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Check Out Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever

The plane employs 17,248 solar cells to harness the sun's energy. As the sun sets, the plane switches over to the energy stored in its batteries. Solar Impulse can, in theory, perpetually stay aloft for as long as a pilot wants to fly.<p>This is a project dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss who …

Solar Impulse

Colbert to succeed Letterman as host of 'The Late Show'

Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," CBS announced Thursday, one week after Letterman told his audience that he would retire sometime in 2015.<p>CBS said Colbert had signed a five-year contract to helm the iconic late-night broadcast.<p>Colbert, 49, has been the host …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America's Anchors

They faked it until they made it. Now they may truly be the most trusted names in news<p>I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little …

Comedy

High-earners are three times more likely to be victims of identity fraud

If you live in North America or Europe and are paid over $85,000 a year, you are three times more likely to be defrauded than those who earn less, according to Trustev, an online anti-fraud company. A salary of $85,000 is hardly enough to qualify someone as rich in those countries, but in the …

Identity Theft

How airlines rank based on passenger complaints

Spirit Airlines generated the most complaints per 100,000 passengers and Southwest Airlines the least, according to a study released Thursday.<p>The study, by the CalPIRG Education Fund, analyzed complaint data for 13 large domestic airlines lodged with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Aviation …

Flying

Putin Accuses U.S. Of 'Peeping'

"It's a bit strange," said Putin, according to Russia Today. "It's strange, at any rate, as it's bad to read other people's letters. It wasn't addressed to them, but the consumers of gas in Europe.<p>Putin then made what seemed to be a thinly-veiled reference to the NSA surveillance programs that were …

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13 Great Food Moments on The Colbert Report

Comedian <b>Stephen Colbert</b> is officially moving to late-night television and <b>will replace David Letterman</b> on <i>The Late Show</i>, reports NPR, starting in 2015. Since the inception of his Emmy award-winning Comedy Central show <i>The Colbert Report</i>, Colbert has covered a wide breadth of food topics, from …

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Hop on over

I’m a little bit excited to try out the new edition to the LINDT family!<p>Welcome the new addition to the LINDT Gold Bunny family this Easter. …

Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Action Movies

Coupling and Uncoupling: See The Week's Most Provocative Stories on PEOPLE.com

Relationship milestones, both happy and sad, got PEOPLE.com readers talking this week.<p>Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris …

Kim Kardashian

Hispanic caucus pushes W.H.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is formally recommending that the Obama administration shield from deportation undocumented immigrants who would qualify for legalization under the Senate’s comprehensive reform bill.<p>That was the primary prescription from the group laid out in a six-page …

The First Amendment Doesn’t Protect the Right to Buy the American Government

The Supreme Court ruled in McCutcheon that a cap on campaign donations violates freedom of speech. This is a dangerous misunderstanding of the First …

A Third Of School-Age Kids May Have Risky Cholesterol Levels

Of all the things parents worry about when it comes to their children's health, high cholesterol probably isn't very high on the list.<p>But roughly 1 in 3 primary school kids may already have borderline-high or high cholesterol, according to a large study to be presented this week at a meeting of the …

Turkey No Longer Has The Most Jailed Journalists In The World

There is some good news for press freedom in Turkey.<p>The Committee to Protect Journalists reported Thursday that Turkish courts freed eight journalists from prison over the course of two days. The organization noted,<p>Turkey has been the leading jailer of journalists for the past two years, according …

Rare Alaska wolf may get Endangered Species Act protection

Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and trapping in its old-growth habitat.<p>Populations of the …

Wildlife

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Maudy, 3 – Kalulushi, Zambia<p>Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their …

Costa Rica

The Last 30 Years, As Told By Newspapers

What would history look like if told by newspapers? What does it look like to scroll through 30 years of history on one page?<p>To glance at the past from a new perspective--one told by the media-- we took one newspaper page from each year for the last 30 years. The newspapers we chose do not reflect …