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Waze Carpool’s new app lets riders get more choosy about their drivers

Waze’s carpooling app for commuters is relaunching with a number of new features designed to make it easier and safer to use. The company says it will now allow people to choose their shared rides, instead of being matched blindly. That means riders will be able to pick drivers based on things like …

Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition With High-End Headphones

Apple Inc.’s AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Now, the company is planning a push into the high end of the market.<p>The Cupertino, …

In Montreal, a Berlin Wall of the Mind?

MONTREAL — On one side of a grand square near the old Port of Montreal is a sculpture of a Frenchwoman in a Chanel suit, clasping a poodle and sneering at the Bank of Montreal, a former symbol of British colonial rule built in 1847.<p>On the opposite end, a dapper Englishman, cast in bronze, holds a …

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The 'most beautiful road in the world': spectacular reasons to explore the Douro river

There is a view from the monastery of Serra do Pilar that Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, may have enjoyed on the eve of his assault on Porto, during the Peninsular War.<p>Gazing across the Douro river from Vila Nova de Gaia, he would have surveyed the medieval row of merchants’ houses …

10 Cheap, Under The Radar Travel Ideas You Can Actually Afford

We've all been shamed by statistics for not taking advantage of our vacation days. What do numbers know about living expenses anyways? Saving money …

On a Disney Cruise, It’s a Stressful World (After All)

Even before we left dock in Miami, I started to get the feeling that our “4-Night Bahamian Cruise” on the Disney Magic was not going to go as smoothly as I had expected.<p>The self-serve soft-serve machines near Goofy’s Pool had run out of ice cream.<p>I asked a uniformed crew member when we could expect …

Walt Disney Company

Superbugs are being spread by travellers to South Asia and the Middle East, warn health experts

Superbugs are being spread by travellers to South Asia and the Middle East, a new study by Public Health England and the University of Birmingham has found.<p>People who have travelled to areas of the world with high rates of antibiotic resistance are more likely to carry bugs, and could pass them to …

Why Won't The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?

<i>Barbara J. King is an anthropology professor emerita at the College of William and Mary. She often writes about the cognition, emotion and welfare of animals and about biological anthropology, human evolution and gender issues. Barbara's new book is</i> Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds …

Humanity

Afraid of Snakes? Wasps and Dogs Are Deadlier

Beware the snake, the spider and the scorpion. But know this: You are much more likely to be killed by a bee or a dog.<p>Of the 1,610 people killed in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015, 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and 272 by dogs, according to a study published in …

Public Health

Something Mysterious Is Killing Captive Gorillas

For a decade, zookeepers have known that something strange was stopping the giant animals’ hearts—now they’re beginning to trace the culprit to their guts.<p>Just before 8 o’clock on a snowy Wednesday morning, deep in a maze of doors and steel fencing in the basement of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a …

New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building proteins ever seen in the viral world. They have …

Nature Communications

Girl Scouts fight cybercrime with new cybersecurity badge

Tech News<p>If you think being a Girl Scout is all camping, crafting, and cooking, think again.<p>For the first time, millions of Girl Scouts nationwide are taking on hacking and cybercrime as they work towards earning newly introduced cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts of the USA teamed up with security …

Guatemala envoy tours Jerusalem for embassy site, Palestinians fume

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Guatemalan ambassador was on the streets of Jerusalem on Monday to look at properties for when it joins the United States in moving its embassy there, a move Palestinians said was illegal and could kill any chance of peace.<p>FILE PHOTO: A general view of Jerusalem shows the …