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Rare Photos of Migaloo the Albino Humpback Whale

For whale watching enthusiasts, sighting a massive aquatic mammal as it leaps out of the sea and recedes back to its underwater habitat is a thrilling experience. However, few can say that they've spotted one whose body is entirely white. For those lucky enough, they may have witnessed a passing …

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in the USA

Way back in 1810, Bavarian commoners were invited to a royal wedding celebration. It was such a rollicking good time that the fall festival became a yearly tradition. Munich's Oktoberfest, as it came to be called, now attracts more than 6 million revelers each year -- and it's one of the world's …

Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Lollyphile Releases Blue Cheese Lollipops

Kings Sends Cheeseburger to Space

This Jacket Keeps Warmth In, While Letting Sweat Out

The Army-approved Polartec Alpha does what down and synthetic materials can't.<p>In 2010, the U.S. Army went to textile manufacturer Polartec with a problem: Troops needed a jacket that would breathe when they worked up a sweat but would also hold onto warmth when they sat still. Down and synthetic …

Peaceful ant species uses invaders as mercenaries to kill off other foes

Being raided by a colony of parasites ought to be a nightmare for a peaceful nest of ants, but in the case of the <i>Sericomyrmex</i>, that's far from reality. Research led from the University of Copenhagen noticed that <i>Sericomyrmex</i> ants were effectively able to use a colony of parasitic invading ants as …

FDA orders more stringent labeling for opioid drugs

Physicians will be urged to prescribe OxyContin and other powerful painkillers only for patients with the greatest need. Public health and addiction experts call the action insufficient.<p>September 10, 2013|By Lisa Girion and Melissa Healy<p>Opioid painkillers such as OxyContin are abused by more than …

The 7 Craziest PB&Js on the Internet

These six recipes for seriously kooky PB&Js take the classic combo way beyond white bread<p>Typically, on a Thursday, Kookery brings you just one insanely kooky recipe to ogle, drool over, and ultimately (we hope?) make. But in the spirit of going back to school, we thought we'd come up with the best, …

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19 Food Hacks For College Cafeterias

Use that fancy college brain to make your meal plan work for you.

14 Best Places to Go This Fall

From cutting-edge contemporary art in Miami to epically awesome Kenyan resorts, this season’s hottest destinations exceed expectations. Go beyond the …

4 Reasons to Staycation

The end of summer is here (don't cry -- there is another one coming next year, I promise.) While everyone is crawling through bumper-to-bumper traffic to squeeze in their last summer getaway, I will be staycationing at home this Labor Day.<p>Yes, I know vacations are fun. Vacations are also expensive …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

Blood worms infest Oklahoma town's tap water

There's something in the water — and it isn't an ice cube. Residents of one small Oklahoma town are being ordered to sip exclusively bottled water, after tiny red blood worms started popping up in drinking glasses earlier this week.<p>The outbreak in Colcord, OK, has all but shut down the community, …

Whole fruits protect against diabetes, but juice is risk factor, say researchers

Eating blueberries, grapes, apples and pears cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes but drinking fruit juice can increase it, a large study has found.<p>Researchers including a team from Harvard School of Public Health in the US examined whether certain fruits impact on type 2 diabetes, which affects more …

This Gorgeous Lake Holds 1/5 of the Earth's Freshwater

By Ken Jennings , Condé Nast Traveler<p>In 2008, a Russian newspaper and TV channel held a massive competition to name the official "Seven Wonders of Russia." Topping the list was a place that few international tourists (less than 30,000 every year) visit due to its remote location: the "Blue Eye of …

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

Yes, your passport and wallet (and probably some clean underwear) deserve to be at the top of your packing list. But in the rush to remember the essentials, travelers sometimes underestimate the power of the nice-to-haves. Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can …

The Nearly 3 Pound Megaburgerpizza

Burgers are awesome. Pizza is awesome. Why not combine the two to create the gigantic-est, monster food creation of all time? That's exactly what …

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus -- as well as the bubbles blowing out of the back -- make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the …

50 States, 50 Sandwiches

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How to Drink Like Your Favorite Disney Princess or Villain

<i>First appeared on Food Riot, by Shannon McIntyre Hooper</i><p>As a child of the '80s, I was raised on animated Disney movies -- the good ones, of course, before everything went to pie in the mid-'90s. Which means I'm a sucker for pseudo-psychological commentary related to those fine films, such as this …

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Apps for Dogs

By The Dog Daily Expert<p>Our pets are often interested in what grabs our attention, so it’s no surprise that dogs and cats show interest in tablet …

There's a tiny coach in your basketball

There are tons of gadgets to help golfers develop the perfect swing, but it’s hard to apply the same unobtrusive training tools to other sports. Evo One, though, is the counterpoint — it's a Kickstarter project that puts a tiny coach inside a basketball to help players improve their game. A small …

Apple reportedly debuting 64-bit A7 chips for upcoming iPhone 5S

Apple is reportedly going to debut a new A7 processor with its iPhone 5S that is expected to be announced on Sept. 10.<p>Clayton Morris, an anchor at Fox News Channel said on Twitter that the A7 processor is running about 31 percent faster than the existing iPhone 5’s A6 processor. The A7 processor is …

Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

The mysterious globe was discovered by a Belgian map collector.<p><b>A recently discovered globe from the early 1500s, carved onto ostrich eggs, may be the oldest globe of the New World ever identified, experts say.</b><p>Latin inscriptions dot its surface, and two small islands sit in the place of what we now …

Shine on, Harvest Moon!

Did you see the moonrise last night? Gorgeous. And – for those in the Northern Hemisphere, now near our autumnal equinox – we’re now due for lovely …

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A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

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