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2012 Movie Problems: Everything Wrong With Roland Emmerich's Disaster

<b>Roland Emmerich</b>‘s <b>2012</b> as the newest addition to CinemaSin’s popular series of videos dissecting and mocking the flaws, improbabilities and just …

Giola Lagoon Is Epically Beautiful And Crazy Cool To Swim In

In the northern Greek island of Thassos near the village of Astris sits this completely fabulous looking natural pool called Giola Lagoon.<p>The lagoon water is warmer than that of the Aegean, over which it looks, and it's kinda a pain to get to, but it looks so so worth it.<p>Yea, we can't wait for …

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Pope Francis urges new cardinals to avoid Vatican intrigue and gossip

Pope Francis has instructed his new "princes of the church" – among them Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster – to avoid "intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and partiality" as they don the Roman Catholic church's prized red biretta.<p>Speaking in St Peter's basilica a day after …

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Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Death Toll From Deep Freeze Tops 20; Warm-Up Is Coming

The deaths of at least 21 people are now being blamed on the winter storms and severe cold weather that have gripped much of the nation since late last week, The Associated Press reported early Wednesday.<p>At least half have been attributed to weather-related traffic accidents. The wire service adds …

The scary thing about Puerto Rico’s population: It’s leaving the island for good

Times are tough in Puerto Rico. The financial crisis has left the island buried in $70 billion in debt, and it’s on the verge of seeing its bonds downgraded to junk.<p>It’s people are also leaving the island at a near record rate. The mass exodus seen in the 2000s is the worst since almost half a …

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Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

1 policeman, 8 gunmen killed in shootout in western Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Mexico said Monday that one police officer and eight gunmen were killed in a shootout in the state of Jalisco.<p>The state prosecutor's office said officers were patrolling the town of Jalostotitlan when assailants opened fire on them from several vehicles. …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …