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Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

Science Fiction And Fantasy Books That Will Change Your Life This Fall

Science fiction and fantasy books are seriously going to blow your mind this fall. William Gibson returns to the future. Plus there are new books by …

Books

Four-year-old survives 11-day ordeal in bear-infested Siberian forest

The girl was lost in the Russian far north for almost a fortnight with only her puppy to defend her<p>A four-year-old girl was recovering in hospital after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in Russia with only her puppy to defend her.<p>Karina Chikitova was found emaciated but …

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for Brazil's presidency as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash near the coast southeast of Sao Paulo.<p>Brazil's O Globo says Campos was a passenger on a Cessna business jet that crashed in the city of Santos Wednesday …

Why the Funniest People Are Sometimes the Saddest

I always feel a more intense sense of loss when a fellow alcoholic or addict commits suicide. Possibly because I have thought about it obsessively …

Comedy

Robin Williams is dead

In a shocking development, Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63.<p>The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Williams was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., …

3 Ways to Gain Attention for Your Small Business

When you work for a corporation, you have the luxury of leaning on a variety of teams and resources to help you navigate day to day business. Whether it’s human resources or marketing, there’s always someone to turn to – even if the answers you are seeking aren’t always there. When you work for …

Furniture for Cats

<i>Top: Cat Tunnel Sofa by Seungji Mun</i><i><br>Bottom: Cat burger bed by Petz Route</i><p>Does your cat give you so many cute apathetic glances, outright glares, and …

Ice Cream-Filled Donuts

(Photo: Baker's Donuts)<p>Baker's Donuts is a bakery in Sacramento, California. Susie and Randy Hem, the owners, call their latest treat "ice glazers." …

Nicki Minaj's Anaconda cover shot has turned up at the most unexpected places

Hobbits’ or Down Syndrome? Scientists Revive Fossil Debate

Down Syndrome

‘Game of Thrones’: Sophie Turner promises ‘big change’ for Sansa in Season 5 | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Sophie Turner in the "First of His Name" episode from Season 4 of "Game of Thrones." (Helen Sloan/HBO)<p>Sophie Turner with Kate Dickie in "Mockingbird" from Season 4 of "Game of Thrones." (Helen Sloan/HBO)<p>Sophie Turner in "The Mountain and the Viper" from Season 4 of "Game of Thrones." (Neil …

Here Are All The IMDB Top 250 Movies Currently Available On Netflix Streaming

We’re regularly outlining the best of Netflix’s ever-changing streaming options around here, because let’s face it: the Netflix “recommended” list might as well be your mom filling out an old Columbia House order form for you.<p>Well, one Redditor had the brilliant idea to cross-reference all of …

Hide Your Smiling Faces review – poetic

Mortality casts a shadow over childhood in Daniel Patrick Carbone's inspired debut<p>Part of me is inclined to say: watch out for new American talent Daniel Patrick Carbone, who surely has an illustrious career ahead. Yet part of me also wonders whether Carbone's <i>Hide Your Smiling Faces</i> will actually …

Mysterious Cat-Like Creature on the Loose in Southern California

A large cat that appears to resemble a lion is roaming the streets of Norwalk, Calif., this weekend.<p>The city warned Thursday that a resident’s …

Southern California

Strong quake kills 381 in southern China

KUNMING, China (AP) — Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and has left thousands homeless.<p>Rescue teams have freed scores of trapped survivors …

California wildfires destroy eight homes and cause hospital evacuation

• Town of Burney threatened by one of two fires • Dementia patients moved 55 miles to Redding<p>• Governor Brown declares state of emergency<p>Firefighters are focusing on two wildfires near each other in northern California that together have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain – one of …