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The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

15 most beautiful island hotels around the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — From Australia to the Caribbean, there's no shortage of beautiful island hotels around the world.<p>Whether you're after a glitzy private island getaway or a low-key tropical destination, we've picked some of the world's most stunning island hotels where you can stay:<p>1. Lacaula Island …

North Island

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

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What fruits and veggies looked like before genetic modification

Next time you pop an ear of juicy sweet corn on the grill, remember this: Your summertime favorite wasn't always so tasty.<p>In fact, its predecessor, a wild grass called teosinte, barely resembles the sweet, crunchy vegetable we're now familiar with. And this was the case for many of our fruits and …

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

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Inside Eataly World, The 20-Acre Gourmet Theme Park Slated To Open In 2017

Going to Eataly—the Italian mega-food destination co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich—is one of my favorite pastimes. From binging on chocolate barks to staring at the making of fresh pasta, a quick visit to the upscale Italian grocery store is like a delicious glimpse of the country. …

Italy

11 clothing and style hacks for the modern gentleman

From packing your suit the wrinkle-free way to keeping your rolled-up sleeves from unfurling, heed these 11 clothing and style hacks that will save you time, money, and, in some cases, embarrassment.<p>Instead of rolling the cuff slowly up your sleeve, flip the cuff back and pull it to just below your …

India's Real Poverty Wages: At $1.66 An Hour There's No Such Poverty In America

One of the things that it is really terribly difficult to get over to an American audience is the simple fact that there’s no real poverty in the United States at all. There is most certainly relative poverty, what we might and probably should call inequality, but of the real, absolute poverty …

Economics

Articles about these solar powered homes are shining examples modern sustainability on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in …

11 Sex Positions Pretty Much Guaranteed to Help You Orgasm

Reach your peak every time.<p>Sure, wild, crazy, never-knew-my-body-could-bend-that-way sex might keep your love life exciting, but if your goal is to really learn what works for you, keeping it simple to start is key. "Trying to accomplish complicated acrobatics distracts you from the sex itself, …

Audi is making fuel from air and water

Audi has begun production of a synthetic diesel fuel made from water, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen. Unlike fossil fuels, which release additional carbon into the atmosphere, Audi’s “e-diesel,” which is being produced at a plant in Dresden in conjunction with the German alternative energy company …

Carbon Dioxide

Europe takes aim at Russia's mighty Gazprom

Brace yourselves for a gas war: Europe is going after Russia's mighty energy firm Gazprom.<p>The European Union has filed antitrust charges against the world's biggest gas producer. It is accusing Gazprom (GZPFY) of using its dominant position to manipulate prices and hinder the free flow of gas …

Russia

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

8 shower beers to suds up your daily routine

Shower beers don’t get much respect, but they're the hardest-working booze in hygiene.<p>A glass of wine in the bath is still the most socially …

Study: Melting Greenland ice sheet is rapidly slowing the Gulf Stream

The Northern Hemisphere winter of 2014-15 was the warmest on record globally, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But …

Microsoft Plans To Replace Passwords With Your Body

Microsoft has announced a one-two punch for the upcoming release of Windows 10 in the form of Windows Hello and Passport; the former allowing you to unlock your PC once with biometric markers like a 3-D facial recognition or a thumbprint scan, and the latter letting you log into all sorts of …

Study raises concerns over big, rapidly thinning Antarctic glacier

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have raised concerns about a large, rapidly thinning glacier in Antarctica, warning it could contribute significantly to rising sea levels.<p>They say they've discovered two openings that could channel warm seawater to the base of the huge Totten Glacier and bring the threat of …

Global Warming

Two New Species of Peacock Spiders Discovered with Amazingly Striking Patterns

Most people wouldn't think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there's no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking arachnids are are two new species of peacock spiders discovered in southeast Queensland, …

Stunning Pyramid-Themed Skyscraper Planned for Cairo's Skyline

Egypt's government has revealed plans to pay tribute to the country's most famous symbol with a stunning addition to Cairo's skyline: a skyscraper shaped like a pyramid. Renderings released last week depict a glittering, obelisk-shaped building crowned with an impressive glowing capstone. A second, …

Skyscrapers

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

World Falls in Love with Quokka, Australia’s Most Adorable Animal

Photo: Imgur<p>The world has spoken: the always-smiling quokka is both the happiest and the most photogenic animal on the planet. Known for its charismatic grin and friendly disposition, the quokka is the perfect selfie co-star, as made apparent by the popularity of the hashtag: …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

6 stocks that left the bull market in the dust

If you put money in stocks at just about any point in the past six years, you're probably pretty happy.<p>America is in the midst of the fourth longest stock market expansion in history.<p>Monday marks the six-year anniversary of the day the S&P 500 hit its low point after the financial crisis. Since …

Meet Hulk, a 175-Pound Pit Bull and a Lovable Gentle Giant

Meet Hulk, an enormous pit bull that lives in New Hampshire. He's only 18 months old but is already 175 pounds and growing, making him one of the world's largest pit bulls. Hulk is even trained as a professional guard dog by his owners, Marlon and Lisa Grannan. They run Dark Dynasty K9s, which is a …

Articles about 5 unbelievably green housing developments on Dwell.com - Dwell

By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly...<p>Back in December, when news first emerged about the appointment of Shaun Donovan to the Obama administration as Secretary for...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's …

9 Kitchens That Expertly Blend Style And Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

Kitchens

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

Justice