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Along for Your Next Trip

En español | Luggage? Check. Wallet? Yep. Tech? You bet. The right high-tech companions can make your next trip smoother and more entertaining.<p>Of …

Gear & Gadgets

My top 10 surprises from a year full of California adventures

I’ve put in plenty of time as a California tourist over the years, but 2017 was different.<p>It was the year I finally stood up on a surfboard; tasted the explosive tang of an iced Tomales Bay oyster; rear-ended a luxury sedan near Charo’s house; found Bolinas; gobbled a Double-Double, animal style, …

California

Chick-fil-A Just Announced MORE Changes To Its Popular Menu. People Are Losing Their Minds

We love us some Chick-fil-A. We love its values, its nuggets, its sauce, and the fact that it’s closed on Sundays. Okay, let’s be honest — selfishly, …

Restaurants

A tiny island, created by a 2014 volcanic eruption, may provide clues to Mars’s past

Earth’s youngest bit of land is getting a new lease on life.<p>When an erupting volcano birthed an island in the Pacific Ocean in late 2014, scientists thought waves would erode away the island within just a few months. Instead, new data suggest it could stick around for up to 30 years, researchers …

Geophysics

Woman retakes Europe vacation photos in same spots 30 years later

<b>(CNN) —</b> You can't revisit the past, but thanks to modern photography, you can try to recreate it. Just ask Lisa Werner.<p>Back in the 1980s, Werner was a student at a German language school, and photographed her travels across Europe. Fast forward to 2017, and Werner returned to the Rhine River region …

Documentaries

The chilling reason Walt Disney World got rid of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs at some hotels

At some hotels in Walt Disney World, “Do Not Disturb” signs have checked out for good.<p>Walt Disney World DIS, -0.08% has removed the signs from the …

Walt Disney Company

There may be a volcano forming under New England, scientists warn

If you’re looking for a volcano there’s a number of places you’d probably check first, like Hawaii or even Yellowstone National Park, but new data …

Long-distance Flights Could Get Super Cheap in 2018 — Here’s Why

For the majority of passengers traveling for leisure, price is the most important factor when deciding which flight to book.<p>As airlines continue to …

The “True Size” Maps Shows You the Real Size of Every Country (and Will Change Your Mental Picture of the World)

We all understand, on some level, that as adults we must go back and correct the oversimplifications we learned as schoolchildren. But for a sense of …

Google Maps will soon tell you when it’s time to get off your train or bus

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey.<p>The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. These updates will appear in the Google Maps app and, …

Google Maps

Florida Set To Launch Country's First Private High-Speed Train Service

The country's first private high-speed rail service is opening this month in Florida, promising to transform congested South Florida highways by taking as many as 3 million cars off the road.<p>The ambitious $3 billion Brightline express project will run along the state's densest population corridor …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing a proposal going before lawmakers next week that would ban the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage.<p>The agribusiness giant asked a …

WATCH: This Is The First Thing Flight Attendants Notice About Passengers

By the time you make it to the airport, check your bag, make it through the security line, and actually set foot on the airplane, you may not be in …

This Neighborhood in Canada Looks Like Something Straight Out of a Holiday Movie

Across the world, towns and cities are festooning their streets with lights, decking their halls with holly, and hosting all kinds of holiday …

A brilliant visualization of population density across 9 cities

Here's a great graphic from LSE Cities that depicts population density in a much more granular and telling way than a simple summary statistic like people per square mile could:<p>One thing to note here is that while it's tempting to interpret the tall bars as indicating tall buildings, that's not …

Cities

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and …

Renewable Energy

The world’s most “liveable” cities

WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our …

Cities

Germany set to pay customers for electricity usage as renewable energy generation creates huge power surplus

German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity this weekend.<p>Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, …

Renewable Energy

The Most Beautiful Beaches in America

1 of 10<p>Half Moon Bay State Beach, CA<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii<p>3 of 10<p>Barefoot Beach, FL<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Table Rock Beach, …

Beaches

Tourism ‘takes a hit’ in Catalonia

Catalonia is Spain’s most-visited region, but tourism figures have seen a sharp drop this month, according to an industry lobby group.<p>Exceltur trade association says the north-eastern region is suffering and local business leaders and politicians appear to agree.<p>Councillor Agustí Colom told …

Kenya election official flees country and claims presidential vote will not be free

Roselyn Akombe issues statement from New York saying election scheduled for 26 October cannot be free and fair<p>A senior Kenyan electoral official has resigned and fled the country, in a new blow to the country’s presidential vote due to be held in eight days’ time.<p>Roselyn Akombe quit as a …

Africa

Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public

The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services<p>The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and …

Rights & Freedoms

What You Need to Know About China’s Biggest Political Shakeup In Years

In the dead of night, late last month, the enormous portrait of Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong that hangs over Beijing’s Forbidden City was …

China

Why Japan Wants Your Junk

There's treasure to be found in the world's trash.<p>For 30 years China has recycled more cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and old computers than any other nation. By doing so, it's saved millions of tons of resources and indirectly funded thousands of recycling programs and companies globally. But …

Google, Bacardi, and others step up to help Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico continues to hang on by a thread after the island was devastated by two massive hurricanes back-to-back, leaving its residents without power, food, and clean drinking water, many big companies are stepping in to help.<p>Google (GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the company …

Caribbean

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

Europe

Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago the center of a multibillion-dollar tech industry

Cities across America are trying to lure technology startups, with the hopes of becoming the next Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, or Silicon Forest.<p>Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, thinks his city has an edge in one particular part of the startup scene: health tech. Healthcare technology is a sweeping …

Rahm Emanuel

Seattle retains title of hottest housing market in the country with Portland right behind

Seattle home values continue to skyrocket, rising at a rate of more than double the national average in July.<p>According to the latest installment of …

Real Estate