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When Craigslist just won’t cut it

August 31, 2015
A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison app displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A photo illustration shows the Ashley Madison app displayed on a smartphone in Toronto, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

No layovers here

August 28, 2015
The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released August 25, 2015. Courtesy NASA

The shock wave of a T-38C supersonic jet flying over the Mojave Desert in California is seen in an undated NASA schlieren image released August 25, 2015. Courtesy NASA

Mixed news on life expectancy

August 27, 2015
A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to the beach in La Jolla, California January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A retired couple take in the ocean during a visit to La Jolla, California January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A stinky problem

August 25, 2015
A car drives past burning garbage set on fire by residents, in Baabda near Beirut, Lebanon August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A car drives past burning garbage set on fire by residents, in Baabda near Beirut, Lebanon August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The tortoise and the drone

August 21, 2015
Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

Slow and steady may win the race — but if you want to stop egg poaching, you’ll need a drone.

Maybe take the bus instead

August 20, 2015
An Uber car is seen parked with the driver's lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

An Uber car is seen parked with the driver’s lunch left on the dashboard in Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The weather up there

August 19, 2015
Tropical Storm Bill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen approaching the coast of Texas June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Kelly/NASA/Handout

Tropical Storm Bill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen approaching the coast of Texas June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Kelly/NASA/Handout

Surf’s up – and full of sharks

August 18, 2015

  We're gonna need a bigger surfboard. REUTERS/David Gray

We’re gonna need a bigger surfboard. REUTERS/David Gray

 

Just when you thought it was safe…

Some of Australia’s top beaches are growing deserted this year, as even seasoned surfers abandon the famed waters of Bondi Beach. The reason, if you haven’t already guessed from the gratuitous “Jaws” references, is an influx of sharks. So far 11 shark attacks have been recorded this year in New South Wales, located in eastern Australia (just three attacks occurred in the entirety of 2014).

Eye on Iowa

August 17, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad eat pork chops at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad eat pork chops at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, August 14, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Let’s build a better mousetrap

August 14, 2015
A hyper-intelligent mouse would never allow this to happen. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A hyper-intelligent mouse would never allow this to happen. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic