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These Chic Celebrity Workout Looks Will Make You Want To Hit The Gym

Sweat in style with these outfit ideas borrowed from the A-list.<p>If one of your New Years resolutions for 2018 is to work out more, you're not alone. If you also, like us, need some extra motivation to hit the gym (especially in winter temperatures), you're <i>definitely</i> not alone. While the outcome of …

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This App Can Help You Read Up to 1,000 Words a Minute

Who says the Internet is making us less effective readers? Spritz, a new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into …

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The Best Little Black Dresses of 2013

See who worked the cocktail hour staple the best this year.<p>From star-studded red carpets to the front rows of fashion week, the LBD is an obvious choice for any event that calls for instant chic. From new iterations like the off-the-shoulder trend to the never-fail sheath, see who worked the …

Most fascinating supercar of 2013: Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder put up hall of fame numbers this year.<p>Zero to 60mph in 2.5 seconds. Zero to 124mph in 7.2 seconds. A lap of Germany’s 12.1-mile Nürburgring in 6 minutes 57 seconds, an unofficial record for the circuit. Nearly 900 total system horsepower.<p>What the numbers don’t communicate is …

A Look Back At All The Vertigo-Inducing Spots We Saw This Year

Would you stand on the edge of the mountain? How about perched atop a precariously tall building?<p>Vertigo-inducing attractions have a special appeal. They're exhilarating, terrifying and give just enough of a rush without taking too much of a risk. Here are our favorite ones we stumbled upon this …

Photographer's New Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Will Inspire You To Travel

<b>Jump right to the photos »</b><p>The Moscow-based couple have continued to travel since the initial photos surfaced in March, and now Murad has a fresh batch of images in the series, titled "Follow Me."<p>The first picture happened entirely by accident in Barcelona, when Natalia and Murad were on vacation. …

Buying booze gifts? 12 bottles to consider

Slide 1 of 14<p>It’s the time of year when everyone is searching for the perfect bottle to give as a holiday gift. But the choice depends a lot on the …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

DIY: Eco-Friendly Fire Starters

I wouldn’t call myself a pyromaniac exactly, but I’ve never turned down an opportunity to sit around a campfire. In an effort to avoid dousing …

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Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Indian Music Streaming Startup Dhingana Faces An Uncertain Future After T-Series Pulls Its Licensing Agreement

Indian streaming music startup Dhingana faces an uncertain future after T-Series, its biggest music label partner, said it will not be renewing their licensing agreement.<p>Soundbox reported last week, and T-Series president Neeraj Kalyan confirmed to TechCrunch, that the company will not renew the …

Mariposa botnet 'mastermind' jailed in Slovenia

<b>A hacker accused of masterminding one of the biggest ever botnets has been sentenced to just under 5 years in jail.</b><p>Matjaz Skorjanc was arrested in 2010 after a two-year investigation into malware that had hijacked about 12.7 million computers around the world.<p>The 27-year-old was found guilty of …

Only 4 In 10 Americans Are Aware Of The Incandescent Lightbulb Phase-Out

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman:</i><p>Consumer lighting giant Osram Sylvania has just released the 2013 edition of its Socket Survey — considered “an industry benchmark” and “the only nationwide measure of public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting and awareness of lighting legislation — …

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Covert CIA program helped Colombia kill rebel leaders

The multi-billion dollar program had the NSA provide 'substantial eavesdropping help' to the Colombian government<p>A covert CIA program has helped Colombia's government kill at least two dozen leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the rebel insurgency also known as Farc, The …

How life is improving in India's poorest regions

<b>A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there, writes development economist Jean Dreze.</b><p>Once upon a time, not so long ago, public facilities in the poorest districts of India were few and far …

Aam Aadmi 'Common Man' party to form government in Delhi

A former tax inspector who leads a new populist political party dedicated to improving the lot of the "common man" is to take over the government of India's sprawling, troubled capital city, Delhi.<p>The Aam Admi [Common Man] party (AAP) stunned analysts and established parties when it won 28 out of …

Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China

Blood-red sawdust coats every surface in the small carpentry workshop, where Primo Jean Besy is at the lathe fashioning vases out of ruby-coloured logs.<p>Besy and his father are small-scale carpenters in Antalaha in north-east Madagascar, and are taking advantage of a recent resurgence in demand for …

How Tiny Qatar 'Punches Above Its Weight'

Qatar is a tiny place that insists on being heard.<p>The Arab nation just off the coast of Saudi Arabia has made itself a major diplomatic player, a generous donor of foreign aid, and a leader in modernizing education in the region. The ultra-modern capital Doha is full of skyscrapers, museums and …

DOD's cyber arm poised to expand

The U.S. military’s Cyber Command is about to receive the digital equivalent of faster ships and stronger missiles — but the force, only a few years in the making, is still grappling with how far it can go in fighting adversaries in cyberspace.<p>As part of the defense policy bill that just passed …

Eating nuts during pregnancy is safe, new research suggests

Advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts may have been not only misleading but at odds with the potential benefits for offspring of doing so, according to research that has found children could be less likely to develop nut allergies if their mothers eat nuts during pregnancy.<p>The study of more …

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Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that …

Nicaragua extradites 18 Mexican drug traffickers who posed as TV journalists

<b>Nicaragua has extradited 18 Mexicans who posed as television journalists to smuggle more than $9m (£5.5m) into the country, officials say.</b><p>The Mexicans were arrested last year when they tried to enter Nicaragua pretending to work as reporters from Mexico's Televisa network.<p>Police found the cash and …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Tickets for Pot Smoking in Public Have Quadrupled in Colorado

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Colorado pot smokers are getting ticketed for doing so in public this year four times as often as …