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The American Cities With the Most 'Pleasant' Weather

They're all in California, according to this NOAA-informed map.

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Has Craft Beer Finally Gone Too Far? Take Our 'Quiz'

See if you can identify the imposters lurking among these ridiculous sounding, yet oh-so-real beers.

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This Smart, Self-Locking Purse Tries to Cure Shopaholics

The iBag also supposedly will snitch to all your friends if you start spending too much.

Alaska Just Suffered a Major, Avalanche-Filled Heat Wave

This new NASA visualization shows just how unusually warm Alaska was in January.

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Hot Weather Fatalities in the U.K. Could Double by 2050

Humanity should brace itself for the searing and deadly weather of the future, say British scientists.

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A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

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This Week's Snowstorm Made the South Look Like a Big Cotton Field

A NASA satellite acquired this remarkable image of the punishing storm's aftereffects.

Mexico's Olympic 'Ski Team' Is One Guy in a Mariachi Suit

Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.

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Russian Men Tend to Die Early Because of Vodka

And the death figures go down whenever the country's government cracks down on alcohol sales.

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Climate Change Is Directly Responsible for Killing Baby Penguins

Torrential downpours and abnormal heat could kill nearly half of penguin chicks in a single year, say researchers.

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A Poignant Love Letter to New York's Chewed Sidewalk Gum

An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.

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The 1969 Oil Spill That Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.

It Snowed in Atlanta, and Things Got Pretty Nuts

Intense gridlock trapped some people inside cars for 7-plus hours.

Actually, the Sochi Olympics Does Not Have a 'Double Toilet'

Russians aren't that weird when it comes to using the bathroom, it seems.

This One Satellite Video Shows All the Weather of 2013

The year's major weather events are all crammed into eight minutes of entrancing footage.

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The Tom Waits Map of the World

Mining the musician's lyrics to find out where, exactly, "all the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes."

Japan's Drivers Must Obey Creepy Traffic Robots

Entering a construction zone in Tokyo can involve interactions with waving, dead-eyed humanoids.

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Los Angeles Is Overdue for a More Powerful Earthquake Than We Thought

Supercomputers reveal a natural channel in the earth that could bring potent shaking to the megacity.

A Year of Automotive Mayhem for St. Louis's Red-Light Runners

The city's inability to stop on red is shown in this wince-worthy highlight reel of 2013 crashes.