Shonda McDowell

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10 Iconic Women and Their Outfit-Making Sunglasses

It's all in the eyes.<p>During the '50s, '60s, and '70s, glamorous women didn't see the light of day without a pair of statement sunglasses to top off their looks. Since then, pièce de résistance eyewear has taken a backseat and street style hasn't been quite as suave.Whether kitschy or utterly …

Why stars twinkle, but planets don’t

Stars and planets both shine steadily, when seen from outer space. But – from Earth – stars twinkle while planets (usually) don’t. Why?<p>Stars twinkle, …

Astronomy

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Italian Food

Two Dots, The Sequel To Betaworks’ Dots, Is A Beautiful Monster

My highest score on Dots — the original Dots — is 414. I achieved this respectable, albeit relatively average, score about a year ago, just after Dots was first released. When I open up the app now, I never play for more than a few tries. I can never get anywhere close to 400. I can’t even get …

Obama Says Captured Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Was 'Never Forgotten'

President Barack Obama appeared with the parents of a U.S. soldier freed from captivity in Afghanistan Saturday, saying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was "never forgotten" as he was held prisoner by the Taliban.<p>“While Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten by his parents, who thought about him and prayed …

Bowe Bergdahl

6 climbers feared dead on Mount Rainier

SEATTLE — Six climbers, including two guides, are missing and presumed dead on Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday.<p>Park rangers said they believe the climbers fell some 3,000 feet and could not have survived.<p>A ground search spotted camping and climbing gear at the 9,000-foot Carbon Glacier. A …

Flush With Upgrades: Innovative Bathroom Technologies

It’s a room, a refuge, and a necessity. Bathroom trends have transformed the smallest of rooms into important spaces furnished with an array of …

SciShow Explains Why We Have Different Blood Types

For the latest round of “Quick Questions” by SciShow, Michael Aranda answers the user-submitted query “What Are Blood Types,” taking on the roles …

White House by Pierre Antoine Compain

Pierre Antoine Compain has completed the renovation of a town house, located in the center of<br>La Rochelle, France.<p>Project description<p>As part of the …

A Big Sur House Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Spectacular is about the only word to describe not only the view, but the house you get to stare at that view from. The Fall House, designed by …

82 Astounding Facts About Cats

As if we needed more reasons to love them.<p>1. Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.<p>2. There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete.<p>3. A group of cats is called a clowder.<p>4. Cats have over 20 …

Pets

Family Stones Pakistani Woman to Death in 'Honor Killing' Outside Court

LAHORE, Pakistan - A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honor" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.<p>Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of …

Pakistan

Watch This 6-Year Old Hero Explain How He Stopped His Neighbor From Being Abducted

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, as Chicago’s bravest new good guy is a six-year old boy named Kaylen, who was just playing in the front yard when his instinct to do the right thing kicked in. Police said that as an unknown man pulled up in his car to try to abduct Kaylen’s 10-year old …

Humanity Is Now Officially Ready For Suspended Animation

Surgeons from the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are set to begin suspended animation trials by dramatically cooling down …

Medicine