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Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

PARIS (AP) — "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

US snow: Plane skids off New York runway

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1150000/1150229_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753763_e0b574e06e66c9df7a61189ecc870034<p><b>A passenger airliner has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City, as a major winter storm bears down on a large part of the …

How Indonesia carries out the death penalty: rules of execution

Photograph: Darma Semito/AAP<p>Dozens of police guards leave Indonesia’s prison on Nusa Kambangan at Wijayapura Port, where Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are scheduled to be executed by firing …

Did stinky conditions create tons of gold?

The Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa holds the world’s largest gold deposits. But how did it get there?<p>Some 40 percent of the precious metal that …

Geology

How Crossy Road made $1 million from video ads

“The whole project was an experiment,” <i>Crossy Road</i> co-creator Andrew Sum tells me. “We had no idea how the game would perform.”<p>By most measures, the …