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An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island

Easy come, easy go<p>There’s a new island in the Pacific Ocean, thanks to an underwater volcano eruption that’s been going on for the past month.<p>The new island is in the Tonga archipelago--a group of islands southeast of Fiji. Scientists discovered it on January 16, about a month into the volcano’s …

Scans Reveal Autistic Brains Contain Unique, And Highly Idiosyncratic Connections

When it comes to connectivity, unlike the fairly uniform brains of people without autism, the brains of people with autism are entirely unique. Each …

Humanity

This backyard fix for a broken reverse gear is brilliant

Improvised with chains, threaded rods, and PVC tubing until a proper repair could happen.<p>It's a feeling anyone can relate to. A mechanical failure occurs, an immediate repair is not possible, yet you can't go without your car or truck in the interim.<p>This man, who goes by the YouTube handle "hexdude …

Repairs

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Feed A Crowd

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching. Have you planned your Super Bowl party menu yet? If you haven't figured out what you're going to cook for the big game, don't panic. We've got Super Bowl recipe collections that run the gamut from wings and nachos to sliders. We've also rounded up some stellar …

Russia To Retaliate If Bank's Given SWIFT Kick

Russia plans to retaliate if its banks are banned from the international banking system’s standard line of communication.<p>Whether it’s official paranoia or a real possibility, Russia is convinced the West is out to get them. After last year’s sanctions, the next move might be limiting banks from …

Russia

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

Muslim Cleric Warns Against Selfies, Saying They Lead to Different Sins

A popular Muslim cleric from Earth’s most populous Muslim country is causing quite a stir due to public comments about the sinfulness of selfies. …

Social Media

Essential camera equipment for photography students

<b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can be.</b><p>Camera<p>Depending on your course, your camera of choice might be a digital SLR, or it might be a film SLR. There are plenty of bargains to be had on the …

Cameras

Upside-Down Icebergs, Living Fossil Sharks, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

More Than Half Of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live In Poverty: Study

For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.<p>Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data …

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

How to Lock Down Your Internet-Enabled Houseful of Gadgets

Our houses are quickly filling with an internet of things—smart TVs, DVRs, thermostats, and more all online, all the time. But to a hacker, each of …

10 Foods That Are Surprisingly Good Cleaners

Add these kitchen staples to your cleaning arsenal. Seriously.<p>Your go-to cleaners might come in a bottle, but when tackling a tricky stain, it's worth cleaning outside the box. Try these fridge and pantry finds to freshen and brighten nearly every area of your home.<p><b>1. Lemons</b>Citrus can zap grime …

Cleaning

How to really change the quilt cover. Fast!

After watching this video on how to change a quilt cover, you will want to run and change the covers for all your quilts in the house.<p>It makes it …

Quilting

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

University of Pennsylvania

Ozone hole layer remains size of North America, Nasa data shows

Antarctic hole in protective layer of gas stands around same level as 2010, 2012 and 2013, but scientists say recovery is on track<p>The Antarctic ozone hole, which was expected to reduce in size swiftly when manmade chlorine emissions were outlawed 27 years ago, is stubbornly remaining the size of …

Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India

In another time, another place, Sai Ram might have escaped serious harm. But he died in great pain last week, a casualty of a bitter, barely reported conflict that still claims many lives every year.<p>Ram, 15, was a goatherd in a village in the poor eastern Indian state of Bihar. He was a Dalit, from …

Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to combat smog from pollution

Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.<p>The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at Tiananmen Square with many of the tens of thousands of participants …

Scientists call on public to help solve mystery of starlings' aerial displays

Every autumn and winter, thousands of starlings pack close together and swirl across the sky in one of the natural calendar’s most dramatic spectacles.<p>But scientists still do not know why the species perform these unique displays and, on Friday, they will call on the British public to help them …

Repurpose That Muffin Tin to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

<i>By Dennis Prescott</i><p><i>Photo © Dennis Prescott</i><p>For me, there are few things better than warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. It's the perfect comfort food. This version allows guests to have their own individual pies. And let's be honest, when it comes to pie, sharing is hard. This solves that</b> …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse rolls you can make at home! We love that Stephie used one of her great-grandmother's recipes for inspiration.<p>Bread. Rolls. Carbs. They’re pretty much my life-line.<p>So it should come as no surprise to anyone that one of my favorite yeast rolls are those served at Texas Roadhouse …

Stormy Clouds Roll Like Ocean Waves Across the Sky

Earlier in July, storm chaser Alex Schueth captured a mesmerizing time-lapse of undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska during a storm. The rare cloud formation, whose name means “roughened or agitated waves,” looks like a sea of dark and stormy waters churning ominously in the …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Artist Kevin Weir Creates Ghostly Animated GIFs Using Archival Photos from the Library of Congress (Sponsor) | Colossal

<p>Starting this month <b>Verizon FiOS</b> customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing …

Death and horror: there's no spectacle we so eagerly pursue – but can we see it for what it is?

In 1991, in the closing days of the first Gulf war, journalist Kenneth Jarecke stumbled upon the results of a US air strike in southern Iraq: a burnt out convoy of vehicles, still containing the bodies of soldiers killed in them.<p>Jarecke’s photos from the scene include a remarkable shot of a charred …