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Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

Within just a few days, on Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens that live in more spacious quarters — almost twice as spacious, in fact, as the cages that have been the industry standard.<p>It's been a shock to the egg industry, and to grocery stores. Eggs are one of …

Russian banks starved for cash as funding crisis worsens

Russia's banks will likely need more government handouts as they battle the country's growing funding crisis.<p>The country's financial sector is under tremendous stress from the plunging value of its currency combined with Western sanctions imposed over Russia's actions in Ukraine.<p>Starved of …

Snowden reveals how to go ‘level 5′, give the NSA fits

In the wake of Edward Snowden once again making revelations about the NSA’s widespread and troubling spying and information gathering, we’re getting …

Surveillance

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

Shake Shack

From 3-D Printed Fetuses To Vagina Kayaks: The Weirdest Design Of 2014

Innovation at its freakiest: presenting 12 of the most bizarre inventions of the year, from Kate Moss boob glasses to chairs resembling fat.<p>In 2014, it became possible to drink champagne out of a glass shaped like Kate Moss’s boob while sitting on a chair designed to resemble a fat person’s flesh …