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The shark-tracking camera that kept rolling when a great white attacked

GoPro's most extreme sport yet<p>The footage is peaceful at first. An autonomous vehicle shaped a bit like a torpedo, striped with yellow, green, and black, floats harmlessly through the gorgeous blue waters off Guadalupe Island. It hums quietly in the water, six cameras capturing the beautiful …

Copycat Zax Sauce Recipe

Shares 930.4K<p>Have you ever heard of Zaxby’s? Chances are if you don’t live in the South, you probably haven’t heard of it (though, judging by their …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Royal Navy

The birth of Disney's dark ride

Disney’s darkest dark ride, the Haunted Mansion, finally opened to the public on August 9, 1969, though Walt had started formal development of the …

An Hour with Robin Williams (12/24/02) | Charlie Rose

The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

It's a great week for celestial gazing with both a supermoon and the year's best meteor shower lighting things up, but the best view is also from out of this world.<p>This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a …

Astronomy

Record corn, soybean crops predicted

WASHINGTON — U.S. farmers will harvest a record haul of corn and soybeans this fall as fields throughout much of the Corn Belt experience some of the best growing conditions in years, the Agriculture Department said Tuesday.<p>The abundant supply of the grain and oilseed, the result of timely rains …

Putin Calls Western Bluff With Humanitarian Convoy Stunt

When the Russian convoy of nearly 300 trucks departed from a military base near Moscow on Tuesday morning and headed toward the border with Ukraine, …

Russia