Marianne Elizabeth Badra

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Officials Don’t Really Know How Dangerous the Chemical Spilled in West Virginia Is

There was no shortage of confusion when news broke in West Virginia on Jan. 9 about a chemical spill that contaminated water for 300,000 people …

The 20 Most Stylish Men of Old Hollywood

<b>Icon.</b> It's a word that's tossed around like pollen on a spring day, spoken without a care and landing just as aimlessly on whatever happens to be in the line of fire. Yet, what is it that truly makes an icon? Today you'd be hard-pressed to find many men that are truly worthy of the title, but there …

Men's Fashion

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Romeo and Juliet

Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

Science Fiction

5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs

A new book shows how our canine companions enrich our lives.<p><b>Dog owners know how how much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives.</b><p>They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering us unconditional love. My new National Geographic …

Pets

Across the Atlantic with the Red Star Line – in pictures

Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin were among the 2.5 million passengers, mostly migrants, who took the Red Star Line's ocean liners from Belgium to America between 1873 and 1934. Scroll through the gallery to view some of the images on display at the Red Star Line Museum, which opened in Antwerp on …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Barcelona

Yosemite National Park, Closed on Its 123rd Birthday

California's Yosemite National Park, established on October 1, 1890, stands closed today, along with all other national parks and monuments in the U.S. More than a century ago, naturalist John Muir, a strong advocate for the recognition and protection of the region, successfully lobbied congress to …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

Books

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes

Cooking

Read all about this 1984 Ruf Turbo Cabriolet that was recently for sale

"What's it like to be sucked out of your socks?"<p><i>Bring a Trailer just uncovered this 1984 Ruf Turbo Cabriolet. The car just sold on eBay for $54,000, but was once a</i> Road & Track <i>feature car. We dug through the archives to find the original text, which included a good bit about the original 911 Turbo</i> …

Chevrolet

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

National Parks

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Magnificent sixes

TVR

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

American Civil War

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Space

Ferrari 250 GTO may have set new sale record at $52M

Records are made to be broken, and it seems that one may have just been snapped again. An Italian website is reporting that a Ferrari 250 GTO, owned by American collector Paul Pappalardo, recently sold for <i>$52 million</i>.<p>Now, this is far from confirmed - Pappalardo responded to questions about the sale …

Le Mans

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Stunning Photos Of Hot Air Balloons At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Every year since the first gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico has brought together hot air balloonists and enthusiasts from all around the country and the world in what is the premier hot air balloon event of the year.<p>With the Sandía Mountains as a …

Photography

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

Mercedes-Benz

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Time-lapse Photography

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.

Space Science