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Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

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Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …


Don't Cry for Taylor Swift, Spotify

I cannot mourn Taylor Swift's removal of her back catalog from the Spotify streaming service: I сried my eyes out back in 2009, when Rammstein did …

20 Best Ceiling Ideas And Decorations For A Beautiful Room

With the right paint, fabric, or decorative plaster, the ceiling can make a striking statement.<p>Too often, the "fifth" wall is forgotten, but even a little attention overhead can characterize the entire space. Read on to see how.

Hewlett-Packard reportedly plans to split into two companies

Hewlett-Packard Co. is planning to split into two companies, separating its personal computer and printer division from its business services unit.<p>The Palo Alto-based company, which markets personal and business technology products, announced the split on Monday. It is expected to be completed by …

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The transformation begins! My first shoot as Pan. Fun fact: I was all ready to cut my hair, then was told by the folks who actually know what they're doing that a wig works better for everybody. So, December 4th, here we come. #wiglife #peterpanlive #nbc

If I Stay - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Are You Here Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler Movie HD

5 Questions Raised by New Doctor Who

We speculate about plots, villains and potential departures.<p>Doctor Who is, at is very core, a show about questions (and brain-boggling sci-fi …

TV: New 'Doctor Who' makes a splash

<b>Doctor Who</b>, "Deep Breath" 8 p.m. ET/PT Saturday on BBC America.<p>The 12th Doctor will see you now.<p>That would be the latest actor to portray the time-traveling fixer, Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi - who officially assumes the TARDIS with the season premiere of the cult hit Saturday night and wastes no …

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is booked; he calls charges an 'injustice'

After a pre-booking gathering that doubled as a campaign-style rally, Texas Gov. Rick Perry strode into a criminal justice center in Austin on Tuesday to be booked on two felony counts that pose for him both legal and political peril.<p>Before entering to be fingerprinted and photographed, Perry …

Recognize these two from The Incredibles? They're Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men.

Franc Grom's Egg Sculptures: an eggshell with more than 2,000 holes drilled in it

Amsterdam. Photograph by Werner Kunz.

Tagus Linear Park: trails, parks, and containers in this new public space in Portugal

Londoners seek shelter during WWII in the Aldwych tube station, April 1941

Panorama House: a home in South Korea with an interior slide, by Moon Hoon

Fontanellato, Italy. Photograph by Tiberio Frascari.

Bruges, Belgium. Photography by Natali Antonovich

Cochem Castle, Germany. Photograph by Ryan Wyckoff.

Do it white, but not all. Illustration by d-Arkroom

Oberhofen Castle on Lake Thun, Switzerland. Photography by kurt.fotosuisse.

Shipping Containers Becomes a Canvas for Graffiti Art by Pichi & Avo.

Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, France. Photograph by Maite Rico.

Urban Post Disaster Housing Prototype: flexible and local post-disaster housing