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'Flying Bum' Airship Takes Flight In England

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:59pm

The Airlander 10 — billed as the world's longest aircraft — took off from an airfield north of London this week. Yet it's the airship's bulbous, multi-chambered design that has captured attention.

For Pete's Sake, Don't Sleep or Swim in Your Contact Lenses

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:07pm

Contact lenses seem safe and easy, but a CDC analysis shows people can get serious eye infections from them. The usual culprits: Wearing them too long, and failing to be meticulous about cleaning.

A Surprising Theory About Jamaica's Amazing Running Success

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:05pm

How did a modestly-sized, developing country become dominant in sprinting?

Gawker.com Shutting Down, Associated Sites Being Sold To Univision

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:51pm

The flagship site of Gawker Media is closing next week. The company went into bankruptcy protection after a suit by Hulk Hogan resulted in a $140 million judgment against the site.

Dixie Chicks Host A Joyously Defiant Girls' Night Out In Nashville

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:48pm

On Wednesday night, during their first headlining tour in a decade, the Chicks showed off the many ways they've always been more than the usual Music City act.

'What Would Ryan Do?' Now We Know

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:40pm

We should have been prepared for this Ryan Lochte drama. After all, he starred in a reality show three years ago called What Would Ryan Do?

T-Mobile, Sprint Vie For New Customers With Unlimited Data Plans

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:39pm

It's a bit of a renaissance for unlimited plans, which went all but extinct in recent years. But do people really need that much data?

Amnesty International: Over 17,000 People Have Died In Syrian Detention Centers

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:38pm

A newly published report from the human rights group cites horrific conditions in detention facilities operated by Syria's state security branches.

On Appeal, U.S. Women Will Rerun Their 4x100m Relay Race

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:06pm

Allyson Felix and her teammates on the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team get a second shot to make the final, after successfully arguing that other runners made them drop the baton.

Shrimp Grown In Tanks Make A Splash, Coming To A Market Near You

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:05pm

The U.S. appetite for shrimp is often fed in unsavory ways, with seafood produced unsustainably, sometimes with slave labor. In New York's Hudson Valley, an indoor aqua farm is raising an alternative.

Viking's Choice: From Indian Lakes, 'The Monster'

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 1:00pm

Joey Vannucchi's music looks to the terse internal monologues of Now, Now and the atmospheric-pop of Mew.

'There Are No Rules': Fea Talks Latina Punk

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 12:50pm

The Texas punk band joins Alt.Latino to discuss beauty standards and Latina identity — and to share some loud music with a wicked sense of humor.

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