Lisa Stocks

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“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Hawkeye’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Poster Has Finally Arrived

There’s only one thing Marvel fans seem to have to say every time a new poster, magazine cover, or trailer for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> is released: …

Marvel Universe

What the Avengers looked like in their first movie versus 'Infinity War'

"Avengers: Infinity War" is 10 years (and 18 movies) in the making, pitting Earth's Mightiest Heroes against the universe's most capable enemy, Thanos. Heroes have risen and fallen, villains have come, gone, and changed allegiances, and audiences have yet to feel exhausted by the sheer magnitude of …

'Super blue blood moon': stargazers prepare for rare celestial event

A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what is being called a “super blue blood moon”.<p>The trifecta will take place on 31 January and will be best visible from the …

Super Blue Blood Moon

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

DC vs. Marvel: Why the Rivalry Is Bigger than 'Justice League'

The companies' friendly rivalry has turned a bit sour as star comics writer Brian Michael Bendis defects and Warners insiders fret about its A-list …

Comics

More than a kneeling: Nascar's TV ratings decline is as worrying as the NFL's. Why?

The fans of America’s two most popular sports skew older and lean conservative. So if protests are to blame for the NFL’s ratings erosion, what’s Nascar’s excuse?<p>The American couch potato has an insatiable appetite for sound and fury, and Sundays in the fall are a feeding frenzy. On one side of the …

TV Ratings

Scientists Have Sent Messages to Advanced Alien Civilizations—And Are Hoping for a Reply in 25 Years

<i>Updated</i> | A small group of scientists has unilaterally decided to send messages to any advanced alien civilization living in a star system 12.4 light …

'Bigfoot' reportedly sighted in Northern California, pictures go viral

The legendary Bigfoot and other creatures like it have reportedly been spotted near a Northern California lake, according to a paranormal investigator.<p>Jeffrey Gonzalez, a self-described paranormal expert, said he heard about the sighting from a local farmer who said he saw the creature and five …

Ringling’s circus tigers finally have a retirement home

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Red Unit, one of the now-closed show’s two traveling groups<b>,</b> performed for the last time May 7 in Rhode Island. An emotional peak of that performance, the Providence Journal reported, came when the big-cat trainer tearfully thanked each one of the tigers <b></b>in his …

Photos of Pet Brothers from Other Mothers

If you’re a fan of cute animal photos, look no further than the Pet Brothers from Other Mothers collection by the UK-based photo library Warren …

Photography

Cat Owners Are Building Outdoor “Catio” Spaces for Their Beloved Pets to Lounge In

Men have man caves and women have she sheds, but what about our favorite felines? It turns out that they too can have their own special space to enjoy. Called a <i>catio</i>, it’s an outdoor enclosure that allows a kitty to be among the fresh air without the risk of them venturing too far from home. For an …

Pets

Kim Hughes: 10 dark truths about the life of a bomb disposal expert

British Warrant Officer Kim Hughes received the George Cross in 2010 for heroically defusing seven Taliban bombs with his bare hands in a single day. He talks to Telegraph Men about defusing primal fear, dealing with painful memories, and the danger of developing a god complex<p>1. A black sense of …

Women Warriors: The Hidden History of Female Combat Heroes

In the records of what shaped the world we live in today, men have gotten all the glory—but these women changed the course of history too.<p>With the U.S. only recently allowing women to fight in combat, you have to wonder what ever gave legislators the impression that only males can defend their …

Seven common myths about pet cats

Cats are enigmatic creatures to many, appearing in fairy tales and old religious stories as things of mystery.<p>But in reality cats are just animals, …

Pets

How cats conquered the ancient world

<b>The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt, according to the largest study of its kind.</b><p>Farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats about 9,000 years ago.<p>Then, a few thousand years later, cats spread …

The Case for the .44 Special Cartridge

The .44 Special was introduced more than 100 years ago, and is a modernization of 19th century .44-cal. revolver cartridges made for blackpowder. It …

Using .300 Blackout for Home Defense

The .300 Blackout round has long been considered a mainstay in the world of tactical guns, gear and ammo. I'm not tactical. I never served in the …

Secret Things All Cat Owners Do When No One's Looking

When you get a cat, your definition of sanity changes. As the days roll on you start to morph into that crazy cat lady stereotype, with pet parenting …

38 Things All Cat Owners Have Secretly Done At Least Once

You only call the cat "the cat" when you're angry.<p>1) Trying to hold your cat's paw, even though you know that is forbidden.<p>2) Having a real good paw session when your cat is asleep.<p>3) And then apologising when you wake your cat up by taking liberties with those paddy paws.<p>4) Getting used to the …

Pull Quote

The 99-million-year-old hatchling from the Cretaceous Period is the best preserved of its kind.<p>The remains of a baby bird from the time of the dinosaurs have been discovered in a specimen of 99-million-year-old amber, according to scientists writing in the journal <i>Gondwana Research</i>.<p>The hatchling …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

‘My Cat From Hell’ Star Jackson Galaxy Dishes on Driving 50 Kittens for 17 Hours: There Was a Stink ‘Bomb’

The Cat Daddy’s just doing what he does best — saving felines. In a special episode of Animal Planet’s <i>My Cat From Hell</i>, cat behaviorist <b>Jackson Galaxy</b> …

Pets

The Circus Has Left Town, For Good: Pictures

New Handguns for 2017

The last few years have seen a record number of firearm purchases by the American public, and the election of Donald Trump as president seems to …

Concealed Carry

A mysteriously buckling road in California is still rising — and geologists have no idea why

Some parts of the road are now completely cracked and unusable, while others have risen more than 4.5 meters (15 feet) above the ground, but no one's quite sure what caused such a dramatic shift.<p>When roads buckle like this, it's usually due to serious shifts in the earth below caused by earthquakes …

Reports claim UFO whizzes past International Space Station

A mysterious object appeared to have hovered past the International Space Station, according to new video footage from UFO researchers.<p>SecureTeam 10, who in recent days has posted videos about a supposed alien tank and a cigar shaped disc over Paris, claims that a disc-shaped object whizzed past …