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Survey: Americans are more likely to say they’re gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender

A sign of progress for LGBTQ people.<p>More than 10 million Americans now identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, according to a new analysis by Gallup of its daily polling data.<p>The analysis, based on interviews with more than 1.6 million US adults over five years of data collection, …

LGBTQI

JPMorgan Chase is about to slash the 100,000-point sign-up bonus for the most ballyhooed credit card of 2016

That sign-up bonus will be slashed in half for online applicants after January 11, according to The Points Guy.<p>The Reserve's debut made waves among consumers. A spokeswoman for Chase previously told The New York Times that the card was an unexpected hit, especially among millennials, even before …

This LEGO riff on Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait is a great optical illusion

Artist Geoffroy Amelot created this Lego-centric replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait.<p>You can vaguely tell what it is from close up, …

Art

12 Cars You Can Finally Import to the U.S. in 2017

Welcome the Forbidden Fruit, Class of 1992 to the U.S.<p>It's almost 2017, which means that, among other things, there's a whole new crop of ultra-cool cars you can finally import into the U.S. that were never sold here. Once a car turns 25, it's eligible for importation, but you'll have to pay …

These Brutalist Sandcastles Are Temporary Masterpieces

If you're jonesing for a beach day, look no further than than sculptor Calvin Seibert's Flickr account. His collection of impressive sandcastles will …

These 14 giant corporations dominate the global auto industry

The automotive industry has experienced some incredible growth over the past couple of years. In the US alone, more than 30 automotive brands vie for the 17 million autos that are sold each year.<p>Around the world, even more brands are selling everything from tiny economy cars to million-dollar …

Obama administration rushes to protect public lands before Trump takes office

Environmental groups hope Utah, Nevada and Grand Canyon will be included in rapid conservation efforts as Trump plans to expand fossil fuel extraction<p>Barack Obama’s administration is rushing through conservation safeguards for large areas of public land ahead of Donald Trump’s arrival in the White …

Obama Administration

Hong Kong: lawyers and activists march against Beijing 'meddling'

More than 2,000 join silent protest after China intervened in supposedly independent legal system to stop activists joining parliament<p>More than 2,000 lawyers and activists have paraded through Hong Kong in silence and dressed in black to protest against Beijing’s unprecedented intervention in the …

Obama's Quiet Mission to Export Gay Rights Overseas

While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.<p>The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and spent tens of millions of …

The man solving Malaysia flight 370

Blaine Alan Gibson has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones – though in temperament he’s probably a lot closer to Sherlock Holmes.<p>Blaine Alan Gibson has been called a modern-day Indiana Jones – though in temperament he’s probably a lot closer to Sherlock Holmes.<p>Gibson, 59, made headlines around …

Airplanes

Americans Say They're More Afraid of Clowns Than Climate Change

Seriously, guys?<p>The US is in the middle of a so-called 'clown attack' epidemic right now, and a new survey by the good folks at Vox has just revealed …

Chapman University

Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

<b>On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, civil society organizations, and businesses to collaborate on building a 2°C future.</b><p>"Now we must move from words to deeds and put Paris into action," …

An ancient world concealed underground

An impressive underground network of tunnels and caves, curiously filled with vintage cars and forgotten World War II relics, lay forgotten under the ancient city of Naples.<p>In cities as old as Naples, residents have become used to unearthing classical Roman treasures, antiquated cisterns and other …

Italy

Meet the Unsung Street Photographer of 1980s New York

CC train, NYC, 1985<br>Richard Sandler<p>1 of 17<p>To view Richard Sandler’s photographs is to look into the soul of a broken New York. From the pages of his …

Street Photography

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Viral Video Lets You Read the Logo on an Airplane Thanks to the Camera’s 200X Zoom Capability

The short video below should help explain why the latest superzoom cameras are so popular, as you get both a wide view where a FedEx airplane is …

Major evangelical college group will allegedly fire people for supporting marriage equality

It’s not the first time they have done something like this.<p>A major evangelical college campus organization is allegedly instituting a policy that …

Millennials Are Changing the Way Americans Shop for Cars...for the Better

Conditioned to shopping online, they don't want to bargain with salespeople.<p>From streaming movies to splitting restaurant tabs with Venmo, …

Automotive Industry

20 Surreal Places to See the Clearest, Bluest Water on Earth

Mrs. Doubtfire San Francisco house for sale

The iconic house from <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i> is going on the market. Nanny not included.<p>Robin Williams’ on-screen family occupied the San Francisco home in …

The Department of Transportation just issued a comprehensive policy on self-driving cars

The feds are trying to get them on the road ASAP.<p>Automated vehicles (AVs), colloquially known as "self-driving cars," are no longer sci-fi speculation. They are happening. Multiple vehicles with varying levels of automation are already on the road, and numerous companies in and outside the …

USDOT

Fresh food, 'healthy options' from a lean, green machine

Amy Langereis, a Langara College science student, was having trouble finding healthy food on campus until she noticed something new in the lobby: A …

The Story Behind TIME's Original 9/11 Cover

TIME's original 9/11 cover photographed by Lyle Owerko, on September 11, 2001<br>TIME—Photograph by Lyle Owerko<p>1 of 12<p>On the morning of September 11, …

World Trade Center

Photos: What we looked like watching 9/11 as it happened

No camera phones, just shock and awe<p>It can be hard to remember that only 15 years ago the way people engaged with large public events was …

Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently …

L.A. hasn't yet built the 100-story skyscraper, but its skyline is growing again

The last time Los Angeles celebrated the completion of its tallest building, one politician christened the moment with a joke about the city's skyward ambitions at the time.<p>It was 1989, and the skeleton of the 73-story Library Tower — later the First Interstate World Center, now the US Bank Tower — …

Skyscrapers

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …