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62 secrets you never knew about flying

Wednesday  12:51,   13 november 2019

No matter how often we fly, the wonder of air travel never ceases to astound us. Planes are becoming ever more sophisticated and intelligent, and the in-flight experience has come on leaps and bounds since the early days of airliners. We've done >>>

What in carnation! Grandmother goes viral for matching her outfits to the different flowers in her garden - as Twitter goes gaga over sweet photos of her coordinating looks

Wednesday  12:50,   13 november 2019

LA-based Twitter user @fizhsaus shared on Friday how her grandmother would match the flowers in her garden. Her post included four images of her grandmother.A grandmother went viral after her granddaughter shared adorable images of the woman... >>>

Cat-shaming: Russian loses airline miles over fat pet swap

Wednesday  05:56,   13 november 2019

Russia's Aeroflot on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat on board by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in. Traveller Mikhail Galin wrote in a Facebook post last week... >>>

Three by sea: Life-changing tales from female travelers

Wednesday  05:56,   13 november 2019

How to find the thrill of adventure in Indonesia, Sweden, and Australia.Women & Adventure: National Geographic is celebrating women around the world who fearlessly push boundaries in science, photography, exploration, and beyond. Scroll down for a... >>>

Swedish Divers Just Discovered Two Shipwrecks That Might Be Related to the Famous Vasa Warship

Wednesday  05:56,   13 november 2019

Unlike the ‘Vasa,’ these ships almost definitely didn’t sink less than a mile into their maiden voyages.Now, the Guardian reports Swedish maritime archaeologists from Vrak—Museum of Wrecks have located two shipwrecks in the Swedish archipelago... >>>

Here's How to Protect Your Home from Winter's Worst

Tuesday  17:52,   12 november 2019

Learn how to protect your home this winter and prevent thousands of dollars in damage using expert-approved tips, tricks, and... >>>

Birds fall in love, and they have the moves to prove it

Tuesday  17:51,   12 november 2019

A South American water bird does a fancy mating dance, and scientists wondered why.That is, they stay together year after year. Or in some cases, they split up, then come back together when it’s mating season. And every year, the pair, or just the... >>>

Climate change is 'cracking open a nuclear tomb'

Tuesday  17:51,   12 november 2019

A concrete tomb containing more than three million cubic feet of nuclear waste is reportedly cracking under the strains of climate change. Officially known as the Runit Dome, the structure holds the radioactive waste produced by the 67 nuclear bombs >>>

Science says you shouldn’t yell at your dog

Tuesday  12:20,   12 november 2019

Anyone who has adopted a puppy knows that they can be a handful. Aversive training is, for many people, an almost instinctual reaction to a dog that is misbehaving. You see your puppying gnawing on a piece of furniture and you yell. The pup... >>>

A couple got married in a Texas hospital so the groom's father could attend after emergency surgery

Tuesday  12:20,   12 november 2019

A couple got married in a Texas hospital so the groom's father could attend after emergency surgeryOne was at their church, as they'd planned. The other was an impromptu celebration at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale, where... >>>

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversary

Tuesday  11:17,   12 november 2019

Poppy-stealing pigeon offers poignant reminder of war anniversaryThe pigeon has created the nest with the red flowers under the soft light of a stained glass window at The Australian War Memorial, the West Australian newspaper... >>>

Raised an only child, Southgate woman, 92, learns she has 19 half siblings

Tuesday  11:17,   12 november 2019

Self-proclaimed family historian, Robert Dumas, helps bring long-lost family together in metro Detroit.Turns out, her family is a lot bigger than she knew. Jeffery recently learned she has 19 half-siblings, thanks to the help of a self-proclaimed... >>>

'Lost' mouse-deer with fangs and hooves spotted in Vietnam

Tuesday  11:17,   12 november 2019

It has not been seen in the wild for more than 30 years.It's unclear how many of them in the world exist. In fact scientists had assumed the species, known as the Silver-backed Chevrotain, was... >>>

100 adorable puppy pictures

Monday  18:15,   11 november 2019

With International Dog Day being celebrated on August 26, here are 100 cute puppy pictures to make you go '.... >>>

Ancient Inca City Located 13,000 Feet High in Peruvian Andes Revealed by Laser Technology

Monday  18:15,   11 november 2019

The settlement lies at an altitude around 5,000 feet higher than the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu. National Geographic explorer Albert Lin—along with archaeologists Adan Choqque Arce and Thomas Hardy—used a revolutionary technology known as... >>>