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The secret language of air traffic control - and how you can listen in

The absence of an explanation behind flight delays is often more frustrating than the actual delay.<p>But a website growing in popularity allows waiting passengers to listen in to the conversations of air traffic controllers to gain insight into why their plane is still sat on the tarmac.<p>Though …

15 Animated GIFs That Actually Explain How the World Works

We love stupid things like memes and Tumblr posts around here, but we also love knowing science things and being smart like. Since our super-fun …

GIF Animations

Body Positivity FTW: Finally There’s A Doll For Girls Who Have Long, Rectangular Bodies And Necks That Hinge Backwards

In a world full of Barbies and Bratz dolls, it’s heartbreaking to watch girls with body types that don’t match the mainstream ideal struggle to find …

Dolls

Venezuela’s cryptocurrency is one of the worst investments ever

By Matt O'Brien<p>Reporter<p>There are two types of countries, just as there are two types of companies: ones that are doing well, and ones that are pivoting to blockchain.<p>That, of course, is the technology that underpins so-called cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. And, as their prices have skyrocketed …

The Weirdest Titles Kim Jong-il Gave Himself

Kim Jong-Il was North Korea's dictator from 1994 to 2011. As leader of the world's premier cult of personality, Kim's name was never to be mentioned …

Fall of Troy: the legend and the facts

The legendary ancient city of Troy is very much in the limelight this year: a big budget co-production between the BBC and Netflix: Troy, Fall of a …

The remarkable story of the largest ship ever built

Were this to be a big-budget fiction movie, critics would declare the plot to be absurd: the story of a ship - the largest one ever built - being bombed, completely sunk and then hauled from the seabed and patched up to serve another 21 years.<p>Strange then, that so few people know the history behind …

There's no such thing as naturally orange cheese

Or: how dairy farmers discovered the importance of food coloring on perceived taste.<p>There’s no natural reason for some wheels of cheese to be bright orange, but most of us don’t think about it all that much. Sure, we know the fluorescent shade of boxed mac and cheese is food coloring fakery, but we …

Cows

Full-Strength Aspirin Now 331 Milligrams to Adjust for Inflation

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> – The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of the Treasury have reported that they have …

Biomedicine

Environmental Win: The EPA Has Released Thousands Of Lions Into Lake Michigan To Curb The Invasive Carp Population

The arrival of Asian carp to Lake Michigan has wreaked havoc on the lake’s native fish population, water quality, and food chain. But while the fight …

Youtuber makes amazing magnet and marble chain reaction video - and it's fascinating to watch

Kaplamino has stunned viewers with a strangely satisfying magnetic maze chain reaction clip.<p>A YouTuber has created a dazzling magnetic maze video …

Plane lands safely

Even by the standards of "storm-buffeted planes landing without incident", this is astounding: a<p>small jetturboprop all but spinning in circles as it …

The Navy's Giant Hangar That Housed The Hindenburg Hides A Mock Aircraft Carrier Inside

There are few places as steeped in aviation history as Lakehurst, New Jersey, and fabled Hangar 1 sits at the center of it all.<p>USN<p>Tyler RogowayView …

A Man Builds an Incredibly Loud, Leaf Blower Powered Train Horn Out of a 55 Gallon Drum

Barrett Crook of Lexington, North Carolina made an incredibly loud train horn out of a 55 gallon drum, a five gallon bucket, and a fiber building …

Be satisfied watching this mini Thomas the Tank Engine perform stunts

Unlike your standard Hot Wheels playset, the wooden tracks of a Thomas the Tank Engine setup aren't exactly conducive to elaborate tricks.<p>A YouTube …

My Girlfriend Took A Pic At The Dallas Aquarium. I Took A Pic At Target. They’re Virtually Indistinguishable

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Investigators: D.B. Cooper letter confirms suspect, FBI cover-up

New letter allegedly from the real hijacker, investigators say; FBI not yet revisiting case<p>It's the case that won't go away.<p>The only unsolved case of skyjacking in U.S. history remains unsolved, but a team of investigators is confident it has identified the culprit, his co-conspirators, and new …

What Happens When an Astronaut Gets Sick in Space?

Each year, online phishing scams cost Americans roughly half a billion dollars in stolen cash. One way to protect yourself is to train your eye to …

The holiday guest from hell – and 20 rules for sharing your home with friends

I stared Dorothy straight in the eyes. It’s not her real name but it’s close enough. If she is reading this, she will be in no doubt. I mention her not only in a spirit of revenge but also as a cautionary tale. Holidaymakers often seek to stay with friends or family abroad. It saves money - a …

Acquainted

The FDA warns that black licorice can cause heart problems in adults — confirming it's the worst

Reasonable people have for decades agreed that black licorice is the most disgusting, repulsive candy on the planet.<p>The US Food and Drug Administration is finally backing us up.<p>In a report released Monday, the FDA says, "If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least …

High Blood Pressure

Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon

Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you …

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25 Hilarious Acts Of Vandalism

Vandalism is nothing to be encouraged, and most of the time it’s downright annoying. Yet sometimes, when the creative types get up to no good, the …

Museum Visitor Completely Freaks After Tapping On 'Shark' Tank

Literally Jaws-dropping.<p>A museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., features a video of a shark attack that’s so realistic it left at least one visitor on his butt on the floor.<p>Gregory Heinzman couldn’t miss the warning on the set of screens at the International Spy Museum: “Touch at your own risk.” They …

Learn the Science Behind Carnival Games—And Which Ones Are Scams

Anyone who's spent $40 trying to win a life-sized Minion doll only to go home empty-handed knows that carnival games are a scam. But that doesn't …

Ancient Chinese Architecture

Walled compounds, raised pavilions, wooden columns and panelling, yellow glazed roof tiles, landscaped gardens, and a careful application of town …

First Class Travel, 1930s-Style: What Were the Interiors/Floorplan Like Inside the Hindenburg?

The ticket would cost you $7,000 today<p>In the 1920s, if you wanted to cross the Atlantic you got on a ship. Then Germany set up the world's first …

Spam heists in Hawaii prompt retailers to put the wildly popular 'mystery meat' in locked cases

By Fred Barbash<p>, Editor, Morning Mix<p>Last month in the Pearl City community on Oahu, Safeway customer Arlene Sua watched as a man suddenly grabbed eight cases of Spam <b></b>and headed for the door. She thought “‘Okay, this isn’t real. No, he’s not going to take it, no, no,” she told KHON TV.<p>But it was …

Spam

13 spooky science stories

Tis the season, after all.<p>It's Friday. It's also Friday <i>the 13th</i>. And it's <i>also</i> October, A.K.A. Halloweentember. You know what that means: it's time for some spoOooOooOooky science stories. Here are 13 of the most shudder-inducing tales we could find in the <i>Popular Science</i> vaults.<p>A mysterious …

Friday essay: the recovery of cuneiform, the world's oldest known writing

It is a little-known piece of history that Saddam Hussein was a great fan of ancient Mesopotamian literature. His enthusiasm for epics written in …