Chris Montgomery

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'Fixer Upper' effect: Waco's economy benefits from Chip and Joanna Gaines lifestyle empire

WACO, Texas — On a recent Thursday afternoon at Magnolia Market at the Silos, tourists line up for $3.50 "shiplap cupcakes" where mill workers once weighed wagons of cottonseed.<p>The <i>Waco Tribune-Herald</i> reports in the shadow of the rusted silos, children toss bean bags on a village green of artificial …

The Tokyo Ramen Show Is Worth Booking a Spontaneous Trip to Japan

The ramen Olympics are here.<p>Word of the wise to ramen lovers: you might want to consider booking a last-minute flight to Tokyo this week. The Tokyo Ramen Show, held annually since 2009, is in full-swing this weekend until Sunday, November 5.<p>As international as ramen has become, its base will always …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets A Gorgeous James Bond-Style Intro Featuring Radiohead

While the <i>Star Wars</i> films are now pretty much canonical required viewing to be a person living in this modern age, and at a time it was unthinkable to tinker around with them, George Lucas did his fair share of tinkering with the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy. That means that he opened up the gates for …

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These 5 movies on Netflix will open your eyes about how food is really made

Where does your food come from? What's in it?<p>It'll take more than a glance at the label to see what's actually in your food. And that's the problem. As we've made certain foods cheaper and more readily available, we've distanced ourselves from its production, letting the fast food and sugar …

Free, must-have Google Chrome extensions | ZDNet

Get more done with free privacy and productivity extensions for Google Chrome<p>Google Chrome is more than just a web browser. It's a platform for …

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth a Day Trip

Perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Mozart (as well as the setting for <i>The Sound of Music</i>), Salzburg lies just on the border with Germany. …

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

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NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Special-ops units

Rangers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, fire a 120mm mortar during a tactical training exercise on Camp Roberts, California, January 30, 2014. Rangers constantly train to maintain the highest level of tactical proficiency.Pfc. Nathaniel Newkirk/US Army<p>The US Special Operations …

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

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9 rock star economists whose ideas are changing the world under the radar

Everyone is trying to make sense of financial crises and the old economics textbooks don't work so well anymore.<p>So it's natural to turn to the people who study this stuff for a living.<p>Thomas Piketty, a French academic, sold 1.5 million copies of his book "Capital in the Twenty-First Centry," while …

The most incredible natural phenomena around the world

Some of these natural phenomena are so bizarre that it can be tough to believe they exist, but the breathtaking and eerie wonders reveal nature's immense power.<p>From a bright pink lake in Australia to the Northern Lights, here are some of the world's most fascinating natural marvels.

Here's where over 90% of the extra heat from global warming is going and the billions of dollars it's costing us

Scientists estimate that as much as 90% of it is heading straight into our oceans, and that has major consequences not only for marine wildlife but for the world's economy.<p>The average surface temperature around the world has increased by roughly 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit over the last 40 years, but …

Star Trek Communicator released as Bluetooth handset and speaker

Any Star Trek fan will remember the famous Communicator. This fictional device gave us a glimpse of what the future of mobile technology would be like, but the creators of Star Trek: The Original Series probably never imagined that we would surpass their technology so quickly. Regardless, it’s …

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Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

Nvidia Titan X Graphics Card Review: Future-Proofing The 4K Game

As we’ve already concluded, Nvidia’s Titan X is the best single-GPU graphics card on the market. Of course, there exists a myriad of talking points and nuanced analysis that must be explored before the majority of us even consider plunking down $1000 for <i>any</i> addition to our rig. Over the course of …

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