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'I'm not afraid – it seems safe!': China opens longest glass-bottomed bridge

The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar.<p>Measuring 430m (1,400ft) long and suspended 300m above the ground, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie …


The new Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 debuts at Pebble Beach

Is it coincidence that, just a few short weeks after Rolls-Royce shared its vision for the future of luxury personal transport, Mercedes-Maybach has opted to debut its own? Almost certainly. Then again Mercedes’ Maybach “division”, once a marque now just a badge (or at least until now), has reason …

Art Deco

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Angelina Jolie Pitt Opens Up About Raising Her Six Children, Her Mother's Death – and Giving Birth in Africa

brightcove.createExperiences(); All parents have nicknames for their kids that they use (and sometimes holler) around the family home – and Brad Pitt …

The $2.5 trillion Saudi Aramco IPO could undo Saudi Arabia's reform plans

But it is also planning a three-way listing for its state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. This conflicts slightly with Saudi Arabia's master plan to end its dependence on oil, which accounts for 77% of the country's revenue.<p>The kingdom could use the money from a Saudi Aramco sale to diversify its …


In Saudi Arabia, Obama Says U.S. Still Has 'Serious Concerns' on Iran

The U.S. continues to have "serious concerns" about Iran's behavior even after the watershed nuclear deal last year, President Barack Obama said Thursday during meeting hosted by Tehran's arch-rival Saudi Arabia.<p>While the agreement signed on July 14 had helped "cut off every single one of Iran's …

South Asia

How Saudi Arabia Turned Its Greatest Weapon on Itself

FOR the past half-century, the world economy has been held hostage by just one country: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vast petroleum reserves and untapped production allowed the kingdom to play an outsize role as swing producer, filling or draining the global system at will.<p>The 1973-74 oil embargo …


This Is Why You Have Gray Hair

Everyone gets them, and many people spend hundreds or even thousands to cover them up. Grey hair is one of the inevitable parts of getting older, but …


Obama: China cyber attacks 'unacceptable'

<b>US President Barack Obama has said that alleged Chinese cyber attacks are "not acceptable", ahead of a visit from Chinese leader Xi Jinping.</b><p>Several hacks on US institutions have been blamed on China, including one involving millions of government staff.<p>Mr Obama said the US needed to be more rapid …


Long-Lost GoPro Found After Falling From The Edge Of Space

2013 video of the Grand Canyon from space resurfaces, is awesome<p>In 2013, some friends attached a GoPro camera to a weather balloon, as was the fashion in those days. Encased in a 3D printed body, they drove to their launch site, 20 miles west of the Grand Canyon. The camera captured its journey on …

Grand Canyon

Trump on 'Tonight Show:' Will apologize 'if I'm ever wrong'

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Friday's "Tonight Show."<p>Host Jimmy Fallon asked him, playfully, if the billionaire developer and GOP presidential front-runner has ever apologized for anything.<p>"I fully think …

Donald Trump