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See Photos of the Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The blood moon lunar eclipse sets behind Pikes Peak April 4, 2015 in Colorado Springs.<br>John Leyba—Denver Post/ Getty Images

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Hiking

The Most Kicka** Spots for Sunsets in America

<i>By: Jessica Padykula</i><p>Search #sunset on Instagram, and you'll quickly learn one thing: everybody loves 'em. Or, at least taking pictures of them. But not all sunsets are created equal. Like, the one out your bathroom window? Not so hot. Unless you've got a killer view in the first place.<p>With that in …

This Could Be the Future of Cruising

"Lilypads" off the coast of Monte Carlo. - <i>Photo by Vincent Callebaut</i><p>Fifty years ago, no one thought cruise ships would evolve into 1,200-foot behemoths capable of carrying 5,000 passengers. And while we’re excited by the innovations on new ships like Quantum of the Seas, it’s hard not to wonder how …

6 Festive Fruit Desserts

<b>1. Baked Pears in Spiced Pomegranate Syrup</b><p>This is a wonderful light dessert for the holidays, especially served with coffee, tea and crunchy Italian-style cookies, like Walnut and Cinnamon Biscotti or Double Chocolate Biscotti. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Apple Cranberry Oat Crumble</b><p>This old-fashioned dessert …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

Green Day Guitarist Jason White Diagnosed With Tonsil Cancer

Band's longtime touring guitarist expected to make "full and speedy" recovery from treatable cancer<p>Green Day's longtime touring guitarist Jason White …

Music

Metal Craftsman Recreates Animals as Moving Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Igor Verniy assembles stunningly detailed, steampunk-infused animal sculptures out of discarded metal, car and bike parts, watch components, electronics, silverware, and other metal scraps. Spanning a myriad of species from birds to reptiles to insects, Verniy's works feature working joints …

Sculpture

Happy Sunday! From a Formal Wedding in Durham, North Carolina…

Have your wedding party make a grand entrance with our list of 50 wedding party entrance songs.

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Fantasy Wedding Photo Shoot Inspired by "The Little Mermaid"

Inspired by the love story of Ariel and Prince Eric, online wedding marketplace Your Cloud Parade produced an amazing <i>The Little Mermaid</i>-themed fantasy wedding photo shoot that blends a “hipster” aesthetic with elements from the Disney film. With the help of a whole creative team, vendors, and the …

Weddings

Whole Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup: Hearty, seasonal and surprisingly not a big ol' mess.<p>This delicious soup served straight out of the pumpkin is easy to make. All you have to do is scoop out the seeds, pour in some chicken stock and roast in the oven.<p>Voilà! The jack-o'-lantern you can eat with a spoon.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>One …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

Go off the menu with these 9 secret Starbucks drink ideas

Starbucks is known for catering to all kinds of customer requests: A grande chai tea latte with two shots of espresso and no foam? Sure. A 101-shot latte? No problem.<p>But did you know there's a whole host of drinks waiting for you beyond Starbucks' menu?<p>Next time you hit the coffee chain, try …

5 Fall Soups to Warm You Up

Feel that chill in the air? Warm up with these soul-satisfying autumn soups.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purée it and you're done. But …

The Hostess Hacks You Need For Your Next Party

Elegant and easy tricks.<p>Take your entertaining game to the next level with these elegant and easy tricks.

Ethereal Underwater Photos Capture Young Woman's Deep Connection with the Sea

For Sacha Kalis, the ocean has always been her first home. Born and raised in the Bahamas, Sacha (who playfully refers to herself as “Bahamas Girl”) learned to swim before she could even walk. Her mother, the wonderfully talented underwater art photographer Elena Kalis, encouraged Sacha's natural …

Marine Mammals

Super Chocolatey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter cookies that are so rich and deep in flavor. Fans of this classic combo will be in heaven!<p>When someone asks you to make a chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe, what does that mean? I decided to take a survey and got totally different answers: PB sandwich cookie with …

Ancient Space Review

Herding Cats…In Space<p>I made the jump into Ancient Space, looking to replenish my fleet-based, sci-fi RTS reserves, and what I found did the trick—but …

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss. We even found one hotel chain that specially caters to the harried, the hurried …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Why You'll Want a New Bed After You See These Rooms

Awkward Wedding Photo Booth Moments — See The Photos!

There's nothing more fun than a wedding photo booth and a good set of props. But, you can be the judge of whether or not these wedding guests are …

What to Do with an Overload of Persimmons

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Discover the many ways to use these vibrant, cool weather fruits.</i><p>If you’re …

Food Preservation

4 Sky Events This Week: Moon Points to Crab and Leo’s Heart

Changing Planet<p>A mosaic by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star’s supernova explosion. Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)<p><b>Visit stunning stellar grave sites and watch the moon pair up with kings of the</b> …

‘Hobbit’: ‘Five Armies’ banner captures Middle-earth in widescreen | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

A new tapestry showcases the scale of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," due Dec. 17. (Warner Bros.)<p>A panel from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" tapestry. (Warner Bros.)<p>A panel from "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" tapestry. (Warner Bros.)<p>A panel from "The Hobbit: …

Movies

The Evolution of 8 Beloved Video Game Characters

From pixels to polygons.<p>Incredibly, the modern video game era has been around for almost 40 years. And some of gaming's most enduring heroes have …