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In U.S., Smoking Rate Hits New Low at 16%

The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes fell to 16% this year, the lowest rate since Gallup first asked this question in 1944.

Dr. Julius Neubronner's fantastic flying cameras

The first aerial photograph was taken in 1858 by Frenchman Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, also known by his alias Nadar, from a tethered gas balloon suspended over Paris. While the images captured on this flight have since been lost to time, there are plenty of surviving examples of aerial photographs …

Los Angeles

This Is the Hottest Ice Cream Flavor in America Right Now

We got the scoop.<p>If you celebrate National Ice Cream Day and don’t Instagram your cone, did you really eat it? This Sunday, look no further for a …

Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing

Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest.<p>Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted some flags, and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon.<p>More …

Space Exploration

The History of Cool Whip - Chowhound

In 2016, America nearly ran out of whipped cream. It was winter and the holidays were fast approaching. A fatal explosion at a chemical plant in …

'I Love Things That Are Absurd.' Meet the Man Who Turned Nathan's Hot Dog-Eating Contest Into a National Obsession

Every year, the Nathan’s Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest draws nearly 25,000 people to Coney Island, N.Y., while over a …

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

History of Science

Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84

Mitt Romney wore a tux he bought on Amazon to the Met Gala — and it embarrassed his wife

It seems Mitt Romney loves the convenience of Amazon.<p>The former governor of Massachusetts on Monday attended this year's Met Gala, which supports the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. This year's theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."<p>Romney was wearing a …

Met Gala

Justify Breaks 136-Year-Old Curse To Win The Kentucky Derby

<b>Updated at 8:48 p.m. ET</b><p>After a day of steady rain on Churchill Downs, it was Justify who managed to cross the finish line first in the mud.<p>Justify brought Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a second Derby victory. Smith previously won aboard Giacomo in 2005. Bob Baffert, the trainer of Triple Crown …

Inside the Met Gala: A Look Back at the Most Stunning Interiors Over the Years

In two weeks, the 2018 Met Gala will take place. Planning for the annual event happens over the course of an entire year and those directly involved have just entered the final stretch. Only time will tell exactly what The Metropolitan Museum of Art will look like come May 7, but if previous years …

Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany

Discovery by a 13-year-old and an amateur archaeologist leads to hoard linked to king who brought Christianity to Denmark<p>A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought …

Awkwardness ensues as top Democratic senator asks Mark Zuckerberg if he'll reveal what hotel he stayed at last night

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got into an awkward exchange with a top Democratic senator on Tuesday when the lawmaker began asking him personal questions.<p>During the blockbuster hearing on Capitol Hill, Sen. Dick Durbin asked Zuckerberg, "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name …

Mark Zuckerberg

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Why Cats Knock Everything Over, According to Science

Mystery solved.<p>Cats are both feared and loved by their humans and the entire internet, mostly because of their bizarre behaviors. One of their …

Thomas Guide maps: The rise and fall of Los Angeles' directional holy grail

<i>; Credit: Courtesy of Central Library LAPL</i>Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk®Most drivers in the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles rely on Google Maps, …

Los Angeles

Top 10 richest places in America

While Silicon Valley and New York have long been dubbed hot spots for the rich, the Midwest is starting to pick up some steam.<p>According to a new report released by Bloomberg, three areas in suburban Chicago made the outlet’s top 100 richest places in America list.<p>The outlet used analysis from the …

How presidents spent their birthdays

<i>What’s the deal with Presidents' Day?</i><p><i>It started as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. But in the 1970s, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February to create more three-day weekends. To help kick off the celebration, The Post’s Lillian Cunningham, host of the</i> …

Peggy Fleming and the 1968 Winter Olympics

Fifty years ago in Grenoble, France, American figure skating’s modern era was born.<p>Editor's Note: This is part of <i>The Atlantic’s</i> ongoing series looking back at 1968. All past articles and reader correspondence are collected here. New material will be added to that page through the end of 2018.<p>Fifty …

Winter Olympics

The World’s Oldest Man Made It to 113 on a Diet of Veggies and Wine

Francisco Nunez Olivera claimed the secret to his long life and health had everything to do with how he ate.<p>Francisco Nunez Olivera lived in his …

Holistic Medicine

Once-majestic cruise ship, the S.S. United States, could be 'America's Flagship' once again

She's the largest luxury cruise liner ever built in the United States using all American products and by American workers: Meet "America's Flagship," the S.S. United States.<p>Christened on June 23, 1951, the S.S. United States made her maiden voyage on July 3, 1952. But even more dazzling than her …

The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos

You’ve seen the video. Everyone on the internet has. A man sits in a cubicle and pounds his keyboard in frustration. A few seconds later, the Angry …

Internet

Bill Clinton once lost the nuclear codes for months, and a 'comedy of errors' kept anyone from finding out

The process the president has to go through to launch the US's nuclear weapons isn't as simple as pressing a button, but the key component of that process — the codes needed to authorize the launch — are never far from the president.<p>At least they're never supposed to be.<p>According to Gen. Hugh …

Bill Clinton

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Takes Off In 2018 But Lands In 2017

The flight from Auckland, New Zealand, left on Jan. 1, 2018 but when it landed nine hours later in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was Sun. Dec. 31, 2017.<p>Transcript<p>AILSA CHANG, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Ailsa Chang with news of a trip back in time. A flight from Auckland, New Zealand, to Hawaii experienced a …

Time Travel

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Black Money

10 Strange Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Earth

The planet we all call home is even more bizarre than you might imagine.<p><b>ONE STRANGE ROCK</b> <i>, a global event series, premiers March 26 at 10/9C on National Geographic.</i><p>There’s no doubt that planet Earth is awe-inspiring. That’s even more true for the handful of humans who’ve seen it from space with …