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The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you probably think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “Kiss Me I’m Irish,” and everybody talking about …

Stardust Trapped Deep Within The Ocean Has Revealed a 2.6-Million-Year-Old Mystery

The debris of a cosmic explosion.<p>A little under 3 million years ago, a massive star exploded in our galaxy about 300 light-years away. This supernova …

Earth Science

Virgin Galactic makes one small step toward commercial spaceflight

Space flight company Virgin Galactic has moved a step closer to taking paying customers out of this world after getting official approval for its spaceplane.<p>America’s Federal Aviation Authority has granted the company an operators licence for the SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, which Virgin says will …

How Antoni van Leeuwenhoek discovered bacteria in the 1670s

Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 384th birthday of Dutch tradesman Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the first human to observe microbes. You can see his fascinating story in our video above, recounted by Ed Yong, author of <i>I Contain Multitudes</i><i>: The Microbes Within us and a Grander View of …

Microbiology

After he beat rape charges abroad, an American could land in jail again over an expired visa

For five years, Scott McMahon languished in an overcrowded jail in the Philippines, awaiting trial for a crime he swore he did not commit.<p>This month, a court in Manila agreed with him, acquitting the Seattle man of two rape charges. The court also questioned the credibility of the accuser, citing …

McMahon

Tonight's Perseid Meteor Shower Is Primed to Be Spectacular

Twice as many meteors than normal are expected during the nocturnal barrage.<p>Folks who want to catch a magnificent sky show tonight should head somewhere without light pollution between midnight and dawn, as this year’s Perseid meteor shower is expected to be thick and furious. (Conversely, people …

Rio 2016: Kenya sends coach home after posing as athlete for dope test

The East African nation boasts some of the world's best middle and long-distance runners, but more than 40 of its competitors have failed drug tests …

Doping

Gabby Douglas Wins Gold Medal For The U.S., Still Not 'Patriotic' Enough

After leaving the women's all-around event with a gold medal on Tuesday, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas faced controversy for not placing her hand …

John Mayer enlightens us on his lengthy night-time skincare routine

John Mayer's beauty routine is a wonderland.<p>On Wednesday night, the singer showed fans another side of himself by posting an unexpected tutorial …

Skin Care

Off the Grid: A Couple Spends 24 Years Building a Floating Island Home in Canada | Colossal

<p>Twenty-five years ago artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams made the realization they would never have enough income to afford real estate so they …

Vancouver Island

Controversial Photos Inside The Homes Of Russia's Ultrarich Show The Country's Problem With Wealth Inequality

Photo © by Lilia Li-Mi-Yan<p>Russia has greater economic disparity than any other major global power. In 2014, Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report said …

Michael Phelps Reveals Which Country Artist He Listens to Before His Races

His pre-race playlist features a mix of motivational tunes from Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, and more.<p>Besides cupping, countless hours working out in …

Hillary Clinton Says Trump Policies Would Cost Nearly 3.4 Million Jobs. Is She Right?

If you hear Hillary Clinton tell it, even hardcore Republicans think Donald Trump’s economic plan would be a disaster.<p>During a speech on the economy …

Economy

Trump said he gave his staff child care, but the programs were actually for his hotel guests

Donald Trump is really testing the limits of irony with this one.<p>On the campaign trail in Iowa a few months ago, Trump boasted that he provided on-site child care for his employees. But according to Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey at the Associated Press, this appears to be flatly untrue — Trump …

Donald Trump

The filthy Disney spoof Sausage Party actually has something to say

It would be easy and accurate to describe <i>Sausage Party</i> as a parody of contemporary family-friendly animation, particularly of the Pixar-produced …

Animation

Stars Above: Get ready to watch a spectacular meteor shower tonight

When it comes to backyard stargazing, August nights offer some of the best opportunities in the entire year to see amazing celestial wonders. And …

Donald Trump Accidentally Bans Himself From America

NEW YORK: Goodyear Satire Co.--<p>Donald Trump's latest proposal to stop immigration from "any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" means the Presidential candidate himself would be banned from America. The United States is a country with a long and difficult history of terrorist acts.<p>"I'm …

5 Ways To Make Yourself Go To Bed Earlier

If you’re anything like me, you “go to bed at 11,” but between catching up on my favorite shows and checking email and social media one last time, …

5 reasons you aren't building wealth

Nice. You're on your way. But your journey might be longer — or harder — than it has to be.<p>Because while smart steps like these will help you eventually reach your goals, there's a good chance it'll take longer than if you applied a little more strategy.<p>Want to travel a less painful path toward …

Retirement

Manuel becomes 1st African American woman to win swim gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement.<p>With her victory in the 100-meter freestyle, she became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.<p>The 20-year-old Manuel upset world-record …

Olympics

Couple's Astounding Weight Loss Transformation Sees Them Lose Collective 3ft From Their Waistlines

'Our family life, and our love life, has improved no end.'<p>A couple have shed a combined 15 stone and 3ft from their waistlines, after one of them was …

Before Phelps, this American brought home 24 gold medals

The man who won 24 Olympic gold medals for the United States isn't Michael Phelps or Mark Spitz or even Jesse Owens. In fact, he didn’t compete in any Olympic sport. Yet he swung America’s attention to the importance of the Olympic Games as no other American had ever done -- and turned Olympic gold …

Lawsuit: Trump Camp Failed to Act After Staffer Pulled Gun

Viral video shows President Obama's daughter Malia smoking pot, internet rushes to her rescue

Viral video shows President Obama's daughter Malia smoking pot, internet rushes to her rescue<p>The internet is in a meltdown mode over a video that …

Malia Obama

Jones Says Sasha Obama Is Spending the Summer Volunteering for ISIS

By Marina Troy<p>After years of spreading rumors about President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, right-wing conspiracy theorists seemed to …

Meet the happiest animal on Earth

There is no doubt quokkas are the world's cutest and happiest animal.<p>So here are some facts about your new best friend:<p>The marsupials are about the size of a cat and are primarily found on Rottnest Island near Perth, Australia.<p>Quokkas are nocturnal and like to live in tall grasses, but they aren't …

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