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Top 10 Cities in the World – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

17<p>6<p>3<p><i>This is my very own list of the top 10 cities in the world, based on my opinions and experience.</i><p>Bright lights, vibrant urban life and an endless …

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17 Sweet Potato Recipes for Weeknights, Holidays and Beyond

As far as vegetables go, sweet potatoes might just be the <i>most</i> versatile. They can be sweet, savory or even full-on desserts. They can serve as a base for sweet potato toast or as the filling for ravioli. They even come in several colors in case you get tired of the orange. Not to mention they’re …

LeTV announces three new Superphones with USB-C ports in tow, coming soon to the U.S.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer LeTV has just announced three new “Superphones” that will eventually make their way to the United States. Dubbed the Le Max, Le 1 Pro and Le 1, these budget-friendly handsets are the first smartphones to features USB Type-C charging ports.<p>For starters, the Le Max …

GAO reports warns hackers could bring down plane using passenger Wi-Fi

The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a government watchdog warned Tuesday.<p>The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new scenarios for passengers. The report doesn't suggest it would be easy …

Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters

The first scientific paper to include observations from the surface of a speeding comet has been released, marking a new era in cometary science.<p>The paper, published Tuesday in the journal Science, uses data from the European Space Agency's Philae lander and the Rosetta orbiter to determine whether …

The first cut of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' was more than 3 hours long

When the highly-anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" comes to theaters in May, it will be just under two-and-a-half hours long.<p>But it didn't start out that way.<p>According to a lengthy article in Vulture, director Joss Whedon's first cut of "Age of Ultron" clocked in at a lengthy three and a half …

Gravity Payments CEO takes 90% pay cut to give workers huge raise

CEO Dan Price took a 90% pay cut and slashed his company's profits just so he could give his employees a raise.<p>Price, who heads up the Seattle payment processing firm Gravity Payments that he founded, has pledged to make sure all of his staffers make at least$70,000 annually in the next three years.<p>…

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Italian police catch mafia initiation rites on camera leading to arrests

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.<p>The arrests, on charges of criminal association, illegal arms sales and extortion, followed a two-year investigation …

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

This Man Says He Was Screwed Out Of One-Third Of The Super-Hot Startup Yik Yak By His Frat Brothers

Yik Yak is reportedly raising a new ~$75 million round of financing. It has maintained its position as a top-10 social networking app in the App Store for the past few weeks.<p>Warstler, a Kappa Alpha fraternity brother of Buffington's and Droll's, says he was given one-third of the company. …

Philae lander sends back first ever image from comet

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has sent back the first ever image from the surface of a comet.<p>The picture shows the cracked, bumpy surface in monochrome, with one of Philae’s three legs in the bottom left of the frame. It is not yet clear whether the leg in the image is actually touching …

Why women in science are annoyed at Rosetta mission scientist's clothing

<b>Alice Bell:</b> ESA can land their robot on a comet. But they still can’t see misogyny under their noses.<p>This morning, when Dr Matt Taylor briefed the press on the Rosetta mission, he wore a very plain black T-shirt. Yesterday, he wore something more colourful.<p>As the Independent reported, “the public …

'Interstellar' Animators Made A Physics Breakthrough While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie

The movie-making business has, unintentionally, helped make something more: a scientific discovery. One that you can experience first-hand in the film "Interstellar," coming out in US theaters everywhere on Friday, Nov. 7.<p>In the film, a crew of explorers travel through a wormhole to reach distant …

Here's Why The Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

It even extends to print ads and television commercials.<p>That time used to be 9:42. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation was simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Vinegar

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Vinegar adds essential astringency to salad dressings, balances sauces and brightens all manner of flavors. And it's much more versatile than just that. We like these more unusual applications for the tangy condiment.<p><b>Make a refreshing drink:</b> Ever see the recipe for …