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NASA scientists want to colonize Venus with giant floating cities

The surface of Venus is like a much hotter version of Mordor. The average temperature is around 900 degrees F, atmospheric pressures are 90 times that of Earth’s, and it’s full of very active volcanoes.<p>But the Venusian <i>sky</i> is much more pleasant. So much so, that a team of scientists at NASA Langley …

Revealed: the UK's worst drink and drug driving hotspots

Study finds Wales has four towns in the top 20, including top offender Llandrindod Wells with nearly two offences per 1,000 drivers<p>Wales, Scotland and the north of England contain the worst hotspots for drink and drug driving in Britain, a new study has revealed.<p>Wales has four towns in the top 20, …

Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Chinese man eats 160 eggs to mark Christmas

Chinese competitive eater who consumed 160 eggs in one 40-minute sitting for Christmas says he's doing fine<p>A Chinese competitive eater who marked the Christmas season by consuming 160 eggs in one sitting said on Wednesday he was in good health and planned more extreme stunts.<p>Pan Yizhong, 46, …

Canadian man who dismembered lover, mailed body parts to political parties gets life sentence

A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties across a horrified country.<p>Luka Magnotta, a former porn actor, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Jun …

NASA Sees Your Christmas Lights From Space

Whether it’s a lit nativity scene, illuminated trees or just staying up later for a meal with family and friends, the increase in lighting during the holiday season is so pronounced that NASA can spot it from space.<p>Analysis of data from the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi …