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US airlines raked in $4.7 billion in baggage and change fees during the first nine months of 2013

US airlines made $4.7 billion from checked baggage and reservation change fees in the first three quarters of 2013, according to preliminary data from the US Department of Transportation’s US Bureau of Transportation Statistics.<p>For the fourth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines is on track to beat …

New Moon Found Orbiting Neptune, But What To Call It?

Astronomers have found a new moon orbiting the solar system's outermost planet, Neptune.<p>The tiny moon, just 12 miles across, was discovered in more than 150 pictures of Neptune taken by the Hubble Space Telescope between 2004 and 2009.<p>The moon was barely visible in any one photo, but by combining …

Prison hunger strike raises issue of force feeding on U.S. soil

A human rights issue comes home<p>More than 12,400 inmates across California have been fasting since Monday, to protest solitary confinement and call for improved prison conditions. The strike, involving roughly two-thirds of the state’s prisons, is one of the largest in California history.<p>So far no …

Google And Others Reportedly Pay Adblock Plus To Show You Ads Anyway

If you work for a company that depends on advertising revenue, you won’t hear people talk that often about using Adblock Plus, but it’s something that millions of consumers probably can’t imagine their Internet browsing without at this point. It manages to block out most ads on websites, providing …

Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video

Facial recognition, landmark detection, and even audio cues picked up through your phone’s microphone could let Instagram Video intelligently suggest a cover frame for mini-movies or even tag them, according to recent Facebook patents. The tech could route each video to the right people and put its …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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US Student Andrew Pochter Killed During Violent Clashes in Egypt

An American college student was killed in Alexandria, Egypt, during violent clashes between government supporters and opponents, family members and …

Ranku Launches Comparison Shopping Site For Legit Online Universities

Scummy for-profit schools like University of Phoenix spend big bucks to rope students into mediocre educations. So Ranku launches today to help students find a reputable online university. Its site lets you browse different programs, and compare their price, online interface, and performance of …

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

UN: Israeli forces abuse Palestinian children

A UN human rights group has accused Israel of abuses against Palestinian children that include torture, solitary confinement and threats of death and sexual assault in prisons.<p>In the report released on Thursday, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child said it expressed its "deepest concern …

Egypt's revolution inspires tech start-ups

<b>Egypt's revolution in 2011 proved two incredibly important things for Egyptian youth.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessWorking alone to come together betterInventing the question to fit your answerDigital divorce for the 21st CenturyCrowd and proudBe your own DIY PR consultant<p>First, that …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Deserts from Space

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Al Gore says Obama must veto 'atrocity' of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Al Gore has called on Barack Obama to veto the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, describing it as "an atrocity".<p>The former vice-president said in an …

Turkish PM's chilling warning: 'these protests will be over in 24 hours'

Turkey's prime minister defied a growing wave of international criticism on Wednesday and issued a chilling warning to the protesters who have …

Caught on Camera: Surprise Underwater Encounter with a Humpback Whale

Want to photograph or film a humpback whale underwater? Try listening for its “song.” The video above, uploaded by YouTube user westh2o, shows a …

U.S. top 20 inbound tourism markets: Asia on the rise, Europe declines

The number of Europeans visiting the U.S. continued to drop in 2012, while the number of Asian and Latin Americans quickly increased.<p>Data released by …

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

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Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

The surprisingly beautiful conclusion to the cicada's life. Also, basically, what HD was made for.<p>You all may have just started to pay attention to cicadas this year, when they're emerging from the ground to mate and die, but filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a documentary about the special …

Gay marriage opponents stage mass protest in Paris

Tens of thousands of people registered a final, furious protest against same-sex marriage on Sunday, days before the first wedding ceremony under a …

Boy Scouts vote to lift ban on gay youth

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to end its controversial policy banning gay kids and teens from joining one of the nation's most popular youth organizations, ditching membership guidelines that had roiled the group in recent years.<p>Over 61 percent of Scouting's National …

How you can help people in Oklahoma

<b>Red Cross:</b> Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at http://redcross.org. Use the Safe & Well website or the mobile version to check on …

Firm behind TSA's full-body scanners is having a tough time on the stock market

OSI Systems Inc said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued it a “proposed debarment notice” related to privacy concerns over its …