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Hyperloop to start work on $6 billion test track 'within weeks'

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced it will start work $6bn Hyperloop test track within the next two to three weeks.<p>The system, …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X: Premium Compacts with 1-Inch Sensors

In addition to the new M10 mirrorless camera, Canon today also announced two new cameras for its premium PowerShot line. The G5 X packs a high-res …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Why was Julie Bishop's boyfriend on the floor of the United Nations, asks Labor

"This is an important week at the UN and it's critical the government treats it with the seriousness it deserves," Labor's junior spokesman for …

Facebook's new Singapore digs will give you serious office envy

SINGAPORE — We got a tour of Facebook's new office space here. The company moved to its new digs at South Beach Tower in August.<p>They wouldn't say how …

Melbourne's 'hot & new' restaurants 2015/16

Each year <i>The Age Good Food Guide</i> releases a list of the 10 hottest new restaurants that have opened since the last edition was published – the …

Cooking (Australia)

Stars and Surprises at the Emmys: Pictures

Jon Hamm

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Bill Shorten's reaction to Malcolm Turnbull suggests Labor is in denial

And rather than trash talk Turnbull as the rich, ego-driven former merchant banker who failed when he was last in the Liberal leadership, they would …

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

Europe's migrant crisis can be averted by investment in Africa, says Somali foreign minister

Somalis urged to stay at home and help nation in recovery avoid 'brain drain'<p>Somalia's minister of foreign affairs has urged his fellow citizens not to join the exodus of African migrants to Europe, saying the country is now on the mend and needs them to help rebuild it.<p>In an intervention in the …

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia's Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

When the Australian Border Force goes overboard you're left with Operation Overkill

Sarah was finally allowed her to move on. She was distraught, and 90 minutes late for work.<p>"She felt like Big Brother's watching, like she wasn't …

Australia

Australian dollar could fall to US50c: economists

He is now saying the dollar will keep falling to US60¢ by the end of 2016, and further down the road possibly even past that into the US50¢ range.<p>"I …

New York Times attacks Prime Minister Tony Abbott over 'stop the boats' policy

"Some European officials may be tempted to adopt the hard-line approach Australia has used to stem a similar tide of migrants. That would be …

Australia

Bizarre 'alien corpse' discovered in Russia has experts stumped

But Tamara was not convinced the creature she found - and christened "Kesha" - was of such mundane origins.<p>Biologist Yegor Zadareev at the …

Giant Dinosaur Sculptures Made of Recycled Rice Straw Pop Up in Japan

September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda, who's creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The …

Sculpture

Articles about 5 modern enclosed porches on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>If you're looking to embark on a renovation project, consider the valuable indoor/outdoor space that a porch can offer.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>…

Prefab Homes

No CGI: Tom Cruise Actually Rode the Outside of an Airplane Taking Off

We recently shared how the film <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> mostly used real stunts, physical effects, and compositing instead of relying on computer generated …

The most expensive cities to live a 'modest but comfortable' life

Think your city is expensive?<p>Maybe you can use a little perspective. The Economic Policy Institute has updated its family budget calculator, which estimates what it would cost for someone to live what they describe as a "modest but comfortable" life in 618 metro and rural areas across the United …

What New Horizons Is Looking For On Pluto, And How

After nine years and three billion miles, here’s what we're learning from it all<p>At 7:50am EDT tomorrow, July 14, New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft ever launched, will perform the first close-encounter flyby of Pluto and its system of five known moons. During that approach, New Horizons will be …

Solar System

Higher Education in Africa: Our continent needs science, not aid

The founder of Africa’s first drug discovery and development centre explains why scientific research is key to unlocking the continent’s potential<p>The continent of Africa suffers a crippling disease burden, which continues to choke economic growth in addition to causing high morbidity and mortality. …

Higher Education

Sydney dentist scare: Hygiene breaches put 11,000 people at risk of HIV and hepatitis

The ministry refused to comment ahead of a press conference it will hold on the issue on Thursday.<p>But Fairfax Media understands at least five …

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a …

Alternative Fuel

Facebook opens its first office in Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Facebook has opened its first office in Africa.<p>The new office, based in Johannesburg, will be used to accelerate Facebook's growth on …

Uber Offers Free Rides to Its New York Protest

Uber is using an unusual resource to protest a New York City proposal: its own cars.<p>Protesters attending an Uber rally outside New York’s City Hall …

Tony Abbott's national security scare campaign hides the truth: he's making a hash of the economy

Would you say our Prime Minister is seeking to calm our overblown fears or is playing them for all he's worth?<p>Precisely. And I'll tell you why. …