An inner city waterway in eastern China mysteriously turned blood-red overnight.
A mysterious plane has been spotted on a flight tracking app circling South London, over and over again, for no obvious reason.

The plane - a Cessna F406 Caravan II, with the registration G-BVJT - took off from near to Farnborough on Tuesday morni...
While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.
Lincoln Laboratory spinout is commercializing the first direct-diode laser bright enough to cut and weld metal.
(July 2014): "Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit looks inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and
counterterrorism sting operations" (& FBI-concocted plots)...
*Wow -- also must see multimedia report =>
http://webapps.aljazeera.net/aje/custom/2014/fbiinformants/index.html

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will simulate a terrorist bombing at Camp Randall Stadium early Thursday — complete with explosive sound effects, billowing smoke and pretend victims — to test its emergency preparedness plan involving everyone from police and fire squads to hospital emergency departments and the FBI.

Another hard-to-imagine health threat at UW-Madison that wasn't on the general public's radar until recently also has an elaborate preparedness plan: the unlikely event that a potentially deadly virus accidentally escapes or is stolen from a UW research lab.