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5 Affordable Caribbean Hotels for Families

With their beautiful beach stretches, the clear blue-green waters, and the warm sunny weather, the Caribbean islands are pretty much at the top of the list for every family looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. And while a family vacation in paradise doesn't come cheap, these five affordable …

Swimming Pools

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

Mercedes-Benz Angles For Pole Position In Self-Driving Derby

Mercedes-Benz is planning a Super Bowl ad about its new GT sports car, but brand executives also have their eye on a much bigger picture: their commitment to win the race to autonomous driving.<p>Given a chance to tell me what the brand’s “most important overarching message [is] right now,” Drew …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The dark side of the oil shock

The financial markets saw only bad news in the oil shock last week. Despite extremely strong US consumer data, there is a reluctance to recognise the …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …