Tia Turner

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Long Exposure Captures a Lot of Lightning in Utah

Mount Timpanogos, or “Timp” as some would call it, is the second highest mountain in Utah’s Wasatch Range. It towers over the Orem, Pleasant Grove …

Photos

Classe Tous Risques, the greatest ever French gangster movie

Lino, José, Claude. Meet the three men, all dead now, who together made Classe Tous Risques; for my money, the greatest of all French gangster movies.<p>José Giovanni was on death row in Paris in the mid-50s, due to be guillotined for abetting a robbery that left three dead. After a failed escape …

Trace Any U.S. Waterway Upstream, Downstream, Sidestream

Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.<p>Remember this map of all the waterways in the U.S. from earlier this summer? Now there's something even more fun: An interactive app that lets you not only see the waterways, but trace them to their source (or to …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

Chobani feeling the strain after bad yoghurt prompts safety recall

Chobani, the US yoghurt giant, donates 10% of its after-tax profits to charity. Its products are brightly packaged with images of fresh fruit, and daubed with "only natural ingredients" messaging. And it specialises in the lucrative Greek yoghurt market, targeting health-conscious consumers drawn …

GMOs are tearing a tropical paradise apart

As a suspected cancer cluster invades Hawaii, residents are torn between GMO jobs and the health of the people<p>If you’ve read about GMOs before, you may have heard that 88 percent of corn and 94 percent of soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified, that the FDA has approved genetically modified …

Did Someone Confess a Murder on PostSecret?

Yesterday, PostSecret, a site that allows members to anonymously submit postcards bearing secrets, posted an apparent murder confession. Once again, …

Internet

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Scientists raise mini human brain in a petri dish

With the goal of being able to better study neurological diseases, researchers create a lab-grown brain with stem cells.<p>Petri dishes have hosted all sorts of experiments, such as cultivating mold or breeding amoeba. But now, truly futuristic events are happening in these circular glass plates -- …

Biotechnology

‘Grand Canyon of Greenland’ discovered under ice sheet

A 3-D view of the subglacial canyon, looking northwest from central Greenland.<p>The age of discovery isn't over yet. A colossal canyon, the longest on Earth, has just been found under Greenland's ice sheet, scientists announced Thursday in the journal Science.<p>"You think that everything that could be …

Earth Science

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

US chimp Brent wins Humane Society art competition

<b>A US chimpanzee who paints with his tongue has won a $10,000 (£6,450) prize in a chimpanzee art competition.</b><p>Brent, 37, created a delicate, vibrantly coloured work featuring daubs of violet, blue and yellow on paper.<p>The entries were judged by noted primate researcher and conservationist, Jane …

Wise Old Whooping Cranes Keep Captive-Bred Fledglings On Track

Being a wildlife biologist in the 21st century increasingly means rescuing rare animals from extinction. Among the success stories is the whooping crane. Seventy years ago there were only about 16 birds left on the planet. Now there are about 600.<p>But breeding more birds isn't enough. Scientists …

Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Dies

Seamus Heaney, "acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats," has died, the BBC and other news outlets are reporting.<p>Heaney was 74 and had recently been in ill health. According to <i>The Irish Times</i>, he died Friday morning at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin. Sky TV has a short statement from …

US government reaffirms plan to sell animal research site Plum Island

The federal government has reaffirmed it plans to sell Plum Island, finalizing the environmental review of the animal disease research site off Long Island, even though environmental regulators and some lawmakers say there's not enough information about the effects of selling it.<p>The General …

Firefighting felons: Hundreds of inmates battling the Yosemite blaze

They swing the same Pulaskis, buzz the same chainsaws and face the same dangers.<p>But 673 of the wildland firefighters battling the ferocious blaze around Yosemite National Park have something that other hotshot crew members do not: a prison identification number.<p>They're part of California's …

Why Tesla is focused on oil-rich Norway as it expands beyond the US

Just off the European E18 highway some 210km south of Oslo lies an industrial park called Brokelandsheia. It is an unassuming cluster of a few hundred workers, a small collection of warehouses, a Statoil gas station and a 24-hour cafe and hotel called Cinderella. Next week, the Cinderella cafe is …

Electric Vehicles

Control is the name of the game in NBA 2K14

As NBA 2K developer Visual Concepts attempts to continue the series' stellar recent history with <i>NBA 2K14</i> this fall, the studio is keeping its focus on refining existing systems and mechanics as opposed to making wholesale changes. It's a strategy that makes sense when you approach a new generation …

How To Make The Best Guacamole: Tips And Mistakes To Avoid

We don't mess around when it comes to guacamole. We understand the importance of this simple avocado dip. No party is really worth it unless there's guacamole -- and a lot of it. Honestly, it's the only reason we even think about tortilla chips.<p>Guacamole is just one of those foods that makes people …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Weed Edibles: The Most Creative Marijuana Food Products (PHOTOS)

With many states on their way to legalizing marijuana, the conversation surrounding this herb has been even louder than usual lately. With legalization (both for recreational and medicinal purposes) has come a new wave of creativity in terms of one of weed's most popular forms: edibles.<p>While it may …

French bakers to Kanye West: We will serve no croissants before their time - TODAY.com

Today<p>That croissant you're staring at is a work of art, Kanye. It can't be rushed.<p>French bakers aren’t saying "bon appetit" to Kanye West’s latest album, "Yeezus."<p>The Association of French Bakers is upset with lyrics from “I am God,” in which West raps “In a French-ass restaurant / Hurry up with my …

PlayStation 4 Bundle Contains Killzone, Camera, Second Controller

And all for the same price as an Xbox One.<p><b>Update:</b> Sony has confirmed a PlayStation 4 bundle first leaked on Amazon France last month will be released …

Total rewind: 10 key moments in the life of the cassette

By the mid-1990s the cassette was a dead medium. Now, however, labels are releasing music on tape again. As next weekend's Cassette Store Day approaches, we look back on the 50-year history of this humble recording format<p>Fifty years ago this month at a radio exhibition in Berlin, a …

New Grand Theft Auto V promises excellence

Graphics, plot, and a freaking minigun.<p>September 17 can't get here quickly enough. Rockstar Games has just released a new trailer for GTA V, the fifth installment in the long-running Grand Theft Auto franchise. The short clip features a host of characters, cars, weapons, planes and backdrops that …

An Ingenious Bicycle-Powered Treehouse Elevator Lifts a Rider 30 Feet in Seconds | Colossal

<p>Over the last few weeks Ethan Schlussler has been working on a beautifully designed 30-foot-high treehouse and quickly became tired of “climbing a …

Lamar Odom Busted for DUI

<b>Lamar Odom</b> was arrested for "driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs" early Friday morning ... TMZ has learned.<p>The bust occurred in the …