Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast. The Viking Sky cruise ship sent an SOS message due to “engine problems in bad weather”, southern Norway’s rescue centre said on Twitter, while police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter. “The […]

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Solar storm heading to Earth may bring Northern Lights far south. Here’s how to see the auroras.

The Northern Lights are going south this weekend. A geomagnetic storm, caused by a cloud of charged particles ejected from the sun, may bring the aurora borealis as far south as Iowa, Colorado and Washington on Saturday, as these particles bombard Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center. “If […]

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The 12 Best Islands in the Whole Entire World

12. Palawan One of the last unsettled places in the South Pacific, these islands in the Philippines make up a stunning paradise of jagged limestone cliffs, crystal-clear lagoons and lush mountains covered by forests. The idyllic beaches are lined with paraw boats and fruit shacks, and the azure waters boast the best scuba diving in […]

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Twin Jet Nebula

As well as showing off the shells and knots of expanding gas in the Twin Jet Nebula, the Hubble Space Telescope also reveals two iridescent lobes. Each lobe contains gargantuan gas jets that stream outwards at more than one million kilometres per hour (621,400 miles per hour).

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This 11-Year Old Entrepreneur Has Her Own Brand of Organic Dog Treats

All her life, Ava Dorsey, an 11-year old from Chicago, has exhibited tremendous creativity and drive, and now she is expanding her career as an ambitious “kidpreneur”. She has spent a great deal of time and energy launching her organic dog treat business, Ava’s Pet Palace. Unlike most dog treats that you find in stores, […]

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