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Italy’s best-kept food secret: the sagra festival

Italy’s food festivals are not just a chance to taste fantastic regional specialities, but also to delve into local culture – and autumn is the time to go<p>Italy’s best-kept food secret is the <i>sagra</i>. A festival organised to show off a local food or drink (or both), a sagra is a place where you’ll eat …

Donald Trump to Russia: hack and publish Hillary Clinton's 'missing' emails

Republican nominee simultaneously seeks to distance himself from Vladimir Putin as Clinton campaign accuses Russia of interfering with US election<p>Donald Trump appeared to incite Russia to hack into and publish Hillary Clinton’s private emails, as her campaign sounded “alarm” at growing evidence of …

Russia

Lenovo launches smartphone that senses spaces with 'Terminator vision'

Chinese company builds spacially aware smartphone using Google-derived Project Tango technology along with new super-skinny, modular flagship<p>Chinese electronics manufacturer Lenovo has become the first to put Google’s Project Tango spatial awareness technology into a smartphone.<p>Its PHAB2 Pro range …

Americans can study in Germany for free, in English. An increasing number are doing it.

Tuition to U.S. universities has surged 500 percent since 1985 and continues to rise. But German universities offer free education to everyone -- including Americans.<p>The number of American students enrolled in German universities has risen steadily in recent years. Currently, an estimated 10,000 …

College & University

What investors want to hear from Jack Dorsey when Twitter reports its earnings today

While Jack Dorsey prepares for his first quarterly earnings call at Twitter since his permanent reinstatement as CEO, shareholders are on edge.<p>Twitter shares sank to new all-time lows each of the last two days, a sign that investors are concerned about the Twitter co-founder’s ability to rouse the …

Social Media

Zara fired employees in France after a woman in a hijab was barred from one of its stores

Fast-fashion retailer Zara has found itself in the midst of controversy after a security guard denied a woman in a hijab entry into one of its French stores.<p>A video of the event, which occurred in Plaisir, a suburb west of Paris, had spread quickly on social media, provoking outrage and calls for a …

Employment

Google parent Alphabet’s big quarter: Mobile is huge. Trust us.

There’s a meme around Silicon Valley that Google is weak on mobile.<p>The argument is that the company’s money-printing machine, its search engine, …

Pugz: Tiny phone-charged wireless earbuds kill it on Kickstarter

Pugz earbuds draw your attention with this claim on Kickstarter: "Pugz-World's smallest wireless earbuds charged through phone."<p>The Kickstarter promo video features a couple of guys in pug dog masks explaining why current wireless earbud options suck and how Pugz will make it all better. It's …

Crowd Funding

IBM aims to replace silicon transistors with carbon nanotubes to keep up with Moore's Law

IBM has developed a way that could help the semiconductor industry continue to make ever more dense chips that are both faster and more power …

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

An Egyptian billionaire is offering to buy an island for people fleeing to Europe from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa.<p>Naguib Sawiris, one of the region's wealthiest men, said "there is no limit" on what he is willing to spend to buy an island from Italy or Greece -- where …

European Union

Stephen Hawking says he's solved a black hole mystery, but physicists await the proof

Physicist Stephen Hawking made a splash this week when he announced that he had solved a vexing conundrum that had puzzled generations of leading physicists -- including the 73-year-old scientific superstar himself -- for the better part of a half-century.<p>During an eight-minute speech at a …

Asia's richest man lost $13 billion in China crash

Ouch! Asia's richest man Wang Jianlin has lost about $13 billion in China's stock market crash.<p>Since Chinese stocks peaked in June, shares of Wang's publicly traded companies have tumbled in Hong Kong and Shenzhen -- eroding his personal wealth. He lost a whopping $3.6 billion in just the past two …

Curiosity Rover Snaps Awesome Selfies on Mars Mountain Trek

NASA's Curiosity rover captured a glorious selfie on Mars this month, shortly before resuming its trek up a huge mountain.<p>The vehicle snapped several low-angle shots with the camera at the end of its robotic arm on August 5 at a site called Marias Pass in the foothills of the 3.4-mile-high Mount …

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is now a billionaire

The legendary Wall Street titan, who grew up in a housing project in Brooklyn and ended up earning degrees from Harvard University, has seen his net worth surge to $1.1 billion (£704 million).<p>According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the massive surge in his wealth is due to his being the …

The 17 safest banks in the world

Despite all of the headlines about a banking crisis in Greece, Europe is home to the world's safest commercial banks, according to a report by Global Finance Magazine.<p>The study compares 500 of the world's largest banks and their "long-term foreign currency ratings" issued by Fitch, S&P, and Moody's …

Egg-shaped 'ecocapsule' lets you live anywhere - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>The sleek, egg-shaped capsule resembles a spaceship, complete with antennae and a layer of futuristic cells.<p>But the striking design from Slovakian group Nice Architects represents a creative effort to offer housing solutions for this planet. The 'Ecocapsule' is a mini …

Energy Efficiency

One guy launched a website and made millions without hiring a single employee — now he's sold it and could make $100 million

DeLong and his website have an interesting backstory.<p>For a while, ViralNova was a one-man startup run entirely by DeLong and two freelance writers. Together they were able to grow their website to Buzzfeed's size and scale — about 100 million monthly readers — without having any full-time staff or …

Homemade Iron Man Glove Fires Lasers

A threat to party balloons everywhere<p>Patrick Priebe isn’t Iron Man, but he’s getting pretty close. In a video uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, the Priebe shows off his homemade Iron Man gauntlet, which has not one but two lasers--one on top and one in the palm--as well as an ejectable piece …

For The First Time, Visible Light From An Exoplanet Detected

Seeing is believing<p>One does not simply look at an exoplanet. In order to learn more about these space rocks lurking many light years away, researchers have various indirect methods for deciphering their features. Astronomers can examine how the planet’s host star wobbles in relation to the globe, …

Scientists Can Trick You Into Thinking You’re Invisible

The illusion could one day help people conquer their fears<p>It looks like Muggles have finally caught up with the wizarding world. Neuroscientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet gave 125 study participants the illusion of being invisible.<p>The researchers described the invisibility illusion in the …

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …