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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Chinese stocks opened sharply higher on Friday, following Thursday's rally after days of major losses.<b><br>2</b><b>.</b> Up to 50 migrants were found dead in a truck in Austria on Thursday as European leaders were meeting in Vienna to discuss the deepening migrant crisis.<p><b>3.</b> Hundreds of people are feared dead …

Daily Edition Travel Gets Boost from Lonely Planet

Planning your next vacation is the perfect way to avoid the end of summer blues, and The Daily Edition is here to help. Over the next four weeks, Friday’s Daily Edition travel section will feature the work of expert travelers and writers from Lonely Planet. The largest guide book publisher in the …

5 things to know for your New Day -- Friday, August 28

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump keeps on keeping on. The Air Force suffers a costly accident. And happy days are here again on Wall Street.<p>It's Friday, and here are five things to know for your new day.<p>JOURNALISTS KILLED<p><b>Flanagan's fail</b>: Vester Lee Flanagan carefully planned his live-on-TV murder of reporter …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has responded to the EU's antitrust allegations.</b> Google says that it doesn't feel its actions were anti-competitive.<p><b>2. Apple is holding an event on September 9 where it will likely reveal the iPhone 6S.</b> It sent out invites to media on Thursday.<p><b>3. Airbnb has hired Chris Lehane, who once</b> …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b>Markets around the world were crushed on Monday — dubbed China's "Black Monday"— which saw the Shanghai Composite Index fall around 8.5%, the biggest single-day collapse since 2007.<p><b>2.</b> Chinese stocks fell again on Tuesday, plunging more than 6%, though other markets in Asia appear to be …

This Man Is Alive Today Because Of Siri

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Virtual Reality

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

UAE allocates land for Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple

The Indian government has lauded a decision by the United Arab Emirates to allocate land for the building of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.<p>Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, currently on a two-day trip to the UAE, said in a tweet on Sunday, that he was thankful to the UAE government, …

North Korea blasts propaganda audio into South as U.S. military exercises start

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea blared propaganda audio messages across the border into South Korea on Monday -- the same day Seoul started military exercises with the United States and other countries.<p>Hours before, the North had threatened to "retaliate against the U.S. with tremendous …

Our Power Grid Is More Vulnerable to Space Weather Than We Thought

The Earth’s magnetic field – known as the “magnetosphere” – protects our atmosphere from the “solar wind.” That’s the constant stream of charged …

July 2015 was very likely Earth's hottest month on record

<b>UDPATE, Aug. 20, 12:15 p.m. ET:</b> Federal officials have confirmed that July 2015 was Earth's hottest month on record, smashing old marks.<p>Our original …

More U.S. companies moving away from traditional performance reviews

Lately a small but growing number of major U.S. companies, including Accenture, Adobe and Gap, have been saying goodbye to an annual rite of corporate life that employees and managers both love to hate: the traditional performance review.<p>Now General Electric, long considered Corporate America’s …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

5 things to know for your new day -- Tuesday, August 18

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rescue crews finally reach the site of a plane crash in Indonesia -- and find bodies. Active duty soldiers will become firefighters battling infernos in the West. And a hospital shuts down a pediatric surgery program after an alarming investigation by CNN.<p>It's Tuesday, and here are the five …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Turkey's nationalist opposition has rejected a coalition with the ruling AK party— setting the stage for yet more debilitating political gridlock.<p><b>2.</b> A hack of the US Internal Revenue Service is more extensive than the agency originally disclosed, with up to 334,000 victims' details affected.<p><b>3.</b> …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has revealed the name of the next version of Android - Marshmallow.</b> The mobile operating system follows a candy-centric naming system, and Android 6.0 will be no exception.<p><b>2. Facebook has revamped its "Notes" tool in an attempt to be your next blogging platform.</b> It now looks a lot more …

Major publisher retracts 64 scientific papers in fake peer review outbreak

Made-up identities assigned to fake e-mail addresses. Real identities stolen for fraudulent reviews. Study authors who write glowing reviews of their own research, then pass them off as an independent report.<p>These are the tactics of peer review manipulators, an apparently growing problem in the …

Journalism

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Ninja Jamm, Microsoft Translator, Dreamify, MSTY, Fallout Shelter, Down The Mountain, March of Empires and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not updates – …

Apps

Japan Considers Larger International Role for Military

Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, an additional 100 are …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Microsoft is reportedly investing in Uber.</b>It's raising a $1 billion round of funding that will value the company at $50 billion.<p><b>2. A group of German vehicle manufacturers has reportedly agreed to purchase Nokia HERE.</b> Uber had been in the running to buy the mapping service.<p><b>3. Photo-sharing app</b> …

Barnacles could help unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Investigators searching for clues about what caused the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to go down, and where, may have a surprising helper at their disposal: barnacles, those small crustaceans that attach themselves to things that dwell in the sea like whales or, well, airplane wreckage.<p>The …

Biology

5 Ways to Prepare for Disaster in a Startup

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startups are volatile. Prone to unexpected fluctuations in consumer interest, undocumented workflows, rising competitors and a myriad of financial complications, it’s no wonder why the majority of startups end up failing, even …

Entrepreneurship

The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico’s Drug War

Over the course of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the number of civilian deaths has been staggering. In Afghanistan, more than 26,000 civilians …

The Universe Might Be A Giant Hologram. Cue The Existential Crisis...

Is the world around us really just a trick of the eye?<p>Scientists have long believed the universe could be a giant hologram -- a two-dimensional realm that only <i>seems</i> to be three-dimensional -- and now a group of Viennese researchers have done the math to prove that such a scenario isn't quite as …

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Found: The Furthest Galaxy From Earth

A long time ago, this galaxy formed far, far away<p>More than 13 billion light years from our tiny planet, an ancient galaxy lurks. Named EGS-zs8-1, it’s an extremely luminous cluster of stars—and it’s the farthest galaxy we’ve ever seen.<p>EGS-zs8-1 was identified originally by images taken with the …