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Gonzo Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo Girl Friday

Taking on the job of wrangling the author of Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas taught Cheryl Della Pietra a lot, starting with the fact that most of the …

Ancient Sea Monster Unearthed In Alaska Mountains

The remote snow-covered Talkeetna Mountains in Alaska probably do not evoke thoughts of a diverse ocean ecosystem. But the rocks that make up this region have clued paleontologists into the existence of a 70 million year old Cretaceous seaway that contained Alaska’s first ever elasmosaur. …

First glimpse inside the Siberian cave that holds the key to man's origins

New revelations expected as Novosibirsk experts share latest ancient finds with world's leading specialists.

Anthropology

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

Not including the famous one from 'The Seven Year Itch.'<p>Marilyn Monroe was no stranger to taking photos, but most people never saw her in private. Today, we decided to offer a visual treat, rounding up some photos that aren't as well known. Scroll through for shots of the siren relaxing at home, …

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

Background Check Error Enabled Dylann Roof to Buy Gun

Dylann Roof, who allegedly shot and killed nine people last month in a Charleston, S.C. church, was able to buy his gun due to an error in the …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

40 great quotes about marriage

A wall in Bolivia is covered in thousands of dinosaur footprints, and it's becoming a major tourist attraction

Cal Orcko, located 3 miles south of downtown Sucre in Bolivia, is home to the world's largest and most diverse collection of dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period.<p>Discovered on the grounds of the local cement company Fancesa in 1985, the cliff was closed off to tourists after mining …

Some Guy in Adelaide Showed Me Evidence of Time Travel on His Ancient Computer

He told me about a Windows 95 CD-Rom disk that he can prove was taken back and somehow booted up in ancient Egypt.<p>I've always wanted to time travel. There's something in Kodachrome film that assures me life was better in the past—that it was warmer, the colours brighter, and the hairstyles prouder. …

Places where nature has won

20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.<p>From the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, to Africa's Namib Sand Sea, the world's only coastal desert, here are 20 …

National Parks

Does Being an Only Child Actually Mess You Up?

I asked a pair of experts if people with no siblings were really more confident, selfish, and self-absorbed.<p>You've probably heard a version of what's sometimes called "Only Child Syndrome": Supposedly, people without siblings get so much attention from their parents when they're kids that they turn …

Predominately black church in North Carolina set aflame by arsonist

An overnight fire set at a predominately black church in Charlotte, North Carolina was ignited by an arsonist, officials says. Police are …

Someone in France accidentally ate a fluorescent lamb with jellyfish DNA

National research institute says genetically modified lamb was sold to a slaughterhouse last year<p>A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish DNA was sold for consumption in France, according to a report today from French newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>. The lamb, named "Ruby," was part of a "Green …

These brutally honest travel tips will keep you from embarrassing yourself in 15 different countries

It's one thing to look like a goofy tourist while traveling — but offending the locals is even worse.<p>With that in mind, Reddit users have spent the last 24 hours answering the following question: "What should tourists NEVER do in your country?"<p>Like a similar Quora thread from a few months ago, the …

Northern Ireland

Boy arrested on suspicion of burning down a 200-year-old church

The 17-year-old was detained by detectives investigating the devastating arson attack on All Saints Church<p>A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of an arson attack on a historic church, police said.<p>Fire crews battled the blaze at the 19th century All Saints Church in Fleet, Hampshire, for …

Crime

KFC Finally Comes Clean About That Fried Rat

They have the DNA testing to prove it.<p>After Devorise Dixon posted photos to Facebook of what he claimed was a piece of fried rat he was served in a KFC three-piece chicken tender meal, KFC launched a full investigation to refute his claims. According to the <i>L.A. Times</i>, the results of said …

'Evil Twin' Ovarian Tumor Found In Skeleton From 16th Century Peru

In an historic cemetery of the Chapel of the Divino Niño Serranito de Eten on the north coast of Peru, bioarchaeologists have discovered nearly 500 burials dating to the Colonial Period. One skeleton in particular, that of a teenage girl, stood out because of the dozens of extra bones and teeth …

Audrey Hepburn's Son Didn't Realize His Mother Was a Movie Star

Luca Dotti, the son of the late actress Audrey Hepburn, has opened up about life with one of the world’s most famous women.<p>In his new book, <i>Audrey at</i> …

Donald Trump: Unlike me, Hillary Clinton isn’t rich enough to be incorruptible

He would make lucrative backroom deals with ExxonMobile out of principle instead of for personal gain<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>June 18, 2015 12:21pm (UTC)<p>On "Hannity" Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed exactly how his campaign would differ from that of presumptive …

Donald Trump

Miley Cyrus: We Will Make an AIDS-Free World a Reality

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Walter White Will Return to Albuquerque on Better Call Saul

At least if showrunner Vince Gilligan has his way.<p><i>Better Call Saul</i> takes place in the <i>Breaking Bad</i> universe, but so far, only a few major characters have made the jump to the prequel*. But a return of Walter White is far from impossible, according to the shows' creator. In an interview with the <i>New</i> …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Christianity

Daughter Faked Disabilities For Years Before Allegedly Killing Mother

A woman accused of recruiting her boyfriend to murder her mother had apparently pretended for years that she had a disability that forced her to use a wheelchair.<p>The lie is the latest twist in the stabbing death of Clauddinnea "Dee Dee" Blancharde, 48, who was found Sunday in her Springfield, …

Want to Be an Ally in the Fight Against Racism? Two Teens Show How It's Done

Every American has a moral responsibility to fight racism and injustice. What happened at a pool party in the Craig Ranch North community in McKinney, Texas, this week was but one more example that that fight is by no means over. If there is one heartening thing we can take from that afternoon's …

Civil Rights

Ancient DNA reveals how Europeans developed light skin and lactose tolerance

Food intolerance is often dismissed as a modern invention and a “first-world problem”. However, a study analysing the genomes of 101 Bronze-Age …