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Divers looking for black boxes in crashed AirAsia plane

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The tail section of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed late last month is upside down and partially buried in the sea floor, and experts are trying to figure out how to remove the plane's black boxes from it, an Indonesian official said.<p>Divers and an unmanned …

Airplanes

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Flying

Inside New York's Cult of the Bialy

Forget about the bagel. Crusty yet pliant and fragrant with a pocket of sweet but pungent sautéed onions, the bialy should be world famous. Just ask Mimi Sheraton, the former <i>New York Times</i> restaurant critic who saw fit to <i>write a book on the subject</i>, or any of the roll's devotees you'll find waiting …

Bread

5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)

New Year’s resolutions so often fail because they require Herculean efforts to put the brakes on deep-seeded habits. But while there may not be a shortcut to getting more sleep or going to the gym, when it comes to breaking bad beauty hangups, there are plenty of smart products to ease the effort. …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Monster sues Beats and Dr. Dre for fraud over headphones

Audio engineering company Monster has sued Beats, Dr. Dre and HTC over alleged “fraud and deceit” in the way that Beats acquired the rights to the popular “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.<p>In 2008 Monster entered into a relationship with Dr. Dre and Beats to design and manufacture the now famous “Beats …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Private Sector Adds 241,000 Jobs in December

U.S. private employers added 241,000 jobs in December, beating the median forecasts of analysts, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.<p>Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 226,000 jobs.<p>November's private payrolls were …

Apple’s next major Mac revealed: the radically new 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is preparing an all-new MacBook Air for 2015 with a radically new design that jettisons standards such as full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors, and SD card slots in favor of a markedly thinner and lighter body with a higher-resolution display. Sources within Apple, who have used internal …

Skyscrapers: The race to the top

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, but it may be eclipsed soon. What’s behind architects’ skyward push? Jonathan Glancey takes a look.<p>One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and currently fourth tallest in the world. Opened in November, this …

Skyscrapers