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Charon: The Mega-Moon With a Mountain in a Moat

Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, is almost as enigmatic as Pluto. As NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft helps unveil the underworldly moon, most of its features are turning out to be more puzzling than expected.<p>Early images showed an unexpectedly dark polar cap, which scientists think could be the result …

Astronomy

Wimbledon 2015 men's quarter-finals: What not to miss

<b>Day nine at Wimbledon 2015 is men's quarter-finals day - and the eight players in action boast 30 Grand Slam titles between them.</b><p>British number one Andy Murray plays Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who has already knocked out one Briton - James Ward - on Centre Court at 1300 BST.<p>Defending champion Novak …

Tennis

Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone

Swiss postal service says tests will run until the end of July although the widespread use of drones is not likely to kick in for another five years<p>Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen …

Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees

While traveling the world, Barry Cox fell in love with architecture, particularly the design and construction of churches. This fascination inspired him to design a cathedral of his own, except he decided to compose the house of worship entirely out of lush trees. To make this dream a reality, Cox …

Architecture

The 10 top international airlines, according to travelers

Top Airlines in the World was one of the big awards. To determine the winner, Travel + Leisure surveyed its readers and collected data on a host of parameters including cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service, value, food, and loyalty programs.<p>The long-running travel magazine also handed …

Qatar Airways

A House Built “Upside Down” To Maximize The Ocean Views

BergDesign Architecture have completed the Monroe Drive Residence, a home in Montauk, New York, that was built “upside down” to maximize the ocean …

Lufthansa's Cabin Crews Are Sick of the Airline's Endless Pilot Strikes

Deutsche Lufthansa AG executives sought to calm customer nerves frayed by a dozen pilot strikes while cautioning that walkouts may continue, as …

Bodies, luggage found in AirAsia search

Indonesian rescuers saw bodies and luggage off the coast of Borneo island on Tuesday and officials said they were “95 percent sure" debris spotted in …

Airplanes

Rapper Ludacris Proposes to Girlfriend on Private Plane

Ludacris is now officially a member of the mile high – proposal – club.<p>The rapper took popping the question to new heights when he proposed to …

13 unusual mobile homes and hideaways

Movable egg-shaped huts on a beach in South Korea were popular with readers this week, so we've collected together 13 strange and beautiful examples …