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Delta partners with on-demand helicopter startup so VIPs can avoid the airport

Delta is partnering with Blade, a company billed as the “Uber for helicopters,” to give passengers of the elite on-demand transportation service a better way to travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to <i>Business Insider</i>. Blade, which has three lounges in Manhattan, …

John F. Kennedy International Airport

March against madness - denial has pushed scientists out into the streets

America’s leaders are playing Russian roulette with our future<p>This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of people in the US and around the world marched in support of science. Next weekend, the People’s Climate March will follow.<p>Redglass Pictures and StarTalk Radio created a short film in which the …

Europe funds another data accelerator to get startups tackling societal problems

A new European Commission-funded startup accelerator, Data Pitch, is being launched today with the aim of connecting established businesses and organizations with lots of data with startups that might be able to help them unlock the value of the info they hold and thereby tackle industrial and …

10 Absurdly Underrated Cities in Europe

Looking for some cities less commonly seen by the typical tourists eye? While places like Barcelona and Rome are a must, we’ve got some equally …

European Travel

New ‘4D’ Adidas shoes are catered to your weight

Back in the 1990s all it took to sell shoes was a celebrity — typically a sports star — to give them a half-hearted endorsement. That’s it. These …

Travel search engine makes it easy to plan a vacation at your desk and look like you’re working

If your job has you sitting at a desk all day, it’s only natural your mind might drift to how you’re going to use your leftover vacation days. Thankfully you’re not alone; it turns out the majority of workers in the US are going beyond daydreaming and planning their trip during the work day.<p>Travel …

The Most Important Idea about the Universe

Archimedes, Pythagoras, Democritus. The history of science famously dates back to the brilliant minds of classical Greece. Another beginning is …

Look at this amazing smart-home tech for kitchens

A robotic kitchen!<p>A cup that floats in midair!<p>A 3-D-printed pancake!<p>A coffee-foam printer!<p>A refrigerator that's an open book!<p>A 3D chocolate printer!<p>Robots that make lattes... and more!<p>A supersmart countertop!<p>A plate that doesn't let you get away with anything!<p>An AI egg that knows its stuff!<p>A …

German discounter Aldi to start online sales in China

BERLIN (Reuters) - German discount supermarket chain Aldi is planning to start online sales in China this month, hoping to appeal to Chinese consumers interested in German brands with a selection of wine, snack and breakfast products.<p>The company will sell its own brand products via online platform …

Lithium miner Bacanora eyes slice of German electric car market

An Aim-listed miner is hoping to drive off with a slice of the European electric car market by reviving an old lithium mine near Dresden.<p>Bacanora Minerals, which is developing a lithium project in Mexico to cater for the Asian market, now wants a toehold in Europe, and believes it can feed the …

See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk shares footage of the rocket returning home after a historic launch from the same spot where Apollo astronauts began their journey to the moon.<p>SpaceX on Sunday launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the same historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center where NASA sent astronauts to the moon …

15 of the best places to camp around the world | Photo Gallery

You can’t talk about camping without waxing lyrical about New Zealand’s out-of-this-world landscapes. Mount Cook (or Aoraki to the Maori) is the …

Hiking

In Case You Missed It, This Hasn't Happened in the Solar Industry in 16 Years

The solar industry has been on a growth streak for the past 16 years and is now a formidable force in energy. But this year may finally see the growth streak come to an end.<p>According to GTM Research, 2017 is expected to see a 7% decline in installations from 74 GW to 69 GW. This would be a …

Solar Power

Quinoa could solve the world's looming food shortage, say scientists who cracked the plant's gene code

It has become a byword for metropolitan, health-conscious dining, but new research suggests quinoa could be destined for a far more important future.<p>Scientists believe the “supercrop” could solve the problem of feeding the world’s growing population.<p>The resilient seed, which was once the "mother …

Quinoa

Elon Musk posts image that may or may not be secret tunnel project

Elon Musk likes to show off his toys, and the latest may (or may not) be a component of his new tunnel boring efforts designed to defeat the scourge …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Blitab is a Braille device for visually impaired people

Meet Blitab, an Android tablet combined with a smart Braille surface. It’s one of the most affordable Braille devices out there and could change the way visually impaired people use computing devices. The company is participating in TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES.<p>The devices for this …

The most important stories in advertising, January 3

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Getty<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Twitter's China boss Kathy Chen has quit after just 8 months.</b> Chen, who announced the news in a series of tweets, was brought in to lure more Chinese advertisers to the platform.<p><b>2.</b> …

Advertising

See the Most Beautiful Parts of the Country on $213

Nobody loves a road trip quite like a Southerner. It's true. We hop in the car, hit the roads, explore the backroads, and pull over to take IG-worthy …

Country Lifestyle

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

Burkina Faso

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

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Where to travel in 2017: The cities and countries you need to see

January: Chile<p>British Airways took delivery of the Boeing 787 three years ago — and from 4 January the airline finally deploys the ultra-long range …

Surge in tourists puts some strain on Thailand's infrastructure

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s success in attracting huge numbers of tourists has put some infrastructure for handling the influx under pressure, an economist with the World Bank said on Monday.<p>“Bottlenecks are building up in destinations like Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, while infrastructure …

Chiang Mai

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Diabetes

​Uber snubs California, moves self-driving cars to Arizona

The saga between the ride-hailing company and California appears to come to an end as Uber packs up and moves one state over.<p>Uber's self-driving cars bid farewell to California.<p>It's been a short, bumpy trip for the ride-hailing company and its autonomous vehicle program in the state. It took only …

This Is The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

Grandbaby Cakes creator Jocelyn Delk Adams comes through for the holidays!<p>There’s still time to wow your holiday guests with delicious sweet treats …