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Fabulous Fall Foliage in Full Bloom: Pictures

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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Rescued orangutan babies, a feeding whale and coral reefs are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

Interview: Beautifully Ethereal Portraits Blur the Line between Dreams and Reality

Parisian-born, Los Angeles-based fine art photographer Lola Mitchell blurs the line between painting and photo, beauty and unease, and dreams and reality in her digitally manipulated images of ethereal women drifting in watery realms. Staged primarily near, above, or underneath the surface of …

Underwater Photography

6 Steps To Lose Fat If You’re Over 40

If you’re over the hill, you might notice that battling the bulge isn’t quite as simple as it used to be. In this post, you’ll learn how to eat, …

Nutrition

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Birthright Citizenship Wasn’t Born in America

Blame Elizabeth I for Donald Trump’s least-favorite policy.<p>Giving squalling infants membership in the polity: Whose idea was that, anyway?<p>It’s a natural question to ask, now that Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap what he calls “birthright citizenship,” or what others call Section 1 of the Fourteenth …

Immigration

New crew of 3 launches on 2-day trip to International Space Station

<b>UPDATED 12:44 a.m. ET September 2, 2015</b>: The three crewmembers had a successful launch and are now on their way to the International Space Station. …

The 24 best public colleges in America

Here, we've narrowed down our results to look at the best public schools in the country.<p>To determine the rankings, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation. We then combined those results with each school's …

College & University

THE SHOT: A Once in a Lifetime Moment

I had been chasing this storm for about two hours when I got this shot. And what an amazing feeling it was. It happened so fast that I actually only saw the flash out of the corner of my eye.<p>The picture was taken on August 8 in Marana, Arizona, a suburb of Tucson. I checked it on the camera LCD and …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

Amazingly Intricate Carpets Made Out of Everyday Objects

We Make Carpets is lying to you. They don't make carpets.<p>The pieces Stijn van der Vleuten, Marcia Nolte, and Bob Waardenburg craft may look the part, …

Staving Off Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's - already afflicting well over five million Americans -- is expected to claim more than 16 million of us by 2050 if a cure isn't found. Today it is at the top of the Bad News list of potential diagnoses for almost anyone over 50. Justifiably so, since the Centers for Disease Control and …

Dementia

CNN/ORC poll: GOP voters want more Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the race for president, and he's the candidate GOP voters are most likely to say they want to see on the debate stage, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.<p>Trump, whose campaign for the presidency has come to dominate much of the news …

Looking Back at Jon Stewart: In Pictures

Jon Stewart is ending his 'Daily' routine

After 16-plus years and nearly 2,600 episodes as host of Comedy Central's <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart has his final Moment of Zen Thursday.<p>He's been media critic, news provider, political scold, truth-teller and guiding spirit (though he'd never admit it) to baby boomers and their millennial …

What I'll Miss Most About Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Of all the ways that I’ll miss <i>The Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart—as comedian, truth teller, BS caller—above all I will miss him as a media filter. I …

Top 10 Documentaries Every Art Lover Should Watch

Galleries<p>Must-see flicks for art aficionados.<p>,<p>Are you the kind of person who gets bored on vacation? Do you flick through Netflix not knowing what to …

Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

When Paul Newman died, in 2008, he left his Newman’s Own food empire, and the charitable foundation it supports, in the hands of his adviser Robert Forrester. But, his eldest daughter says the family believes their father’s principles are being betrayed.<p>The first clue something was wrong was the …

The author of Jon Stewart’s biography thinks this is what the host will do after leaving 'The Daily Show'

But someone with an interesting perspective on the subject is Lisa Rogak, author of the 2014 New York Times bestseller, "Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart."<p>Rogak believes Stewart will not start a new show or put his foot into the political ring.<p>Rogak's book, which Stewart declined …

The Daily Show

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This Home In Cape Town Has 360 Degree Mountain And Sea Views

SAOTA together with interior designer Debra Parkington, have designed a new home in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.<p>The architect’s …

6 on-the-go fat-burning snacks you'll actually want to eat

Eating small meals throughout the day helps with weight management in a couple different ways. For one thing, eating frequently helps to keep your blood sugar stable, meaning you won’t get so ravenous that you'll overeat.<p>Plus, adding protein to your meals keeps your metabolism up, which, in turn, …

Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan, elevated as goddess

TOKYO (AP) — Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a …

Japan

NY Gov. Cuomo: Captured convict 'critical but stable'

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The escaped murderer who was shot by a state trooper near the Canadian border is in "critical but stable" condition at an Albany …