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What Is A Red Sprite?

Ghost? Alien? Carbonated beverage?<p>Two mysterious red hazes hovered over Earth on August 10. Astronauts onboard the International Space Station snapped a picture of the first one as it passed over the Midwest--either Illinois or Missouri. And yesterday NASA's Earth Observatory announced that a …

GOLDMAN SACHS: Now is the time to buy Chinese stocks

Goldman analysts said shares could rise 36% from current levels by the end of the year as the Chinese government boosts its stimulus. This is barring a major financial crisis of course.<p>The stimulus is key, along with the way people are trading at the moment.<p>Goldman says traders have stopped looking …

Phil Jackson admits the Knicks may struggle early on this season

Knicks president isn't making bold proclamations this time around as he says that new additions will take time to adapt to the Triangle.<p>In the latest …

Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

<b>Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.</b><p>Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus.<p>That should remove the problem with current flu …

Rediscovered material from AT&T indicates phone location data cited by prosecution should not be considered ‘reliable information’<p>A rediscovered document could undermine key cellphone evidence in the case against Adnan Syed, an attorney has claimed. Syed’s conviction for the murder of Hae Min Lee …

Crime

AMC has high hopes for premiere of 'Fear the Walking Dead'

<i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, which premiers on Sunday night, is set to air in over 120 countries, the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i> writes. By releasing the show on a …

The Most Popular Songs Summer 2005

Every year, there's always buzz around what song (or, often, songs) will win as the official "Song of Summer." (Speaking of, these 20 were our picks for this year's best.) So what were we jamming to 10 years ago? According to Billboard, these were the top 10 tracks the summer of 2005...<p><b>"We Belong</b> …

Apple’s Stock Is Now Officially In a Bear Market

Apple’s stock had a very bad day on Friday, ending the trading session officially in a bear market.<p>Apple was already down 16% from its April high …

The Most Extreme Things Actors Have Done to Prepare for Roles

There seems to be a strong correlation between degree of transformation and number of Oscars.<p>Probably because there seems to be a strong inverse relationship between degree of transformation and number of Oscars, Extreme Role Preparation has become something of a sport amongst actors. Who can …

12 huge brands that are called something completely different outside the US

The only problem is that you might never be able to find them.<p>Famous brands in the US often go by completely different names abroad. Sometimes the change makes sense, other times the changes are so small and random they seem pointless.<p>See if you can identify what famous brands are called outside …

Jared Fogle is the least of Subway's worries

Jared Fogle, the brand's pitchman for the last 15 years, has been charged with possessing child pornography and paying for sex with minors. He plans to plead guilty to the crimes.<p>Fogle was one of Subway's most lucrative spokesmen, reportedly contributing to nearly half of Subway's growth over the …

Fast Casual

Another chemical plant explosion injures 8 in China's Shangdong province

An explosion ripped through the Runxing chemical plant in eastern China and triggered a fire Saturday night, state media said, just over a week after a similar blast at a Chinese chemical warehouse killed more than 100 people.<p>At least nine people were injured in the explosion in the Shandong …

Markets no longer believe 'it' will happen in September

Not anymore.<p>On Wednesday, we got the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting. The details put out a mixed assessment of the economic conditions necessary for the first rate hike in a decade.<p>And now, after relative confidence that it could be next month, markets are getting more doubtful …

Markets

London's transparent 'Sky Pool' lets swimmers see 10 stories straight down

Calling Esther Williams.<p>You've seen infinity pools that add a touch of Palm Beach-chic to luxury condos and five-star resorts. Now comes the "Sky Pool," an outdoor swimming pool dangling 10 stories above London.<p>The vertigo-inducing pool will connect two residential buildings at Embassy Gardens, …