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NASA declares 2015 the hottest year since records began 136 years ago... by a lot!

All these global temperature records being broken over the past few years might start to sound to you like you're stuck in Groundhog Day...<p>But this …

Global Warming

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

Books

This Man Transformed a 700-Year-Old Cave Into His Dream Home

You'll be shocked to find out just how many modern-day luxuries it features.<p>You won't find Fred Flintstone living in this unique abode. Even though Angelo Mastropietro built his dream home out of a 700-year-old cave (hand-carving 250-million-year-old Triassic sandstone in the process) it's far from …

Articles about 10 superb single story homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The surfer subculture has evolved over the years since it burst to prominence in the '60s as a counterculture way of life.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain …

Slovenia's Lake Bled Looks Like It's Straight Out of a Fairytale

Especially when the island in the middle is covered with a layer of pure white snow.<p>Once upon a time, in a far away land (also known as Slovenia), there was a lake with a rock island located smack dab in the middle. When locals decided to build a Gothic church on the land during the 1600s, it …

Are Expensive Hotels Cleaner Than Average? New Study Reveals The Shocking Truth

Forget everything you thought you knew about upscale accommodations.<p>Common sense would tell you that the more you pay for something, the better (and hopefully cleaner, in this case) it will be. Surprisingly, that logic is lost when it comes to hotels—at least according to one study.<p>Travel site …

Hospitality