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How to become Mexican in 25 easy steps

<b>1.</b> Start every casual encounter with a “<i>buenos días</i>” (good day), “<i>buenas tardes</i>” (good afternoon), or “<i>buenas noches</i>” (good night). If in doubt, just …

Cinco de Mayo

The Human Impact Of The Industrial Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bruno Berthon is the managing director of digital strategy at Accenture.</i><p>Will digital technology be positive for workers and jobs? Amid today’s public debate about the consequences of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, along comes the industrial Internet of things (IIoT). …

Manufacturing

Whatever happened to the future?

<b>Whatever happened to interplanetary travel, hover cars, and hypersonic jets?</b><p>Once it seemed as if there were no limits to how far or fast we could travel, such were the leaps in technological development in the 19th and 20th Centuries.<p>Inventors dreamed up all sorts wonderful vehicles, from …

Spain's Podemos surges ahead in voter poll: El Pais | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - A poll published on Sunday showed that leftist upstart Podemos was again in the lead to win Spain’s next general election, which could result in the formation of party pacts, or even the country’s first coalition government.<p>The Metroscopia poll of 1000 people, published in the …

Why can’t you tickle yourself?

It’s almost impossible to get a laugh by self-tickling, says David Robson, and the reason why tells us surprising things about the brain and consciousness.<p>If you want to probe some of the great mysteries of the human mind, all you need is a duster and your feet. Sit back, take your shoes and socks …

University of Maryland

Paris Charlie Hebdo attack: as it happened, January 9

French police launch raids on two separate sieges at a kosher grocery in east Paris and Dammartin, north-east of the capital where the Charlie Hebdo suspects have reportedly been killed - latest updates<p><b>• French police launch assault on both sieges<br>• Charlie Hebdo suspects and grocery gunman reported</b> …

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 vs 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28! - Head 2 Head Ep. 60

Ford freezes Shelby GT350 to show the pony is practical

Expectations of practicality for a 500HP+ muscle car may not be everyone’s first concern, but Ford isn’t taking any chances when it comes to where …

Sports Cars

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

Death Valley

World Wonders

Travel Photography

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Travel Tuesday: Amazing Places You Can Swim With Sharks

Nothing sends ocean swimmers fleeing for shore faster than a fin sighting. The word "shark" alone is enough to scare most people, immediately calling to mind the menacing theme song for the movie <i>Jaws</i> -- and, of course, all the gruesome attack scenes therein. But some people look past the Shark …

America's Coolest Rooftop Bars (PHOTOS)

When the golden hour hits on summer evenings, a ritual unfolds in cities across America: cubicle dwellers rush for the exits; lines form waiting for elevators to open; and social media is flooded with images of backlit skyscrapers and bright cocktails. It's rooftop time.<p>The coolest rooftops, like …

Baby, Don't Buy Me Roses -- Take Me Somewhere New

Baby don't buy me roses. Take me somewhere new.<p>I'm single, and I guess I really like it. I feel free to roam and travel. To explore and adventure. To take cliche travel quotes and associate them to real experiences.<p>I haven't found the urge to find another "half" because I've felt "whole" as …

The science behind the D-Day landings

Seventy years ago one of the greatest amphibious assaults in military history was launched from the south coast of England.<p>Seven thousand vessels landed 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy within a few hours as part of the D-Day landings.<p>Rob Bell looks at the 'nuts and bolts' which made such …

D-Day: A Photo Gallery by David Burnett

Chinese Special Forces Take 1st, 2nd And 4th Place At 'Olympics' For Elite Warriors

For the second time in as many years, China took first place at the 6th annual Warrior Competition. The Snow Leopard Unit of the People's Armed Police (PAP) took first place, followed by the Sichuan PAP special force, and the Jordanian Royal Guard took third place. The Xinjiang PAP special force …

Alanya: The Scandinavian Secret for Beach Parties and ... Village Culture?

Apparently, all the Danish, Swedish, and Norwegians have been feasting, drinking, sun-soaking, castle-trotting, pirate ship-playing, and water-park slaying in the Southern beaches of Turkey.<p>Well, surrender the booty Vikings, I'm crashing this party!<p>When I started posting photos of on my Instagram, …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Motorcycle Photography, Part II

I once shot a billboard for Ducati with a penlight—and I was paid with a Hypermotard.<p>That got your attention didn’t it? Being a photographer is a lot like being a magician. Sometimes the best tricks are the simple ones, just done extremely well. Today I’m going to show you one of my motorcycle …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

10 Indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these 10 expressions are an essential addition to any vocabulary. You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in …

HTC’s new One revealed in a lengthy video — sports additional SD card storage

One overly-excited fan has already given us a full look at HTC’s next flagship smartphone.<p>Even though HTC isn’t officially announcing its new One smartphone until March 25, YouTube channel GadgetReviews has gotten its mitts on a developer version of the device and has wasted no time in uploading a …

Windows Phone 8.1 'Cortana' personal assistant will be powered by Foursquare

Microsoft’s $15 million investment in Foursquare will soon result in product changes in the coming months. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that the deal will be used for location data and services that are part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. The software maker is currently beta testing a …

The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …

8 DIY Lighting Accessories You Can Make

Think you need thousands of dollars for a great lighting setup? You don’t. We've picked three of the eight projects and made stop-action videos …