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Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

American Airlines Captain Who Died in Flight ID'd as 57-Year-Old Veteran Pilot

American Airlines Capt. Michael Johnston died of a heart-attack mid-flight from Phoenix to Boston early Monday morning, his wife Betty Jean Johnston told NBC News.<p>The 57-year-old veteran pilot had a double-bypass heart surgery in 2006, but had otherwise been in good health, his wife said, adding …

The TSA's Instagram account shows off all the horrifying things people try to bring onto planes — and it might make you not want to fly again

People are bringing more firearms onto flights than ever before: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says it confiscated 67 firearms from airline passengers in the week that ended Sept. 18, a new weekly record.<p>But that won't come as a surprise if you've been following the TSA's …

Philippines Promises Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service in a Year

The Philippines is planning free Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end-2016, limiting the data …

Ranking the world’s most powerful passports

Ten years ago, in my first job after graduation, I shared an office with a researcher called Munir who I nicknamed Dr2 because he not only had a PhD …

Labor Day's a fine time to reflect on how few vacation days you have--but do you take all you get?

Labor Day, a holiday dedicated to working people, is the right day to think about--what else?--being away from work and getting out to see the world.<p>In other words, it's time to check on how many vacation days you have left this year -- and where you're going.<p>In America, paid vacation time isn't …

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

The man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals his packing strategy

Garfors managed to travel to every country in the world before he turned 40.<p>So it's safe to say that he's perfected his packing strategy.<p>For Garfors, when it comes to packing, less is more.<p>"It's all about the convenience when I travel, and the flexibility, being able to jump on it if I find a cheap …

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

Image of Drowned Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

Details emerge about 3-year-old from Syria who died off Turkish coast<p>His name was Aylan. He was 3 years old, from war-torn Syria.<p>His final journey was supposed to end in sanctuary in Europe; instead it claimed his life and highlighted the plight of desperate people caught in the gravest refugee …

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The Most Popular Songs Summer 2005

Every year, there's always buzz around what song (or, often, songs) will win as the official "Song of Summer." (Speaking of, these 20 were our picks for this year's best.) So what were we jamming to 10 years ago? According to Billboard, these were the top 10 tracks the summer of 2005...<p><b>"We Belong</b> …