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China's White Elephants: Ghost Cities, Lonely Airports, Desolate Factories

When you drive the new expressway to the airport in the Chinese city of Luliang, you are as likely to come across a stray dog as another vehicle. When I recently drove it, a farmer was riding in a three-wheel flatbed truck and heading in the wrong direction. But it didn't matter. There was no …

China

Best Caribbean Destination for Adventure Winners: 2015 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

Barbados<p>Climb down into a cave, surf the waves of gorgeous “Soup Bowl Beach” in Bathsheba, swim with bathtub sized leatherback turtles, zip high …

8 Experiences That Trump Stuff

Inspired by our recent experiences of attending a Greek cooking class on the island of Poros and touring Florence in a vintage Fiat 500, our quest to inspire people to #LiveWithLess has evolved to a little more than us simply telling everyone we meet to read James Wallman's Stuffocation (which you …

Travel

The End of an Adventure: 18 Months of Travel

It all happened within a matter of seconds.<p><i>Confirm payment.</i><p>Click.<p>After 18 months of travel, we were going home. Not right at that moment, not the …

Coastlines

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

Amazon Abruptly Shuts Its Hotels Business After Stilted Efforts to Compete

Amazon, which in April moved beyond selling deeply discounted hotel rooms into a more well-rounded hotel-booking business, abruptly shut down its …

Hospitality

10 Things Girls Who Love Country Music Understand About Style

Style tribes are dotted all across the country—groups of sartorially like-minded people who might have adopted an unofficial uniform or just approach getting dressed in a similar manner (think the way preppy southern girls approach football fashion or the unique style tricks that all tall girls …

Clothing

30 Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Vintage Celebrities

Don a faux pressure suit and pay tribute to the Project Mercury astronauts (clockwise from top left): Alan Shepard, Virg<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ralph Morse—The …

Halloween Costume

Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' to Return to German Bookstores

MAINZ, Germany — More than 70 years after his death, Adolf Hitler's notorious manifesto is set to go back on sale in German bookstores.<p>Historians are readying a new, annotated edition of the Nazi leader's "Mein Kampf" which will be released in January. The Munich-based Institute of Contemporary …

Mein Kampf

Bruce Willis could work with younger actor in Die Hard 'origins story'

Bruce Willis’s next Die Hard movie – the sixth in the series – could be an origins story in which the ageing action hero stars alongside a younger actor as battling New York cop John McClane, reports Deadline.<p>Len Wiseman, who oversaw the fourth instalment in the long-running franchise, 2007’s Die …

Movies

Pictures of the day: 15 October 2015 - Telegraph

2015 October 15 - M16 and the Eagle Nebula

<b>M16 and the Eagle Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Jimmy Walker<p><b>Explanation:</b> A star cluster around 2 million years young surrounded by natal clouds of …

Cosmology

11 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX

So it follows that you're going to have to answer some tough interview questions to get the gig.<p>Each year, more than 700 interns join SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, for 80-hour workweeks at about $22/hour in departments like avionics, dynamics, launch operations, manufacturing, and …

Space Travel

Obama 'took the wrong side' on climate change, says physicist Freeman Dyson

Theoretical physicist and Democrat voter Freeman Dyson has expressed his disappointment with President Obama’s stance on climate change.<p>“It's very sad that in this country, political opinion parted [<i>people's views on climate change</i>],” he said, in an interview with The Register. “I'm 100 percent …

Clean Technology

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

Climate Change

Don't make these breakfast mistakes

Breakfast kick starts your metabolism for the day, so you don't want to mess that up. Here are the top four breakfast mistakes I see, plus how to fix each one.<p>The mistake: you skip it to save calories<p>Forgoing breakfast may seem like a calorie-saver, but it can actually be a fat trap. Researchers at …

Nutrition

NBA star Lamar Odom had used cocaine, police

The 35-year-old Odom remained hospitalized in Las Vegas Wednesday, with his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian at his side, while an investigation continued into the allegations of drug use by the ex-Los Angeles Laker.<p>Odom was found unconscious at the Love Ranch brothel and taken to Sunrise Hospital and …

Miami Heat

More HTC One A9 Press Photos Leaked

Earlier today we heard that the HTC One A9 had been leaked by mobile carrier Orange in France and now we have some more photos of HTC’s latest …

Mobile Technology
Android News

Stores using app to detect shoplifters accused of racial profiling

Some businesses in an upscale Washington, D.C. neighborhood are accused of racial profiling through a mobile app that allows shopkeepers to alert …

China
Wall Street

Thor 3 set to feature female superhero Valkyrie

Chris Hemsworth’s hammer-happy Marvel hero to team up with the figure from the original Avengers comics in forthcoming sequel<p>The forthcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Ragnarok is rumoured to be accompanying Chris Hemsworth’s Norse god with a female superhero.<p>The character, Valkyrie, will reportedly play …

Comic Books

Yahoo Launches New Mobile Mail App And Eliminates Passwords

Yahoo on Thursday launched a new mobile mail app that allows you to integrate multiple accounts and rid yourself of passwords.<p>Although the app for the first time supports other email providers, it does not support Gmail or enterprise Outlook accounts. So it’s a great tool for receiving all the …

Apps

Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6S Plus, Cameras Compared (Video)

We have already seen a video of the Galaxy Note 5 vs iPhone 6S Plus testing out the speed of the two handsets and now we have another video comparing …

Phones
Android News

OnePlus Wants Your Samsung Flagship For A OnePlus 2

OnePlus is looking to get owners of Samsung’s flagship smartphones to trade in their handsets against their new OnePlus 2 smartphone.<p>The company is …

Phones