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Photos: Incredible images of the red planet from India’s Mars mission

India’s Mangalyaan—the world’s cheapest Mars mission—has sent back some stunning images of the red planet’s surface.<p>On July 19, the mission snapped images of Ophir Chasma, a massive canyon that is some 317 kilometres long and 62 metres wide. It is part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons …

Mars Mission

Trump outlines immigration specifics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Sunday he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and put stricter limits on legal immigration, offering his most detailed account yet of how he would handle a policy issue that has become a cornerstone of his campaign.<p>…

Donald Trump

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Only One Occupied Country in Europe Rose to the Defense of Jews During World War II

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

Scientists Were ‘Astonished’ to Find Bible Quotes on ‘Most Ancient Hebrew Scroll Since the Dead Sea Scrolls’

A burned parchment believed to be 1,500-years-old was unearthed near the Dead Sea in 1970, but researchers have just now succeeded in deciphering the contents of the find they have called “the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls.”<p>Though the scroll was charred and tightly rolled, …

Archaeology

These Vintage Prefab Vacation Homes Will Make You Long for the Woods

Caption from LIFE. $5,000. Tired of competing for campsites on weekends, John and Janet Smith finally built a vacation h<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John Dominis—The …

Vacation Homes

What 9 common drugs including caffeine, weed, and booze do to your brain

We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often nowhere near as pleasant as the immediate results they produce.<p>So what exactly are these drugs doing to the brain to prompt these feelings?

Jurassic World

It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, <i>Jurassic World</i> is a little of that. But this state-of-the-art dino epic is also more than a …

Movies

Putin, once critical of Stalin, now embraces Soviet dictator's tactics

Only six years ago, President<p>Vladimir Putinvisited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.<p>Putin spoke harshly that day of the notorious<p>World War II-era …

Russia

It's Official: Austin is America's Next Great Food Town

A renegrade wave of talented chefs with Texas-size ambitions and rock-and-roll swagger is turning Austin into the country's next next seat for great …

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

China

Hurricane Blanca may become Earth's sixth Category 5 hurricane of 2015

<i>UPDATED 7:30 p.m. ET</i>: Hurricane Blanca has weakened even further while situated in nearly the exact same location as it was in 24 hours ago, about …

Pluto’s Moons Raise New Puzzles for NASA’s New Horizons Mission

For a long time, Pluto was considered an oddball planet — and although that perception has changed, astronomers now report that its tiniest moons rank among the oddest in the solar system.<p>"The Pluto system is more interesting than we thought," said Mark Showalter, a planetary scientist at the SETI …

Solar System

Mount Everest isn't the Earth's tallest mountain

The world's tallest mountain technically is not Mount Everest.<p>Mount Everest is the tallest mountain <i>above</i> sea level, but if we're talking sheer height here, base to summit, then the tallest mountain is Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii.<p>Here's how it breaks down:<p>Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea …

Mount Everest

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Today's Design Dispatches<p>Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>May 24, 2018<p>Kitchen of the …

Kitchens

Lauren Bath, Professional Instagrammer, returns to Sydney to capture Vivid Festival

Breath-taking photos taken from the top of the Harbour Bridge by 'Instagram photographer' capture stunning effect of Vivid Festival<p><b>Lauren Bath went</b> …

Social Media

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

The costs of a budget motel and a five-pearl luxury resort may not be as drastically different as you think. Actually, they might not be different at all: It all depends on where you are. So, using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just …