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Loyal Dog Still Waits Outside Hospital Where His Owner Died Four Months Ago

The story of a nameless mongrel that has been patiently waiting outside a hospital in Sao Paolo Brazil four months after his owner was admitted there …

Ice dropped into a 90-meter ice hole sounds like a Bugs Bunny cartoon

Cartoons, film, and TV may have warped our ideas about what sounds to expect in certain situations, but it turns out those noises might be more …

‘Get Out’s’ alternate ending is among the great scenes cut from this year’s Oscar nominees

Just because you've fallen in love with one of this year's best picture Academy Award nominees doesn't mean you've actually <i>seen</i> the whole film. As with any production, there are incredible moments that make it all the way to the edit suite – but not to the final cut. We spoke with five directors …

This inexpensive cross-country train route is *begging* to be your summer road trip

Sure, summer still feels about as far away as the next total solar eclipse, but it’s definitely not too soon to start planning a dreamy road trip. …

These 2 Words Are the Trick to Scoring a Flight Upgrade

British writer Tilly Bagshawe is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of more than a dozen novels. Her first, Adored, was a Jackie Collins-style …

Country Lifestyle

Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …

The White Darkness: A Journey Across Antarctica | The New Yorker

V. Get Wet and You Die<p>On October 30, 2008, Worsley, Gow, and Adams arrived in Punta Arenas, on the southern tip of Chile. They went to a warehouse owned by a company named Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions. During the summer, between thirty thousand and forty-five thousand tourists visit the …

First Aid

'Game Changer': Maya Cities Unearthed In Guatemala Forest Using Lasers

By raining down laser pulses on some 770 square miles of dense forest in northern Guatemala, archaeologists have discovered 60,000 Maya structures that make up full sprawling cities.<p>And the new technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked, revealing …

Archaeology

Dog Alerts Owner To Propane Gas Leak Inside Long Island Home

<b>LAKEVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) –</b> A Long Island woman’s dog saved her from a potentially dangerous situation.Ronene Ando says her pit bull Ruby doesn’t …

Pets

History buffs, listen up: Wondery's 'American History Tellers' podcast is for you

If your history teacher had a voice like podcast host Lindsay Graham's (not the Senator), then maybe you would have looked forward to class a little more.<p>Wondery's newest history podcast (after <i>Tides of History, History Unplugged</i> and <i>Fall of Rome</i>) is <i>American History Tellers</i>, narrated by Graham's rich …

Michael Jordan

A fantastical ship has set out to seek Malaysian Airlines flight 370

ON JANUARY 2nd, at 8pm local time, a strange vessel cast off and sailed out of the Port of Durban, in South Africa, heading east. Her hull was …

Airplanes

The best time of year to buy just about anything

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>This year, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money …

Shopping

Here's Everything You Can Get for Free While Stuck at the Airport

Killing time at the airport doesn’t have to be expensive.<p>As <i>Stuck at the Airport</i> details, if you ever find yourself trapped during a long layover or …

Flying

I Tried the $115 Service That Lets You Fall Asleep In L.A. and Wake Up In San Francisco, and It Blew Me Away

Here's how it went.<p>Someday, I might hail a flying Uber car or climb aboard the Hyperloop for transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In the …

San Francisco

What is the major difference between Airbus and Boeing Airplane design?

Okay so for a start, if you would like to distinguish between the two with only a glance, chances are you might be getting it a bit wrong.<p>Why?<p>Because …

Try to Solve This 'Cows and Chickens' Riddle Without Laughing

Some puzzles require a mind for math, others a keen eye. Then there are brainteasers that are so nonsensical the biggest challenge is saying them …

Autism

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

My mother's side of the family is half Danish and my father's side half Norwegian. But at Christmastime, we feel 100 percent Scandinavian. Largely ignoring the English and Scottish bits of our heritage, we fill our Christmas table with treats such as crumbly Danish cookies and piquant pickled …

Dessert

The Best Things We Bought in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Wirecutter are reopening our blog. As people who are truly passionate about how the things we own affect our lives, …

Shopping

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

Threading

The best new podcasts of 2017

<i>Looking for something new to listen to while you drive to work/go for a walk/wash the dishes? We're here for you. In weekly series Podcast Pick, we highlight podcasts, audio personalities or specific stories worth hearing.</i><p>From a musical staged for your ears to stories told by unlikely (and even …

Michael Jordan

The 21st century buildings that transformed New York's skyline

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York's skyline is probably one of the best known in the world. Visitors and natives alike would undoubtedly be able to trace the silhouettes of its buildings with their eyes closed.<p>Less familiar, but no less striking, are the new constructions shaping up in the city. From Bjarke Ingels …

Skyscrapers

How to Visit Yosemite, From a Guy Who’s Done It 100 Times

There’s a way to arrive at Yosemite Valley, the well-trafficked area of Yosemite National Park that houses its most picturesque cliffs and …

National Parks

Frank Gehry set to design a contemporary architecture museum in Massachusetts

Soon, visitors to North Adams, Massachusetts will be able to see Frank Gehry-designed buildings on both large and small scales. The famed architect was just tapped to design the town’s latest project, the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, which will house a collection of …

Frank Lloyd Wright

These Are the 50 Most Popular Trader Joe’s Products of All Time

Though we never need an excuse to celebrate all the great offerings at Trader Joe’s, the company is giving us just that with their 50th anniversary. …

Food

6 Questions with Duolingo Founder Luis von Ahn

04 Min Read Time - Guatemala-born Luis von Ahn sold two companies to Google by the time he was 30. Now he’s using his inventive mind — and good …

Behind Waze's Ambitious Plan to End Traffic for Good

08 Min Read Time - Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features …

Transportation

21 Classic Camping Tips From Field & Stream

For 35 years, in each issue of <i>Field & Stream</i>, H.G. “Tap” Tapply served up tidbits of hard-earned outdoor knowledge, in his extremely popular “Tap’s …

Hot Dogs

Remembering the Strangest Architecture New York Never Built

The Queens Museum showcases retro designs for futuristic urban planning.<p>When New Yorkers look at their city's downtown skyline, a drastically different cityscape is likely already on their minds. They notice the negative space left by the destruction of the Twin Towers on 9/11 and the gleaming …

Architecture

Vesterbro: 10 things to do in Copenhagen’s fashionable meat packing district

Located just behind Tivoli Gardens, the once seedy Vesterbro area, famous for its red light district, is now the coolest part of Copenhagen. In the …

European Travel

Check out the diverse pleasures of L.A.'s Chinatown, Jake

May. 7, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>L.A. County<p><b>Why:</b> L.A.’s Chinatown has a past. Transplanted from its original venue 80 years ago, the neighborhood northeast of downtown retains an authentic vibe, in a region otherwise threatened with mass gentrification. It is famously notorious in the classic Jack Nicholson …