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Moon photobombs the Earth in rare images captured by NASA

A NASA camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a rare lunar transit across the face of a sunlit Earth. The images, which feature a fully lit far side of the moon, were captured between July 4 at 11:50 pm ET and July 5 at 3:18 am ET.<p>Lunar transit across the …

Urban Brawl: China Targets ‘Weird’ Buildings, Gated Communities

A new blueprint for the future of China’s sprawling cities promises to demolish two towering symbols of the country’s runaway growth: eye-catching architecture and gated housing complexes.<p>About the latter at least, Chinese urbanites appear none too pleased.<p>The guidelines for development of China’s …

There's a City in China That Was Built to Replicate Jackson Hole, Wyoming

You can very literally travel around the world without stepping a foot outside of China, thanks to the country's "One City, Nine Towns" initiative. …

Jackson Hole

You'll Never Guess The Most Charitable Nation In The World

And the winner for most charitable nation in the world is ... Myanmar. Coming in second: the United States.<p>If you're scratching your head, one reason may be that the ranking confounds the common perception "that generosity and wealth are connected to one another," says Adam Pickering. He's the …

Mexico's longest-running TV show, 'En Familia,' to end

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults — …

How to Make Turkey Tamales with Thanksgiving Leftovers

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An Island Paradise in Japan That Rivals the Caribbean

Off the coast of Okinawa, these picturesque white-sand beaches, empty save for a few locals, are the perfect escape.

5 Healthy Ways to Prepare Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

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YouTube Music is a great music-video app _ if you pay up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you were going to reinvent MTV for a mobile generation, you'd probably come up with something like YouTube Music. It's a …

Disney's concept smartwatch knows what you're touching

Your smartwatch probably already knows quite a lot about you: where you are, how fast you're moving, and in a vague sense probably how close you are …

Tim Cook

Fascinating Photos Inside China’s Toy Factories by Michael Wolf

Covering gallery walls with over 20,000 castaway toys, German photographer Michael Wolf thrusts visitors into the heart of consumerism with his …

BlackBerry Priv is the best BlackBerry in a decade

Hello, old friend. I can’t say I’ve missed you, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to run my digits over your surface. The bumps and ridges feel, …

The Day of the Dead Bread You'll Want to Make All Year Long

In Mexico, the day after Halloween is known as the Day of the Dead, a celebration of the lives of friends, family, loved ones, and even pets. And...food!<p><i>Welcome to Buen Provecho, a column by associate food editor Rick Martinez. Each month, he’ll take us on a culinary tour of Latin American food and</i> …

7 Best Healthy Tapas

Happy hour snacks don’t need to derail your diet. Here, seven easy, nutrient-rich tapas to have with a glass of wine.<p>Happy hour snacks don’t need to …

Bird Photography: 4 Basics that Will Get You Great Shots

Birds, birds, birds. For those of us who love our birds, it's not uncommon for us to hear, “I saw a bird yesterday and it looked like…, do you know …

Birds

5 College Amenities So Insane You'll Want to Go Back to School

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: University of Missouri</i><p>College admissions are competitive. Not only are students willing to shiv their best friend if it helps get them on the wait-list at Duke, but colleges have entered a no-holds-barred amenities arms race in an insane attempt to lure the best and …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>Rory Tolan<p>July 20, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and …

5.5-Inch iPhone 6 mockup compared to iPhone 5s and other Android phablets (Video)

Recent rumors have suggested that Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will now launch alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone later this year. A larger 4.7-inch display may be the sweet spot for a lot of users on both iOS and Android, but 5.5-inches is definitely up there in phablet territory.<p>Unsurprisingly, …

Namibia is one of the least populated countries in the world, relative to its size, with vast tracks of uninterrupted pristine landscape. Driving the gravel roads you won’t see another car, person or power line for hours. The night skies are light pollution free—and you may think you are alone, camping on the Skeleton Coast beach, until you look up and see the rest of the universe staring down on you. Photo by @kengeiger w/@kaigner

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A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

One of Google’s top Android lieutenants comes to Samsung’s defense against Apple

The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung does not have Google's name attached to it, but that hasn't kept the company from being involved. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the company's current VP of engineering for Android took to the stand today to aid in Samsung's legal counter-battle against Apple, an effort …

Cuando gays cumplen 25 "ya se quedaron a desvestir santos": Estudio

Pareja de gays jóvenes<p>Una encuesta en Reino Unido reveló que los gays tienen fe en el amor hasta los 25 años de edad, si no encuentran al hombre de …

En fotos: un mundo nocturno lleno de luz

Pocas cosas son más mágicas que la noche, cuando cualquier titileo puede resplandecer. BBC Mundo les ofrece una selección de imágenes del concurso de fotografía de National Geographic "Iluminando el mundo".