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The Town Chernobyl Built

Photographer’s Journal: John Wendle documents a thriving commuter town on the outskirts of this atomic city | On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, a look at Slavutych, the nuclear plant’s company town<p>Thirty years ago, a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, destroying the …

Chernobyl

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

World Records

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Google makes Nik photo-editing tools free to download

When Google snapped up Nik Software, it acquired not just Snapseed, but also the company's photo-editing plug-ins for Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Now, the company is making those plug-ins completely free to download. The Nik Collection, a suite of seven editing tools that used to cost $150, can …

Mobile Photography

How drug laws aimed at pregnant women penalize their children

Shortly after Cassie Duran’s son was born, he began to suffer from symptoms of drug withdrawal. The newborn’s tiny body shook and shivered — and he often cried inconsolably. She blamed herself: Duran had taken methadone during pregnancy.<p>"I felt so bad," the Boston native says, "I was like ‘I can’t …

Canada Says It Has Met Its Goal Of Resettling 25,000 Syrian Refugees

Less than four months after it started accepting Syrian refugees, Canada says it has reached its goal of bringing in 25,000 people who have fled the raging civil war.<p>The initiative was a campaign promise by newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He personally welcomed the first group of …

Defence minister deploys warships in Sea of Japan and Patriot interceptors on land, saying missile will be destroyed if it threatens Japanese territory<p>Japan has threatened to shoot down any North Korean missile that threatens its territory and has deployed ballistic missile defence units in …

North Korea

House Panel Accuses Officials of Covering Up Flint Water Crisis

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's water office told lawmakers Wednesday that Michigan authorities broke federal rules requiring them to add anti-corrosive materials to drinking water pumped into Flint homes, triggering a lead-poisoning crisis.<p>But critics also accused the EPA of …

Obama Tells Muslims: We Are 'One American Family'

President Barack Obama visited a Maryland mosque on Wednesday to deliver a simple message at a complex time. “We are one American family,” President …

Amazing Free Things You Can Score at Luxury Hotels

The best things in life are free—particularly if they're coming from some of the world’s ritziest hotels.<p>Even if you've already shelled out top …

Hospitality

Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

Women in Science

The Latest: Eli Manning outshone many ads on social media

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game:<p>10:30 p.m.<p>Eli Manning didn't quite outshine …

This Abandoned Cruise Ship on Koh Chang Will Give You the Creeps

It was unlike any abandoned place I'd ever explored. Despite being completely deserted and open, everything was clean and in its place. Nothing was trashed or overgrown and graffiti wasn't sprayed across the crisp wood walls.<p>But, something didn't feel right. A heavy foreboding hung in the warm …

2015's worst pop music moments: Madonna, Meghan Trainor and that 'Hello' cover you put on YouTube

Here's the thing about pop music in 2015: It was mostly impressive.<p>The number of truly great albums made compiling year-end lists feel like "The Hunger Games." Plus, there were enough comebacks, left-field collaborations and other surprises to keep us on our toes. Arena spectacles and music …

How Kendall and Gigi Turned This Homeless 20-Year-Old Into a Model

It all happened one day on Venice Beach…<p>It started as a semi-normal afternoon on Venice Beach: Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid were shooting a commercial. John Economou, an attractive, homeless 20-year-old, was nearby, just chilling and watching the water, he tells <i>Daily Mail</i>. "I was minding my own …

India worries it compromised too much on climate treaty

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the world celebrates reaching an unprecedented global climate treaty, India is praising nations' willingness to compromise for …

The World's Easiest Edible Gift is Infused Honey

If I were on an episode of MTV’s <i>True Life</i>, it’d be “I’m a Mike’s Hot Honey Addict.”<p>It started, like many things do, innocently enough: a drizzle here, a drop there. But, soon, I found myself using Hot Honey on pizza (with soppresata, of course), all sorts of sweet and savory toasts, roasted …

Four Transcendental Gift Ideas For the Mystic Hippie in Your Life

Welcome to Racked LA's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Now through December 18th, we're highlighting specific gift ideas for the very specific giftees on your holiday shopping list. Bonus: all items are available at LA's coolest stores, right this second.<p>If you're alive and living in California, you …

Staggering Stats: There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year

Despite only accounting for five percent of the global population, an astounding 31 percent of the world's mass shootings occur in the U.S.<p>That sobering statistic from the University of Alabama Department of Criminal Justice was again brought to the forefront Wednesday, when a couple killed at …

Guns

Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding

The Global Energy Balance Network said on its website Monday night that it is "discontinuing operations due to resource limitations." The decision was effective immediately.<p>The group had previously said that it received an "unrestricted gift" from Coke and that the Atlanta-based soft drink giant …

COP21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

<b>(CNN) —</b> World leaders opened pivotal climate talks Monday in Paris saying the stakes are too high to end the conference without achieving a binding agreement to help slow the pace of global climate change.<p>"A political moment like this may not come again," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told …

Change in Thanksgiving weekend spending stumps retailers

U.S. shoppers no longer blow the bulk of their holiday budgets on the day after Thanksgiving known as Black Friday.<p>It's a major shift that has made …