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This guy cashed in his frequent-flier miles for an $18,000 suite on a Singapore Airlines flight — here's what it was like

Travel blogger Derek Low cashed in his frequent-flier miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class, and thankfully he took lots of gorgeous photos of his journey.<p>From your own cabin and full-size bed to private rooms and classy meals, you've never seen a classier way to fly in …

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Pictures of the Week 1.29.15

Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace | Society | The Guardian

Application to knock through homes to create lavish 17-bedroom palace has been refused by planning officer due to borough’s homes shortage<p>Qatar’s royal family may have snapped up Canary Wharf for £2.6bn this week, adding to its London portfolio of Harrods and the Shard skyscraper, but the Gulf …

Royal Family

7 reasons winter sports enthusiasts need to experience Chamonix, France

CHAMONIX, A FAMED MOUNTAIN RESORT in the French Alps, sits in the shadow of one of the tallest mountains in Europe, the glorious Mont Blanc. With …

Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds

A European spacecraft that launched late last year could eventually discover 70,000 exoplanets, helping researchers better understand the number and …

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

The creator of Minecraft just outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion

New kid on the block<p>Back in September, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. According to <i>Curbed</i>, it was all but expected …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop dream lives on as team of 100 engineers promise prototypes in 2015

Elon Musk's dream of an 800mph train called Hyperloop is being kept alive by a team of 100 engineers giving up hours of their free time in return for …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Did 2014 mark the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

A lot of dreadful things happened in 2014. But one potential positive trend is that it seemed increasingly difficult to get away with dismissing or condemning those with mental health problems. Is this an anomaly, or is the tide really turning against mental health stigma? • The Guardian and …

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.<p>We thought it'd be easy to raise the money and hard to get teams to participate. We got it exactly …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Dramatic Photos of California's Historic Drought

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the state of California currently falls in the "Extreme Drought" category. The years-long dry spell has tapped groundwater reserves and left reservoirs at record lows. Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville are both down to 30% of full capacity, exposing …

New Map Shows Milky Way Lives In Laniakea Galaxy Complex

Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.<p>The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously …

Universe

Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle

Drones riding drones to finance even bigger drones.<p>A white plastic robot zooms a hoverbike over the English countryside, grains blowing beneath the bike's four fans. The robot's 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there’s a GoPro camera instead, filming the flight. This …

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse …

Southern Lights filmed from International Space Station

The European Space Agency has released time-lapse footage of the Aurora Australis, known as the "southern lights", that was filmed from the International Space Station.<p>The footage was shot on 23 July at the South Pole.<p>Auroras are caused by the interaction of the solar wind - a stream of charged …

How to keep your car cool on hot days

Hot summer days can make your car feel like a sauna on four wheels. Here are some quick tricks to keep it cool on hot days.<p>At the peak of summer, the interior of your car can heat up to dangerous temperatures making driving almost unbearable. Not everyone has the luxury of A/C, but there are a few …

Home Improvement

Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear - CNN.com

This wearable chair can offer relief to production line workers and allow for better posture while performing their tasks.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair that isn't there<p>The chair …

Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices

New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a …

Educating Yorkshire star Musharaf Asghar to lead speech therapy spin-off show

Musharaf Asghar, who overcame a severe stammer during filming of Educating Yorkshire, will mentor a group of children also struggling with speech difficulties<p>The teenage star of <i>Educating Yorkshire</i> who shot to fame as he overcame a severe stammer to address his school's assembly is to lead his own …

Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips

Subtle vibrations can be translated back into audio<p>Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they have a method that works. By pointing a video camera …

Peter Diamandis: Entrepreneur reaches to skies to benefit Earth

Peter Diamandis stands at a whiteboard in an empty conference room at Moffett Field and excitedly sketches a diagram of the solar system, with messy lollipop-like dots for Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. His eyes light up when he draws a certain asteroid known to come close to Earth every few …

Singularity

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones