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Death Valley National Park

Just east of the snow-packed Sierra Nevada lies the hottest, lowest, driest, and largest National Park in the lower 48. Cool weather visitors are …

Your Email Could Be the Welcome Mat to Hackers [Infographic]

Some of the biggest security breaches involved emails and with more companies keeping data in the cloud, your email could be the doormat to your …

There's no end in sight to the deep slump in brick-and-mortar retail

When this news emerged, Neiman Marcus unsecured bonds due in 2021 plunged 7% to 54 cents on the dollar, according to Thomson Reuters, and its $3 billion term loan fell 5% to 77 cents on the dollar.<p>Earlier this year, Neiman Marcus scrapped its IPO entirely, after having delayed it in 2015 when its …

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UnitedHealth Accused of Overcharging Medicare by Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group that claims the country’s largest health insurer and its …

Warren Buffett just dropped Walmart and signaled the death of retail as we know it

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold off $900 million of Walmart stock, choosing instead to invest billions in airlines.<p>The sale, which leaves Buffett with nearly no shares in Walmart, comes as the US's largest traditional retailer has been rushing to catch up to Amazon and other online …

“RIP little buddy” death of “police squirrel” mourned in the US

Head bowed a police officer pays his last respects to a dead squirrel which had become a fixture at the police headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.<p>The photograph of the officer, Dave Bowes, apparently mourning the animal, which was posted on Twitter, has since gone viral.<p>Police even taped off the scene …

Walmart's Q4 income down 7.9% as sales fall, lowers outlook

Walmart (WMT) said Thursday its fourth quarter earnings fell 7.9% due to higher operating expenses and lower sale driven by factors like warmer weather and weaker sales of smartphones and the latest television sets.<p>The world's largest retailer also lowered its estimate for sales growth in fiscal …

You Can Blow Soap Bubbles And Instantly Freeze Them Into Ice Orbs

A breath of beauty<p>In the wake of America’s recent snowpocalypse, it seems only fitting to remind you that some truly wondrous things can come out of bad weather. For photographer Chris Ratzlaff, it’s the opportunity to freeze soap bubbles. While it takes some practice, anyone can recreate the …

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See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

A: Utah’s Green River doubling back on itself—a feature known as Bowknot Bend—photographed by an astronaut from the Inte<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

Patrick Dempsey: Shonda Rhimes cares deeply about 'Grey's Anatomy' fans

A week before his final episode aired, Patrick Dempsey, 49, sat down with <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> at Feed Body & Soul in Venice Beach, CA, to give an …

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful. And that's because there's all different sorts of travel functions they service. Making sure you've got several different types of bags on handᅡᅠwill pretty much ensure you'll be covered in any situation.<p>If you're …

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Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

The US’s national parks offer up some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. To celebrate National Park Week (18-26 April), we’ve picked some of the best photographs shared on the Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, showcasing astonishing canyons, mountains and wildlife

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Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service

In the mosaic of brilliant blues and dazzling yellows on this map, Chicago shines among the brightest. But that's not a good thing.<p>The lighter the yellow, the noisier the city. Chicago is bordering on white.<p>Scientists at the National Park Service spent 10 years collecting data to build a …

16 Spring Items Every Woman Should Own

We're anxiously awaiting spring's arrival, and in the meantime making sure our wardrobes are ready.<p>We're anxiously awaiting spring's arrival—and in the meantime making sure our wardrobes are ready. From the perfect trench to leg-lengthening flares, shop our picks for the spring basics you shouldn't …

The Absolute Minimum Every Novice Web Designer Must Know

It is a known fact that the utility and the usability are the primary factors responsible for the success of a website. It is important for any …

Optical illusions show how colour can trick the eye

For example, in this classic shadow illusion by Edward H. Adelson, A and B are the exact same shade of grey:<p>Here's a minimalist illustration by …

The dogged old man of the badlands

<b>When Chris Haslam paid a visit to the loneliest man in Argentina he was expecting to find a life as dramatic as the scenery. It wasn't the thrilling encounter he was hoping for.</b><p>The interview isn't going terribly well.<p>I've travelled for four days to Argentina's mountainous north-western corner to …

Samsung takes the wraps off the new Galaxy S6 and curved-screen S6 Edge phones

BARCELONA, Spain — Samsung unveiled two of its most talked-about smartphones in history today at Mobile World Congress — the Galaxy S6 and curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>The two phones are in some ways a design departure from previous Samsung flagships, and Samsung is hoping the phones will bring …

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