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Here’s Why You Didn’t See Spectacular Fall Foliage This Year


Nothing gold can stay — especially when it was never gold to begin with. Across the northeast, embittered “leaf peepers” are watching as the region’s leaves change from green directly to brown. The perennial display of scarlet, gold and orange didn’t splash across trees this year. And now, early November, …

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The Most Powerful Passport in the World Now Belongs to Singapore


Singapore’s passport is officially the new most powerful passport in the world. In its annual report, the Passport Index, which was created by international residence and citizenship advisory firm Arton Capital, announced that the island city-state has officially moved ahead of Germany, a country that it previously tied with, as …

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A Beluga Whale Learned to Speak Dolphin to Make Friends

Linguists tend to agree that the best way to learn a foreign language is through complete immersion. A beluga whale just proved them right. Two months after being relocated to a pen with bottlenose dolphins, a beluga whale began whistling like them. She eventually dropped her own beluga “speech patterns” …

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The Swedish Sauna Inside a Golden Egg Is Coming to Paris


Parisians will soon be able to enjoy a truly egg-stravagant spa experience. Solar Egg, the sauna shaped like a golden egg, has been delighting those in Kiruna, Sweden, for most of the year. The incredible egg was designed by Bigert & Bergström, and commissioned by the housing company, Riksbyggen. Courtesy …

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