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Your Guide To Island Hopping The Philippines

I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if traveling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!
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There's Still A Giant Pile of Unmelted Snow In the Middle of Buffalo 

We’d been tracking the slow demise of Boston’s Tide Street pile: A glacier of trash and black snow that served as a memorial of the worst winter in recent memory. Sadly Boston’s snow melted last week, RIP. But there’s a rival pile in Buffalo that’s just as big, nasty, and, yes, still frozen. » 7/28/15 7:15pm 10 minutes ago

A Spanish Coin Worth $500,000 Was Just Found In a Florida Shipwreck

If you’ve ever seen a guy waving a metal detector around on an empty beach and immediately judged him as a crazy Illuminati-fearing moon-landing-denier, know this: There’s still plenty of treasure to be found at the bottom of the sea. Including rare gold coins valued at half a million dollars each. » 7/28/15 7:00pm 25 minutes ago

Adam Sandler Has a Hell of a Lot to Answer For

Pixels reminded us all just how shitty an actor Adam Sandler can be. But it’s worse than you probably realize. As a star, and also as a producer, Sandler has created a string of horrible, vapid comedies that have helped make us all dumber. His movies are “films,” in the same sense that colonoscopies produce films.
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This DIY Fog Catcher Harvests Water from the Air

Fog-catching technologies have been used for centuries to gather moisture in deserts; we’ve even explored how they might mitigate the effects of drought. But the issue with introducing them into our cities is a matter of scale: Fog catchers need to be particularly large to catch a significant amount of water, and it’s… » 7/28/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Heat Lightning Does Not Exist

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening is to stand outside and watch a distant storm, the soft rumbles of thunder distracting you from the mosquitoes eating you alive. The most well-known part of these summertime thunderstorms is a phenomenon known as “heat lightning,” which doesn’t really exist. » 7/28/15 4:42pm Today 4:42pm

Beautiful New Topographical Map Of Ceres Shows a Complex, Icy World 

NASA has just released a stunning new topographic map of Ceres, the other dwarf planet astronomers are getting to study up close and personal this summer. Unlike Pluto’s freakishly smooth and youthful surface, Ceres’s exterior is riddled with craters, creating a battered old landscape of peaks and valleys. » 7/28/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Entire Internet Is Outraged Over the Hunting of Cecil the Lion

Every so often your faith in humanity is restored when the social world unites to excoriate an event deserving of its wrath. So it goes with Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a beloved, world-famous lion, Cecil, in Zimbabwe under cover of darkness and questionable legality. Palmer is not having a good… » 7/28/15 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

The New Moto G May Still Be the Best Phone for Your Money

Motorola just released a hardware Kraken the likes of which we’ve never seen. The new Moto X Style! The battery-conscious Moto X Play! And then there’s the Moto G. Only a few years ago, no one would care about the lesser budget sibling alongside these two powerhouses—but the Moto G is Motorola’s real smartphone… » 7/28/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm