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Stewardess claims first-class passengers pay flight attendants for sex

An air hostess from a British airline has lifted the lid on the mile-high bonks, romps with pilots and celebrity affairs that go on among the …

Astros dig deep, beat Dodgers in Game 2 to even World Series

LOS ANGELES — Game 2 of the World Series was already more than four hours old and about six degrees of bonkers when George Springer came to the plate in the top of the 11th inning at Dodger Stadium. Already, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros had, by all natural rights, won the game and …

7 Stories So Horrifying They Actually Got Cut From The Bible

We could write several articles about all the gruesome stuff that's in the Bible -- in fact, we already have. It's a book full of gore, incest, and …

Mary Magdalene

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Bananapocalypse: The race to save the world’s most popular fruit

In a hot, dry field near a place called Humpty Doo in Australia's Northern Territory, scientists are racing to begin an experiment that could determine the future of the world's most popular fruit, the lowly banana.<p>Dodging the occasional crocodile, researchers will soon place into the soil …

Forestry

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as …

North Korea

At Ikinari restaurants, in Tokyo and several other cities, low cost but high-quality cuts of beef – including prized wagyu – are eaten at communal standing stations<p>Where in Japan can you chow down on a top-quality juicy steak without breaking the bank? At one of the 116 branches of Ikinari Steak, …

Japan

Declassified report into disaster reveals officers ‘mesmerised’ by sight of incoming missiles failed to raise alarm<p>The catalogue of errors and failings that ended in the sinking of a Royal Navy destroyer during the Falklands war has been disclosed after being covered up for 35 years.<p>Twenty people …

Military

How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals

If the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse revelations shocked you, then you’re dangerously ignorant to reality. According to RAINN, an American is …

Religion

A bright light seen across the universe, proving Einstein right

Bay Area scientists announced today that they had seen the fireball cast off by colliding neutron stars 130 million light-years away, a landmark …

Miami politician says aliens took her on a spaceship. Now she’s running for Congress.

Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle.<p>A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera …

Just What Is the Museum of the Bible Trying to Do?

The Hobby Lobby CEO behind it says it will be nonsectarian—but it looks a lot like a Protestant evangelical’s take on the Bible.<p>In November, the Museum of the Bible, a 430,000-square-foot building, will open at 300 D Street in Washington, D.C. The museum will house thousands of pieces of biblical …

Magnificent images capture the ancient and modern wonders of 1800s Egypt

Zangaki brothers of Egypt<p>Producers of views along the Nile for Victorian tourists<p>C. and G. Zangaki were two Greek brothers who were active …

The Decline of the Midwest's Public Universities Threatens to Wreck Its Most Vibrant Economies

And there could be far-reaching consequences for the national economy too.<p>Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at the Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with …

Here Come the Drones

Our love/hate relationship with tiny mechanical flying things<p>Last weekend, while hiking with my wife on an otherwise beautiful Sunday, a drone buzzed by.<p>I don’t know about you, but these days we’re frequently seeing amateurs flying the things in parks, at the beaches, and in school yards. A few …

Unmanned Aircraft

A Secretive NYC Backchannel May Be The Best Hope For Avoiding War With North Korea

The North Korean diplomats in New York “don’t engage in propaganda, they don’t bang on the table, they don’t engage in threats,” a veteran diplomat said.<p>In Midtown Manhattan, in a building that also hosts a dermatologist, a sports medicine doctor and a package tour operator, two North Korean …

10 Ancient Artifacts that are Shrouded in Mystery

See the Most Luxurious Medieval Manuscripts in Existence

Feel free to judge these books by their covers.<p>There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of …

A Few Months Before Its Official Opening, Tappan Zee Bridge Is Drivable

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Several months remain before it officially opens to long-expectant commuters, but it is now possible to drive across the entire three-mile length of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a critical crossing in the suburbs of New York City.<p>Like beavers steadily piling branches and mud into a …

Inside Tim Murphy's reign of terror

The anti-abortion lawmaker's abortion scandal was just the tipping point. Former aides say abuse inside his office was rampant.<p>Rep. Tim Murphy, a staunch anti-abortion advocate, thought he could withstand the media furor that engulfed him after reports that he’d encouraged his extramarital lover to …

Paul Ryan

In Search of the Truth Behind Canada's Most Infamous UFO Sighting

It's been 50 years since one of the most well-documented UFO incidents in Canadian history.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Canada.</i><p>The first time I heard about Nova Scotia's Shag Harbour UFO incident was about six years ago when a Celtic guitarist with long white hair and a glass eyeball was …

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

1949: The Year That Set the Course of Chinese-American Relations

<b>A FORCE SO SWIFT</b> <b><br>Mao, Truman and the Birth of Modern China, 1949</b><br>By Kevin Peraino<br>Illustrated. 379 pp. Crown. $28.<p>Kevin Peraino’s absorbing book covers that tipping-point year, 1949, when Mao Zedong’s Chinese Communist Party came to power and things not only changed radically within China, but also …

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures<p>There is nothing she would rather do than teach. But after supplementing her career with tutoring and proofreading, the university lecturer …

Homelessness

'I'm going to die': fear grips Vegas strip; gunman kills 59

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what …

The Long and Bumpy History of Corduroy

It may be most closely associated with the ’70s, but the ribbed fabric’s pedigree goes back many centuries.<p><i>A version of this post originally appeared</i> …

7 Playboy Bunnies Recreate Their Iconic Covers 30 Years Later

Retired Playmates dust off their bunny ears for stunning portraits that prove beauty is ageless.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Whatever your feelings on <i>Playboy</i>, the iconic nudie magazine proffering<p>"Entertainment for Men""Entertainment for All," it's hard to argue with the merit of a …

Hugh Hefner's Most Iconic Playboy Covers

December 1953: A Major Launch<p>Hugh Hefner’s first foray into managing his own magazine was a memorable one: The publisher was able to scrape together …

The Girls Next Door

Life in the centerfold.<p>Hugh Hefner, the founder and editor-in-chief of <i>Playboy</i>, always said that his ideal for the magazine’s famous Playmate of the Month, the woman in the centerfold photo, was “the girl next door with her clothes off.” In other words, he was trying to take his readers back to a …

6 Mind-Blowing Discoveries We Just Made About Famous Art

Let's face it: Most of us don't know what the big deal is about great works of art, other than that they were created by famous artists (which is …

Leonardo Da Vinci