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United Air fined $2.75 million over treatment of disabled, tarmac delays | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Airlines was fined $2.75 million by the U.S. Transportation Department for violating rules governing tarmac delays and the assistance of passengers with disabilities, the agency said on Thursday.<p>A passenger looks at a United Airlines airplane, at a gate at Liberty …

To find aliens, we need to build a giant space parasol

Could the light from stars be hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life? A giant “Starshade” could soon reveal answers.<p>Alien hunting isn’t just tabloid fodder anymore. Over the last few years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets outside the Solar System, suggesting that the galaxy is …

Watch America’s Pricey New Stealth Fighter Fire Its Gun In Midair

Joint Strike Fighter can finally fight<p>For between $98 million and $108 million each, it’s possible for America to still make a fighter jet with a gun that works. The Air Force’s F-35A, the cheapest version of America’s newest and priciest stealth fighter, successfully fired its 25mm gatling gun in …

Military

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released the results of its annual Readers' Choice Awards.<p>This year, more than 128,000 travelers submitted millions of ratings and thousands of comments that the magazine's editors used to create lists of favorite cities, hotels, and resorts.<p>One of these lists declares …

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

National Geographic Travel

7 Potato Side Dishes to Make Thanksgiving Infinitely Better

To me potatoes are their very own food group. I would definitely eat them at every meal (topped with loads of cheese, of course) if I could still fit into my skinny jeans! Check out some of my favorite, and unique, ways to incorporate potatoes into a meal.<p><b>1. Slow-Cooker Potatoes Au Gratin</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …