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Man Who Was Never Born Fathers a Child

A couple had a child with fertility assistance, but later found out that the child’s blood type did not match either parent. A paternity test, using …


Watch Mark Zuckerberg offer business advice entirely in Mandarin

Mark Zuckerberg has shown off his language skills before, but now he's gone an impressive step further, offering business advice to students in a …

Mark Zuckerberg

2015 might have seen hottest summer in 4,000 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you still wearing shorts and T-shirts? If you say yes, there's a good reason.<p>Planet Earth has definitely experienced its hottest summer since detailed records have been kept, and according to scientists, it might have been the hottest in more than 4,000 years.<p>The meteorological summer …

Climate Change

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …


21 Times "Gossip Girl" Nailed Your NYC Apartment Dreams

Your one and only source into the scandalous cribs of Manhattan's elite.

Interior Design

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

University of Oxford

24 cities in emerging markets that are becoming the next generation of financial powerhouses

This time, we looked at the overall rankings, showing that London unseated New York for the number one spot this year.<p>Now we're looking at which cities rank highest in emerging markets — defined as any countries included on MSCI's emerging markets index.<p>The rankings consider five metrics:<p>All the …

World Economy

U.S. Special Ops Forces Deployed in 135 Nations

<b>2015 Proves to Be Record-Breaking Year for the Military's Secret Military</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>You can find them in dusty, sunbaked badlands, moist tropical forests, and the salty spray of third-world littorals. Standing in judgement, buffeted by the rotor wash of a helicopter or …


Putin’s closest ally – and his biggest liability

Chechen leader and Instagram king Ramzan Kadyrov is vulgar, vicious and very rich. Is he out of control, or just the kind of blunt instrument the Russian president likes to have around?<p>• Read it in Russian/Читайте эту статью на русском: Самый близкий союзник Путина — и его главная проблема<p>On 27 …


The 25 cities with the most economic power on earth

CityLab and the the Martin Prosperity Institute have teamed up to compile a ranking of the 25 most economically powerful cities in the world today.<p>They've based it on four major factors: Overall economic clout, equity and quality of life, financial power and global competitiveness. Their estimates …


The 15 most expensive cities for tourists to visit

The report compares purchasing power in 71 cities around the world.<p>One part of the study looked at what one night costs in various cities across the globe.<p>In order to come up with these costs, UBS looked at an overnight stay in a first-class hotel for two people, along with two restaurant dinners …

European Travel

Day of Ashura

Project info<p>It is the day of mourning for the believers of the Muslim Caferi Mezhebi. 1371 years ago Imam Hüseyin and his 72 followers were fallen in Kerbela. This day is remembered in a lot of Muslim countries wlth ceremonies . The photograph was taken in Istanbul, Turkey.


Former MI6 chief John Sawers: Terror has become tougher to stop

<i>Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS,"</i> Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Terror attacks will happen; some just will. No matter how hard authorities fight to intercept plots, they can't stop them all -- and ISIS has made their jobs even tougher, says Sir John Sawers.<p>In James Bond movies, the head …

National Security

'Oldest' Qur'an fragments found at Birmingham University

One of the oldest texts of the Qur’an in the world, on parchment that was possibly made within the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, has been found in the collection of the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.<p>The two well-preserved leaves of parchment, closely written in an …

The Arts

9 tech founders who are the 'Mark Zuckerberg' of their countries — rich, successful, and younger than 35

And when he rang in his 31st birthday this past May, Zuckerberg's shares of Facebook were worth over $9 billion.<p>Zuckerberg is definitely an outlier here, but there are plenty of young entrepreneurs around the world building tech companies and finding their own success.<p>Here are other young tech …


National Geographic Travel

This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …

Luxury Lifestyle