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Starbucks Serving 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Butterbeer to Muggles; Here's How to Get It – /Film

Butterbeer is available at every corner pub within the wizarding world, but it’s been considerably more difficult to find in the Muggle realm. For …

Banksy "This is My New York Accent" New Street Art - New York City, USA

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• October 2, 2013<p>October 2nd is here and Banksy just revealed the second piece for his “Better Out Than In” project in New …

This Beer Was Brewed Using Yeast Grown in a Beard

Beer basically consists of four things: hops, barley, water, and yeast. The hops add that flavor that we’ve come to know as beer, but without yeast, …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Small Town Pizza Place Knows The Secret To Students' Hearts (And Good Grades) (PHOTO)

Need that extra incentive to get your homework done? Look no further than a local pizza place.<p>Reddit user LovesHerGeek posted the following photo to the social site with the caption: "Small town pizza place knows what community is all about."<p>A sign marked "Study Hall afternoons until 5pm" announces:<p>…

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

Finding the right words when detonating an atomic bomb or sacrificing one's life for friendship came easy for these people.<p>1. Lawrence Oates before …

DIY Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit<p>Doug Montzka, of Montkza Concrete & Masonry in St. Paul, Minn., …

New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.<p>…

Teen Obsessed With 'Into the Wild' Found Dead

An 18-year-old believed to have been increasingly obsessed with the movie, <i>Into the Wild,</i> at the time of his disappearance has been found dead in rural Oregon. Police, who found Johnathan Croom’s body 1,000 feet from his abandoned car, suspect no foul play and are investigating the teen’s death as a …

Bubonic Plague Kills Teen In Kyrgyzstan

A teenager's death in rural Kyrgyzstan was said Monday to have been from the bubonic plague, a conclusion that prompted mandatory testing, quarantines and tighter border control in the region, according to multiple sources.<p>Exactly how livestock herder Temirbek Isakunov, 15, who hails from a village …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Doubts over '127-year-old' Chinese woman

A Chinese government news portal has claimed that a woman in China's remote far west is 127 years old, making her the oldest person ever to have lived – but experts raised questions over the supposed record.<p>Alimihan Seyiti from Kashgar, near the border with Kyrgyzstan, was born on June 25, 1886, …

Couple married 65 years die on same day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story's ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage.<p>Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The <i>Dayton Daily</i> …

Rare panda birth surprised zookeepers despite 24/7 video surveillance

A panda was born last night at the National Zoo in Washington, DC. It marks the third birth for Mei Xiang, a 25-year-old giant panda, who picked up and began cuddling her cub immediately after it was born. Conceiving cubs in captivity has been a continued struggle — Mei Xiang's pregnancy only came …

Space Pictures This Week: Birth of a Star, Moon Lineup

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Rare — and adorable — baby elephant born in Indonesia

Cuteness alert: A female baby elephant was born Aug. 9 in Indonesia’s Tesso Nilo National Park, the World Wildlife Fund announced.<p>The Tesso Nilo …

Invisibility cloak made from simple mirrors can stop time indefinitely

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am<p>Researchers at Northwestern University have designed an invisibility cloak that can temporally hide objects for an …

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11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism

Could it be true? That the summer’s biggest hit is not really a Robin Thicke original? That’s the latest controversy brewing over Thicke’s “Blurred …

22 Things You Might Not Know About Hawaii

Hau`oli la Hanau, Hawaii! Yes, you read that right. It was only 54 years ago today that Hawaii became a U.S. state. Let's celebrate with 22 facts …

14 Language Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

Since 1890, the U.S. Census has asked various questions about the languages people speak. Until 1980, the questions were sometimes confusing and they …

12 Animal Adjectives to Bolster Your Vocabulary

In eighth grade when I read that Julius Caesar had an aquiline nose, I mistakenly thought it had something to do with water. But aquiline is from …

What 1939 Thought Fashion in 2000 Would Look Like

In this British Pathé clip, fashion designers predict what the future of fashion will be. It mostly involves removable sleeves and adjustable-length …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How Fast Can A Human Run?

Changing Planet<p>Every four years, the premier event at the summer Olympics is the 100 meter dash, the swift sprint that you can literally miss by sneezing. In the past two summer games in London and Beijing, the man who won the race was the Jamaican phenom Usain Bolt. Bolt quickly earned the …

How to Take Stellar Photographs of the Night Sky

Whether it's the Milky Way or a rare 'super blue blood moon' you're after, these expert tips will take your pictures to the next level.<p>Something wonderful has happened in photography: Ordinary people can now photograph the universe.<p>Standing beneath the Milky Way has always been a beautiful sight, …

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

Google honors the physicist today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.<p><b>His feline paradox thought experiment has become a pop culture staple, but it was Erwin Schrödinger's work in quantum mechanics that cemented his status within the world of physics.</b><p>The Nobel …

The Evolving Landscapes of Video Games

We are a long way from the panning 8-bit landscapes of early video games into fully immersive other worlds that can be explored as places in their …