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The battlefield in Syria gets more complicated

Volkswagen emissions scandal headed for Hollywood

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Volkswagen AG scandal over diesel emission tests is headed for Hollywood.<p>U.S actor Leonardo DiCaprio walks during an auction at the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2015 event during the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Antibes, near Cannes, southern France, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/ …

Environmentalism

Here are the real best things to do in New York City, according to locals

There are thousands of things to do in this massive city — whether it's your first or 15th time visiting.<p>To help narrow down the long to-do list for every trip, we asked locals for insider tips on the truly best things to do in the city.

Watch This Autonomous Drone Eat Fuel In The Sky

The X-47B flying Dorito checks mid-air refueling off its bucket list<p>We are so far in the future of aircraft that a stealthy autonomous flying wing simply existing is just sort of a given. The U.S. Navy’s X-47B is a test platform, designed to see just what modern autonomy and design can do. In the …

Japan Maglev Train Sets 366 Mph Speed Record

Zooooooom<p>Japan will always beat us at a lot of things, and trains are no exception. Our wimpy 171 mph trains are nothing compared to Japan's amazing maglev trains, which just set another incredible speed record of 366 mph. Central Japan Railway achieved that speed, but it may last only until …

The Best Stage Costumes of 2014

Click through to see our roundup of the best LED-lit dresses, sparkly bodysuits and all around bad-ass stage costumes.<p>There was endless live music to be heard this year, whether you scored tickets to Beyonce and Jay-Z's epic "On the Run" stadium tour, or traveled to one of this summer's major …

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

18 Perfect Gifts For The World Traveler

Getting patted down at security, dealing with flight delays, waiting in endless lines, and fighting over power outlets — sometimes it can be a bit too much to handle.<p>Whether traveling for business or pleasure, these fun gifts are sure to make any trip a bit nicer.<p>From NASA-designed products made to …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Rudy Giuliani Accuses Obama, Black Leaders Of Stoking 'Anti-Police Hatred'

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) blamed this weekend's killing of two NYPD officers on anti-police "propaganda," for which he said President Barack Obama bears some responsibility.<p>"We've had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate …

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction

Should a woman’s own 55-year-old mother bear the woman’s (gulp) triplets? Well, it’s happening. Where should society draw the lines here?<p>Welcome to …

Report: If Republicans Take the Senate in November, Conservative Lawmakers Are Ready to Give GOP Leaders ‘Hell’

Conservative lawmakers like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), and others are prepared to give GOP leadership “hell” and push for a more conservative agenda if Republicans are able to take control of the Senate in November, Politico …

Secret Service Agents Pay a Visit to Anti-Obama Artist Sabo — and the Entire Exchange Is Seemingly Captured on Video

He is the rarely-seen artist known as Sabo.<p>His artwork is many times controversial and political in nature.<p>(Source: unsavoryagents.com)<p>His Twitter feed is uncensored and some argue his comments can go too far. In fact, a few of Sabo’s recent tweets struck a nerve and got the attention of the United …

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Mar 7, 2018 | 7 Comments<p>In the wake of the September, 2016 bombing in New York City that injured 29 people London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that …

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Alan Watts: What do you desire?

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

Welsh Government

Watch As The World’s Biggest Cities Explode In Size Over The Last 200 Years

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for the future.<p>By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. That means already overcrowded cities will have to squeeze in an extra 2.7 billion people. For many cities in the developing world, that will …

N.Y., Canada attacks appear inspired by Islamic State exhortation

A spate of terrorist attacks in Canada and New York City last week appears to have been inspired by calls from<p>Islamic Stateand other militants to launch lone-wolf attacks that could signal the rise of a kind of DIY terrorism, sowing fear on a smaller but more pervasive scale.<p>Last month a spokesman …

There is no justice in prisons' race-based punishment

The incident in 2006 was in some ways typical: A group of inmates at High Desert State Prison near Susanville attacked two corrections officers, and prison officials responded with a race-based lockdown, keeping African American prisoners confined to their cells for 14 months.<p>Governmental …

Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi

Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>Gallery: Mercedes revolutionises trucking with self-driving semi<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>The latest …