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San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Southern California's section of the San Andreas fault is "locked, loaded and ready to roll," a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.<p>The San Andreas fault is one of California's most dangerous, and is the state's longest fault. Yet for …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

How to fly like a pro

Traveling to far away places is exciting, but getting there is often anything but exciting.<p>Even for the most seasoned of travelers, long haul flights can be tough. Luckily there are some small things you can do to make a long flight seem a little less long.<p>Take a look at the infographic below to …

The First Aerodrome in Paris -- Where Hot-Air Balloons Came to Land -- Is Now a Hotel

When Paris had an airfield where such flying apparatus were in fashion and in frequent use, the landing field where the montgolfiᅢᄄres used to touch down was this vast expanse of grass inside the city perimeter, where the 16th arrondissement is now located.<p><i>Montgolfiᅢᄄres</i> -- that is how the hot-air …

Private Club

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

Judiciary

Here's Demi Lovato Totally Naked (We're Talking No Makeup and No Photoshop Too)

Stunning.<p>In November's <i>Vanity Fair,</i> Demi Lovato poses in a series of gorgeous, provocative photos shot by famous photographer Patrick Ecclesine. She had three requests for the shoot: No clothes, no makeup, and absolutely no retouching of any kind. The results? Breathtaking.<p>In the video below, Demi …

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Let me say something I’m not supposed to say: I’m embarrassed by my new book.<p>This is true even though it’s a true labor of love, written and …

Spirituality

14 Easy and Hilarious Taylor Swift Halloween Costumes Based on Her Lyrics

Taylor Swift fans are swimming in awesome Halloween costume ideas this year. From her reignited feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to her new "Look What You Made Me Do" music video, Taylor's life (and love of Fall) is something that everyone can channel one night of the year. But what about …

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life …

Costa Rica

Are £99 flights to Canada the start of a budget transatlantic revolution?

Across Europe there are some 22 budget airlines, almost exclusively operating within the confines of the continent, save a handful that fly east towards Asia, or south towards Africa. Only two fly west, across the Atlantic, to America.<p>But this looks set to change as the aviation industry …

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

Blood Moon in pictures: Total 'supermoon' lunar eclipse seen around the world

20 breathtaking photos of palaces in India

Each is magnificent in its own way — whether it's the bright colors, archways and domes, or beautiful gardens.<p>Many of the palaces are still the official residences of royal families, while others have been turned into luxury hotels.<p>From the famous Mysore Palace to the floating Jal Mahal, here are …

Rome scooter drivers share rides through app

Scooterino matches drivers with people wanting to hitch a ride, helping locals avoid public transport and giving tourists another way to see the sights<p>Waiting for a bus in Rome can sometimes feel like being stuck in a Samuel Beckett play, as a stream of scooters whizzes through each scene.<p>Now a …

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Neymar confirms Manchester United summer transfer talks

Barcelona forward admits there were preliminary negotiations while his compatriot Alexandre Pato reveals late bid from Louis van Gaal's side<p>Neymar, the Barcelona forward and Brazil captain, has told <i>ESPN Brasil</i> that last summer's rumours of a move to Manchester United from Camp Nou amounted to more …

10 awe-inspiring B.C. hikes to do before you die

Hikers in the Vancouver area are spoiled for choice.<p>From Black Tusk and the Stawamus Chief to the Howe Sound Crest Trail and Elk Mountain, the …

Top ten facts about Buddhism

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction<p><i>Very Short Introductions</i> (VSI) series combines a small format with authoritative analysis and big ideas for …

Bloody photos show the day 300 troops were sent to guard 9 black school children 60 years ago

Sixty years ago, on September 25, 1957, The United States Army deployed 300 troops to guard nine black children who attempted to enter the racially segregated Little Rock Central High School.<p>The road to desegregation of America's school system was often paved in blood, as communities grappled with …

Black History

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There will be a very rare astronomical event this weekend

The moon will turn red, which is normal for a lunar eclipse, but this rare event will be bigger and brighter than those of the past few decades. That's because the lunar eclipse will coincide with a supermoon.<p>NASA made a great video explanation for what makes this astronomical event, which labeled …

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

Linguistics

Taking On The Wine Tasting Challenge

Learn about wine with a structured wine tasting that you can do on your own. The tasting is designed to be accompanied by the book: <i>Wine Folly: The</i> …

Wine

6 Ways to Make Piccata

Want dinner fast? Try piccata. The Italian dish of thinly sliced, pounded meat, dredged in flour, browned in butter and topped with a lemony, white …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down …

Italy

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

9 things I learned by falling in love with a Spaniard

1. Getting used to serious PDA.<p>I was used to hearing “Ew, get a room,” every time a boyfriend kissed me in public. It came as a shock to me when my …

Why rationalists don't get Hinduism philosophy

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Its implications constitute the bulk of traditional interpretations that are quite detailed and extensive.<p>LIFE<p>| …