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The Foreign Faces Behind Qatar's Hospitality Workforce

Qatar’s tourism industry is experiencing quick growth with visitor arrivals nearly doubling from 1.4 million visitors in 2008 to 2.6 million visitors …

PHOTOS: Where to Go in 2015

Here are the 10 best budget destinations for 2015! From high style and world-class shopping to jaw-dropping scenery and unrivaled art, culture, and …

25 of the world's top hotels | CNN Travel

CNN

The 20 Best Hotels In America, According To Travelers

The best hotel in America is not a grand old historic hotel in the south, nor a luxe resort in Hawaii. Instead, the number one hotel is a sleek new Chicago property that opened just over a year ago.<p>Here are the top 20 hotels in the US.

Average Cost

How the brain remembers to fear danger - Futurity

A new study with mice identifies a life-preserving circuit that's responsible for recognizing and remembering threats.

When Will Humanity Finally Pull The Plug On Power Cords?

Look, ma, no wires!<p>In the mobile age, we're largely unfettered by wires, thanks in no small part to Wi-Fi, cellular networking, and the rise of laptops, smartphones, and tablets. But one thin tether keeps us perennially bound: power. Though battery technologies have improved, we still need to …

Nokia

Smart Keyboard Could Be Self-Powered, Self-Secured, Self-Cleaning

About the only thing it can't do is write your papers for you<p>Sure, your keyboard is good for turning thoughts into words—but couldn't it do more? Some clever scientists from universities in the U.S. and China have concocted an even smarter, more powerful keyboard that could not only enhance your …

Here's what happens when you put a camera on a person-sized squid

Scientists saw new color displays for the first time<p>The Humboldt squid uses pigment sacs on its skin to "flash" and to "flicker," both previously unknown behaviors, according to a study published today in the <i>Journal of Experimental Biology</i>. These displays were caught on cameras mounted on top of …

Zoology

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

SpaceX Is Now Worth More Than Dropbox, Snapchat, Or Airbnb

SpaceX raised the money from Google and Fidelity, but The WSJ's sources say the majority of the cash came from Google.<p>The search giant, which is interested in SpaceX's ambitions of using satellites to beam low-cost internet around the world, reportedly bought a 7.5% stake for $900 million.<p>That …

Venture Capital

As diplomatic talks begin in Havana, Cuba and U.S. agree to disagree

Cuba and the United States launched their highest-level talks in a generation, agreeing to disagree on basic immigration policies but recognizing a new spirit of cooperation.<p>Wednesday's meeting was the first of two days of sessions in the Cuban capital, the first official face-to-face talks since …

Russia

With time ticking on hostages, Japan wants to communicate with ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japanese officials want to talk to ISIS. But can they get in touch with the militant group? And if they do, can they do anything to save the lives of two Japanese men being held hostage?<p>Time is running out: ISIS put out a video Tuesday giving the Japanese government 72 hours to pay $200 …

Japan

Why airfares are sky-high when jet fuel is dirt cheap

Airlines are saving big on jet fuel thanks to the plunge in the price of oil -- but those savings aren't getting passed onto customers.<p>If you're wondering why, just take a look at the passengers wedged into the seats next to you. U.S. airlines saw a huge demand for tickets in 2014. The industry …

Jetfuel

'Woman on top' is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude

It might have emancipated women from the drudgery of the 'Missionary Position', but it seems that men are paying a painful price for revolution in the bedroom.<p>"Woman on top" is the most dangerous sex position, according to a new scientific study.<p>Scientists have found that the position, dubbed …

US ban on Cuban cigars comes to an end as Barack Obama's détente with Cuba begins

The first practical elements of the new era in US-Cuba relations come into force on Friday<p>America's half-century ban on Cuban cigars will come to an end on Friday as Barack Obama's new policy of détente with Cuba starts to come into force.<p>Just weeks after Mr Obama announced that he was reversing 50 …

Terrorism

Ohio Man Charged With Plotting to Attack U.S. Capitol

An Ohio man who allegedly wanted to set up an ISIS cell in the U.S. was arrested Wednesday and accused of planning to attack the U.S. Capitol. But U.S. officials told NBC News the man was dealing with a government informer working undercover the entire time and was never in a position to carry out …

Terrorism

Video by al-Qaeda branch takes credit for Paris attack

A senior leader of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility Wednesday for last week's attack on the satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> that killed 12 people in Paris.<p>The group released a video showing Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula saying the attack was …

Terrorism

White House: 'We should have sent someone with a higher profile'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama's administration admitted it erred by failing to send a higher-ranking representative of the United States to the Paris unity march on Sunday.<p>"I think it's fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there," White House Press …

Secret Service

Source: Terror cells activated in France

<b>(CNN) —</b> French law enforcement officers have been told to erase their social media presence and to carry their weapons at all times because terror sleeper cells have been activated over the last 24 hours in the country, a French police source who attended a briefing Saturday told CNN terror analyst …

Terrorism

Search for woman linked to Paris hostage-taker goes global

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hayat Boumeddiene seemed kind and polite, always wearing a veil and often motoring around on a scooter with her romantic partner, Amedy Coulibaly, a neighbor in a southern Paris suburb recalls.<p>Now the 26-year-old Boumeddiene is the subject of an international dragnet after Coulibaly -- said …

France
Middle East

2,000 feared killed in 'deadliest' Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

<b>Kano, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead.<p>"The attack on Baga and surrounding towns looks as if it could be Boko Haram's deadliest act," Amnesty International said in a …

Africa

Focus on finding AirAsia's black boxes intensifies

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — A day after the tail of the crashed AirAsia plane was fished out of the Java Sea, the search for the missing black boxes intensified Sunday with more pings heard.<p>The signals were detected over an area spanning from 1 kilometer to 4 kilometers (1.6 miles to 2.4 miles) …

Airplanes

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

France hunts slain terror suspect's widow, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

France vowed to combat terrorism with "a cry for freedom" in a giant rally for unity Sunday after three days of bloodshed that horrified the world. Police searched for a woman linked to the three al-Qaida-inspired attackers, but a Turkish official said she appears to have already slipped into Syria.<p>…