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London attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>After a spectacular couple of years featuring a Wedding, a Jubilee and an Olympics, London has a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Central London has never looked better following huge redevelopment projects everywhere you look: King’s Cross Station and its environs, the …

What happens if you open the plane door during a flight?

It’s one of the nervous flier’s (numerous) nightmare scenarios. A potty fellow passenger makes a beeline for the emergency exit and yanks the door open, sending themselves, and any unsecured trolley dollies and holidaymakers, spinning into the stratosphere.<p>That nightmare almost became reality last …

Harrison Ford: A Grumpy Timeline

<i>UPDATE: Even Ford's Reddit AMA was kind of grumpy! On who shot first: "I don't know and I don't care." Grump on, Harrison, grump on.</i><p><b>Harrison Ford was once the epitome</b> of rakish charm and cool. Yet as the years have grayed his hair and drawn lines on his face, he's become more like the epitome of …

Majority of voters think immigration is harming Britain

The majority of British voters believe immigration does more harm to the country than good, according to a major poll.<p>In an authoritative survey of …

What really causes that amazing "after the rain" smell?

After a rainstorm, especially a rain storm that breaks a long dry spell, the world smells different. What causes that strange, clean, earthy smell? A …

It's a Blue Moon rising: Some facts to impress your friends

When the full moon rises Tuesday night, it will technically be a Blue Moon, but not for the reason you might think.<p>The Blue Moon tonight is not the second full moon of August, but actually gets its name from a relatively obscure rule of astronomy. And there are a few other details about the full …

Astronomy

How Did a Decapitated Snake Bite Itself?

Wildlife<p><b>They say karma comes back to bite you in the butt. For the wild copperhead snake in the above YouTube video, it wasn’t karma that bit his behind. It was his own decapitated head.</b><p>The video uploaded Tuesday shows a severed copperhead snake head resting idly next to its slithering, beheaded …

Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

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12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar

How to beat your generation's bad rap and become the office superstar<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. Crush the stereotype with these tips from Gen Y career expert Dan Schawbel, author of …

Can Mindless Behaviors Keep You Fit?

When stress and lack of sleep bring on zombie-like behaviors, like mindlessly devouring junk food in front of the TV or skipping yet another …

Hugh Jackman: No more Mr. Nice Guy

Move of the Month: The Plank Drag<p>The Best Workout for Surfers<p>Could a Joint Protect You From a Heart Attack?<p>The Apple Watch Feature That Could Help …

Why You Need An Electric Bike

Cycling is the new driving. Bike commuting, cycle-share programs, and expanding bike-lane networks top most big-city traffic agendas. But while …

Why Pot Turns You into a Slacker

Pot can relax you, no doubt about it. Problem is, it might be relaxing you too much, prompting you to feel lethargic and unmotivated, a new study …

How to Identify and Treat 8 Summer Skin Rashes

Rafael Nadal’s French Open Watch Costs More Than 3 Lamborghinis<p>Get a Taste of the French Open With Lacoste’s 85th Anniversary Collection<p>10 Father’s …

French Open

At least 26 people have died and more than 200 are missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship (pictured) and sank off the coast in the Philippines: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23729996

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

Apps

The Cast of Family Guy as Game of Thrones Characters

Redditor Eric LaSorda has a lot of fun with these pieces of mashup art, casting the Griffin family and their neighbors as characters from <i>Game of</i> …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid …

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail

People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.<p>Consumer Watchdog, the advocacy group that uncovered the filing, called the revelation a "stunning admission." …

The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

Men's Fashion

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

Sinkholes around the world - in pictures

From Guatemala to China, sinkholes come in all shapes and sizes<p>First published on Mon 12 Aug 2013 11.03 EDT