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EasyJet plane struck by lightning

Flight EZY6025 was carrying 154 passengers on the way to Barcelona but had to land at Reus Airport, in Spain, instead.<p>The lightning struck during the plane’s descent. Passengers described the incident as terrifying.<p>Izzy Ferris told the Bristol Evening Post, "This storm came out of nowhere. We were …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

Knowing your blood types can be a matter of life and death. So you might think that scientists had a clear idea of why we have them in the first place. I’ve written a feature for Mosaic, a new online magazine about medicine, in which I try to get the answer. It proves a lot harder than I expected. …

Map: No-Fly Zones and Restricted Airspaces

Israel and eastern Ukraine join the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's list of places with flight prohibitions.<p>The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has been declaring a lot of no-fly zones lately.<p>On Wednesday, the FAA extended a ban on U.S. airlines flying to and from Israel's Ben Gurion …

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I Heart My City: Igor’s Venice

Venice native <b>Igor Scomparin</b> led tours all over Europe with Globus for a decade before returning home to be a “local host” for Monograms. Now, this tourism industry veteran’s mission is to show the real, authentic Venice to travelers who come to visit his homeland. Here’s a look at the “city of …