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This Ring-Shaped Hotel Will Have 360-Degree Views of the Arctic

Even better? The hotel will generate more renewable energy in a 60-year period than would be required to build and demolish it.<p>Adventurers, this one is for you: Architects Snøhetta have announced their latest project in Norway: a hotel with a 360-degree view of the Svartisen glacier. Designed as a …

Sustainability

What’s the Difference Between a Macaron and a Macaroon?

Two confections with very similar names, and similar origins, could not be more different in their construct. The <i>macaron</i> (pronounced mah-kah-ROHN) is …

Dessert

Video: The family that doesn’t believe in wasting time in school, and travels the world instead

Meet Caroline and Paul King, who gave up traditional schooling for their children to travel to the world’s best natural wonders, galleries and …

Travel

Lightning nearly struck this kid. What happened?

It seemed harmless enough, playing in the rain with an umbrella under an overflowing rain gutter. The thunderstorm was passing, and the worst of it was over. Then lightning struck—very narrowly missing the kid outside. It was so close that, in the video taken that day, it looks like he was directly …

Weather

This app is the secret to never forgetting your passwords again

Making “password” your password just won’t cut it. You need strong combinations of numbers, letters, and weird characters to stay safe online. But …

Information Systems

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

Android Phones

This super cheap smartwatch boasts a 45-day battery life (and has GPS)

Xiaomi’s Apple Watch lookalike has a lot of tricks under your sleeve<p>People tend to have two main problems with smartwatches: 1) They’re chunky and, …

Smartwatches

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

Kylie Jenner gives birth to a baby girl

Kylie Jenner is officially a mom.<p>The 20-year-old reality star gave birth to her first child, a baby girl, on Thursday, according to messages that she shared on her social media accounts Sunday.<p>She also posted a YouTube video in a subsequent tweet showing the baby at the end with stats including …

Kylie Jenner

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb near Giza pyramids

The tomb likely belonged to a high-ranking female priest, Hetpet, from Egypt's 5th dynasty pharaohs. The 4,400-year-old tomb is the latest in a …

Archaeology

$19 device adds motion activation to anything that plugs into the wall

Want to turn on a lamp anytime you walk into a room? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or deal with fickle smart home hubs to make it happen. …

Tech Trends

Weird: Naked mole rats don't die of old age

Just when it seemed the naked mole rat couldn't get any weirder, it turns out the buck-toothed, bare-skinned rodents don't even age.<p>Unlike literally every other mammal, naked mole rats don't become more likely to die as they get up there in years. In humans, for example, with all else being equal …

Biology

Why Males Are Biology's Riskier Sex

<i>Robert D. Martin is emeritus curator of biological anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago, a member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, and academic guest at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zürich. His most recent book is How We Do</i> …

Genetics

150-Million-Year-Old Feathered Dinosaur Fossil Proves Prehistoric Birds Lived Longer Than Previously Believed

A pristine fossil unearthed in Northern Bavaria has now been determined to be the oldest fossil bird ever discovered. The fossil belongs to a type of …

Paleontology

The 5 Best Smartphones You Can Buy Right Now

Between all the makes, models and sizes out there, buying a new smartphone can be a dizzying experience. Should you get an iPhone or an Android? Do …

Phones

How to Make a Rafanata

The Italian omelet-frittata hybrid you didn’t know you needed<p>If you haven’t heard of rafanata yet, listen up. A kind of omelet-frittata hybrid, this …

Brunch

These 10 Swimsuits Are Ridiculously Cute . . . and All on Amazon For Under $15

We have finally found a way to feed your swimsuit addiction! Amazon has tons of cute styles for shockingly low prices. Whether you want a bikini or a one-piece, the online retailer has plenty of Instagram-worthy styles you can drop into your virtual shopping cart. Check out our favorite picks under …

Journalism

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

Instagram now supports GIFs in Stories

Soon you’ll be able to upload photos and videos of any size, too<p>After months of rumors and limited rollouts, Instagram is officially adding GIF support to its Stories feature. Starting today, you can now plaster dancing cats and flying cheeseburgers over your photos and videos. The options are …

Apps

Woman's dismembered body found boiled on kitchen stove, cops say

The dismembered remains of a woman who vanished from a town in southern Mexico were discovered inside pots atop a stove in her ex-husband’s home.<p>Magdalena Aguilar Romero, 25, was last seen leaving her home in the city of Taxco the morning of Jan. 13, after saying she was going to pick up her …

Latin America

Sean Astin Has Gifted Us with a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES/STEP BROTHERS Crossover

Thanks to the past five years they’ve spent costarring on Nickelodeon’s <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> series, you could say that Sean Astin and Rob …

Movies

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

iOS

What is Chrome 'Site Isolation' and how does it keep me safe?

Chrome's Site Isolation feature is a brand new way to keep your web session more secure, but you'll need to enable it.<p>The web is a scary place. There …

Britain's most wanted fugitive on the run with new identity

Britain’s most wanted conman Mark Acklom is on the run under a new identity.<p>The fraudster, who conned one woman out of £850,000, is currently evading capture under the new alias Marc Long.<p>The 44-year-old is believed to be hiding with his wife, Maria Yolanda Ros Rodriguez, 47, who may be using the …

8 Things to Consider Before Getting Your Next Ear Piercing

According to the new jewelry brand every cool girl is wearing.<p>I was born with holes in my ears. OK, so not <i>really</i>, but my mom did have my ears pierced …

German patient is immune to highly poisonous ricin

Ricin is one of the strongest poisons in the world. But not for this 20-year old man in a hospital in Münster: Doctors have found out that an …

This Insane New Zip Line Let's You Soar Above the Grand Canyon at 45MPH

Seeing the Grand Canyon should be on everyone's bucket list. It's one of the seven wonders of the world for good reason. But face it, you're busy, …

You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

Some creepy facts: A cockroach can live about a month with its head cut off. In its 300 million or so years on this planet, its relatives have survived an asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs, an ice age and an atom bomb.<p>These vile pests the color of excrement reproduce all year and know where to find …

Fans rally around Bella Thorne after sexual abuse revelation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fans are pouring out support for actress Bella Thorne after the actress revealed on social media that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.<p>"I was sexually abused and physically growing up from the day I can remember till I was 14..when I finally had the courage to lock my door at …

Bella Thorne