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New app tells you what's outside the plane window

Have you ever wondered from your window seat at 35,000 feet exactly which town or city, lake or river, hill or mountain, you are gazing at down below?<p>Of course you have. Well, now there’s an app that will help air passengers identify and explore the distinguishing features on the ground as they fly …

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Linguistics

Nevada power plant first in world with solar-geothermal mix

STILLWATER, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor, the premier of Italy and the director of the U.S. Energy Department's renewable energy labs on Tuesday …

7 Best Sandwiches to Pack for a Spring Picnic

Fill your picnic basket like a pro.<p>Sandwiches are the centerpiece of a picnic spread, and when it comes to packing tasty ones that will go the …

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Travel

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

Find your favorite bling: Engagement ring 101

Before the planning begins, first things first: the ring! And while there's no wrong choice when it comes to engagement rings, learning the language …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …