Shawn Cowen

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This Vibrant Colonial City Is in a Volcanic Hot Spot

Despite its vulnerable position, Antigua hosts a colorful collection of well-preserved churches and ruins dating back to the 16th century.<p>Set against the towering backdrop of Volcán de Agua, the city of Antigua, Guatemala, is a colorful collection of church steeples, historic buildings, and …

South America

The VERY Gross Reason to Clean Your Instant Pot Thoroughly

Here’s a good rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning kitchen appliances: If a piece of the appliance is removable, pull that sucker off and wash it …

Instant Pot

Canadian ice carver creates magical Harry Potter scene in front yard

Looking for some lumos in a cold, harsh winter?<p>Canadian ice carver Kelly Davies has built his own <i>Harry Potter</i>-inspired winter playground for his 6- …

Film Industry

Tiger snake's high-wire act at Tasmanian farm a social media sensation

A tiger snake's turn as a tightrope walker on a wire fence at a Tasmanian vineyard has caused a stir on Facebook, with a reptile expert confirming …

Zoology

What is at the centre of a gas giant planet like Jupiter?

Things start to get weird in the extreme pressure of Jupiter’s core.<p>This is one of the key questions astronomers hope to resolve with data from …

Astronomy

Keepers breed species of blue dart frog at Paignton Zoo

Keepers at a zoo are celebrating after breeding a species of blue frog.<p>The blue poison dart frog, or Dendrobates tinctorius azureus, is usually found …

Zoology

Topless Kate Upton 'Was Laughing in the Face of Death' When She Was Swept Into Sea During Shoot

Anything for the shot, right Kate Upton?<p>The model, 25, – who was back in front of the camera for the 2018 <i>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit</i> issue – took a …

Kate Upton

Google is bringing AMP to Gmail to make emails more interactive

Google has announced it is bringing its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) technology to Gmail in order to make emails a lot more engaging and interactive.<p>The technology, which was originally designed to speed up websites by stripping down the unnecessary clutter, will power the new Gmail Developer …

Apps

Former Microsoft executive argues that Apple’s decision to slow down iOS development has nothing to do with bugs

Alongside the release of revamped iPhone models, Apple every year also releases a new iteration of iOS, complete with a wide array of new features …

iOS

The Budget Traveler’s Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park

You know what they say about good things coming in small packages? You’ll love discovering everything this little park has to offer.

National Parks

According to Research, a Chemical in McDonald's Fries Might be able to Cure This Condition

Even though french fries are terrible for you, they’re one of those foods that are too tasty to pass up. But now there’s good news: Fried potatoes …

Country Lifestyle

Meet Ashley Graham and Her Mother Linda: Our New Favorite Modeling Power Duo

With a Vogue cover, hosting spot on America’s Next Top Model, and a brand new beauty contract all under her belt, it can seem like Ashley Graham has done it all, but her latest shoot gave the supermodel an opportunity to try something new—posing opposite her mom, Linda. Sharing time in front of the …

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham Modeled Alongside Her Mom in Her Latest Swimsuits for All Campaign

Ashley Graham has always been about shaking up beauty standards—whether it's on the runway, with her makeup, or through her collaborations. In her latest campaign for her Swimsuits for All line, the 30-year-old continued to build on this message by bringing on a very special model to appear …

Ashley Graham

These 5 Valentine's Day Outfits Will Make You Love Yourself Even More

Valentine's Day outfits needn't be complicated. When deciding on what to wear for a special date night or a romantic day activity, we're big fans of …

Valentine's Day

A ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member’s shocking birthday dress and more star snaps

Entertainment

Black Hole "Firewalls" Could Change Physics Forever

Falling into a black hole was never going to be fun. As soon as physicists realized that black holes exist, we knew that getting too close to one …

Physics

Breaking down all of the hidden clues from the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

‘I’m going to be a pilot; the best in the galaxy’<p>The first full trailer for <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> is finally here, and it’s a long-overdue look at the next <i>Star Wars</i> film. We’ve been a bit worried about this one. The film lost its directing pair midway through shooting, and we’ve been wary of the …

Science Fiction

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen's Luna Grabs the Mic & Follows in Her Father's Musical Footsteps

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen‘s daughter Luna Simone is following in her Grammy and Oscar-winning father’s footsteps!<p>On Monday, the 21-month-old …

Chrissy Teigen

Sarah Silverman Announces Split From Michael Sheen on His Birthday

Now this is an interesting birthday present.<p>Former "Masters of Sex" co-stars Sarah Silverman and Michael Sheen are no longer together, and Silverman chose Sheen's birthday to make the announcement. She tweeted about their split on Monday, taking a page out of the Gwyneth Paltrow playbook and …

Sarah Silverman

Apple’s health team loses veteran researcher after less than two years

As Apple works to grow and expand its health-related projects and the teams working on those efforts, there’s sure to be some turnover in the process. <i>CNBC</i> reports today that Stephen Friend, a top health researcher, departed Apple late in 2017…<p>We first reported on Friend’s involvement at Apple in …

Digital Health

The Pixel 2’s Visual Core photo processor now works with Instagram, WhatsApp and Snapchat

Visual Core was a strange little surprise from Google when it revealed it back in October. The system company waited three weeks until after the Pixel 2’s announcement to talk up the system-on-a-chip that had been lying in wait inside the handset the whole time.<p>For most of its life, the …

Apps

HQ Trivia Paid Nothing For Its Super Bowl Ad

100% free.<p>HQ Trivia, the fast-growing and controversial interactive game-show app, edged further into the mainstream on Sunday, airing a commercial …

Advertising

NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

As initially reported last year, The New York Police Department is moving away from Windows Phones after two years with the platform. Replacing some 36,000 Windows phones are iPhones, which are now being rolled out to police officers…<p>The <i>New York Daily News</i> reports that the NYPD has been rolling out …

Mobile Technology

DEADPOOL Live-Tweeted the Super Bowl in Lieu of a New Trailer

They may have given you the occasional chuckle, but dollars to donuts any of your friends’ live-tweeting sprees of yesterday’s big game weren’t as …

Deadpool

Ozone hole’s repair belies thinning of planet’s ultraviolet shield closer to equator

Thirty years after nations banded together to phase out chemicals that destroy stratospheric ozone, the gaping hole in the earth’s ultraviolet (UV) …

Climate Change

10 One-Piece Swimsuits That Are Fierce As Hell — All From Amazon and Under $16

There's no mistaking it: the one-piece swimsuit will get more attention than ever in 2018. And for good reason. There are many stylish options that are both flattering and statement-making. We're seeing major style stars like Kaia Gerber already rocking the look in the dead of Winter. If you don't …

Clothing

‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Upset That Dumbledore Will Be ‘Not Explicitly’ Gay In ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

One of <i>Harry Potter</i> author J.K. Rowling’s biggest it-was-never-mentioned-in-the-books-but-it’s-canon revelations was making Albus Dumbledore gay. “Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was,” she explained in 2007. It …

Film Industry

Killer Whale Saying 'Hello', 'Amy', and '1,2,3' Sounds Eerily Accurate

Turns out orcas are really good at human impressions.<p>Filed Under Biology, Evolution & Memes<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

Air Pollution

Night Sky – February 2018: How to spot the 'Thin Moon'

This month, in the early hours of Feb 12, early risers get to see Mars close to its celestial rival, the red-supergiant star Antares, the star marking the heart of Scorpius the Scorpion.<p>The name Antares derives from ancient Greek meaning ‘equal to Mars’, attributed because, like Mars, it shines …

Astronomy

Lava spreads more than 2 miles from Philippine volcano

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Lava flowing out a Philippine volcano has spread up to 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) since it began intense eruptions more than two weeks ago.<p>Streaks of red glowed atop the summit of Mount Mayon during a mild eruption Thursday morning as the moon set, hours after a blue …

Geology