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Stunning Time-Lapse Video of LA: Neon Nights to Brilliant Dawns

Frames from a Sunchaser Pictures time-lapse video of Los Angeles.

A transcendent dawn stretches brilliantly over Los Angeles. It settles into a golden sky before melting into a night tinged by the fluorescence of city...

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    These Hermit Crabs Crawled Into Amazing Works of Art (Photo Gallery)

    The hermit crab travels from shell to shell, changing its appearance while remaining essentially the same. Aki Inomata relates this to human questions of nationality... Read more

  • Wooden house from the mountainous region of Maramures, Romania. Displayed at The Ethnographic Museum of Maramures, Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania. (Kati Vereshaka/EpochTimes)

    Connecting the Home With the Heart

    SIGHETU MARMATIEI, Romania—Coming from the hustle and bustle of New York City that surreptitiously inculcates its inhabitants with a fast-paced terminator-like sensibility, it is both... Read more

  • This undated image shows Tesla Motors charging stations neat Truckee, Calif. Tesla Motors is building a supercharger station in the Sierra north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of their electric cars can recharge along U.S. Interstate 80 between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada. Tesla officials announced plans earlier to build a station near Truckee about 30 miles southwest of Reno, but haven't confirmed an exact location or opening date. (AP Photo/Sierra Sun, Margaret Moran)

    Tesla Building Supercharger Station at US Interstate 80

    TRUCKEE, Calif.—Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company’s electric cars can... Read more

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    Obsessive ‘Sharenting’ Could Be More Than Digital Narcissism

    It’s summer and Facebook news feeds are awash with idyllic, sun-drenched snapshots of family life. This kind of “sharenting” is bigger than ever but we... Read more

  • Thinking does not need machines. (Robert Couse-Baker, CC BY-SA)

    Computers Can Find Similarities Between Paintings – but Art History Is About So Much More

    Some computer scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have written a computer programme that finds connections between paintings and can even discover influences between... Read more

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    Adorbs New Words Will Only Really Join the English Language When We See Them in Print

    Listicle: an article made up of lists. This may be regarded as Bare lazy as it obviates the need for coherent paragraphs, or as Douchebaggery,... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, left, maneuvers his golf cart while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Obama is vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Obama Taking Less Vacation, but Too Much for Some

    CHILMARK, Mass.— President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island... Read more

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    Teen Speaks 20 Languages; See YouTube’s Most Famous Polyglots

    Perhaps the most notorious polyglot on the internet is 18-year-old teenager Tim Doner. The above video features a 16-year-old Doner speaking 20 languages. This far... Read more

  • This Nov. 23, 2009 photo released by Starpix shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing his stand-up show, “Weapons of Self Destruction,” at Town Hall in New York. After thousands of fans petitioned the creators of the online role-playing video game "World of Warcraft" to memorialize Williams, the game's lead designer said Thursday that Blizzard Entertainment planned to create a character inspired by the actor, comedian and avid gamer, who died Monday, Aug. 11 of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. Williams was a notable fan of the massively multiplayer fantasy game, which is currently played online by about 6.8 million people. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)

    Robin Williams ‘Goodbye Video’ With Cell Phone and CCTV Facebook Posts Are Both Scams; Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute Next Week

    There’s been a spate of scams surrounding the death of Robin Williams–namely one being spread through Facebook claiming he said “goodbye” and recorded it before... Read more

  • The Facebook and WhatsApp app icons are displayed on an iPhone. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Boiling Water Challenge? Hot Water ‘Injures Multiple Teens’ Article a Hoax; No Opposite to Ice Water (Bucket) Challenge

    An article saying a so-called “boiling water challenge” has left several teens injured is bogus. It was published on the National Report, a so-called satirical... Read more

  • Jan Hammenecker laughs in a short film by Christine Rabette. (Screenshot/7avoir/YouTube)

    Watch: A Short Video With a Simple Message That Could Stay With You for Years

    A short film made in Brussels in 2003 titled “Merci!” and also known as “Bodhisattva in the Metro,” has an infectious effect. The video’s enduring... Read more

  • This 2011 photo shows Abe Mashal posing at his home in St. Charles, Ill. The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. One of the plaintiffs in the Portland lawsuit, Abe Mashal, was unable to print his boarding pass before a flight out of Chicago four years ago. A counter representative told him he was on the no-fly list and would not be allowed to board. Mashal was surrounded by about 30 law enforcement officials, he said. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media)

    US to Change Rules of Suspected Terrorists’ No-Fly List

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air... Read more

  • The Lower Basins Zone is outlined by the white rim edge as seen from the Murphy Campsite on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, Utah on October 26, 2007. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Drones Banned in Arches, Canyonlands National Parks

    SALT LAKE CITY—Drones are now officially banned in Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah. Kevin Moore, acting chief ranger for the two parks,... Read more

  • A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    UN Wants Ebola Screening at All Affected International Airports

    GENEVA—Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said. The agency... Read more

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    Viral: Lebron James ALS Ice Bucket Challenge; Calls Out President Obama

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — the national phenomenon raising awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease, continues to trend strongly. Many big names grace the list of past... Read more

  • In this Oct. 1, 2013, photo third grade teacher Melissa Grieshober teaches a math lesson at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del. Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Brain Scan Shows How Kids Learn Math Skills

    WASHINGTON—Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out... Read more