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Airbus has patented a jet that could take you from Tokyo to Los Angeles in three hours

Imagine a transcontinental flight that allowed you to wash your hands of screaming babies and cranky flight attendants after just a few hours. Airbus wants to make it so. The aircraft manufacturer has patented an “ultra-rapid” plane that could fly at more than four times the speed of sound. The …

Aviation

Changi Airport may close one runway temporarily | CNN Travel

Sheriff: 'Ritualistic' killings may be tied to blue moon

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — More than a week after the gruesome deaths of an elderly Florida woman and her two adult sons — in what authorities suspect …

Molchanova was diving to 35 metres in the Mediterranean on Sunday, but never surfaced; friends and family believe she has died<p>The Russian woman considered one of the greatest freedivers of all time is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive in the Mediterranean.<p>Natalia Molchanova was …

Scuba Diving

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Jokes About Kanye, Drake, Meek Mill at Montreal Stand-Up Set

<i>Photo via the Phi Centre</i><p>Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) is no stranger to comedy—he made a few memorable appearances on "Chappelle's Show", for example. Last night, he did a standup show called "Happy Birthday! Shut Up." at the Phi Centre in Montreal, accompanied by Kaytranada. According to Cult MTL, …

Stakes Is High: Drake Ghostwriting Accusations Matter More Than You Think

All Things Considered<i>'s Audie Cornish spoke to kris ex about this piece on air. You can</i> <i>hear the radio segment at the audio link above, and read his article in full below.</i><p>The first weekend of August saw the coronation of a new King of Hip-Hop. Like all transitions of power, it had been years in the …

Game of Thrones Spoilers Terrorize N.F.L. Training Camps

Football players are going to extreme lengths to avoid Jon Snow spoilers in between scrimmages.<p>Tip of the helmet to <b>George R. R. Martin</b> for inadvertently creating the most surprising test of strength during the N.F.L.’s 2015 training-camp season: <i>Game of Thrones</i> spoilers. Granted, pro football’s …

TV Series

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.<p>"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …

Food scares strip McDonald's, KFC of treat status in China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - On birthdays and for special treats, Lu Yuanli would take her son to their local KFC for his favorite meal, fried chicken wings, but the Chinese mother hasn’t been back since a safety scare battered KFC-parent Yum Brands Inc (YUM.N) and rival McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) last …

Michael Phelps Says He Won't Drink Alcohol Until After 2016 Summer Olympics

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps is serious about making one last Olympic run, and he intends to make a significant lifestyle sacrifice to increase his chances of thriving at the 2016 Rio Games.<p>According to Paul Newberry of The Associated Press (h/t Yahoo.com), the 18-time Olympic gold medalist …

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate threatens to kill Croatian captive

Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate released a video Wednesday threatening to kill a Croatian hostage in 48 hours if Muslim women aren’t released from the country’s jails.<p>The authenticity of the video, which was circulated on social media, could not be verified by the Los Angeles Times.<p>But the …

Boxee is finally dead, and Samsung killed it

RIP<p>It's been over two years since Samsung bought the streaming set-top box company Boxee, but it looks like all legacies of that purchase are about to be done away with. According to <i>Variety</i><i>,</i> Samsung is laying off the entirety of the Boxee team and putting the group's work on ice. Former Boxee CEO …

New revenue figures show $50 billion Uber is losing a lot of money

That's not totally surprising, and it certainly doesn't mean the company is in any grave danger.<p>Many tech companies that raise a lot of money aren't profitable, and many go public while they're in the red. Just look at Amazon.<p>But the documents that Biddle obtained, which appear to show Uber's …

Ford, Coke Have A Better Idea: Car Seats Made Of PlantBottles

Automakers have been trying for years to make car interiors as sustainable as possible, focusing on renewable and recyclable materials — and trying to make the “green” stuff as durable, comfortable and economically scalable as old, reliable plastic and conventional cloth.<p>Now Ford’s efforts in that …