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An Otherworldly Watch

Whether it’s via the air, land, or sea, fantastic voyages have long inspired timepiece design and the modern Odyssey watch is no exception. The …

Watches

National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Winners: Best Photos 2016

Selected from thousands of entries, an underwater photo of sardine migration on the Wild Coast of South Africa has been selected as the grand-prize …

15+ crucial spots to see in Arizona

If when you think of Arizona, you imagine a desert, you’re only getting half of the picture. Yes, Arizona’s southern portion is dry and hot, the …

Donald Trump: TIME Person of the Year 2016

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular …

The Death Star would cost $7.8 octillion a day to run

The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie <i>Rogue One</i>. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6.2 octillion …

Humanity is cosmically special. Here’s how we know.

<i>Howard A. Smith is a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.</i><p>As we give thanks for our many obvious blessings, let’s reflect on a blessing that is less well known, a gift from modern astronomy: how we …

28 Pictures That Prove That Nothing Really Matters

It's freeing in a way.

Phil Collins, pop star and self-deprecating dad, on his new memoir

Phil Collins is arching an eyebrow on the cover of his new memoir, as if to let you know he's in on the joke. The book is called "Not Dead Yet" (Crown Archetype, $28), a rather wry declaration from one of pop music's most buoyant hitmakers, who's not exactly wizened at 65.<p>"Well, my health seems to …

Inside Disney's new 'Avatar' theme park

It’s official: Pandora - The World of Avatar will be coming to Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom next summer.<p>The immersive world, based on the highest grossing movie of all time, announced that it will unveil its floating mountains, lifelike greenery and revolutionary two new rides to the public …

Love it or Hate it, This Airline's Bikini Uniform is Earning Them Billions

If most 20-something guys could have their way, they'd probably have girls wearing nothing but bikinis. Well, that or lingerie (come on, we've all …

The most stunning photographs from David Attenborough's Planet Earth II

Nature

Fart Blamed for Causing a Fire During Surgery at a Tokyo Hospital

This surgery sounds like a total nightmare. According to a new Tokyo Medical University Hospital report, a patient’s fart during surgery apparently …

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

Paranormal

The story behind Fox's viral video of Pete Rose teaching hitting on set

Here’s a lesson for budding sports television directors and producers: Always keep the cameras rolling, even when your on-air talent is off the …

Giraffes come with breakfast at this Kenyan hotel - at no extra charge!

If you’re looking to step up your breakfast game, you better get booking flights to Kenya. Because nestled in the green suburb of Langata in Nairobi is a boutique hotel with some exceptionally nosy guests. Giraffe Manor is home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes and people staying there …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Find rhinos, lions and more African wildlife at Zimbabwe's national parks

Spot the Big Five — African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard and rhinoceros — on a game drive through a remote region of Zimbabwe. The eight-day trip includes walking safaris, hiking and a chance to track black or white rhinos.<p>The Adventure Life trip, called Hidden Zimbabwe, …

Ronald McDonald keeping a lower profile while 'creepy clown' sighting on the rise

Fast food giant McDonald's says its iconic clown mascot Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile with reports of "creepy clown" sightings on the rise.<p>McDonald's said on Tuesday that it is being "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events" as a result of the …

Stephen King

Where to Travel in November, According to Experts

With the holidays on the horizon, most travelers (understandably) hoard their vacation days for December. But savvy jet-setters know the best time to …

Yes, Your Dog Can Understand Exactly What You're Saying

Science proves there's a lot of meaning behind "good dog."<p>If you've ever had a dog, chances are you have been convinced that Fido can speak English. After all, if you say "treat" or "squirrel" in practically another room, your dog will either zoom to your side to beg for food, or head to the …

The Brain