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French minister Christiane Taubira resigns after fallout over terror policy

Justice minister had expressed doubts about controversial plan to strip people convicted of terrorism of their French citizenship<p>François Hollande’s fraught battle to enshrine tough, emergency security measures into the French constitution has taken another twist after the French justice minister, …

François Hollande

I drove BMW's new prototype sports car and it felt truly bizarre

At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show this week, BMW showed off a new prototype version of the hybrid sports car featuring a series of cameras that replace the traditional side and rear-view mirrors. One camera is located on each of the i8's doors, along with a central camera placed near the top of …

Autonomous Cars

Ötzi the Iceman's 5,000-year-old stomach bug sheds light on human migration

Mummified remains of man killed in European alps provide clue to timing of migration from north Africa<p>The gut microbes of the Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found frozen in a European glacier in 1991, have shed new light on the history of human migration, scientists said on …

Anthropology

Federal Reserve too 'concerned' by weak inflation to push on with rate rises

The US central bank is unlikely to tighten policy again in the next couple of months as low inflation persists<p>US interest rates could remain unchanged for months, as records of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting revealed that policymakers were “concerned” by the economic outlook.<p>Despite raising …

Chat Live With Popular Science About The Future Of Money

Join author Kashmir Hill in our first-ever Digg Dialog<p>What is the future of money? In her feature article, Kashmir Hill -- who lived on nothing but Bitcoin for two weeks -- explores how cash is going digital, and how that will change everything, from music to social media to global economies.<p>Today …

Science

Google Brings Its Interactive, 360-Degree “Spotlight Stories” To YouTube

Google is bringing its Spotlight Stories – immersive, 360-degree animated videos meant to introduce a new form of storytelling – to YouTube, the company announced this morning. The first story to arrive is a holiday film called “Special Delivery,” from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman …

Motorola

Make This Egg-in-a-Hole Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon Immediately

Turn your egg-in-a-hole into a grilled cheese sandwich. With bacon.<p>We just <i>know</i> some recipes are going to be good before we even try them. Like this Egg-in-a-Hole Sandwich with Bacon and Cheddar. What could possibly be anything less than outstanding about a sandwich with a name like that? We could …

Breakfast

Essaouira: 3 Nights, from $728 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy

A private guide will meet you in Marrakesh for your 2½-hour journey west to Essaouira, a quaint town on Morocco’s Atlantic coast known for its …

Travel

Is the next financial crisis nigh? Could closure of Third Avenue Fund finally explode the post-crisis asset bubble?

The closure of a number of US funds linked to the high yield corporate debt market is eerily reminiscent of the events that led up to the global financial crisis<p>As every student of recent economic history will know, the first rumble of thunder in the Global Financial Crisis came with the collapse …

16 U.S. Cities To Visit If All You Want To Do Is Eat

You've probably heard that major U.S. cities including New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C. and San Francisco are amazing places to visit for some of the best food in the world.<p>But we're here to tell you that there's more to eat in places beyond the usual destinations. The following locations …

New Mexico

The World's 5 Most Inspiring Destinations Will Give You a Whole New Outlook On Life

The benefits of traveling are extensive -- and often surprising. Traveling has been accredited with the ability to heal, educate, and expand our horizons. The feeling of inspiration many of us get after traveling is undoubtedly one of the best consequences of a trip away. Plus, after taking on …

Swimming Pools

The Surprising Connection Between Passion, Rituals and Entrepreneurial Success

As entrepreneurs, we often face the seemingly conflicting goals of building a great business and having a great personal life outside of the office. We know that true success is about more than just huge financial rewards -- it's also about living a rich and fulfilling life, by design. But how do …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build A Crazy 1000W, 90,000 Lumens LED Flashlight

I am not really sure when you would need a hand-held 90,000 Lumens flash light. The kind of light that lights an entire mountain side from far, far …

Light Bulbs

Five Ways to Get Your Video 'Staff Picked' on Vimeo

The much sought-after and elusive Vimeo Staff Pick is a badge of honor and a surefire sign you are about to get a lot more views. There is no …

The Science Behind Light Field Photography

Back in 2011, Lytro launched the world’s first consumer light field camera, which lets you “shoot first and focus later.” But what exactly <i>is</i> light …

Photography

How to make the perfect samosas

This moreish Indian snack is packed with spice, but should the pastry be chewy and robust or crisp and flaky? And which folding technique is best?<p>Samosas have been the victims of a grave injustice. Those deflated triangles of cardboard pastry sold in supermarket Indian snack selections bear as much …

Time I

National Geographic Travel

New App Visualizes Radio Waves From Cell Towers and Satellites Around You

Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Ralph Morse—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Ted Thai—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Kristy …

Media Management

Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

Raspberry Pi

DIY Computer For Kids Maker Kano Ships Its Build-Your-Own Screen Kit

Learn-to-code startup Kano is now shipping a 10.1-inch HD display to go with its keyboard plus Raspberry Pi DIY computer kit for kids. Back in May the startup announced a $15 million Series A funding round, in part to develop additional hardware add-ons for their core product, such as the screen …

Raspberry Pi

Nintendo needs to make this Gameboy concept a reality

Nintendo has been hinting at having a new console in the works, but what I’d really like to see from the gaming giant is a portable system based on this beautiful Gamboy-inspired concept by Munich-based designer Florian Renner.<p>Renner reimagined the 26-year old Gameboy with a horizontal form factor …

A nearby dark matter galaxy?

Measurements of the velocities of just six stars in a galaxy of only 1,000 visible stars suggest the highest concentration of dark matter of any …

The man behind Jon Stewart's secret project with OTOY lays out the future of media

OTOY CEO Jules Urbach. Otoy<p>When Jules Urbach starts talking about the future of media, it’s hard for me not to get swept up in a wave of eagerness.<p>Urbach says he’s used to that type of reaction.<p>As the CEO of virtual reality and 3D pioneer OTOY, he’s been blowing people’s minds for years — including …

Virtual Reality

How to Build an International Brand for Less than $500

Building a business on a shoestring budget, let alone an international one, seems almost impossible. However, breaking down your business goals one-by-one, as well as your personal motivating goals, can make all the difference in seeing your dream business manifest into reality.<p>Gwen Jimmere, CEO & …

Intellectual Property

After raising $3.6 million, Europe’s most successful Kickstarter project has folded

Kickstarter projects have gained a reputation for overpromising and underdelivering. But one high-profile campaign—considered Europe’s most successful in terms of dollars raised—isn’t delivering at all.<p>After raising £2,335,119 ($3.6 million) from more than 12,000 backers, Torquing Group informed …

Crowd Funding

The 7 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2016

We've got holiday getaways on the brain. But not just any old getaways. We're looking for something out of the ordinary, a place to fuel our passion for travel but that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Mexican beach hardly anyone has discovered to the Mediterranean city that's …

Flying

Drinking Coffee 'May Make You Live Longer', Study Reveals

Drinking three to five cups per of coffee per day may reduce risk of premature death from serious illness, scientists have revealed.<p>Moderate coffee …

Coffee

10 of the best hidden bars and restaurants in New York

From an original speakeasy to a much-loved hole-in-the-wall bodega, we pick 10 ‘secret’ places from a new book on New York’s eating and drinking scene<p><b>BARS</b><p>Lantern’s Keep, Midtown West<p>Opened in the early 1900s, both the Algonquin and the Iroquois hotels exude the glamour of times past. Inside, the …

Dance Hall

DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.<p>The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans …

Porto, Portugal is the hottest European city you haven't heard of

Porto, Portugal, has become one of Europe's hottest travel destinations. Located on the banks of the River Douro, Porto is one of Europe's oldest cities. It features breathtaking views, and stunning churches and cathedrals that date back to the 12th century. In fact, Porto — which gave its biggest …

Europe