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How this could help the environment

On May 31, the Swiss company Climeworks will turn on the first commercial plant to suck carbon dioxide out of the air and feed it to vegetables in a neighboring greenhouse. Located in the tiny, agricultural municipality of Hinwil, Switzerland, the plant stands 40 feet tall and looks like a …

The Trump presidency is systematically destroying any global moral high ground the US had left

Ahead of US president Donald Trump’s inauguration, there was plenty of handwringing about the potential long-term impact the oft-bankrupt reality show star and political neophyte would have on the US’s democratic systems and the global image of the world’s largest economy.<p>It’s been less than two …

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To China, America Finally Looks Vulnerable

Beijing’s all-out struggle over antimissile battery in South Korea sends a chilling message to U.S. allies<p>SHANGHAI—When Chinese leaders gaze out toward the Pacific, their panorama is obstructed by a string of military airfields, naval anchorages, radar emplacements and listening posts sentineled by …

China

The father of the lithium-ion battery has a new design that's 3 times better

A new discovery could pave the way for batteries that last longer—and won't explode.<p>The breakthrough comes from a team of engineers led by John …

Jay Z's venture capital fund is here

Jay Z is ready to invest in some <i>businesses</i>, <i>man</i>.<p>Jay Z's Roc Nation announced Monday that it'll begin funding "early stage start-ups" through its new …

Bespoke camping van brings luxury to the outdoors

Off-the-grid living never looked so sleek<p>The #VanLife phenomenon delivers adventure with a serious side of convenience. Go-anywhere, four-wheel-drive vans get people outdoors with ease and allow you to camp close to trailheads and mountaintops. But they don’t always deliver much in the way of …

Meet Your Custom Luxury Dream Home on the Internet

Homeowners going online to shop for a pre-existing house plan as a shortcut to build multimillion-dollar homes<p>It took Lynn and Craig Ferguson more …

This Map Shows the Quickest (and Ultimate) Road Trip Across Europe

Europe

500 years ago, China destroyed its world-dominating navy because its political elite was afraid of free trade

But by 1525, all of China's "Treasure Fleet" ships had been destroyed — burned in their docks or left to rot by the government. China had been poised to circumnavigate the globe decades before the Europeans did, but instead the Ming Dynasty retracted into itself and entered a 200-year-long …

China

This Prefab Cabin Was Built in 10 Days for Only $80,000

The cabin is in Russia, but the builder is now accepting pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Nestled in the woods of Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, sits a 1,184-square-foot DublDom, one of several DublDom modular prefab homes designed by the Moscow-based architect firm, Bio Architects.<p>What makes the DublDom …

A rare look inside the $21 million 'Princess' megayacht that has 5 cabins and a Jacuzzi

But while several yachts have made their appearance at different shows around the globe, the Princess megayacht debuted for Yachts Miami Beach for the very first time.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

“They consider him a stupid, unstrategic politician.”<p>Mikhail Fishman is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow Times, an English-language weekly newspaper published in Moscow. The paper is critical of Vladimir Putin; indeed, it was targeted twice in 2015 by Russian hackers and has been attacked …

Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again that beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. …

Living Rooms

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in …

Photography

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year<p>'Dancing Octopus' Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017<p>The winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year …

Why the U.S. Could Suffer Deeper Economic Shock Than China in a Trade War

A lot of economists aren’t factoring a U.S.-China trade war into their central forecast scenarios, counting on the Trump administration to curb its sharpest protectionist tendencies.<p>But what if it doesn't?<p>“Bad for the world, worse for the U.S.,” says Nicholas Fawcett, a senior global economist with …

Economy

Why Europe Is Warning of Pax Americana's End

The Munich Security Report paints a world in which the U.S. is retreating from its superpower ambitions.<p>Last year, the global security establishment was mildly worried about a growing U.S. disengagement overseas. This year, the worry has given way to a realization that the "liberal world order" -- …

Geopolitics

Is China Practicing Missile Strikes Against U.S. Bases in Asia?

Photographic evidence suggests is is preparing to strike a range of targets.<p>Are the United States and China set on a collision course that ends in war? White House advisor Stephen Bannon thinks so. While neither country openly wants war, both sides are preparing for the worst case scenario. <i>War on</i> …

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Chinese fishery installs immense floating solar farm for extra income

A fishery in eastern China now doubles as a solar power station. An immense array of photovoltaic panels has been installed across 300 hectares to …

The five best Super Bowl commercials

Super Bowl LI may have been full of surprises, but the commercials? Not so much. It was a lackluster year with many forgettable ads. (It didn’t help that several of the Super Bowl’s most reliably funny advertisers, including Doritos and Butterfingers, dropped out.) Other advertisers — with the …

Media Management

7 Strategies to Increase Your Odds of Joining the Billion-Dollar Club | Inc.com

Most budding entrepreneurs don't realize that nine out of ten startups fail within 24 months. They only see and remember the recent new entrants in the billion dollar valuation club, including Uber, Airbnb, and Snapchat.<p>While last year was not a banner year for new businesses, the startup rate is …

Entrepreneurship

10 best road trips in the world | CNN Travel

Road Trips

Isle take it! The rich look to the Caribbean for second homes

Sometimes a Caribbean vacation isn’t enough.<p>A growing number of moneyed New Yorkers love the islands so much they’re buying second homes there in …

An archipelago of killer cats

Each year, approximately 30 people are killed by tigers in the Sundarbans - so why do locals revere rather than fear these killer cats?<p>"In 23 June 1984, I was attacked.”<p>Phoni Gyen took a seat on a dock overlooking the still waterways of the Sundarbans, a low-lying archipelago in the Ganges Delta, …

Wildlife

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

In Turks & Caicos, A Seaside Retreat With 1,400 Feet of Water Frontage

This 15,000-square-foot home on a private peninsula is an oasis<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Providenciales, Turks & Caicos <b><br>Price:</b> $25 million<p>When your …

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17 of the World's Most Romantic Destinations

Feel the love in these classic and far-flung places from National Geographic's book, The World's Most Romantic Destinations.

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