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Aurora Borealis Makes For The Best In-Flight Entertainment Ever

In-flight entertainment has nothing on Mother Nature.<p>Photographer Paul Williams captured this stunning scene of the northern lights while aboard a flight from London to New York last month and later uploaded a time-lapse of the phenomenon to YouTube.<p>"I balanced my camera on a rucksack and left it …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

LA Auto Show

FDA approves more powerful painkiller

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a stronger, single-ingredient version of the painkiller hydrocodone, the widely-abused prescription medicine for chronic pain.<p>The agency said it approved the pill Zohydro for patients with pain that requires, daily, around-the-clock …

Pain

Southern ozone hole slightly smaller this year

Warm air at high altitudes this September and October helped shrink the human-caused ozone hole near the South Pole ever so slightly, scientists say.<p>The hole is an area in the atmosphere with low ozone concentrations. It is normally is at its biggest this time of year. NASA says on average it …

Global Warming

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Astronomy

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

In pictures: Concorde the supersonic airliner - Telegraph

Heathrow

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

The new $100 bill makes its debut

October 08, 2013 | 9:55 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/10/08/economy/new-100-bill-makes-its-debut/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Federal Reserve

This Is The Absolute Bluest Water In The World

As fall descends, we're tired of looking up at orange leaves and craving a peek down at blue waves. So we embarked on a hunt for the absolute bluest water on Earth, and this is what we found.<p>Don't jump in-- it's just a computer screen.<p><b>The Maldives</b><p><b>Five Flower Lake, China</b><p><b>Peyto Lake, Canada</b><p><b>Aragusuku</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

Japanese authorities ignored US warnings over Fukushima water leaks

Operators of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant dismissed plans two years ago to build a barrier to stop radioactive water leakages as too expensive.<p>The recommendation for a barrier, which the government is now planning to install, was made by US experts just three months after the plant was …

Nuclear Energy

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

Spectacular Crystal Opal Looks Like a Handheld Aquarium

Crystals and gems are revered and collected for their physical beauty and monetary value and this Opal Butte crystal with contra luz color is no exception. The stunning gemstone, like many opals, features a varied spectrum of colors, but what separates it from the others is its spectacular visual …

Aquariums

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Google™ Strikes Bizarre Licensing Deal With Nestlé® To Name Next Android™ Kit Kat®

Google has apparently struck a wild licensing deal with Nestlé to use the name ‘KitKat’ for its next version of Android. Though the announcement of the name by Google’s Sundar Pichai this morning struck off an immediate wave of commentary, it seems to go deeper than just a name.<p>If you visit …

59 national drinks from 59 awesome countries

Singani is produced from white muscatel grapes grown at elevations of 5,250 feet or higher. Rather than age, the quality of the product is determined …

Alcohol

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

Amazing Close-Up Photo of a Waterspout Rising Into the Clouds

Check out this incredible photograph of a waterspout, a type of tornado that forms over a body of water. That’s a huge column of condensation rising …

Canada train disaster: Blast missing 'probably dead'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/993000/993571_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518414665_f12b1bad6498bc534864b3d59678a5db<p><b>Canadian police have said 30 people missing since Saturday's train crash in a Quebec town are "most probably dead".</b><p>Twenty bodies have already been found …

North Dakota

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Thomas Keller

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Linguistics

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ominous Storm Approaches

People like to take pictures of the sky — fluffy fair-weather clouds, sunsets shot with pinks and golds, great expanses of clear blue. But sometimes …

French President Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law

France is officially the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. Saturday, President Francois Hollande signed a bill that Parliament had passed in April, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt.<p>Opposition had stalled Hollande's action. As the BBC reports, after the Senate and …

Greenland ice loss may not be as severe as believed, new study suggests

The ice melt from Greenland's glaciers may not be as bad as originally believed. New research presented in <i>Nature</i> suggests that the recently seen rapid ice loss will eventually slow to limited levels, ultimately having a small impact over the next almost 200 years. The researchers' key finding was …

Minnesota Bridge Lit to Celebrate Passage of Gay Marriage Law

Last night, the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis was lit to celebrate gay marriage coming to Minnesota. Considering that we were worried back in November …