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There are a lot of empty homes in Flint, Michigan

Flint has a housing problem.<p>Nationwide, the average vacancy rate is 1.6%, according a report from RealtyTrac. But in Flint, Michigan, the rate is nearly five times higher at 7.5%--the highest in the nation.<p>"That is pretty worrisome," said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. "The …

Freedom of a Street Artist - A Talk with Gonzalo Borondo

November 26, 2015<p>Anika Dačić graduated in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade and is currently …

Angelos Tzortzinis: TIME Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2015

A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan migrants arrives on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Ae<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Angelos …

Emptying Tutankhamun's tomb took 8 years of painstaking labor

The deconstruction of<br>Tutankhamun's tomb, in color<p>Every object removed, except one.<p>1923<p>Perhaps surprisingly, the mummy of King Tutankhamun remains …

20 non-toy holiday gift ideas for kids

By Jamie Davis Smith<p>Children everywhere have already begun to give serious thought to their holiday wish-list while parents everywhere have already begun to cringe with the realization that in just a few weeks more toys will be invading their home.<p>The good news is that not all gifts need to involve …

Holiday Gift Ideas

9 Smart Design Ideas For Your Studio Apartment

Though there are some downsides to living in a studio apartment — not having as much space for your stuff, feeling like you're living in your bedroom …

30 Small House Hacks That Will Instantly Maximize And Enlarge Your Space

Dealing with small spaces can become a true nightmare and destroy your dreams of owning fresh, relaxing cozy spaces you can enjoy with friends and …

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5 Reasons to Check Out LinkedIn's New Mobile App

LinkedIn finally gives business users the overhaul they deserve. The new app isn't perfect, but it's a major upgrade.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Only 6% of Cities are Preparing for Driverless Cars

In a study released last month, the National League of Cities found that only 6% of cities’ current long-term transportation plans consider the …

New York critics pile the love on “Carol” — but wait, “Mad Max” is now an Oscar contender, too

<b>(The Weinstein Company/Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Early awards throw the Oscar race into chaos as “Spotlight,” “Danish Girl,” DiCaprio and Tarantino all get dissed<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 2, 2015 11:27pm (UTC)<p>It will be weeks before even the most avid moviegoers begin to focus on the details of the …

Mad Max

North Korea nuclear test site adds tunnel, say researchers

<b>Recent satellite images indicate that North Korea is building a new tunnel at its nuclear test site, a respected US think tank has said.</b><p>A report on 38 North, a website run by the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, studied images taken between April and …

North Korea

Review: 'Good Dinosaur' has great looks, middling story

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Finally making it to the screen after what has seemed like an ice age's worth of false starts and creative personnel changes, Disney/Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur" emerges as a visually breathtaking work of computer-generated animation that is ultimately unable to compensate …

The Kardashians' Instagram Thanksgiving

<b>(CNN) —</b> No need to wonder how the Kardashian-Jenners enjoyed their Thanksgiving, as they are a family who appear to do few things off-camera.<p>Thanks to Instagram, we know exactly how the day went down for Hollywood's most famous family. Kylie Jenner posted a photo of her "blended" family that …

Ridley Scott: 'Alien: Covenant' first of 3 films before linking up with original 'Alien'

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Ridley Scott confirmed that he is planning another two Prometheus sequels to follow "Alien: Covenant" before the "Prometheus" storyline meets up with the original 1979 "Alien."<p>"Alien: Covenant" and the following two films will be origin stories, answering the "very basic …

Wikipedia launches edit-checking artificial intelligence

<b>Wikipedia has launched a tool designed to automatically highlight low-quality edits to articles.</b><p>The Objective Revision Evaluation Service software has been trained by Wikipedia editors to recognise the quality of an edit based on the language and context of the change.<p>There are about half a million …

These wireless headphones combine luxury with convenience

Wireless headphones don’t have to look dumb<p>Wireless headphones are great: they're convenient, freeing, and often sound fantastic. They really make you feel like you're living in the future, pumping tunes into your ears with no wires getting in the way. But most wireless headphones are utilitarian, …

Hawaii Supreme Court Voids Telescope Construction Permit

HONOLULU — A long-awaited Hawaii Supreme Court ruling Wednesday invalidating a construction permit for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes represents a major setback for the $1.4 billion project on a mountain astronomers tout for having perfect star-gazing conditions.<p>The ruling is a …

Officials: California Gunman was in touch with extremists

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — California gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known Islamic extremists on social media, a U.S. …

California

Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children, new study says

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>Parents who have patiently sat through countless music recitals and questioned their sanity at encouraging all those trumpet or violin lessons need do so no longer. Even ear-splitting dissonance has an upside.<p>Music training not only helps children develop fine motor …

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …

17 Signs You Were A Band Geek

The phrase "band geek" might sound like a derisive label, but to those who wore the chinstrap proudly, it can just as easily be a term of endearment. If you spent even a few years of your teenage life marching across a football field or bellowing notes from the dark corners of a stage, you're …

New Jersey man arrested after allegedly traveling to join ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly two months after his brother and others were arrested for allegedly trying to join up with ISIS, a 20-year-old New Jersey man was taken into custody Monday on a similar accusation.<p>Nader Saadeh, his hands bound in chains, was in a federal courtroom hours after his arrest. He requested …

Grizzlies may be killed if tied to fatal Yellowstone attack

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two grizzly bears captured close to where a seasonal employee of Yellowstone National Park was killed could be euthanized if …

Wildlife

The Battle Over Warrantless Phone Tracking Moves Closer To Supreme Court

An appeals court ruling that brings phone location data under the protection of the Fourth Amendment could set the stage for the Supreme Court to resolve the issue.<p>There's a legal battle brewing over your phone's location data, the private acts it captures, and who — besides you and your carrier — …

Why Salad in Space Matters

Yes, yes, there was a daring spacewalk outside the International Space Station on August 10, as cosmonauts Misha Kornienko and Gennady Padalka spent …

Typhoon Soudelor kills at least 24 in China and Taiwan

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least 24 people are dead after Typhoon Soudelor slammed into southeastern mainland China and Taiwan, official agencies said.<p>The storm left 17 people dead in China, most of them in the eastern Chinese cities of Wenzhou and Lishui, where heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused houses to …

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11 Killed, Dozens Injured in Stampede at Hindu Temple in Eastern India

At least 11 people were reported killed and dozens more were injured Monday morning when Hindus observing the holy month of Sawan Somvar tried to jump the line, setting off a stampede at a temple in Belabagan, India, authorities and Indian news agencies reported.<p>Amit Kumar, deputy police …

She Was Groot: After A Galactic Hit, Marvel Screenwriter Tackles Comics

Nicole Perlman was the first woman to get a screenwriting credit on a Marvel Studios movie, for last year's big hit <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>.<p>Perlman has been tapped to write the upcoming <i>Captain Marvel</i> movie, too, but first she's navigating a slightly less galactic challenge: Writing her first comic …

An Apple construction worker told us the new spaceship HQ may change building standards in the US

Construction is well underway on Apple Campus 2, Apple's planned new Cupertino headquarters. No expense is being spared on the futuristic building, nicknamed the "spaceship" and costing an estimated $5 billion. Due to be completed at the end of 2016, it will accommodate 12,000 employees and …

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