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16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Asus unveils new ZenFone 2 smartphone with 256GB of storage

The latest model in Asus' ZenFone 2 line is set to pack in four times as much storage as the previous model's maximum offering.<p>The Taiwanese electronics giant's new Android handset features the same 5.5-inch screen and 2.3GHz Intel quad-core processor as its predecessor but will sport 256GB of …

How to Survive Your First Trip as a Couple

<i>By John Agnew for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on HotelClub.com</i><p>Ernest Hemingway said, "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love." While you might not be in 'L word' territory just yet, a trip with your significant other is one that can either make or break your …

Two Women Make History by Passing Army's Elite Ranger School

For the first time ever, two women have successfully completed the Army's elite Ranger school, one of the toughest combat training courses in the world, the Army said Monday.<p>The female soldiers weren't identified beyond being described as West Point-trained officers. They were among 96 soldiers who …

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