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50 Ways to Challenge Yourself as a Scuba Diver

We’ve all had that moment. Whether sitting around the liveaboard dinner table or in the resort pool, we hear another diver tell a story that sparks …

In Mexico, gas is fueling the flames of revolt

People protesting hikes in Mexican fuel prices block access to a Pemex gas station. Edgard Garrido/Reuters<p>Luis Gómez Romero, <i>University of Wollongong</i><p>It is already clear that 2017 will be a difficult year for Mexico - and not just because it will (or won"t) have to pay for a "big, beautiful wall".<p>On …

5 tricks to free up space on your Android phone

It doesn't matter if your Android phone has expandable storage via a microSD card -- you fill up whatever space you're given, whether it's 32GB or 200GB. Here are some easy ways to free up storage on your Android device -- both the internal storage and microSD.<p>Got an iPhone? Check out our tips for …

Mexico's oil reform is a huge opportunity

Welcome to the 'new' Mexico, and welcome to the early stages of an oil and gas game that will be bigger—from an investor's perspective—than anything in history.<p>Mexico's move to implement historic energy reform legislation in December 2013, and follow-up legislation in 2014 that further solidified …

Oil & Gas Industry

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

5 New Mobile Games You'll Want to Play Tonight

With Apple announcing the iPhone 7 today, there’s really no telling what the App Store is going to look like tomorrow. It could be full of huge …

Anxiety, Depression or Both?

Anxiety and depression go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, or bacon and eggs. And while they don't exactly taste great …

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American Reporter's Assault Reveals How Common Sexual Violence Is in Mexico City

Independent American journalist Andrea Noel (who was previously the editorial coordinator for VICE News Latin America) reported she was the victim of …

Mexico City

25 silly myths about Earth, space, and physics that drive me crazy

1/<p>MYTH: The sun is yellow.<p>NASA<p>If you wince and look at the afternoon sun, it might look yellow — but the light it gives off is actually white in …

Cool things pilots do when they get bored

TYPICALLY, flight paths when mapped out resemble something like a child’s sketch or a straight line. But one pilot has taken it a step further with …

A Bloody Tale of How Mexico Went Catholic

<i>How to explain the powerful and in many respects unique religiosity encountered by Pope Francis on his trip to Mexico last week? Its roots are deep</i> …

Mexico City

22 Acts of Smartass Vandalism That Made the World a More Hilarious Place

As we all know, vandalism is a CRIME, and 99 percent of the time it’s ugly and dumb. But sometimes, vandalism can actually be hilarious. I mean, that …

America Is In A Proxy War With Itself In Syria

ISTANBUL — American proxies are now at war with each other in Syria.<p>Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government.<p>The infighting …

Middle East

8 Charts Reveal The Crazy Numbers Behind NASA's New Monster Rocket

This is how they want to get us to Mars.<p>Earlier this month, NASA announced the first mission it will be launching aboard its monster rocket, called …

Here's what we think is going to happen in 2016

It turns out several of our predictions were correct.<p>ISIS proved it could strike beyond its "caliphate" by bombing a Russian passenger jet and carrying out multiple attacks inside a European capital as well as inspiring several "lone wolf" attacks.<p>Meanwhile, Iran signed a landmark nuclear deal in …

Middle East

27 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' questions answered by the novel

<b>Warning: If you're one of the five or 10 people in America who still haven't seen The Force Awakens, you probably shouldn't read this.</b><p>While <i>Star Wars:</i> …

Star Wars

Optical illusion 'breaks your brain' so you see black and white as green and red

Forget the 'dress’ illusion, there’s a new trick that can make you see black and white as green and red for up to three and a half months.<p>The …

Optical Illusions

Wi-Fi in the sky still cloudy, sometimes costly as airlines try to catch up with technology

Logging on to most airline Wi-Fi networks feels like stepping into a time machine — and we don't mean that in a good way. On many domestic flights, the bandwidth is barely ample enough for checking email, never mind streaming videos.<p>That's partly by design. In 2008 and 2009, when many airlines were …

Wi-Fi

Photo mystery solved? Mars rover snapped pic of rocket stage crash, NASA says

Space enthusiasts have been abuzz for days over whether the Mars rover Curiosity captured an extraterrestrial crash. On Friday, NASA declared the …

Everything you wanted to know about why oil prices have crashed

As the price of crude continues to slide, we ask why it's happening and who benefits<p>The price of oil has slumped to a eleven-year low, continuing a sell-off that many commodity traders believed had come to an end.<p>The price of a barrel of Brent crude, an oil benchmark, has tumbled from around $115 …

How to defeat ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors for their take on last week's attacks in Paris and how the war on ISIS must change if the U.S. and its allies want to defeat it. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.</i><p>Fareed Zakaria: What does ISIS want?<p>The …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range information to the pilot as they were docking. This was …

Space Exploration

A bunch of companies are trying to make flying in private jets as easy as calling an Uber

A whole crop of companies both new and old are aiming to bring the same innovation to private jet travel. That accessibility, combined with the fact that commercial plane cabins continue to get smaller and more uncomfortable, could mean that more and more people who can afford the extra cost will …

Royal Family

US Ground Troops In Syria Is "Illegal, Big Mistake", Russia Warns Obama Of "Unpredictable Consequences"

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that <b>the US would no longer hesitate to engage in “direct action on</b> …

Middle East

Russia's Mid-East Takeover Continues As Afghanistan Requests Military Assistance From Moscow

Earlier this month, in what amounted to a dramatic shift in strategy, the Obama administration announced that the US would not be pulling all of its …

Russia Takes Over The Mid-East: Moscow Gets Green Light For Strikes In Iraq, Sets Up Alliance With Jordan

Once it became clear that Moscow and Tehran had jointly planned the incursion in Syria with Russia promising full air support and Iran pledging …