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See the Northern Lights Now Before They Fade Away

If you want to gaze at the wonder of the Northern Lights in the next decade, you better book a ticket soon. Scientists expect the lights to fade and …

Submerged 400-Year-Old Church Resurfaces from the Waves

Drowned in 1966, the Templo de Quechula has recently re-emerged from receding waters in Chiapas, Mexico. A drought in the area allowed this 400-year-old church to reappear from the watery depths, with recorded levels in the Chiapas state reservoir dropping by 25 meters (82 feet). This is the second …

Snorkeling

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Cocktails

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …

New Medicare Data Shows Big Payouts for Tiny Number of Doctors

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Obama administration has just released detailed data about the payouts it made to 880,000 …

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, consider how a courtyard can bring you closer to nature...<p>Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...<p>Space, light, and twists on color use …

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Runway reopens after failed takeoff at PHL

All runways at Philadelphia International Airport have reopened after a U.S. Airways plane failed to take off and the landing gear collapsed on …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

FBI checking fingerprints of two Malaysia Airline passengers with stolen passports

Law enforcement officials tell CNN the FBI is running through its database of thumb prints of the two passengers who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysian jet that vanished over Southeast Asia three days ago.<p>The thumb prints were taken at the airport check-in in Kuala Lumpur and were …

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

National Geographic Travel

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Warmer temperatures are forcing emperor penguins to make gravity-defying journeys out of their traditional breeding grounds<p>Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

How a Hollywood Guru Helped Me Stop Being So Damn Indecisive

Trapped in a lifelong cycle of what-ifs, Amanda FitzSimons finally finds some answers—and an exit from the cul-de-sac of indecision<p>"Have you ever considered taking an SSRI?"<p>On the long, long list of things you never want a supervisor to call you into a conference room to suggest—maybe, okay, please …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

Zhang Yimou could face $1.2M fine for breaking China's 1-child policy

BEIJING – Chinese film director Zhang Yimou and his wife could face a fine up to $1.2 million for violating the nation's one-child policy, the official Xinhua news agency reported Sunday, now that the couple has admitted bearing three children before they married in 2011.<p>Zhang, 62, who has directed …

China

Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

Just as last week's figures may been distorted by temporary factors related to the holiday season that made things look worse than they really are, the word Thursday that there's been a sharp drop in claims for unemployment insurance needs to be accompanied by the same sort of caveat.<p>The Employment …

How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

Indian woman 'raped by two gangs on Christmas Eve'

<b>Police in India say 10 men are in custody, after a 21-year-old woman was raped by two apparently unrelated groups of men on Christmas Eve.</b><p>She was visiting friends in Pondicherry when she was abducted by three men and raped by one of them, officials say.<p>She found her friends after that ordeal but …

Crime

‘Revolutionary Leaders Are Not Gods’: China’s Leader Xi on Mao’s 120th Birthday

He was no god. That was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s assessment of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of the Great Helmsman’s birthday. In a Dec. …

Chinese Newspapers Blast Japan Prime Minister For 'Paying Homage To The Devils'

(Adds comments from EU, Chinese ministry)<p>BEIJING, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, describing his visit to the Yasukuni Shrine for Japan's war dead as paying homage to "devils" and warning that China could crush "provocative …

Six charged over gang rape in India

Woman allegedly raped twice by two groups of men, a year after the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi<p>Police arrested 10 people and charged six of them with raping a 21-year-old woman in southern India, police said on Friday, a year after a fatal gang rape in New Delhi spurred debate on …

New Delhi

Boy, nine, climbs South America's tallest mountain

American Tyler Armstrong and father Kevin break record by reaching peak of Argentina's 22,841ft mount Aconcagua<p>A nine-year-old boy from southern California has become the youngest person in history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 metres) is the …

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China: More than 500 resign over election fraud

<b>More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.</b><p>The 512 officials resigned after accepting bribes from 56 members of the provincial assembly to elect them to their posts, Xinhua news agency said.<p>The 56 …

Corruption

Kerry reportedly says he will consider freeing Jonathan Pollard as part of prisoner swap

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Middle East in the first week of the new year amid a flurry of reports in the Israeli press that he has said he would consider freeing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.<p>Israel's Channel 10 TV station first reported Friday that Kerry offered to free …

The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on Earth to spot these fallen stars.<p>Each winter — …

China ends reeducation through labour and loosens one child policy

National People's Congress officially allows couples to have a second child if one parent is an only child and scraps reeducation labour system<p>China’s ruling Communist Party announced a set of reforms on Saturday that will loosened its grip on the three-decade-old restrictive birth policy and …