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A Google Street View Car Drove Right Through the Path of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drove right to the edge of totality, offering a surprising …

Google Street View

Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …


19 Brain Teasers That Will Leave You Stumped

Solving logic problems boosts brain power, keeps your memory strong, and entertains everyone to no end. See how many you can figure out—without …


A Grandfather's Advice Is Priceless. Mine Taught Me to Make the Most of This Short Life.

He confronted each day as if it were a barn that needed raising.<p>My grandfather, Dwight Archibald Garner, known to everyone as Archie, spent most of his early life working in the coal mines in and around Marion County, West Virginia. He quickly rose to become a foreman. Later he branched out and in …

Great Depression

Europe Was Once Obsessed With Fake Dilapidated Buildings

Decadence, awe, and jealousy inspired a strange 18th-century architectural trend.<p>If you walk through Belvedere House Gardens and Park in Westmeath, Ireland, a dramatic sight rises through the trees: an enormous, shattered abbey, a staircase of broken stones climbing to the sky. Visitors often …

European Travel

Ancient Earth Globe lets you travel back in time for a look at the planet

When dinosaurs roamed Earth, the planet looked like . . . what, exactly?<p>Scientists have plenty of theories about how the planet changed over time. Continents split. Water receded. Mass extinctions wiped out some forms of life and helped fuel others.<p>You can’t go back in time to see it in person, but …


This school district is arming students with rocks in case of a shooter

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Pennsylvania school district has a different solution for tackling intruders: rocks.<p>Buckets full of river stones have been placed in all classrooms at the Blue Mountain School District in Schuylkill County, Superintendent David Helsel said.<p>If students at the rural school district can't …


6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …


15 common math questions from the SATs everyone gets wrong

The SAT doesn't just test how good you are at math, reading, and writing — it tests how good you are at taking the SAT.<p>Preparing for the math section of the test requires lots of practice and memorization of some formulas, but it's also important to know how to recognize trick questions, sift …


These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

How NHL Teams Got Their Names |

Ever since Las Vegas was awarded an NHL franchise on June 22, the discussion has persisted: what will the team be called?

Las Vegas

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

This Turkish puzzle is a delight.<p>Did you solve it? The answers to all four are now live<p>Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world …


The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes, but there's one thing they all have in common: They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy, but it also raises the …

Breast Cancer

Maryland recognizes an Indian tribe, but other Native Americans aren't happy about it

When he needed to clear his head as a boy, Clarence Lone Wolf Tyler would head to the western shore of Smith Island to look for Indian arrowheads.<p>Tyler, a Native American of the Accohannock tribe, learned the technique from his father: look in the clumps of roots of the marsh reeds after a high …

Record-setting spacewalk ends with antenna in wrong spot

A record-setting Russian spacewalk ended with a critical antenna in the wrong position Friday outside the International Space Station.

Space Exploration

Watch this crook picking on the wrong truck and the truck scoring a TKO

There are lessons here, kids, among them that crime doesn’t pay and you might be ridiculed in the process. Oh, and stay off roofs when you’re under the influence.<p>This was an attempted break-in of a truck (video below) in the parking lot of KIRO radio in Seattle. Another lesson is that however tough …


Why Mark Appel, Perhaps the Biggest Bust in MLB History, Is Stepping Away at 26

HOUSTON — He was watching from his couch in November, just three miles from Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, when his friends and former team clinched the World Series. Mark Appel couldn't help but feel slightly bittersweet about it all.<p>Four years ago, everyone expected Appel to be on …


Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It |

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …


Eagles fans are the absolute worst, and here are 9 times they proved it

From snowballs at Santa to assaults and batteries, there's no shortage of craziness in Philly<p>Every fan base tends to go a little crazy when their …


22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

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Cloud tower, view from space

An ISS astronaut shot this photo of a massive cloud tower.<p>An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photograph of a massive …

World Meteorological Organization

Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Creativity is often …


8 Apps That Will Save You Real Money on Food

Make dinner a little cheaper.<p>The days of loyalty punch cards and clipping coupons are (almost) over. Just as technology has enabled us to get …


Skin sticker lets you know when you've had enough sun

It was just last week that we heard about UV Sense, L'Oréal's new ultraviolet light sensor that fits on the user's thumbnail. To get a reading from …


99 of the best, weirdest, and funniest highlights from college football’s 2017 season

We had some gems.<p>With the 2017 college football season in the books, what better way to commemorate it with the best GIFs and videos from the season?<p>First, we start with you all, the fans.<p>The first Thursday night game of the season gave us this glorious middle finger/surrender cobra combo, from …

College Football

'Reprehensible and racist:' Trump's remarks outrage Africans

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn't what people had hoped for.<p>Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole …


The Physics Behind THE LAST JEDI’s Coolest Scene

<i>Warning: The following contains major spoilers for</i> <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b><i>!</i><p>If you saw and loved <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, chances are one of the …

Star Wars

Watch: Cruise from hell sailed right through "bomb cyclone" despite storm forecast

Just watching this video makes me seasick. A Norwegian Cruise Line ship, the Breakaway, heading from the Bahamas to New York, sailed right through …


It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …


27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime