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The shortest international flight in the world takes just 8 minutes

However, one small Austrian airline is taking international flying to a whole new level of brevity.<p>This week, People's Viennaline will launch service between St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen in Germany, CNN reported.<p>The flight is the shortest scheduled international …

Here's What Really Happens When You Digitally Detox, According to Research

Digital detoxes are increasing in popularity. Looking at some of what could happen to you during and after the digital detox process is a must before you unplug.<p>A digital detox--that is, stopping your use of some or all of your technology--holds real appeal as people become overwhelmed with modern …

Worst honeymoon ever: Woman holidays alone after husband was denied a visa

Newlyweds Huma Mobin and Arsalaan Sever were planning on honeymooning in Greece after their wedding earlier this year.<p>But complications from the Greek border agency meant Sever - from Pakistan - was denied a visa.<p>As the holiday was already paid for, he persuaded his new wife to go without him and …

Here's What The Sun Looks Like From Every Planet In Our Solar System

Our Solar System is a seriously beautiful place. Whether it’s the pockmarked volcanic surface of Mercury, the dusty crimson plains of Mars, the …

What happened to Austin, Texas, when Uber and Lyft left town

The ride-hailing companies suspended operations in early May after voters upheld strict regulations on the companies and their drivers — specifically, fingerprint-based background checks, a requirement that cars must be clearly marked with the companies' logos, and rules on where drivers can pick …

Apps

Uber dealt a blow as Apple backs Didi

Hong Kong - Apple invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-sharing service Didi, making one of its biggest bets on software and services and dealing a …

Ridesharing

Sao Paulo mayor to authorize Uber with mileage fee

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The mayor of Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, laid out regulations on Tuesday to allow the use of Uber and other ride-hailing apps in exchange for a mileage fee, triggering anger among taxi drivers who blocked major avenues.<p>The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a …

New iPhone app lets you know if you're being spied on

A 2015 report suggested nearly a quarter million iPhones had been hacked by one (or more) of 92 different identified varieties of malware. A new app, ‘System and Security Info,’ wants to let you know if you’re one of them.<p>The problematic part isn’t often the hack itself, it’s that most have no clue …

This ~$600 Roundtrip Business Class Fare Is Really Tempting Me...

Airline pricing can be highly variable depending on the market in which you’re originating, as I’ve talked about many times before. Some of the …

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is A Waste Of A Perfectly Good Oscar Isaac

Woe is to be a mutant. It’s weird, the <i>X-Men</i> movies are often the franchise I’m the least excited about, but always walking away having enjoyed myself. But <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> was the first of the series (<i>X-Men Origins: Wolverine</i> never happened) where the world-weary mutants started to get on my nerves …

The Indianapolis Airport's Indy 500 Installation Is Either Heaven or Hell

Depends on how soothing you find the sound of engines revving.<p>The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is coming at the end of May, and naturally the good folks of Indiana are appropriately psyched. Observe, if you will, this new art installation at the Indianapolis International Airport—sort of …

Cheesecake Factory Is Officially America's Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant

Watch the throne -- Red Lobster is on a come up!<p>Brace yourself, America: Your favorite restaurant has more than 180 locations, more than 250 menu options and somewhere around 70 rotating varieties of cheesecake to try.<p>Yup, The Cheesecake Factory was named America's favorite casual dining restaurant …

Musicians should be able to opt out of YouTube, Irving Azoff says

Irving Azoff thinks YouTube is being a little bit of a hypocrite.<p>On Monday, two weeks after YouTube penned a damage-control blog post denying claims …

'X-Men: Apocalypse': EW review

We gave it a <b>C</b><p>On paper, Bryan Singer’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> is ostensibly about an ancient super-mutant wiping clean the sins of mankind and a new …

NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video

NASA has released a stunning video of Mercury passing between the Earth and Sun Monday -- a rare astronomical event called planetary transit.<p>The event only happens 13 times per century. “Although Mercury zooms around the sun every 88 days, Earth, the sun and Mercury rarely align,” explained NASA, …

Bay Area family booted off plane over son's peanut allergy

When Bay Area parents Kyson and Sara Dana alerted a flight attendant of their son's severe peanut allergy, they found themselves kicked off the plane.<p>After the incident on May 2, the couple took to social media to raise awareness of the struggles faced by kids who can be thrown into anaphylactic …

The CEO of fintech company Lending Club is stepping down and now the stock is crashing

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche is stepping down from his position with the company after an internal review.<p>Shortly after markets opened Monday morning shares of the company were down as much as 26%.<p>In a statement Monday morning, Lending Club said Laplanche would step down after "an internal …

Loans

This Might Be the Weirdest Thing That's Ever Happened to Earth's Atmosphere

Life has been transforming Earth’s atmosphere since the first single-celled organisms evolved. But few instances of atmospheric terraforming compare …

Transatlantic air travel is about to change in a big way

By Max Bearak<p>, Bureau chief<p>For those of us who aren't jetting around on expense accounts, who might glance at the business-class seats with a mixture of jealousy and scorn as we shuffle toward the back rows, price and convenience are what matter most.<p>But airfareology is a tricky science. How are …

Flying

Malaysia Airlines boss quits the struggling carrier

<b>Malaysian Airlines chief executive Christoph Mueller has resigned after less than one year of leading the carrier's reorganising efforts.</b><p>The airline had suffered years of financial losses even before it was hit by two major disasters in 2014.<p>Flight MH370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to …

Malaysia Airlines

The Biggest Problem With The Expanding Universe

And why it might spell trouble for dark energy as we know it.<p>“That’s all regular matter, just five percent. A quarter is “dark matter,” which is …

Willem Dafoe Joins ‘Justice League’ As A Hero, But Who Is He Going To Play?

Fans may not have been blown away by <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, but Warner Bros. continues to move full speed ahead with <i>Justice League</i>. The Zack Snyder-directed crossover movie went into production last week, and now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe has …

"A 6am flight will be totally fine," 25 thoughts people have while flying on budget airlines

We’ve all been there, you fancy some sun, and come across bargain flights online, that you’d be crazy not to snap up. Anyone who has taken a budget flight, might identify with one, or two, of these..<p>1. I definitely can’t afford a holiday.<p>2. Oh no wait, £22 to Greece? I’m there.<p>3. OH… £22 + £117 …

Airlines

Uber has hit a road bump in its quest to conquer food delivery

In a letter sent to UberEATS customers, the company announced it was shutting down what it called instant delivery. The company only offered two pre-fixed dishes, like a sandwich or salad from a restaurant, and would promise to deliver it under 10 minutes.<p>The instant ordering allowed restaurants to …

New York City

TripAdvisor's best islands for 2016 | CNN Travel

Why Travel Is More About Losing Yourself Than Finding Yourself

I'm sorry but I can't, I just can't stand all the clichéd nonsense when people say they're going traveling to "find themselves."<p>You can picture the scene I'm sure, young idealists jetting off round the world talking about how they're going to discover this whole new personality while they buy a few …

5 Overwater Bungalows Around the World: Bucket List

Ever since our trip to Bora Bora we have been dreaming about visiting other water villas or water bungalows as they are called in the South Pacific. Waking up to the sounds of water lapping gently on the stilts, enjoying a morning coffee or mimosa watching the tropical fishes, spending lazy days on …

Airports

Infant Earth Spotted Around A Young Sun-Like Star

A team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have spotted an infant version of the Earth orbiting a …

Water Ice on Ceres Boosts Hopes for Buried Ocean

A bright spot drifting in the dark Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, the dwarf planet Ceres becomes more intriguing the more astronomers learn …

Alien Planets With Super Salty Oceans Could Be Habitable

Polar opposites of Earth<p>Imagine a world that's just like Earth, except for the salt content of the oceans. That tiny change could cause the poles of the planet to warm up, and its equator to cool, potentially making an uninhabitable planet habitable after all.<p>In a study published today in <i>PNAS</i>, …