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16 Incredible Underwater Places Around the World

Some of the coolest places on the planet happen to be covered in water, but trust us: they are well worth the dive. Here are 16 of the best underwater sites around the world, including museums, hotels, shipwrecks, and even a fully functioning post office. This gallery was originally posted in 2014. …

Fashion Photographer Aims to Shatter Stereotypes About Body Image With New Book (NSFW)

Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.<p>"Even though the …

How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014

A show for kids that aired its final season entirely online may not only be the most subversive television event of the year, but it could have the power to change children’s TV forever. Yes, really.<p>Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series <i>The Legend of Korra</i>, bringing …

A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker

Shannon Johnson, a researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, found that when she talked to youngsters about sea snails, she communicated a little more effectively if she skipped the technical description and called them "punk-rock snails."<p>"Their entire shells are covered in …

Justin Timberlake Surprises Fans with an Appearance by Garth Brooks at His Show

Justin Timberlake fans got a touch of twang at his concert on Friday.<p>The singer surprised the crowd with an appearance by Garth Brooks at the …

The year’s 10 ugliest new cars

Slide 1 of 12<p>CarInsurance.com ranked the top 10 ugliest new cars of 2014. The online outfit enlisted 2,000 people to vote, and rank them from one to …

Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business

At a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the Overseas Press Club and Control Risks (the latter a global risk consultancy), the speakers seemed skeptical of the idea that Saudi Arabia was refusing to prop up oil prices because it wanted to force American producers out of the market. (US shale …

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NYPD officer suspended after new video shows brutality

A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday.<p>The posting of the footage follows weeks of protests across the country over recent cases …

The most pointless film sequels of 2014

Film,Culture,Raging Bull,The Amazing Spider-Man 2,Dolphin Tale 2,The Guardian,Features<p>Not every great film needs a remake, as bad sequels like Dolphin Tale prove. Here are this year’s worst offenders <b>Plus</b>, the pop culture backlashes of the year

Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Travel<p>Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson …