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Mysterious radio bursts come from outside our galaxy

A huge surge of power in just a few milliseconds and then, nothing.<p>Astronomers using a radiotelescope to perform a survey of a broad patch of the sky …

A 6,000-year-old tree, an antarctic research station, and other strange places to have a beer

If you're looking to grab a drink somewhere a little unusual, <i>Atlas Obscura</i> has just the thing for you. The site has put together a guide to "bars at the end of the world," including everywhere from a research base in Antarctica to a South African bar housed inside a gigantic, 75-foot-tall tree that …

Dramatic photos from inside Asiana plane after it crashed

SAN FRANCISCO--The<p>National Transportation Safety Boardreleased dramatic images of the scene inside and outside Asiana Flight 214 after it crashed Saturday, killing two and injuring scores.<p>Here are some photos taken from social media:<p>Another NTSB photo from outside plane: pic.twitter.com/ollFmXEdgX<p>— …

San Francisco

Tour de France - the weekend in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2013/jul/07/tourdefrance-cycling<p>720<p>The best pics from stages eight and nine as Chris Froome heads the …

Never Give Stores Your ZIP Code. Here's Why

Why do merchants sometimes ask us for our ZIP code when we buy something?<p>I recently visited the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, an interesting addition to Sin City’s attractions. I paid my admission with a credit card, prompting the museum ticket seller to ask me: “What’s your ZIP code?”<p>When I paused for …

Asiana Airlines Says Pilot Of Crashed Plane Was On First Training Flight With Boeing 777

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP<p>SEOUL (Reuters) - Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Saturday was training for the long-range plane and that it was his first flight to the airport with the jet.<p>"It was Lee Kang-kook's …

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NYC Restaurant Tells Customers That Tipping Is Not Allowed

As we’ve discussed here many, many times, restaurant wait staff often rely on tips because their base pay is generally far below the minimum wage …