Jeff Ostrow

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The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …

Caribbean

This New Smart Bottle Is Designed To Brew Tea Perfectly Every Time

Boston-based Load&Road have designed Teplo, a smart bottle that helps tea drinkers brew the perfect cup of tea and keep it hot while they drink …

2015 in Review: Animals and Biomimicry

"Best Of"...nature edition<p>Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature …

Marriott's plan to buy Starwood for $12.2 billion could trigger more hotel mergers

Marriott International Inc.'s plan to acquireStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.will create the world's largest hotel company and could trigger more mergers as rivals jockey to compete.<p>The deal announced Monday to unite Marriott and Starwood, valued at about $12.2 billion, would create a hotel …

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

United Arab Emirates

Mesmerizing Hourglass Tells Time with Bubbles Instead of Sand

The sands of an hourglass can make you feel as though time is slipping away. Norihiko Terayama has created an object that, although shaped like an hourglass, has the opposite effect. The <i>Awaglass</i> replaces the minuscule pebbles with frothy bubbles that pass upwards at different speeds. Unlike a …