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50 Best Things to Do in Georgia: See Rock City, the original Disneyland

Photograph courtesy of Rock City Gardens<p>Yes, you must “See Rock City” on Lookout Mountain. Part natural treasure and part retro amusement park, it …

Walt Disney Company

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

Space Travel

Facial recognition technology: Is Orwell’s fiction our reality?

Talks on a code of practice for facial recognition technology have fallen apart in the US. So, who is watching us and why?<p>Smartphones can track our movements, credit cards have a record of our purchases, and now, thanks to advances in facial recognition technology, companies and governments will …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Al-Qaeda

13 ways successful people think differently from everyone else

The world’s most successful people have one thing in common: They think differently from everyone else.<p>In his best-selling book, “How Successful …

Success

‘The police didn’t see Deen as a victim despite blood pouring out of his head’

One August evening, in Brue Close, a housing estate in Weston-super-Mare, police and emergency services were called to No 39. Two police cars, a police van, a dog and several officers arrived. They saw a crowd of hostile white adults, “an angry mob” and a middle-aged black man standing in his front …

Sociology

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

Esurance (with Walter White!)

From the sexiest cheeseburger you've ever seen, to a flashback of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel trying to decode the Internet, here is a look at this year's Super Bowl ads.<p><b>Super Bowl advertisements</b> have always sold at a premium on the promise of reaching a worldwide, captive audience. Captive, in …

Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

Greek coalition braces for debt showdown as Germany rattles sabre

Markets have yet to grasp that the rift between EU creditors and Greece's firebrand premier Alexis Tspiras is 'so large as to be unbridgeable', warns Nomura<p>The new Greece of Alexis Tsipras will run out of money by early March. It will then face a series of escalating crunch points that will end in …

Europe

Why everything we know about inflation could be wrong

It's considered the most important economic statistic of them all. So why are we struggling to measure inflation data?<p>The UK's statistical watchdog has carried out an <b>independent evaluation</b> of the way we measure our consumer price data.<p>After 18 months, the man leading the review, Paul Johnson of the …

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Austerity has clearly failed. So why don’t they ditch it?

Now we know for sure George Osborne’s economic plan has failed, even on its own account. For all the self-congratulation about credit-fuelled growth, the recession in wages goes on. Four years into the coalition, most people’s living standards are still falling. Last week it seemed as though pay …

Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

'Dating' vs. 'Married': How Text Messages Change Over Time

A lot evolves between the first year of coupledom and the ones that follow—including references to "home," "dinner," and "love."<p>So many loves start with a "hey." A tentative "hey." A hopeful "hey." And more often than ever that "hey" is not spoken, but sent through a text message.<p>That first "hey," …

Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 6:30 pm, August 31, 2014 in Fun London<p><i>Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets</i> …

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10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …