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The Rebirth of Phuket

Phuket’s reputation as a hard-partying tourist trap has lingered for more than a decade. But the Thai island may be changing, for the better.<p>Never doubt the bankability of Leonardo DiCaprio. When the 2000 film <i>The Beach,</i> starring a young Leo as an American backpacker looking for paradise lost, hit …

Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide investigation following latest collision at sea

By Anna Fifield and<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>SEOUL — The Navy’s top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the service’s fourth …

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Walmart has a futuristic new weapon in the war on Amazon

The retailer has applied for a patent for a warehouse that would dispatch products by drone, taking them straight to customers' homes, reports Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg.<p>"The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500 feet and 1,000 feet (as much as 305 meters), contain multiple launching …

6 US Travel Destinations If You’re Wanting A Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Work is hectic, the family is crazy, you need a vacation <i>now -</i> we all know the feeling. One problem though… you bank account doesn’t agree. Forget …

Travel

Brazil risks new Zika outbreak 3 months after end of health emergency

Brazilian authorities have not addressed the longstanding issues that led to the Zika epidemic in the country, leaving it vulnerable to another outbreak of the virus, according to a Human Rights Watch report released this week.<p>“There is this idea that Zika is gone, the emergency has been lifted,” …

LG's latest OLED display is flexible, transparent and gargantuan

It's big enough to act like a full-length mirror.<p>Here at Engadget, we've covered our fair share of flexible and transparent displays. Small ones, slightly larger ones. But never one that measured 77 inches corner to corner. That particular milestone has now been broken by LG, with a new OLED panel …

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Spaghetti Casserole With Ground Beef and Cheese

If you're looking for a ground beef and pasta casserole, this beef and spaghetti bake is an excellent choice. It's a spaghetti and meat sauce …

Duterte imposes martial law in Philippines after Islamist militants go on rampage, 'beheading local police chief' and taking priest hostage

Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday.<p>He said the attack occurred near the southern city of Marawi, which is under siege by Islamic militants, as justification for imposing martial law across the …

This New Man-Made Sun Is 10,000 Times More Intense Than Sunlight on Earth

Hot. Radiant. Bright. Our nearest star is many things, but you’re lucky that it’s 93 million miles away—if you got too close, you’d incinerate in its …

Clean Energy

Trump Hotels Are Getting Hammered With Horrible Online Reviews

Bad for business.<p>President Donald Trump has been described as an Internet troll. Yet for months his critics have been trolling him right back, not …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

LG reportedly partnering with Apple and Google on out-foldable OLED panels

LG Display is reportedly readying out-foldable OLED panels to go into mass production in 2018. According to Korean news website <i>etnews</i>, the company will work with, and supply to, Apple, Google and Microsoft, as it competes with Samsung in the foldable display market.<p>LG has reportedly already …

15 Tried And True Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

From my personal recipe files to yours!<p>I have been cooking for the majority of the past six years, and while I enjoy trying new recipes, there are some recipes that I return to again and again. I love them because they are wholesome, delicious, relatively fast/simple, don't require a lot of fancy …

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Trump assails recount push, claims millions voted illegally

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence Sunday that "millions" voted illegally in the national election, scoffing at …

Hillary Clinton urged by computer scientists to challenge election results in three swing states amid rigging fears

Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists to call for a recount of votes in three swing states, it has been reported.<p>The computer scientists and election lawyers believe that they have found evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania …

National park tips: Is there a greater road in Montana than this? Doubt it

You need to drive a big chunk of Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road — or better yet, be driven in one of the park's beloved vintage-1930s Red Buses.<p>Chiseled into stony mountain slopes of Montana in the 1930s and buried in snow for most of the year, it's one of the most implausible, …

Thailand Still Golden for Chinese Tourists Despite Zika Fears

Confirmation that the Zika virus had caused microcephaly in Thailand is not likely to scare off large numbers of Chinese tourists due to jet in for …

Massive Earthquake Along the San Andreas Fault Is Disturbingly Imminent

A series of quakes under the Salton Sea may be a signal that the San Andreas Fault is on the verge of buckling. For the next few days, the risk of a …

5 Epic Road Trip Maps That Tackle a Lifetime of Sightseeing in One Go

Road tripping is a laidback way to see a lot of places you might not get to otherwise. But if you're the type who prefers to be extremely thorough, …

Florida declares neighborhood Zika-free, but CDC remains cautious

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Monday urged pregnant women to consider putting off nonessential travel to Miami due to the Zika virus even as they lifted a travel warning for one neighborhood. Earlier in the day, Florida’s governor declared the neighborhood of Wynwood Zika-free and invited …

U.S. TV producer seeks to prove theory in D.B. Cooper mystery

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The producer of a History Channel documentary on the D.B. Cooper skyjacking 45 years ago is suing the FBI for release of its case files in an effort to prove his theory on the true identity of the mysterious highjacker.<p>California-based producer Tom Colbert filed the lawsuit …

College High: Students Are Using More Marijuana, Fewer Opioids

High school students and young adults are much less likely to use illicit drugs than their parents, according to data released Thursday. And compared to baby boomers, young adults today look like outright angels. Except for their acceptance of marijuana, that is.<p>This report comes from a running, …

There Is A Magical Little Town In Holland Where The Streets Are Made Of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Fantasy Football 2016: Updated Fantasy Football Mock Draft

If you haven’t drafted your fantasy team yet, sitting through the NFL preseason was relatively stress-free. There’s no worrying about players on your roster staying healthy in meaningless games or practice. But now, with just one preseason game left, it’s time to assess what happened over the last …