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Bubble Trouble: Warning Of Prosecco Shortage

A leading producer warns the world's favourite fizz has been hit by a bad harvest, which could send prices soaring.

GE uses holograms and the industrial internet to make wind farms 20% more efficient

The secret to generating more electricity from wind turbines may not rest in better blade designs but in better communication between those turbines …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Russia's economy to contract 0.7% in 2015: World Bank

AFP<p>Moscow (AFP) - The World Bank on Tuesday predicted that Russia's economy would shrink by 0.7 percent in 2015, but warned that the contraction would be worse if oil prices were to keep sliding.<p>The World Bank said its forecast is based on a scenario of crude prices averaging at $78 in 2015. But if …

Former CIA Director Braces for 'Torture Report'

Anticipating a Tuesday release of a report from the Senate Intelligence Committee, Michael Hayden said it's is as if the agency "has been tried and convicted in absentia."<p>Former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden on Sunday rejected accusations that the agency lied about its use of …

CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies

U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs. So the CIA is offering to help erase those targets.<p>The CIA …

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Lagoa Do Fogo Is The Hike You Must Add To Your Bucket List

São Miguel Island has no shortage of gorgeous natural scenery. But Lagoa do Fogo might take the cake for the most stunning spot around.<p>Lagoa do Fogo (aka "Lake of Fire") is a crater lake at the center of São Miguel Island in Azores, Portugal. It sits within the Agua de Pau stratovolcano.<p>While São …

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.<p>Courtesy

National Parks

Wharariki Beach Will Make You Want To Go To New Zealand ASAP

If you weren't already dying to visit New Zealand, here's yet another reason to head to one of the most gorgeous places on Earth.<p>Wharariki Beach, located on the northwestern coast of New Zealand's South Island, is an incredible sight. Wildlife, caves, cliffs and the iconic Archway Islands all draw …

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China's Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China's Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion …

Upper West Side Penthouse by TCA

This Upper West Side Penthouse got a major gut renovation with the help of Turett Collaborative Architects (TCA). With panoramic views of New York …

Do You Know How To Get Pregnant? (Seriously...)

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>If you ask a group of women between the ages of 18 and 40 how to <i>avoid</i> getting pregnant, chances are, you'll get a long …

Three Dream Stays in South America

Whether you’re exploring the Galápagos or visiting glaciers, South America is just the place to unplug from routine life.<p><b>Consider staying at one of these lodges for a truly unforgettable nature experience:</b><p><i>■</i> <b>Galápagos Safari Camp:</b> Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador <b></b>(<i>from $500, including meals and …

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A Houston Residence Breaking the Neighborhood Mold

StudioMET Architects designed this single family home in central Houston, Texas, on a 5,400 square foot lot. The McDuffie Residence is surrounded by …

T HOUSE: A Modern Country Retreat in Quebec

Designed for a busy urban Montreal family, T HOUSE offers the family a retreat in the country in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Natalie Dionne …

A Modular Console Table Named Iggy

Rarely do we come home empty-handed so everyone needs some kind of dumping ground near the front door, but who says it has to be an ugly piece of …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

Why Turmeric Might Just Be The Healthiest Spice Of All Time

<i>Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC, and the creator of Be Well By Dr.</i> …

A guide to the eateries of Hong Kong

How many kinds of restaurants are there in Hong Kong? How much time do you have? How big is your appetite? What is your gastronomic interest? Getting the idea? Hong Kong is entrepot to the world. And so it is restaurateur to the world.<p>Hotel Restaurants<p>Many of the best and oldest restaurants in Hong …

Remote South Pacific islands you can visit (without a sailboat)

Have you ever wanted to get way, way - and perhaps even one extra 'way' - off the beaten path? The vast Pacific ocean presents no shortage of opportunities for those seeking isolation. If you don't know your aft from your starboard, these five island nations are about as far as you can go - no …

Explore every day

Make every day an adventure in 2018<p>Check out our best solo travel safety tips, with content taken from our new Solo Travel Handbook.<p>Going solo<p>In 2018, we’re encouraging people to rethink their perception of travel: to find adventure in the everyday, discover new experiences and make more meaningful …

Planning your dream Himalayan trip

For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur. Here dramatic forested gorges rise to skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks through a landscape that ranges from high-altitude desert to dripping rhododendron forest. …

Braving the 'Iron Ways': a beginner's guide to climbing Italy's Vie Ferrate

With their sculpted peaks, pinnacles and towers of rock, Italy’s eastern Dolomites are the most beautiful corner of the Alps. The architect Le Corbusier called the rocky amphitheatre ‘the most beautiful architecture in the world’, Unesco granted them world heritage status in 2009, and ever since …