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The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 3:02pm 4/30/15 3:02pm

Creepy Trailer Alert: "The Scariest Norwegian Film Ever" Has A Sequel

Director Pål Øie's 2003 Dark Woods was voted "the scariest Norwegian film ever" by one of the country's biggest tabloids. So it's with no small fanfare that Dark Woods 2 is here, and thankfully has abandoned its predecessor's reality TV framework for a much spookier setting: an abandoned hospital. » 3/27/15 6:00pm 3/27/15 6:00pm

Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

Games in Sid Meier's Civilization series are loosely patterned off the rise and fall of real-life civilizations. And some of these real-life civilizations had exactly the kinds of ambitions that would win a game of Civilization. Which raises the obvious question: did any of them get close? Has anybody won? Are we… » 12/22/14 12:01pm 12/22/14 12:01pm

Driving through the world's longest road tunnel is a trip through…

Completed in 2000, Norway's fifteen-mile-long Lærdal Tunnel cuts through a mountain range near the village of Lærdalsøyri. To ease drivers' claustrophobia and to prevent the underground monotony from lulling motorists to sleep, the tunnel is punctuated with a series of caverns designed to resemble impending daylight —… » 7/31/12 4:30pm 7/31/12 4:30pm

Welcome to Pyramiden, the Soviet ghost town at the edge of the world

On the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen you can find Pyramiden, an abandoned mining town that's been almost entirely uninhabited since 1998. Founded in 1910, his town of 1,000 was a model Soviet outpost. That is, until the fall of Communism made it a less desirable place to live. Here's a recent news report from… » 9/24/11 2:15pm 9/24/11 2:15pm

This is what a massive plankton bloom looks like from space

Plankton are tiny all by their lonesome, but every summer these tiny marine organisms take over the Barents Sea north of Norway. On August 14, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this giant bloom stretching several hundred kilometers over the Scandinavian Peninsula. » 8/17/11 4:30pm 8/17/11 4:30pm