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How to fix Facebook's News Feed

Facebook’s News Feed is broken! Facebook is only showing me stupid stuff! My News Feed is boring! Facebook is lame! The News Feed is useless!<p>If any of those exclamations sound familiar, this quick guide is for you and your friends. Most articles about “fixing” and “improving” the News Feed focus on …

Top 10 eats: munch your way through Morocco

Morocco is home to one of the world’s greatest and most diverse cuisines. Making the most of seasonal ingredients, dishes are a mix of cultural influences forged over the centuries, including Berber, Jewish, Arab and French. They say the best traditional Moroccan food is served at home, so eat with …

A moral deficit

WEIGHED down by debt and running out of cash, Chaori Solar emerged this year as an unlikely poster child for all that was going right with the …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

48 hours in Milan

News flash: Italy was not cryogenically frozen six centuries ago, and Milan is the pulse-quickening proof. After all, visitors flock here not only for La Scala opening nights and Leonardo da Vinci's <i>Last Supper</i>, but also for spring and fall fashion weeks, chic designer showrooms and modern art …

10 idioms only Italians understand

1. In bocca al lupo / In culo alla balena | In the wolf’s mouth / In the whale’s ass<p>These two expressions for good luck are well-known throughout …

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"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

Images reveal the most Antarctic ice on record and the Aral Sea before it dried up.<p>Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years.<p><b>The</b> …

How Your Pets See The World

Treat. Hydrant. Dog butt.<p>Do you ever wish you could see the world from the eyes of your chihuahua, or your kitty, or your mini-pig? You could try crawling around on all fours to get a sense of these animals’ perspectives–or, you could equip your pet with a PetCam, as photographer and animal lover …

‘He Taught Them How To Twist Ass,’ And Other ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Chinese Mistranslations

Mistranslation humor is my favorite thing, so when it came out last week that <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>‘s box office, or should I say, INTERPLANETARY UNUSUAL ATTACKING TEAM‘s box office, could be suffering in China due to poorly-translated subtitles, I was really hoping someone would dig up some …

Sweden widens search for 'Russian submarine'

Stealth ships push south through Stockholm archipelago as Netherlands deny Kremlin claim that the craft is Dutch<p>Sweden widened its naval search on Monday for a suspected Russian submarine that intruded close to its capital, as Latvia's foreign minister warned its presence in the Baltic Sea could be …

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Best value destinations for 2015

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch this year’s travel budget until it oozes contentment.<p>1. Tunisia<p>Low prices had just begun to lure travellers back to Tunisia, but a terrorist attack in the capital on March 18 has dealt a blow to the tourism industry’s recovery. …

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

China denies backing iCloud hack

<b>The Chinese government has denied reports that it was involved in an attempt to steal user data from iCloud accounts within the country.</b><p>According to campaign website greatfire.org the service was subjected to a "man in the middle" (MITM) attack.<p>It took the form of a false website placed between the …

This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash …

Ring: the film that frightened me most

My Uncle Vince will tell you that the scariest film I’ve ever seen is Return to Oz. This is purely because, when he took me to see it in 1985, I immediately embarked upon such a sustained series of full-volume terror-fits that we were forced to leave halfway though. I was four years old. Who takes …

This Is The 'Most Dangerous Road' In The World

Daredevils are always up for something scary when they travel, whether it involves doing a handstand on a sheer cliff, going rope jumping on a Greek isle or "just" zip lining over a pit of alligators.<p>But there's something scarier than doing any of those activities, and it involves something most …

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Ever since the Wright Brothers first launched their rickety creations into the skies, humanity has been obsessed with flying. Collectively we've honored engineers for their innovative designs, allowing aircraft to soar high or go faster, and celebrated the achievements of pilots like Lindbergh and …

Six Surprises About German Life (Including the Baths)

Last week, the New York Times published a story about Stuart Emmrich's experience at the famous baths of Baden Baden -- an experience that my fellow Frankfurt ex-pats and I hilariously related to.<p>On a personal level, it reminded me of the first time I visited the naked baths of Bad Homburg, a …

Former F1 champion Prost says Mercedes can be beaten in 2015

Former world champion Alain Prost has warned Mercedes that its domination of Formula 1 could end as early as next year.<p>The Frenchman, who is an …

Transgender troops seek end to US military taboo

"It's quite a common pathway for people who are gender conflicted, trying to fix what we see is wrong with us, and see the military as the way of doing that," Major Harding said.<p>She was speaking at an unprecedented gathering of transgender troops from foreign armies in Washington, sharing their …

10 key takeaways from Apple’s expectation-crushing earnings call

Apple surpassed analysts’ expectations with $42.1 billion in revenue in the back-to-school season, buoyed by unprecedented iPhone sales and surprisingly strong demand for Macs.<p>While breaking down the Q4 2014 numbers during today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri offered …

Have People Stopped Upgrading Their iPads?

The reason why sales are shrinking appears to be pretty obvious. There isn't a good reason to own three Apple gadgets — a Mac, iPhone, and iPad — when a combination of just two of them will do. And now that iPhones come with larger screens, there's even less of a reason to buy an iPad along with it.<p>…

Two Years After Hurricane Sandy Hit the U.S., What Lessons Can We Learn From the Deadly Storm?

In an era of extreme weather, we have to keep the risk of weather disasters in the front of our minds, author says.<p>Next week marks the second anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S history. Superstorm Sandy killed 147 people, left millions without power, and smashed records: lowest …

Top Gear number plate row: Argentina complains to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador visits BBC to demand public apology about Jeremy Clarkson's 'entirely false accusations' after Top Gear number plate row<p>Argentina’s ambassador to the UK has made a formal complaint to the BBC about Jeremy Clarkson’s “provocative behaviour” in the recent <b>Top Gear</b> special, and demanded a …

Ask Gary Anderson: Should F1 have closed cockpits? - F1 - Autosport Plus

<b>Many can see the benefits of closed cockpits in F1. What is your view?</b><i><br>Will Tyson, via Twitter</i><p>I would rather change the question around and give you …

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