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World Wonders

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

After 2,500 Years, The Paper Airplane Goes Digital

Now on Kickstarter, a simple kit turns any paper airplane into something that can be remotely flown using your smartphone.<p>If it seems like kids have been flinging paper airplanes at each other since the beginning of time, you’re not far off: paper airplanes actually predate the Wright Brothers …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

New Zealand

13 Healthy Recipes For A Mid-Holiday Detox

In case you want to hold off on the mashed potatoes, gravy, and pie for a week. (If not, that's cool too.)<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow us at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out our new shop, Provisions!

The first time Faith Durand made this soft, dense, lusciously buttery cake she ended up making it twice more, just for kicks. RECIPE - Cranberry Cake: http://thekitc.hn/IEtyOF

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Oldest ever human DNA found in Spain, raises new questions about evolution

<i>Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos.</i><p>A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the DNA comes from a femur bone and is believed to be around 400,000 years old. But while …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

What Your Favorite Pie Says About You

It's time you learned the truth.

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Jet contrail casts a shadow

Jet contrail shadows may appear to be cast by a low-altitude bright light shining upwards. In fact, this shadow is cast on clouds below the jet and …

Astronomy

Bauhaus Style Residence Enclosing a Delightful Garden: Villa Wiese in Berlin

Architect and builder <b>Volker Wiese</b> has realized his personal home design dream with a Bauhaus style residence with exterior HI-MACS® cladding that …

15 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

Don't care what anyone says. Pumpkin makes everything better.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow us at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52. And check out our new shop, Provisions.

Africa’s Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Japan wants to sell its super-fast levitating trains to the US

Former US politicians have visited Japan for a ride on a train that uses magnetic levitation to travel at 315 mph. As cities around the world consider the introduction of maglev trains, the Japanese government hopes the American group's experience of the journey — a test ahead of Japan's planned …

6 Buildings That Look Like Vaginas

Yesterday, Zaha Hadid released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup Stadium. Everyone freaked out because it looks like a vagina. What other architects have defied the phallic building norm?<p>Zaha Hadid sent shockwaves over the Internet yesterday when she released her design for Qatar’s new World Cup …

Associated Press News

McDonald's to spend $3B on new, remodeled Golden Arches

McDonald's Corp. said Thursday it plans to spend about $3 billion next year to open 1,500 to 1,600 new restaurants and remodel about 1,000 others.<p>As part of that expansion, it will add another window to speed up its drive-thru service.<p>The world's biggest hamburger chain, which recently has …

Associated Press News

Woman pulls a gun on TV journalist

TV reporter Claire Metz turned up on a doorstep to do what looked like a routine interview and ended up being held at gunpoint.<p>Metz, who works for WESH-TV in Orlando Florida, knocked on the door of Shauna Justice, a woman who had been suspended from her job as a police dispatcher after allegations …

Associated Press News

How Mars evolved over 5bn years - Nasa video animation

Spacecraft takes off from Cape Canaveral after decade of preparation briefly interrupted by the US govenment shutdown<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Maven, which will take 10 months to reach Mars, will study planet's upper atmosphere for reasons why it thinned and cooled<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Prototype rovers …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

US crushes 6 tons of illegal ivory to send message to poachers, traffickers

A massive stockpile of elephant ivory was crushed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday as part of an escalating push to stamp out illegal wildlife trafficking around the world.<p>The destruction of more than six tons of seized tusks and carvings at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National …