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NASA says current lull in major US hurricanes only happens once every 177 years

We're having a "hurricane drought," with nearly a decade passing without a category three or higher storm making landfall. Will our luck hold?<p>Even though the United States has certainly seen its share of destructive storms over the past nine years, we haven't gotten slammed by a category three or …

Weather

30 Photographs Capturing the End of World War II in Europe

On May 8, 1945, Germany conceded World War II and the world celebrated.<p>On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, ending World War II in the West. The next day, parades marched, kisses flew, beer flowed, and the globe erupted in celebration. Though the Pacific theater continued to …

Winston Churchill

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Airfare has been killing us recently. Fuel prices may be plummeting, but that simply means more cash for airlines, rather than more savings for passengers. So, unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But …

Elizabeth Warren: Tax the banks

Elizabeth Warren has some unfinished business with Wall Street.<p>The Massachusetts Senator is calling for changes in tax law designed to hit banks where it hurts: executive compensation, leverage and high-frequency trading.<p>In a speech Wednesday in Washington, Warren, a Democrat, charged that …

Finance

Russian Siri accused of homophobia after negative answers to LGBT questions

The Russian-language version of Apple's digital assistant Siri has been accused of being homophobic by some users who received surprising answers …

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Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on latest leg

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the latest leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting …

Pacific Ocean

Isis vandalism has Libya fearing for its cultural treasures

With five World Heritage sites and historical remains stretching back to before Roman times, archaeologists worry a unique legacy may be lost<p>The Libyan capital of Tripoli lies more than 1,700 miles from the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud. But for Mustafa Turjman, head of archaeological research at …

Islam

Singapore to cane Germans for graffiti on train

Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane in Singapore for breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train.<p>Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, who had pleaded guilty, expressed remorse while being sentenced on Thursday as …

Human Rights

Who Is Mohammed Emwazi? What We Know About Man IDed as 'Jihadi John'

For months, he’s been known only as “Jihadi John,” the blustering ISIS militant in a balaclava with a knife and a British accent who taunts the West in propaganda videos before cutting a hostage’s throat.<p>Now he has a name.<p>A U.S. intelligence official confirmed to NBC News on Thursday that the man …

Terrorism

Pictures of the Week 2.19.15

Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature

Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They're shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling …

Photography

French woman kidnapped in Central African Republic | Reuters

PARIS/BANGUI (Reuters) - A French charity worker and a churchman were abducted on Monday in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, the French Foreign Ministry and the Caritas charity said.<p>The 67-year-old woman was working for a charity providing health and education support to Central …

North Africa

Surrendered LRA officer says he didn't want to die in bush

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen says he surrendered to stand trial for war crimes because he …

Africa

Yosemite climbers pass another milestone in El Capitan free climb

Two climbers making an ascent up El Capitan in<p>Yosemite National Park are getting close to their goal.<p>As of Saturday, both men had cleared one of the more difficult stretches in their journey, to the cheers of onlookers.<p>“Pure joy,” Kevin Jorgeson wrote on Facebook after the milestone.<p>Since Dec. 27, …

Climbing

FORBES Best Video Games Of 2014

Video games are as diverse an entertainment medium as any I can think of. In 2014, competitive collectible card games that you can play on your tablet competed against racing games with classic Nintendo characters like Mario and Luigi. Action games and first-person shooters compete against …

Dark Souls

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

And, as the old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."<p>We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past 12 months, captured by photographers from around the world.

South Koreans on living with the threat of North Korea: business as usual

As the year comes to an end, the world’s media has again been focusing much attention on North Korea. Its implicated hacking of Sony pictures has dominated headlines in America, as did the resulting cancellation of The Interview, a film poking fun at Kim Jong-un’s regime - though it may now see the …

Feel Your Music With Woojer's Wearable Woofer

Following a successful crowd funding campaign, Woojer’s self-titled musical matchbox is now available direct through its website. This peripheral promises to enhance your immersion in your media by converting sound into movement, allowing you to ”feel the sound of your favourite music and games”. …

Flash storage deals continue, as Western Digital buys Skyera

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Eimantas Buzas/Shutterstock<p>You can add another member to your list of storage startups being swallowed up by storage …

Could Torture Report Be First Step to Ending U.S. War Crimes?

The partial release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture program is a small step toward accountability for horrific crimes committed on the orders of senior U.S. officials, up to and including President Bush. The Committee's conclusion that illegally detaining and …

Human Rights

The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief …

Destinations to Watch in 2015

With nearly 200 countries in the world, choosing your next destination is no small task. Luckily, some cities and countries are setting themselves apart in 2015 with brand-new service and developments, big birthdays, yearlong festivities and global events.<p>Ready for a vacation that makes the most of …

Winter Steelheading on Vancouver Island

This is winter steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest—cold, beautiful, and filled with lots of walking and very few fish. Blake Klopfenstein and I set out on this snowy day in hopes of connecting with a fish from the famous winter run of steelhead that surge through this area around Vancouver …

Fish