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Apple's Smartwatch Is Starting To Look A Lot More Like A Fitness Tracker

If and when Apple ever comes out with a wearable computer, the term “watch” may not necessarily apply.<p>According to reports, Apple is going whole hog into health and fitness for its long-rumored wearable device. This morning, a new job listing on Apple’s website called for a “User Studies Exercise …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

Ten great ghost towns in the West

Los Angeles

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

Weird world of awards: Surfboards, moonmen and popcorn buckets - TODAY.com

Everyone knows the sleek, elegant shape of an Oscar, the winged Emmy, and the charmingly retro gramophone of the Grammy. But other entertainment awards range from the generic (is that a flame? a teardrop? a contact lens?) to the wacky (surfboards, moonmen and popcorn buckets).<p>As we await Sunday's …

Red carpet tricks from celebrity hair and makeup artists

Award season is upon us! The country’s most lovable BFF power couple, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, kick start the frenzy at the Golden Globes on Sunday. But let’s talk enviable glamour — the talent that goes into highlighting the natural beauty of our favorite celebs. Covetable coifs and flawless …

Video shows what a real ninth anniversary looks like

I couldn't tell you exactly what my husband and I did for our 10th wedding anniversary, which was last September 13th. We went out to dinner, yes, but to a restaurant that clearly wasn't that memorable. We didn't watch our wedding video — our usual anniversary tradition — because neither of us knew …

Calif. judge extends life support for brain-dead girl

Jahi McMath can remain on ventilator until Jan. 7 as family seeks to transfer her to another facility.<p>Doug Stanglin and Michael Winter | USA TODAY<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than an hour before a Monday deadline, a California judge granted a one-week extension of life support for a brain-dead girl while …

Reports Of Military Sexual Assault Have Shot Up By More Than 50%

In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, center, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing investigating the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military.<p>AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — …

Six charged over gang rape in India

Woman allegedly raped twice by two groups of men, a year after the gang rape and murder of a student in New Delhi<p>Police arrested 10 people and charged six of them with raping a 21-year-old woman in southern India, police said on Friday, a year after a fatal gang rape in New Delhi spurred debate on …

A&E calls off 'Duck Dynasty' suspension

Phil Robertson will film new episodes of A&E hit series<p>A&E has ducked away from a controversy surrounding the stars of its hugely popular reality series <i>Duck Dynasty</i>.<p>The network issued a statement late Friday backing off from its previously announced suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of …

Utah will ask Supreme Court to stop gay marriage during appeal

Same-sex marriage, twice on the Supreme Court's agenda this year, will get another federal look as Utah asks the justices to halt gay marriages in the state until it can exhaust its legal appeals.<p>Utah's Attorney General said it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Dec. 20 ruling from a …

Family finds facility to take teen declared brain dead

The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead said late Friday that it has found a second nursing home willing to provide for her long-term care, after another facility backed out.<p>The new facility is in Southern California, said the family's lawyer, Christopher Dolan, but he wouldn't provide …

Obese, but starving: Girl, 12, denied weight-loss surgery for rare illness

Surgery to remove a brain tumor two years ago has left a 12-year-old Texas girl with a heartbreaking condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight — even though her body thinks it’s starving.<p>Doctors say a gastric bypass operation is the only thing that can help Alexis Shapiro, who is …

Weight Loss

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Pets

Pictures of the Week 12.20.13

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 …

Painting

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Heartwarming Photos of a New Baby Gorilla and Her Doting Grandmother

Recently, the San Francisco Zoo welcomed a new member to their family and she's as cute as can be. Though her mother Nneka is doing fine, the adorable 5-month-old gorilla named Kabibe (or “little lady” in Swahili) is being carefully cared for by her grandmother named Bawang who has assumed the role …

San Francisco

Couple Married 61 Years Ago Takes "Up" Inspired Anniversary Photos

This adorable couple, married for an incredible 61 years, finally got the photos they deserve! As a special holiday present, event designer and granddaughter Lauren Wells (on her husband's side) decided to create some truly memorable anniversary photos for her “Nina and Gramps.” According to …

Weddings

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

And the Award for the Biggest Fashion Launch of 2013 Goes to.....

Undoubtedly, the biggest launch of 2013 was 3.1 Phillip Lim's collection of clothing and accessories for Target. One of the most buzzed-about …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

University of Washington

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

7 Christmas songs that are unintentionally depressing

Sometimes music that’s supposedly joyous is decidedly not. These holiday downers will bring out the Grinch in you<p>Christmas time is supposed to be packed with joy. But let’s face it: Sometimes we are left with emotional lumps of coal. From the social anxiety of chatting with distant relatives, to …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …