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Alpine climber finds 'India plane crash' jewels

<b>A French mountain climber high in the Alps has stumbled across a box of precious jewels thought to be debris from a plane crash decades ago.</b><p>The hoard of sapphires, emeralds and rubies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was found near Mont Blanc.<p>The metal case marked "Made in India" is believed …

Teach Your Kids About the Super Blue Blood Moon of Jan. 31 with These Activities

Early in the morning on Jan. 31, roughly half of Earth will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. As the moon moves through Earth's shadow, it will …

Inside the $350 million Emirates complex designed to fix the Airbus A380 superjumbo

Over the past three decades, Emirates has become a global aviation powerhouse. The airline, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, now operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus A380 s and Boeing 777s.<p>The tally includes 102 Airbus A380s, five times as many as the next largest operator of the …

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.<p>Youtube …

United’s Boeing 747s have flown into the sunset, here’s why ‘Jumbo’ fans are sad

On Nov. 7, United officially retired its fleet of Boeing 747s (the Boeing 747-400, to be exact), flying its last flight from San Francisco to …

Aviation

Qantas is going to connect Australia and Europe with a non-stop flight — and here's the Boeing jet that's going to do it

This weekend, Qantas will inaugurate a new route that will finally deliver non-stop scheduled flights between Australia and Europe.<p>The iconic Aussie airline will use its fleet of brand-new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for its new service between Perth, Western Australia, and London.<p>In October, Qantas …

Here's The Real Reason Cutting Onions Makes You Cry

And also how to stop it.<p>Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Cleopatra may have referred to "the tears that live in the onion". But why do onions actually …

The Secret VIP Airport Lounges You Don't Know About

Have you been to the lounge beyond the first class one?<p>Flying first class is a dream. Viewed as a reward for success or simply prudent points collecting, it's the zenith of commercial air travel. Or is it? What if we told you that there’s a realm between first class and private jet travel, and that …

SIA reports 8.6% fall in Q1 net profit

SINGAPORE: National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) reported a 8.6 per cent drop in net profit for the first quarter of the 2017-18 financial year …

Singapore Airlines

Threatened species: Why no one's flying first class anymore

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After 75 years on the job, American Airlines mechanic still showing up early to work

When Azriel “Al” Blackman got his first job at an airline, he was a 16-year-old high school graduate making $0.50 per hour as an apprentice in the …

Ryanair passenger films moment plane lands so violently he ‘feared landing gear would snap’

A Ryanair plane landed so violently that a passenger "feared the landing gear would snap".<p>The bumpy landing was filmed by a passenger travelling from …

McDonald's Just Found a Revolutionary Way of Dealing With Drunk Customers | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's bad enough if you work in a bar.<p>At least there, though, you expect one or two customers to imbibe more than is wise.<p>When you work at McDonald's, however, the inebriated can just wander in …

Strange Mammals That Stumped Darwin Finally Find a Home

It looked like many different animals and, at the same time, like no other animal at all.<p>From afar, you might think it was a large, humpless camel. Tall, stout legs ending in rhino feet carried a body weight potentially equal to that of a small car. Its neck stretched like a giraffe’s before giving …

Breaker's Yard Beckons for Airbus A380 If New Homes Aren't Found

Airbus SE’s A380 superjumbo faces the ignominy of being broken up for spare parts if second-hand operators for the oldest jets can’t be found in …

When your plane’s engine catches fire

My son and I were on a United Express passenger jet that caught fire and had to be evacuated yesterday afternoon on the runway at Denver airport. The plane’s left engine had caught fire around when we landed,with flames shooting out of it. The fire was large enough that the controllers in …

Technicalities: The Synthetic and the Real

I find myself — and I’m sure I’m not alone in this — consulting Google Maps before setting off by car even to places I know perfectly well how to …

Making air travel more comfortable for equine travelers

If you think modern air travel is rough on humans, here’s a tale of woe straight from the horse’s mouth. For several decades, international race and …

Pets

18+ hours – the new normal for extra long-haul flights

There seems to be a war amongst airlines to show whose is longer than the others – whether it is the longest flight by ‘great circle’ distance …

Boeing's Singapore Airlines Order Was Critical

Boeing and Airbus currently equally share presence in the Singapore Airlines fleet.<p>If Singapore Airlines would select Airbus, Boeing's share in the …

Sagano Bamboo Forest -- a most enchanting grove

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Japan's Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto, towering green stalks of the famously versatile plant sway in the wind, creaking eerily they collide and twist, leaves rustling.<p>The sun filters through the densely packed grove, projecting thin slashes of light onto the dozens of …

Japan

Are Mass Extinctions Periodic? If So, Are We Due For One?

65 million years ago, a massive asteroid, perhaps five to ten kilometers across, struck the Earth at speeds in excess of 20,000 miles per hour. In the aftermath of this catastrophic collision, the giant behemoths known as the dinosaurs, which had dominated the Earth’s surface for over 100 million …

Astronomy

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

9 Easy Ways to Make Your Android Phone Less Annoying

Smartphone frustrations can snowball and add real stress to your day. Here are nine quick and simple things you can do to make your life a bit easier.<p>…

The world's largest passenger plane may be about to get bigger

The world’s largest passenger jet is set to get even bigger as Airbus says it plans to extend the wing span of the A380.<p>The double-decker, four-engine aircraft currently boasts a tip-to-tip width of 262 feet but this could soon by grow by as much as 32 feet as the French manufacturer considers the …

The Simplest Shortbread You Can Bake

Most good cooks have a few go-to dishes they can whip up without a recipe, dependable things to make on autopilot that can be adapted to fit their hunger, the contents of their fridge, or the occasion at hand.<p>This truth doesn’t always extend to bakers, who are often at the mercy of a more …

Dessert

Can Moons Have Their Own Moons?

In the Solar System, we have the central Sun, a great many planets, asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, and moons. While most of the planets have moons, and some of the Kuiper belt objects and even asteroids have natural satellites that orbit them, there are no known “moons of moons” out there. It may …

Astronomy

99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The …