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‘Godfather III’ Almost Starred Sylvester Stallone And John Travolta, With Stallone Directing

The year is 1983. Sylvester Stallone is coming off a pretty remarkable string of hits, writing and starring in the first three <i>Rocky</i> movies, in addition to appearing in the first movie in the Rambo franchise, <i>First Blood</i>. John Travolta, on the other hand, is coming off of two difficult years. A …

10 Winning Shots from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After receiving nearly 18,000 photo submissions, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine has selected the winning shots for this year’s Traveler Photo …

Costa Rica

Jimmy Page on 'Coda,' Led Zep's Indian Sojourn and His Next Big Project

With an expansive reissue of the 1982 LP in the rearview mirror, the guitarist opens up to David Fricke<p>It is, Jimmy Page declares proudly, "the …

Go underground with the workers who dig NYC's subterranean tunnels

Since 1872, Union 147— or the Sandhogs, as they're popularly known — has worked underground to excavate and construct most subterranean infrastructure projects for the city, clearing and blasting million-year old bedrock and creating tunnels for various uses.<p>Beginning with the foundations for the …

New York City

Home-Cooked Meals, Comfy Chairs and Netflix on Mars? It Could Happen

There is no Ikea on Mars. There are no takeout joints or Internet cafes either. Getting to the Red Planet might be half the battle, but staying happy and comfortable there is also a serious challenge.<p>Earlier this week, NASA announced it was offering $5,000 for the best ideas on how to improve …

Game of Thrones

How to Watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Including Free Pay-Per-View

Here's everything you need to know about watching Saturday night's historic boxing match of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.<p>Only a few hundred …

Boxing

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Global Warming

Bikram yoga founder denies sexual assault allegations in exclusive interview

<b>(CNN) —</b> For five decades, Bikram Choudhury built an empire.<p>The signature "hot yoga" bearing his name drew throngs of devotees, spawning studios teaching the practice all over the world. He became a spiritual leader and celebrity icon with a long list of famous followers and friends.<p>But now, the …

Yoga

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6 awesome comic books you must read before the movies hit theaters

Having to do your background reading just to go and watch a movie sounds a whole lot like schoolwork, but thankfully when it comes to the world of comic books things ain’t so bad!<p>With theaters set to play host to a gorgeous buffet of superhero flicks over the next year, Cult of Mac took it upon …

Rosetta Spacecraft Suggests Asteroids, Not Comets, Birthed Earth's Oceans

Ice on comet 67P displays chemistry unlike seawater, the spacecraft circling overhead reveals.<p>Asteroids, not comets, likely delivered Earth's ancient oceans from space, concludes a Wednesday study from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit around a comet that is a frozen relic from the dawn of the …

7 People Who Totally Failed at IKEA

Thanks to this social media trend, you now have a place to commiserate.<p>We love IKEA. As far as affordable, clean-lined furniture (and Swedish meatballs) go, it's just the tops. But, as many a quibbling husband and wife can report, if you're not paying attention, putting the pieces together can be …

Who owns the moon?

As states are not allowed to claim sovereign rights in outer space, land ownership on the moon and planets will in all likelihood be outlawed<p>Whether you're into mining, energy or tourism, there are lots of reasons to explore space. Some "pioneers" even believe humanity's survival depends on …

Quiz: match the whistleblower to the film of their story

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden features in director Laura Poitras' CitizenFour. Can you match these whistleblowers to their film characters?<p>• CitizenFour premieres at the BFI London Film Festival on 17 October when it will be broadcast to more than 50 UK cinemas<p>Which film featured this real-life …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

Ebola Q and A: Here's what you need to know

The Ebola news keeps pouring in.<p>Two nurses who treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States are in isolation.<p>A nursing assistant in Spain who contracted the disease has been declared free of the virus.<p>Health officials have cleared many of the people who came in contact with …

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?

You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.<p>This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be the motto of all professional communicators, and especially those who earn a living communicating the tricky business of science.<p>Scientists such as Brian Cox and …

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

8 Of The Dirtiest Places In Your Bathroom

Spend extra time cleaning these germy spots.<p><b>1. Toothbrush holder.</b> Deemed the third dirtiest place in your entire home in a study by NSF, your toothbrush holder is filled with germs. Not only do germs from your toothbrush cling to the holder, but also, because it's usually left out on the counter, …

Washing Machines

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

Stop Yourself Before Making These (Permanent!) Renovation Mistakes

No take-backs! Once you've finished these DIY projects, you can't change your mind—so make sure you love the look. Forever.<p>Most DIYs aren't forever. Paint the walls purple and change your mind? No problem—with a few coats of primer, you can change them back. But with some projects, there's no going …

Home Improvement

Dennis Stock: the photographer who made America cool

Here are Dennis Stock's best images of American life in the time of Woodstock, from stage invasions to Planet of the Apes fanatics, Louis Armstrong gearing up for a gig and an unknown James Dean in Times Square. The images are from American Cool, a new anthology of Stock's career

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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