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You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Donald Trump's America

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In Donald Trump's America, undocumented immigrants will be deported en masse, Arab Americans will be racially profiled and the United States will "bomb the s--- out of ISIS."<p>In Trump's America, foreign Muslims will be banned from the US, Syrian refugees sent back to their war-torn …

Donald Trump

Montreal police defend surveillance of journalist's phone amid outcry

Rights campaigners condemn monitoring of Patrick Lagacé’s phone in order to identify his sources, and point to broader erosion of press freedoms in Canada<p>Rights campaigners are among those sounding the alarm over the erosion of press freedom in Canada after it emerged that police in Montreal had …

Surveillance

We Were Very Wrong About the Number of Galaxies in the Universe

Using the Hubble Space telescope and other observatories, astronomers have completed the most accurate census of galaxies in the observable universe …

A Complete Analysis of What Makes Heath Ledger's Joker the Perfect Villain

Why Suicide Squad will never be The Dark Knight.<p>In a post-<i>Dark Knight</i> world, we're forced to return to Christopher Nolan's masterful Batman trilogy to analyze where subsequent superhero films have gone wrong. As stunning as Nolan's films were, their success set off a trend in Hollywood to recreate …

Comic Books

Benign-turned-deadly bacterium baffles scientists

<b>BOSTON</b> — A deadly infection that has now spread to three states is puzzling disease investigators. The illness is caused by <i>Elizabethkingia anophelis,</i> …

Google doesn't need 5 chat apps, and Hangouts should die first

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has been busy lately. Among the plethora of news at its I/O conference, it launched three new communication apps in the span of one week: Spaces, Allo and Duo. They join the existing Hangouts and Messenger apps.<p>So here’s something of an obvious rant: Google does …

The Unedited Version Of The El Chapo Raid Looks Like Something Out Of An Action Movie

On Monday, we saw a preview of the dramatic raid footage that ended in Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman‘s recapture by Mexican authorities. Those 30 seconds (excerpted from 50 minutes of footage from CNN’s Televisa affiliate) showed Marines launching grenades into the structure housing El Chapo. Amid the …

Scientists challenge Einstein's relativity

American physicists claim today they "clocked" light travelling at 300 times the speed of light. This is so fast, according to a report published today in science magazine Nature, that a pulse of light appeared to come out of the experiment before it went in.<p>This experiment, which appears to …

Physics

This one-minute-long, 220-word answer given by Donald Trump proves he's the ultimate salesman

"Isn't it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion?"<p>Trump replied with a long-winded but brilliantly structured one-minute answer. Evan Puschak, founder of NerdWriter, analyzed all 220 words and determined Trump's sentence structure and basic word choices give …

Disneyland to Shutter Attractions to Make Way for Star Wars Land

Disneyland’s large-scale expansion to accommodate a new area of <i>Star Wars</i>-related attractions is expected to bring hordes of new fans to the theme …

Physicists Show Both Russia And Turkey Were Lying About The Downed Russian Plane

Following the recent downing of a Russian military jet by Turkish forces somewhere along the border of Syria and Turkey, both nations offered very …

Ancestor of all apes might not be what scientists expected, new fossil shows

One man's trash heap is a scientist's treasure trove. A fragmented skeleton dug out from a Spanish landfill may force scientists to redraw their theories on the ancestor of humans and all other apes.<p><i>Pliobates cataloniae,</i> described in the journal Science, reveals that the common ancestor of humans, …

Anthropology

Nike confirms self-lacing sneakers from 'Back to the Future' are real

<b>Update: 10/21/15, 3:30 p.m. ET</b>: The Michael J. Fox Foundation has confirmed the self-lacing Nike Mag sneakers will be released in 2016.<p>Marty McFly's …

Pluto as we know it now: Nasa report unwraps enigma of dwarf planet

The moment Pluto was transformed from a fuzzy spot on the edge of the solar system to an exotic world with a spectacular landscape will be recorded by historians as 15 July 2015.<p>When Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft barrelled past Pluto the day before, it became the first mission to visit the object. …

Solar System

Antarctic ice sheets might last longer than we thought - Futurity

Ice sheets are melting at record rates and sea levels are rising—but perhaps not as quickly as predicted.

Apple admits fault causes 'blurry' photos on some iPhone 6 Plus

If you’ve had a run of blurry photos taken with an iPhone 6 Plus smartphone, the problem may not be your photographic skills.<p>Apple has launched a camera replacement programme for the device after a number of owners complained about the quality of photos taken using its iSight camera.<p>“Apple has …

Mobile Technology

Making a Splash in Chicago

Most people know a big city by its skyline, but in Chicago, despite its instantly recognizable silhouette, it's all about the waterways.<p>At least that's how our family sees it.<p>And we're pretty sure most Chicagoans quietly agree. Chicago's Municipal Device, a Y-symbol hidden in the design of most …

Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical health and brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and depression.<p>The discovery of vessels, nestled just beneath the skull, overturns decades of textbook …

Neuroscience

3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.<p>Not much remained of her body — only some hair, teeth, nails, and bits of skin and brain — but scholars could tell a lot …

Archaeology

Adobe says goodbye to its Photoshop Touch app, hello to Project Rigel

Adobe's been keen on new mobile apps as of late, but today it announced the end of the road for one of its more popular pieces of software. As of next week, Photoshop Touch will no longer be available in iTunes, Google Play and other app libraries and the creative software company will not push new …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in app purchases] <br>TickTick is a task list application that allows you to organize your day. It features cross platform support on Android, iOS, and the web via extensions so you can check your tasks anywhere. It features real-time syncing across devices, the ability to do things …

Apps

Scientists Have Discovered The World’s Biggest Dinosaur In Argentina

A group of scientists in Argentina have found the biggest dinosaur fossil in the history of the world. It’s the kind of “titanosaur” that would give Godzilla a run for his money. From Time:<p>The largest dinosaur ever known to walk the earth has been unearthed in Argentina, and it really is a …

The Dinosaurs Were Just 'Unlucky' Scientists Conclude

The dinosaurs weren't destined to go extinct - they were just unlucky.<p>The extinction of the dinosaurs was not was caused by a perfect storm of …

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck At Just The Wrong Time, New Study Suggests

Just before a large asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, the diversity of plant-eating dinosaur species declined slightly, a new study suggests. That minor shift may have been enough to doom all dinosaurs when the space rock hit.<p>The scarcity of plant-eaters would have left them …