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Infographic: Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City

It has been twenty years since the demolition of the Kowloon Walled City. To mark this, the South China Morning Post has created an info-graphic that …

10 things you need to know today

<b>Pfizer wants to buy Allergan for up to $380 per share</b>. "Pfizer Inc.'s talks to acquire Allergan Plc in a $150 billion deal that would see the US drug giant redomicile in Ireland accelerated on Wednesday, as the US Treasury prepared to clamp down further on such tax inversions," Reuters' Greg …

Markets

Mattel and Google teamed up to make VR kid friendly, and they got pretty darn close

Mattel thinks it’s cracked the code to making virtual reality kid friendly.<p>The 70-year-old toy company, under the guidance of Google, released its Cardboard-powered View-Master on Friday. After going hands-on with the nostalgic headset this week, we’ve reached a verdict.<p>For tech-savvy parents, kid …

Virtual Reality

Google announces event to be held on September 29th!

Google has been up to some big things in the past few months, including playing around with the very ABC’s that structure the company and announcing Android 6.0. Rumors and leaks have been flowing freely as well, of new Nexus products and even a second Chromecast. While we don’t know <i>exactly</i> what …

Mobile Technology

Obama Goes to Prison: First Sitting President to View a Federal Prison Bed

President Obama became the first sitting president to set his eyes on federal prison beds during his visit to El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday. The president made the stopover as he continues to rally for prison reform.<p>As he toured the medium security prison, which houses 248 inmates …

Criminal Justice

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

If the Fed doesn’t hike rates, it will be due to one of these charts

Slide 1 of 5<p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — In a speech delivered Friday afternoon, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen laid out the conditions that …

When Life Overwhelms, This Group Lends A Healthy Hand

Ella Barnes-Williams is dealing with a lot right now.<p>For starters, her government-subsidized house in Northeast Washington, D.C., leaks when it rains. She points at a big brown splotch on the ceiling.<p>"It's like mold, mold, mold all over," she says. "I've got to clean that now 'cause that just came …

Health Care

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

The world greets newborn babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to disease-causing microbes. Babies can deftly parry exposures to …

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Board any city bus in Portugal's second-largest municipality, Porto, and you've got free Wi-Fi. More than 600 city buses and taxis have been fitted with wireless routers, creating what's touted as the biggest Wi-Fi-in-motionnetwork in the world.<p>The service not only provides commuters with free …

Telecoms

Google Confirms Plans for Wireless Service

Can Chinese Cities Turn Around Pollution in Time?

China became a mostly urban country in 2011, the service sector became the biggest in 2013, and in 2015 Chinese cities will try to reverse negative …

Young Black Hole Had Monstrous Growth Spurt

A black hole that grew to gargantuan size in the Universe's first billion years is by far the largest yet spotted from such an early date, …

Google Plans New Headquarters, and a City Fears Being Overrun

U.S. economy’s growth not touching all the bases

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A rising tide is supposed to lift all boats, but some are still lagging behind even as the U.S. economy makes rapid …

Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Immigration is a subject of intense political debate but it is also the subject of great art. For centuries, American writers and performers of all backgrounds have grappled with what it means to cross land and water — sometimes by choice, sometimes not — to take up life in a new world.<p>On Feb. 24, …

National Geographic Travel

Economy

What Will Soar and Fail in Tech and Business This Year

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>No one does predictions like Mark Anderson, whose forecasts about the intersection of the economy and technology are closely followed in Silicon Valley. He has a global view of what’s the next big thing and place along an eye for hot products and …

Bill Gates

5 Best Energy Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating More

STUFF YOU MAY LIKE<p>Energy boosting foods are like supplements that our body sometimes need to properly function.<p>But it seems only a few actually know …

Nutrition

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

UK should stay in EU, Goldman Sachs president says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1140000/1140229_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1515063856_5dab6e909ccb9ccdaccfc285684a5237<p><b>The president of Goldman Sachs has said Britain should stay in the EU to ensure London remains a "great financial capital of the world".</b><p>Gary Cohn …

Elon Musk: Hyperloop test track planned by entrepreneur

<b>An ambitious plan to build a transport system that could theoretically travel at speeds of up to 700 miles per hour has taken a step closer to reality.</b><p>Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted he would build a test track for his Hyperloop "most likely in Texas".<p>He provided few details about …

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger

Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.<p>It was sunny and the trees had just started to sprout leaves the day I quit my job to travel. As a contract administrator for a shipping company, I’d spent 2012 working in a windowless …

Employment

The Best and Worst Stocks of 2014

It was a good year to be in the stock market -- but the spoils were not evenly shared. Here's a look at the hottest and coldest stocks of 2014.<p>Hot: …

Photographer Documents the Rapidly Disappearing Paddy Fields of Yunnan, China

Yunnan, China is home to some of the most beautiful rice paddy fields in the world. The traditional agriculture fields are sprawling in size and are …

Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1133000/1133342_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1512565025_f0e4a5550178c6d666246aefe2979fcb<p><b>The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being</b> …