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Your TSA Confiscated Items Might Be for Sale…and Where to Buy Them Back

Ever wondered what happens to the items the TSA confiscates? Apparently some of them of them end up on auction. Check out the …

Flying

'Narcos' filmmaker shot dead scouting for locations in rural Mexico

A location scout for hit Netflix show "Narcos" has been shot dead in Mexico while looking for places to film the programme's fourth season. Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his car - his body riddled with bullets - in a violent region of central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico …

Mexico

US to Europe $89 One Way, Weirdest Things Flight Attendants Have Seen & More

Highlights and headlines from around the web:• I was in a plane without internet when the mistake deals to Australia broke last night. But of course I …

Aviation

Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25,000 without a lawyer

Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax …

Identity Theft

Reduce stress and unwind for 72 hours in these glass cabins in Sweden

A new case study has been unveiled in Sweden that will see people being invited to spend three days in a specially-designed glass cabin with stunning views of nature in an effort to promote well-being, improve health and reduce stress.<p>Created by Visit Sweden, “The 72 Hour Cabin” will see five …

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

These are the 9 best hybrid cars you can buy for under $40,000

NIO’s EP9 EV beats every production car ever with a Nurburgring lap record of 6:45.90

One by one, EVs are decimating records set by internal combustion engine vehicles. NIO/NextEV’s $1.48 million electric supercar, the NIO EP9, has set a new lap record around one of the world’s most famous and grueling racetracks, the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The car managed a time of 6:45.90, …

McCain: Trump's praise of North Korea's Kim Jong Un 'disturbing'

President Donald Trump’s comments praising North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are “very disturbing,” Sen. John McCain said Tuesday, because they undermine America’s moral authority around the world and pull the nation away from the principles that made it a superpower.<p>While Trump has sought to …

North Korea

After a Decade, Oregon's 40-Mile Hike is Finally Opening

The Pacific Northwest is famous for its rocky peaks, bright mineral lakes, and national parks, and with hiking season upon us, the states that make …

Lost Taiwanese Hiker Rescued From Himalayas 3 Days After Girlfriend Died

The couple had been missing for weeks after trekking in to the mountains in early March.<p>A Taiwanese hiker who got lost while trekking the Himalayas with his girlfriend was rescued by officials on Wednesday, three days after his partner had died.<p>Rescuers found Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, unconscious with …

Mountaineering

Tesla Semi: Elon Musk releases first teaser image of Tesla’s all-electric truck and it looks sick

After announcing a planned unveiling in September 2017 for Tesla Semi, Tesla’s all-electric semi truck, CEO Elon Musk released the first teaser image of the truck today.<p>Musk is currently giving a TED talk today about his projects and after releasing the concept for his new ‘Boring Company’, he …

Toyota's new concept for millennials has built-in camping hacks

Toyota thinks millennials need a car for "casualcore" outings. Behold the Toyota FT-4X Concept. This Toyota concept crossover is for Gen Y. It made its debut at the New York International Auto Show.<p>Some highlights:

Salt from icy roads is contaminating North America’s lakes

In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food — we’d acquired a taste for the mineral long before that — but for spreading on roads and sidewalks. Salt became a go-to method to de-ice frozen pavement.<p>During the past half-century, annual U.S. sales of road …

Ecology

Scientists Create Graphene-Based Sieve That Removes Salt From Seawater

It is estimated that over 660 million people in the world still do not have access to clean and safe drinking water — a number that is only expected …

Automakers have asked the new science-denying head of the EPA not to protect the environment

Automakers have officially submitted a letter asking the new head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, to abdicate his responsibility for protecting the environment by loosening the fuel efficiency standards they agreed upon with the Obama administration in …

On the road with the documentary crew trekking the longest trail in South America

A four-man documentary film crew from the US and Germany is currently trekking and filming the 3000 km Greater Patagonia Trail, a linked route that runs north-south down Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia.<p>If you’ve never heard of the trail, which is the longest one in South America, you’re not …

South America

Video: A Flood in Yosemite National Park

January has been a rough month for much of the American West. It has dumped untold inches of snow across many parts of the region, while areas of …

A Hammock for Your Car Gives You a Cheap Home If the Apocalypse Ever Comes

If society collapses at some point in the next four years—or even if you’re planning a low-budget road trip—this nifty Car Hammock turns your ride …

Motorhomes

Seniors: Get Your US National Parks Lifetime Pass Now Or Pay More Later

Imagine that you could buy a lifetime pass to the the airline club of your choice for less than the cost of a single visit. And that it not only …

Magical Bucket List Moments You Must Experience in South America

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Once a giant prehistoric lake, this 11,000-square-kilometre desert is now the planet’s largest salt flat. Take a …

Entry is Free to Canada's National Parks in 2017

01 of 06<p>Banff National Park<p>Canada's first national park is arguably also its most beautiful. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, …

National Parks

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

A Climbing Prodigy Just Set the Record for Free-Climbing Yosemite's Dawn Wall

Adam Ondra made the ascent in just eight days, sleeping in a portaledge all the way up the nearly 3,000 foot granite wall.<p>El Capitan, the nearly 3,000-foot-tall granite monolith rising out of Yosemite Valley, stands as the life-long goal and crowning achievement of any rock climber. The Dawn Wall …

Video: Stunning Footage of Climbers on Annapurna III

In terms of stunningly beautiful and incredibly scary climbing footage, it doesn't come much better than this video. In the clip we follow alpinist …

Mountaineering

Cozmo is what happens when AI meets mischievous child

I’ve reviewed a robot or two in my time. I’ve played with many more that I didn’t deem worthy of writing about. Cozmo is, as consumer robots go, easily the best I’ve seen. In fact, even before Anki released its new robot toy, we were smitten.<p>When unpacking Cozmo, it’s easy to be underwhelmed. The …

Google Pixel is showing off its camera with amazing pictures

<b>Update: The 4K video in this post has been removed on suspicion of it being fake.</b><p>With Google trying their hand at building a smartphone themselves, the stage is set for a new contender to join the battle.<p>The company has been touting their camera as the best anyone has ever put in a smartphone, …

Google Pixel

Is this the world's most beautiful cycle lane?

In a world where cities are increasingly looking for eco-friendly infrastructure solutions, Poland certainly seems to be on the right track.<p>A brand new glow-in-the-dark cycle lane, powered entirely by the sun, has just been unveiled near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of the country.<p>The …

College Tour Guides Share Tips on How to Take a College Tour

Learn from those who know.<p>It’s that time of year for high school seniors: college tour season. Want to know how to make the best use of a college …