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Stunning geometric shapes appear in the snow 
  Thu, 04 Dec 2014 05:55:00 EST 
    If you frequent the pistes of the French Alps, you may see more than just skiers and snowmen scattered around the trails below. For the last 10 years, British artist Simon Beck has been decorating snow-covered lakes and mountainsides with massive geometric designs, often based on fractal patterns, using his footsteps as his implement.


Strange case of the melting house 
  Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:12:46 EST 
    In South London, a life-size wax house is melting. In the city's busy Covent Garden shopping piazza, a building floated above the ground. A 20-minute walk away, a townhouse is flipped on its head.


Unseen photos of Churchill, Astaire, Garbo and others 
  Thu, 04 Dec 2014 06:11:28 EST 
    It all started with some boxes that had not been opened for 80 years.


Discovered: Funny, rude medieval doodles 
  Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:08:28 EST 
    My personal favorite is this. At the top of a page of angular medieval text -- full of theological extrapolations and religious devotion -- is a cartoon of a deadpan dog.


How Victorians dressed for death 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:58:40 EDT 
    Today, mourning a death in the family often means donning the most formal black outfit in one's closet for one solemn afternoon. But 150 years ago, it was a reason to stash away one's current best and purchase a whole new grief-appropriate wardrobe.


Russian warplane intercepts 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:30:37 EST 


    World's most dazzling Christmas lights 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:31:51 EST 
      Though many U.S. Christmas traditions originated elsewhere, one has an All-American pedigree: electric Christmas tree lights.


    How to beat the holiday blues 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:33 EST 
      Many people feel depressed at what should be a happy time. Here's how to survive.


    Fools do art -- in the office 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:19:34 EST 
      Workmates re-create classic art, including "Mona Lisa" and "Blonde Beauty."


    Ebola survivor sues over killed dog 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:11 EST 
      The Spanish nurse's aide who beat Ebola say she can't forgive those who put down her pet.


    Does this monster really exist? 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:30 EST 
      Here be monsters: The search for Africa's mythical beasts


    School attack: So much pain 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:13:13 EST 
      Site proves harrowing for CNN veteran Nic Robertson.


    City with most striking architecture? 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:47:41 EST 
      Minimalist architecture firm Johnston Marklee is quickly becoming the go-to for Los Angeles creatives.


    11 hotels we can't wait to check into 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:35:56 EST 
      Plan your next trip around one of these fabulous hotels opening their doors next year.


    This sensor can sniff out cancer 
      Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:26:40 EST 
      A British startup called Owlstone has created a microchip that can detect chemical molecules in the air with great accuracy.
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