Rob Cassidy

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10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Deep inside the Gorner glacier, Switzerland, a member of our team of Italian explorers ascends a rope in a narrow slot through the beautifully sculptured ice. As a result of the movement of the glacier such moulins don't exist for long, it is therefore important to carry out thorough documentation as next year this cave will be gone.

Day of the Dead, All Saints Day in Pictures

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

'To end forced marriage, we must work with the whole community'

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the rise of violent extremist groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria and ISIS in the Middle East, horrific descriptions of young girls being kidnapped and forced to marry militants have made headlines. But the problem of forced marriage is far more widespread.<p>As a persistent form of …

Is Keystone dead?

Greens are ready to declare victory as TransCanada asks the Obama administration to pause its review of the oil pipeline project.<p>TransCanada on Monday asked the Obama administration to pause its review of the Keystone XL pipeline, a shift in strategy that could push the fate of the project past the …

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Absinthe Used to Be Malaria Medicine: The Secret Medical History of Cocktails

Créme de menthe settled rebellious stomachs and absinthe fended off malaria. This is the secret medical history of the speakeasy cocktails we've come to know and love.<p>"We don't create cocktails now to cure venereal diseases or to relieve gout, but there's that history there," says <b>Matthew Rowley</b>, …

Alcohol

Beached in Brazil, a Young Penguin Finds His Human Soul Mate

Jinjing swims off for months but always returns to his widower friend; ‘like a son’<p>PROVETÁ, Brazil—On a steamy tropical island in Brazil, a tuxedoed traveler found a soul mate.<p>Why else would a penguin named Jinjing, native to chilly Patagonia roughly 2,000 miles away, keep returning to a warm …

Brazil

Why It's Green to Eat at Your Grocery Store

(Image credit: Grandlife Hotels)<p>Grabbing a bite in your grocery is not only contributing to a growing trend, but it’s also a way to help your market …

HALLIBURTON CEO: The oil industry's 'day of reckoning' is near

The precipitous decline in the price of oil has crushed profits across the industry, and many drilling projects are expected to hemorrhage money until prices and costs can reach some equilibrium.<p>Dave Lesar, CEO of the oil-services giant Halliburton, believes that a "day of reckoning" for these …

Starbucks History: The Espresso Roast

The story behind our quintessential roast<p>Dave Olsen was <i>the</i> coffee guy.<p>He created our Espresso Roast back in 1975. And even though times and palates …

Coffee

Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back<p>The Murphy …

North London

Awesome DIY Halloween Ideas on Flipboard

It’s October already and if you haven’t decided on a Halloween costume yet, don’t fret! With Flipboard, you have tons of awesome DIY Halloween ideas at your fingertips. When someone asks where you got your costume, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of saying, “I made it myself.”<p>Here’s the …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …

Fabulous Fall Foliage in Full Bloom: Pictures

United Kingdom

Behind The Founding Foodie, A French-Trained Chef Bound By Slavery

Thomas Jefferson is known as a founding father and a founding foodie. Less well-known is the remarkable man who once fed his refined palate: James Hemings.<p>In the 18th century, Hemings was one of America's most accomplished chefs. He was also Jefferson's slave.<p>"It was a close relationship, a …

Thomas Jefferson