drifted over New Jersey yesterday, prompting fears that a UFO might be menacing the Garden State.
So apparently there's tritium leaking into one of New Jersey's main aquifers. As a proud Garden Stater, I have no choice but to hope that this environmental clusterfuck will give us fancy new phenotypes and not horrible, horrible cancer.
In this week's Ugly Americans, zombies become an allegory for all 1960s culture wars, gelatinous blobs are bigots, yetis are Eurotrash, and New Jersey is an undead-filled cesspool. How can we hate when we're all monsters?
Now you can use a microwave to transform old tires into energy. Here you see Jay Gill, an employee of New Jersey company Global Resource Corporation, doing just that using an awesomely homebrew-looking setup. The process is completely revolutionary, and the company has just announced it's about to get a ton of money…