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GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story

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The 13 Biggest Money Mistakes Retirees Make

On the surface, retiring seems to be about transitioning from the working grind to days of all leisure and no alarm clocks. But underneath, there’s another shift at play: ending the days of earning and beginning the days of spending.<p>The kind of spending we’re talking about is certainly not shopping …

Best Investments For A Strong Retirement

Retirees, understandably, are concerned with largely two things: safety and income. Retirement investments often combine these features, but at a cost.<p>Because you’ll live longer in retirement than you expect, often the best investments for a strong retirement are not costly funds and insurance …

The Lighter, Better, More Efficient Two-Stroke Engine

The idea of a two-stroke internal combustion engine for cars has been around for years—but until now, no one's been able to overcome its engineering obstacles. Peter Hofbauer of Ecomotors earns a 2011 PM Breakthrough Award for a design that's actually better and more fuel-efficient than the …

How to Grow a New Windpipe from Stem Cells

Born without a windpipe because of a rare condition called tracheal agenesis, Hannah Warren spent the first two and a half years of her life in a hospital, breathing through a tube doctors inserted through her mouth. But last month, in a nine-hour surgery, Hannah received new trachea grown from her …

The City of Tomorrow Exists Today—in South Korea

Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, South Korea, lies a brand-new city built on algorithms and LEED certifications. Already populated by more than 25,000 people and set to be completed by 2015, Songdo International Business District is a rare exampl<p>Twenty miles west of 2000-year-old Seoul, …

South Korea

Declassified: America's Secret Flying Saucer

In the 1950s, a small team of engineers set to work on a secret program called Project 1794—a supersonic craft designed to shoot down Soviet bombers. Now a trove of declassified documents reveals the audacious mission to build a flying saucer.<p>In September 2012, Michael Rhodes, a technician at the …

Jacob’s Well – America’s Stunning-Yet-Deadly Diving Spot

Jacob’s Well, in Wimberley, Texas, is one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Named after a biblical reference, the well has claimed the lives of …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

12 Obvious Things Confirmed By Science

Brace yourself. These are shocking developments, people.<p>1. Yes, your cat is ignoring you<p>Your tabby recognizes the sound of your voice, but it’s …

Charlie Chaplin

English Farmer Builds Incredible Hobbit House for Just 150 Pounds

At a time when housing rates are hitting the roof, an English farmer has gone and built a house for almost nothing. 59-year-old Michael Buck spent a …

The Hobbit

Electric Car Shopping Guide: What to Consider Before Buying an Electric Car

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for going green while shopping for your next vehicle.<p>Here’s a look at the pros and cons of …

The Cyber Security Arms Race Is About To Go Nuclear

Quantum computers–which use advanced physics to go way faster than computers bogged down in 1s and 0s–are going to blast our passwords out of the water.<p>Cyber security presents a big enough challenge as it is when it’s just your Gmail password and online banking. A whole other underground Internet …

Eight miles of water: underground with Manhattan's new aquatic lifeline

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

Time-Lapse | Earth

I've watched this video several dozen times now and it takes my breath away, <i>every single time</i>. It's a compilation of video shot by the astronauts from the International Space Station whilst orbiting Earth, and it's set to music. There's no message, no science, that I wish to describe: instead, I …

American Icons: Superman

<b>We go up, up and away with Superman and find out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.</b><p>Disguised as a mild-mannered reporter, …

Man of Steel

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Children?

The tragic tale of Marie Antoinette's death during the French Revolution is the stuff of legend. But while the story of Marie Antoinette ends with …

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs

Hydrogen makes an extraordinarily efficient and clean fuel. Three times as energy-efficient as petrol, Nasa used it to power its space shuttles. It …

On Getting Drunk in Antarctica

When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast.<p>There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for outdoor fun and more like a full-body rash that won't go away. New Yorkers are flocking to an ice …

Pig Candy

Posted by Josh<p>There are few pleasures in life quite like <b>pig candy</b>. This sugar coated treat hits so many culinary high marks it's insane—smokey, …

BBQ

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …