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Astronaut captures video of lightning storm from space!

Here's something you probably haven't seen before. This video shows what a lightning storm looks like from space! American astronaut Reid Wiseman took this video from aboard the International Space Station.

'Sip-N-Cycle' mobile bar opens in South Dakota

A new business in South Dakota puts a fresh spin on how to enjoy a drink. Check out "The Sip-N-Cycle," a new mobile bar in Sioux Falls, SD.

New 4D movie theater opens in Los Angeles

You've likely heard of 3D movies, but a movie theater in California offers a new movie going experience called 4D.

France admits it's rude to visitors

It's a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.

7 best islands of Cambodia

They're still massively undeveloped compared to their Thai neighbors, but Cambodia's islands are starting to get the attention they deserve.

California scientists discover new mammal species in Africa

Scientists make a rare discovery, a new species of mammal. At first glance, it looks like a rat. It has a long tail, small furry body, but look at that long nose.

NASA satellite data shows that air pollution has decreased in the U.S.

Dramatic new satellite pictures from NASA that dial back doom-and-gloom predictions about our air-quality. The quality of the air we breathe has apparently improved, dramatically.

Undercover videos that reveal illegal activity at farms could be outlawed

Chickens buried alive. Pigs so sick that their intestines hang out of their bodies. These are some of the grisly scenes from videos taken by animal rights activists who went undercover at farms that produce food destined for dinner tables.

8 oddest vending machines from around the world

Legend has it the first machine dispensed holy water in exchange for a coin in ancient Egypt. Tobacco vending machines have been around since the 1600s. Then came soft drinks, chocolate bars, bubble gum and condoms.

Are you a heavy drinker? You'd be surprised

Sheldon Shiraki sits at the bar in the trendy Fritti restaurant in Atlanta, happily sipping an ice cold cocktail. Asked how many drinks it would take for the government to consider him a "heavy drinker," he laughs.