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And Now, Here Are the 23 Most Outrageous Moments from 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premiered on SyFy last night and as expected, the ridiculous factor was high and the gif-able scenes came out in full force. This sequel did not disappoint.<p>If you didn't watch or if you want to relive all the magic, we're taking a look back at the 23 most outrageous …

21 Painfully Honest Cakes For Every Occasion

Just because it's made of sugar doesn't mean it has to be sweet.


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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

LAX shooting suspect critical, hindering investigation, official says

The man suspected of opening fire at<p>Los Angeles International Airporton Friday, killing aTSAagent, was shot in the leg and head, making it difficult for authorities to gather information, a law enforcement official told The Times.<p>The suspected shooter, identified by police as 23-year-old Paul …

Obama Reportedly Unaware of World Leader Phone Tapping

U.S. officials responded Sunday night to a report that the National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

U.S. Spying Update: Europe Fumes And Protesters Rally In D.C.

Anger, distrust and possible punishments are the defining themes of Europe's reaction to news that a U.S. spy agency monitored the phone calls of millions of European citizens and some world leaders. The details are the latest to emerge from leaks attributed to former National Security Agency …

China creates 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year—and it plans to quintuple that

Back in 2150 BC, Emperor Yu sealed his place in China’s history of eminent rulers by controlling the Yellow River’s annual flood, saving waterlogged crops. Today China’s rulers face the opposite problem: It’s water scarcity that threatens farms. So instead of the Yellow River, the Chinese …


US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

Joint report with Human Rights Watch judges US attacks in Yemen and Pakistan to have broken international human rights law<p>US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading …

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24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

Pick of the week: The American nightmare, at Disney World

A deviant black-and-white cult movie shot at Disney World — American freedom in action!<p>Let me make clear, for the benefit of the lawyers, that I do not endorse any of the urban legends about Walt Disney World and other Mouse-related theme parks put forward in Randy Moore’s delirious and disturbing …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

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Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

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Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

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Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

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Portraits of 2014 Winter Olympians

With just four months to go, people around the world are preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Athletes have been in training all year, and Olympic team assignments are being completed. Earlier this year, Olympic team members and hopefuls from Britain, Australia, and the U.S. sat …

Overthinking 'The Little Mermaid': 15 Questions You Never Asked as a Child

This week Disney released the Diamond Edition of "The Little Mermaid," an instant classic that remains evergreen with the younger princess-chasing …

Glitches, fixes: Exchanges run gamut

Long waits to apply for coverage. Weird error messages. Balky menus. Some state health insurance markets couldn’t even launch right away.<p>Obamacare problems revealed themselves right away on the first day. Just how long they’ll last or how serious they are — even as HHS said it took quick action to …

Latest GOP shutdown proposal fails; no separate funding for vets, parks - NBC Politics

President Obama delivers a statement from the White House Rose Garden addressing the Affordable Care Act and the current government shutdown.<p>By Carrie Dann and Michael O'Brien, NBC News<p>As the federal government shutdown neared the end of its first business day, the House failed to pass a series of …