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Yellowstone National Park

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Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano

As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs.

The park is a supervolcano so enormo...

Bern Switzerland

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Get happy in the world's happiest countries

Would a taste of the finest Swiss chocolate make you happy? Or soaking in the warm Icelandic springs? Perhaps the great jazz and rock music scene in Denmark is for you?

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How to survive a drinking session in Korea

Most companies in South Korea have hoesik at least once a month and sometimes every week.

Literally, this means dinner with co-workers.

In practice, it means official eating/drinking fests involving multiple rounds of alcohol at multiple venues.

For t...

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New Orleans' smoking ban takes effect

Cigarettes have been put out across the bars of New Orleans. Cigars are welcome no more.

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Japan maglev train sets world record: 374 mph

It's a bird -- It's a plane -- It's an insanely fast Japanese bullet train.

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SkyWest flight makes emergency landing

A SkyWest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday after a passenger lost consciousness, officials said.

The passenger received medical attention before being released, according to Marissa Snow, spokeswoman for Sky...

sky whale

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Is Sky Whale the future of flying?

Designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals is slightly addicted to crafting concept planes.

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The perils of flying with instruments

My 6-year-old daughter plays the cello. It is incredibly, heart-ticklingly awesome.

Spirit Airlines

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America's worst airline for customer satisfaction is...

Which airline has the lowest customer satisfaction?

Spirit Airlines ranked dead last in the latest travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

With a score of 54, Spirit dethroned United Airlines as the lowest-ranking carrier ...

Ocean sea briny deep

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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail

Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty alongside us, our old ally has launched a reminder from across the Atlantic's waves.

L'Hermione, with three sail masts and bright royal blue and gold...

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ANA launches awesome new "Star Wars" airplane

It's been a wild week for "Star Wars" fans, what with the release of a new trailer for "The Force Awakens" leaving many fans openly in tears on Thursday.

Mt Everest

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Everest climbers keep wary eye on icefall

Mountaineers have returned to Mount Everest for this year's climbing season, resuming the quest to summit the world's highest peak after a deadly season last year.

In 2014, the Nepal climbing season ended after a piece of glacial ice fell, unleashing...

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