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Our Favorite Food Trucks in Every State

A true melting pot of world cuisine, food truck operators deliver mobile eats to the people on city streets, at universities, in business parks …

Pictures of the Week 9.28.17

Burma

Who is the Puerto Rico mayor standing up to Trump over hurricane relief?

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the mayor Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan, garnered international attention this weekend after she pleaded to President Trump and his administration to send more help to the US territory in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Trump rebuked her, saying …

Caribbean

How many calories you burn doing 39 popular exercises

Everything we do burns calories.<p>But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or how your weekend kayaking trip stacked up to a morning swim?<p>Calorie-counting isn't the best way to lose weight— for that, you're better off focusing on which foods you …

Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change

To cut its emissions drastically, the city has started to fundamentally rethink how a city should work.<p>As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat distant-sounding future. New York City plans to cut emissions 80% by 2050. That’s …

The 13 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to Live Abroad

America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now …

Price Index

Epic: 20 Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone

Start planning your travel to find peace in the safest countries in the world. We will list out "Top Cities for Women to Travel Alone". In the spirit …

7 Dog Breeds With Sensitive Souls

Advertisement<p>When we call a dog “sensitive,” we don’t mean it in a bad way. We’re just talking about dogs that are a little bit more emotionally …

The Ghanaian villages destroyed by climate change – in pictures

Worsening coastal and riverine erosion is sweeping away homes and livelihoods on the Ghana coast. Photographer Nyani Quarmyne visited the small fishing village of Totope, which was once three miles from the sea but has now virtually disappeared

Climate Change

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

Entertainment

You Must Have At Least One Of Them To Refresh Your Home! They Are Oxygen Bombs

Our entire life depends on plants, and they are a vital resource for human well-being. Their presence in the home cleanses the air from mold and …

Emma Watson Made a Powerful 2-Minute Film About the Struggle for Women's Equality

Emma Watson is no stranger to campaigning for gender equality: She took a whole year off from acting to dedicate herself to feminism (thank you, Watson). She's been a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador since 2014, and she's made her mark with movements like HeForShe. And it was just last week that she …

Dictatorship beats democracy—what China’s moviegoers are learning from Star Wars

A galaxy far, far away has finally come to the Middle Kingdom.<p>Disney’s latest Star Wars franchise <i>The Force Awakens</i> debuted in China over the weekend, and took in an estimated $53 million, the “biggest Saturday-Sunday box-office opening” ever in China, the studio said.<p>The film’s China performance is …

China

Children suffering mystery illnesses finally diagnosed through gene screening

The landmark 100,000 Genomes Project has found that rare genetic mutations are responsible for unknown illnesses<p>Children suffering from mystery illnesses have been diagnosed with genetic diseases for the first time after taking part in the government’s 100,000 Genomes project.<p>In August 2014, David …

Why the Democratic Party can't beat Bernie Sanders' democratic socialist army

It's been obvious from the start of the 2016 presidential race that just about the entire Democratic Party establishment is in the tank for Hillary …

Watch A Scared, Homeless Pit Bull Receive Love For The First Time

When he finally lets rescuers approach him? Your. Heart. Will. Melt.<p>It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness can transform a petrified pup into a playful pooch.<p>After Michele Claseri noticed a pit bull cowering by a Los Angeles freeway on his way to work, he contacted the rescue organization Hope …

The B.C. landscaper who’s about to become a king in Ghana | The Star

Eric Manu was covered in mud when he got the call.<p>As he straightened up from the flower bed he had been working in, he wiped his hands on dusty blue …

Hung Up

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.<p>Ashraf Fayadh, a poet recently sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia by beheading, relayed a simple but grim message to the world from his prison …

Luxury ski vacations the 99% can only dream about

For skiers that feel that every year is just more of the same old slopes, take a cue from the 1% and infuse a bit of glamour in your ski season.<p>From …

National Geographic Travel

Why I shared the horrific photo of the drowned Syrian child

I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo. It shows a lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly died as they tried to reach safety in Europe by boarding a smuggler's boat. Instead they ended up as the latest victims of …

Road workers discover 2,000-year-old Roman villa

Routine operation leads to chance discovery on Esquiline Hill, one of the seven hills on which the imperial capital was built<p>A routine operation to repair gas pipes beneath a cobbled street in Rome has revealed the remains of what experts believe is a 2,000-year-old villa, complete with frescoed …

Fiction No Longer Dominating Reading Instruction, NAEP Analysis Shows

A researcher says there's evidence that the common core has affected 4th and 8th graders in at least one measurable way: It's got them reading more …

Bring Climate Change in From the Cold

While the nation focuses on terrorism and the horrific attack in Paris (as well as other nations overseas), there is another issue that the Pentagon has stated is an immediate threat to our national security. Yet it is rarely, if ever, discussed in those terms on the Republican side of the aisle. …

Top Ten Dumb Arguments

In giving my list of top ten dumb arguments, let me offer my sincerest apologies to David Letterman. After listing the arguments, let me comment briefly on each.<p>1. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."<p>2. The IRS ought to be abolished and the tax code ought not …

Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

Pope Francis calls for unity, links terror to poverty as he launches Africa tour

Almost as soon as<p>Pope Francisalighted from his flight to Kenya's capital on his first trip to Africa, he sent a powerful message of humility and equality.<p>The pope stunned Kenyans not only by riding in a modest gray Honda through Nairobi's streets, but also by traveling with the window down, waving …

5 Remote Destinations For The Unconventional Island Hopper

Now that it’s getting nippy, our first instinct is to flee. An island vacation beckons, and some obvious destinations come to mind first: the Caribbean, Mexico, or even good old Florida, if you’re staying stateside. But for those willing to think outside their native hemisphere, why not venture off …

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international …

National Security

Adele performs 'Hello' with classroom instruments for Jimmy Fallon

Adele’s Monday night appearance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i> was so big, it needed a whole other day.<p>On Tuesday’s episode of <i>The Tonight</i> …

Jimmy Fallon