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Photographer captures airplanes' rainbow trails

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-2DZ(LR) displays beautiful rainbow contrails over Brisbane, Australia. (Photo: Michael Marston/ePixel Aerospace) Michael Marston began photographing and taking videos of airplanes three years ago, and as he started learning how atmospheric conditions affected his photos, he made…

Drought reveals 'Spanish Stonehenge'

It all depends on the water level. If there’s been plenty of rain, there’s nothing out of the ordinary to be seen in the Valdecañas Reservoir in the province of Cáceres, Spain. But as conditions start to dry up, the…

'Tower of Voices' honors the Sept. 11 bravery of Flight 93

“Tower of Voices,” a 93-foot musical instrument at the Flight 93 National Memorial, honors the passengers and flight crew who decided to fight back after terrorists hijacked their United Airlines plane on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a…

28,000 strangers saved an abandoned French castle, and now you can see it

A fairy tale chateau complete with moat, towering stone spires and looming oak doors has been saved and is open to visitors thanks to the generosity and appreciation of thousands of complete strangers. The Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers, located in…

Lights! Camera! Tragedy! Famous 'cursed' movies

It doesn’t have to be Friday the 13th to remember films notoriously riddled with bad luck. These are movies in which mysterious accidents, uncanny mishaps and even death have led some to believe that they are plagued with more than…

Who should enjoy Rome's famed Spanish Steps?

Rome’s famous Spanish Steps are a gorgeous photo opportunity, but weary tourists are no longer welcome to sit on them. Police are now patrolling the 18th-century marble steps, asking people to leave and blowing whistles if they’re sitting too long,…

Community responds to vandalism in cow tunnel with beautiful mural

There’s an old tunnel in Portslade in Sussex in the U.K. that was once used to move cattle beneath a railroad line. The cows are long gone, but few people were using the dirty and poorly lit tunnel. Then, about…

Progressive baby boomers are fighting housing and transportation progress

In San Diego, residents have been fighting the installation of a new bike lane. The boomer-ish crowd says it will hurt businesses, that there isn’t enough parking as it is (this despite a nearby garage that has never topped 55…

What does Mercury in retrograde mean?

Three or four times a year, planet Mercury is said to go retrograde — that is to say it moves in an opposite direction to planet Earth. Planets move from east to west around the sun, and when Mercury turns…

Sweden's bokbåten is a floating library that brings books to residents of remote islands

Sweden and its Nordic neighbors have some of the highest literacy rates in the world. The Swedes view equal access to education and knowledge as a critical component to an individual’s future success. This is true regardless of economic background…