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A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

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Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years -- the fall of Communism, the rise of the Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.<p>One constant, however, has been "Back to the Future." The 1985 …

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The 5 Most Romantic Road Trips

When my now-husband and I were 16, our favorite date was to hop in his GTO and hit the road, setting out to see what there was to see. While …

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

When You’re Busy Looking for Happiness in the Future

<b>“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your</b> …

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

Dear friends<p>How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have …

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Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

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When the Tuskegee Airmen Got Their Wings

Caption from LIFE. Flying cadets hear a brief lecture on wind currents from Lieutenant McCune.<br>Gabriel Benzur—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>1 …

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Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

The End of an Era: How 11 Beloved TV Shows Said Goodbye

<i>Parks and Recreation</i> ends its seven-season run Tuesday night on NBC. This marks not only our last evening with our favorite residents of Pawnee, Indiana, but also the larger end of an era. Even though it’s now airing on Tuesdays, <i>Parks</i> is the very last of the “Must-See” NBC Thursday-night sitcoms, …

Classic paintings interpreted as playmobil scenes - in pictures

A French painter based in Paris, Pierre-adrien Sollier, recreates famous works of art substituting the characters for playmobil figures

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game Sim City.<p>Matteo Bittani’s “How to get rid of homeless” collects dozens of forum threads debating and discussing the homelessness that occurs in the game, highlighting the uneasy similarities between …

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10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

Haxey Hood game – in pictures

The game of Haxey Hood dates back to the 14th century. It is said that Lady de Mowbray was riding towards the village of Haxey, north Lincolnshire, when her silk riding hood was blown away by the wind. Farm workers in a nearby field rushed to help and chased the hood, when it was eventually caught …

James Bond Will Guzzle Belvedere Martinis in Spectre

James Bond walks into a bar. He floats over to the bartender who is magnetically drawn to him (he’s wearing a white tux, after all), and orders a . . . bourbon.<p>That’s because it’s his drink.<p>We know this thanks to intrepid, possibly obsessive, readers have combed through all of Ian Fleming’s suave …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

This Smartphone Tracker Creates Stunningly Accurate City Maps

Human knows every move you make. And it results in some beautiful maps.<p>Fitness tracker apps have exploded in popularity since the rise of motion sensors like Apple's M7 chip. Basically, a new phone bought today can tell if you are walking or running, and if you drove to your destination in a car or …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>My sister and five-year-old nephew have been staying with me this week, so, trying to be a good uncle, I asked beforehand what his favorite foods were. On the list, among Cheerios and chicken feet (yeah, he's a …

Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

Why Valve doesn't care if you take a sick day

Valve has managed to find success both as a game developer and through its Steam gaming platform, and a lot of that may come down to the company's famously flat structure. There are no managers at Valve, and the company doesn't track things like sick days or vacation time. In an interview with <i>The</i> …

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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