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Suitcase Showdown: "Smart" Luggage vs Standard Carry-Ons

The holiday travel season upon us, which means dragging our bags out and packing for flights, trains, or road trips. Sure normal luggage gets the job …

Scientists Just Discovered The Roundest Object in The Known Universe

The odds of it existing are mind-boggling.<p>Geometry is everywhere in nature - we see sixfold symmetry in snowflakes, fractal patterns in broccoli, and …

The year of your birth could decide whether you live or die in the next big flu pandemic

The year of your birth could determine whether you live or die in a major flu pandemic, such as the 1918 outbreak that killed an estimated 50 million …

If we don't listen to the angry and voiceless, Australia will end up with its own Trump

Donald Trump. Brexit. The Australian Senate falling into the hands of a band of populists including Pauline Hanson, Nick Xenophon and Derryn Hinch: 2016 is the year democracy was disrupted.<p>Each time, pollsters, pundits and political reporters were caught by surprise, left to ask themselves “how did …

Never get a speeding ticket again with TrapTap

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Auroras: What are they and how do you spot one in Australia? - Science News - ABC News

Auroras light up the night sky in ethereal, brilliant colours.<p>Some people go on a pilgrimage to the very north of the globe — places like Norway and …

These 15 delicious (but complicated) recipes are well worth your time

"I spent forever on this recipe. It was so hard. I loved it!"<p>…said no one ever.<p>That's because we praise speed, efficiency, and ease, but guess what: …

Can Israel become the winter sun alternative to Egypt and Turkey?

Given recent world events it should come as no surprise to find that some of the stalwart winter-sun cruising locations have taken a hit. Places including Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, Tunisia and the Egyptian Red Sea resorts are, for the most part, off limits.<p>However, Israel, high on many travellers’ …

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The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

The best recent crime novels – review roundup

Darktown by Thomas Mullen, Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker, The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson, The Silence Between Breaths by Cath Staincliffe, Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote<p>D<b>arktown</b>, by Thomas Mullen (Little, Brown, £16.99) is set in Atlanta, Georgia, which, in 1948, is a place where black lives …

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Overthinkers May Be Smarter And More Creative Than Everyone Else

Validation, at last.<p>The inner dialogue of an overthinker is often filled with uncertainty and self-doubt (sounds fun, right?). But it’s certainly not all bad news.<p>The constant chatter in a neurotic person’s mind can also yield some pretty positive traits. Psychologists and research studies are …

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Sony's new coloring book lets you take crayons to PlayStation mascots

It usually takes years toiling away with 3D modeling programs at development studios before you can redesign some of video gaming's biggest names, but thanks to Sony's new PlayStation coloring book, you can make a stab at it with some crayons and a bit of creativity. The Art for the Players book, …

Quentin Tarantino confirms he will retire after two more films

Director of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs says he hopes when he retires he will be considered ‘one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived’<p>Quentin Tarantino has confirmed in the strongest terms yet that he is planning to give up directing after two more films.<p>“Drop the mic. Boom. Tell …

How She Did It: 'Booking a holiday was too complicated - so I changed it'

Early in 2013, while chatting with her sister over a glass of wine about her hobby of travel blogging, Nena Chaletzos, 41, had a lightbulb moment: no one had successfully made travel search simple and easy. It was this realisation that lead her to throw in her lucrative City career and walk the …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what you need to know on Friday.<p><b>1. The US government is launching a massive effort to stop Russia from interfering with the results of</b> …

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The world's first zero-emissions train could be running by 2017

Passengers in Europe may soon be commuting on the world's first zero-emissions train.<p>French engineering giant Alstom is building a passenger train …

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

Before The Flood is now on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.<p>For a limited time, you can tour the world with Leonardo DiCaprio, free of charge. <i>Before The Flood</i>, an advocacy documentary that grimly examines climate change around the planet, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film …

Jerry Seinfeld to tour Australia for first time since 1998

Standup says he enjoys ‘mutual comedy connection’ with the country<p>Jerry Seinfeld is to tour Australia in August 2017, the first time in close to 20 years he will perform standup in the country.<p>Seinfeld, who was listed by Forbes as the highest-paid comedian of 2015, sparked a minor controversy the …

Nutella: US FDA asks for submissions on chocolate spread consumption

How do you eat Nutella? On bread, on ice cream, or straight from the jar?<p>It's a question that's getting official attention in the US at the moment, …

Lake Eyre from the air – in pictures

These stunning aerial photos capture the extraordinary colours and painterly flows of Kati Thanda – aka Lake Eyre – in central Australia. The images by Adam Williams, Luke Austin, Ignacio Palacios and Paul Hoelen of the Light Collective depict a remote and pristine landscape few will ever see. They …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

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Why The Simpsons has lost its way

<i>By Travis Holland for</i> <i>The Conversation</i><p>Now in its 28th season, The Simpsons is one of the most widely lauded and enduring series in TV history.<p>But has …

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Gigi Hadid Designed a Boot for Stuart Weitzman and Got Acting Advice From James Franco

Heads up, celebrity style watchers: It shouldn’t be long before we see Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift getting snapped on the streets wearing a shiny new acquisition, courtesy of none other than Gigi Hadid. Fresh off the heels of her design collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger during fashion month, …

The 20 best cake recipes: part 2

Delia’s coffee and walnut sponge, Ottolenghi’s fig, yougurt and almond cake, and other baking classics selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>Serve this on its own, with a cup of tea, but do also make a fully fledged dessert dish with the figgy accompaniment – it doesn’t take much extra effort.

One of the Best Business Class Fares is Back

For certain markets, airlines consistently offer some outstanding fares in premium cabins. For example, you can fly Business Class, roundtrip, from …

The world’s best cities revealed

Bordeaux has been named the world’s best city, according to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 list.<p>Known for its occasionally left-field choices, …

5 foods dietitians are eating right now

As a registered dietitian, people ask me what I eat every day. I know how closely related what I eat is to my health, and I am able to feel great due to the food and lifestyle choices that I consciously make every single day. Here are some common foods that are mainstays in my diet and many other …

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