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Watch a Glorious Video of Our Planet at Its Most Stunning

For the past two years, videographer Tom Lowe has been shooting footage of the American Southwest for his upcoming ultra-HD time lapse feature film ‘TimeScapes.’

The new trailer has just been released online, and the footage Lowe has captured of both our planet’s natural and man-made beauty will make you proud to call Earth home.

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Fashion Editor Walks Into Propeller, Survives [VIDEO]

Online fashion magazine editor, Lauren Scruggs, survived a freak accident of walking into a small plane propeller.

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American Eagle Airlines Fined a Whopping $900,000 for Keeping Passengers Stuck on Tarmac

A Department of Transportation rule implemented in April 2010 prohibits airlines from keeping passengers sitting on a tarmac for more than three hours — a rule it says an American Airlines affiliate has since violated so frequently that it’s now been slapped with a $900,000 fine, the first such fine handed down since the edict took effect.

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National Geographic Explains How We Got to Seven Billion People [VIDEO]

Recently, the world welcomed its seven-billionth person. But what does it all mean?

In a stylish video titled ‘World Population: A National Geographic Tour,’ the nature magazine stalwart puts things in perspective with tidbits about how many people are born and how many die every second of every day, the average human lifespan, and the growing popularity of “mega-cities.”

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Pilot Makes Harrowing Emergency Landing Without Wheels [VIDEO]

Warning: If you have a fear of flying, this video definitely won’t help. A Boeing 767 made an emergency landing in Warsaw, Poland yesterday after its landing gear failed to extend due to a hydraulic problem.

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Statue of Liberty Turns 125 Years Old

It’s time to bake a very large cake and get a lot of candles ready, because Friday is the Statue of Liberty’s 125th birthday. Celebrations on Liberty Island will mark the October day in 1886 when the gift from France, a symbol of friendship, was inaugurated in front of then-President Grover Cleveland.

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.

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America’s Space Shuttle Program Is Over

The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed just before dawn in Florida this morning.  For the last time.  CNN.com has video of the shuttle landing.  Makes me sad. 

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Watch Last Launch Of Space Shuttle Atlantis Live Here

You can watch the last lift off of the Space Shuttle Atlantis live from cnn.com right here.

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Have You Ever Seen An Eclipse Like This?

Here are some incredible pictures from A.P. of the eclipse

from this morning.  Take your time going through them, they are awesome!

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US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny

Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.

The US has been named the funniest country in a Badoo.com survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.

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