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The Most Picturesque Landscapes in the United States Photos

When you think of otherworldly landscapes, you might conjure images of the volcanos of Iceland or perhaps the deserts of Namibia, made famous by <i>Mad Max: Fury Road.</i> We’re going to guess that the United States isn’t usually the first country that comes to your mind, but some of the most incredible …

National Parks

United Airlines to Stop Flying to Dubai

United Airlines (ual) on Wednesday said it will cancel flight service between Washington and Dubai starting in late January, meaning no U.S. …

As Apple expands tap-and-pay system and Google and Samsung launch apps, world’s largest retailer testing system as part of an overall mobile strategy<p>The mobile payment wars are heating up.<p>Walmart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, said it is testing its own mobile payment system that will allow …

FinTech

The Fed is going to raise rates for 2 reasons

And neither of them <i>really</i> matter.<p>"We think the purpose of the Fed rate hike this time is more benign than usual: <b>it is to insure against financial asset bubbles and to create room for easing into the next recession</b>, not to control inflation by slowing down growth," writes Credit Suisse's Andrew …

How 'Defensive Architecture' Is Ruining Our Cities

Cities have always struggled with the tension between the different needs of social classes who share the space. But as <i>The Guardian</i> documents, a new …

Urban Planning

We must ban drones before it's too late

In the overnight hours last week, authorities in Paris spotted unmanned drones buzzing the Eiffel Tower, the Bastille, the Place de la Concorde the U.S. Embassy and other high-profile landmarks.<p>Why? It's still a mystery.<p>But whatever the reason, this swarming incident has convinced me: While there's …

Drones

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

German anti-Islam group Pegida marches in Britain

Tension on Tyneside as divisive organisation plans high-profile protest<p>The cameras are still rolling at Byker Grove. These days, though, they are set high above the security fence at the edge of the grounds, next to signs warning off intruders. When the children’s soap finished its run, in 2006, …

There's only one 'bubble' in this chart — and you can see it from a mile away

The argument continues to rage about whether the tech sector is in a "bubble."<p>The answer is clear:<p>It isn't.<p>"Bubbles" are rare, extreme events in which investment activity and valuations temporarily deviate wildly from historical trends — and then crash back down to the trend line in a colossal …

Have we figured out what we want in a smartwatch yet?

Image copyright Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.Next month will be the one-year anniversary of Google’s smartwatch platform introduction. And the month …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain