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A Trip to Europe Will Change You Forever. Here's Why...

The world is a big old place, and sometimes one of the biggest travelling challenges can actually be deciding where to venture to next. When you're choosing between the Caribbean coast lines of Belize, the lush tropical lands of South East Asia or the cosmopolitan pull of East Coast America, which …

This is the most affordable time to visit 24 of the world's most expensive destinations

TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals determined the best time to visit some of the most expensive places in the world by looking at the average weekly rate of a two-bedroom rental at different times of the year.<p>In some cases, the difference between traveling during peak season and the more affordable …

This Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Has A Blue Sky Like Earth

Astronomers can learn a lot about a planet using very little. In this specific case, a team of researchers was able to find out that the sky of an …

Astronomy

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Iran is joining international talks on Syria</b> for the first time, following an invitation from Russia.<p><b>2. Austria is planning to build a fence along parts of its border</b> with Slovenia to better control the flow of migrants.<p><b>3. The top 10 Republican presidential candidates, led by Donald Trump, Ben</b> …

Here's where all the 2016 candidates stand in the money race

The US' crowded field of presidential candidates recently submitted to the Federal Election Commission mandatory reports of their campaigns' financial situations for the third quarter of 2015.<p>Business Insider analyzed two of the most important numbers in the reports: the amount raised by each …

Labour MPs are already rebelling against its radical new leader Jeremy Corbyn

UK Chancellor George Osborne's new law requiring future government's to run a budget surplus when the economy is growing— in other words only spend slightly less than it raises in tax — passed in Parliament on Wednesday night.<p>21 Labour MPs defied the whip and abstained the vote. That means they …

How scientists uncovered a completely new world inside the tunnels of the most powerful physics machine on Earth

The Large Hadron Collider is back in action at the CERN laboratory after receiving a big upgrade in the time since its last run in 2012. The particle collider is poised to make discoveries that could rewrite the book on particle physics.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian and Jessica Orwig</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On …

Takata air bag problem widens to some 2015 GM vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The deadly problem with exploding Takata air bag inflators continues to spread to newer vehicles, this time hitting a small number of 2015 General Motors cars and SUVs.<p>GM is recalling more than 400 vehicles because the side air bag inflators could rupture and send shrapnel into …

South Sudan: Ruling party's leadership secretariat dissolved

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's ruling party has dissolved its leadership secretariat in a move that could raise political tensions following a peace deal with rebels, a presidential spokesman said Saturday.<p>President Salva Kiir remains chairman of the party, known as SPLM, and will appoint a …

FIFA plunges into new corruption scandal

Although vehemently denied by the German Football Federation (DFB), corruption claims made by Spiegel weekly newspaper on Friday would have felt like yet another body blow in the annals of world football's governing body.<p>On top of the Swiss investigation into the attribution of the 2018 World Cup …

The best of #InkTober, a 31-day challenge where artists show off on Instagram

#InkTober was born.<p>Now, six years later, over 1 million photos have been posted on Instagram alone using the hashtag. The rules of participation, as Parker set them, are simple.<p>1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).<br>2) Post it on your blog (or Tumblr, Instagram, …

Small group protests in Moscow against Syria airstrikes

The demonstration on Saturday in a Moscow square near the Russian Army Theater attracted about 250 protesters, who held placards including one that called Syrian President Bashar Assad a murderer and added "shame on Russia."<p>Russia says its airstrikes, which began Sept. 30, are aimed at destroying …

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. 01. This is the Earth! This is where you live. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov …

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York …

Best books of 2014: Slate Book Review editor picks.

<b>Slate’s Best Books of 2014 coverage:</b><p><b>Monday:</b> <b>Slate staff picks.</b><b> <br>Tuesday:</b> <b>The best lines of 2014</b>.<b> <br>Wednesday:</b> Overlooked books of 2014.<b> <br>Thursday:</b> The <i>Slate</i> …

Best fiction of 2014

John Freeman’s picks<p><b>ALL OUR NAMES</b><p>By Dinaw Mengestu<p>Knopf, 272 pp., $25.95<p><b>EUPHORIA</b><p>By Lily King<p>Advertisement<p>Atlantic Monthly, 256 pp., $25<p><b>THOSE WHO …

Best Books for Investors: A Short Shelf

I’m often asked, especially as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, which books I recommend for investors.<p>I haven’t kept exact count, of course, but over the past quarter-century I have surely read (or tried to read) a couple thousand books on investing. Nearly all of them were a tragic waste …

Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

The Slippery Question of What Makes a Great Book

<i>“A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it,”</i> Italo Calvino wrote in one of his fourteen definitions of a classic, <i>“but which always shakes the particles off.”</i> And yet even if we agree that “a book is a heart that only beats in the chest of …

Why Shashi Tharoor's Great Indian Novel still appeals

<b>As the 25th anniversary edition of The Great Indian Novel is released, its author and MP, Shashi Tharoor tells the BBC's Geeta Pandey he thinks it would be banned if it were published today.</b><p>I first read the Great Indian Novel a couple of months after it was published in 1989. A friend had …

Oscar Wilde: Photos of prisoner he was 'attracted to' revealed

Henry Bushnell is believed to be the "dark-eyed chap" Wilde mentioned in a letter<p><b>Photographs of the only working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in have been unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.</b><p>The pictures of Henry Bushnell were found by Prof Peter Stoneley, from the University …

Reddit acquires popular Alien Blue iOS app, rebrands it as official client

Reddit finally has its own official application for browsing and posting to your favorite subreddits, and users of the service will probably be excited to learn that it’s one they may already be using. The site has acquired the rights to the popular Alien Blue client and hired the developer …

Civil War Officer's Secret, Scandalous Diary Entries Decoded

James M. Malbone's secrets remained hidden for more than 150 years.<p>His coded passages – a series of dots and dashes, symbols and punctuation marks – …

Why Pot Stocks Are Too Hot to Handle

If you're waiting for the right time to invest in some "green gold," keep waiting.<p>The relaxation of U.S. laws prohibiting the recreational and …