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Scientists Discover a Hidden Ocean 'Twilight Zone' Filled With Unknown Fish

A whole new world to explore.<p>It's always been there, but a layer of the ocean is so distinct from the waters above and below it that it needed its …

China says to have 'prudent' oil exploration with Philippines

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will prudently advance cooperation with the Philippines on joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea, China's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi said on Wednesday after meeting his Philippine counterpart.<p>Any potential deals between Manila and Beijing on …

China

20 Essential Travel Tips You Need To Know Before Visiting Europe

Europe is one incredibly awesome continent to explore! With so many things to see, do and discover, it’s the perfect place to plan your travelling …

16 Magical Landscapes that Are Totally Off the Radar

From idyllic enclaves, enchanted waterfalls to dancing colors across northern skies, the natural phenomena that emanate from these landscapes can …

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

Best Spring Trips 2018

Fourteen destinations that will help you shake those winter blues and embrace the season of new beginnings.<p>At the end of the day, all spring travel has one goal in common: soaking up some sun after a long, dark winter. This list provides an abundance of venues for the occasion—sailboats in Sri …

Travel Photography

White House: There's No Evidence After-School Programs Help Kids' Performance

The White House claimed on Thursday that there’s no evidence students benefit from after school programs, which President Donald Trump’s proposed …

Donald Trump

Five Drinkable Remedies for Each of the Five Hindrances

It’s March, and that means Meditation Month is back! Our annual challenge to sit every day until March 31 is a great opportunity to reinvigorate your …

5 Ways to Calm Your Mind Without Meditation

“Calm your mind. Life becomes much easier when you keep your mind at peace” — <i>Unknown</i><p>Let me start with a confession.<p>If I’m honest with you, even just …

Meditation

There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Wrong Russian won the gold medal in women's figure skating at 2018 Winter Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The wrong woman won the Olympic figure skating gold medal Friday afternoon.<p>Evgenia Medvedeva, the 18-year-old two-time defending world champion, is her sport’s best example of a complete skater, a masterful jumper and expressive artist whose programs are built to honor …

South Korea

This Aligot Recipe Is The Only Way I'll Make Cheesy Mashed Potatoes from Now On

Aligot, the French way to make cheesy mashed potatoes, is genius and not for the faint of heart.<p>I must admit. I don’t love mashed potatoes. Mounds of …

mashed potatoes

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.<p>Investigators first turned their sights on the illegal grow operation about two months ago …

Cannabis

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

North Korea

This 82-Year-Old Dumpling DJ's Story Is Stranger Than Fiction

"When I die, it’s going to be in the kitchen of my restaurant, the DJ booth, or the dancefloor."<p>"I was at Electric Daisy Carnival yesterday," Sumiko Iwamuro says as she takes her sunglasses off. Wearing bright red lipstick, shimmery eyeshadow, and a leopard print T-shirt, Sumiko is sitting in the …

EDM

This $799 ticket gets you into dozens of music festivals around the world in 2017

Forget Fyre Fest — for less cash than the cost of a high-end ticket to the failed festival, you can now buy a flat-fee pass to dozens of music …

Music Festivals

Photographer Shoots Formula 1 With 104-Year-Old Camera, And Here’s The Result

If ever there was a sport that required rapid fire photography, Formula One racing is it. Which makes what photographer Joshua Paul does even more …

Photography

Canadian Rockies: These photos of its natural wonders will blow you away

After a long freezing winter in Alberta, spring comes as a welcome relief. However this is a variable time of the year in this part of the world. One …

Hiking

Olympus’ TG-5 rugged camera has 4K video in a compact body

With summer season just around the corner, now is the perfect time for new rugged cameras to start popping up. And what do you know, Olympus has introduced the Tough TG-5, a point-and-shoot with a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor (1/2.3-inch), 25-100mm f/2.0 wide-angle lens (35mm equivalent), 4x optical …

Olympus

The Best Albums To Own On Vinyl

With Black Friday Record Store Day quickly approaching and vinyl sales reaching record numbers, it only makes sense to give you a little insight as to which records you should include in your collection. I began collecting records about 12 years ago after receiving my first record player, I was …

Indie Music

Dogs can talk to humans, study suggests

Dogs have a surprising ability to make humans understand what their barks and growls mean, a study has shown.<p>Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered.<p>For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls …

Pets

Saying goodbye to the pain of ballet

Carlos Acosta is one of the world's leading ballet dancers. Next week he bids farewell to classical ballet performing at the Royal Albert Hall.<p>He tells the Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge about using painkillers to cope with the punishing nature of the job and how more needs to be done to break …

Dance

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

How to travel the world for just $1,000

Flight comparison website AirfareSpot.com has just released what could be the world’s best itinerary for budget travelers.<p>Their travel specialists have linked seven cut-price airfares, creating a round-the-world trip featuring the world’s brightest and most exotic destinations.<p>It combines …

Times Square

Clip-Air: How pod planes could change travel forever | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts?<p>Well just hold on a second, here comes the pod plane.<p>It's yet another revolutionary aircraft design, this one created by Switzerland's Federal Polytechnic Institute, that …

Aviation

To see these rock music icons for the last time at “Oldchella,” you’ll have to pay up

Woodstock in 1969 cost $18, or about $117 in today’s prices, for the chance to see artists like Jimi Hendrix and The Who in their primes. That was a long time ago.<p>This morning at 10am Pacific time, tickets go on sale for Desert Trip, the star-studded, three-day music extravaganza in October …

Festivals

Abused Dogs Comfort One Another While Being Treated in Animal Clinic: The 'Understanding Between Animals Is Beyond Me'

It’s a shocking photo – two puppies, marred by abuse and disease – made sweeter by the unexpected moment at its center: One is comforting the other, …

I Used DNA Testing To Personalize My Workouts And Here’s What Happened

On a typical night last fall, when I was sitting on the couch with my husband, watching bad TV and drinking a glass of red wine, I did something …

Genetics

Film short about disabled puppy wins hearts, 59 awards, job offers from Disney

This boy seems not unlike other boys — he plays video games, he gets annoyed when his mom gets in his way, and he's fascinated by a gift she gives him in a large cardboard box — but as we find out at the end of this video short, there's more to him than we initially believe.<p><b>Don't miss more of our</b> …

Walt Disney Company

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Employment