Maren Aikey

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Luis Suarez tells FIFA he did not bite opponent: 'I lost my balance'

Uruguay plays Colombia in the round of 16 Saturday, but <i>Los Charrúas</i> will be without star striker Luis Suarez.<p>Suarez received a nine-match international ban and four month ban from all competitions from FIFA after appearing to bite an Italian opponent in Uruguay’s 1-0 win. Suarez has previously been …

Why Is Everything Spherical?

Have you ever noticed that everything in space is a sphere? The Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets and their moons… all spheres. Except …

The World's 10 Best Castles

Formidable stone bulwarks and soaring medieval keeps, romantic palaces and regal mansion homes that ooze with opulence from every nook and cranny; the castles of the world are so varied in their appearance and character that finding the best ones can be a daunting task for any traveler. Amidst the …

5 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford

Yes, you CAN afford to visit Machu Picchu! Try going with an affordable group tour by G Adventures. <i>(Photo courtesy of Luq1/Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.)</i><p>Think dream trips like Europe and Hawaii are totally out of reach? You'd be surprised how many affordable packages are …

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Passengers Likely Suffocated, Australia Says

By Lincoln Feast<p>SYDNEY, June 26 (Reuters) - The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said.<p>In a 55-page report, the Australian …

Every American Killed by Lightning So Far in 2014 Has Been Male

Sometimes Mother Nature can be so sexist.<p>A fisherman knee-deep in a lake, a man lying against a tree, a roofer working atop a car dealership—these are just some of those who were killed by lightning in 2014, a year that so far has seen a 100 percent-male ratio for fatal U.S. strikes.<p>Seven American …

The King's Speech: did you notice how weird it is? – film on TV recap

"Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty" – King George<p>September 1939. Europe stands on the precipice of the most awful war the world has ever known. By the time it ends, 60 million people will have been killed. The people of Britain are fearful of the dark shadow crawling across the continent …