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Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …

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10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Discover the endless design possibilities of metal cladding.<p>“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Every façade tells a story. Discover how polycarbonate shapes experience.<p>Millions of metal petals make …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Obama Administration On PRISM Program: 'Only Non-U.S. Persons Outside The U.S. Are Targeted' (UPDATE)

WASHINGTON -- A massive email surveillance program run by the National Security Agency is not directed at Americans and is legally permissible and highly useful for anti-terror operation, a senior administration official said in a statement Thursday night.<p>The statement, provided on condition of …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ominous Storm Approaches

People like to take pictures of the sky — fluffy fair-weather clouds, sunsets shot with pinks and golds, great expanses of clear blue. But sometimes …

Obama Commencement Address at Morehouse Turns Into Controversy

It was a rough week for Obama. IRS. Benghazi. The AP. Morehouse, too? Allison Samuels reports.<p>“It has been a tough week for President Obama but …

Ax hovers over food stamp program as costs grow

<b>By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News</b><p>A heated battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over cuts to the food stamp program, with lawmakers quoting Bible verses at each other and benefits for millions of people hanging in the balance.<p>Nearly 47 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on food …

Escape From An Eritrean Prison

Eritrea's human rights record has long faced international criticism. Located in the Horn of Africa, the country is home to five million people, but so closed to the outside world that individual stories tend to come almost exclusively from those who have fled.<p>Kidane Isaac was just 18 when he says …

Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

12 Top Spa Resorts in the Himalayas in India

01 of 12<p>World famous Ananda in the Himalayas is one of India's top luxury spas, built on a Maharaja's palace estate. For holistic wellness, there's …

New York attorney general investigating state's fast food industry

New York's attorney general on Thursday said he is investigating the fast food industry in the state after allegations of massive wage theft by …

A Small Shock To The System May Help Brain With Math

Stimulating the brain with a very small electrical current through the forehead could boost a student's ability to learn and remember basic mathematics, a provocative experiment suggests.<p>The work, published online Thursday by the journal <i>Current Biology</i>, could help those who struggle with mental …

Class action launched against maker of recalled birth control pills

A group of Ontario women, including 40 who are pregnant, have launched an $800-million class action against Apotex Inc., the maker of the recalled Alysena birth control pill.<p>The lawsuit involves about 60 women, among whom there have been 40 unwanted pregnancies and four abortions, according to …

Ohio man convicted by paralysed victim's blinks

<b>A US man has been convicted of murder on the evidence of his paralysed victim, who identified him by blinking as he lay dying in hospital.</b><p>Ricardo Woods, 35, fatally shot David Chandler, 35, in the head and neck in Cincinnati, Ohio, in October 2010.<p>The trial saw a video of Chandler blinking to …

Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

The human body is inhabited by bacteria and microorganisms — for every cell, there are around 10 resident microbes, which form on the surface of your skin, on your tongue, and deep inside your body. As research into the human microbiome continues to evolve, scientists are discovering how a person's …

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in mass protest against Israel army draft

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979078_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524694013_8f0a97bce01ca9d938295086fe073c2e<p><b>Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have protested in Jerusalem against plans to force members of their community to serve in the Israeli military.</b><p>Several …

US fears after Chinese missile test

China has tested a long-range missile capable of intercepting satellites, US intelligence sources have claimed.<p>On Monday night local time a rocket was sent into space from a launch centre in Sichuan province, southwest China. Beijing said the launch was part of a scientific data-collecting …

Texas fertiliser factory blast: investigation says cause 'undetermined' with criminal activity not ruled out

One month after a fire triggered a massive blast at a Texas fertiliser plant that killed 15 people an official investigation has been forced to conclude that the cause of the blaze remains "undetermined."<p>Investigators narrowed the number of possible causes to three: a problem with one of the …

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That's led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity.<p>A …

Silent-Evolution-Sculpture-Under-Water-Art-By-Jason-deCaires-Taylor (o This exhibit, completed in 2010, sits on the floor of the Mexican Caribbean off the coast of Cancun and in case you thought it was just art, it has a very practical purpose as well. The Cancun Marine Park attracts over 750,000 tourists a year and this places a lot of pressure on the natural coral reefs. These sculptures are designed to encourage coral growth and thereby add to the oceans biological flourishing. The project is unique in its fusion of public art with environmental conservation and is a visible depiction of the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.