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A new advertising campaign from Taco Bell reimagines McDonald’s empire as a dystopian society. A short film portrays a dilapidated world, complete with a run-down PlayPlace, run by eerie Ronald McDonald lookalikes. Inhabitants are offered only one...
The critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise has been given a lifeline this week by a Chinese government plan to move a small group of porpoises to a brand new home. Photo by Li Kui/© WWF Determined to save the last mammals in the Yangtze...
Photo by Cultura RM/Luc Beziat via Getty Images. Editor’s Note: In 2010, Paul Solman joined a busload of snow-bird wannabes and investors on a tour through Cape Coral, “the ground zero” of Florida’s real estate bust. Led by real estate agent Marc...
It turns out that Dean Smith, the late, legendary head coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team, had one last play drawn out for his former players. Smith, who passed away in February at the age of 83,...
An explosion at a residential building in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood caused the building to collapse and started a fire at a neighboring building Thursday afternoon. Now #FDNY operating on-scene at 123 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. pic....
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is seen inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2105 in Star City, Russia.Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls On Friday, 51-year-old astronaut Scott Kelly, who has flown...